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Understanding Regulatory Compliance in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud

The problem of regulatory PCI compliance in public cloud such as AWS applies more to small and medium size companies than enterprises. For example, if you are a Bank or financial institution then you can spend sizable sum on assessing yourself for PCI compliance and work with leading auditing firm to achieve the same. However it becomes challenging for small companies running payment applications or infrastructure on foundation services such as EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) and S3 (Simple Storage Service). AWS clearly states that you can get a completely PCI compliant infrastructure on EC2 and there are number of customers using AWS infrastructure services who are PCI/PA compliant. Security and compliance is a shared responsibility between AWS and service provider/customers.

Topics: amazon web services Data Security Standard AWS PCI Compliance PCI certification PCI DSS public cloud cloud computing Technology Payment Card Industry

Redefining your SLA’s for public cloud applications

The Service Level Agreement (SLA) serves a purpose of documenting the performance expectations, roles and responsibilities, constraints and limits using some of the matrices like availability, serviceability, performance, operations, metering/billing, and damages/penalties/bonuses, exclusions, escalation procedures, remedy circumstances and the overall governance. SLA agreement ensures the proper measurement matrices which ensures the healthy relationships between a customer and service provider and reduces the potential conflicts scenarios.

Topics: amazon web services Public Cloud providers AWS public cloud applications SLA Service-level agreement cloud computing Technology

Tech Digest – Week 17, 2013

5 reasons Cloud Computing is booming

Topics: mobile SaaS applications Mobile SaaS Apps Big data SaaS based applications cloud computing Technology Enterprise Collaboration

Challenges in Mobile Application Testing

As I mentioned in my earlier post, the market for mobile applications is growing every day and the demand for mobile applications is rising as the technology is advancing. It’s been clear from current market conditions that mobile devices are among the current market leaders. Some experts are considering them to take over the PCs and desktops in near future. But as with any emerging technology, developing and implementing mobile applications can pose a number of unique challenges, so is the testing of mobile applications.

Topics: Mobility Testing mobile application development Mobile Development mobile application testing Technology mobile app testing

Collaboration in Public Service Agencies

In today's global economic climate, organizations are seeking to become more efficient operationally, and more effective in achieving their objectives through increased productivity, higher quality, and more knowledge-driven work processes and practices. Citizens are demanding the highest possible value for public money and all organizations, especially public-sector organizations, are looking to significantly reduce costs, improve decision making, and find innovative ways to develop and grow.

Topics: Gov 2.0 Collaboration tools SharePoint Technology Public Service Agencies Enterprise Collaboration

Best Practices in Requirements Management

A project iteration starts with Requirements Analysis phase. In this phase, the requirements are gathered from various stakeholders of the project. A requirement defines the work that needs to be carried out in a project. Though most of the requirements being implemented by the project are finalized within this phase they are subject to change.

Topics: requirements versioning requirement management tools requirement documentation importance best practices requirements management IT project failure reasons requirements gathering requirements engineering requirement change management Technology Requirements Management requirement status

Tech Digest – Week 16, 2013

Growing Investment in Cloud

Topics: mobile apps development Microsoft Office 365 private cloud HTML5 Big data public cloud responsive web application Technology

Tech Digest – Week 15, 2013

Oracle hopes to ride the cloud wave in India

Topics: mobile applications Backend as a Service business intelligence cloud solutions Mobile development platform cloud services BaaS Collaboration cloud computing Technology

e-Zest exhibited at CeBIT 2013, Germany

e-Zest has participated at CeBIT 2013 happened during March 5-9 at Hannover, Germany. CeBIT is among biggest IT exhibition and it is playing an instrumental role by bringing thought leaders on a single stage and help attendees find right partner for their IT requirements.

Topics: Emailer

Public Cloud for Web applications and SaaS products

In last few years cloud computing has broken the buzzword cocoon and become mainstream. Discussing advantages of cloud computing has become passé. Today the question is which type of cloud you should be embracing to reduce cost and improve application reliability.

Topics: Emailer

Introduction to PRISM Framework

Prism is a Microsoft framework which assists you to design and build rich, flexible, and easy-to-maintain complex applications specific to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop applications, Silverlight Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), and Windows Phone applications. Prism is also known as Composite Application Guidance/Library.

Topics: Windows Presentation Foundation PRISM Framework MVVM Pattern .Net framework Rich Internet Applications Managed Extensibility Framework WPF Silverlight Model-View-ViewModel Technology

Tech Digest – Week 14, 2013

OpenStack offerings are based on Cloud on Cloud concept

Topics: social collaboration Mobile Advertising business intelligence data analytics mobile application development Business Collaboration BB10 apps Technology

Continuous Integration Tools In Java

The development of any application is divided into iterations and on the completion of the first iteration it takes several months to integrate our code into a product that could be passed to Quality Assurance. Unless integration is sensed and planned it can hinder to appeal the application development lifecycle. For this reason, it is important to use Continuous Integration tools to overcome this issue in your development lifecycle.

Topics: Commercial continuous Integration Java tools open source Continuous Integration Java tools Continuous Integration Continuous Integration Java tools software configuration management Technology

The Executor Framework – Part V

So far in the Executor Framework blog post series, I have covered the following topics:

Topics: Executor Executors.newCachedThreadPool Java Callable ExecutorService invokeAny Multithreading BlockingQueue Concurrency API ThreadPoolExecutor ExecutorService callable Executors Technology

EDI Unleashed – Series 6

We have discussed in previous blog about EDI 837 message in EDI. Let’s look at EDI 835 transaction.

Topics: Health Care Remittance Advice Electronic Data Interchange EDI 835 healthcare EDI Health Care Claim Payment Technology

e-Zest is a leading digital innovation partner for enterprises and technology companies that utilizes emerging technologies for creating engaging customers experiences. Being a customer-focused and technology-driven company, it always helps clients in crafting holistic business value for their software development efforts. It offers software development and consulting services for cloud computing, enterprise mobility, big data and analytics, user experience and digital commerce.