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What I Learnt When I Tested The 4 Tenets Of Modularity Against Wiwynn’S Current Roadmap

What I Learnt When I Tested The 4 Tenets Of Modularity Against Wiwynn’S Current Roadmap A rainy day perks me up immensely just like my kids. My kid’s smile is the brightest when they learn in the morning that the school will be closed due to a forecast of heavy rains for the day. One of the favorite activities of us during such days is to make paper boats and test them out in the newly formed streams of water. The attributes that we test for the batch of boats are the number of times the boat’s ability to [...]

2020-09-28T14:01:36+08:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Technical Column|

What I Infer As 10 Keys To Effectively Modularize Cloud Infrastructure Firmware

What I Infer As 10 Keys To Effectively Modularize Cloud Infrastructure Firmware Architecture of firmware defines the life cycle of a product. What initially starts as a simple product could expand into many subprojects and quickly devolve into a portfolio of products. And all of these products could be derived from the same initial code base. So having a monolithic code base as the initial code will bog down execution and delay product launches and thus their viability. This clearly shows the need for having a modular architecture for the firmware that will allow for a quicker and easier [...]

2020-09-28T14:01:37+08:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Technical Column|

What I Infer As 6 Keys to Effectively Modularize Cloud Infrastructure Hardware

  What I Infer As 6 Keys to Effectively Modularize Cloud Infrastructure Hardware Intrigued by the Lego Building blocks, I started to learn their beginnings. What I found out was that 1947 was an important year for the company as they purchased their first plastic injection molding machine which led them to mass manufacture bricks. Following that they patented the interlocking principle of LEGO bricks in 1957, and in 1958, the stud-and-coupling system was patented as well, which adds significant structural stability. The emphasis here is that the size and form of the brick and the foundational principle that determined how [...]

2020-09-28T14:01:38+08:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Technical Column|Tags: |

What I Infer as 4 Barriers And 4 Elements to Modularity

What I Infer as 4 Barriers And 4 Elements to Modularity In 1891 Ole Kirk Christiansen, was born as the 10th child of an impoverished family in Jutland, Denmark. Ole turned to work in a factory at the age of 14, transitioned to woodwork, and eventually graduated to be a master carpenter by the age of 20. But, he was no ordinary carpenter. He had big ambition that was matched by his appetite to take on hard work, and a singular focus to build a company that would go on to become one of the most lasting brands in the world [...]

2020-09-28T14:01:39+08:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Technical Column|Tags: |

What I Infer as The Six Attributes Of Commonality

What I Infer as The Six Attributes Of Commonality When I moved from the engineering ladder to take up management and subsequently enrolled to do my Executive MBA from Jones School of Business, one fundamental question was always in my mind – Who is a good business leader? While there are so many different leadership personality traits that are important, what I realized after 2 years at school and several more years of pondering and harsh life lessons, the answer lies not in the traits themselves but in a few fundamental attributes that are impregnated into all these traits. I distilled [...]

2020-09-28T14:01:40+08:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Technical Column|Tags: |

What I Infer as the 5 Reasons for Differences in the Current Cloud Infrastructure

What I Infer as the 5 Reasons for Differences in the Current Cloud Infrastructure When I first came to the United States to do my Master’s degree, the first thing that struck me was the multi-cultural aspect of the American society. Specifically, one would have to figure out the plethora of food choices – Mexican, Italian, Asian, American, and such. If you are a student on a strict financial plan as I was, I’m sure you would appreciate the importance of fast food joints. I would venture going as far out to say that knowing the differences about the food choices [...]

2020-09-28T14:01:41+08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Technical Column|Tags: |

What I Infer as 4 Fundamental Attributes of Modular Architecture

What I Infer as 4 Fundamental Attributes of Modular Architecture My friend loves to read the last chapter of a book first. This she tells me, allows her to understand how the author ties the knots together and if they are interesting, she then goes through the other chapters. While personally I like to read the books in a linear fashion, I do see the merits in this non-linear reading pattern. One obvious reason to her of course is that if the ending is not to her liking then she quickly browses through the book and gets it done with. Now [...]

2020-09-28T14:01:43+08:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Technical Column|Tags: |

What Is Driving Us Towards Commonality?

What Is Driving Us Towards Commonality? I walked into a customer business review meeting and was quite surprised to see our scorecard results on cost were lower than my expectation. The disappointment was because we had made significant progress on quality but what we had not taken notice was the significant cost that we incurred in doing so. If you are a supplier in the server industry, then I’m sure that you have heard this feedback from your customers: “How do we reduce cost, increase quality, and time to deploy all at the same time?” While the first time we [...]

2020-09-28T14:01:46+08:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Technical Column|Tags: |