Earlier today Capgemini announced the successful implementation of an eCommerce solution at PostNord, a leading logistics company for the Nordic region, as part of its innovation programme known as ‘Logistics Labs’. Capgemini is using IBM’s platform-as-a-service Bluemix to prototype, develop, test and host cloud-based applications. Through working with Capgemini, PostNord went through solution ideation, prototyping and testing in just three weeks.
You can read the full press release about it here or watch this short video to see how DevOps and Cloud were brought together using Bluemix to create an environment where PostNord could innovate, industrialise new ideas and test them in the ‘Logistics Lab’ environment with speed:
The solution provides high-quality user experience, combined with a seamless combination of engineering, marketing, interface design, and graphical design delivered through the cloud.
IBM launched Bluemix with a $1 billion investment in 2014, maturing the platform quickly. With a developer-friendly catalogue based on open-standards and offering portability as well as choice, Bluemix provides access to over 100 tools and services of the most prominent open-source technologies. I spoke to Louise Jeffrey, Capgemini’s IBM Alliance Director, to find out more:
“In Apps UK’s Accelerated Development Centre we have run a successful proof of concept project with Bluemix. Our junior developers, mostly Higher Apprentices, have been involved, which allowed us to get them productive quickly, and we’re now looking out for the right customer opportunity to implement Bluemix in real-life conditions. We’re also working with IBM to establish how exactly Bluemix fits into our wider development toolkit so that our developers can start using it.”