Tech Digest – Week 27, 2014

Cloud Computing significant for small businesses

The most exciting thing for small businesses looking to move to the cloud is the explosion of Big Data. Cloud provides a low cost platform for data storage and allows organisations to gain valuable insights from the data.

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Big Data will bring disruptive changes to the healthcare ecosystem

Big Data has the potential to make drug discovery and development more efficient. Through the combination of genomic and Real World Data (RWD), pharmaceutical companies are already identifying new disease pathways. Big Data, including RWD, improves both selection of target molecules […]

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.

Companies like Yahoo, The learning Company, and ebay have only a fraction of fame & market share in the segments they once used to rule. This makes one wonder […]

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.

Enter Swift

Objective-C is a language pinioned to C, which has its own limitations. So, Swift comes into the picture; a language to support almost everything you can do in Objective […]

TECH DIGEST – Week 26, 2014

Cloud Computing achieves mainstream adoption in the UK

According to latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), 78% of the enterprises in the UK have formally adopted at least one cloud service. This indicates a 15% growth over the same period last year.

Most organisations prefer to use cloud for web hosting, email, CRM, data-backup and disaster recovery. It is also popularly used for video conferencing, collaboration solutions, HR apps and data storage. Private companies prefer cloud as a delivery model due to its flexibility whereas public sector companies use it for operational cost savings.

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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:

Will the vendor be able to scale quickly when the need arises (including mitigation plan) with the required skills?

Has vendor developed products before? If yes, how many? In my specific domain (or similar) across how many phases of PDLC?

Securing IP and ensuring there is no breach […]