How micro services are breaking down the enterprise monoliths

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The age of the monolith has ended. Massive enterprise architectures of the past two decades are collapsing under their own weight, their convoluted halls obsolete.

Amazon was the first company to take large monolith system and deconstruct it into micro services. Netflix soon followed and deconstructed its behemoth software stack, seeking a more agile model that could keep up with two million daily API requests from more than 800 different device types. Forward-thinking companies like...

By Natalie Lambert, 16 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why enterprise software is worse than the DMV

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The pains of the DMV are endless. And given how brutal it can be, I’m sure I’m not alone when I admit that I postpone making the trip to the DMV for as long as I can – I have since I was 16 and I don’t foresee that changing anytime soon.

The preparation involved when visiting the DMV is exhausting in and of itself. I have to schedule time away from my usual duties. I have to gather all of the necessary paperwork. I even have to mentally prepare myself for...

By Natalie Lambert, 23 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

These five processes are shockingly slow in enterprises – but shouldn’t be

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Enterprises are still struggling to complete some of the most basic functions, despite new technologies that claim to simplify workflows, provide better access to information, and accelerate approval processes.

Simple, common tasks that all companies need to do – opening a new job, onboarding a new employee, following up on customer requests, or approving an expense report – should be much quicker and easier. The problem lies with outdated software that pulls...

By Natalie Lambert, 28 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.