Riding Technology Waves at Driven

  • September 26, 2018
  • Scott

At Driven this year, Krista White asked me what I like best about it.  And honestly, what I like best is the variety of amazing technologies that are just adjacent to the core of what we do. Those technologies interact with, augment, improve, and sometimes displace or change what processes and decisions we build.

In 2008-2016 the predominant technology waves were mobile and cloud.  We helped 1000’s of our client’s personnel build applications that looked fantastic on browsers or on their phones with Brazos.  Within mobile, another mini-wave was the dawn of responsive javascript UIs which now dominate the enterprise tech landscape, Brazos included.  We helped our clients launch their first business processes in the cloud as well, thanks to our Support and DevOps team, and ubiquitous services like AWS, Google AppEngine, Azure, and IBM’s Softlayer.

In 2017-2018 the new waves washing over the technology landscape are RPA (Robotic Process Automation), Machine Learning (and AI more generally), new integration stacks, containerization and micro-services, and even blockchain.

Each time a new technology wave rolls onto the beach, if you’re in the tech business, you take a look around to see if it is relevant:

  • is it going to crash on top of your business?
  • is it going to pass you by, without much impact?
  • is it a wave your business and your clients can ride to greater success?

And by focusing on the real business issues: operations, process, decisions, automation – it always feels like we’re in the catbird seat to help clients take advantage of these technology waves.  It is a great place from which to build a business you can be proud of.

By focus on our clients’ business, all of these technology waves are relevant in that context. Our focus gives us the reason that all these other technologies are worth adopting.

I love that Driven is the place that it all comes together.

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