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Announcing new security and usability enhancements to Comotion Dash. Data protection is at the top of everyone's mind at the moment, and rightfully so. Increased threat levels from a number of sources, and increased legal requirements (in South Africa, Europe and America) mean that companies need to think about data protection now more than ever. To that end, Comotion is bringing the following security enhancements to Comotion Dash.

Multi-factor Authentication

Multifactor authentication adds an extra layer of security when logging on to your Comotion account. You will be prompted to download an app to your phone that will provide a one time pin for every time you log in. If you would like assistance in setting this up, please contact your Comotion representative. Note that this will be enabled on all accounts from Friday 17th May 2019, so ensure you allow for some extra time on Friday to log in.

IP Address Limitation

IP Address limitation ensures that you can only get into your Dash account from certain IP addresses. This will generally be from your office IP address. It is highly recommended to make use of this feature as it ensures that only users from your locations can access the system. To enable this, send your IP addresses to your Comotion representative who will be able to set it up for you.

Large Query Support

Previously large queries would cause the frontend of Dash to fail. We have improved support for large queries via the sql-lab. Large queries can be run - although it may take some time to download the results. Downloads are limited to 50 000 lines. Should you want to gain access to the full dataset of a particular query, get in touch with your Comotion representative.

We visited Rotterdam citizenM hotel and were struck by the business lessons to learn from this hotel chain. This is at the core of Comotion's ethos - which is driving technology that brings truly sustainable change to business models. citizenM is a great example of innovation and technology that is woven into the fabric of the client offering. The key lessons we learnt from citizenM are:

- The importance of integrity of experience

- Execution, Execution, Execution

- The human touch: Humans need to do what humans do best, and computers should do what computers do best

- Brand consistency: Your brand needs to be woven through the experience

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Eric Ries, a custodian of the silicon valley lean startup movement stresses the importance of any business to test assumptions in their respective business models. Once certain of a business plan IT expenses can be largely justified, anything before that level of surety is normally a waist. Putting money into testing assumptions has, up until this point, typically been tested via a messy combination of unmeasured conversation and vapourware.

One of the key strengths Mendix brings to the table is the combination of rapid development and, what I call, ‘pivotability”. Pivotability is essentially a system’s ability to pivot based on business direction. This is something that traditional IT systems handle really poorly, but something that businesses have to do, especially in the early development phases.

In Mendix the application logic is captured within an activity flow-like interface making it simple for business domain experts to both understand and change business logic. This process makes pivoting on a technology platform possible.

Mendix then takes further steps to ensure rapid development. The platform contains an open market allowing users to add functionality such as graphs, captcha, usage calculators, financial calculators, Sales Force integrations etc. at drag and drop speeds. Mendix then allows the logic to be exported in both desktop web and mobile interfaces increasing the number of channels business can offer the application through. Scaling the solution is handled through the Mendix cloud platform meaning that businesses can make the most out of successful assumptions. All it takes is one click!

A diagram of the workflow you would follow during a typical Mendix assisted business development process.

The ease at which applications can be developed, changed and deployed allows businesses to create and soundly test assumptions. Allowing potential target markets to have a functional and scalable solution at the time duration it takes other businesses to build vapourware.

Comotion Business Solutions specialises in helping companies to reinvent key aspects of their business models using solutions like these. Talk to us today about unlocking the benefits that low code can bring!

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