I agree with you that cloud computing has a vital role in shaping IT infrastructure, for example the vast amount of data involved in this form of computing would lead to the need for more advanced data warehouses and may indeed generate a true distruption in computiing as we know it. However, its limiting factor such as the speed of the internet connection may also spur innovations targeted at improving further data transfer speed.
I think what's worth mentioning in this list is the role of cloud computing and SaaS which is transforming the technology architecture within organizations and tend to influence other technologies as well. Cloud computing is enabling a lot of other paradigm shifts within the organization such as the use of consumer devices for business.
Himanshugupta :The power of Technologies cannot be underestimated. Your experience in both ends has given you a medium for better comparism. I strongly agree with your opinion because it is much easier to be street smart
Good question. What has changed to make me believe that WSN will take up in 2012?
There are two important moves that I think is going to help WSNs this year. For the first time in a few years, two IT standards have made a move towards WSNs: Bluetooth Low Energy and DECT Ultra Low Energy. I think such backing from well-established IT standards will definitely make a difference in 2012 for WSNs.
So what do you think has changed now to ensure it becomes a success today?
I also have the same thought about WSNs. Having worked on wireless sensor networks - routing path and power consumption of sensor nodes. I think, the application areas and other issues working against its market boom.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.