A glimpse into the future

Manoj Article
Post Published On: May 21, 2019

Dr. Manoj Karunakaran, Senior Business Unit Manager, Ingram Micro, paints a picture of the future and what partners must do today to optimize market developments.

If Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the future (present), ‘computer vision’ is going to be the most developing talk of the future. It is anticipated to be the biggest business in the next five years or so. It is a super ultra-modern technology, which is in the development stage but has accelerated recently and it is based on a computer video analysis in real time. The possibilities of this technology are
infinite, and they are poised to reach with limitless boundaries. The market for computer vision is emerging as fast as AI to reach around $20 plus billion by 2024. The expected entrance and consolidation to nowhere to all over within a glimpse must be watched with attention. Computer vision represents the capability of a machine to evaluate visual information and subsequently settle down on conclusions about it — where computer imaging can be used for controlling, automation, recognition and precise measuring. Developers are exploring new solutions that make use of computer vision and augmented reality. Product manufactures are enhancing component execution and expanding cost efficiencies to improve this innovation to make it more accessible. As the
innovation enhances, AI will figure out how to prepare AI, further streamlining the procedure and accelerating the rate of enhancement. The use-cases are unlimited with computer vision.
Be it any modern circumstance, there is a possible computer vision-related solution that can be deployed. Global companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft including e-commerce sites have already started using image analysis in their predictive analytics efforts to forecast what their customers will want next time. In short, enhancing an image for a later use may be called image processing, while recognizing the objects and drive for automatic assessment and actions can be called as computer vision.

THERE IS NO LONGER A DEMAND FOR TRADITIONAL PARTNERS, WE NEED ‘NEW GENERATION RE-SELLERS’. WE ARE BUILDING OUR CENTER OF EXCELLENCE WITH ADVANCED AND FUTURISTIC SOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW
GENERATION BUSINESSES FOR OUR RE-SELLERS TO BE IN LINE WITH THE NEW WAVE.

The revolution in the last few years are swift; partners will need to react and be ready to move ahead with the changes. Business models have changed with cloud, digital transformation, IoT, AI, Computer vision and now we are all talking about the human and machine partnership, all these in shorter period. The biggest challenge is that channel partners need to act swiftly – quicker decision on investments, adequate training to their associates, quality resources who are willing to adapt with the pace – all are key for success. Nearly everything is moving to an OPEX model, end-user requirement is changing, the industry itself is changing that rapidly. There is no longer a demand for traditional partners, we need ‘New Generation Resellers’. We are building our center of excellence with advanced and futuristic solutions for the new generation businesses for our resellers to be in line with the new wave.
Adaption is key. The quicker you understand the trend, the quicker you act on it. The faster you help transform the channel, the more likely you and your partners are to stay in business. This is a key priority for us and we are encouraging our partners to move in to the new solution selling model with human/machine blend complimenting it.