The Evolution of Data Backup Strategies and Technologies

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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

Avoid These Mistakes If You Wish to Succeed with Digital Transformation

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The pace of adoption of new technologies is increasing phenomenally. To give a simple example, it took the humble telephone decades to reach 50% of the households, cell phones were adopted in less than five years. Clearly, organizations across the globe are getting increasingly focused on anticipating new technology trends in order to stay ahead of the curve. As we enter the golden era of technological innovation, digital transformation is moving from being a buzzword to an organizational necessity.

In order to compete in this digital world, businesses have to transform and make way to adopt new technologies that will change the way businesses function. Executive Chairman of Cisco Systems John Chambers states that “at least 40% of businesses will die in the next 10 years… if they don’t figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate new technologies”.

Clearly, organizations across the … Read More

InfoBeans Liferay Partnership

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The revolution of open source technologies brought a tremendous shift in the technology market. Open source technologies have done radical metamorphosis of the existing technology solutions for the business processes over the period of time. Being a technology partner of many industry verticals across the globe, we have been providing highly effective, scalable solutions and services in open source. Liferay is one of our core competencies and a powerful framework that comprises of an entire web content management system. Its extensive features have huge potential for customization and the subtle yet impeccable interface is a plus for users. Liferay expands with your organizational growth and is one of the few technologies that enable clustering. It is also an exquisite content management portal. Our partnership with Liferay is to bring our customers the best of Liferay services.

With the help of Liferay user can create multiple community in a single liferay server, also we can configure multiple … Read More

NISO STS – Standard for Standards Opens Up New Opportunities for SDOs

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“Any move towards standardization is a move in the right direction.” – Dave Williamson

Standardization helps in maximizing quality, interoperability, and compatibility. It fosters innovation and technical progress. With structured methods and reliable data gathering, standardization makes it easier to spread knowledge and ideas, and cultivate innovation.

In 1800, with the onset of the industrial revolution, the concept of standardization and standards bodies and committees started. With the growing adoption of technology, Internet, and mobile proliferation, and everything going digital, this age-old industry of standards developing organizations is also focusing on “going digital”. The digitization initiatives of SDOs, however, are much more complex because of the involvement of multiple aspects such as data conversion, content management, digital selling, online certification, and also in some cases, accreditation.

The first and foremost activity in standards digitization is the conversion of legacy data … Read More

Flash Is Gone – So What Are Your Options for Interactive Web Applications?

The demand for interactive web applications is growing continuously owing to their substantial business impact. Feature-rich UIs and rich internet applications are a norm today – and the one technology favored by most to make this possible was Flash. However, with Flash being flawed security wise, its incompatible relationship with search engines and its resource hogging nature, it was only a matter of time that this technology was replaced by something that is not prone to exploitation and did not drain out the smartphone battery in a flash (pun intended).

Adobe recently announced the end of life plan for Flash. Even though this will come into absolute effect only in 2020, it is time to look at smarter alternatives to build interactive web applications. Here’s a look at a few great options.


HTML5 is emerging as the revolution the internet needed and has been getting … Read More

Why Security and Usability Are the Two Most Important Pillars of Enterprise Apps

According to a report by Allied Market Research, the enterprise app market is expected to cross USD$ 213.43 billion by 2020.

The enterprise app market has shown this upward trend owing to the growing digitization drive across organizations, greater mobile adoption, and the growth of a large mobile workforce. Enterprise apps have now become contributors to productivity and are seen as tools that help in increasing the efficiency and output of the workforce.

However, enterprise apps of today have come a long way. With greater smartphone adoption, enterprise apps also had to get an upgrade from their clunky and disjointed experiences and deliver smooth experiences like consumer-grade applications. They have clearly moved away from being just utilitarian in nature to become more functional and well designed.

While usability is essential for enterprise apps, it is also true that these apps are complex … Read More

Automating Functional Testing – Why and How Should You Do It?

There is no place for error-prone software in today’s digital economy. The role of software testing has assumed great importance in the development lifecycle of a software product as slow or buggy software can jeopardize the future of any company. The role of testing has also become more prominent because the rising complexity of software applications that must go-to-market faster so that they can be positioned as winning business solutions.

Given the pressing demands of software development and testing, test automation emerges as a winning solution that enables organizations to release high-quality software to the market faster and also get the maximum ROI.

What is Functional Testing?

Functional testing is the testing of the functionality of the application. These quality assurance tests deal with how the application functions when it interacts with its users and the rest of the system and how the application executes different functions … Read More

Azure Launched Reserved Instances – What Does It Mean For Businesses?

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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

How Machine Learning and AI are Finding a Home in ServiceNow

According to the latest market research on Artificial Intelligence, the overall AI market is expected to stand at USD 16.06 Billion by 2022.

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has been a hot topic of conversation in every industry. Be it retail, banking, and finance, pharma, healthcare, education, technology (of course)…the growth of AI over the last couple of years has been exponential. AI, the technology that gives machines the capability to self-learn and improve, has been put to use in most of these industries to improve business outcomes and productivity of the workforce by aiding error reduction, completing mundane and repetitive tasks, and fast-tracking data exploration processes. It helps in improving the predictive capabilities of organizations in this data age. The benefits of AI have been tangible, and given the diversity of information at our disposal in the form of data, AI is being integrated into business processes … Read More

The Business Case For Great UX

As more business interactions move online, the need for providing frictionless and seamless user experiences increases. Needless to say, providing a great user experience is now a business imperative and is a critical contributor towards improved business results. Steve Krug’s book ‘Don’t Make Me Think’ highlights the importance of user experience and explains that interactions between humans and computers should be such that the user shouldn’t need to think while using a website or any other digital product. While great visual design continues to be of importance, having a great user interface but a poorly designed UX is less likely to yield user love and loyalty.

In this blog, we take a look at the importance of developing a great UX for businesses.

What is user experience and why it matters?

Most digital products today need to engage with the end user to generate an … Read More

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