Over the last half century, technology has played an ever-increasing role in improving the way business is done. And while this change has been rapid and continual, we seen a few major inflection points – significant transformations affecting every business.
In the late 1950s, mainframes revolutionized the back office.
By the 1980s, PCs brought vastly improved capabilities, revolutionizing worker productivity.
Barely a decade later, the internet and e-business revolutionized the way businesses work with customers, suppliers, and partners.
Now, six decades into the computer revolution, we have the next major transformation, as four key technologies emerge and intelligence, interaction, and agility take a giant leap forward.
As with any market inflection, the time is short to seize competitive advantage.
Shift in personal computing We unplugged the PC and went mobile – one, two, three devices are now the norm. Importantly 44% of all personal computing time is now on a smartphone or tablet. (Digital disruption: Evolving usage and the new value chain, February, 2014)
Shift from voice to data We shifted from using more voice to more data, in how we communicate. We use our phones to talk only 20% of time, the rest of the time is devoted to data intensive activity such as using apps, browsing websites, playing games and consuming digital streaming content. (Digital disruption: Evolving usage and the new value chain, February, 2014)
Shift to unbundled content and services Our behavior has changed with content and services as well – we’ve gone from accepted pre-package bundled content to a long tail fragmented mode, where we pick and choose what we want to consume or use.
And when it comes to content, its completely user-driven and many times time-shifted or device-shifted. DVR content, video services such as Netflix and watching videos on PC makes up 48% of all video consumed (Digital disruption: Evolving usage and the new value chain, February, 2014). Consumers are unbundling services they buy in the same way.
The BlueMix Garage is a new environment for innovating, developing and learning about BlueMix application development. IBM is partnering with Galvanize, a hub for over 150 startups to house the BlueMix Garage and create new, innovative applications on BlueMix.
The first Garage will be a suite at the Galvanize San Francisco South Market area and is expected to open in June.
At the Garage, client participants will be matched with Garage developers for disciplined agile computing that includes pair programming, integrated testing and other disciplined agile techniques to deliver production ready Minimum Viable Products each week. MVP is a strategy aimed at quick deliveries to enable market testing and iterative improvements.
In addition to the BlueMix consulting and application development at the Garage, Galvanize and IBM will be co-developing a new 24 week intensive learning course focused on developing Ruby for Cloud Foundry (with BlueMix and Pivotal content included).
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