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Application modernization
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Nov 27, 2020

Challenges of Legacy Application Modernization

Shyam Kumar Sundarakumar Senior Solution Architect, Digital & Analytics

Many organizations that carry heavy legacy baggage, are faced with many challenges running their legacy technology-based applications with many risks like reduced skill-availability, technology obsolescence etc. This article provides a brief insight...
Telco
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The pace of transformation in the telco system over the last few years has increased manifold. Such telco digital transformation is due to the adoption of delivery based on network functions virtualization (NFV) as opposed to traditional custom...
Collaboration on the Cloud
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Collaboration empowers the right solution to be built in the shortest time possible through faster decision-making, leading to lower backlogs and shorter turn-around time. In the wake of the pandemic, low-code application development have served...
Cloud Based Security
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Cloud security is very necessary to figure out the security of operating systems and applications executing on the cloud. Current safety measures in the cloud demand measures to be taken to enable a comprehensive security mechanism to tackle ongoing...
Azure
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Nov 11, 2020

Azure Roadmap For Customers

Arindam Banerjee Enterprise Architect, Digital & Analytics

The global COVID-19 pandemic is the new normal and with it, there is a strong interest to enable telecommuting, work from home, and overall digitalization initiatives. This in turn provides an opportunity for a massive surge in public cloud services...
Partner Eco System
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A platform enabled ecosystem of partners where interaction takes place in multiple ways and value creation is done through collaboration and co-creation is the ideal means to foster a relationship. The positive impact generated by such an ecosystem...
Convergence of CSPs
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How Telcos and Cloud service providers are converging with evolution of 5G?Will Cloud service providers become Telcos in future? This blog talks about the journey of the Telcos and Cloud service providers since decades and sharing the point of view...
SAP Business Technology Platform
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In this blog, Ameekar delineates the importance of multi-cloud strategy that will be instrumental in developing and maintaining a competitive advantage in a digital economy where agility is key. He also highlights the importance of architecting the...
SAP
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Brands now need to leverage the powerful ability of influencers to boost sales funnel conversions, retain customers through meaningful engagement, and increase ROI. Only a handful of applications, however, provide the full range of functionality...
Telco
110
The pace of transformation in the telco system over the last few years has increased manifold. Such telco digital transformation is due to the adoption of delivery based on network functions virtualization (NFV) as opposed to traditional custom...
Cloud Based Security
91
Cloud security is very necessary to figure out the security of operating systems and applications executing on the cloud. Current safety measures in the cloud demand measures to be taken to enable a comprehensive security mechanism to tackle ongoing...
LSH
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Predictive analytics has the potential to enhance value-based care for patients while also driving down costs for payers and providers. As value-based care becomes the norm, next gen enterprises need to leverage predictive analytics to improve...
Exploring hybrid cloud as an effective post-COVID Strategy
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Sep 01, 2020

Exploring hybrid cloud as an effective post-COVID Strategy

Kunwar Singh Cloud Offerings Portfolio Management

Public cloud platforms have exploded with the way organizations are scaling their businesses. Enterprises are using cloud platforms more than ever, fueled by a rising demand for digital services. The worldwide pandemic- coronavirus- has created the...
Azure Enterprise Scale
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Oct 06, 2020

Azure Enterprise Scale Cloud Adoption Framework, the guardrails for success on your cloud journey

Nischal Tiwari Director and Global Azure Platform Architect, HCL Microsoft Business Unit

Organizations adopting cloud computing, hybrid cloud, and related technologies need guidance on their decisions, especially during these difficult times of COVID-19. That's why Microsoft has created the Enterprise Scale Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF...
AI
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May 07, 2020

Artificial Intelligence driving change: A COVID-19 perspective

Kalyan Kumar B Corporate Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, IT Services

In this blog, KK delineates the importance of AI in enabling a highly extendable workplace environment that allows organisations to quickly scale and dynamically adapt to changing business needs. He highlights the importance of strategies and...
Collaboration on the Cloud
39
Collaboration empowers the right solution to be built in the shortest time possible through faster decision-making, leading to lower backlogs and shorter turn-around time. In the wake of the pandemic, low-code application development have served...
Harness the power
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Aug 26, 2020

Harness the power of real-time insights with SAP HANA and Google BigQuery

Siva G Subramanian Principal Data Architect, HCL Google Ecosystem Business Unit

Is it worthwhile for enterprises to move SAP HANA data to Google BigQuery and use the pre-build/post-build AI and ML models? Siva G Subramanian, Principal Data Architect, HCL Google Ecosystem Business Unit, answers this pertinent question, and...
Empowering Apigee with Google Cloud Platform
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Apigee is one of the acquisitions of Google that signals its intent of attracting customers with high-quality digital interactions. In recent years, as microservices are steadily gaining traction, ISV's (Independent Software Vendors) are looking to...

Publishing Moving to a Cloud-Centric World
Vishal Jindal - General Manager | March 3, 2016
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Cloud technologies are taking over from applications essential to publishers and to move them to a SaaS based model with a relative less cost of maintainence

5 FinTech trends to watch in 2016
Santosh Kumar - Senior sales director & Head – Fintech Innovation | February 29, 2016
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Financial Services are at the cusp of digital disruption. We might not be witnessing a 'revolution', but all the emerging trends and technologies are certainly proving that we are in the midst of an ‘evolution’.

Most of the large global banks are born pre-digital and are facing the challenge of legacy infrastructure, software, and culture. On the other hand, the new challenger banks are born-digital and carry no baggage of legacy. They are creating products and services that are relevant to the digital age customer’s needs.

Most of the large global banks are planning to either start their new digital banks or buy stakes in some of the challenger banks just as BBVA did recently by taking ~30% stakes in Atom bank. At the least, we will witness many pre-digital born banks investing in and embracing digital trends and technologies in 2016.

Here are 5 FinTech trends to watch out for in 2016:​

  • Blockchain - Distributed Ledger:

    Financial services organizations are racing to harness the power of the Bitcoin infrastructure to slash costs. The basic technology underpinning the Bitcoin virtual currency could be used by some of the world's biggest banks. These banks want to use the Blockchain method because it is hard to fool - making fraud difficult, speed up trading systems and make deals more transparent. Many banks such as UBS are already trying out Blockchain technology for different use cases.

    Blockchain is the software that both powers and regulates cryptocurrency Bitcoin. In its most basic form, it records ownership of Bitcoin — money — and transactions — one person paying another. The software uses a distributed ledger to police the network, which means a certain proportion of the vast network must sign-off on a transaction before it can be processed. This replaces the need for a ‘trusted middleman’ in a transaction.

    The project to test Blockchain-like technology is being led by financial technology firm R3 which has so far signed 30 banks. R3 has done a good job bringing all the rival banks together. We are witnessing a great interest across financial services on trying out this disruptive technology and will continue to see investment in 2016 to try out specific use cases that can give banks a competitive advantage.

  • Biometrics:

    2015 was the year that banks began to experiment seriously with biometrics: US financial provider USAA already offers three different biometric login options for its mobile customers (Touch ID, Facial recognition, and Voice recognition). Biometrics has been the ‘Next Big Thing’ in authentication for a long time now, but many things that have held it back have not gone away. There is often the need for costly additional equipment, and processes that require verification by a back office platform which makes it slow. Wells Fargo is testing voice recognition and eye scanning, joining an increasing number of banks and other financial services companies using biometrics technology to authenticate customers using their mobile applications. Nearly one-third of the largest US banks plan to make biometrics available to mobile banking customers by the end of this year.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI):

    Robots have begun their invasion of banking. Robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in banking have the potential to reduce costs, expand skills, and improve the customer experience while working alongside or replacing humans. According to an article, Barclays believes that AI is the future of banking, and one bank in Tokyo is already staffed by a helpful robot. We have already seen rudimentary examples where users can talk to a computer system to make money transfers or access information. 

    Robo-advisors, or fully-automated online investment platforms, are also disrupting the financial advisory services. FinTech startups such as Betterment and Wealthfront have managed to pull early investors with their robo-advising platforms offering the perks of low fees and a reduced entry barrier when it comes to minimums. Many large banks including Deutsche Bank have launched their robo-advisor services. Automated financial advisors and planners that assist users in making financial decisions is a very strong use case. 

    We are certain to see an increased investment into AI in 2016 across financial services.

  • The API Economy:

    APIs are yet another vital trend driving disruption, and fueling FinTech startups and open banking data initiatives worldwide. Some of the new banks such as Fidor bank are already reaping the benefits of open APIs. With new rules such as European Payment Service Directive (PSD2) coming into existence, banks will have to implement APIs that can provide access to payment account information to third parties – including their competitor banks – following the customer’s explicit consent.

    Consumers now have the power to engage and perform transactions wherever they are, through a device of their choice. To engage customers across all digital media, banks need to be able to provide contextual and personalized product offerings and drive immediate conversion through embedded offerings. With the advent of APIs, banks can easily expose their product catalogs, payment wallets, and other services to digital customers.

    APIs are an important component in the digital architecture and banks are investing in building modern applications that can service their customer on a platform of their choice at any point in time. We will continue to see increased investment in 2016 on building APIs and helping banks serve their digital customers better.

  • Cloud Computing:

    Cloud has become one of the mainstream strategy topics for most large global banks. The debate is not if, but, how will they eventually embrace cloud – if not public cloud, then private cloud or hybrid cloud – and which version to select for which function.

    Banks will continue adopting Cloud services for their business applications, while carefully keeping sensitive data housed at private data centers. According to CIO.com, Deutsche Bank plans to have 80% of its systems based in the cloud by 2020. Today, cloud has matured and covers a panacea of Software-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and more. It is certain that if not public, private, and hybrid clouds will play a vital role in the banks’ digital future.

    Join us at Netherland India Business Meet 2016 to hear Santosh kumar speak on ‘The changing face of Financial Services’


Cloud Native Adoption: Key Principles to Drive Your Strategy
Kalyan Kumar B - Corporate Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, IT Services | February 2, 2016
1288 Views

In my previous blog, I briefly discussed about Cloud Native adoption strategies.  While it is great to know the fundamentals of the subject, it is crucial to understand and imbibe the principles of cloud native adoption before you embark on the journey of becoming a Cloud Native enterprise. But, why should you care?