From machine learning to digital twins, opportunities abound in emerging (and converging) tech trends New and evolving technologies are rapidly reshaping how we work—offering creative opportunities for developers who are willing to pivot and adopt new skills. We took a look at 11 tech trends experts say are likely to disrupt current IT approaches and create demand for engineers with an eye on the future. It isn’t all about The Next Big Thing. Future opportunities for developers are emerging from a confluence of cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, VR. augmented reality, IoT, and cloud technology … and, of course, dealing with the security issues thatRead More →

The world of food has gone digital and consumers want to understand where food comes from and how it’s produced, even if that means redefining what is “natural’ and what is “organic”, an MIT professor said “Our world is controlled and described by data more than ever and the food industry should benefit from this information revolution,” Dr Caleb Harper, Director of the Open Agricultural Initiative at MIT Media Lab Dr Harper said new approaches to agriculture will help produce good-tasting and highly-nutritious agricultural products where as “the average age of an apple in a US store lasts for 14 months,” losing in that processRead More →

Everybody knows someone who has a stack of 3½-inch floppies in a desk drawer “just in case we may need them someday.” While that might be amusing, the truth is that relatively few people are confident that they’re making satisfactory progress on their digital journey. The boundaries between the digital and physical worlds continue to blur — with profound implications for the way we do business. Virtually every industry and every enterprise feels the effects of this ongoing digital transformation, whether from its own initiative or due to pressure from competitors. What is digital transformation? It’s the wholesale reimagining and reinvention of how businesses operate,Read More →

Very interesting case study on using Zebra Technologies’ SmartPack Trailer. this helps loading operations in transportation industry. SmartPack Trailer is designed to use the internet of things (IoT) to give public and private freight and parcel carriers real-time operational visibility into the efficiency of loading trailers, load quality, staff training and safety. Transporting freight operates at a massive scale in the U.S., most of it hauled by trucks that are the lifeblood of the American economy. But the trailers those trucks are hauling typically have a load efficiency of 70 to 75 percent, says Tom Bianculli, CTO of Zebra Technologies. The remaining 25 to 30 percentRead More →

“Agile, flexible IT is the key to a successful digital transformation. That means the right mix of on-premises and public cloud, and managed infrastructure,” says Rick Einhorn, worldwide vice president, data center consulting, part of HPE Pointnext, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s newly branded services arm. The digital imperative has gained urgency. HPE studies show that more than 67 percent of technology leaders surveyed at Forbes Global 2000 enterprises expected their top initiatives to be related to digital transformation. By 2018, these companies will have digital transformation at the core of their IT strategy. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603990/a-field-guide-to-digital-transformation/  Read More →

For the past several years, digital transformation has been a constant topic of focus in the business community. Much has been written about the risks of digital disruption and the need for digital transformation in the world of digital platforms. But what does digital transformation really mean—and why do so many companies fail to achieve their goals? One of the main problems is that there are actually two types of digital transformation: linear and exponential. Most companies want the results of the exponential transformation, but focus instead on the linear transformation, which is easier to understand and implement. So what differentiates linear and exponential transformation?Read More →

We have found that for companies to build value and provide compelling customer experiences at lower cost, they need to commit to a next-generation operating model. This operating model is a new way of running the organization that combines digital technologies and operations capabilities in an integrated, well-sequenced way to achieve step-change improvements in revenue, customer experience, and cost. Link http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/the-next-generation-operating-model-for-the-digital-world    Read More →

Retailers need to look into how they can create the digital future today. The urgency to move ahead is very real. The retail landscape is becoming increasingly crowded and more competitive than ever. We are moving towards a reality where consumers can easily get anything, anytime, anywhere. And this has fundamentally changed the face of customers – how they make decisions, what they value, and how they want to do business. Retailers that do not take the essential first step to differentiate themselves through innovative customer engagement risk becoming irrelevant – forever. The speed of digitization will only accelerate. While it brings with it theRead More →