It’s hard to know with what to be more impressed — the watch, the technology, the design, the demo video, even the product videography that went into the video is amazing. Apple still has it after Jobs — albeit, clearly, this product has been in development for years. What I find myself wondering, is how many things will this disrupt? I cringe for watchmakers (which have taken a beating from smartphones already) and fitness specialty watches. Will this cannibalize, a bit, even smart phone usage? With payment, what will I do with my Coin, […]
Here’s a link to the webcast I did on BrightTalk this morning. Docker is hot. APIs are ubiquitous. aPaaS is finally gaining momentum. And Enterprises are facing increasing business challenges and complexity. How can these trends and technologies help? How does RAADD (Rapid API Application Development and Deployment) foster innovation and agility? How does Docker and Containerization really help optimize app workloads? Find out with Samir Ghosh, CEO of WaveMaker, as he gives you the end-to-end view of Docker aPaaS and […]
Within a business, the collective processes can be viewed as a spectrum. The more repetitive, team-oriented and generic, the more likely there will be a packaged line of business (LOB) application, like CRM, ERP, etc. More proprietary processes, those linked to the business’s competitive advantage, will likely need BPM solutions or custom applications. However, if a proprietary process is not highly repeatable, or does not involve many people, individuals tend to choose the tools used – email, spreadsheets, chat, etc.
Forgive me if I’m stating something obvious. I’m just surprised how often I see people (in all kinds of situations) make recommendations without providing any rationale behind their recommendations. IMHO, this makes recommendations, and all the hard work and thought that went into them, virtually meaningless. Always frame the problem first and start with the primary objective.
Marquee consulting firm McKinsey has an approach to problem framing called “MECE“. This refers to “Mutually Exclusive and Collectively Exhaustive.” The value is more in the philosophy than a specific approach. Implementation can be done in many ways (outlines, graphics, […]
Gutenberg’s printing press initiated mass knowledge capture via books. The Internet is enabling another monumental knowledge boon, but this is not limited to just web pages. In fact, rapidly increasing pace, more multi-tasking, greater agility, and even shortening attention spans are moving us away from the era of large, heavy books or documents to an increasing amount of micro-content. Major decisions and valuable knowledge can be found in micro-content including email, microblogging, and SMS mobile texting. The question is: how much of it is useful knowledge and how much creates noise that just makes finding the useful stuff more challenging?
It is becoming increasingly more difficult to imagine life before the Internet, a time when networked Email was a breakthrough, providing electronic messaging to the growing masses of PC adopters. But Email, at least Networked Email (vs. its predecessor, Mainframe Email), required a store-and-forward architecture to enable wide-area transportation across disjoint computers, often over periodic slow phone line connections.
The connections are faster now, but the physical networks making up the Internet are still heterogeneous resources, so Internet Email uses effectively the same store-and-forward architecture (via […]