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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 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

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)

Deciphering an Outage

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)

Post Agile - State of Software Development

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 Trends in 2012

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)