Reed.co.uk recently asked endjin to apply its data science based process review service to 3 of their development teams.
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Reed.co.uk recently asked endjin to apply its data science based process review service to 3 of their development teams.
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You pay for workshops, delivery teams or process iterations, not bodyshopped contract resources. We are able to bring in the right people from our full-time team, exactly when they are needed, without you having to pay for under-utilised resources on an exorbitant day rate.
— Iain Trotter Development Manager, Hymans Robertson
We don't offshore any of our work, and our London offices provide a relaxed environment where you can think, plan, and create the future of your business with our team.
Reliable, predictable delivery is key to a successful project (whether an in-house team or external consultants like ourselves).
To ensure success we agree, week-by-week with technical and business stakeholders:
Then, at the end of each week we prepare an update video:
This starts with a demonstration leading on the business value, and ends in a deep technical dive and/or code walkthrough.
Stakeholders can consume the update at their own convenience (e.g. on the commute, or over coffee), and have time to think about the questions and recommendations rather than assimilating a dry report or dreaming up an instant response in a meeting.
We also provide a weekly budget statement so you understand exactly where you are.
— Mark Ridley CIO, Reed.co.uk
We can help you envision new products & services, or give you a little extra brain power to help solve those tough strategic problems.
Senior stakeholders are usually operating at (or beyond) capacity. Our Brain Trust service gives you the ability to carve out some time to think.
We can act as a sounding board, providing impartial advice, challenging your thinking and introducing you to research, guidance or technology you may have missed.
Working with start-ups, high growth businesses, and enterprises, we have evolved a principles-based approach to new proposition development, which can be applied to a wide variety of businesses.
It's based on MIT's disciplined entrepreneurship approach, incorporating great tools like the Value Proposition Canvas and the Business Model Canvas.
Modern businesses need to replicate the best features of a start-up: focus, agility, flexibility, and cohesion – in high-growth and enterprise organizations of hundreds or even thousands of developers.
We can help senior stakeholders implement a disciplined way to manage their R&D investment portfolio, while releasing the innovation potential of their employees.
— Jonathan Gill CTO, Watchfinder
We can help you make evidence based decisions using your existing data, apply intelligence and visualise the results in a meaningful way.
Interest in data science has sky-rocketed as businesses realise that they need deeper and more valuable insights into their data. But how do you manage an essentially open-ended process where you may never get the 'right' answer?
Endjin have developed a pragmatic approach based on a series of iterative experiments, relying on evidence-based decision making to answer the most important business questions.
The data science process gives you a fantastic way to gain business insight from your data. Building intelligence into your solutions with Machine Learning unlocks the potential of those insights to drive your business forward.
From dynamic pricing solutions to pro-active support; robo-advisors to conversational interactions with customers; endjin's ML experts & intellectual property can deliver a "science fiction" experience, today.
Traditional reporting solutions are a static affair, but modern data visualisation tools like Power BI give business users the tools to interrogate their data using consistent, natural, domain-focused language, sharing them with colleages and embedding them in custom solutions.
Endjin can empower your team with IP, design expertise and the ability to develop custom visualizations that bring these business insights to life.
— Tom Hopkins Director of Product, Experian Consumer Services
Whether it's helping your teams to be more efficient & effective, reduce delivery friction, or bring a project back on-track, we can help. But it's not just advice and blue sky thinking - we can use our IP and help you build it too; from PoCs to full solutions.
Endjin work closely with Microsoft's product teams, on an NDA basis, giving us a valuable insight into their technology roadmap, constraints and capabilities.
We can help you to use these insights to adapt your own solution roadmap to the needs of your business on the short, medium and long-term horizons, confident that you can leverage new services as they become available.
Businesses often pose the question "why aren't my developers delivering at the speed we need?" The reasons are often quite subtle and difficult to identify.
We apply our standard data science methodology to investigate this business problem. Non-intrusively gathering simple metrics, we characterize team dynamics and help you to understand how to unblock and unlock the potential in your developers.
Solution architecture in modern, distributed systems can seem daunting. The days of n-tier systems are behind us, and the plethora of technology choices increase every day.
Endjin can help your architects to understand the technology landscape, and identify best-practice solutions whether on prem, hybrid or cloud, and deliver practical examples, benchmarking & performance tests to prove the architecture in your application.
It's important for a business of any size to have confidence in the software it produces; from a start-up focused on rapidly delivering new features, to a large enterprise that prioritises performance and stability.
Endjin have experience and IP which help you to deliver a fully integrated DevOps experience, from build to application lifecycle monitoring, manual and automated support and troubleshooting, whether on-prem or in the cloud.
Sometimes you need to augment your team's capability to explore a solution, characterize new technology, or investigate a novel approach to a problem.
Using our extensive experience and library of intellectual property, we can accelerate the PoC process, delivering production-ready code, tests, security & performance analysis, and recommendations. (Some of our clients build whole solutions this way!)
Even a great team sometimes has a bad day, and a project just goes off the rails; or a legacy codebase becomes unmanageable.
Endjin can analyse what you've got, understand where you need to be, and put together a plan to get there. If you need it, we can refactor or implement critical parts of the solution, and help your team get to grips with the problem, unleashing their productivity again.
— Stuart Hall CEO, PaySuite
If you're looking to take advantage of the cloud, or optimise your existing investment, we can help.
Risk management strategies require multiple layers of protection that limit the pathways that could result in a data loss or breach.
Endjin have worked with some of the largest companies in the world to create a security model and data privacy architecture for the Microsoft Cloud, which we subject to external audit by both clients and independent third party security consultants.
Leveraging Microsoft's impressive array of Azure certifications, and using technologies such as Key Vault and SQL Server Always Encrypted, we help you to employ the latest data encryption, replication and monitoring, ensure rigid access controls, auditing and application configuration, and provide a clear segregation of duties, roles and responsibilities within the organisation.
The fastest way to start to take advantage of the cloud is to migrate existing infrastructure to Azure in a "hybrid" model which connects your existing estate to the cloud, using technology like ExpressRoute and Azure Active Directory.
We help you to size your data and workloads and evaluate your existing infrastructure, and map it onto the networking, storage and compute services in Azure.
You can immediately take advantage of features like "infrastructure as configuration", VM scale sets, and global failover; this saves money, increases reliability and reduces management overhead.
We then use our library of reusable ARM templates to acclerate the process of getting the infrastructure up and running with a PoC, and enable your team to take the services to production quickly and securely.
The modern business is data-driven. From mapping and reduction, to privacy concerns like the masking of personally identifiable information, data ingestion, transformation, and enrichment are at the core of your solution.
At the heart of Azure's data processing story is Azure Data Factory, a production-ready service for orchestrating, monitoring, and managing your ingestion, transformation and validation processes that can connect to a wide range of your on-premises and cloud data sources.
Using our library of intellectual property, we can help you to stand up a pipeline with a set of repeatable, automated activities, configurable by the business. That might be using Machine Learning models to make predictions, calling an HDInsight step to process your big data sources, or bursting out to Azure Batch for any custom processing.
With green field projects, or as you develop your cloud infrastructure, it becomes possible to take advantage of more sophisticated PaaS offerings within Azure, increasing capability, performance, scalability and further reducing management overheads.
We can help you to evolve your solution architecture to reflect a modern, distributed cloud solution, and navigate the bewildering array of technologies available to pick the ones with the right performance, cost and security profile for your system.
We can then bring our library of products, intellectual property and experience to bear, to accelerate development with a PoC or full build, upskilling your developers and ops teams on the characteristics of the new solution.
What do you do when you have scaled your compute intensive workloads to the biggest box that your hardware vendor can supply, but your application is still going to exceed your SLA? Or you've got a fantastic idea for a solution, but it depends on petabytes of data? Or both?
Endjin have deep experience of building solutions at hyper-scale, and we can help you to understand and re-architect your workload to enable execution to be distributed across many different machines. Using technology like Azure Batch, HDInsight and Azure Data Lake, you can scale to hundreds of thousands of cores and petabytes of storage.
We can then help you visualize that process using tools like Power BI; and automate reporting, operations and end-user billing.
People often think of "IoT" as something to do with the maker community, or "smart trousers" - but when you're dealing with 10 million set-top-boxes, 100 thousand vending machines or a global fleet of vehicles, the challenges become significant.
Using technology like Azure Event Hubs, Azure Data Factory and Cortana Intelligence Suite, Endjin can help you design an end-to-end data ingestion, processing and insight pipeline that turns a firehose of telemetry into a source of business value.
With our production-proven intellectual property, we can accelerate the PoC and build process, coordinating with your device engineers to manage a combined hardware and software development programme.
— Barry Smart IT Director & Partner, Hymans Robertson
Endjin have a great deal of experience with start-ups. We've personally grown businesses from initial seed investment through Venture Capital rounds to exit, and with clients and through our partnership with Microsoft Ventures, we've helped others on the same journey.
We can help you find alignment with your co-founders and investors, deeply understand your business opportunity, and set an achievable vision for exit; or bootstrap your tech into the cloud.
— Dan Hubert Founder/CEO, AppyParking
Production-tested solutions from endjin
Modern inbound marketing is a content-thirsty activity.
Using Machine Learning and an Azure Data Pipeline, endjin have built a production-ready solution for content aggregation, classification and publication for a multi-channel communications strategy.
Organizations need a full-featured content marketing platform with pricing that scales by usage, not capability.
Endjin's Vellum CMS provides a layered solution to fit the needs of developers, content producers & designers with a pricing model that works for start-ups & enterprises alike.
Copyright infrigement in the global electronic marketplace is a multi-billion dollar problem.
Endjin have built a scalable cloud solution to harvest, classify and detect unauthorized uses of your digital assets. It can search billions of pages in popular channels, in real time, to find and take-down infringing content.
Modern, data-driven businesses want to move from fire-fighting to pro-active support patterns.
Endjin have used Cortana Intelligence Suite to build an anomaly detection platform that can be used to identify, classify and visualize anomalies in device or customer behaviour, and automatically feed back into your support procedures.
Businesses depend on getting data to and from the cloud securely & reliably; enriching, transforming and manipulating it.
Endjin have produced a production-ready solution based on Azure Data Factory within which you can host your proprietary data manipulation code, whether you are using Hadoop, R or a .NET language. It has rich logging and telemetry, best-practice security and guidance for privacy and regulatory compliance.
Moving business rules from code into data is a vital part of making systems resilient to change.
Endjin have built a production-ready workflow management solution, with a web-based visual workflow editor & debugger that takes advantage of native Azure services to deliver high scale at low cost.
Modern distributed applications typically follow units of work through various queues for processing. The ops team need to monitor those queues, understanding rates-of-change and queue lengths.
Endjin have a simple, configurable drop-in web dashboard component that allows you to monitor any number of Azure Queues and/or Service Bus topics.
From demo environments, to training sessions, modern applications typically require complex infrastructure, and then multiple end-user machines for trainers, trainees, and attendees, along with lab notes and training content.
Used by Microsoft's Developer Experience group, Endjin's online product offers a great one-stop solution for training providers.
We're fanatical about harvesting and reusing our intellectual property; it allows us to concentrate on the new, different & challenging aspects of development, rather than the mundane, well known and solved.
IP forms the cornerstone of our product & service delivery, but some of it is just too useful to keep locked in the vaults at endjin HQ. From Leasing to Licensing, Testing to Templify, there are lots of useful bits.
Endjin have worked with some of the largest financial institutions in the world to deliver secure, compliant financial services solutions using Microsoft Azure.
We can help you to take your proposition to the cloud, understand how to engineer it for hyper-scale, manage security, privacy and compliance issues, and deliver using novel channels such as the Data and API Economies.
— Scott Guthrie Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group