The Latest Buzzword: SMAC

Brian Pereira of InformationWeek places some emphasis on a trending topic, much talked about by the Technology community – Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud, most commonly known as SMAC. And in this blog, Pereira gives us some pertinent information on what it really is all about and how it affects today’s business world.

Business data, like business models, are undergoing through an accelerated pace of innovations and changes. Instant access for the latest information is the name of the game these days and most business leaders need them on their mobile devices, laptops, etc.

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow…

Wasn’t it just yesterday when push email modernized business communications? And 10 years ago, all business information could be found in one, integrated database and accessed using enterprise applications through a client server model. Things have definitely changed, because these days…

The dull battleship grey interfaces in ERP are making way for colorful interfaces with data visualization tools. ISVs are building customized, industry-specific templates, layered on top of those dull ERP interfaces. This improves the user experience, and enables executives to quickly access the latest business information. With analytics capabilities integrated, one can access the most relevant and updated business information — to make spot decisions. Using social or collaborative tools on the cloud, groups of users can review this information and collaborate on those decisions. And since this information is also accessible on mobile devices, one need not be in the office (or behind a desktop) to access it. This combination of Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud technologies (abbreviated SMAC) is what businesses are adopting today, for the cutting edge.

SMAC just really makes it all easier for a lot of organizations. In the past, workers had to use their desktop PCs just to log in to an ERP system. This particular process might as well be considered ‘ancient history’ soon.

Read the Original Blog: http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/cio-blog/239861/smac-buzzword

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