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)
For enterprises disrupting the marketplace, technology is the key enabler
that is helping them create new business models and processes. Open source
software has played an enabler role in developing these new scalable and
high-performing systems. From the digital transformation perspective,
following four levers play an important role.
Connected – with the advent of IoT everything is getting connected. All
this data is being transmitted over mobile and fixed bandwidth networks where
the enterprises are making sense out of it leading to real-time decision
making. New service mode... (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)
Performance is one word that is used to describe multiple scenarios when
talking about application performance. When someone says I need a High
Performance Application, it might mean any/all of the following:
Low web latency application ( meaning low page loading times) Application
that can serve ever increasing number of users (scalability) Application that
does not go down (either highly available or continuously available)
For each of the above, as an architect you need to dig deeper to find out
what the user is asking for. With the advent of cloud, every CIO is looking
to buil... (more)
Any application you pick up, there are some issues – big or small. There
will be copy-paste code, mistakes, algorithms which could have better thought
through. But what distinguishes an antipattern from these normal errors is
that like patterns these antipatterns are recurring throughout the code base.
In my recent experience in dealing with performance issues, I had observed
certain recurrent themes that are undermining the overall application
performance. Most of these antipatterns are well documented but it seems we
do not learn from others mistakes. We need to make our own mis... (more)