We discuss the following topics in this blog:
- How Adoption of Digital Economies Gives You the Edge?
- How to Leverage Cloud Capabilities to Adapt?
- Web-Scale DevOps Platform
In addition to these topics, we shall also be answering the following FAQs:
- What is WiFi?
- What is an Optical Fibre Cable?
How Adoption of Digital Economies Gives You the Edge?
In this crowded market, it is only the risk takers, the fast movers and the early adopters of the digital economies have an advantage over the others to create their unique positioning in the highly competitive market.
Global industry dynamics are constantly changing. Fast-evolving customer perspective towards technology is one of the key factors that decide the direction in which a business needs to steer the course. Internet of Things came to the rescue where enterprises began communicating virtually.
But, the speed at which businesses started growing with the impact and influence of digital transformation has pushed the enterprises to continuously upgrade, expand and be closer to the customers. And that’s not all! Customer preferences and demands are changing gears constantly.
How to Leverage Cloud Capabilities to Adapt?
An idea that worked yesterday, can no longer be applicable tomorrow and the shelf lives of decisions taken in the board room are shrinking nowadays. And these are ideas that cost millions. No one can argue the rampantly changing business landscape, but to keep in pace and to cut down on the cost of the risks taken, digital reinvention is inevitable.
Today, businesses traverse across geographies not manually but on the cloud via DevOps in a cloud-native and web-scale digital environment. This not just melts down the geographical barrier but also brings in the much-needed agility, scalability and real-time capability to the systems and processes while also coming closer to the customers.
Web-Scale DevOps Platform
Organizations are experimenting with new ideas every day by launching new features, services and plans to be in sync with the changing demands and needs of their customers. But, machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities help organizations to be ahead of the customers in understanding their buying behavior and launching relevant services enhancing their experience. Adding to this, DevOps in a cloud-native environment brings in software agility for quick time-to-market services to maintain a competitive advantage in the market while controlling costs.
A web-scale DevOps platform also keeps the systems and processes constantly updated without any downtime in the precious business hours. It gives software developers the platform to provide their solutions from anywhere at any time without any delay, making cross-continent manual monitoring a passé.
A DevOps-enabled platform has proved to increase production with negligible bugs, enhance communication between various departments, improve quality of service, bring in customer satisfaction with a quicker resolution of complications and induce more dependability in the entire value chain.
In the end, all the board meetings and market strategies need to boil down to customer satisfaction and profit. And in a digitally infused generation, a DevOps-based cloud-native system brings in a promising opportunity to take your business anywhere, anytime with a real-time capability and continuous delivery while reducing the risk factors and cost of operations.
What is WiFi?
Put simply, WiFi is a technology that uses radio waves to create a wireless network through which devices like mobile phones, computers, printers, etc., connect to the internet. A wireless router is needed to establish a WiFi hotspot that people in its vicinity may use to access internet services. You’re sure to have encountered such a WiFi hotspot in houses, offices, restaurants, etc.
To get a little more technical, WiFi works by enabling a Wireless Local Area Network or WLAN that allows devices connected to it to exchange signals with the internet via a router. The frequencies of these signals are either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bandwidths. These frequencies are much higher than those transmitted to or by radios, mobile phones, and televisions since WiFi signals need to carry significantly higher amounts of data. The networking standards are variants of 802.11, of which there are several (802.11a, 802.11b, 801.11g, etc.).
What is an Optical Fibre Cable?
An optical fibre cable is a cable type that has a few to hundreds of optical fibres bundled together within a protective plastic coating. They help carry digital data in the form of light pulses across large distances at faster speeds. For this, they need to be installed or deployed either underground or aerially. Standalone fibres cannot be buried or hanged so fibres are bunched together as cables for the transmission of data.
This is done to protect the fibre from stress, moisture, temperature changes and other externalities. There are three main components of a optical fibre cable, core (It carries the light and is made of pure silicon dioxide (SiO2) with dopants such as germania, phosphorous pentoxide, or alumina to raise the refractive index; Typical glass cores range from as small as 3.7um up to 200um), Cladding (Cladding surrounds the core and has a lower refractive index than the core, it is also made from the same material as the core; 1% refractive index difference is maintained between the core and cladding; Two commonly used diameters are 125µm and 140µm) and Coating (Protective layer that absorbs shocks, physical damage and moisture; The outside diameter of the coating is typically either 250µm or 500µm; Commonly used material for coatings are acrylate,Silicone, carbon, and polyimide).
An optical fibre cable is made up of the following components: Optical fibres – ranging from one to many. Buffer tubes (with different settings), for protection and cushioning of the fibre. Water protection in the tubes – wet or dry. A central strength member (CSM) is the backbone of all cables. Armoured tapes for stranding to bunch the buffer tubes and strength members together. Sheathing or final covering to provide further protection.
The five main reasons that make this technology innovation disruptive are fast communication speed, infinite bandwidth & capacity, low interference, high tensile strength and secure communication. The major usescases of optical fibre cables include intenet connectivity, computer networking, surgery & dentistry, automotive industry, telephony, lighting & decorations, mechanical inspections, cable television, military applications and space.