Upgrade, Re-Platform or Cloud Wash ERPs for Mobile Apps

Upgrade, Re-Platform or Cloud Wash ERPs for Mobile Apps

August 29, 2018 0 Comments
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As demand for digital experiences strains enterprise systems, how can you deliver on the need for high productivity across traditional IT and modern app delivery teams?

Technology continues to open up new touchpoints for users to interact with – it’s not just desktop and mobile experiences that you need to create, but digital experiences on watches, delivered over voice, through chatbots or utilizing AR/VR are all part of the growing mix. As the demand for these kinds of interactions grows among employees and consumers, many enterprise teams and systems are being put to the test.

One key reason legacy systems may struggle to keep up with new expectations and technologies is that they are monolithic in nature. Monolithic platforms can require the whole system to be taken down for upgrades or to re-platform in order to apply updates, severely limiting agility and increasing the risk of costly interruption to core services. And lifting and shifting systems to the cloud, or cloud washing, does not change their ability to scale out.

Modern serverless cloud backends with enterprise abstraction capabilities are designed to solve this problem. They handle all the work of setting up infrastructure and services, enabling organizations to be nimble and make incremental changes with the frequency that today’s technology environment demands. Teams operating out of a cloud-native backend are free to focus on developing features their users will love and can stop worrying about connecting all the dots in the backend.

Most organizations would like to gain this level of agility, but are limited by their existing systems and processes. The question then becomes: How can you digitize your enterprise assets operating on legacy systems so that they gain the benefits of a modern serverless backend?

It might seem like you have to rip-and-replace and start over from scratch – this idea is a non-starter for many enterprises – but there is a much simpler solution. By implementing a serverless cloud backend like Progress Kinvey that sits on top of your existing system, you can immediately take advantage of the advantages of serverless without disrupting your legacy systems of record. This strategy gives you the ability to support the experiences your users are asking for from day one, and gradually move more and more of your business processes to the cloud over time.

Join Sumit Sarkar, Chief Research Officer at Progress, as he dives into this in session he led at the recent Mobile + IoT Summit. In this on-demand webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The digital experience landscape today, from mobile to voice to AR
  • Challenges in enterprise modernization journeys including options to upgrade or re-platform
  • How to take advantage of cloud-native architecture today

Progress Kinvey is an industry leading serverless cloud backend that’s designed to give developers the tools they need to meet the needs of modern enterprise mobility. To learn more about Kinvey you can contact us here, or feel free to give it a try.

You can view the entire webinar at the link below.

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Sumit Sakar

Sumit Sarkar

Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with over 10 years experience working in the data connectivity field. The world's leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit's interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending technology for its analysis; business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms; and data connectivity for aPaaS environments, with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others. 

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