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The Story Points Handbook

There’s good reason why story points are a bit of a conundrum for many people. For one thing, the scrum guide mentions estimation, but gives no reference to story points and how they…

When Should You Modernize Legacy Software?

Knowing when to modernize applications is a critical decision for business makers. Software modernization is, after all, an expensive process. Knowing what to modernize, when and how are critical factors for maximizing your return-on-investment (ROI) and avoiding waste. In our experience, there are… Four primary

The Top 5 Benefits of Modernizing Legacy Systems in Your Company

Modernizing legacy systems is a hot topic. Businesses are gravitating towards modernization as a possible investment to their systems, especially as they’re struggling with legacy platforms. The benefits of modernization are often viewed through one of two lenses: operational improvement or competitive differentiation. Let’s further

Essential Tools and Methods for Legacy Application Modernization

We talked about cloud-readiness assessments and the benefits of modernizing legacy systems, but what are the essential tools and methods for modernizing legacy applications? 4 Ways to Implement a Legacy Application Modernization 1. Re-Hosting One of the most popular methods we see is re-hosting (aka

How Cloud-Native Fits With Lean Startup?

What Are Lean Startups? Today in the market there are thousands of companies that may be working to build the same product as you are. So what assurance do you have that your target audience will prefer your product to others? Let’s take an example,

5 Key Strategies for Application Modernization

Large enterprise organizations have multiple business-critical applications. Their IT teams and budgets are typically tied up maintaining these legacy systems, and as a result, the resources remaining to innovate or modernize are often very limited.

What Does Application Modernization Mean

Digital transformation. It’s the buzzword that’s on the mind of every technology professional as companies across all industries look to modernize their tech habits, because in this increasingly digitized world, every company is a tech company.

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Reducing the Risk of Innovation

When it comes to launching a new product or service, risk management is paramount. We work with our clients to minimize expenses and the resources consumed so that risk can be properly managed. But, that’s not the only concern when it comes to new product development. The other major question we’re constantly asking clients and ourselves is, “are we building the right thing?” That’s where a “Lean Startup” methodology comes in.

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FGL Sport Chek: Digital Transformation & the Customer Journey

For most athletes, shopping at Sport Chek is an important aspect of their sporting careers – ensuring they have the proper gear that will complement their performance. Over the last year, Sport Chek has integrated an omnichannel shopping experience into their stores, one that encourages associates and customers to work shoulder-to-shoulder to find the right products.

FinTech, Open Source & The Cloud

When a leading Canadian financial institution challenged Architech to roll out a new web architecture that would provide a unique customer experience to a diverse set of clients, the gauntlet was thrown down.

A Silver Lining in The Cloud

In early 2015, Architech partnered with Compass Group Canada to deploy an IoT solution that harnesses user data collected in real-time to enhance the customer airport experience.