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 responsible for functional transitions and during 

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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 amalgams of cryptography, immutable transaction log/ledgers, 

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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, C-3PO and newcomer BB-8 confirms the 

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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 traditional core industries. It would drive 

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The SDN band wagon is picking up speed

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable architecture, ideal for today’s high-bandwidth applications. It decouples the network control from forwarding functions making it directly programmable and rendering the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services. The SDN architecture is: Directly programmable: Decoupled from forwarding functions, the network control becomes 

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A quick recipe to data protection in the digital age

In this digital age, data security is a crucial aspect of any business and is increasingly becoming challenging with the humongous amount of customer shared data that are available across various channels. Also, with regulations from governments becoming increasingly stringent, the task of securing data has become all the more laborious and critical. Organizations dealing with 

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Wearables have to evolve to remain relevant

When wearables arrived on the stage a few years ago, they were mainly seen as devices peripheral to healthcare. Since then, their popularity has surged, primarily due to the increase in sales of fitness trackers and smart watches. Now, many believe the power of wearable technology could be the key to solving some of healthcare’s 

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The mystical blockchain – The bitcoin technology

While Bitcoin technology has been hitting the headlines over the last few years, Blockchain is the essence that underpins it. But what is Blockchain? It’s essentially a ledger which logs transactions between two parties. Yet while most ledgers are kept in banks or accounting departments, Blockchain is a distributed ledger in which copies are kept 

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Five considerations for data collection in a population health initiative

Data collection is the first step in population health initiative. The healthcare data is spread across a wide spectrum and involves the participation from various players. Below are the top 5 considerations for efficient data collection. Electronic Health Records (EHR) EHRs are digital versions of patient’s medical records. Every healthcare interaction leaves a digital footprint 

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