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What you should know about Mission Critical Systems
All Mission Critical Systems have something in common: their constructions are complex, and if they fail, they can cause serious consequences for the business and for the users who use them. Would you like to evolve your applications from one version to another, without fear? We have the secret to automate everything that can be automated with the only platform in the world that allows you to develop future-proof software.
What is a Mission Critical System?
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Mission Critical Systems are applications that are essential to the operation of an activity in a company, organization or government. If these solutions are damaged or fail, they can cause the collapse of all processes and operations that depend on it.
To evolve a Company to better cope with User needs, Business and Market requirements: that's Digital Transformation.
Examples of Mission Critical Systems
For Digital Transformation to succeed your company needs to be able to have "bimodal IT" capabilities, that is to be able to deliver trustworthy software systems (usually a slow process) and to be able to innovate with agility (a quick process). You can solve this by having two different teams, or one team with the right software development Platform (GeneXus).
Mission Critical Systems
These are solutions that were conceived to fulfill a purpose in the organization. If something fails, that purpose is no longer fulfilled.

Business Systems
These are solutions that, if they fail, directly impact the economics of the organization using that system.

People Systems
These are the solutions that, if they fail, can put people's lives or health at risk.
Why do Mission Critical Systems fail?
  • Because they try to solve all the problems and functionalities in a first stage.
  • By focusing only on technical needs and not on user needs.
  • By downplaying the importance of Data Modeling and Observability.
What is the formula to effectively build a Mission Critical System?
Data Modeling
They are the basis for this development to be done in a fast and evolvable way.

The solution must be able to integrate with the rest of the ecosystem: APIs, data and more.

The key is to focus on the problems to be solved for users and the experience they will have when using the solution.
What are the steps to develop a Mission Critical System?
The first is to create a team and delegate roles and responsibilities. The next is to understand what are the stories, needs and problems that must be solved for the users who will use the system. Data and Process Modeling are the other relevant points that must be considered to start building a Mission Critical System on the right foot.
Keys to choose a Mission Critical Systems development platform
  • Adaptability to unpredictability
    This requires an agile tool that can deliver and develop software quickly.
  • Flexibility
    It must be able to adapt to new situations and integrate with other technologies and systems.
  • Incremental methodology
    It must allow continuous testing.
  • Design
    It must provide a good visual experience, where the interactions between the real world and the technology flow.
  • Low cost
    For projects to be viable, it must allow software to be developed at a reasonable cost.
  • Easy to learn
    The learning curve should be minimal, so developers can spend time on what matters: bringing value and quality to the business.
Why use GeneXus in Mission Critical Systems?
Because GeneXus has everything you need to create quality solutions in record time. Our mission is to make the complex simple. We automate everything that can be automated, in multiple platforms, languages and databases. Only with GeneXus it is possible to create reliable, scalable developments, with good observability and performance, and at a reasonable cost.
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In these virtual sessions, our experts answer questions and give details about the different tools offered by GeneXus to build Mission Critical Systems.
AMA: Security for Mission Critical Systems
Thursday, November 3
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AMA: Scalable Applications in the Cloud
Tuesday, October 25
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In these virtual sessions, our experts answer questions and give details about the different tools offered by GeneXus to build Mission Critical Systems.
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