Like “New Wave” in the 1980′s, the term “Systems of Engagement” seems to be developing as a catchall term for a new breed of enterprise software that doesn’t fall neatly into other categories. Traditionally, end-user facing software could be categorized as a system of record such as CRM or ERP, productivity software including office applications, communications such as email, and enterprise content management which helps companies manage vast troves of unstructured information. There is also been a class of software that helps companies understand the information collected and stored in these other applications which is now called Big Data and Analytics but is also known as business intelligence and data
Today (2-24-14) on the Neuralytix site, we released my latest paper “Cognitive Computing Explained“. The report explains what cognitive computing is and why it may matter to your business. Cognitive computing is still an emerging technology but one with great promise to change the way knowledge workers make decisions. The paper is free to read and to download.
I’ve been thinking much more about how cloud and mobile are changing the developer environment. On top of that, there are changes afoot owing to the adoption of Agile development methodologies. My latest blog on the Neuralytix site addresses one area of change – testing. Testing is often the least sexy thing developers have to think about but one of the most necessary.