Last week, Virtusa announced the acquisition of ALaS Consulting. ALaS provides comprehensive management consulting services to the banking, financial services and capital markets communities. This acquisition continues Virtusa’s strategic pursuit of providing high quality consulting and implementation services that are second to none. The IT services community has many players. Yet, few organizations are able
The advent of new age media, coupled with the presence of traditional channels, has resulted in enterprises depending on multi-channel marketing initiatives for reaching out to their customers across different demographic segments. Today, a wide range of physical products (i.e. automobile, clothing, electronic goods) and service-based products (i.e. telecom and internet services) are being advertised
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with Jeffrey Hammond, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and Rohit Sharma, Global Head of Mobility at Virtusa. The topic was “Overcoming Challenges in Early Stage Enterprise Mobility Programs”. This post is a short synopsis of the webinar. For those who were not able to attend
Depending on who you read, we are in the fourth or fifth wave of computer technology development. In 2005, Om Malik and Michael Copeland published The Fifth Wave in Business 2.0 Magazine. They defined their waves as the eras of mainframe, mid-range, PC, Internet and networked computing. Written six years ago, their premonition preceded smartphones
Over the past year, few technology developments have challenged IT staffs more than the mobility wave. Two years ago it was the social phenomenon. Now it’s mobile computing. Virtusa’s BFS business unit has seen a surge in the number of inquiries regarding mobile. And now, the questions are not about “if”, they are about “how”.
This post is in continuation of the earlier post on HTML5. Before looking into the day-to-day benefits HTML5 will offer, let’s do a quick sanity check: HTML5 is monolithic, but browsers are not. It is misleading to divide browsers into “Supports Vs Not”. Instead, individual HTML5 feature support should be evaluated in terms of browsers.
HTML5 is W3C’s shiny new offering promising interoperability, speed and maintainability – almost everything, it would appear, but vacations in the tropics! It is going to live in ‘Webville’ for a while so let’s really get to know it. Sure, we can break the ice talking about the weather worldwide, but then, let’s really dig
We are quickly approaching the ICD-10 implementation deadline and most payers and providers are still in the planning phase. A recent HIMSS ICD-10/5010 Readiness Survey shows that while providers are making significant progress on ICD-10, it is generally at a slower pace than that for HIPAA 5010. With less than 30 months left until the
Deploying a content management tool at an enterprise level requires a buy-in from users (bottom up). In a bottom up flow, it is important that top level commitment is present for the tool and that the tool is successfully installed and implemented. This will benefit the organization and yield the desired results which were envisioned.
With the world becoming connected through social media platforms and the use of internet more extensive than ever, there has been a massive explosion of data and content. This has led to an unprecedented need for scaling solutions that store and process data. The traditional approach to address such data growth is to buy progressively
Recently, I was accompanied by Boris Evelson of Forrester Research and Ajoy Kumar, leader of Virtusa’s data warehousing and business intelligence practice for a webinar on Pervasive Business Intelligence. In the webinar, with attendees from industry and blogging community, Boris and Ajoy discussed the issues associated with pervasive business intelligence as well as best practices
The last few years of the millennium have seen old business models giving way to new ones. Customer needs are transitioning from those of pure consumption-oriented to those of convenience-oriented with the coming of age of the digital native. Organizations big and small are being affected by the onslaught of myriad of factors including enlightened
Haven’t started yet? 10 things Payers and Payees need to consider for ICD-10 implementation before the deadline
Haven’t started planning for ICD-10 implementation yet? Think that you have a lot of time before the implementation compliance date of October 2013? Feeling that you don’t have the budget now but may have it in 2012 and 2013 and can start your planning then? These are some common sentiments of practically everyone in the
Top 5 Reasons for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Implementation Failure – Recommendations to avoid failures
An Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system offers a platform to provide transformational value and change in any organization. However, all ECM implementations must start with the right note and the right sponsorship combined with an achievable plan to make them successful. Otherwise, failure is inevitable. In this post, based on our experience in providing ECM
Recently, I was joined by Clay Richardson of Forrester Research and Virtusa’s own Vinaykumar Mummigatti for a webinar that examined the challenges associated with BPM projects. In the fall of 2008, Elise Olding of Gartner speculated that “over 50% of BPM projects will fail by 2011”. Two months into 2011, we have observed that her
Many organizations that have implemented an ERP package or are currently in the process of consolidating their silo functional applications sometimes fail to appreciate the nuances of having BPM technology. Many times it is just the fact that there are too many vendors selling the “magic bullet” to improve the organization’s process efficiencies, resulting in
Unlike implementing package enterprise software like SAP or bespoke implementation using any of the 3G development tools, BPM implementation needs special techniques that are quite different from the former approaches. However, this situation should not be construed as an implementation roadblock. It is just that ensuring proper process will result in smooth implementation while not
In the first part of this series of post, we had discussed on how social media is rapidly gaining ground and extending its influence sphere. In continuation to the earlier post, this post will delve on the deepening influence of social media in an enterprise value chain, by aligning business process for social intelligence. Evolving
The topic of social media is going through a major hype. There is so much buzz around social tools that everyone wants to be a part of this bandwagon. As enterprises try to catch up with the buzz, many companies are starting to realize that it is difficult to define tangible business outcomes around social
2011 is going to be a year of stabilization and optimization for many organizations that initiated BPM projects in 2010. Organizations that started the BPM journey will start looking at deriving real-time benefits of core principles on which most BPM tools today reside. These core principles are business process design, automation, tracking and monitoring. Organizations