Learn from the Past, Excel in the Present and Change the Future – Exploring technology and business innovation and the implications for enterprise software implementation by understanding the rapidly changing software, business and technology landscape through summary, comparison, analysis and practical experience.
Enterprise growth and timely change of business technologies are inevitable. Progress in business development is tidily connected to a company’s IT and communication technology development.
What is needed?
Vendors need to provide more elegant solutions to maintain their ability to compete on the market.
It becomes ever more important to implement inter-operable and cross-platform adaptable solutions that satisfy clients and enable service and IT departments to react faster and more efficient to client needs.
Agile software and IT architectural practices need to reshape how we think about our enterprise technology, about implementing change and advancing business competition. Continue reading “Enterprise IT Trends – Making Growth Flexible” »
Our daily life is ever more impacted by technological advances including innovations of information technology (IT) and virtual environment in our private life and at work. One of these advances includes the automation of data integration and processing.
Cloud computing’s growth is accelerating and reached new dimensions in 2012 in integrating innovative server technology, advancements of the internet and important growth steps of personal computing technologies.
Almost all business areas, such as financial and medical applications, online sale or customer relationship management, use cloud-based services to manage the continuously increasing amount of data. In addition, the media and entertainment branches show economic advance with the growing competence of information technology (IT). Continue reading “Global Future Perspective of Cloud Computing Business” »
Hierarchical Databases Management Systems (DBMSs) such as IMS by IBM and Windows Registry by Microsoft are organizing and storing data methods that are around since a long time.
They are organized in a tree-like structure with branches connecting downwards. Data are grouped into higher-level data called ‘parents’ that are connected to one or more lower-level data called ‘children’ that are always connected to only one parent record. Continue reading “Hierarchical vs. Network Databases: Trees vs. Cobwebs” »
More and more enterprises use Apache Hadoop for business analytics.
Apache Hadoop provides a platform to process Big Data that are generated on a daily basis. It is an open-source software framework for data-intensive distributed application in the cloud. Prominent users of Hadoop include Google, Facebook, IBM, Akamai, ebay or Amazon.
Hadoop enables to interact with huge amount of date on multiple of computation-independent computers. Continue reading “Hadoop Distributions: Needed Change to Improve Big Scale Business Software” »
Any software development requires project management as importantly as having the right engineering team with coding expertise. This gets even more important when developing clinical software products – from patient management systems, to medical devices and to electronic medical records (EMRs) etc.
”The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.” (Edward Simmons)
Today’s most successful management teams know that there is the continuous need to measure up with the unremitting changes and increasing demands in business.
Being successful requires the development of concurrent business marketing strategies to make the best strategic decisions and to understand business metrics based on the most recent, real-time analyses of marketing channels.
Business metrics can be defined as the units of measurement that provides a way to empirically quantify a process. The most basic business metrics that represent the end goals of a company are “Profit/(Loss)”, “Growth” and “Cash Flow” but also may include the amount of products finished per hour, percentage of defects during a process period, hours required to deliver the product, employees needed to finish the product on time etc.
Good business metrics must be actionable and drive success.
Business metrics management is vital to understand how well a business is progressing toward its objectives. Using business process models, analysts describe the actions involved in a business and how they relate to the needed funds to accomplish the process goal(s). They assess the current state of a business and establish action plans to adapt and improve the business outcomes.
Measuring the business performance modeling is complex and most of the time it is critical to use the right software applications to understand what data need to be included in the metrics and what analysis strategies are best for best outcome.
Proper business metrics allow to:
Understand the main processes of the present business
Enhance responsiveness of the business to partner organization and customers/clients
Increase the Return on Investment (ROI)
Improve the present business structure and operations
Provide the knowledge to create the proper data systems for the business
Assist the alignment of business terms and technical outline that IT development needs to produce better metrics
Present opportunities to innovate the business strategies for increase success
Recognize outsourcing opportunities
Provide guidance for early capitalization on new/additional business opportunities
Furthermore, business metrics may help to encourage the management team, executive personnel but also employees to focus on the big picture of the company, to differentiate important from trivial tasks and to place greater weight on strategy and organizational results to improve the business outcome.
“Money” comprises a multifaceted ecosystem of private and public sector institutions which keeps on going digital, is probably getting virtual and possibly becoming universal.
“Digital currencies” is used as the collective term for financial cryptography and its enabling technologies including electronic money (e-money), electronic currency (e-currency), electronic cash, digital cash, cyber currency, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), direct deposit, digital gold currency (DGC) and more. Continue reading “The Digitalization of Money” »
Nowadays, every business is a digital company and every client and employee is a content producer. Today’s companies use ever more wireless and mobile across many different industries – including government, healthcare, media and administration – data is becoming vital for most business operations.
The global developments of the web, telecommunication infrastructures and networking capabilities transform business operations. It allows the rapid deploy of data center operations, application nodes and networks worldwide. This directly affects communication pathways and marketplaces but is currently challenged by ever restricted bandwidth and speed limits. Continue reading “The Need of Global Data Solutions for Businesses” »