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Enterprise Platforms: Executive Briefing

by Simon Allardice

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.

What you'll learn

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.

About the author

Simon is Creative Director and Principal Author at Pluralsight. With over three decades of software development experience, he's programmed in every discipline: from finance to transportation, nuclear reactors to game development. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Simon was the principal developer author at His first video course released back in 2002: since then, his popular courses have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of developers. His current focus is both on the new — the latest... more

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