GDPR roadshow – Register today for one of our upcoming Executive briefings

Join us for an Executive workshop-style seminar to learn about the role of identity management in GDPR and to create your own tailored GDPR playbook for your organisation. Everybody is talking about May 2018, but we’ve found that many brands are still struggling with how to get started. During these hands-on workshop-style seminars, we will [...]
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Amido are proud sponsors of ForgeRock’s annual summit, Identity Live – London 2017

This Identity summit series brings together global executives, technical experts, thought leaders and other visionary identity professionals to share their knowledge and experiences of digital transformation. Why attend? Find out how to grow a loyal customer base using digital identity relationship management Learn how to personalise the customer experience, connect IoT devices, and protect privacy [...]
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GDPR Readiness Assessment

Impacts of GDPR Supporting your organisation’s discovery of the likely impacts of GDPR and its severity, our tailored GDPR readiness assessment is designed to help mitigate the risks of one of the most significant regulation changes affecting the use of customer data. With just 10 months to go, and only 68% of marketers believing that [...]
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Andy Jutton, Principal Technical Consultant

What do you do? I am a principal technical consultant for Amido, specifically responsible for the design and build of software applications across one or more projects. I lead teams from whiteboard to production, working with the client to gather their requirements and architect the right solution. I work with Amido development teams and client [...]
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Amido is the latest organisation to tap into the benefits of Cloud Industry Forum membership

London, UK. The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the industry body focused on raising standards and improving transparency in the cloud sector, today announced that cloud-specialist technical consultancy Amido has become its latest member, in another sign that its membership roster is rapidly growing. Amido is an independent technical consultancy that specialises in deploying cloud-first solutions [...]
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Dear Alexa – It’s not you, it’s me. Part 2

In Part 1 I discussed the expectations vs. reality of voice control assistants to date, setting up Alexa and teaching Alexa some new skills. Now we'll dive into the problems with Alexa, developing your skills, and our final thoughts... The problem So, minor user experience issues aside — at this point a fairly obvious flaw with the [...]
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Is tackling End-to-End Encryption really the solution to fighting online terrorism?

I am never going to forget this weekend past, late on the 3ʳᵈ June I happened to be watching Sky News when the story of the attack at London Bridge and Borough Market broke.  What followed was 4 hours of continuous news footage as the story unfolded and the horror of seeing a part of [...]
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Dear Alexa – It’s not you, it’s me. Part 1

When I was asked recently by my boss whether I’d like to research and then write about a piece of technology I jumped at the chance to try out Amazon’s Alexa. Before I get started however, let’s back up a bit. Expectations, meet reality Voice assistants have always seemed so futuristic, but until recently, they’ve [...]
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SME Export Track 100 Awards Dinner

Earlier this year Amido became the highest ranking cloud technology consultancy on the 2017 Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100, an award that ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium sized companies with the fastest growing international sales over the last two years. On the 9th of May Amido's Technical Director, UX Director and Communications [...]
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Claire Donaldson, Finance Manager

What do you do? I’m the Finance Manager at Amido and sit amongst the Senior Management team on the Operations side of the business. I manage our day to day accounting and the toing and froing of money in and out of the business from payroll to client invoicing. Much of my time is spent [...]
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DevOps Transformation

Agile and DevOps transformations have become a hot topic in London over the last 12 months, yet there is still precious little information available to help us convey what someone within a DevOps transformation is doing. Having been involved in several transformations over the last five years I have a pretty good idea of what [...]
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A Few Comments on Commenting Code – When can they add value

Last week we talked about why commenting code should be avoided. But comments aren't always bad. So when can they add value? Documentation Sometimes it is necessary to document publicly accessibly functions, classes – particularly for APIs or libraries where you don't want developers integrating with it to have to look at the source for [...]
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A Few Comments on Commenting Code – When to avoid them

When writing software, the accessibility and readability of the code for other developers is important, especially when collaborating as part of a team or individuals. It helps to ensure sustainable development of a product. However, commented code is not the same as readable code. In my experience, it is often the opposite – comments detract [...]
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DevOps StackExchange Beta: One month in

On September 15th, 2008 StackOverflow hit the Internet; created by Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood to be the Software Developer's answer to the inherently closed incumbent Q&A sites. Eight and a half years later and the site is ranked in the top 50 most visited sites in the world and is the defacto standard for [...]
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The Power of Communication: Testing for non-testers

I was fortunate enough to attend the annual TestBash held in Brighton where I met great people and shared interesting stories about their on-going testing journey. It is always lovely to be reminded just how friendly and supportive tester communities can be. One particular workshop caught my attention; ‘Talk About Testing by Not Talking About [...]
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Containers. Well, Docker.

 Imagine containers as a shopping basket, everything you need you just put in there. Containers are just that, but for software. They make moving software painless and more reliable. This could be from a developer's laptop to production, or from a physical machine to the cloud. Docker is one of the most popular open-source container [...]
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Building an Alexa Skill

 I recently attended an Alexa skills workshop at the excellent CodeNode venue in Moorgate. The event, hosted by Skills Matter and run by Amazon, was a freebie and I was curious to learn a bit about building skills. I’d briefly looked into it before but never really got anywhere beyond poking around in the Amazon [...]
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Why we advocate microservices to retailers

Microservice architecture is an approach to software design that breaks down large projects into a set of manageable, independent and loosely-coupled services. Each microservice manages a part of the overall retail process and is reusable across different clients such as browser or mobile- based applications.  The approach is as relevant to high street retailers with [...]
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Amido Ranked Highest Cloud Technology Consultancy on the 2017 Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100

News Facts Amido are the highest ranking cloud technology consultancy in this year’s Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100. Amido were shortlisted at No 12 in the 3rd annual Track 100. Amido have experienced a 124% increase in international sales in the past two years. London, U.K., 27th February 2017 – On Sunday 26th February, Amido became the [...]
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Retail Bulletin OmniChannel Summit 2017

We'll be speaking at this years OmniChannel Retail Summit For more information, visit the OmniChannel Summit website. Presentation: How ASOS became a world-leading retailer without owning a conventional heavy weight eCommerce platform Technology is the number one factor driving the pace of change in the retail industry yet no one can predict what channels or [...]
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