New forces are impacting the entire value chain of an enterprise.
Availability of large amounts of digital data, automation of the production
processes, inter-connectivity of the supply chains, and digitization of the
customer experience is re-organizing entire industries leading to
the transformation of business models.
Let’s look at the some of the critical pieces of the value chain and see
the impact of the new technologies.
Manufacturing – For any enterprise that is manufacturing or sourcing raw
materials/parts/products, global sourcing has become the norm.
Inter-connectivity of the entire supply chain via telecom networks has
synchronized supply chains and shortened the production cycles. The advent of
the Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled this inter-connectivity across the
value chain Distribution and Logistics – the distribution model is moving
online, m... (more)
A Four-Pronged Approach to Microservices Adoption
By Aravind Ajad Yarra
Enterprises have been struggling for years to develop applications that are
agile and quick to change. Microservices architecture provides a way to
address this challenge and has therefore caught the attention of enterprise
IT teams. Beyond the initial enthusiasm, proof of concepts and pilot
implementations, enterprises are struggling to adopt this architecture. In
this blog, I explain why enterprises need to consider a strategic approach to
Microservices architecture and suggest a four pronged approach to ado... (more)
Recently, there was a major fire outage reported. The building maintenance
team informed the fire brigade department. The fire brigade came in, helped
douse the fire and tried to salvage whatever they could. The owner of the
building demanded an independent assessment of the reasons behind the fire,
what triggered it and how to make sure this does not happen again. The
building maintenance team called in an independent assessment team and asked
them to comb the carnage and find out what might have caused this!
The independent assessment team went through the motions of accumulatin... (more)
There is a significant change in how software is developed over the last
decade. Agile had been the buzzword over the last decade and probably is most
significant of changes in software development to date. Now that the hype
around Agile has been subsided, it is worth an effort to understand what it
is like post agile. Often we see Agile with a narrow perspective, limiting it
to a few programming practices and nothing more. We also fail to notice the
indirect influence and the larger impact of Agile over the last decade.
State of post Agile Software Development will have to be seen... (more)
Big Data has caught the fancy of each and everyone. Consumer and enterprise
world is looking to adopt the Big Data. Analysts are talking about it,
proclaiming it to the next big thing!
Below is my take on how the Big Data market space will evolve in 2012 and
years to come.
Data Analytics Service – We will start seeing SaaS vendors that will start
offering data analytics as a service (e.g., 1010data). These vendors will be
able to pull in your unstructured data and provide you standardized reports
and data services. This is very similar to the Web analytics (like Omniture)
but ac... (more)