Modern Applications are the cornerstone to keeping customers, employees, and partners from going to your competitors. It involves modernizing your existing systems, or building new, sometimes unfamiliar, systems from the ground up to ensure you keep up with the pace of innovation and avoid falling behind your competitors.
Whether they be designed for Platform as a Service (PAAS) environment, using Xamarin for Mobile, or built for the HoloLens, all applications have several requirements. These requirements include allowing for easy access, providing intuitive interfaces, delivering mobile and tablet support, cross-device integration boundaries and supporting sensors, and machine interfaces.
Other considerations include maximum user reach through multiple device channels (mobile and enhanced reality); massive scale and global accessibility through the Azure cloud platform; highly secure sites with unified social, corporate, and federated identity management; and business productivity upgrades through low-touch and high-performance workflow applications.
These new applications should be easy to log into and allow processes to start on one device and be monitored and finished on another. They should integrate forms, workflow, sensors and transactional systems. ERP and CRM boundaries must not be allowed to impact applications. Instead, Modern Applications should seamlessly cross systems and authentication domains.