Before we get in to it, let’s take a step back and answer “what is an enterprise?”.
For the purposes of this guide an enterprise is a business, not-for-profit or volunteer organisation where a group of people come together for a common purpose (regardless of size).
Some typical examples, include;
|SO WHAT IS MYDIGITALSTRUCTURE?|
|mydigitalstructure.com is a fully hosted “intelligent information repository” that can be used as the “backbone” of an enterprise. It covers all the common things that enterprises need to deal with:
It is the foundation that will stay with your enterprise forever - holding the core information, even as people come and go.
|The demands of managing enterprise information have changed dramatically over the past 30 years, with more information, more sources, more uses/demands and more devices. For a lot of people trying to run their business it is overwhelming.
Clearly the way of the past hasn’t been entirely successful and a new way is required, that allows enterprises to:
This shift in technology use and thinking creates a much simpler enterprise.
|COMPARISON TO OTHERS|
|mydigitalstructure.com is not alone in this changing landscape.
To put mydigitalstructure in perspective we’ll take a quick look at some other services:
|Creating something that is great and fit-for-purpose is all about architectural choices.
Key characteristics of a modern architecture:
|WAYS OF BUILDING|
|There are many different ways of building enterprise apps. Some are “server” focused with “dumb clients”. Others like mydigitalstructure are “client” focused, where both the client and service are intelligent. Similar to the difference between the orginal mobile phones (all the intelligence was in the network) and smart phones (the intelligence is shared).
mydigitalstructure is a proprietary fully hosted service in which the apps created on top of it (by others) can be built using open or proprietary methods – given the framework is non-prescriptive.
With all the focus now on the top of the pyramid, a builder of apps can use other pre-built frameworks (like using pre-built windows etc in building a house) – to make their assembly work faster.
App builders are moving from low-level programmers and becoming high-level designers and assemblers.
|Building your first app.
Sign up is free for a developer – once you have your own space, you can start building.
You can use any framework and tools that you wish to build with, but to get going quickly you can use: