Day: December 15, 2020

Go local with Azure Logic Apps development

Low- and no-code development have become key for digital transformation, giving information workers the tools to build the apps they need. There’s a significant app gap, one that under-resourced development teams are increasingly unable to fill. So giving tools to end-users to write code makes a lot of sense, as it lets them scratch their itches, building process automations that allow them to concentrate on the more complex parts of their tasks.

Microsoft has been rolling out enhancements to its Power Platform process automation suite, with a focus on working with its line-of-business Dynamics 365 suite. But the Power Platform

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Elevating SaaS to its rightful place in the enterprise

According to Gartner, SaaS (software as a service) remains the largest sector of the cloud computing market and is expected to grow to $117.7 billion in 2021 (a 16 percent increase). This is pretty impressive growth, which largely has been driven by the pandemic and the need for SaaS systems to support remote work. 

SaaS has long been the red-headed stepchild of the cloud computing world. Most don’t consider SaaS as part of the cloud, focusing instead on IaaS providers, including AWS, Google, and Microsoft. This is largely because the SaaS world is widely distributed, with more than 5,000

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‘Why are minorities in STEM so easily offended?’ And other stupid questions answered

Fair warning: This is an opinion piece. I was one of the background people arguing on Twitter over the weekend. 

Last Friday I had the distinct privilege of engaging with a legend in the computer science world. Saying I’m a fan of their work is a massive understatement. In fact, if you were to Google this person’s name and then select the “news” tab, you wouldn’t have to scroll far to come across several articles I’ve written with reverent references to them.

You know what they say: Never meet your heroes.

Here’s the story:

There’s an annual event in the

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