The demands on software development are higher than ever, as evidenced by Agile, Lean, DevOps, and the many philosophies and practices employed to optimize it. When faced with a challenging development project, IT or product leaders often start by seeking outside resources with the necessary… Read More »Software Development Teams vs. Staff Augmentation [Comparison Guide]
At Polaris, our enthusiastic adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) dates back before 2014. SAFe enables us to consistently deliver modern software solutions at budget and done right, on time, the first time. For our team coaching services, it means we’re advising you on… Read More »Updated for 2020: An Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
The application modernization services market is set to grow to $25 billion by 2025. At Polaris, we start the app mod process by looking at business priorities, not technology, as a means of ensuring resources go to the right place. But there’s another area of… Read More »How To Put People First in Application Modernization
In order to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic leaner and poised for growth, leaders are looking for ways to digitize their organizations quickly. Only cloud platforms can provide the agility, scalability, built-in redundancy, global remote management, and integrated security needed for this transition, but finding… Read More »Get Cloud Ready and Pivot Quickly During a Pandemic
If you want to assess the health of your organization’s relationship to learning, there are a few simple questions to ask. (1) Are team members afraid to fail, or open to it as a means of discovering new solutions? (2) Are decisions and actions driven… Read More »Effective Learning Strategies to Leverage Across Your Organization
I recently explored four common software design problems and legacy application issues that are holding organizations back today, positing that all of them can be successfully addressed with Microsoft Azure Service Bus. Today, I’ll dig deeper into Azure Service Bus’ reliable cloud messaging, how it… Read More »Modernize Your Applications with Azure Service Bus
In times of uncertainty–driven by an acquisition, changing consumer demand, or a global pandemic–even the smallest software design problems can make the difference between a fragile enterprise and a fit one. Discover four top problems that can be addressed with Azure Service Bus.
Moving to a serverless architecture allows IT/OPs to refocus their time on delivering business value rather than taking backups, replacing failing hardware, doing OS updates/patches, etc. You will also benefit from easier infrastructure automation and better governance at a fraction of the cost. You’ll be able to take advantage of some cloud-native functionality which enables scaling and performance. Paying for what you use and need will drive down costs dramatically. Polaris can get you to this point quickly and effectively, providing you with the knowledge and tools to leverage Azure serverless computing resources.
A poorly-designed user experience (UX) can inhibit prolonged usage of your application – users get quickly frustrated by an application in which they have trouble completing their designated tasks. Customers may eventually get so disheartened by a bad user experience that they look for alternative… Read More »Upgrade your application’s User Experience