A zero-latency enterprise (ZLE) is an ideal state for any modern enterprise intent to reach. Since it concerns making all the rapidly changing information available across the entire business, as the bigger the company it is, the bigger challenge to make available across enterprises, you just imagine for multinational corporations across countries with how many layers of information and hierarchy involved. In practice, it is all about mobilizing resources to achieve ultra-low latency close to real time across enterprises. So, when talking about ZLE it is about aiming to achieve optimal business operations close to real-time to achieve ultra-low latency.
Enable enterprises to achieve ZLE, to do so, they need to invest in low latency infrastructure that allow up-to-the-second data input. In another world, it required a change in traditional data warehousing approach that depends on a periodic schedule, since under the what we called traditional approach, the most you can do is hours or longer, as you can imagine, it become a business issue for some industry required close to real time information to make decisions.
Under ZLE, one of the key components is real time data made accessible in all enterprise divisions, departments and regions. To do this requires revamp existing data information management your enterprise right now is using. As you can imagine, the future is the world based on agile business intelligence, certain business opportunities open and close in very short time windows, you need to either seize it during the time it opens, or you fall behind the competition who can act on the time window is open.
Depending on the business the enterprise is doing, access to real-time data will be helpful to make the change, due to being capable of correlating real-time data and making alternative decisions and exploring for the impact to predict the change early than those who can not. It is particularly beneficial as the first movement and the competition can not be reacted to in such short windows of time, where you can perform a test campaign and use the immediate feedback to make the campaign work.
Go-to-market (GTM), or based on the real-time change in the demand and supply allow decisive action to be taken that you gain first mover advantage over the competition, or help you make the saving for avoid excessive manufacturing of product that being obsolete, or based on the real-time sales data to alter the manufacturing plan, to produce more profitable or hot sales product into the market.
It is not about replacing a technology in use alone to achieve ZLE, you are required to have the flexible process in place first, before you put the right technology to make it work. Enterprise must have the idea to know what kind of data once captured in the endpoint and frontline, and how it can immediately share across the rest of the enterprise. Enterprises need to shift the paradigm from patch processing, in particular for the eBusiness for real time distribution of inventory, delivery, order information across the enterprise to make ZLE truly useful for your enterprise.
E-SPIN Group in the business of enterprise ICT solution supply, consulting, project management, training and maintenance for multinational corporations and government agencies E-SPIN did business across the region. Feel free to contact E-SPIN for the ZLE initiative and the change requirement, we see how we can collaborate to achieve success.