Platform Engineering

We regularly write about our technical experiences (good and bad) and what we're learning from the market.

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An Open Letter on Opening Up

Posted by Alan King on 12 March 2019

platforms, mental health, stress, wellbeing, work life balance, feedback, soft skills, support

Introduction

My colleagues here in Platform Engineering have written some excellent blog posts previously in regards to technologies, methodologies and best practices. When I was thinking of a topic to address in this blog post, I decided to talk about something that is finally starting to get exposure and become less...

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Empowering Business with a Platform Architecture Approach

Posted by Graeme Perrins on 26 October 2018

Architecture, platforms, strategy

Deloitte Platform Engineering has built experience and knowledge of delivering complex solutions that span organisational domains. These large scale, cross domain solutions bring added complexities to delivery. Our experience shows that by taking a different view to the problem you can deliver more than just a...

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It's the Autonomy, Stupid!

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 23 August 2017

Microservices, platforms, api, innovation, agility, culture

We make companies feel young again by helping them move faster, to be more nimble and creative. Many factors go into “feeling young” and all of them lie in that nexus of forces that are changing the way business and technology work together. The scale and the breadth of change can be bewildering but a closer look...

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PaaS: Only a Part of The Composable Enterprise

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 26 September 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise

Is PaaS the secret sauce for the Composable Enterprise? Certainly Warner Music Group and their CTO Jonathan Murray have put a lot of effort into using CloudFoundry as the container for applications in their new enterprise. But I think PaaS is only one side of the coin.

Krish Subramanian as the Director of OpenShift...

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The Digital Enterprise Shift

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 10 September 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise

Continuing my series on the Composable Enterprise I’m looking at how different thought-leaders and organizations perceive the shift from our current methods of doing business to the digital platforms that will drive future, more agile businesses. This week I cover the “The Digital Enterprise Shift”, a whitepaper...

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Composable Capabilities on Demand

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 28 August 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise

My last post on the Composable Enterprise gave an overview of Jonathan Murray’s manifesto. While this is leading edge stuff, it is by no means new. We’ve been aiming for composable architectures for many decades now, going back to DCE and CORBA and perhaps even earlier. This speaks to how difficult the challenge is...

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The Composable Enterprise

Posted by Admin on 14 August 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise, belief

Fifty-five percent of businesses are under threat from digital disruption. An MIT CISR Research Report that landed in my inbox this morning reports that out of a sample of 105 senior executives that attended a recent workshop on digital business models, 55% assess their business as being in the "red zone"—significant...

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Incremental Change

Posted by Admin on 02 July 2014

platforms, belief

A billion dollars used to be a lot of money. These days it can buy you a small social network, a sports team or perhaps a high profile IT project disaster. ComputerWorld's round-up of top IT disasters for 2013 leads with the Healthcare.gov debacle, but Australia proves its world-class chops with the Queensland Health...

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Platforms Beat Monoliths

Posted by Admin on 25 June 2014

Architecture, platforms, belief

IT goes through cycles—fat clients vs thin clients, centralised mainframes vs distributed computing. These tend to be areas where the costs and benefits of either end of the spectrum are difficult to discriminate between the alternatives. It takes time for the industry to settle on an equilibrium position, and quite...

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The Benefits of A Layered Architecture

Posted by Admin on 11 June 2014

Architecture, platforms, belief

Perhaps the number one problem in enterprise IT is 'change'—how to handle it and how to keep up with a changing world. Gartner says that "IT organizations' application strategies often aren't dynamic enough to handle changes in technology."

We spend a lot of time, effort and money building systems which (if we're...

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