How Can Standards and Code Development Organizations Navigate the Code Conversion Minefield?

Most industries today such as banking, finance, retail, IT, have been quick to jump on the digital bandwagon to reap the immense benefits of digitization. Such has been the impact of digitization of the enterprise that even industries that managed to remain aloof from this drive such as pharma and healthcare are now adopting digital initiatives at an accelerated pace.

It is hardly a surprise then, that the Standards Development Organizations across the globe no longer remain indifferent to the digital movement. Since Standards Development Organizations or SDOs are entities that are engaged in activities of “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”, digitization initiatives demand a lot of technical work. Since these standards can consist of rules, best practices specifications, design and installation processes, guidelines etc. … Read More

Top ServiceNow Implementation Mistakes to Avoid

ServiceNow, a leading provider of cloud based solutions, enables companies to automate operations that include asset management, IT helpdesk, enterprise service management and helps to achieve transformation for company’s IT service and infrastructure. With over 3500 implementations across 50 countries, ServiceNow is a preferred choice for organizations across all industry verticals.

It can consolidate legacy systems and automate processes which are manual with a user-friendly single system of action. Based on the best ITIL practices, ServiceNow is easy to deploy and helps in giving better control over the core processes in the company.

According to some of the statistics shared by Chris Bedi, CIO of ServiceNow, there are success stories where organizations have been able to reduce their incident resolution time to about 60% using ServiceNow and cut down the SLA breaches by around 58% with automation of IT service management. There are also organizations which have … Read More

Can Azure And Xamarin Rule the Mobile Apps World?

The mobile app market is growing faster than we could ever anticipate. In 2015, the mobile app market generated an annual revenue of $41.1 billion which is expected to cross $189 billion by 2020, according to Statista. In 2016 alone, we saw over 149.3 billion app downloads across Google Play and iOS. As the number of smartphone users continues to grow, consumer demands continue to evolve and mobile internet gets stronger the ‘appification’ of our world is going to only escalate. As the app’s landscape evolves and gets increasingly crowded, app developers are faced with the challenge of delivering high-quality, performance driven, user-friendly and bug-free apps in the shortest possible time. For this, they have to ensure that they have a solid back-end mobile ecosystem to ensure high-performance without compromising on app usability. However, with a diverse range of mobile platforms, mobile app developers are faced with the challenge … Read More

It’s Not Just ServiceNow Implementation—It’s a Business Transformation

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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Top 5 Reasons You Could Fail At DevOps

The successful implementation of DevOps largely demands a complete process overhaul. Teams that were previously working in siloed environment have to come together and function as a single cohesive unit. Clearly, this means that the dynamics of traditional development teams need to undergo a dramatic change and previously defined roles and responsibilities also need to experience this element of change. It is when this approach is implemented judiciously that DevOps initiatives succeed and deliver the benefits of great software quality, fast releases and lesser time to market. Having said this, it is also true that many times DevOps initiatives also go southwards.

In this blog, we explore some key reasons that could lead to DevOps failure

The Automation Assumption

A number of times DevOps initiatives fail because organizations assume that they will be able to implement DevOps by automating everything. Yes, automation plays a very critical role … Read More

Standards Development Organizations Are Going Digital

Organizations across the globe have jumped on the digital bandwagon. A report by PwC states that in 2017 the need for Digital IQ across organizations has become an urgent demand. Digital IQ refers to an organization’s ability to harness and use technology in an ever evolving, technologically driven business landscape. While many organizations such as IT, manufacturing, retail, banking, and finance etc. have made steady progress in their digitization initiatives, there are a few sectors who are still in their nascent stages of digital adoption. Sectors such as healthcare and pharma which had not taken the digital turn have now stepped on the digital accelerator given the promise that it brings.

Just like the other industries, Standards Development Organizations across the globe have also recognized the importance of becoming a digital enterprise and are taking firm steps to solidify their digital initiatives. This is driven by … Read More

6 Awesome Features of ServiceNow Apps

The smartphone has established its dominance and the enterprise of today is no longer a stranger to this phenomenon. As mobility establishes itself as a reality in the enterprise ecosystem, businesses have to focus on creating applications that can meet specific business demands, can sustain continuous operation, provide interoperability and scalability. The applications also need to optimally function in a multi-device and distributed environment while meeting stringent security, administrative and maintenance demands. The need for agility, discovering new business models and improving costs by increasing productivity are driving organizations across the globe to adopt enterprise grade applications to become the critical enabler of these demands.

According to a research published by MarketsandMarkets, the enterprise mobility market is estimated to grow from USD 35.10 Billion in 2016 to USD 73.30 Billion by 2021. Clearly, the enterprise has taken to enterprise apps like a fish to water.

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What Are Cloud-Connected Mobile Apps – and Should You Care?

With smartphones becoming an extension of the palm of our hands, mobile apps have become ubiquitous fixtures in our lives. So prolific has been mobile application adoption that today, enterprise applications are mimicking consumer applications in their looks and usability. However, it is not just great usability and a slick user interface that makes a mobile application rank high on the adoption matrix. In order to drive app usage, the entire mobile app ecosystem has to be rich and high-quality, and that every piece of software used in the mobile application, each piece of code that is run performs optimally and efficiently. Given that today most mobile apps are connected to one or more than one web services and has to pull data from multiple sources, it becomes essential to ensure that the mobile backend is functioning optimally. In order to do so, mobile app developers also have to … Read More

Read This Before Using Open Source Technology for Your Product Development

There is a rapid increase in the use of open source software among companies as it provides them with a faster way to develop applications at a low cost and add more value to their business. Big enterprises, right from financial companies to big eTailers, are leveraging the power and convenience of open source technologies.

While the open source technologies have revolutionized the tech industry, and there are compelling reasons to adopt those, there are also a few disadvantages of using open source technology. Let us take a look at those –

What is Open Source Software?

Open source software, in simple terms, is a software available with source code. It allows users and developers to modify the source code to make further enhancements to the program. In other words, open source is a non-proprietary, free software available to the public along with the … Read More

Fast Tracking the App Economy with ServiceNow Apps

Most forward thinking organizations today have adopted ServiceNow as their go-to platform of choice to manage different organizational activities such as HR, incident management, security operations, and managing everyday workflows with ease. ServiceNow offers its users a single cloud-based platform to assign, prioritize, collaborate, collect real-time insights into workflows and activities that offer organizations the advantage of speed in a dynamic and competitive marketplace while providing them in-depth visibility into the different processes and infrastructure via a single system of record.

Why ServiceNow Apps?

As enterprises are getting increasingly ‘appified’, the need for building reliable and efficient enterprise grade applications faster has never been greater. Based on their specific business needs and goals, they need apps for their ServiceNow installation to perform some very peculiar, repeated tasks. ServiceNow offers Now platform to help organizations build those apps.

ServiceNow also has a ServiceNow … Read More