In the age of disruption and fast data, the success of a new software solution is often dependent on being first to market. Currently, businesses are exploring ways to innovate quicker to jump ahead of competitors. Since its mainstream adoption over the past decade, DevOps has become entrenched in many software businesses as a method of improving time to market.
However, if not properly implemented, DevOps can also lead to errors, operational issues and product defects. So, how can businesses benefit from the efficiency that DevOps offers and avoid the potential pitfalls of fast development, and what do they need to achieve success?
‘How to increase digital footprint to engage more customers and impact their banking decisions?’ is a prime challenge for which banking CIOs in the digital economy seek a forthright answer. “From a banking perspective, today’s customer wants to use a solution that is as simple and innovative as possible to solve their problems both on the personal and professional front,” explains Vishal Barapatre, co-founder and CTO of In2IT Technologies. In2IT Technologies has perfected the art of creating exceptional customer experiences and accelerating operational excellence. To this end, the company’s AI-based IT services, robotic process automation (RPA) framework, project management, technology infrastructure and application development services, and intellectual properties based on new age technologies are tailored to enhance customer experience.
Supply chain management today is a complex endeavour. Regardless of how many Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, workflow tools, digital shipment tracking devices or other integrated monitoring solutions are deployed, complexities, product losses and inaccurate data management abound.
No longer the responsibility of one or maybe two players, today’s supply chain is riddled with multiple parties, multiple checkpoints and – across them all – a tangled web of processes and systems that need to properly integrate to function cohesively.
The challenges of governance remain a pressing concern for organizations looking to retain a competitive edge and a sustainable future.
When it comes to governance, risk and compliance (GRC), it seems the world is constantly playing catch-up.
According to Forrester’s report, ‘GRC Vision 2017-2011: Customer Demands Escalate as Regulators Falter’, regulators are unable to catch up with the speed of technology and adoption, while the hyper adoption of new technologies and business models is putting customers at risk.
The Internet of Things (IoT) market is poised to explode in South Africa and despite a few remaining barriers to adoption, the outlook is positive.
By Vishal Barapatre, chief technology officer at In2IT Technologies
Different sectors are trialling IoT projects combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI) testing to develop use cases, exploring the possibilities. Connectivity providers are gearing up, and IoT start-ups are increasingly emerging to prepare for the surge in uptake, estimated to happen over the next 18 months.
The technology terms ‘machine learning’, ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)’, ‘Big Data’ and ‘robotics’ are being thrown around with increasing ease these days. We’ve become very comfortable with these technologies, mainly because they are impacting every aspect of life and business. Markets have shifted, and companies are continually looking for ways to digitalise and stay ahead of the curve.
For businesses, the most obvious impact is operational, as technology is leveraged to streamline and automate the working environment. However, technology is also playing a big part in the Human Resources (HR) space through the likes of mobile applications, chatbots, predictive analytics and even automation.
As the world moves towards the fourth industrial revolution, South Africa needs to gear up and also prepare itself for the digital revolution.