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November 2015 | HCL Technologies

2015-11-30 12:48
Bayesian Network

Bayesian networks (BNs) are a progressively popular technology for software testing, cognitive Engineering and support systems, because probability plays a major role. A Bayesian network is a directed, acyclic graph whose nodes represent random variables and arcs represent direct dependencies. The arcs often, but not always, also represent direct causal connections...

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2015-11-30 11:07

Real Time Operational Insights

The 3Vs of Big Dataare not only revolutionizing our lives and helping organizations in business transformation but also helping us to make a paradigm shift toward making better decision making and taking timely appropriate action through implementation of...

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2015-11-26 11:40

From Fiction to Reality

October 21st, 2015 (which just went by) is one date, which a lot of movie buffs might relate to.

“Back to the Future Part II” released in 1989, showed its lead character Marty McFly go to the future on this very date (Oct 21st , 2015).  I am sure a majority of us would have watched this movie and some of you (like me) might have seen it...

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2015-11-26 10:42

Productivity and speed are the two major criteria in supply chain and logistics. Cross-docking is just one strategy which can be implemented to help achieve a modest advantage. Implemented appropriately and in the right conditions, cross-docking can provide significant improvements in efficiency and handling times. 

What is cross docking?

The name ‘cross docking’ explains the process of receiving products through an inbound dock and then transferring them across the dock to the outbound...

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2015-11-26 07:28

Lately in global forums, there has been an increase in interest on the topic of “21st Century Enterprise”. We have also seen a resounding response to our CEO Anant Gupta’s blog. Most enterprises have realized the need to embark on the journey of transforming themselves into a 21st Century Enterprise, and early adopters have already taken their first steps on this journey. With the spotlight on 21st Century Enterprise increasing more and more in brightness we need to take time to...

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2015-11-25 12:37

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are increasingly becoming the new way of doing business. The surge of M&A is evident by the steep increase in the deals in recent times. In the first nine month of 2015 total of 1.5 Trillion USD deals were announced, 89% up for the same period in 2014. Interestingly, it is not dominated by a single industry; from Healthcare to telecom to Media giants to technology one can see M&As happening in all industries.

The rise in M&A is predominantly driven by four...

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2015-11-18 06:22


Continuous Integration is a software development practice to integrate developer codes into a large code base frequently, usually several times a day. Continuous Integration helps to verify automated build with basic test scenarios and Code analysis.

In this article, Git has been used for version control and code repository, while Visual Studio Online (VSO) for Continuous Integration....

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2015-11-17 08:57


What is Innovation?

Innovation is the process of inventing or introducing something new that adds value for our stakeholders (customers, employees, or shareholders).

Innovation is a process of creation and execution that...

  • Results in scalable, unique, differentiated solutions
  • Targets existing and potential customers (both internal and...
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2015-11-17 07:28


First there is hype. Then there is fear. Then acceptance.

This is the story of new technology. Over the years, it has been played out time and again. Floodgates of excitement bursting with the possibilities of a new transformative technology, giving way to dark apprehensions during a cycle of testing, early adoption and enhancement; and finally resting with widespread belief in its...

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2015-11-17 07:16


Software Testing is an indispensable phase in software development and maintenance cycle. It has been estimated that software testing entails between 30-50 percent of software development. When the percentage of manual testing is...

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2015-11-04 06:41

Ever since I wrote the last blog on 21st Century Enterprise, I’ve been receiving endless questions about its impact on the workforce. More specifically, what does this huge transformation imply for the 21st Century Technology Professional?

Well, I must confess I don’t know all the answers myself but it’s a question close to my heart too.  I work in a...

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2015-11-03 09:54


We have observed a phenomenal increase in user-generated content (UGC) in the last decade. An estimate shows that Facebook users share nearly 2.5 million pieces of content every minute! [1]. This is made possible through having more people getting access to internet and mobile phones. A recent report showed that the share of population having mobile phones increased from 1% of global...

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