What is the best Approach to Enterprise Business Application Architecture?

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I spend a lot of time consulting with some of the largest, and most complex, companies in the world. Interestingly they all seem to approach things in the same way. They work in siloed teams, create tight coupling between applications and divergent experiences for their end users. The result of this is: Interdependent release schedules reducing overall agility Increased QA overhead, validating changes across multiple applications Core back office system updates or changes become almost impossible, due to the knock on effects (e.g. change PIM from supplier A to supplier B has knock effects in both the website and partner portal) […]

Traditional vs. Dynamic Approach to SDL Web, What’s the Difference?

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In my role, as an SDL Web architect, I often advise customers on the application approach they should take in their implementation. One of the first bridges we normally cross, whether they are new to SDL Web or modernizing a legacy implementation, is traditional vs. dynamic. With that comes the question, what’s is the difference? Here I’ll attempt to explain the difference, with some basic diagrams. Traditional The traditional approach (or at least that is how I normally describe it) is, or was, the most common way SDL Web was/is implemented. I say most common, because with SDL Web there are […]