Brocade is a global technology vendor involved in the networking space. As such, you’d expect that it would display the most cutting-edge of application approaches. But the truth is that Brocade is a mature organization and has the same issues around technical debt that other legacy organizations have. Brocade uses Oracle ERP for its purchase order and requisition requirements. 

Now, Oracle might be a robust, scalable and “enterprise-ready” solution, but it’s not what you’d call lightweight, cutting-edge or at the forefront of new approaches. In particular, Brocade’s solution of choice wasn’t really designed for a paradigm where people expect to be able to do things on the move and from mobile devices.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.