by Josef Spillner
Supported by Huawei’s Seeds for the Future programme, 16 students from Swiss universities of applied sciences are spending a couple of education and project days at production and research facilities in China which cover the broad topics of telecommunications equipment, enterprise computing solutions and mobile handhelds. Among the participants, two study Computer Science and Business Information Technology, respectively, at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Their study programmes are complemented well by the technical and business contents of this on-site module.
At the beginning of this year the Cloud-Native Applications Seed Project (short: CNA Seed Project) was launched as described in this blog-post.
The goal of the CNA Seed Project is to gain experience in what it takes to migrate an application into the cloud. So at the heart of this project lies the application that will be migrated.
We set ourselves the following parameters in chosing a suitable application:
- Must be open source
- Should be a business application
- Should be a common used type of application
There were a lot of different types of business application types to choose from:
- Customer Relation Management (CRM)
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Document Management Systems (DMS)
- Ticketing Systems
- Content Management Software (CMS)
In the end we mainly focused on CRM applications because they are a common type of business application, is not too complex and a lot of open source solutions are available.