Businesses are now facing an ever-growing amount of data which is pushing the boundaries of what can be done with spreadsheets and macros. Transactions are expected to happen at a faster pace, involving multiple users from different departments in varying locations. More information is being tracked and reports should be dynamically generated based on what’s happening – right now. Today’s smart businesses strive for instant and accurate results.
Book Review: Let’s look at a pair of books that contain deep critiques of the world where more and more of our devices’ functionality is exposed only through interfaces on screens, and lay out a path to a more human-centered technological future filled with devices that engage us more richly in a wide variety of ways instead of asking us to keep poking at black glass rectangles with our stubby fingers.
Someday, you’ll be sitting at your desk, minding your own business.
Your boss, or a client, will come in and start explaining this cool new IoT project you’ll be working on. As you listen, the timeline splits:
In the Darkest Timeline, no one on your team knows about what’s discussed in this book. Your boss/client starts specifying requirements that sound cool to them, but are really bad ideas in ways that aren’t immediately evident. Your team builds the project as it was specified, and it fails in the marketplace because of mistakes that could have been avoided.
In the Prime Timeline, you’ve read this book.