Munwar Shariff is the CTO of Cignex Datamatics. He has served as the Chief Architect and manager of engineering teams for 19 years in the areas of business application software, Internet applications, and mobile commerce applications for customers in the U.S., Japan, Germany, UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India. He is an expert in Content Management Systems (CMS). Since co-founding CIGNEX Datamatics in late 2000, he has successfully delivered more than 200 enterprise applications using various Open Source technologies. Shariff has written a number of articles on Open Source CMS, is an experienced trainer and a frequent speaker at conferences related to this topic. He earned his MS in Digital Electronics and Advanced Communications from REC Surathkal, India. He has authored four technical books on Open Source CMS, Alfresco3 WCM, Alfresco3 ECM, Implementing Alfresco and Plonelive.
Technology Trends Shaping the Industry
CIGNEX Datamatics has been a big proponent of Open Source and open standards and helped many Enterprise customers "Making Open Source Work" since its inception in year 2000. In the past two years we have seen many disruptive technology trends in this space which lead to a huge adoption of Open Source in large Enterprises.
From our business point of view I see three technology trends that are transforming the industry. The user experience platform (UXP) is rapidly emerging as future of web and mobile applications. This is due to impact and power of customer centric websites like Facebook and the development of mobile interfaces. UXP is an integrated collection of technologies that provides the ability to design and deliver user presentation capabilities for a wide variety of interaction channels such as portal, content management, collaboration, mobile, analytics, search and ecommerce.
Market demand for cloud-based content management solutions is growing as organizations look to reduce operational costs and streamline their business processes. Majority of the Enterprises will migrate to a cloud computing environment and storage for internal operations as well as for external client focused applications.