Software products or application platforms, do I have to choose?
This is the final post in a series that has been focused on providing different ways to think about the job of a modern day software technology architect. The series began with the idea of defining an architecture that blends physical and digital worlds, taking more of an omni-channel approach. The next post expanded on […]
3 Techniques for Architecting the New Digital Frontier
Technologist and network architects alike are leading companies into a new digital frontier directed by technology-enabled platforms. These platforms are very powerful as they can enable a new ecosystem for...
Blend the Physical and the Digital
This is the first in a series of blogs that will showcase methodical approaches to digital business transformation. If you think we’re headed for an all-digital nirvana, I suggest you think again. I believe paper will always be around and will continue to be essential in conducting business, in combination with digital approaches. […]
The Business Drivers of Hyper-distributed Computing
It would be easy to say that the primary drivers behind hyper-distributed computing are social, mobile, analytics, cloud and security (SMACS). While it is true that these approaches are influencing or enabling hyper-distributed computing, they are not the business drivers. SMACS technologies are necessary but insufficient enablers of hyper-distributed computing. The premise of hyper-distributed computing […]
4 Reasons Network Architects Need Hyper-Distributed Computing
It’s an exciting time for those of us in IT as the business and technology news is dominated by stories of innovation and disruption in industries that seemed to be...
The Changing Landscape of Digital Manufacturing
Manufacturing is one of the key industries that has been in the forefront of digital transformation. Leading manufacturing organizations have evolved beyond driving efficiencies within their own processes to automating and including their broader ecosystems of customers, partners and vendors in order to enable rich customer experiences. In this new era of digital manufacturing, these […]
The Digital Manufacturing Landscape and the Path Forward.
Any discussion on digital transformation and IoT leads to the fundamental question – “What are the possibilities and impacts in my industry?” The manufacturing industry has been dealing with this question for the last 50 years and in fact, has been an early adopter of technology to enable transformation. For example, in the mid-to-late 20th-century, […]