Sencha is a web application development platform that has long been used by customers to build modern web and mobile applications. It has a strong existing business with a claimed 60 percent of the Fortune 100 using its services.

Notwithstanding an existing customer base, Sencha has always had a bit of a glaring omission—it didn’t really move the needle for all of those organizations whose core workflows sit on software from legacy vendors such as SAP and Oracle. It’s all very well having some cool lightweight point applications, but if those have no real context within a broader legacy application paradigm, it’s kind of academic.

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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.