Entrepreneur and Investor with 20 years of experience in setting up and incubating start-ups the world over. With a keen interest in technology enabled business, I am an enabler of entrepreneurship initiatives in emerging markets. I have also been a proponent of women in business. In my other life, I am a daredevil Skydiver, aspiring pilot and an adventure addict.
Cloud Strategies for Value Distribution Business
Cloud is an evolving landscape in technology enablement in which distributors face decreasing significance if they do not address their business model. Most distributors looking at methods to augment their strategy are at odds with which strategy would hold the test of return on investment in scenarios of direct route to market, around products they have traditionally distributed. Some distributors are now busy launching cloud deliveries around Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service. Also included are continuity replication, storage and disaster recovery solutions. These can be supported by availability of professional services to the partner base and supplemented by proactive remote monitoring and support, which can be positioned by the reseller to their end customers. An opportunity for resellers to white label the solutions as their offering to the customer base will make this proposition more interesting to the channel.
There is a huge prospect to provide value to the channel through cloud capacity building - whether as a consulting practice or an education partner to drive the acceptance, advisory and sales of the cloud business model. The prospect of enabling the channel to move away from traditional sales to the framework of selling cloud solutions is a tremendously opportunistic avenue for distribution. Services in the channel will be required not only for putting the infrastructure for private clouds together but building on consolidation, virtualisation and performance of this infrastructure. Enabling the reseller base in a structured manner to be able to deliver and execute these services can bring tremendous value into distributors.
In 2007, while working on a blueprint for the technical deployment of a smart city project in the middle east; the infrastructure was not so complex, we had thought of connected devices but the Internet of Things economy was in its absolute basic infancy so the development of applications was really just reduced to a control platform of data exhibits. In hindsight, we were limited in our vision for the city by the screens and devices we would have to deploy to get mobility incorporated and last mile connectivity ensured.
11 years hence, I am excited to be working on another huge project for a citywide deployment. Assessing the deployment in terms of readiness of the city technology base, its use in the creation of a suite of smart city applications and adoption by the residents; there seem to be a myriad possibility if only the right model for the right city be deployed.
The most significant barrier, however, seems to the sensorization of the city infrastructure. Something that was co…
When you express a strong or a divergent opinion, your listeners may use cognitive distortions to interpret your opinion.
The fact of our lives is that what you say will go through the mental filters of those you are saying it to- their experiences, their rules, their upbringing, their culture and their disposition before being parsed and understood by them. You are in no control of how they will understand what you say but you can mitigate the erosion of the message by creating a safe environment for them to understand it.
Here are a few recommended actions:
Use a Behavior or Value Frame: People build a series of mental "filters" through biological and cultural influences. They then use these filters to make sense of the world. Thoughts become opinions and are affected by attitudes, rules, beliefs, and worldviews The choices they then make are influenced by their creation of a frame. Framing selects certain aspects of an issue and makes them more prominent in order to elicit ce…
Ciphertrace just reported that more than $700M was stolen from Crypto Exchanges in the first six months of 2018. The current market cap of the top 100 cryptocurrencies globally is around $250 Billion. With a thousand plus of cryptocurrencies and globally distributed exchanges; a new crop of cybercriminals is emerging - The Exchange CyberCrims.
Most exchanges and startups issuing new coins are not regulating the identity checks of the users and most of them are represented by anonymous addresses. This is a big loophole in creating trust in the system.
When crypto criminals stole $2000 in coins from me in a transaction a few months back; it was even difficult to trace or enable regulation to trace the transaction. They were gone and the services were never performed. The laws trail behind as always. Cybercriminals 1; You Zero.