The OrionX Constellation™

Analyst Team

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Stephen Perrenod
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Dan Olds
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Shahin Khan

Research Agenda

Revolutions Change Things.

The Industrial revolution changed most aspects of life.
The Information Revolution is just starting. This is why we are seeing so many big trends at the same time.

It’s too many buzzwords but understanding them in one place is mandatory. That’s what we set out to do.

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The Future

OrionX sees a future where

  • IoT is the fountain of data,
  • communicated over 5G,
  • managed in Edge and Central
  • Data Centers with
  • Exascale supercomputing, and
  • mostly Open Source software,
  • accessed as Clouds,
  • Private, Public, but usually Hybrid
  • handling Workflows and Dataflows
  • made sense of via HPC and AI,
  • accelerated by GPUs, FPGAs, Quantum Computing, and Mixed-Signal semiconductors,
  • transformed to Data Products,
  • transacted via Blockchain,using
  • Cryptocurrencies to transfer value,
  • and Cybersecurity and Privacy permeating all of it.
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Digital Enterprise-as-a-System

Organizations must prepare to adopt a new structure that OrionX calls Enterprise-as-a-System.

In this model,

  • an organization is a virtual and physical fabric that
  • integrates a Digital Twin of the organization,
  • fuses applications, data, and business processes, and
  • runs on an IT infrastructure that is known to scale efficiently.

How do you become, or serve, such an organization?

The OrionX Research agenda is to explore the trends that drive this, and the best practices to accomplish it.

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Trends are Opportunities and Threats

Simply put, there are too many important technology trends.

IoT, 5G, Cloud, AI, HPC, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, Cybersecurity, and Quantum Computing are all critical. And the list goes on.

Each of these trends can be a big opportunity or a serious threat to your business.

It’s too much risk to ignore them. But tracking them is hard and scattered.

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When Should You Act?

Good question!

While it is clear that these mega trends will impact your business sooner or later, in one way or another, the urgency and force with which to respond is different for different organizations.

To help you decide, OrionX Research brings its deep science and years of applied market experience to

  • track important developments,
  • analyze the salient points,
  • synthesize courses of action, and
  • map it to your organization’s unique profile.

Coverage

Multi-disciplinary. Business Impact.

We work with clients on the impact of Digital Transformation (DX) on them, their customers, and their messages. Generally, they want to track, in one place, trends like IoT, 5G, AI, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing. And they want to know what these trends mean, how they affect each other, and when they demand action, and how to formulate and execute an effective plan.

If that describes you, we can help.

Digital Transformation

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IoT

Smart Devices

Platforms
Cybersecurity & Privacy

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5G

Interconnects

Infrastructure
Adoption

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HPC/AI

Cloud Data Center

Data Management
Systems & Software

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Quantum

Accelerators

New Algorithms
New Approaches

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Blockchain

Transaction Systems

Cryptocurrencies
Smart Contracts

Structure

Insightful Simplicity. Actionable Advice.
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Sentiment

Data

The OrionX Constellation Sentiment practice implements industry and customer surveys to collect relevant data.

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Research

Analysis

The OrionX Constellation Research reports analyze innovations and milestones in growth markets.

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Advisory

Synthesis

The OrionX Constellation Advisory briefs synthesize insights about technology trends in one place.

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Consulting

Implementation

The OrionX Consulting services help build and oversee or execute Go-to-Market plans that engage constituents, accelerate change, and achieve market success.

Methodology

Data Model and Process

Whether tactical or strategic, bold or conservative, focused on now or the future, customers’ evaluation and adoption of technologies is a complex process. A typical RFP makes this evident.

Following the proven OrionX strategy model, the Constellation process collects and organizes data in three categories: market, customer, and product. The data is analyzed to identify salient points which are synthesized into the coherent insights necessary for effective implementation, with a recognition that implementation hinges on effective engagement and change management.

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Research Reports, Advisory Briefs, Inquiries

The OrionX Constellation Research covers five Es:

  • Events: industry milestones
  • Evolution: historical view of a segment
  • Environment: main vendors in a market
  • Evaluation: customer decision criteria
  • Excellence: how vendors score

The OrionX Constellation Advisory briefs assess technology trends and are formatted for fast “bottom-line” consumption. This is the sixth E:

  • Envision: how trends score

OrionX offers on-demand inquiries in all these areas.

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Decision Tools

The OrionX Constellation methodology includes Decision Tools for evaluating trends and technologies. In each case, six parameters are assessed to capture customers’ decision process in a way that is realistic but not too complex. Each of the six parameters is scored from zero to ten. There are two parameters in each category which are averaged to produce a single score for that category.

Technology Decision Tool:
  • Market: Presence, Trends
  • Customer: Needs, Readiness
  • Product: Capabilities, Roadmap
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Trend Decision Tool:
  • Market: Validity, Maturity
  • Customer: Relevance, Urgency
  • Product: Impact, Cost
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Sample Reports

The following reports are available for download.
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Please contact us for other published or custom reports.

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