Welcome to Heinrich Consulting. I'm very excited about the launch of my new venture. Truth be told, it's somewhat of a relaunch, given that I had done some consulting prior while my boys were very young. What has changed since then? In a word: lots!
Having spend the last almost 4 years working for an analytics company, I'm tuned into the changes in the marketplace around big data and the use of sophisticated algorithms to glean intelligence about consumer behaviors for business use. This is a relatively new phenomenon, although this technology has been used in banking for many years. Analytics is making headway in retail, insurance, healthcare and in just about any industry that has access to large amounts of customer data. All the buzz now is around in-memory analytics. See this summary from CIO Magazine: http://www.cio.com/article/723127/Big_Data_Cheap_Storage_Bring_In_Memory_Analytics_Into_Spotlight. Let's see if it's a trend or the next "play to pay" for those wishing to leverage analytics to make fast business decisions.
Another area I find fascinating is the commercialization and proliferation of mobile transactions. I have a client in that space now and the possibilities seem endless. I'm personally looking for a single device where I can do everything I want (I currently have a laptop, an ipad and an iphone). I'd like to see who cracks that nut.
What new technology do you find exciting?