June 2016 | HCL Technologies
The next generation workforce is all about working in a structure that maximizes collaboration, both between teams and customers. Employees, policies, and...read more
SITA Baggage Report 2016 has revealed that baggage mishandling dropped to its lowest ever rate in 2015—6.5 bags for every 1000 passengers i.e. almost 50% less since 2007.
Although there have been many improvements in recent years, baggage handling was always been a challenge for airlines around the world. Baggage mishandling costs are on rise, along with customer anxiety about mishandled baggage, causing an adverse impact on the reputation and brand image of the airlines. It has been estimated that from...read more
Have you heard about 3D printing on the fly from Amazon? The largest Internet-based retailer in the United States and world, Amazon has patented the concept of mobile 3D printing delivery trucks to deliver products even faster to consumer. When a shopper orders a selected product from Amazon, this triggers the nearest truck to 3D print and deliver the product to the consumer, effectively removing the need for any storage.
They 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building in China!
Over the...read more
What is Li-Fi?
Li-Fi or Light Fidelity, term coined by Professor Harald Haas at TeD talks, is next generation technology of wireless communications or to put it simply Li-Fi is data through illumination. Li-Fi is similar to Wi-Fi but differs in terms of speed, security, and most importantly the electromagnetic spectrum.
Li-Fi is based on visible light...read more
For those of us who have invested most of our working lives in the IT, there is a profound voice of change ringing across the community signaling something has changed. Indeed, even if you have joined the industry only recently you will surely see that a seismic fracture has appeared within the industry that indicates a distinct break from the ‘old way’ of doing IT.
Many of us have become conditioned to ride through cyclical changes in the industry; whether be it the current favorite piece of technology...read more
The Digital transformation of a business necessitates greater differentiation, innovative business models, agility and a far stronger focus on User Experience. IT organizations are today challenged to reshape, reprioritize and refocus its services in order to drive the transformation to the new digital business.
A key capability required to enable this transformation is the ability to leverage the new...read more
‘Legacy IT’ versus ‘modern IT’ seems to be a never-ending debate. And, it’s not the only on-going discussion on global forums. Parallel dialogues on legacy SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) and modern SDLC are equally widespread. In this article, we’ll highlight key SDLC concepts and clarify some of the misconceptions related to the debates around SDLC.
We broadly divide the SDLC into two categories - Waterfall and Agile. Each category has its own variations and subcategories. V Waterfall and CMM are...read more
Co-author: Atin Agarwal
Over the last couple of decades, we have seen a lot of services and goods becoming digitalized. Primary targets have been movies, books, music, and games. Most of the processes in hotel industry, gaming and broadcasting has already been digitalized. Now, it’s the turn of experiences – experience of parachute jumping, mortal combat, shuttle landing and a walk on planet Mars, all by sitting in the comfort...read more
Recent research says that more than 60 percent of Enterprises use more than 10 monitoring software to monitor all their applications and infrastructure. In the market, there is no single software available which monitors all the entities, including the application, its database, third part libraries, code, hardware etc. Some companies provide monitoring capability for all entities, but in a scattered manner, small pieces of software to monitor different entity. But with much software it is impossible to get a...read more
Few years ago, I got a chance to work on a flash animation project in my previous organization. The project was called Ken Burn effect Animation. The Name Ken Burns is interesting, because it signifies the type of panning and zooming effect used in video production from still imagery. The name derives from extensive use of the technique by American documentarian Ken Burns. It was very easy and simple to develop this in Flash program. If you have basic knowledge of flash program,...read more
For many organizations, vendor risk is an afterthought, and at times even thought unnecessary. As long as status quo is maintained and operations are running smoothly, organizations do not have any focus on vendor risk or on what the third parties they work with are doing. If they do take vendor risk seriously, they might view it only in terms of the obvious: vendors/3rd party service providers going bankrupt or doing something criminal.
However Vendor Risk Practitioners differ in their approach. A...read more
- More Storage Less power: Now the issue is space and power usage. For any large-scale enterprise, scalability is a big factor. Especially when it is exabytes of data. Each rack in Facebook’s datacenter uses just 2 kilowatts of power instead of the 8 kilowatts that any traditional storage rack uses. But it is able to store 8 times the volume of data stored by standard racks. How does it manage this? The hardware itself is not radically different, but it uses a technology called...
We have seen great leaps in digital technology in the past five years. Smartphones, cloud computing, multi-touch tablets, these are all innovations that have revolutionized the way we live and work. However, believe it or not, we are just getting started. Technology will soon get even better. In the future, we could live much like people in science fiction movies do. There are tremendous advancements occurring today in areas that will affect real-...read more
An IT team is always asked to do more, quicker, and at minimum costs. They require new ways to rapidly deliver IT services and business applications, while decreasing the overall Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This is the reason IT needs a next-generation datacenter infrastructure that can deliver cloud-like economics and agility, coupled with the security and reliability of on-premises solutions (non-cloud). As a solution, ‘Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform’...read more
“Technology is best when it brings people together.” MATT MULLENWEG
Imagine a world where all devices are connected with each other, anyone can access any device from anywhere. Whether it’s the TV, washing machine, lights, or any devices, they can be accessible from a single handle device. It’s like when you left office in a self driving car and when you reach near your home, the AC would...read more
As the digital wave continues, businesses need to adapt quickly to the demands it places on its leadership. As a result, the needs of IT leadership are changing dramatically. The technology leader, whether seated on the business or IT side, is not only the primary driver of change across functions internally, but, also critical in managing the entire ecosystem of vendors, suppliers, customers externally.
In the digital age, much more is expected from the role of the technology leader. Technological...read more
Yes, our beloved Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are immaterial in the cloud. Service Level Agreements have ruled our hearts until now, ever since the old MIS days. They got all our attention and prominence with the proliferation of ITIL in the IT service management world, and even became an obsessive theme in the outsourcing contracts. Although most SLAs are meaningless today in the traditional ITSM...read more
This blog focuses on the enhanced applicability of Digital Biomarkers (real time, continuous, data-driven signals) in some of the top therapeutic areas/conditions. Reasons being, companies are increasingly focusing on devising an effective biomarker strategy for their products as well as the data deluge, management, and integration challenges that they are currently facing.
Let us take a step back and look at the chronology of biomarkers:
Despite the slowdown in world trade this spring, the e-commerce logistics market is expected to grow at 9.69 percent through 2020, maintain analyst’s information was given by a leading market research company with global coverage.
Researchers say cross-border online shopping is particularly strong in emerging markets.
These countries have recorded an increase in foreign goods consumption and are driving the demand for e-commerce...read more
Think future of Automation. What do you visualize? Humanoids in our offices ? Robots running our factories ? Driverless cars on the roads ? Watson, Deep Blue, AlphaGo ? I have often been asked about my views on this fascinating subject as an insider in this world. But, before I delve into that, let me specify: As I see it, the future of automation is here and now. Only, it is far from an edge of the seat sci-fi thriller that you might imagine.
Product support is a commodity service. At least, that is what has been considered—until now. Things have changed! Product support, once ridiculed for its insignificance, is now being seen under a different light. The changes so far have been largely on the back-end of the service, with companies focused on making operations more efficient and cost-friendly. Seldom has there been a case to give the customer center a makeover. There is one now, and it’s a strong one