Technology “platforms” are everywhere, but often poorly understood. In this course, get clear on the most important ideas, explore how they add value to an organization, evaluate different types of platform, and cover the current marketplace.
Whatever your role, you need to understand the core ideas, tools and technologies every organization relies on. Most of us already use various technology “platforms”, but they’re often poorly understood. In this Executive Briefing, we’ll quickly get clear on what “platforms” are, and how they can help. First, we’ll cover the basic characteristics you should expect of any platform. We’ll then dive into multiple types of platform — including software platforms, development and infrastructure platforms. Finally, we’ll talk about evaluating platforms, including recognizing risks. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a much better understanding of how platforms can accelerate abilities and add massive value to your team or organization.
Simon is a staff author at Pluralsight. With a 30-year background in programming and teaching, he obsesses on making complicated subjects accessible, memorable, and easier to learn. Since 2002, he's recorded dozens of popular and highly-rated training courses. His current focus is on iOS and computer science topics.