A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called
Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based
Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact
on the data center and on server computing in general.
What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't
Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will
be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is
available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some
years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to
Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research
According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and
services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver
appliances for deployin... (more)
Every generation, it seems, sports its own business transformation du jour.
From Business Process Reengineering (BPR) to the Quality Movement to
eBusiness to name a few, organizations large and small have sought to improve
their profits, lower their costs, and keep their customers happy by shaking
up the way they do things.
Digital transformation is unquestionably a blisteringly hot topic across
enterprises today. Companies in every industry have fallen into the vast
digital maelstrom, as customer demands and software innovation form the
Scylla and Charybdis that threaten to si... (more)
Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo
The reason I believe digital transformation is not only more than a fad, but
is actually a life-or-death imperative for every business and IT executive on
the planet is simple: there will be no place for an "industrial enterprise"
in a digital world.
Transformation, by definition, is a metamorphosis from one state to another,
wholly new state. As such, a true digital transformation must be the act of
transforming an industrial-era organization into something wholly different -
the Digital Enterprise.
Digital transformation ... (more)
In last week's Cortex newsletter, I introduced the following diagram of a
customer-centric digital architecture, where digital architecture is
shorthand for enterprise architecture that's laser focused on driving digital
Customer-Centric Digital Architecture
In the diagram above, the traditional architectural layers (represented here
as concentric bands) have been grayed out in favor of customer journeys that
cut across user interface, process, technology infrastructure, and data
concerns, instead focusing on the preferences and behavior of individual
Digital means customer preferences and behavior are driving enterprise
technology decisions to be sure, but let's not forget our employees. After
all, when we say customer, we mean customer writ large, including partners,
supply chain participants, and yes, those salaried denizens whose daily labor
forms the cornerstone of the enterprise.
While your customers bask in the warm rays of your digital efforts, are your
employees toiling away in the dark recesses of your enterprise, pecking data
into arcane screens as they struggle to retain a thread of sanity under the
onslaught of m... (more)
Since we launched our Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster two weeks
ago, several hundred people around the globe have downloaded it - but it's
not clear how many of them have taken the time to work their way through it.
Haven't seen it yet, you say? No worries - you can download the poster for
free at AgileDigitalTransformation.com.
OK then - everyone have the poster handy? Good. Here's how to make sense of
So...Where's the Roadmap?
The first thing you'll notice about the ADT Roadmap is that it doesn't look
too much like the sort of roadmap you'd likely see in the cou... (more)