Tech Stories You Should Read – Week 13, 2015

New Azure Backup and Recovery Services launched by Microsoft

Microsoft has released new features for its Azure Backup Services. The company is also launching new functionality for its Azure Site Recovery Services. It will be more relevant to companies that employ the hybrid cloud model. Using the Azure Backup service, organizations can ensure that their SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, Windows clients and Hyper-V virtual machines applications are always backed up.

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Five points to save Big Data projects from failure

It has been observed that almost 50% of the Big Data projects fail due to various reasons. […]

Connected Cars: The Future of Automobile?

It is an exciting time for the automobile industry. While the industry had been relatively passive for a long time, the industry is seeing a lot of digital transformation from companies such as Google and Tesla with driverless cars. While that may be an experiment for the distant future, more near-term opportunities are being created by Internet of Things (IoT) powered connected cars.

Connected cars are cars that are connected with the internet and a wireless LAN. This allows the vehicle to communicate with other devices. Early last year, technology major Google formed the Open […]

Why Joomla! is my Favourite CMS?

My passion for Joomla! drove me towards the first blog about this technology. There are tons of material available on technical topics online and I wanted to contribute something meaningful. In the current dynamic business ecosystem, as a PHP developer I have had opportunities to work with many CMS and frameworks. Then I thought, in all these years, which has been my most preferred CMS? And the answer was – Joomla!

Today, when everything is managed by software alone, it is not enough just to have a flexible and modular approach in content and codes […]

How Pareto chart helps in continuous process improvement?

The Pareto chart is a test reporting tool. The Pareto chart graphically shows where significant problems and causes are in a process. Pareto Chart is one of the most effective tools for management and can use to identify steps needed for setting priorities. This way, the management can find out the severity and causes of the problems and can prioritize tasks, risks, activities and causes.

A Pareto chart can be used when data is available or can be readily collected from a process. The use of this tool occurs early in the continuous improvement process […]

Risk Management – A proactive approach in Project/Process Management

Risk Management is going to be a mandatory requirement for all ISO standards. Until now, risk management was a requirement of CMMI Level III and above, and ISO 27001. In ISO 9001:2008, risk management is not a standard requirement. But with the upcoming edition of ISO 9001 in the year 2015, risk-based thinking will be an approach of the standard. This is a more proactive approach. The organization and its functions have to act proactively and identify risks and issues in all their projects/processes.

What is a Reactive Approach?

Before moving towards a Proactive approach, […]