The software industry has evolved into various new development models such as Agile and DevOps, cutting across the product to market and application support landscapes. The traditional ways of testing have also gone through significant changes and are evolving constantly. We are aware of the regular responsibilities of a tester in a scrum/agile development model; Read More
Distributed Agile Delivery Model is an Agile Global delivery framework focusing on multi-shore project delivery enabling both dispersed and distributed teams to have successful business value delivery. The Agile Edge: In the software industry, Global Software Development (GSD) has become a common practice and has its own advantages for eg; solving local IT skill shortage Read More
November 22, 2016 | Phil Fersht This is the age of the mid-size, aggressive, feisty service provider that can scrap for the traditional business but also has the flexible cost-base and freedom from legacy to go after the new stuff. There are so many exciting opportunities with clients that are simply too small, or too Read More
The ability to predict the future has always captivated human minds. No wonder Predictive Analytics has become “open sesame” of our digital world. Ever wondered the implication of analytics in our daily life or rather name it as a ‘data driven ‘life. Be it the google search which provides a drop down list once you start typing, the Read More
Agile software development has been widely accepted and is being preferred over traditional waterfall method due to multiple benefits ranging from optimal productivity, reduced delivery cycle and decreased time-to-market to increased feedback loops, better visibility and enhanced customer satisfaction. Agile methods like Scrum help to incrementally deliver a software product to end-users regularly, early and Read More
“There is no Silver Bullet for Being Agile.” Project/ product development teams might be doing scrum religiously by having fixed-duration sprints, following ceremonies without fail, having time boxed stand-ups, creating artifacts as prescribed but, these may not be enough for being agile. A team that focuses too much on ‘Scrum as a process framework’ emphasizing Read More
Do Containers spell the end of the era of VM? Start your container journey the Hexaware way In our last post, we learned that though containers are new, they have got a lot of traction and enterprises are actively considering their usage. With that in context, there is an interesting debate emerging around whether this Read More
CONTAINERS – Motivations and Challenges – Why is it so damn popular? In our previous posts, we had discussed about what a container is and how it works. Now, let us explore why it is becoming so popular and grabbing attention from different sections. As per our analysis, the main reason for this is the Read More
Transform your virtualization journey with Containers – Get your basics right Our first post gave you a sneak preview of containers. A container is a type of virtualization like virtual machines or virtual memory. But the edge it has over VM is in its ability to virtualize not only the hardware resources like CPU and Read More
Containers: The Next Step in Virtualization Tapping Digital Customers through Modern Applications Hexaware sees this age as the age of digital customers. And for these customers to be able to achieve their business objectives, they must have access to modern innovative apps. This provides great opportunities for enterprises to proactively analyze their existing apps portfolio Read More
CIO (Chief Information officer) is the stakeholder that controls a major budget in an enterprise in the form of IT (Information technology) – traditionally CIO and his protégés in the form of infrastructure heads, datacenter manager etc. has been a key customer for a lot of service providers, as they are the one’s buying infrastructure [...]
Hexaware Shrink IT, Grow Digital has a fundamental impact on how in future enterprises will consume hybrid cloud services. The initiative is primarily based on the fact that cost of managing datacenters and cloud services should fundamentally fund organizations to focus on digital initiatives, At Hexaware, we strongly feel that in today’s enterprise the CIO’s [...]
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Deepika Mamnani heads the global presales and solutions arm of Quality Assurance and Testing Services group at Hexaware Technologies. In this role she [...]
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It would be an understatement to say HR Technology is in a state of transformation. It is here and it is a reality. However, what is important is not the technology per se. It is the consumerization of HR that is to be embraced and taken advantage of.
What is Consumerization?
As a client advisor focused on solving customer problems, I have been lucky to be surrounded with thought leaders, IT industry veterans and some of the sharpest minds who are business function experts – trying to embrace the new while sharing their perception of varied technology investments – innovation & business value accruals.
With changing times- [...]
Globalization has made the world really flat and an impact in one corner can put everything off balance. The market experienced volatile economic conditions in the earlier phase of this decade, however with a slow but steady recovery. An extreme makeover is also evident as we approach the second half of this decade. Clearly the [...]
If we call the late 20th century as the information age, 21st century could well belong to Analytics. Leave alone the BIG Data that is lying across various social platforms, there is a real BIG data sitting inside the organizations.
The impact Analytics brings to the table in various walks of life in an organization is [...]
As the competition is getting stiffer day by day, businesses and brands are striving hard to differentiate themselves from the competition. “Customer centricity” has become a way of life while delivering services/products to end users. Digitization has made it easy and possible for businesses to create ever lasting impression in customers’ minds.
While it may sound [...]
Big data, undoubtedly, one of the most trending buzzwords in the tech word in the 21st century. For, it is not just the large volumes of data nor the pace in which it is growing made it trending, but the strategic value that can be derived out of it for the growth of organizations made [...]
Security is very important in the day-to-day life. Industries like Banking, capital market, etc., can’t be live without Security. Business requirement to secure all the critical data based on the user’s role in the Organization. In the traditional way, the Security implementation rules and userid’s were maintained in a security table and applied in the [...]
Over a decade back the telecommunication industry forever changed the way of “Connecting People” through the use of mobile devices. Today, in a world of digital natives, mobile phones are not a want but a need. Let me put that in perspective; there are nearly 6 billion mobile devices in the world which is a [...]
Manufacturers seek efficiency, simplicity, continuous improvement and innovation. In spite of this, many are still not warming up to Cloud technologies. Why? When I talk to the CIOs, IT leaders and Business leaders in these companies it is difficult to put a finger on one or two causes. Rather it is a bunch of things.
Manufacturing is set for bright days. Factory floors are getting busier in Europe and US. China has cooled down a bit – but in overall scheme of things that may actually be OK. Funds are available for investment. IT departments are drawing up plans to fix things, modernize the infrastructure and applications. As they think [...]
Just like with every new technology introduction, there’s a lot of buzz about Internet of Things or IoT. Several organizations are referring to it using different terms – Cisco uses ‘Internet of Everything’, IBM uses ‘Smart Planet’, GE uses ‘Industrial Internet’ and some others call it the ‘Cyber-Physical Systems’. All terms refer to the idea [...]
If someone were to ask me “Why accessibility?” I’d say it is my passion. As tedious and boring as some people make testing seem, I truly enjoy accessibility testing.
In my career thus far, there have been numerous times when I have come across the terms “defect-free” or “quality” product. If we satisfy the definition for [...]
Maya Angelou’s statement “You can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have “very well describes the selling testing process. The process of selling testing services can be extremely rewarding if well planned. Mentioned below are a few tips that will go a long way in ensuring success in testing Pre – [...]
“How do we make sure that the mobile apps are any good?” – This is a question that many of my clients ask. To be honest, I have struggled to answer this question. I suppose some of this is due to – what I discussed in my last blog – mobile apps are part creativity [...]
Creativity First for a Mobile First World in Manufacturing – by Satyakanta Samal – Senior Vice President & Global Head of Manufacturing Vertical
I work with Manufacturers a lot – that is how I earn my keep. This is a solid industry. It is also relatively stable- many companies in this sector have been in the [...]
Being part of the team implementing one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated PeopleSoft Campus Solutions along with HCM and FSCM implementation for an eminent Indian university, I wanted to write a blog to share my unique experience with my fellow practitioners of Campus Solution. I had put myself in the center of this spectacular [...]
There is so much hype around the big data. Everywhere people talk about Hadoop and this word has reached many in the world in quick time. Every organization puts in lot of effort, time and money to build capabilities in big data skills.
The question is can everyone fit in the big data role? Or only [...]
The TEDGlobal 2012, conference was of great significance to the World of Education as Andreas Schleicher – A German statistician and researcher in the field of education introduced the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) test. PISA assesses student’s understanding (Mathematical, Scientific and Reading skills) and their ability to apply the concepts in day-to-day life. [...]
Campus Mobile is a new student self-service app designed for Smartphone devices. It is delivered as part of Campus Solutions Self Service and is readily deployable an IOS or Android smart phones. The application enables students to have constant access to high value self-service transactions and keeps them connected with the university on the go.
R12 Decision to Upgrade or Re-implement.
The information below offers best practices and advice to customers currently in 11i who are not able to take decision to upgrade or re-Implement and who are in dilemma. After going through these details they can understand the benefits, pro and cons and decide either to upgrade or re-implement based [...]
Long time since last blog… and an ocean of things happened over this period! Our Fusion practice has successfully executed 4 Fusion implementation projects during these 9 months – gives you an indication how rapid implementations happen on cloud.
Speaking to potential cloud customers, before and during the implementation, I understand one major concern in their [...]
Have you ever come across a situation where a report is demanded by the client in excel which requires heavy formatting? Preparation of such a report from PeopleSoft can become a daunting task if a right approach is not followed. If you are ever in such a situation, how do you approach it?
Let me take [...]
This blog describes major upgrade areas to consider in determining whether an upgrade is appropriate for your Organization. It also offers practical advice from Oracle support, consulting and development Organization on how to do a R12 upgrade. This blog tells you “things you need to do” before and after R12 upgrade project.
There are many [...]
One of our servers crashed and we had lost the complete file system and the Informatica folder. However,the repository database was on another server and it was intact. It was a challenge for the Informatica Administration Team to restore & recover several components including:-
Data Quality / Analyst Services
Data Transformation Projects
Data Validation Option for the [...]
One of the great features of Salesforce.com is the Email Templates. This article consolidates various knowledge articles and addresses some of the configuration nuances of this functionality as well as provides some tips and tricks.
Explained below are the details of the visualforce email template feature that I have implemented in one of my projects.
Description: Implementation [...]
E-Commerce and Salesforce – Match made in heaven ?
E-commerce is a key component of business success for both B2B and B2C sales. For e-commerce to provide the features of modern online shopping, businesses need to set up a platform which can be integrated across technology. Such platforms seamlessly weave together the e-commerce, CRM, production and [...]
No trend in the world of IT is having more impact on businesses than the move to cloud computing. From enterprise applications like Salesforce.com, to infrastructure platforms like Amazon EC2, to social media services like Facebook and Twitter, the cloud is changing the IT landscape. However, as companies move their applications to the cloud, they [...]
1. Why Integration?
For any Educational Institution, be a University or be a Coaching Center, there are mammoth amount of financial transaction related to the students. For example charges, payments, cash receipts, refunds, etc. All these transactions need to be shared with the central accounting system for consolidation and the finance Team of the Institution for [...]
We are having several functions in Informatica, and each function will be used depends upon the requirements. One of the most useful and less used functions is Regular Expressions. That is, ‘REG_’ functions. We can find these functions under Data Cleansing in Functions. There are 3 regular expressions available in Informatica: REG_EXTRACT, REG_MATCH and REG_REPLACE. [...]
When an employee changes his personal information like his last name, different departmentssuch as Payroll (for his salary check), Security (for issue of new access card) etc, it needs to be informed and recorded.Before CRM 9.2, as a process, CRM case use to get created manuallyto ensure all the departments are well informed and alsomake [...]
Course scheduling for a school, college or a university has always been a tedious task for the administration department. It`s critically important, especially now that there is an increasing number of universities worldwide.
There are many factors the admin department consider while scheduling classes for a course. Some of the factors include:
Universities are always faced with unique challenges. One such challenge is when many students want to enroll in the same course (Popular Courses). And since the capacity for each course is fixed, the university sought after a solution to satisfy their student’s aspiration. Universities always came back with innovative solutions to such challenges that would [...]
Recently, we faced a situation where we had to provide an automated Scholarship calculation tool for a leading university. None of the vanilla processes and functionalities met the unique challenges of the customer and we finally decided to develop our own Scholarship calculation engine in our labs to kill the haunting ghost which had been [...]
PeopleSoft Payables 9.2 delivers Matching Exceptions Analysis to streamline the Invoice-to-Pay process by providing visibility into the invoice matching history for better supplier, buyer, and rules analysis.The matching history data is useful for supplier contract negotiations and minimizes matching errors. The system stores all the exceptions from the previous matching process. The matching history helps [...]
PS9.2 has multiple powerful enhancements.While it’s considered as a sub-release from 9.1, it really has a lot packed into it. One of the most valuable features from security perspective is Chartfield Request and approval.Setid driven field like Chartfields demand a lot of security, so that not every user is able to create/add a new Chartifield value [...]
Hadoopdistributed file system (HDFS) which is specifically designed for very large file storing with very large streaming access patterns running on clusters of commodity hardware. Hadoop is fault tolerant, scalable and extremely simple to expand.It has three main daemons namely
In this blog, we would be reading about these daemons and read/write operation using rack [...]