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Tech stories making news – Week 40, 2016

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Topics: Mobility Big data Collaboration Enterprise Mobility Enterprise Collaboration Cloud Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning

Setup Apache Basic Authentication for your website

Apache is most popular web server used nowadays. It is open-source software developed by Apache Software Foundation.

Topics: apache Apache Basic Authentication

The quest of applying Agile in offshore software development world

Hackathon Pune 2016 was a rather exciting week for us at e-Zest. There has been such a huge response and so many cross pollination of ideas during our recent Hackathon, and this followed by a wonderful episode on e-Zest journey in AgileNEXT which is a weekly talk show produced by hosts Daniel Gullo and Stephen Forte wherein industry thought leaders are interviewed about their thoughts on emerging trends in Agile and corporate innovation.

Topics: scrum and agile development Scrum Enterprise Services Agile Methodology Innovation Sprint agile Product Engineering Agile Software Development Outsourced Product Engineering

Automation using Selenium WebDriver Frameworks

Frameworks help to structure our code and make the maintenance process easy. Without frameworks we will place all our code and data in same place which is neither re-usable nor readable. Using frameworks provides beneficial outcomes like increase code re-usage, higher portability, reduced script maintenance cost, etc.

Topics: Java selenium Automation testing Selenium WebDriver Frameworks Hybrid Test Framework Keyword Driven Test Framework Data Driven Test framework

SharePoint UX - Why it is vital?

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Today, ample of organizations are skeptical to adopt the SharePoint platform considering user experience (UX) as one of the main reasons. They are well-aware of the situation that users nowadays judge online resources according to its appearance and user interface. It is highly essential that organizations analyze how users feel when they visit the site, access the information, structure and how interactive the site is. If the users are not mesmerized with the appearance and interactive nature of the site they might eventually leave the web page within seconds.

Topics: Collaboration tool SharePoint User Experience Sharepoint UX

Migrate to seamless AngularJS 2.0

Based on the new creativities and innovations, lot of parameters have reformed the frontend world. Programming languages, newer versions and frameworks have enabled the applications to move from backend to frontend with data being delegated from backend using a simple API. Mobile is also considered as an important entity driving the frontend. Hence, with these evolving frontend technologies, enterprises also need to re-engineer their existing applications and products. The objective of the frontend innovation is to quickly identify the customer needs and implement it using full-featured attractive UI.

Topics: Angular JS 2.0 Product re-engineering TypeScript AngularJS 1.x

Technology news from around the globe - Week 39, 2016

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Topics: IoT Mobility Big data Collaboration Enterprise Mobility Enterprise Collaboration Cloud

M-learning to become primary way of learning

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The transformation in the paradigm of learning methodologies has been intriguing. It started with blackboard learning moving to e-learning and then to m-learning. Absolutely, this revolution being quite interesting resulted into the transformation of the enterprises in terms of communication and learning approaches.

M-learning has been positively adapted by the business world. It’s not only limited to mobile phones but tablets, iPhones, iPads and laptops are too considered as major contributors in mobile learning. At a workplace, it provides a great platform for collaborative learning by curbing all the geographical limitations.

Topics: mobile learning mobile technology m-learning offline content delivery

Partners - Channels and Alliances Roles and Responsibilities

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We have been discussing about partners – channels and alliances in my previous blogs posts. However, the question is who does what or rather how the roles of partners are differentiated. Though companies in late 2000 realized that to reach the business goals, direct sales strategy might not yield benefits to a greater extent, thus the need to establish the partners will come into picture. The company – partner approach will only be able to compete if it is part of an ecosystem or creates an ecosystem. Business success or client win entirely depends on how the various entities within a partner ecosystem are able to collaborate.

Topics: Strategic Alliances Partnership Alliances channel partner Strategic Partnership

Why Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan is important in IT?

Business continuity and disaster recovery are essential measures of the risk management for an organization. Irrespective of the industry, any unheralded event interrupts day-to-day operations and this may lead to delay in providing services to clients. An organization needs to restore normal operations as quickly as possible. IT risks include hardware and software failure, decentralized data, power outages, human error, spam, viruses, internet failures and malicious attacks and natural disaster such as fires, earthquakes, floods, etc.

Topics: Recovery Time Objectives IT Business Continuity Plan Business Continuity Disaster recovery management RPOs RTOs Recovery Point Objectives Disaster Recovery User Acceptance Tests

Issues with patient matching

Ask a practitioner the importance of medical history of a patient. And a seasoned practitioner will tell you If as a practitioner you have access to complete history of patient record then your chances of better treatment goes high. But here's a problem. Though HIPAA has guidelines for sharing information among players in healthcare system, federal appropriations legislation of 1999 holds these players from matching patient specific information since patient unique identification information can't be used.

Topics: healthcare HIPPA

Technology stories you cannot miss – Week 38, 2016

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Topics: Mobility Big data Collaboration Enterprise Mobility Enterprise Collaboration Cloud

Cloud Security Concerns for CIOs

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Owing to the rapid developments in technology, cloud computing has become an integral part of the enterprises. Cloud offers enormous benefits like agility and scalability for the smooth functioning of enterprise operations. Cloud will continue to evolve by allowing business to store, access, process and share information.

Topics: cloud security CloudMap security concerns

Implementing or Transforming Your Enterprise Architecture: Prioritization

I have been reading up on ways to go about enterprise architecture. A few links later, I stumbled upon a well-explained article from Microsoft on the same (link below). While there are several takeaways from that excellent write-up, I decided to put my own spin on one of the most important things the author spoke of: prioritization. Why is that most important thou asketh…

Topics: Enterprise Architecture Prioritization

Wearable health data and HIPAA

How many of us believe that data collected through wearable devices like Fitbit or Apple Watch is covered by HIPAA? How many of us think that it should be covered under HIPAA for patient protection? It all might be sounding very confusing. Let's try and assess it.

Topics: wearables healthcare mHealth HIPPA

How to track and monitor enterprise project progress?

Enterprise software projects are difficult to manage under certain circumstances. Project managers should spend a significant amount of time in anticipating problems, planning, tracking, monitoring, controlling and resolving all the project issues and risks to ensure the success of enterprise IT projects.

Topics: project tracking and monitoring Enterprise project progress

Why digitization value rest heavily on the cloud!

Gone are the days when cloud was a thing of future. Forbes estimates that by 2020, close to 62 percent of companies will have technology solutions that is exclusively cloud-based.

Topics: Cloud digitization IT transformation

Technology news handpicked for you - Week 37, 2016

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Topics: Mobility Big data Collaboration Enterprise Mobility Enterprise Collaboration Cloud

Interoperability is the cornerstone of modern healthcare systems

Healthcare customers constantly look for a breakthrough in capabilities which can bring competitive edge and higher efficiency of operations to their organization. On the other hand, healthcare industry is so peculiar that it is impossible for any single Independent Software Vendor (ISV) to provide all features and functionalities demanded by the industry. So what's the way out? Interoperability it is.

Topics: healthcare modern healthcare systems

Big Data is profoundly changing business functions

Big Data is the latest buzzword in the business world and its benefits are being publicized by every business professional. It is being used extensively by organizations for key business functions like marketing and it is enormously useful when it comes to social media marketing.

Topics: Social media Big data Social media marketing

Non-linear scale of growth with Big Data

The riddle most companies want to solve desperately is "how to increase margins while giving better services to clients?" And if they want to keep the competition at bay then they have to deliver the services with competitive costs every year. The only solution to this is non-linear scale of growth, which is possible with big data.

Topics: Big data non-linear scale of growth

Emotional Intelligence – Key Factor in Organization’s Success

Human Resource is an explicit part of any organization. HR attracts talent which also contributes towards the growth of the company. Humans are incredibly complex in their individuality. Therefore, it is very important to get an insight into human behavior to get the most out of the employees by adhering to their basic emotional needs.

Topics: E-Sat Emotional Intelligence C-Sat Human Resource

Tech story roundup - Week 36, 2016

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Topics: Mobility Big data SharePoint Enterprise Mobility Cloud

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.