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The slides I used to set the stage for a panel discussion on Architecture at our 2009 IDGVV Technical Conference on April 3rd, 2009.

The slides I used to set the stage for a panel discussion on Architecture at our 2009 IDGVV Technical Conference on April 3rd, 2009.

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  • 1. IDG Ventures Vietnam TechCon 2009 April 3rd James Vuong VP, Investment & Technology James_vuong@idgvv.com.vn
  • 2. Why Is Architecture so Important?
  • 3. Startups are built to grow
  • 4. Startups need to learn, change, and improve. And do it with speed! Opportunity
  • 5. Companies should be
  • 6. Does your architecture allow your company to achieve those objectives?
  • 7. Does your architecture allow your company to grow fast while maintaining the same performance and reliability?
  • 8. Does your architecture allow your company to… • Learn from your customers and mistakes • Change your course of strategy • Continue to improve your product/service offering And do it with speed !?
  • 9. What are the consequences if you don’t get the architecture right?
  • 10. Time and money wasted when you re- architect to support your company’s growth and strategic or product/service changes.
  • 11. Lose to a competitor or incumbent because you can not change fast enough! You
  • 12. Make your customers unhappy and they leave! And go to your competitor!
  • 13. What if your mission is: To serve 20M Internet users by 2010
  • 14. From where you are now… how do you get there?
  • 15. Performance and Reliability You've already built something that works well and runs fast – offering a good user experience and attracting users…
  • 16. At some point, if your success continues… This will happen! Good problem to have? Maybe, maybe not!
  • 17. Scalability Can you still offer the same performance and reliability so not to disappoint your new and existing customers?
  • 18. Flexibility/Modularity How disruptive are changes? Can your architecture handle changes, minor and major, with minimal cost on time and money?
  • 19. Expandability What if you want to add more products/services? What if you want to be a platform to allow external 3rd parties to add more products/services?
  • 20. Portability  Pervasiveness Now, what if you want your products/services to be portable and pervasive? • Get on other portals or social networks • Follow the user wherever they are • Get on the user’s desktop • Get on mobile devices
  • 21. Factors crucial for a startup architecture Performance & Reliability Scalability Flexibility/Modularity Expandability Portability/Pervasiveness
  • 22. When you architect, always keep the end in mind: To delight 20M Internet users in 2010