Sunday, August 5, 2012

Welcome to the SRII Blogs

SRII's Mission is to: Drive Research & Innovation for “IT Enabled Services” for a Better World

SRII is a non-profit led by senior leaders from major IT companies like IBM, HP, Microsoft, Cisco, SAP, Ericsson, Intel, Oracle, Infosys, Symantec ...etc in close partnership with academia, research institutes, as well as government organizations from around the world.

SRII Special Interest Groups (SIGs) include:
  • Heath Care IT Services 
  • Big Data and Advanced Analytics 
  • Cloud/Mobile Services 
  • Service Innovation/Engineering/Quality 
  • Cross Enterprise Collaboration (CEC) 
  • High Performance Computing for Services 
  • Service Management and Marketing 
  • IT Service Management 

SRII is headquartered in Silicon Valley. SRII Geographic Chapters include:
  • SRII India 
  • SRII Thailand 
  • SRII Taiwan 
  • SRII Japan 
  • SRII Spain 
  • SRII UK 

This blog will feature thought-leadership articles from our SIG and Chapter leadership.


  1. Dear Collegues

    Welcome to SRII Blog!,

    I would like to invite you to share your thoughts and perspectives on major SRII initiatives related to driving innovation for IT Enabled Services. .

    The field of IT Enabled Services is very huge and requires active participation and feedback from throught leaders like you.

    I look forward to hearing your ideas on how IT initiatives in the areas of Cloud Computing, Big Data/ Advance Analytics, Mobile Technologies/Services and etc can further help industry sectors like Heath Care, Finance, Governemnt, Education, Telecom, Retail, Entertainment and etc.

    Your blogs will help us better define SRII initiaties, key focus areas and deliverables.


    Kris Singh
    SRII President & Chairman

  2. HPC as a Service – Key to mainstream HPC or wishful thinking?

    At this year’s SRII Global Conference 2012 organized by the Service Research and Innovation Institute [] which aims at “Driving Research & Innovation for “IT Enabled Services” for a Better World”, we organized a panel about High Performance Technical Computing as a Service, HPCaaS.
    This panel was inspired by the perception that on one hand HPC provides huge benefits to the industry, and especially to small- and medium enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on digital manufacturing (sometimes called the ‘missing middle’), but on the other hand comes along with a number of significant barriers preventing its wider adoption. The panellists investigated how especially HPC as a Service is able to remove these barriers.
    The panellists represented the main stakeholders: SME, HPC Center, HPC Cloud, ISV, and HPC Expert. The main conclusion from the panellists’ statements and discussion is that there are indeed more severe barriers for HPC in the Cloud than with mainstream cloud computing, simply because of the significant difference of the applications - web services versus big simulation jobs - with all their implications. But with careful analysis of each HPC application’s requirements and setting up the perfect team of industrial end-user, resource provider, ISV, and HPC expert, most of the challenges can be removed, which is currently explored in the Uber-Cloud Experiment [] and will be further discussed at the ISC Cloud conference in September []. Thus, there is strong indication that HPC as a Service is becoming widely recognized as a key to mainstream HPC. Please see the detailed article about this panel at–_key_to_mainstream_hpc_or_wishful_thinking_.html?featured=top.

  3. Smart Living Service Innovation 2012 in Taiwan hosted jointly by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs Department of Industrial Technology (DOIT), Institute for Information Industry (III), Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRI) and SRII (

  4. SRII invited to participate in the International Conference on Industrial Technology Innovation, Taipei, Taiwan