As woes mount for indie app developers trying to make the economics work, there's at least one area that is still flourishing for those with development skills: Internal business applications. A recent Salesforce Research survey found that 79% of IT departments surveyed were developing their own applications, with many focused on employee productivity.

Salesforce provided some of the key datapoints in the below infographic, and the full report is also available. Have you embarked on building an app for your company? I'd love to hear how it went: Email me at, or Tweet at us at @DevProConnect.