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Most enterprises are struggling to innovate and are not investing enough into new technologies to counter disruptive measures. As a result, in a few years, their products are becoming irrelevant in the market. Examples of Blackberry, Nokia, Kodak, Blockbuster have been quoted numerous times. Technology has lowered the entry barrier to innovation, and new entrants can easily disrupt the entire business models in a matter of months. Geographical borders do not guarantee any competitive advantages anymore. Any breakthrough or new idea travels around the world in a matter of minutes. For an enterprise embarking on the digital transformation, following key things need to fall in place for building digital capability within the enterprise: Business vision – digital transformation initiatives are cross division or cross-functional, as a result, having a common business vis... (more)

Technology’s Role in Digital Transformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

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)

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)

Application Performance and Antipatterns

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)

Social Networks Going Visual

Social Networks are traditionally focused on sharing of status messages and links. The focus of these networks was about sharing of all kinds, but not as much as about the Visual aspects. This focus has been shifting recently to Visuals. This can be seen in the recent growth of the Visual Social Networks such as Instagram and Pinterest. These networks put the Visual aspects in front and center of the sharing. Some of the facts that support this observation: This week Facebook announced to buy Instagram for $1bn. (Instagram has just 13 employees but has about 50 million plus users.... (more)