We are now a performance-driven world. If a product or service, rather if any product or service, does not conform to the standards of performance it will be rejected outright by its target demographic. It might also happen a pretty great product or product idea failed or did not meet the success it deserved because of the lack of standards in the development process. It is because of this very reason that there are a large number of organizations whose sole focus is to develop standards. A standard setting organization can be defined as thus: “an entity that is primarily engaged in activities such as developing, coordinating, promulgating, revising, amending, reissuing, interpreting, or otherwise maintaining hundreds of thousands of standards applicable to a wide base of users outside the standards developing organization. It aims to generate the acceptance or proliferation of such new standards-based technologies, products or services.”
In today’s business environment, being agile is crucial to be able to respond faster to the rapidly changing market demands. IT organizations across the globe, thus, are focused on reinventing their development methodologies and are looking to release faster updates and accelerate their time to market so that they can stay ahead of the curve.
Considering that today, change is the only constant in the software development landscape, we have seen new development methodologies such as DevOps emerge help organizations respond faster to rapidly changing market demands.
According to Puppet Labs annual 2016 State of DevOps survey, 63% of the respondents have implemented DevOps practices in their organization. It also iterated that organizations leveraging DevOps had 50% fewer failure rates with an ability to recover 12 times faster and could ship code 30 times more frequently.
One of the main reasons why DevOps has become popular … Read More
With new development methodologies such as DevOps and Agile, it has become increasingly clear that the speed of testing now has to match the speed of development. In order to achieve this, test automation has become an important building block for developing robust and error free applications and software products. Given the intolerance towards faulty or error-prone software products, organizations across the globe are looking at ways of making their automation initiatives stronger and deliver greater value.
According to the State of Quality study conducted by Wipro, there has been an increase of over 85% of test automation initiatives. Since automation testing initiatives are not inexpensive and the cost of bug detection rises incrementally when discovered later in the software development process, it is only fair that these organizations expect to improve the ROI of their test automation initiatives.
The past decade has witnessed an increased thrust in automating IT for business enterprises across the globe. However, with more organizations across the globe looking towards technology to improve workflows and business processes, organizations are moving towards digitizing the enterprise for greater productivity and better business outcomes. In order to enable their digital transformation initiatives, enterprises are looking at software platforms that can help automate business processes and provide support to IT service management. ServiceNow is one such platform that has become one of the major players in the world of IT management that is helping global organizations introduce advanced levels of automation in the workplace.
Benefits of IT Service Management through ServiceNow
Today’s market is replete with choices when it comes to IT Service Management. However, what organizations demand today is a comprehensive solution that can address all the IT service and infrastructure demands of the … Read More
With the mobile age upon us, let’s take a look at some important statistics
There are over 2.4 billion smartphone users across the globe – Statista
52% of the time individuals spend on digital media is on mobile apps – GO-Globe
48% of consumers use the mobile for research – Smart Insights
26% of consumers start research using a branded mobile app- Smart Insights
Apps account for 89% of mobile media time – Smart Insights
62% of smartphone users have made a purchase online using their mobile device in the last 6 months – Outerbox
80% of shoppers use a mobile phone inside of a physical store to either look up product reviews, compare prices or find alternative store locations – Multichannel Insights
61% of consumers are … Read More
Chatbot helps create intelligent applications with the most powerful artificial intelligence technology that provides the user with language, image, video processing and audio analysis. Our chatbot solutions have helped insurance and travel businesses achieve digital transformation, completing the entire sales cycle over a friendly conversation.
“Bots” can help businesses scale their sales, marketing, customer service, and product experience. Industries from healthcare, financial services, retail and e-commerce, and even humanitarian charities have jumped on the bot bandwagon. With exquisite artificial intelligence and cognitive computing capabilities chatbot can track the past interactions and enable an organization to become agile over a period. Its machine learning characteristic helps the user to understand the patterns and respond accordingly. Earlier chatbots were used to help with peculiar customer handlings but nowadays it has got a huge impact on the overall business process and helps the organization transform through automation. To choose and implement the right chatbot solution is the key through which you can increase business … Read More
InfoBeans is a diamond sponsor for the upcoming World Standards Week, event organized by ANSI in Washington DC. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and protection of environment. This 4-day event is set to witness presence of approx. 1500 various subject matter experts across industries.
Standards developing organizations including various govt agencies, professional associations, national and international bodies are abiding by a set of law to promote safety and ensure quality. Standards developing organizations over the period have perceived that digitization is an important aspect to thrive in the market and receive competitive edge. InfoBeans has been working with SDOs to help them achieve digital transformation.
Going digital with complex data and structure is difficult, as implementation and adoption of new technology take time and efforts, but … Read More
There is a famous quote which says “What gets measured gets Managed.”
In today’s competitive world this quote holds high importance.
The biggest concern of companies considering outsourcing is their ability to effectively manage supplier performance. Service Level Agreements (or “SLAs”) are one way to help manage supplier performance.
What is an SLA?
A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a service provider and it’s internal or external customers that documents what services the provider will furnish and defines the performance standards the provider is obligated to meet.
Why are SLAs needed?
A well-defined SLA records the expectations on both sides of the relationship and provides targets for accurately measuring performance against those objectives.
Service providers need SLAs to help them manage customer expectations and define the circumstances under which they are not liable for outages or performance issues. Customers can also benefit … Read More
The growth of easily accessible technology has pushed companies to fundamentally change the way they interact with internal and external customers. Modern companies are embracing emerging technologies and methodologies to streamline business operations, enhancing employee experience, re-defining logical workflows for seamless communication among employees, partners, and customers.
How Companies Are Realizing Business Transformation
Is business transformation just a buzzword? Not really. Enterprises across all industry verticals have already embraced it. For example: After realizing that 80% of the physicians leverage the internet for research or consultation about disease states, Pfizer, a well-known biopharmaceutical company, decided to undergo a significant transformation to establish a two-business communication with its customers. It developed digital hub to host content and communication channels – this helped Pfizer in better communication with customers, leading to innovation and development of better products and services for patients and physicians. That’s business transformation!
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As traditional work models enter the mode of evolution owing to the rise of mobility, almost 67% of IT heads and enterprise IT professionals believe that the mobile apps will change business more than how the Internet did in the 1990’s. With an estimated 4.55 billion mobile users across the globe and almost 61% of workers reporting to work outside of the office, it is hardly a surprise that enterprises across the globe are keenly adopting mobile-centric strategies to improve employee productivity and business outcomes.
According to the recently released ‘Gartner Predicts 2017 Mobile Apps and Their Development’ forecast, 70% of all software interactions within the enterprise will take place on mobile devices by 2020. Clearly, with the exposure to the smartphone experience and consumer grade applications, the expectations from enterprise mobile apps is also on the rise.
The Evolution of Enterprise Mobile Apps