Out With the Old, In With the New – Reimagining an Online Education Platform

Client: London School of Marketing
Objective:Deliver an easily adaptable and agile online education platform
Solution:New system design incorporating Node.js and microservices
The Challenge

The London School of Marketing is a leading educational institution delivering accredited marketing and business qualifications. With a strong future focus on online facilitation, the limitations of the School’s monolithic system were beginning to frustrate its growth. The School was looking for a modern, ultra-usable online education platform that could quickly and easily adapt to business growth, changing markets and new business drivers, while at the same time continuously deliver new features to customers. With time being of the essence, the client set a 12-week lead time for completion.

The Response

As in all NearForm projects, our team began with problem analysis before moving on to propose a solution. Following thorough discovery and a series of design sprints, a new system development was recommended that would incorporate a cloud-based, microservices architecture on a Node.js runtime environment. Microservices assist in the creation of large, complex and flexible applications. When coupled with Node.js, these technologies allow for enhanced scalability and adaptability, exactly what London School of Marketing required.

Weekly demonstration sessions ensured that the client was kept up to date and that there were no variations to the project schedule. By identifying any issues as they arose, remedial action could be taken straight away with little or no disruption to the overall timeline.  

The Results

The new system designed for London School of Marketing provides quick and agile data delivery in what was a seamless transition from old to new. The new platform leverages all the benefits of cloud-based technology, with smooth, continuous new feature provision and global availability. The high-performing scalability of the solution means that it can grow with the business and still maintaining lightning-fast usability. To top it all off, the project was completed on time and within budget.

NearForm delivered a world-class platform for our business. We and our customers are delighted with the result.

Paul Penman, CEO, London School of Marketing

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