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Systems of Engagement: The way ahead for Enterprise IT

In a conference earlier this year, IBM CEO Virginia Rometty listed three trends which are transforming the IT industry: data, cloud and engagement. With the corporate workforce spending an increasing amount of time online, the enterprise IT game has to change its rules. Traditional Systems of Record- ERP-type systems which manage critical business functions like finances, CRM, HR among others – are slowly giving way to their more evolved brethren. Say hello to the Systems of Engagement.

Topics: Internet of Things Enterprise cloud computing Technology

A Common Language For “Things”

If you are in the Mobility business you cannot avoid hearing about the “Internet Of Things” (or IoT for the more clued in). This much anticipated event will ride on the Mobile infrastructure and seems to the next big wave all of us are anticipating. Almost everyone seems to be saying that the day is not far away when every”thing” will talk to every other “thing”. Those that don’t say that only differ in that they say this has already happened. One of the key challenges in the IoT era will be the standards (or language) that will govern how all these internet connected things will talk to each other. 3 big hardware names came together recently to try & bring some clarity to this situation. Samsung, Dell and Intel have joined hands to form the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) to try and set up the standards that will govern these conversations. Of-course this is not the only team in the game though – the AllSeen Alliance with over 50 members including major device players like LG Electronics and Panasonic is also aiming for the same goals. Maybe the next step would be for someone to come up with a set of standards governing how these consortia coming up with standards should communicate with each other?

Topics: Mobile TABit Internet of Things Technology Enterprise Mobility

Google updates local search algorithm, ranking changes already visible

Technology giant Google recently updated its search algorithm which is geared to impact the local search results. The update will provide Google users with more precise and relevant local search results for Google Maps and Places. A Search Engine Land report calls it the Pigeon Update, a funny way to put across the point that it affects local search results (And pigeons tend to fly back home!).

Topics: Social media analytics Internet of Things Technology

Internet of Things: The undergoing revolution in healthcare

Healthcare reform has been long overdue. The sector has been mired by inefficiencies and lack of quality services in real time. All of that is changing now with the steady influx of internet-connected devices in the market. The popular buzzword – Internet of Things or IoT – has already captured the world’s attention. Now, IoT is beginning to transform and empower healthcare services.

Topics: Healthcare competency center healthcare Internet of Things Technology Healthcare Practice

Internet of Things in Manufacturing: The transformation is underway

Manufacturing is a key element in the growth of any country. The sector is witnessing a tremendous change through digitization of its processes. Some have even likened it to the Third Industrial Revolution. The key element in making manufacturing smarter is - The Internet of Things (IoT).

Topics: business intelligence analytics Internet of Things Enterprise Technology

Tech Digest – Week 29, 2014

AWS named as a leader in Gartner's Infrastructure as a Service Magic Quadrant report

Topics: iPhone 6 Mobile Wallet Service Big data Gartner's Magic Quadrant report Technology Enterprise Collaboration

How Enterprise Execs are Looking at Mobile Apps?

Mobility is transforming the way people work or consume information. In a recent survey of 200 enterprise executives regarding their outlook towards mobile app development, the challenges, and expectations, some interesting findings revealed:

Topics: TABit mobile application development Technology Enterprise Mobility

Tech Digest – Week 28, 2014

Cloud Computing disrupting traditional offices

Topics: big data analytics SharePoint Technology Enterprise Applications

Enterprise Mobility gets a boost with Apple-IBM partnership

Tech giants Apple and IBM have come together to form a partnership which can transform the enterprise mobility space. The deal will see 100 enterprise solutions including native business apps to iPads and iPhones, IBM cloud services built for iOS, Apple service and support for enterprises and new offerings from IBM. IBM will also sell iPhones and iPads pre-loaded with enterprise solutions to businesses.

Topics: analytics Mobile Development Enterprise Enterprise 2.0 cloud computing Business Analysis

What is Agile?

Agile…Agile!!!! Everybody is talking about Agile. Go for Agile… Simply, go for Agile. What is Agile after all? What is the advantage of agile and more specifically what is in it for me/my organization? When I started digging in, I came to know some very interesting and useful features which I wanted to share with you.

Topics: Agile Methodology Agile Model Product Engineering Agile Software Development Technology

The Fruits Of Enterprise Mobility Will Be Big.. And Blue

Apple’s relationship with the more traditional computing vendors has always been a bit unsettled and no name is more traditional in that space than IBM. New paradigms call for new alliances however so perhaps we should not be surprised at the news of IBM and Apple joining hands to specifically address the Enterprise Mobility needs of organizations worldwide. There seems to be plenty to cheer about for both the players. Apple gets a foothold in the Enterprise - something that has eluded it so far and IBM gets a sniff of the phone and tablet business that it has been flirting with for an age now. The first big, blue, apple flavored fruits of the partnership are expected to be in the form of an IBM platform for iOS that will pass on enterprise level big data, analytics and cloud storage capabilities. There is also talk of some tailored solutions targeted at specific industries. All this plus the greater reach for Apple devices available through IBM and the extension of Apple Care service elements to IBM customers. It looks like the time has now come for Enterprise Mobility to become cool, not to forget blue.

Topics: TABit Technology Enterprise Mobility

Latest News from Healthcare Industry

Quick checklist for first-time angel investors

Topics: Emailer

e-Zest’s Remote Health Management Framework (RHMF)

With the advent of portable electronic devices to record vitals and health related findings, it has become feasible for healthcare providers to monitor their patients remotely without having them to visit their offices. This also helps in the early diagnosis of an untoward incident and reduces the time lag from the occurrence of an incident to the action taken, especially in critical access areas. But it is crucial that the health related information recorded by these vital devices is delivered quickly and efficiently to the healthcare provider.

Topics: EMR Healthcare competency center healthcare Healthcare Practice

Internet of Things gathering steam in the B2B space

If you are someone who invests for the long haul, it might make sense to lay your bets on companies working on the Internet of Things (IoT). The various forecasts for IoT are staggering. A recent report states that by 2018, 9 billion enterprise devices will be internet-friendly. That’s more than the current population of the world!

Topics: IoT Internet of Things B2B Companies Enterprise Technology Enterprise Applications

Tech Digest – Week 27, 2014

Cloud Computing significant for small businesses

Topics: enterprise collaboration tools Enterprise mobility solutions Big data healthcare cloud computing Technology

If you thought mobile apps are not important, think again!

According to latest report by comScore, mobile apps accounted for 51% of all the digital media time spent! Along with this, the report also mentions that mobile platforms and devices account for more than 60% of total digital media time spent - up from 50% in 2013. The consumers are shifting to mobile and this is a big milestone.

Topics: Mobile TABit mobile application development services Technology

Are you ready for the next wave in e-Learning?

Throughout the last decade, Software technology has disrupted many sectors and it continues to do so. This has left many established businesses to only rest on their past laurels, on their past glory; specially the ones those who were unable to anticipate the changes in the technology realm; the businesses who stubbornly decided to stick to their legacy environment instead of adapting to the new trends.

Topics: e-learning website development e-learning solutions e-learning e-learning application development Technology

Exploring Swift and iOS 8

Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco this year, created quite a flurry with Apple unveiling iOS 8 and some of its major features, pushing the boundaries of mobile technology even further. However what was the most tantalizing debut for millions of developers worldwide? Undoubtedly, it was the launch of SWIFT - a brand new programming language for iOS and OS X applications.

Topics: Mobile Development Technology

e-Zest featured in CIO Review 2014

e-Zest Solutions featured as one of the most 20 promising Healthcare software companies in India

e-Zest has been ranked among the 20 most promising healthcare and life sciences software companies in India. The list was published by CIO Review, a leading technology magazine which showcases enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow.

Topics: Media Coverage

TECH DIGEST – Week 26, 2014

Cloud Computing achieves mainstream adoption in the UK

Topics: Technology

How to Outsource Software Product Engineering?

After my last post, we finally arrive at a crucial juncture of how to outsource software product engineering. Before choosing a product engineering vendor / partner, one has to carry out the task with due diligence. The best way to begin is to start listing a few points as follows:

Topics: Outsource Software Product Engineering Product Engineering Outsourced Product Engineering Technology

The WorkPlace Is Mobile – Even The President Agrees

The march towards a completely mobile workplace was well and truly joined last week when President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum on “Enhancing Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Program” as a part of its Digital Government Strategy. Given that Federal Agencies have a relatively short time to respond to the edict there is likely to be a sharp uptick in their efforts to mobilizing their workforce – the cry that has gone out is “Mobile first”. Times are set to change. Reports have said that less than 50% of Federal agencies had Mobile Device programs in place. In our view this is welcome news for mobile devices, networks and solutions providers that address such requirements. The BlackBerry 10 was first off the blocks in announcing full operational capability to run on the Department of Defense Network – perhaps not surprising given the President’s public love for the phone. As with all technology domains the Federal Government’s consumption holds out the potential of a significant bump in the business- time now for the rest of the industry to step up.

Topics: Mobile TABit Technology Enterprise Mobility

What to Outsource in Product Engineering?

Now that we you may have figured out from my last post, ‘why to outsource’, we could now see what it is that we can or should outsource. One who understands details of product development cycle (initiation to sunset) is better placed to identify what to outsource. Identify gaps which need to be plugged in by a partner/vendor. As the phrase goes ‘Partner with your weaknesses’; these gaps need to be filled in by the chosen vendor. While choosing a vendor, map their strengths against your weaknesses. Finding a perfect match will be a challenge that said; the match should be closer to 85% of your requirements.

Topics: Product Engineering Outsourced Product Engineering Technology

Bootstrap Components Customization

Bootstrap has exploded since Twitter released it in 2011, and has become one of the most responsive and popular frameworks available. There are great features such as the extensive library of pre-styled components, plugins and add-ons. Bootstrap provides its own style components and with the help of this blog we can change the existing bootstrap components as per our design. In this blog we can create file type as per our UX Design; also we can create checkboxes, radio buttons with existing UX Design.

Topics: Bootstrap Technology Bootstrap Components Customization

Wearables and big data get bigger playing field at FIFA World Cup 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup, perhaps the world’s biggest sporting tournament, has been a thrilling one till now – high scores, great goals, big bites – it’s all happened. And it promises to get better as teams reach the last leg. However, apart from the great matches, a bigger revolution is unfolding on the field. This year the teams have had access to data generated from wearable technologies, sensors and videos to improve their performance.

Topics: BI services Business intelligence services Wearables technology big data analytics business intelligence analytics Technology

When to Outsource Software Product Engineering?

Taking it from my last post that talk about ‘why to outsource product engineering’ it only makes sense that we now discuss ‘when to outsource product engineering’. A lot depends on different elements though. To begin with one has to think through following elements while engaging with a vendor / partner (more of an internal check list):

Topics: Product Engineering Technology

Cloud Computing – The Future of Healthcare

If your hospital has an Information system hosted On-Premise or if you are running desktop applications to manage your practice, you must already have faced a lot of challenges for acquiring, adopting, scaling and maintaining these systems. And after all this you might still be pouring in a lot of money to sustain something that is not giving you the expected return on investment. Over a period of time, you must also have realized the shortcomings of the functionalities offered by such systems. If this is what you are currently facing or want to avoid facing in the future, you need to embrace Cloud.

Topics: healthcare solutions healthcare cloud computing Technology

Why to outsource Product Engineering?

As mentioned in my first post, OPD (Outsourced Product Engineering) has been around for decades. However there still exist so many individuals in an ISV who:

Topics: Product Engineering Technology

Qlikview vs. Tableau

It can be confusing to choose between the two leading data visualizing tools- Qlikview and Tableau

Topics: business intelligence analytics 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.