How to Create a Platform Company

When we think of “platform companies,” it’s typically Airbnb, Alibaba or Amazon that come to mind. According to the book by authors Parker, Van Alstyne and Choudary, “Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets are Transforming the Economy – and How to Make Them Work for You,” platform companies follow a “business model that uses technology to connect people, organizations and resources in an interactive ecosystem in which amazing amounts of value can be created or exchanged.”  

Creating a Distributed Data Repository at the Edge

Historically, increasing volumes of large scale datasets - petabytes and above - have been concentrated in centralized corporate data centers which can create data concentration risk. However, the complexities of these environments and the interactions between data, people, systems, applications, analytics and clouds that lie outside of these data centers can have a detrimental impact on performance and quality.