Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 10:20 pm   - Posted by Sushant Saraswat

Big Data Analytics Trends

In 2013, Organizations were overseeing developments in big data space from the sidelines. In 2014 their focus has shifted from what is big data to what can I do with big data. They are actively researching and implementing various big data solutions to help them in this global competitive landscape.

A recent IDC forecast shows that the Big Data technology and services market will grow at a 27% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to $32.4 billion through 2017, now that’s a very fast growth rate for a relatively newer field also Gartner Predicts Business Intelligence and Analytics Will Remain Top Focus for CIOs through 2017.

Based on my analysis of various industry reports Read more »

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 7:51 pm   - Posted by Marketing Desk

Simplifying Test Automation Using Harbinger’s Automation FrameworkSoftware test automation has been the most controversial activity in any organization. In most of the organizations, it starts with lot of potential to reduce the test efforts drastically and magically, but ends up in spending unreasonably high amount of efforts in maintaining the developed automation suite. The ROI becomes non-achievable and finally management decides to switch back to manual testing. Some of the main reasons for failure of Software Test automation initiatives are:

  • Continuous changes in requirements and UI object properties
  • Requirement of highly skilled programmer (Java / C# / VB etc.) for developing automation scripts
  • Less modularity in automated Read more »
Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 4:50 pm   - Posted by Johnson Goveas

iOS Memory Management and ARC

Since Apple introduced Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), it has eased life of a developer to concentrate on business logic and let ARC handle memory.

Developers who have started using ObjectiveC and creating iOS Apps recently, misinterpret ARC as garbage collection. ARC is not garbage collection as provided by JAVA and .NET runtimes, but a compile time feature that is executed somewhere between Preprocessor and compiler.

To understand ARC, a developer should first understand ObjectiveC’s “Object ownership” mechanism. The concept of “Object ownership” just implies that a class should either own and manage memory that it allocates or either delegate it to some other class. This mechanism can be visualized well by disabling ARC and using Read more »

Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 10:25 pm   - Posted by Sushant Saraswat

Role of Mobility, Big Data and Cloud in Internet of Things

At the digital technology trade fair CeBIT 2014 in Hannover, David Cameroon, The Prime minister of United Kingdom, announced that 45million pounds would be made available for research in internet of things in the UK. While this announcement signals the growing interest of IoT in governments and state bodies, enterprises have already made some big leaps in this space.

The ecosystem under Internet of Things offers many opportunities for players including but not limited to Chip manufacturers, Network operators, M2M service providers, Cloud computing, Data analytics and App developers.

According to Gartner Internet of things will result in $1.9 trillion in global economic value add on by 2020, through sales into Read more »

Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 8:32 pm   - Posted by Anuradha Divakaran

Software Testing Services Trends - 2014

Growing technological advancement in the IT sector is having a significant impact on the evolution of software testing landscape. With the advent of service oriented architecture (SOA), increase in virtualization and adoption of cloud computing, testers today have a lot of new aspects to consider. The pressing demands on quick time to market, cutting operational costs and emphasis on regulatory compliance, adds to the complexity.

A research report by Nelson Hall suggests that independent software testing services is expected to grow by 9.5% year on year till 2018. That’s not all, going forward industry experts and specialists expect a lot more interesting trends in the software testing domain. Here are some paradigms increasing in popularity because they offer solutions to clients’ needs and Read more »

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 1:29 am   - Posted by Bharti Satpute

In the learning applications world the need of integrating the application with other platforms/tools/portals is rapidly growing. To provide a standard platform for the integration of the applications, IMS enabled the LTI compliance.

Let us first understand the basic use and benefits of LTI.


IMS Global highlights, LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) helps in establishing a standard process for integrating the rich learning applications with platforms like LMS or other educational portals. In LTI these learning applications are called Read more »

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at 12:19 am   - Posted by Sushant Saraswat

Selecting the Right Outsourcing Provider

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 »