You might think that as we become increasingly reliant upon technology in our everyday lives, any business would be keen to embrace the technological future in order to communicate better with its customers and improve profitability. However, research last year from the CBI and IBM (http://www.cbi.org.uk/news/digital-divide-among-uk-business-is-holding-back-the-economy/) reveals that there’s a growing digital divide emerging in the UK economy with a little over half of all companies embracing the digital economy…Read More
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From being a purely American phenomenon, the idea of Black Friday sales has rapidly caught on elsewhere in the last few years. 2016 saw Black Friday sales in the UK reach their highest level for two years (AUTHORITY URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4007712/Black-Friday-sales-reached-highest-level-two-years.html) with more than £1.2 billion being spent online alone) Black Friday represents a pre-Christmas boost for retailers and a useful extension to the holiday shopping period. But the success of their…Read More
Unlock the Potential of your Applications & Data
When dealing with customers, partners and suppliers, organisations want a complete picture of their interactions. Many organisations take a CRM system as their 1st point of Interaction. To get the ideal single view, the CRM system may need to interact with many backend databases and systems of record. The problem that is encountered is that to make a change in one of the databases or systems of record, requires a change in…Read More
APIS, multi-tiered application architecture and Microservices- An Investigation
Author: John Ormerod Date: August 2016 Contents Introduction 3 What is the Problem? 3 Case Study 4 What is a Multi-tier Architecture? 5 Why is a multi-tier architecture so effective? 6 What is a Microservice? 8 Why Use Microservices? 8 Monolithic applications 8 Characteristics of a Microservice 9 How do Microservices and a Multi-tiered Architecture Fit Together? 9 Re-use and Change when using an API-led Tiered Architecture…Read More