3D – Death of Data & Distance
The world is being re-shaped by the convergence of social, mobile, cloud, big data, community and other powerful forces. The combination of these technologies unlocks an incredible opportunity to connect everything together in a new way and is dramatically transforming the way we live and work.
~ Marc Benioff
It seems like once upon a time, “data and distance” was deciding our fate and future.
Today, data is incidental and distance is irrelevant.
The death of data has resulted in the birth of analytics and the death of distance has resulted in the birth of mobility i.e. connection and communication.
We have the algorithms built into systems to generate the interpretation, and we have the web to get connected anywhere with the click of the domain name and with mobile everyone with a touch of the person’s name.
What is Analytics?
It is the discovery of meaningful patterns in data. Based on the past data analysis the application can predict the future behavior.
For instance based on your book buying habits, the application shall derive the book patterns for you and the bookstore shall be sending you alerts on the arrival of books of your interest. You needn’t have to wait to know about the arrival of book of your choice or you needn’t have to wait to be told by your friend.
What is Mobility?
It is the ability to move freely and easily across the globe, and it is not limited to physical movement.
The movement of mind has graduated into the cyber space. Entertainment to education to engagement life has changed forever with the network grid of computers and mobiles spread across the world. The power of internet and telecom mobility is such that today one can run the entire office on smart gadgets connected to the web world.
It is the epitome of convergence of information technologies engineering a paradigm shift in our thinking and working…no more we are constrained by the challenge of distance or confused by the explosion of data…it is time to write the most historical epitaph for the twins of “data & distance”.
History could not record the exact date of death…Google has gulped the data and Apple has mauled the distance. Analytics & Mobility has re-written the rules of history…