"Vivek Kale's Creating Smart Enterprises goes smack-dab at the heart of harnessing technology for competing in today's chaotic digital era. Actually, for him, it's SMACT-dab: SMACT (Social media, Mobile, Analytics and big data, Cloud computing, and internet of Things) technologies. This book is required reading for those that want to stay relevant and win, and optional for those that don't."
—Peter Fingar, Author of Cognitive Computing and business technology consultant
Creating Smart Enterprises unravels the mystery of social media, mobile, analytics and big data, cloud, and Internet of Things (SMACT) computing and explains how it can transform the operating context of business enterprises. It provides a clear understanding of what SMACT really means, what it can do for smart enterprises, and application areas where it is practical to use them.
All IT professionals who are involved with any aspect of a SMACT computing project will profit by using this book as a roadmap to make a more meaningful contribution to the success of their computing initiatives.
This pragmatic book:
- Introduces the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) business ecosystem confronted by the businesses today.
- Describes the challenges of defining business and IT strategies and of aligning them as well as their impact on enterprise governance.
- Provides a very wide treatment of the various components of SMACT computing, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and its constituting technologies like RFID, wireless networks, sensors, and wireless sensor networks (WSNs).
This book addresses the key differentiator of SMACT computing environments and solutions that combine the power of an elastic infrastructure with analytics. The SMACT environment is cloud-based and inherently mobile. Information management processes can analyze and discern recurring patterns in colossal pools of operational and transactional data. Analytics, big data, and IoT computing leverage and transform these data patterns to help create successful, smart enterprises.
Table of Contents
1. VUCA Ecosystem
Four Industrial Generations
From Products to Services to Experiences
2. Aligning Business and IT Strategy
Information Technology and Information Systems (IT/IS)
3. Enterprise Security Technologies
Concept of Security
4. Process-Driven Organization
Concept of Business Process Management (BPM)
Business Process Management (BPM)
Enterprise BPM Methodology
Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
Management by Collaboration (MBC)
Social Software and Collaborative Systems and Tools
Decision Support Systems
Data Science Techniques
Snapshot of Data Analysis Techniques and Tasks
6. Cloud Computing Basics
Cloud Delivery Models
Cloud Deployment Models
7. Big Data Computing
Tools and Techniques of Big Data
8. Web Technologies
Evolution of the Web
9. Social Network Applications
Social Network Analysis (SNA)
10. Mobile Applications
Mobile Computing Applications
Mobile Web Services
Context-Aware Mobile Applications
Mobile Web 2.0
11. Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies
Internet of Things
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensor Data Processing
Vivek Kale, M.Sc, M.Phil, has more than two decades of professional experience in software engineering, managing ERP, CRM, and extended-ERP projects, and designing, developing, and consulting on large application software, e-Business, knowledge management, and analytic solutions. He has worked with international consulting companies including Tata Consultancy Services, Covansys US, and i-flex solutions (acquired by Oracle Corp. in 2007). A popular guest lecturer and keynote speaker, he is the author of five books including Guide to Cloud Computing for Business and Technology Managers: From Distributed Computing to Cloudware Applications (CRC Press, 2015). He has contributed articles on sciences, technology and computing in premier Indian publications such as Economic Times, Times of India, Dataquest, and Express Computer.