How the blockchain model can be applied to online shopping and e-retailing

Can online shopping be modeled on a Blockchain system? This is probably a question on many a mind. For those who are new to Blockchain – it’s the technology that underpins Bitcoin. In the last 2 years there has been significant market interest in re-using this technology paradigm in... Read More Posted in: Banking & Financial Services

Is T+2 on your menu?

The table is set In 2015, Depository Trust Clearing Corp. (DTCC) and the Industry Steering Committee (ISC) finalized the roadmap outlining the necessary actions required to complete a move from a T+3 settlement cycle to a T+2 cycle for various U.S. domestic securities by Q3 of 2017. The US... Read More Posted in: Banking & Financial Services

Newsflash 2030: Connected devices thwart world destruction

Just imagine: your grandchild or even great-grandchild, sitting on your knee, looking up and asking you, “Please, tell me about how what you did helped save the world?” Outside of being Iron Man or Wonder Woman, chances are that scenario probably would not play out well for most individuals.... Read More Posted in: IoT (Internet of Things)

How business analysts should approach knowledge absorption during transition

Knowledge Absorption (KA) is one of the critical phase in application transition. If KA fails everything else in the transition phase will be deemed for failure. The KA phase is especially challenging for those applications for which we have no pointers. Typically, the business analyst (BA) will be held... Read More Posted in: Process, Technology meets Business

Modeling the blockchain for business use

As one of the hottest technological developments making the rounds in financial circles, the blockchain has a lot of people hooked. But there is not yet much clarity on how blockchain technology will impact private business, given that it is so unlike traditional IT architectures. Private blockchain applications are... Read More Posted in: Banking & Financial Services

Smarter approach to functional testing in a cloud environment

My previous blog, in this series was about the role of test environments in cloud migrations. In this blog, let’s see how functional testing plays a major role in cloud migrations. Functional testing in cloud hardly varies from that performed in regular test environments, except that test cases may... Read More Posted in: Software Testing

Three factors to consider for taking advantage of the cloud’s potential 

Cloud adoption across enterprises is accelerating and this momentum will continue to be a core focus for many organizations in 2016. Realizing we are still in the early stages of the cloud migration tsunami is both exciting and scary at the same time. When it comes to the cloud,... Read More Posted in: Cloud Computing

The intelligent enterprise: Will 2016 be the game changer?

As 2015 came to a close, the seventh episode of the Star Wars saga, “The Force Awakens,” stormed the world nearly 40 years after the first episode introduced us to characters ― some human, some droids ― that have become mainstays of our popular culture. Our fascination with R2-D2,... Read More Posted in: IoT (Internet of Things), Millennial Enterprise, Technology, Technology meets Business

Business outcomes should rule the roost in IT

As we enter the era where robots may replace humans in the IT industry, there is a consistent buzz around automation, effort reduction, and proactive measures. While CIOs are doing the right thing by focusing on Year-on-Year (YoY) savings, the moot question is, if the cost savings approach is... Read More Posted in: IT Service Management, Large IT Programs

Utilizing the internet of things in banking

While the banking industry has so far been a laggard in utilizing the Internet of Things, changes are afoot driven by the need for productivity improvement, innovation and growth. The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a hot topic, not only in the technology industry but also in... Read More Posted in: Banking & Financial Services, IoT (Internet of Things)