When every company in every industry is impacted by digitization, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the expectations from software organizations are on an incremental path. Owing to the fast-changing market conditions and constantly changing consumer demands, applications have to go to market faster. To enable this, the IT teams have to provide the required resources to the internal teams in a timely manner for them to deliver the apps on time. Until now, IT leveraged the on-premises infrastructures to enable this. However, considering we are in the time when organizations need to be extremely agile, enterprises are looking at the cloud. With the cloud, enterprises can move away from old technologies and legacy processes. Cloud allows them to better support the business needs of their customers, respond to market challenges and dynamics with ease, and enable greater productivity within the organization. The cloud also enables … Read More
Did you know that Gartner has recognized Liferay as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals for the seventh year in a row? Liferay portal, available as open source, is popular amongst companies across different verticals as their preferred enterprise portal platform. With our recent partnership with Liferay, we aim to bring our customers the best of Liferay services.
Based on our experience of working with several companies worldwide with their product development using Liferay, here is our take on what Liferay makes a good technology investment.
Top Reasons Why Companies Prefer Using Liferay
Liferay is an open source enterprise portal which is free and mainly used to enable corporate extranet and intranet. It is a robust web application platform written in Java and offers a host of features useful for the development of portals and websites. With its built-in web content management system, … Read More
The cloud wars are heating up. Almost on regular periodic intervals, businesses are inundated with the next best cloud offering that holds the promise to simplify the cloud further, deliver great business benefits and cost savings. Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering has delivered these benefits to many organizations across the globe. Consistent with the effort to make the cloud more efficient for enterprise use, Microsoft recently launched Azure Reserved Instances. The offering was launched at their annual Ignite conference in Florida this year and can be considered as one of the highlight points of this event.
Microsoft has endeavored to make their cloud offerings more transparent and more suited to meet the needs of the enterprise. Reserved Instances, that had been a long-standing feature of AWS, is the new Azure feature that Microsoft is wooing the enterprises with. With this offering, Microsoft offers their clients a significant cost … Read More
Organizations across the globe are under increased pressure to meet their accelerating business demands. The rise of digitization and adoption of technologies such as cloud, big data, virtualization and IoT have been instrumental in driving innovation across organizational layers. Organizations are also leaning towards solutions that help them accommodate volatile business circumstances and identify potential business opportunities to improve competitiveness. ServiceNow has made its place in the enterprises as a go-to solution to improve business processes and workflows and act as a critical enabler of their digital transformation journeys.
Worldwide, organizations have successfully leveraged ServiceNow’s Operational Management capabilities to ensure greater availability of enterprise applications and infrastructure for uninterrupted business continuity. The ITOM offering from ServiceNow ensured that enterprises could manage processes, applications and enterprise infrastructure in a service-centric manner. With greater visibility into the IT landscape of an enterprise, the ITOM offering could help organizations … Read More
“Change is easy to propose, hard to implement and especially hard to sustain” – Andy Hargreaves
Change is never easy but is essential in order to move forward. Only when we have the capacity to change can we expect a revolution in our lives. This is even more relevant in the world that we live today. To not change is almost like a death sentence. So, as a forward-thinking organization, we need to constantly be in a process of evaluation and re-evaluation to see what needs change. How can we improve? Can we do something better? However, talking about change is easy. And since we are creatures of habit, executing change can be the hard part.
In my previous blog, I wrote about how we decoded our company culture so that it became an enabler of success. This exercise was very intense and comprehensive. After careful assessment … Read More
The Software Defined Storage market making its own growth story. With an explosion of data across enterprises, organizations across the globe are looking at opportunities to manage this data better so that it can be used intelligently. Owing to the functionality and cost benefits that SDS brings to the table, globally it is experiencing great adoption.
According to a report by Markets and Markets, the SDS market is expected to grow from USD 4.72 Billion in 2016 to USD 22.56 Billion by 2021. The report also highlights that the growth of small and medium enterprises is also leading to greater SME adoption.
With technological advancements, the need for better and enhanced data storage has increased as well. Increasing workloads, business processes and the consequent volumes of data within organizations are compelling them to move away from traditional storage methods that are not only costly but … Read More
With the digitization of business, organizations across the globe are looking at opportunities to stay technologically ahead of their competitors. This change has caused software development methodologies to evolve over a period of time. Today, the Agile development methodology has taken precedence over the Waterfall development methodology of the past years. As organizations look for faster ways to stay ahead of the curve and stay in step with market demands, they need a development methodology that helps them not only develop software products faster but also enable faster product iterations, modifications, updates and improvements. The Agile development methodology helps them achieve this and also ensures that software development companies can deliver high-quality, functional software in a short time frame.
However, when the speed of development increases, testing speed has to increase as well. Unless that is achieved, the purpose of agile development is defeated. So test … Read More
“Make something that people want…including making a company that people want to work for” – Sahil Lavingia, CEO, Gumroad
Today’s competitive business landscape is evolving at a speed of light…what was relevant soon becomes redundant. With work and our everyday lives becoming inextricably linked and intertwined, it becomes essential to work towards achieving an equilibrium that helps us balance these two worlds better. In the years that I spent at InfoBeans the one thing that remained constant was the constant focus on the company culture. We articulated the personality of our company through our culture right when it was a fledgling. As the little fledgling grew, we decoded and fleshed out this culture so that it would find its place in today’s intense corporate environment without compromising on the quality of life and the quality of work.
Our story was like the story of … Read More
Change is fast – just go back a decade and you will be taken to the time of clunky cell phones, fax machines, and PBX boxes. Mobile devices were novel items. But today, mobile technology has changed every aspect of our lives – right from the way we work, shop, network, socialize, or even consume news. Mobile technology has also moved into an enterprise setting and has become a large part of business. The work habits are rapidly shifting – employees increasingly work outside the office and use mobile devices to complete their business tasks. Enterprises are now forced to not only support but also empower employee mobility to make them more productive and agile.
The importance of data in today’s business environment cannot be overstated. Businesses are delving deep into the data sea to derive quantified insights to drive intelligent business decisions, improve processes and ultimately positively impact the company bottom line. The rise of data has been in order since the 1970’s when dimensional data marts were used by ACNielsen and IRI to improve retail sales. While the foundations of the data warehouse were being laid at that time, it was not until the 1980’s when the genesis of the modern day data warehouse took place. In the 1988 IBM Systems Journal article ‘An architecture for a business information system’, IBM highlighted the importance of a modern day data warehouse and elucidated the need of an architecture that could draw together and consolidate “various strands of informational system activity within the company.” However, it also became evident over a period of time … Read More