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Nov 21, 2019

BS11 Impacts and its IT Implications

Rouble Saha Senior Business Manager

Over the years, banks have lost millions of dollars due to unplanned outages or downtime in the services. This has also created a negative impact on a bank’s reputation and brand image. Many a time, these services are being managed by outsourced...
Agile Team
Companies are under constant pressure to be fast, future-oriented, and efficient. The problem is further exacerbated by intense competition, demanding customers (and employees), complex projects, and increasing need to digitalize. The most popular...
Data privacy laws are popping up in across various geographies and countries are concerned about their citizen’s data. The sudden surge in the number of privacy laws is owing to the fact that the user data is not judiciously used by the...
IBM Collaborate
Digital transformation is not characterized by the rampant adoption of new-age technologies.
5G World
5G, with its faster speeds and more reliable connections rests its future on software-defined networking (SDN) which is responsible for redefining the network architecture to support the requirements of the forthcoming 5G ecosystem. SDN along with...
5 Steps to agile culture

Nov 01, 2019

5 Steps to Developing an Agile Culture

Sue Laurent Principal Product Marketing Manager

Creating an agile culture is a large part of what makes a transformation successful and sustainable. However, it’s often the step that’s glossed over, overlooked, or purposely ignored because it requires time, dedication, and a set of soft skills...
Transforming Customer Experience
Great customer experience, speed, and accuracy are the current needs of today’s next-gen enterprises. The generic “one-size-fits-all” approach no longer works as a response for the modern customer. In the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (...
Global Safe

Oct 22, 2019

Global SAFe Summit 2019: Key Takeaways

Sue Laurent Principal Product Marketing Manager

Read for key takeaways from the Global SAFe Agile Summit, 2019. SAFe 5.0 offers interesting opportunities for organizations of all sizes in the future, and it is exciting to see how the updated framework supports everyone as we continue on our...
Agile Initial Thoughts

Oct 22, 2019

SAFe 5.0 is Here: Our Initial Thoughts

Sue Laurent Principal Product Marketing Manager

The 2019 Global SAFe Summit in San Diego earlier this month, the members of the Digital Advisory and Consulting Services (DACS) team at Enterprise Studio by HCL Technologies want to share our initial thoughts on the release of SAFe 5.0. Read more...
Workload Scheduler
Workload Scheduler Version 9.4 has answered questions around efficiency, innovation and simplicity with several features for all users: on Premise, on Cloud (SaaS) and on Bluemix (PaaS). Read this blog to know more.
Legacy Applications
When running applications on large scale, you’ll not only be pushed to scale-up, but also consider scale-down. Containers are tuned for performance than any other existing technologies that fit the purpose to scale up/down. A lot of initiatives are...
Marketing Automation

Jan 24, 2020

Artificial Intelligence in Marketing Automation

Asish Kumar Patra Senior Technical Architect, Digital & Analytics

Automation is enhancing every business function with each passing day and marketing is no exception. For any brand, formulating a clear and effective marketing automation strategy is vital to create compelling personalized experiences for customers...

Aug 24, 2016

Has CMDB become Extinct?

Prafull Verma Fellow & Practice Leader - Unified Services

CMDB, a 2002 IT approach, must be reimagined to stay relevant in the age of the Cloud. The framework must shift from a relational to a graph-based DBMS, reducing complexities and time-to-market.
IRA Software Team
When it comes to a software product, there are several things that needs to be taken care of, such as development, documentation, design specification, and so on. Software teams who are working using the JIRA platform knows how effective this...
Connecting Remote Location
The blog talks about how hybrid cloud offers a computing environment to address challenges like latency, increased downtime and operational costs and leverages edge computing capabilities to optimize solutions with real-time connectivity options and...
oracle cloud migration
This blog dwells on the importance of Oracle’s cloud migration and SaaS services, and the resultant processes and challenges. 
This blog tells us about some of the things that a business should keep in mind before deciding on an RPA implementation partner.

Jan 14, 2020

XSS Vulnerability and prevention

Kuldeep Singh Senior Technical Lead

XSS attacks are common to web applications as big and popular as Facebook, Google, and PayPal, and XSS has been a mainstay on the OWASP Top 10 list since its inception. XSS attacks are especially dangerous because an attacker...

Row Level Security in SQL
Pramod Kumar Singh | January 29, 2015

Row Level Security

Row Level Security is the mechanism to set different access levels over data in any table for different Users/Security Groups. Row Level Security can be implemented at database, cube (SSAS) and report level. SSAS/Cube security is based on the attribute level i.e., row level at the database.

We need Deep Data, not Big Data
Ravi Sankar C J - Vice President | January 13, 2015

In an article titled, “How big data can revolutionize pharmaceutical R&D”, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that applying big-data strategies for better informed decision making could generate up to $100 billion in value annually across the U.S.

Performance Monitoring Using Cycle Mode and Marathon Runs
Dipon Samaddar - Test Engineer | January 7, 2015

Artificial Intelligence in Marketing Automation
Asish Kumar Patra - Senior Technical Architect, Digital & Analytics | January 24, 2020

Automation is enhancing every business function with each passing day and marketing is no exception. For any brand, formulating a clear and effective marketing automation strategy is vital to create compelling personalized experiences for customers. Leveraging AI goes a long way to harnessing the massive data volumes across a number of touch points such as social media and smart devices. This, in turn, leads to enhanced customer experiences. Through Adobe Campaign, the software giant has introduced three key AI-powered capabilities in its marketing cloud platform to deliver the right experiences to the right people at the right time. Find out more about these features and how they can elevate your marketing to the next level here.

Transition from LIBOR to SOFR
Kaviya V - Senior Business Analyst, Apps & SI, Delivery Practice, FS Banking | January 22, 2020

Starting around 2005, few banks around the world manipulated the LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) benchmark rate for their own profits (from trades and to show that they are more creditworthy) which came to light in the year 2012.  After this incident, LIBOR is not considered a good benchmark rate. The ICE (Intercontinental Exchange) took over LIBOR management and ARRC (Alternate Reference Rate Committee) was formed to replace LIBOR and lay down a transition plan to end LIBOR by the end of 2021.

The transition from LIBOR to Alternate Reference Rates like SOFR (Secured Overnight Financing Rate, US) poses a high-level challenge to all the stakeholders as there were transactions worth $350 trillion involving LIBOR. Converting existing transactions (maturity after 2021) to the new reference rates involved operational challenges and financial risks (credit & liquidity risks). Moreover, most of the suggested rates are overnight rates (LIBOR is overnight as well as term) which leads to uncertainty (unknown interest rate) for organizations when they forecast cashflows.

Life,Death and CloudComputing
Jasbir Singh Dhaliwal - Global Program Manager | January 22, 2020

Blog is an interesting take on cloud computing fundamentals and how these fundamentals mimic human life and life philosophies. Cloud technology (as we all know) is major technological disruption in the field of computing - democratizing the compute, networking and storage functions and providing immense “value for money”. It is very easy to get bogged down by technical jargons associated with any new technology and “cloud computing” is no different. Availability of cloud computing from myriad of vendors further complicates the whole cloud ecosystem. The blog provides a simplistic explanation of what, how and where of “cloud computing”. The content should be of interest to both technical and non-technical readers and even the seasoned cloud users should find the content relevant. The blog is a good mix of knowledge, suspense and humour. This blog also highlights the fact that spirituality has potential to permeate every aspect of our life (including seemingly unrelated “cloud computing”).

westpac AML violation
Ramprasad B, (CCBA) - Senior Business Manager, Apps & SI, Delivery Practice, R&C Domain, Financial Services, HCL Technologies | January 22, 2020

Banks have been on the receiving end of regulator's ire and they are losing customers' and society's trust fast. From selling toxic derivative products to LIBOR scandal to charging fees on dead people accounts to facilitating payments to sanctioned entities and drug lords, banks have crossed the limits of acceptable behaviour by miles. This decade can be summarised as a "decade of compliance failures".

Banks claim that serving the communities and working for their well-being is part of their purpose of existence. However, scant respect to the rule of law allowing industrial scale mass violations contradicts their own claims. It is rather disappointing that top management takes an ad-hoc approach to AML compliance repeatedly displaying their ignorance of the effects of financial crime in the real world. 

How RPA has Become a Synonym for Business Transformation
Sachin Shukla - Technology Leader – Integrated Transformation Business | January 21, 2020

Change was always a prerequisite for growth, but in an era of rapid technology advancements it has become even more crucial. Today organizations are focusing on business excellence that is driven by technological innovation. Robotics process automation (RPA) has quickly become the technology of choice for organizations that are seeking to enhance efficiency and efficacy.

XSS Vulnerability and prevention
Kuldeep Singh - Senior Technical Lead | January 14, 2020

XSS attacks are common to web applications as big and popular as Facebook, Google, and PayPal, and XSS has been a mainstay on the OWASP Top 10 list since its inception. XSS attacks are especially dangerous because an attacker exploiting an XSS attack can gain the ability to do whatever the user can do, and to see what the user sees – including passwords, payment and financial information, and more. Worse – the victims, both the user and the vulnerable application, often won’t be aware that they’re being attacked. 

XSS attacks trick an application into sending malicious script through the browser, which believes the script is coming from a trusted website. Each time an end user accesses the affected page, his/her browser will download and run the malicious script as if it was a part of the page. In the majority of XSS attacks, the attacker will try to hijack the user’s session by stealing his cookies and session tokens, or will use the opportunity to spread malware and malicious JavaScript.

Embracing next- gen technology to facilitate lifelong learning
Anand Vardhan Priyadarshi - Area Sales Director | January 3, 2020

Gone are the days when one would get into a job after graduation and retire while doing the same thing in the same organization. We are now living in dynamic and exciting times, thanks to the advent of new technologies every day. A professional’s career is also evolving and it is essential that s(h)e is also adopting new skills to learn. This is the age of continuous skill up-gradation and 360-degree change, leading to new kinds of jobs that necessitate learning and unlearning at a fast pace. The path to success for a professional is to get into a lifelong learning mode. This is the only way to help them remain relevant and valuable in the job market and stay connected with the evolving requirements of employers.