Manufacturing industries have been the cradle for most business processes we
see today. It is quite well known that organisations in the manufacturing
industry use various methodologies and exceptional ERP systems to keep
processes optimized. However, the likelihood of processes falling through
prevails at every juncture of human interaction. With every step in
organisations requiring an approval, approval processes are key regions with
numerous avoidable cracks.
Atlas Roofing Corporation is an innovative manufacturer of residential and
commercial building materials with over 19 manufacturing facilities in North
America and worldwide product distribution. An organizations of this size is
bound to have a set process for every activity, each of them going through
an approval cycle before the final call is made. The effort of giving a
structure to these processes goe... (more)
I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from
SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on
beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’?
It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the
term ‘Cloud’ in general and ‘Private Cloud’ in particular. The
motivation for this post is Rick and supported by a tweet I read around the
same time from ‘Carl Brooks‘ who is a technology writer on Cloud at
TechTarget. Let me give it a shot.
First, Cloud is about leveraging economies of scale whether it is public o... (more)
Part 1 : Top down vs Bottom Up
There are quite a few visual development tools that have failed in the past.
When I say past, I meant the pre-cloud era. The commercially successful ones
are Visual Basic, PowerBuilder (just googled and found out that PowerBuilder
still exists under Sybase) and Oracle Forms 4.5. Although, popularity and
merits of the language need not co-relate. :-) !
And, there are quite few that have come up in the current cloud paradigm. Few
Examples : Coghead (already in dead pool), VisualForce of
Force.com, WaveMaker, Zoho Creator. My POV is on the approach... (more)
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)
This is part 3 of my post in the PaaS Series. My earlier posts in this series
Part 1: It's all about Abstraction Part 2: PaaS for enterprises is more
Cloud Computing , more specifically Platform as a Service (PaaS) is changing
the business app developer demographic forever. Or should I say that, PaaS is
reviving or giving a new lease of life for productivity focused business
developers. The kind that existed during the Client-Server paradigm empowered
by Power Builder, Developer 2000, Visual Basic and the likes. Pardon me for
using a poor - Jurasic metaphor! ... (more)