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Rethinking Cloud: Designing the Right Cloud-App Strategies to Win Customers

Rethinking Cloud: Designing the Right Cloud-App Strategies to Win Customers

Today's business is where the digital customer is, and enterprises must go the extra mile to create contextual, online user journeys for their customers. Data about every click, like, view, and share can be the catalyst for creating better offerings. Cloud-native solutions around Internet-of-Things (IoT) and blockchain need massive processing capability churning large volumes of data. Real-time data gathered from every device is essential to enhance product performance, and the need is to shift from data centers, to putting 'data at the center'.

Rethinking cloud

The Future of Consumption ─ A Closer Look

Sense, Analyse, Engage: How to Successfully Monetize Your Fan Ecosystem (Part 1)

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I have a friend who still has a Betamax player from the 1980s. During that decade he enjoyed picking up videos from the rental store to watch movies at home. After a while the rental store only carried tapes in the VHS format. About two decades later, the store, and many like it, closed. At that point, people were overwhelmingly choosing to order movies to watch on their DVD players.

Today, of course, that consumption mode has been largely replaced by movie streaming services. If you look at that vintage Betamax player, you will realize just how rapidly a seemingly healthy market can be disrupted. Technology has been impacting consumption - time and again.

Technology Amplifiers for the Retail Customer Experience in 2017



Amplify the Human Experience [Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A7Ym09nJyo]

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I find it extraordinary that shares of Amazon have a price-to-earnings ratio of 173.35. That is amazing for any stock, but Amazon's unique situation tells us something important about the retail success of the company. Especially when it comes to amplifying the customer experience. That is, investors in the stock market place a premium on Amazon's ability to innovate and make its website and associated digital devices and platforms a seamless, one-stop shop for today's plugged-in consumers. Why else would a company have such a high p/e ratio? The answer: Investors have confidence that the company will keep pushing the digital envelope.

As I prepare for the annual "Big Show" of the National Retail Federation, where Infosys is presenting a host of tech showcases, I can't help but give readers of InfyTalk a brief preview. I am constantly asked what I see as the top technologies that amplify a customer-centric retail experience. The fact is: You don't have to be a global retailing giant to harness these technologies. They are available to all, and if you are able to get the combination of technology with responsive customer strategy right, you could well be on your way to being the next big thing.

Blockchain Tech Is Fundamentally Transforming Finance



CNBC: Meet The Blockchain [EN] [Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1h8xkwmQfw]

I was amazed at what the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, Blythe Masters, said recently in an interview with Bloomberg. With regard to the emergence of blockchain technology and the many cryptocurrencies floating around the capital markets, she said: "You should be taking this technology as seriously as you should have been taking the development of the Internet in the early 1990s." In other words, blockchain tech could become a watershed moment in the history of finance. Even the World Economic Forum (WEF) is predicting that blockchain technology could be a kind of 'tipping point' when it comes to widespread use of cryptocurrencies. Economists at the WEF foresee that by 2027, some 10 percent of the global gross domestic product will be stored using blockchain tech.

To be sure, I've heard it said many times that Bitcoin, for all the negative press around it, is onto something. It's not so much Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies), which has been used by mysterious figures across what's known as the 'Dark 'Net'. It's the technology that underlies Bitcoin that's catching the attention of established global banks.

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