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News
October 14, 2021

Amido win big at Computing Digital Technology Leaders awards

Amido scoop award for best public sector project at the illustrious Computing awards.
Blog
September 30, 2021

Amido named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech 2021

Celebrations all round today as Amido has been ranked in the UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech.
Blog
September 28, 2021

Has COVID been the catalyst that will bring technology into the housing sector?

Many organisations are choosing to learn from the fallout of COVID-19 and make strategic changes to the way they run their businesses.
Blog
August 12, 2021

Data lakes: Keeping your head above water

Major online retailers have a wealth of data at their disposal who wanted to capitalise on this by establishing a data lake to inform their business decisions.
Blog
July 5, 2021

Amido certified under NCSCs Cyber Essentials programme

Last week IASME notified us that the audit process was complete and Amido have been certified under NCSCs Cyber Essentials programme.
Life at Amido
May 21, 2021

Connecting with nature for Wellbeing Week 2021

Wellbeing Week inspired us all to share and kick-start conversations around our mental health and wellbeing and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.
News
April 29, 2021

We’ve been ranked 13th in the UK’s Best Workplaces™ !

Celebrations today at Amido as we’ve been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for the third time!
News
April 6, 2021

Welcome to the new Amido, an Ensono Company

I have always wanted to give Amido the best and enable the business to fulfill its enormous potential. So, it’s time to propel ourselves forward again, so that we can deliver even more value and better outcomes for our clients and ourselves.
News
April 6, 2021

News: Ensono expands digital transformation expertise with acquisition of cloud native consultancy Amido

Ensono, a digital transformation provider, has announced its acquisition of Amido, a cloud-native consultancy based in the UK.
Resources
February 9, 2021

Enabling data-driven decisions within your organisation whitepaper

Learn how to democratise your data with our latest whitepaper: Enabling data-driven decisions within your organisation.
Blog
February 3, 2021

The devolution of data

With just about every analytics article saying data is the new oil, it may come as a surprise to learn that few data projects actually succeed. Our Principal Consultant Data Engineer explores the devolution of data.
Blog
January 28, 2021

Using Cloud Secrets within ForgeRock AM nodes

We're going to look at how AWS Secrets (other secret stores can be used) are pulled into Kubernetes as secrets there and then used within a ForgeRock AM authentication tree
Blog
January 25, 2021

Amido is one of just ten Microsoft Technology Partners to earn the Kubernetes on Azure Advanced Specialism

Awarded only to those Gold partners who can demonstrate proven AKS implementations in client projects and show a thorough understanding of DevOps best practice.
Blog
January 19, 2021

Why we built Amido Stacks

Around 70% of digital transformations fail, and one of the causes of failure is complexity. By leveraging cloud-native services and embracing a software factory approach, Amido Stacks overcomes these challenges to digital transformation.
News
December 3, 2020

Amido Certified Great Place to Work 2020

It’s official! Amido are delighted to be named as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Organisation in 2020 and to be recognised as a centre for Excellence in Wellbeing!
Blog
November 22, 2020

Automate API Testing with Karate

The main advantage of Karate over other automated API testing tools is that it requires virtually no knowledge of any programming language.
Blog
September 10, 2020

Anaemic Domain Model vs. Rich Domain Model

An Anaemic Domain Model is a model with no logic in it. Domain classes look more like a bunch of public setters and getters without domain logic where the client of the class has control over how to instantiate and modify the class.
Blog
June 12, 2020

What we’ve learnt from deploying a chatbot for NHS 24 in response to Covid-19

Find out how how we provided a chatbot prototype in record time and our tips for anyone else thinking about deploying this technology.
News
March 2, 2020

Chatbot provides new route for Scottish patients to access Covid-19 information and support

People across Scotland who need help and information about coronavirus can now get assistance using an online chatbot from NHS 24.
News
March 2, 2020

Amido Maintain A Strong Position in 2020 FT1000 Fastest List

For the third year running Amido are proud to be listed in the FT1000 Fastest Growing Companies in Europe 2020.
News
February 3, 2020

Amido goes North with the opening of a new office in Manchester

Amido has kicked off celebrations for its 10-year anniversary by announcing the opening of a new office in Manchester.
News
January 3, 2020

Amido awarded Two Star Michelin accreditation for 'outstanding' levels of employee excellence in the workplace

Amido is excited to announce that it has achieved a Two Star Michelin accreditation as a result of the Employee Engagement Survey with Best Companies.
Opinion
December 18, 2019

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
Blog
December 8, 2019

A Case Study Of Dev Ops At Netflix

As a company that has to handle large amounts of traffic, Netflix points to the scalability advantages of the cloud as one of the key drivers for their decision to migrate.
News
November 1, 2019

FarmSmart and tech partner Amido launch new mobile app that helps African farmers to thrive

FarmSmart, in partnership with London-based technical consultancy Amido, has launched an innovative mobile application that shares essential, sustainable and climate-smart farming knowledge to smallholder farmers.
News
October 3, 2019

Amido Named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for 2019

Amido, a vendor-agnostic technical consultancy specialising in cloud transformation and data engineering, has ranked number 26 in the UK’s Best Workplaces for 2019.
Blog
August 26, 2019

How to Ensure Your IdAM Implementation Goes Smoothly

Managing user identities and access to IT resources has never been more important as organisations increasingly turn to cloud services and mobile apps to empower mobility and scalability.
Life at Amido
July 5, 2019

A day in the Life of a Senior Consultant / Tech Lead

As a Tech Lead at my current client, my role is quite varied. I focus on the bigger picture of business requirements and architecture of the solutions to fulfil the requirements.
Blog
June 28, 2019

Why You Should Co-Locate Test and Application Code

More applications are built using microservice architecture, which allows us to deliver independent components more regularly in the distributed system.
Life at Amido
June 10, 2019

A day in the Life of a Senior Business Analyst / UX Designer

Be inquisitive, ask questions and present options. All of these things will help you to find out what you need and enable you to define what elements are needed in a project.
News
June 4, 2019

Amido makes the top 30 in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital agencies list

We are proud to be named one of the UK’s leading digital agencies with this year’s 100 Digital Agencies report from Econsultancy
Opinion
May 20, 2019

Self-Service: Improving customer service quality in Housing

In recent years many housing associations have been struggling to improve customer services, with ratings dropping as low as 58% in some instances
Blog
April 15, 2019

Inside View To AngularJS and Lambdas

As a result of an investigation on Node and Serverless application I have created a POC using AngularJS and AWS lambdas.
Blog
April 5, 2019

Terraform does (not) need your code to provision a lambda function

Terraform is a great infrastructure-as-code tool which we love at Amido, but effectively implementing the aws_lambda_function resource in the real world can be a little bit challenging.
Blog
April 5, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Cloud Native Secret Management

Secret management is the process of protecting sensitive information such as credentials, keys, and certificates throughout their entire lifecycle.
News
March 1, 2019

Amido Named In The FT1000 Fastest Growing European Companies

Amido Named In The FT1000 Fastest Growing European Companies
News
March 1, 2019

Amido Awarded as One of The FT1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies For 2019

Amido have reached number 686 on the FT1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2019
News
February 1, 2019

Amido Named 2019's Leading Innovators in Cloud Native Technology Solutions

Amido has been named 2019’s Leading Innovators in Cloud Native Technology Solutions in SME news’ 2019 Business Elite Awards programme.
Opinion
January 24, 2019

Artificial Intelligence - a business paradigm shift that cannot be ignored

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work closely with Microsoft on “Red Dog”; this is the project that was to become Azure.
Blog
January 18, 2019

Chasing Retail Giants with Microservices

Microservice architecture allows businesses to manage parts of larger projects individually, avoiding blanketed updates or uploads, which can result in system delays or down-time.
Life at Amido
December 24, 2018

A day in the Life of a Principal Consultant

Working at a consultancy gives you somewhat of a dual personality, at the end of the day, a consultancy thrives on the skill of its employees and the reputation with its clients.
Blog
December 5, 2018

Service Fabric vs Kubernetes: A race for microservices orchestration

Over the last few years, the term Microservices has skyrocketed, and a question raised is always around the tooling to support them.
Blog
October 11, 2018

Kubernetes and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

ITIL as a concept was introduced as a way to manage an IT environment but has grown to encompass managing processes and customers.
Blog
October 5, 2018

Packaging by layer versus packaging by feature

People still tend to over-engineer the packaging strategy of an application they’ve built in only 30 minutes as part of an interview process.
Blog
June 6, 2018

Is it a Bug or a Feature Request: Was There an Acceptance Criteria for it?

A typical development and testing activity normally begins with taking a user story and digesting the information in it. From this shared understanding, we start to construct a set of use cases as a means of verifying the implementation and its completeness.
News
June 4, 2018

Amido Debut in Microsoft Partner Digital Marketing Excellence Report

Amido has made its debut in the Microsoft Partner Digital Marketing Excellence report.
Blog
February 16, 2018

How to Automate your Email Testing

A key part of any identity process involves the sending of emails for things like account verification, forgotten password and security updates. Testing these can present several challenges as there are usually 3rd party services involved (you’re unlikely to be including a custom SMTP server and mailbox with your project!)
Blog
January 18, 2018

Functional Programming with Ramda

In this post, I’m going to delve a bit deeper into the functional world and specifically, explore the awesomeness of currying and function compositions.
Blog
January 11, 2018

Dealing with Dynamic Data (almost) without Reflection

Often you need to manipulate a data structure without knowing it’s shape at compile time i.e. when authoring classes that expose generic interfaces or dealing with data described by runtime metadata.
Blog
September 11, 2017

Common IdAM Implementation Mistakes

Identity and Access Management (IdAM) solutions provide organisations with the ability to manage users’ identities and create logical access to an organisation’s applications.
Blog
July 25, 2017

Microservices: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

There is a fundamental conflict between services and data systems. Microservices are designed to encapsulate data within their inner workings, data systems are designed to expose data.
Blog
October 24, 2016

Using ES6 Destructuring in your React Components

The destructuring assignment syntax was introduced to JavaScript in ES6, it is a simple way of extracting data stored in objects and arrays into variables.
Life at Amido
September 28, 2016

A day in the life of a tester

It took five years to learn the basics but in the year that I have been working at Amido I have learnt more than I ever did before.
Life at Amido
August 17, 2016

A day in the Life of a Technical Consultant

I’ve wanted to get into IT since my school days where, along with a weekend job in a sweet-shop, I would work as an IT technician once a week after school
Blog
June 20, 2014

Shared Assemblyinfo: Don't Repeat Yourself

One of the core principals of software development is “Don’t Repeat Yourself”, that is never do something twice in two different places.
Opinion
June 13, 2014

The good the bad and the ugly of vendor lock in

In everyday life, no one would want to buy into a service where they felt they had no alternative provider. We all take competition for granted.
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