Enterprises and ISVs – big or small, outsource their software development work and rely on their development partners to bring their products to life. Software outsourcing has become a known practice to help attain and sustain the hard earned competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
It is true that the major advantages of outsourcing are cost arbitrage and quick time-to-market. However, in pursuit of these gains at the fastest pace, many enterprises and ISVs lose out in making a right choice. They inadvertently choose a provider which offers a standard set of services with less or no cognizance to customer’s unique business or product goals. These goals could range from increasing business agility to reducing time- to- market, from market expansion to innovative product development Read more »
IDC estimates predict Internet of Things (IoT) market to grow to $8.9 trillion with over 212 billion connected things by 2020. With Internet of Things we are talking about internet enabled- connected, smart devices that can network and communicate with each other to manage our world intelligently.
The ‘things’ under IoT have embedded intelligence with the ability to collect, analyze data and share it via machine to machine (M2M) or in real-time with cloud-based solutions to provide new innovation in business and consumer services/applications like business process automation, home automation, medical device functionality, data center automation, security, building automation and the list goes on. In other words, combining hardware, software, technology mash-ups (mobile, cloud, WSN, analytics), robotics and Read more »
Digital innovation fuelled with the fast evolving technology changes has lead to business transformation beyond our imagination. To keep pace with the speed of business demand, organizations are working hard to sustain, compete and maintain their competitive edge leveraging outsourcing approach to their best advantage. Taking a closer look at IT Outsourcing, one stark disparity I can draw between the outsourcing market of today and that of say 10-15 years ago is that outsourcing is no longer viewed as an innovative and risky undertaking. As IT has become more critical to the efficiency and competitiveness of businesses, outsourcing has evolved into a mainstream strategy across the corporate world.
In this blogpost let us have a look at 5 ways in which Outsourcing has Read more »
When it comes to development of database independent and easily maintainable Data Access Layer(DAL), the best solution that comes to my mind is the Entity Framework by Microsoft. Moreover, when you are short of time and need development at a Rapid pace and less code, Entity Framework is a winner. Initially, some of us in the developer community did not receive the concept well and were reluctant to use it in the solutions. However, slowly but surely people have started realizing that, Entity framework can be a great tool for quick development of a DAL as long as the developer is aware about its limitations and what is going on under the hood. Most of the problems have their root cause in the way developers implement their solutions around Entity Framework (EF). Read more »
It was a wet winter morning, the classic London weather. It rained, but not heavy enough to disrupt the flow of visitors heading towards Olympia 2 – the venue for 15th Learning Technologies and Learning and Skills Conference and Exhibition, the exhibition that I too attended.
With over 6000 visitors, 230 exhibitors, 60 inspirational speakers and 120 seminar sessions, Learning Technologies, Europe’s leading L&D conference, delivered true to its promise. Donald H Taylor, the Conference chair gave the introduction and set the stage rolling for the power-packed galvanizing sessions.
Presented here are some of the event highlights that Read more »
Technology leaders in Healthcare industry are faced with a changing technology and regulatory landscape.
At one end of the spectrum, the industry faces an increasingly tech-savvy population, a huge amount of data which needs to be processed using unconventional methods and the need to improve efficiency of healthcare delivery through effective use of technology.
At the other end, there is the challenge of ensuring that systems match the updated and /or evolving federal requirements, meet the privacy constraints and switch to the diagnostic and procedural codes.
It’s like walking a tight-rope with an extremely stiff timeline! Read more »
At the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, one of the most exciting technology innovations doing the rounds was ‘Connected Cars’. With major car manufacturers showing off their expertise in connecting your smartphone to them, some of the adventurous built a native operating system for their make of vehicles. The search engine giant Google announced the Open Automotive Alliance- Android operating system for cars.
Automobiles are rapidly transforming into context aware machines that know where they are, where others vehicles are (both local and providing a macro view of traffic). They can also warn of impending mechanical or other problems, thanks to numerous built-in sensors. These interconnected objects regularly collect data, analyse and Read more »