Thought Works, a worldwide technology company, has hand out the newest Technology Radar that, amongst other trends, concentrates on the contrast sandwiched between the exhilarating and new-fangled insights made conceivable by way of comprehensive data collection braced with the disturbing trend of businesses storing vast amounts of personal data gratuitously.
The Technology Radar, at present in its 4th year, is fashioned by the Technology Advisory Board, which partakes 20 senior mavens that aid as regular advisors to Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Rebecca Parsons.
“These days there’s a lot of hype around the idea of Big Data – and with it the notion that we should capture and store every bit of data we can get our hands on. The “capture-it-all” approach raises serious questions of privacy,” reportedly states, Chief Scientist, Martin Fowler. Volumnising further that – “We advocate that businesses adopt an attitude of “datensparsamkeit” and store only the absolute minimum personal information from their customers.”
Other distinguished leitmotifs in the radar embrace:
Connubial tryst of physical with digital – Low-cost device, open hardware platforms and novel communication protocols are pushing computing away from the screen and into the world around us with the propagation of wearable devices, as one case in point.
Initial warning and retrieval concerning production – We’re seeing a overabundance of fresh tools and modus operandi designed for logging, followed by monitoring, storing and last yet not the least; querying operational data.
“ThoughtWorks technologists from all corners of the globe, representing every continent except Antarctica, come together in a collaborative environment to create the Technology Radar. It is the diversity of perspectives combined with the deep breadth of knowledge about current technology challenges that shapes the Radar,” articulates Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Rebecca Parsons. Rhetoricising thus – “The report represents a snapshot in time and is intentionally opinionated to reflect our teams’ experiences on the ground helping clients solve their most pressing problems.”