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Posted on 11 October, 2019 by Vijay Kalidindi

4 Key Strategies to Manage Stakeholder Alignment for Application Success

One of the recurring challenges we see in software development is getting stakeholders, developers and project members in different areas of the business to agree the business objectives and priorities for an application. In this blog, I am going to share 4 common strategies we adopt to manage alignment amongst stakeholders to ensure application success.

Posted on 28 August, 2019 by Jeremy Ford

AWS CloudFormation Script for Automated ECS Instance Update to Latest AMI

To enhance general security it’s vital to keep virtual machines patched and always running the latest version of required software. But how do you know when an update is available or should be done? And following figuring that out - there is the process of determining the best way to roll the update out.

This AWS CloudFormation template helps you deploy an inline Lambda function that can be used to automatically update ECS Cluster EC2 Instances to the latest AMI as soon as they become available.

Posted on 20 June, 2019 by Simon McCabe

Building an Ecosystem for Automation Success

Customer Experience and Streamlined Operations are at the heart of every progressive business. Competition is increasing, as is a customer’s expectation of their digital experience. Their judgement of your service capability is based on the efficiency with which they can interact, the knowledge and insights they can derive and the relevance and personalisation they experience.

So to deliver on all these customer expectations, and keep process efficiency in check, we see automation as playing a central role. And while its role is central, its execution almost always is not. So in this blog we’re going to attempt to demystify some of the elements of automation.

Posted on 28 May, 2019 by Amit Vishnoi & Riaan Ingram

Key Ingredients for a Holistic Data Strategy

Five years ago a data warehouse was a one stop shop for all of your data and analytics needs. The types and sources of data a business has access to has grown exponentially in this time though and businesses need to expand their data strategy beyond the data warehouse if they want to use their data for intelligent decision making, competitive advantage and business growth. In this blog we’re going to discuss the key ingredients you need for a holistic data strategy.