Six ways companies can succeed by exploring social media networks using DWBI

Social media platforms are rapidly becoming the new force behind the global 2000 companies, allowing companies to reach out and understand their valuable customers like never before. Social media networks analysis is the study of patterns of social relations. Through network analysis the behavior of social relations structure can... Read More Posted in: DWBI

End user computing: Grabbing the tiger by the tail

Finance organizations find themselves grappling with a dilemma around the use of Excel. On one hand Excel with its simplicity and advanced functionality has allowed even the most unsophisticated end user to build complex and powerful financial models. On the other hand Excel has proliferated so widely that organizations... Read More Posted in: Technology, Technology meets Business

5 things you may not know about FATCA

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a US anti-tax evasion law with global implications has been at the center-stage of the regulatory space for the past two years. It aims to curb cross-border tax evasion by implementing a reporting framework that requires information from worldwide institutions on a US... Read More Posted in: Banking & Financial Services

SDN: A Leveler for CSPs

According to data growth statistics, over the coming years we will experience a tremendous jump in data generation and consumption. Cisco forecasts that global cloud traffic is expected to grow 4.5-fold. That amounts to a 35% CAGR — from 1.2 zettabytes of annual traffic in 2012, to 5.3 zettabytes... Read More Posted in: Telecom

Three reasons why basic requirement mapping document is a must for successful agile delivery

What level of documentation is necessary for the “Agile” delivery model? This remains a persistent question. Agile practices restrict the amount of time spent on preparing reports and documentation manually for all kinds of transactional activities like reviews, test execution reports, audit reports etc., which need to be pulled... Read More Posted in: Large IT Programs, Process, Software Testing

Transforming banking experience through a symbiotic brick and click relationship

Banks have come a long way from their early branch-heavy days to the new age of ‘anywhere, anytime’ banking. The onslaught of internet and mobile banking is throwing doubt on the continued relevance and feasibility of the branch. Couple this with the high operational and maintenance costs of the... Read More Posted in: Banking & Financial Services

Enabling data discovery: Big data’s ability to solve bigger problems

Industry leaders are debating the co-existence of big data & traditional business intelligence. One group strongly believes traditional business intelligence will be washed away in the big data tsunami, while another group discounts big data as a big hype and vouches for traditional business intelligence as an organization’s bastion.... Read More Posted in: DWBI

Gamification in the airline industry – going beyond traditional customer loyalty programs

The airline industry and gamification, or the use of game mechanics in non-gaming contexts, have historically had a close relationship. The first ever use of any form of gamification started in 1981 when American Airlines introduced the first frequent flyer program named “AAdvantage”. Since then, the use of gamification... Read More Posted in: Gamification

Data, data, who has the data?

In health insurance and health care, information is captured and stored in many places and the majority of information is duplicative of data stored by other entities. Who has this data, and what are they doing with it? I may have found the answer, at least in the Pacific... Read More Posted in: DWBI, Healthcare

How the new era of managed services will enable intelligent business operations

The evolution of managed services in the last few years has transformed IT infrastructure operations and the service delivery landscape. This transformation is largely due to the leveraging of tailored service contracts actively supported by analysts and advisory groups. The key attributes of a managed services contract cover the... Read More Posted in: IT Service Management, Large IT Programs