By Preet Sharma
Almost every system has BIOS firmware. Be it an individual box or enterprise-grade workload Servers. What is the need to change it? current BIOS is the result of so many innovative cycles. so just because it is proprietary firmware and we believe in OpenSource we should change it? In this talk, I will discuss How Firmware changed from time to time? Every time the driver and rationale in the Firmware growth path with the history of the Firmware? The Pace of Firmware improvement is not the same as it was sometimes back! Is it only Cloud or cyber security which has increased multi-variant releases in firmware? Like normal software, can we go for tailored firmware that can really make a direct difference for any business use case? Firmware capabilities should be scoped closely limited to booting the device only or a tailored firmware can aggregate the innovation and can help to solve many problems normal software is struggling with? This talk will have content on Libreboot firmware in terms of a tough journey and great acknowledgment for BIOS replacement.
Preet is a Solution Architect at NCS-Singapore with 15 years of rich experience in Solutioning, Transformation, and Digitization. Preet has witnessed a revolutionary journey of technologies from dBase to SQL/NoSQL/GraphDB, from Pascal to Python, Onprem to Cloud, waterfall to agile along with multiple Business domain knowledge.
He is always keen to learn and conceptualize new things for better customer experience management. He is a customer-obsessed and collaboration believer.