The Most Important Question to Ask Before Automating Your Workflow (and Two
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.
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.
I want to save time. Automated workflows help you spend less time ... (more)
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
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)
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)
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)
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