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Going Digital with Agile and Scalable Azure VMware Solution
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May 12, 2021

Going Digital with Agile and Scalable Azure VMware Solution

Avtar Singh Associate General Manager, PMG – Hybrid cloud Practice

As Hybrid Cloud has emerged as the ‘de facto choice’ for operating in the new normal, enterprises now demand solutions that complement their digital strategy without disrupting their value chain. Read the blog by Avtar Singh, AGM - Hybrid...
Packaging Serverless Application Code in Container Image
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Ever since the launch of AWS Lambda, a zip archive of the application code or binaries has been the only supported deployment options. In contrast, Docker has been embraced across the cloud industry and Container images are now the de-...
5G Imperatives in Engineering for CSPs and System Integrators
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5G is about delivering business outcomes for CSPs. With the 5G Network Rollout, though the new kinds of spectrum bands grab all the headlines, the truth is that when it comes to 5G, radio access is just the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath is...
Reimagining the Cloud Strategy through Cloud Smart
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Apr 22, 2021

Reimagining the Cloud Strategy through Cloud Smart

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

With the assortment of Cloud solutions available in the market today, most organisations look at adopting an enterprise-wide Cloud strategy that maximizes business value while incorporating industry considerations. Our CTO and Head - Ecosystems,...
Patient Outreach through HCL: Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
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Apr 20, 2021

Patient Outreach through HCL: Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare

Duane Napier Deputy General Manager, HCL PowerObjects

Familiar with the old saying about two birds and one stone? In today’s blogpost, we’ve got the Patient Outreach by HCL version of that saying… our single stone is the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare and our two birds are ...
Rethinking Cloud Smartly
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Apr 20, 2021

Rethinking Cloud Smartly

Gaurav Sharma Associate Director

The next wave of Cloud investments need to be based on business growth, agility, and customer experience as the motivation factors over cost, consolidation, or data center exit strategies. This blog details how digital enterprises of tomorrow can...
Large Scale Data Migration
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Apr 15, 2021

Large Scale Data Migration

Logesh Dayalan Senior Project Manager

Large enterprises are running on age-old platforms like Mainframe, and face numerous issues like data integrity, data reconciliation, availability of IT skills, and implementing ever-changing business requirements. The Biggest challenge for...
Future Disruptions in Wireless Communication and What’s In It for Us!!
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LEO or Low Earth Orbit Satellites orbit around 500 to 2000Kms from earth’s surface capable of delivering low latency of less than [1] 40mS (RTT- Round Trip Time) compared to 1000-1700 mS ( RTT ) of Geostationary Satellites (35000 Km above equator;...
Email Security
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The majority of threats to organizations still arrive by email. With many in the workforce moving from the office to remote work, cloud services usage has spiked though the lack of focus on email security persists. Many high-profile attacks and...
Reimagining the Cloud Strategy through Cloud Smart
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Apr 22, 2021

Reimagining the Cloud Strategy through Cloud Smart

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

With the assortment of Cloud solutions available in the market today, most organisations look at adopting an enterprise-wide Cloud strategy that maximizes business value while incorporating industry considerations. Our CTO and Head - Ecosystems,...
Containerized Jenkins
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Dec 09, 2020

Containerized Jenkins Integrated with AKS

Sachin Sharma Lead Consultant - Azure Cloud Practice

Using Jenkins on Azure Kubernetes Services, we can accelerate the software development process by automating it and running multiple builds in parallel. This helps in automation, creation, and removal of agents to save costs along with the load...
Cloud Native Labs
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May 15, 2020

HCL Cloud Native Labs: Infusing resilience into businesses

Alan Flower SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT | GLOBAL HEAD – CLOUD NATIVE LABS & ADVISORY SERVICES | CTO – EMEA

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented businesses with the truest test of resilience and determination in the history of the digital age. Businesses know that it is only a thin line between a “resilient” and a “also ran” organization. How they respond...
SAP Analytics Cloud
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SAP SAC (SAP Analytics Cloud) is a relatively new offering – and HCL is one of the most experienced implementation partners in this technology. This blog offers our top ten lessons learnt during recent full-lifecycle implementations, and should be...
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...
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...
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...
Rethinking Cloud Smartly
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Apr 20, 2021

Rethinking Cloud Smartly

Gaurav Sharma Associate Director

The next wave of Cloud investments need to be based on business growth, agility, and customer experience as the motivation factors over cost, consolidation, or data center exit strategies. This blog details how digital enterprises of tomorrow can...
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
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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?