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How to cultivate tomorrow's integrated desktop ecosystem

23 June 2020

At Scott Logic, we’ve seen an emerging vision of an integrated desktop ecosystem, with various open source and vendor products – such as OpenFin, Glue42 and Finsemble – providing interoperability. However, we aren’t quite there yet.

In a new series of webinars with some of our most senior consultants, we've been discussing why your business should consider adopting these products, the range of benefits they bring, and the various challenges you need to bear in mind.

So, what difference can an integrated desktop ecosystem make?

Your traders and other financial professionals interact with a wide range of systems throughout the course of their day. Working across this cluttered application estate can be a challenge, resulting in workflows that are fractured and inefficient.

What if their desktop applications – old and new – were always up to date, and worked together harmoniously in an interface that surfaced data tailored to their needs, allowing them to respond rapidly?

Our webinar series explores this software from a wide range of perspectives, helping you and your teams assess the difference it could make in the specific context of your business, and what steps you can take next.

You can watch the full series by following the links below.

Request your copy of our new white paper

The new white paper by our CTO Colin Eberhardt identifies the core building blocks that are required to build an integrated desktop application ecosystem using a combination of web and legacy technologies. He looks at the challenges involved in moving from legacy desktop technologies to web technologies, and reviews the various products that form the building blocks of this ecosystem of the future.

To request your copy of Building an integrated desktop ecosystem for Finance, please email colin@scottlogic.com.


Watch the webinar recordings

Colin Eberhardt

Chief Technology Officer

The New Normal for your Desktop: Creating tomorrow’s integrated desktop ecosystem

Watch the webinar recording

Traders and other financial professionals interact with a wide range of systems throughout the course of their day. Working across this cluttered application estate can be a challenge, resulting in workflows that are fractured and inefficient.

Recently, we’ve seen an emerging vision for a more integrated desktop application ecosystem, with various open-source and vendor products – such as OpenFin, Glue42 and Finsemble – providing integration and interoperability.

In this webinar, Colin:

  • describes the compelling business benefits of these technologies
  • explores key challenges, including the migration of legacy applications
  • sets out a pragmatic adoption approach through which your business can be early adopters of the New Normal

Mark Jose

Technical Principal

Over the course of three webinars, Mark Jose, Technical Principal at Scott Logic, provides a technical introduction to the features and capabilities of three desktop container products. Through the webinars, he focuses in particular on how these products can offer your organisation a low-risk strategy in migrating away from your legacy application estate.

Building desktop applications with OpenFin

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This technical webinar sets out the steps involved in migrating a legacy application into the OpenFin desktop container. Mark introduces you to some of OpenFin's main features and also covers some of the value-added features you get with the tool, such as distribution and the FDC3 App Directory.


Building desktop applications with Glue42

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This technical webinar sets out the steps involved in migrating a legacy application into the Glue42 desktop container. Mark introduces you to some of Glue42's main features and also covers some of the value-added features you get with the tool, such as integration with external services.


Building desktop applications with Finsemble

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This technical webinar sets out the steps involved in migrating a legacy application into the Finsemble desktop container. Mark introduces you to some of Finsemble's main features and also cover some of the value-added features you get with the tool, such as integration with native Java and .NET applications.


Graham Odds

Innovation Director

Think workflow, not app

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With digital technology, we tend to think in terms of applications and the functionality they offer. However, people are typically driven by broader intents than the isolated tasks addressed by individual apps.

In this webinar, Innovation Director Graham Odds explores the potential of desktop container technologies to cultivate an integrated desktop ecosystem, and shares some techniques for taking a workflow-focused approach to software design.


Chris Price

Solution Architect

Realising the most value from legacy applications using desktop containers

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There's a standard approach to migrating legacy applications into desktop containers: the desktop equivalent of the strangler pattern – but this has its drawbacks. Is there another way? In this webinar, Solution Architect Chris Price sheds light on an alternative that addresses these drawbacks and opens up new opportunities for old tech. And he explains what on earth rollercoasters have to do with it.


Ready to plan your integration journey?

At Scott Logic, we’ve supported a wide range of clients in establishing and cultivating an integrated desktop application ecosystem, boosting staff productivity.

If you’d like to discuss how your organisation can take a pragmatic, incremental approach to creating the desktop ecosystem of the future, we’re always happy to chat. Please contact Colin Eberhardt on +44 333 101 0020 or email him at colin@scottlogic.com.