Digital Transformation: Threat or Opportunity?

Posted by Vinay Babu Yella on 15 Jan, 2019

Digital Transformation is for a company the difference between winning and losing. Companies that were once great are now extinct. For example: Toys "R" Us was once a successful toys store chain, but now out of business after Amazon shook up the retail market with online e-commerce offering customers with greater selection, lower price, and better customer experience. In some cases, much younger companies (for example: Uber, Airbnb, Stripe) are emerging as major disruptors in their industry, using their digital platforms that prove to be a threat to their competitors. Over the past twenty years, it has been proven that the industry disruptors where the first to embrace Digital Transformation, and those other companies that followed were successful by surviving the competition.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Strategy, Digital Strategy, API Strategy, API Management, Microservices, ESB, Data Analytics, Stream Processor, Identity and Access Management, IoT, WSO2 API, WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 IOT, WSO2 Stream Processor, Cloud

Microservices and Integration will be the themes of 2019

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 11 Dec, 2018

About this time last year, I predicted that these five IT-related themes would play an important role in 2018: API-first, IoT, Blockchain, Microservices and Automated Stacks. Now, one year later, let’s look back if the predictions became reality and to see what awaits us in the coming year.

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Topics: Strategy, Digital Strategy, API Strategy, API Management, Microgateway, Microservices, Integration, Open Source Software, Blockchain, IoT, Automated Stacks, API

The democratization of GPS, IoT and Location Based Services

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 25 Sep, 2018

It is hard to imagine a world without the use of global positioning systems or GPS for short. Over the last decade or so we have seen the use of GPS systems increased tremendously due to the miniaturization of the technology. It meant the end of the analog Road Atlas and introduced personal navigation devices and allowed organizations like TomTom, data company taking the information from the devices and turn it into data about traffic around the world. We rely on our GPS systems to go from A to B. Imagine what you can do with an IOT devices that allows location-based services with a long battery life.

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Topics: Digital Strategy, Strategy, IoT

Smart Things

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 21 Aug, 2018

The word Smart is often misused in marketing. Just slap that word in front of any device and suddenly you have a device capable of doing the most amazing things. We have smart fridges, smart thermostats and even smart underwear with sensors woven in the undies and bras that will measure vitals like heart rate, temperature, pressure, motion and so on. Really, I am not kidding. I believe that, unless you are a top athlete or have a chronic condition that needs monitoring, you need to be a bit of a data fetishist to wear such garments. What I mean with smart is not only connected but also capable of adding value by means of its ‘smartness’.

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Topics: Strategy, IoT, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 EI, WSO2 ESB, ESB, Machine Learning

How the IoT is changing 5 vital industries

Posted by JBTechReports on 2 Jan, 2018

Everyday, the Internet of Things is changing the world as we know it. Everything from smart watches and smart shoes to holograms and robotic help looks like something straight out of The Jetsons. Granted, George Jetson's flying car is still being developed by the likes of Slovakian startup AeroMobil, and 3D printed food hasn’t made it to mainstream restaurants yet from Foodini, Cocojet, and NASA; but we’re getting there, and there’s plenty to be excited about.

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Topics: IoT