The most disrupting/buzzing word/term/happening of the year 2017 & the list (listed by Prabeen)

The most disrupting/buzzing word/term/happening of the year 2017 & the list (listed by Prabeen)

  1. disrupt” – the “most buzzing word/term/prefix in the world of technology & everywhere” of the year 2017 & pre-: (my diagram incomplete).

2. BitCoin – the sensational rise & rise & the invitation to scrutiny thereby ->volatility. Most buzzing thing and controversial thing of late.

3. AIArtificial Intelligence:

The most common revolutionary disruptive word/phrase & happening / reality in the world throughout not just technology.

4. 4th (Fourth) Industrial Revolution.

Yes it’s happening already & AI is just a part of it.

5. VRVirtual Reality

6. ARAugmented Reality


Let’s bit go one level details in broader category wise:

  1. disrupt:

#disrupt / disrupts / disruption / disruptive

  • disrupting technology / idea…
  • disruptive innovation
  • disrupting policy
  • digital disruption

As stated, the most common revolutionary disruptive word/phrase & happening / reality in the world not just technology:

  1. (2) AI Artificial Intelligence

(& related pre- happening – underneath & along-with:

2.3 Big Data + 2.1 Machine Learning + 2.2 Analytics)

#AI, (apart from (4) mobile), my personal point of view, I was very sure & had visualized; & also responded to my uncle way back in the year 2008 when he asked what’s the next big thing or future of technology;

& future of IT / jobs: IT market far from being saturated. Gov-based lots of opportunities. There would be job losses but also new paradigm shift & opportunities from time to time.

4. Virtual Assistant (related to AI)

5. Mobile – Mobility. Mobile Platform (always buzzing and so common that buzzing is not even a word).

6. Touch (Touchable User Interface) . Self-explanatory.

7. Speech Recognition (again self-suficient)

8. Facial Recognition (LG used it, but Apple / iPhone hyped it and justified it)

9. Connected: connected network. connected world. connected things.

10. #IoT (under / related to 9) – Internet of Things (carries over from past year)

11. BlockChain (financial transactions / logs / institutions)

12. CryptoCurrency (under/related to 11) – Most / Top controversial technology thing.

13. (3) BitCoin (under/related to category 8! but actually at #2or 3.) (- the sensational rise & rise & the invitation to scrutiny thereby ->volatility. Most buzzing thing of late. It’s not just bit of a coin! Very complex and complicated and energy-sapping. Most / No.1 controversial technology thing + term especially of late.

Yes, all these years, even I’ve been a silent spectator as many. Never knew how to invest nor have the resources/money to invest.

Most underestimated or under-/not-hyped but used and really effective/relating word/term/thing: “unified“.

14. #unified: unified stack, unified architecture => unified connected world

Happening in the background not very hyped or vocal:

15. OpenBank project. (Financials+Credit/Loans. Transactions. Logs. History. Eligibility)

16. Trend in Collaboration (actually one top thing).

17. Architecture: Open.x Open Architecture

Obvious & common use:

18. Cloud

19. Machines / Robots

20. Automation

(1) human at the centre (center)/core of it all.

These will continue for the next year as well. More are there but let me stop here for the time-being.

~ Prabeen

Prabeen Kumar Pati


c for Cloud.

Cloud. first-up. (What? Why? Where? How? [Who?>>])

A quick word with respect to Cloud first-up.

So what comes first with respect to Cloud? (if not sky/rain-clouds! J ) Think Technology.

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Storage” / “Data-Center

But these things were provided/hosted by individual/group-of companies/vendors/organizations already! Weren’t these!?

To start with, Cloud remained an over-the-top over-hyped fancy terminology and phenomenon.


The above two (the I and S / DC) became a huge task and sometimes nightmare for the corporate organizations and enterprises.

The one thing associated with both of these: “Network”. Rather to say “Network of Networks”. With that comes all the complexity, security issues than just set-up and share.

Rather than focusing on their respective core business, technology and processes lots of costs, time, activities, processes, governance resources/efforts were put into those two and the logistics.

Then came the Software licensing, support and costs and timeline associated with these.

Enterprises/entities didn’t need hardware, storage, infrastructure, software beyond a period of time or when their priorities changed.

Managing the wastes and worn-outs and the outdated was a nightmare.

While outsourcing (and/or partnering with) these to specific vendors was somewhat OK, still the vendor specialization (multiple instead of a single one!), scalability, replicating/mirroring the existing environment and global access remained still an issue.

The time and costs associated with these were humongous and not that manageable as the organizations/entities expected to.

While virtualization came to the rescue in some specific cases, it was not that huge; and managing on own, or partnering with, or outsourcing was another nightmare.

Remote access had its own down time, and lags associated with. But issues, and costs with respect to software licensing and availability still persisted.

Virtualization scale-up/out, migration of the computing configuration/resources, software resources and environment was not quick enough, and involved another complicated time-taking process.

It was not seamless. Only Virtualization

Further, for high availability (HA), back-up and disaster-recovery (DR), it was a bigger problem for the enterprises/entities, even to sustain their businesses, technology offerings.

Timeline and costs and resources were not just put into the areas of basic requirements, but also other costs, losses due to non-availability, security-breaches and data-theft and litigations thereof.

Even for Start-ups (irrespective of funding), it was excitement to start with, but fading away was a high probability or became a reality.

It led some entities to either become stagnant; outdated; subsequently leading to sell-off or lose out their business or main source of living/existence – shut down.

It was not a level field any more.

The bigger and/or smarter competitors (read other businesses, enterprises, entities) who could manage it all, were the only ones to survive and continued to exist, rather to say ‘operate’ and then expand.

But hold! There came Cloud, in fact, Cloud Computing.

At the center of it all, the overall objective has been to do Cloud Computing.

Cloud computing is “the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer”.

(source: google search)


To further elaborate

Wikipedia states:

Cloud computing is a type of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services),[1][2] which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort. Cloud computing and storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers[3] that may be located far from the user–ranging in distance from across a city to across the world. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economy of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over an electricity network.


So what comes along with Cloud?

  1. Infrastructure” (managed/outsourced!)
  2. Storage” / “Data-Center” (outsourced!)
  3. Platform
  4. Software


There come the three pillars / Ss (IPS) s of Cloud Computing:

  1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  3. Software as a Service (SaaS)

Mainly, IaaS has been the reason for many to move to the Cloud. And it’s seamless, and time not an issue any more.

Select the OS/platform, Memory (RAM), Persistence – Disk Storage type and volume/size, Computing Power (CPU and cores and virtual cores), (optionally the softwares, servers to use) and you are ready to go.

Select the number of nodes for a cluster, and you are done with your template.


Even then if you don’t want/know your infrastructure needs, just go for the Virtual Architecture / Infrastructure option. (VIaaS / VAaaS under IaaS)

The cloud offering vendor does it all for you, you have to just provide what you want to run (the code/programs).


  1. Costs / Pricing
  2. Security
  3. Encryption
  4. Availability
  5. Accessibility

Without any of these 5 above, Cloud would not have been even a go-to place, forget where it’s now.

All are addressed first-up to start with any way.

Costs/Pricing: This is of course the first driving point, and a first concern as well. For some, it’s straight forward – cost saving. For some, it’s still high/same to start with, and then becomes cost-saving over mid-to-longer term.


Cloud computing has been evolving, and attaining only further levels of maturity.


So what’s new and fresh on to the table?

  1. Storage options for variety of data
  2. Analytics
  3. Mobile Apps

So now the new thing:

  1. Storage as a Service (StaaS) (clubbed in IaaS)
  2. Analytics as a Service (AaaS)

Being rolled out under the umbrella of PaaS by some.

  1. App(s) as a Service (ApaaS / AaaS)

Being rolled out under the umbrella of SaaS by some.

With data growing by a huge volume with a high velocity (every milli or nano second or seconds), and variety of data, searching the data has become quite a task.

So with Big Data, (and Wide Data,) the Search has been quite a first priority.

There goes, Search as a Service (ShaaS or SeaaS). Search Engine as a Service (SEaaS).


Well, well… Time for “Anything as a Service” (AaaS)…


But for now, brace it – “Cloud as a Service” (CaaS) itself.

(And Cloud is not just for Enterprises, or Start-ups, but also for individuals, who might be using it already through another Service Provider if not directly. It’s just like a commodity.)

So not having infrastructure!? not able to get it on!? Storage (data-center like)  issue!?

Scalability issue!?

Do not look beyond Cloud.

And we are not on Cloud 9 yet!


(disclaimer: not done yet.)


~ Prabeen Kumar Pati

I will talk about the Cloud Offerings as COVs (Cloud Offering Vendors) – the Whos in the subsequent article(s).

(Upcoming is also certain Case Studies pick-outs.)

(Cloud as Commodity (CAC) )

(Watch out for my next article/s: “Cloud on Google’s (CoG)” / “My first date with Google Cloud Platform”.)

(Cloud – A for AWS. G for Google.)

Too many jargons already! 😉