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Disruptive technologies: they are here!

Posted by: Dr. Anurag Srivastava | February 28, 2014

The intersection of technologies is creating an unprecedented multiplier effect. When multiple new advanced technology devices interact, the outcome is a disruptive application which was never thought of – it gives rise to a new technological phenomenon.

As Digital Technologies Intersect, a New World of Opportunity Awaits Businesses

Posted by: Dr. Anurag Srivastava | December 26, 2013

The intersection of digital technologies presents a whole new world of opportunities to businesses. They can get the much needed competitive advantage. While we have witnessed the benefits of technologies like cloud computing or big-data analytics, their potential is far greater if they are used in innovative combinations. The intersection of technologies is sparking a daring new era in the way we interact, communicate, collaborate and conduct business. The synergy of technologies infused with innovation can be rightly termed as ‘technovation’.

IT as a Utility

Posted by: Dr. Anurag Srivastava | December 17, 2012

We have grown so used to utilities like water and power being delivered to our homes, that we forget that this was not always the case. In the early part of the twentieth century, many manufacturing companies generated their own power with steam engines and dynamos. However, this soon changed as electric companies began setting up large electric grids, and the cheap power supplied by the utilities brought about economic and social transformation, and powered an industrial boom.

Approaches to adopt cloud

Posted by: Dr. Anurag Srivastava | November 22, 2012

According to a Forrester Research forecast, the infrastructure management market is expected to touch $180 billion by 2013. Cloud technologies are significantly contributing to this growth of the IT infrastructure management industry. I see a growing need in business leaders to " variabilize " their infrastructure costs; transformation of IT into " utility services " will be a key trend driven by this need and cloud computing plays a crucial role in this transformation. This resonates with the findings of our recent study on the ‘Cloud Potential’ which saw 43% of respondents believing that companies will fail to manage costs by not investing in the cloud.

With great power comes great responsibility

Posted by: Dr. Anurag Srivastava | August 21, 2012

Technology is changing the world and has made it almost unrecognizable as compared to even a decade ago. Prominent essayist, author, travel writer and thinker Pico Iyer’s image of the modern world is "of teenagers riding in a car at 160 miles an hour around blind curves," which is simultaneously both exciting and unsettling. As technology continues to power forward at a rapid pace, one wonders whether getting off the ride would mean being disconnected from the world. Has technology gotten so ubiquitous that it is completely changing the way people live and work?