Eric Casazza, Author at FMT
CIO Review Features - NetSuite: A Machine to Disrupt the Machine
By Eric Casazza, CEO, FMT Consultants The digital world constantly disrupts the market. Businesses being run by way of disparate information silos and systems try to handle the disruption in a cumbersome, human way. Companies need to be nimble and efficient to anticipate the disruption, scale along with it and drive success. In the movie The Imitation Game, the Allied decoders also faced disruption in the form of coded German radio communications. As soon as the decoders thought they had made progress solving one message, hundreds more German transmissions came through, each with its own novel, machine-generated code. Alan Turing, an English scientist and mathematician hired by the Allies, believed it was impossible for even the brightest human minds in the country to beat a machine. The humans were thinking as individuals. What they needed to win the war was efficiency: unifying all that brain power into one powerful machine: the world’s first computer. Businesses deal with a similar problem. As soon as they think they’ve responded to a […]
Technology, The Future …... Now?
I recently read an interesting book by Michio Kaku, called Physics of Future. The book contained his predictions about science and technology over the next 100 years based on leading research being done today. He predicts many things from self-correcting genes to space elevators, and some of his most interesting concepts relate to the world of computers. Based on the exponential increase in computing power and continual reduction in processor sizes, he predicts a world in the next 20-30 years where computer chips are cheaper than paper, and distributed throughout the environment. People can control machines with their minds, access the internet through their contact lenses, and have robots performing many human functions. He also discusses how hardware continues to follow this path of improved performance, while software struggles to keep up because a human actually has to write the code and program the software, while a laser can create […]