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Tech Digest – Week 39, 2012

Private Cloud Deployment: Six factors to consider

Topics: mobile devices Private Cloud Deployment Social Media Analytics business intelligence SQL Amazon EC2 StructuredWeb private cloud socialondemand Big data Social media marketing Socialize Your Stuff GaggleAMP Hadoop mapreduce Technology Business Intelligence Tools

Advent of Mobile Commerce

The world is on the move. As the geographic distance between people is diminishing, people are finding new ways to reach out to one another. This dynamic nature of life has elevated the necessity to be connected wherever you are and wherever you go. This is why mobile has become a man’s new best friend. “Small is the new big”, mobile has become a part & parcel of everyone’s life.

Topics: m-commerce Mobile Development m-Retail Mobile Commerce Augmented Reality Location Based Services Technology NearField Communication

Self-Service Business Intelligence using PowerPivot

“Don’t Just Crunch Numbers. Crush Them”. Load massive amounts of data from virtually any source, process in seconds and model with powerful analytical capabilities

Topics: PowerPivot business intelligence Microsoft Business Intelligence SharePoint 2010 Technology Business Intelligence Tools

Tech Digest – Week 38, 2012

When work and personal life overlap: A primer to the “Bring your own device” era

Topics: mobile devices iPhone 5 Social collaboration tools iPad iOS business intelligence Cloud Computing Services Android devices Samsung Galaxy S III Technology

TABLEAU - Promising Business Intelligence Tool

In today’s competitive world organizations are expecting a solution that can satisfy their information needs in just one click; solve business queries in seconds; with option to customize as per organizational needs. What Information Technology offers is a range of Business Intelligence Tools that assist organizations in taking business decisions more effectively and efficiently.

Topics: Tableau Desktop business intelligence Tableau Digital Tableau Server Tableau Story Telling In-memory Analytics Interactive Data Visualization Features of Tableau Tableau Public Business Intelligence Tool Tableau Maps Tableau BI Tool Technology

The Analogy - Life and a bicycle

The other day I was watching a regional television serial. One of the characters in the serial talked about the similarity between life and a bicycle, this visual triggered off my thought process. While riding bicycle during my exercise schedule in the morning, I kept on thinking about these commonalities and to my surprise I could find many of such similarities between life and a bicycle which I am sharing with you.

Topics: drive Life Duet love Business affection motivation inspiration balance

Asynchronous Methods In EJB 3.1

With the introduction of asynchronous methods in EJB 3.1, the clients can now call session bean methods asynchronously using the no-interface, remote or local business views. Prior to EJB 3.1, JMS or Message Driven Beans(MDBs) were used for performing asynchronous tasks. Now with the inclusion of asynchronous methods in session beans in EJB 3.1, the MDB need not be used unless there is really a need for point-to-point or publish-subscribe messaging.

Topics: EJB 3.1 @Asynchronous Asynchronous Method AsyncResult async-methodType Session bean Future Technology

Microsoft Windows 8: Highly awaited till October - 26, 2012

We are fortunate enough to live in the era of Science and Technology. Though there is always something new being introduced in the market, what appeals to our mind the most are the technologies that are made exactly the way we want. So when the desired technology comes in as a full basket coupled with the desired features, it gives us immense pleasure to explore it even more, and we wait to lay our hands on it as soon as possible. Indeed, some things are really worth spreading around far and wide, and that I shall happily do. My Windows 8 story opens as follows:

Topics: Microsoft Windows 8 Internet Explorer 10 Windows 8 Technology

Migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

SharePoint has been one of the most successful products of Microsoft and they have come up with its updated version almost every year now. SharePoint has proved to be the best business collaboration platform for Enterprise and Web. This blog post will focus on why and how to migrate from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010.

Topics: Microsoft SharePoint SharePoint Migration Microsoft .Net SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2007 Technology

Tech Digest – Week 37, 2012

Lantana sponsoring AWS Summit 2012 as Bronze Partner at Mumbai, India

Topics: amazon web services big data analytics AWS business intelligence strategic decision making Lantana cloud computing Enterprise Performance Management Applications Technology SaaS Enterprise Collaboration

Dealing complex PHP problems with simple solutions

Handling deprecated functions in PHP

Topics: security memcached PHP apache Technology php.ini settings

EDI Unleashed – Series 3

We discussed in previous blog, the limitations of paper based claim submission. To overcome these limitations, electronic claim submission was introduced. Along with that came the concept of ‘Clearinghouse’.

Topics: Clearinghouse Benefits Electronic Claim Submission ClearingHouses Electronic Data Interchange Healthcare EDI healthcare EDI Technology

There is no value creation without inquiry and questioning

When someone says to me – ‘I will work hard and make you happy’ my first mental reaction is “how can you make me happy if you don’t even know what it is that makes me happy”. In the same way, if we intend to add value, our first and foremost effort should be to deeply understand what it is that is being “valued” by a particular client.

Topics: understanding Insights value Creation effective listening Questioning Inquiry Value Creation Effective questioning

New MicroBenchmark - .NET 4.5

Everything keeps changing every single second, hence it not surprising to see changes taking place in the technological field as well. Change is not sudden. What is important is to move with the change and adopt it to use it optimally.

Topics: Task Parallel Library WF ASP.NET 4.5 Parallel LINQ .Net framework WCF Microsoft .Net WPF .NET 4.5 Technology

e-Zest to offer a Platform for Location Based Services (LBS) for Mobile in Retail Sector

e-Zest, a software solutions company announces launch of LBS platform for software product & solution provider companies catering to retail industry. e-Zest’s mobility platform will let companies harness the power of LBS by tapping the huge innovation potential in the retail mobile applications.

Topics: mobility platform LBS News & Events LBS platform retail mobile applications Location Based Services

Adoption of Health IT Technologies in Rural Healthcare

I have been interacting a lot with Healthcare IT Decision Makers and CIOs, following many news article in Healthcare segment and so I thought of sharing some of my experiences and findings in Rural Healthcare segment.

Topics: Mobile Health health device integration healthcare rural healthcare programs healthcare applications Technology remote health monitoring

What to test in domain specific mobile apps?

By now, the mobile boom especially Smartphones, should be obvious to all of us and it is expected to explode further. What this means is that smartphones are rapidly becoming the primary method of interaction for consumers and businesses worldwide. Mobile application platforms like Android, iOS, Blackberry etc. have now become a trendy things. The market for mobile applications is growing everyday and the demand for these applications is rising as the technology is advancing.

Topics: Mobile application platforms mobile apps testing mobile testing Multiplatform Mobile Apps mobile application development Mobile Development mobile application testing Technology

Critical Success Factors for Enterprise Portal Implementation

Enterprise portal isn’t just a fancy term for intranet. A successful enterprise portal solution can dynamically aggregate content and applications to provide different types of users self-service access to the information they need. The critical difference is that end users can customize an enterprise portal by adding and subtracting internal and external information sources and applications. Customization gives employees all the information they need to do their job more quickly and efficiently than if they had to search for the data and applications themselves.

Topics: software application development SharePoint Business Liferay Enterprise Portal Implementation Enterprise 2.0 Technology Business Analysis

Tech Digest – Week 36, 2012

Exhibitors showcase new products & services at first Cloud Connect in Chicago

Topics: big data analytics business intelligence Cloud Computing Services Tech Digest Cloud Computing Industry Enterprise IT Solutions Technology

Downloading Large Files through Web Service

This solution is developed in Java. The solution can be implemented where any File Download tool is not to be used.

Topics: Java Java Development java application development file download functionality Technology java desktop development java implementation

Hierarchy feature in QlikView

We often deal with hierarchies in Business Intelligence tools. We have to transform the data and establish parent-child relationship between entities before we can use it for reporting.

Topics: business intelligence Qlikview BI Technology Business Intelligence Tools

Interrupting Threads In Java

In a Java application, a thread may keep waiting for a long time after executing wait() or Thread.join() or by put() or take() methods of a BlockingQueue. We also refer such a thread as a blocked thread since it remains blocked until some operation is performed. Sometimes a thread can also be blocked for a certain time by Thread.sleep(). When a thread is blocked for a long time you may need to take the thread out of the WAITING or TIMED_WAITING state. While writing a Java application, we need to take care that a thread does not remain blocked for too long. The corrective action that needs to be performed in such circumstances depends on the type of task the thread is executing. If the task is cancellable, it is simply aborted and if it is not cancellable then a logic needs to be implemented to enable its execution.

Topics: Java NIO ReentrantLock Runnable Java ExecutorService Callable Thread Multithreading BlockingQueue InterruptibleChannel Future Technology Thread Interrupt

Processes and Systems with Human Face

Satish was traveling in Europe. He was traveling by a train and had reserved his tickets for 2nd class compartment. Train arrived and he found out that one 2nd class compartment out of two, was closed for passengers as its AC wasn’t working. Remaining one compartment was full of passengers as everybody was accommodated in it.

Topics: empowerment deviation Process exception standard Business customer system

e-Zest Solutions is digital experience engineering company with facilities in the United States (Detroit & San Jose), Germany (Hannover), United Kingdom (London UK) and India (Pune) with global clientele. Our services include custom software development, offshore software development, UX consulting, BigData, Managed cloud Services (Azure & AWS), SharePoint consulting/Migration, Enterprise Java application development, Automated software testing services.