Why Headless in MACH is a no-brainer

MACH stands for Microservices-based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless - as this new mantra for ephemeral abstracted compute logic comes to the fore, why should Headless be such a no-brainer for the modern IT stack?

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Openness matters. As we look across organisations, departments, teams, people and everything in between, we see new open approaches being brought to bear and becoming engrained in corporate culture and workflow practices.

If we have to distill openness into three key zones, then this process would pinpoint human-centric open work systems (where we champion meritocracy over patriarchal hierarchy), open source itself at the software application development and deployment level… and, importantly, open IT architecture at the lower baseline level as it is built to support the modern IT stack.

Why is openness at those three levels (four if you include open thinking or some more cerebral element) so useful and important? Because it paves the way for companies to be more agile, flexible and customisable in the face of change, a lesson none of us needs to be reminded of after the last three years of disruption.

How MACH makes open IT architecture

The need to build toward eminently open IT architectures is the lifeblood of the MACH Alliance, a group of independent technology companies that are dedicated to creating future-proof enterprise technology and propelling current and future digital experiences with an open and connected technology ecosystem.

MACH stands for Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless.

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