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Suresh Sambandam

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The Most Important Question to Ask Before Automating Your Workflow (and Two Bad Answers) Having automated workflows sounds like a sexy thing. And it is. It feels pretty awesome to be able to initiate a process with a button and forget about it while the work gets done. But that doesn’t mean you have to automate every process in your office. I mean, I think people can take care of replacing the copy paper on their own, right? Right? Come on, people. Because automation shouldn’t be blatantly applied to every corner of your business, it’s good to start with a very basic question before you begin. Why? There are a lot of ways to improve your business – why are you looking to automation? What do you hope to get out of it? Here are some good and bad reasons companies automate their processes. Good reasons: I want to save time. Automated workflows help you spend less time ... (more)

Visual PaaS: If Data Is King, Then Logic Is Queen

Or, should this title be If Data is Queen, then, Logic is King - Queen (data) being the protected - in Object Oriented terms! Jokes apart, in the last post, I talked about the importance of Data Structure, i.e., data model and now you can understand why it is logical and important to talk about Business Logic. You can't imagine any business application without a business logic/rule. Yet, business rules are the most abused term and the least understood. Everybody knows the importance of it, but sadly everyone has a cliched understanding. In this post, I set out to articulate busi... (more)

Shouldn't PaaS for Enterprises Be More than DevOps?

This is Part 2 in my series on the topic of PaaS (Platform as a Service) and in this post I cover why PaaS for enterprises is more than just DevOps and a larger "technology convergence" in the core "Software Engineering" area is leading this perfect storm called PaaS. The first part is: What is PaaS all about? - Part 1: It's about Abstraction Before I go deep into this topic, I want to clarify "technology convergence" from "programming environment optimization" primarily in the context of this post. The programming environment optimization is more commonly referred as "DevOps". ... (more)

Okay, Let Me Say It - Generic PaaS Is Not Disruptive

Change. Continuous change is what we have witnessed, since computing began way back in the 1960s. We have had many transformational waves on how the software is built, deployed and accessed - from the COBOL and mainframes to client/server and PCs, to the web, to multi-tier and the whole 9 yards of how code was written, arranged, deployed and managed. And, then, cloud came with the mother of all changes and changed everything across the board. Not just technology change, but also brought about innovative approaches to the business models and delivery models. Platform as a Service... (more)

Reed UK – Keeping Up With Organisational Change Through Process Automation

Based out of Central London, Reed Online Ltd. runs UK’s #1 recruitment website, reed.co.uk. The website offers vacancies from various recruiters, including private and public sector employers, recruitment agencies, and consultants. On reed.co.uk job seekers get to apply for vacancies; manage their applications and store their CV online. As for employers and recruitment agencies, reed.co.uk provides the stage to advertise job vacancies and enables users to manage applicants, search CVs, work on their branding and display advertising. During our recent conversation, Brett Orr & P... (more)