A seminar themed ‘Developing Agile Business Applications – Are You Ready?’ was conducted by Kingslake, Dialog and Progress on Tuesday 24th of November 2015 before a large gathering of CEO’s and CIO’s from diverse industry segments at Waters Edge, Battaramulla.
Due to rapidly changing market conditions, business leaders face the challenge of implementing innovative strategies quickly to achieve success.
The seminar focused on modern application development to fulfil this need.
Speaking on today’s agile applications S Dharmavasan, Chairman of Kingslake explained that consumers access services using a plethora of devices, with an ‘I want it now!’ mentality.
Striving to meet such targets, businesses need to adapt and evolve with the current environment by iterating their customer facing software applications on a daily basis.
As such, business leaders need to understand that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work.
To stay ahead of competition businesses need to develop high quality software by embracing agile application development.
As agile processes are highly collaborative, iterative and focused on rapid and repeatable delivery of software, the benefits of “going agile” far outweigh the costs.
Further elaborating on this Benjamin Wong, Channels Director APJ, Progress, spoke on how Progress enables businesses to rapidly develop and deliver applications that deliver customer value with its portfolio of technology solutions for application development and deployment, PaaS, Business Rules Management (BRMS), content management and digital experience and data connectivity and integration.
Kingslake’s CTO Damian Fernando gave the audience an in-depth insight into building apps on many different agile development platforms.
SmartApps.lk, a cloud-based platform enables Rapid Application Development (RAD) and deployment of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications accessible from both mobile and web (www.smartapps.lk).
Telerik® Platform provides an end-to-end mobile application development solution that optimizes application development, deployment, management and analysis across Android, iOS and Windows devices.
Telerik® Sitefinity™ CMS and Digital Experience Cloud (DEC) are the popular content management and customer analytics platforms.
Progress® Corticon®, a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) that allows the automation of decision making in core business processes.
Progress DataDirect®, is a high performance and secure data connectivity solution to manage and integrate data across relational, Big Data and cloud data sources.
Venura Mendis, General Manager Products and Service Innovation – Dialog Axiata expressed his views on Dialog’s role in the AppDev Ecosystem in Sri Lanka with Ideamart, the next generation of smart applications and how Dialog engages with the wider community to drive innovation.
Dialog has been assisting industries to develop apps on the cloud using locally hosted state-of-the-art infrastructure and managed access to its telco assets.
In addition, Dialog Data Centres help customers reduce service overheads by hosting their applications securely, without compromising on speed and cost.
The event concluded with refreshments giving the invitees an opportunity to network and exchange ideas.
Information on the solutions showcased
SmartApps – a cloud-based platform that enables Rapid Application Development (RAD) and deployment of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications accessible from both mobile and web.
All you need is a browser and an internet connection with no additional software installation required. SmartApps gives you the opportunity to turn your application ideas into a reality anytime anywhere rapidly.
Telerik® Platform- the only platform that combines a rich set of UI tools with powerful cloud services to develop mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows devices.
Telerik Platform® enables developers to build, connect, test, deploy and analyse cross-platform mobile apps using any development approach (web, hybrid or native).
Telerik® Sitefinity™ CMS and Digital Experience Cloud are content management and customer analytics platforms that help businesses build engaging websites, convert and retain customers across the entire customer lifecycle.
Sitefinity DEC also enables organizations to track, analyse and shape every step of the customer journey.
Progress® DataDirect® – a high-performance data connectivity solution for enterprises needing to better manage and integrate data across relational, Big Data and cloud data sources.
It provides proven, high-performance connectivity despite demanding data migration, integration and management scenarios.
Progress® Corticon® – a business rules management system (BRMS) that improves productivity and reduces costs.
It is the catalyst for agile operational decision making in core business processes.
Companies leveraging on Progress Corticon® are seeing significant gains in both business operations and IT agility.
In 2015, Progress and Telerik products and solutions were included for the second consecutive year in Gartner Magic Quadrants for Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS), Mobile App Dev Platforms (MADP), and Web Content Management (WCM).