To Opt or Not? Can Traditional Industries Use Machine Learning to Garner Business Insights?

Machine learning is a scientific discipline that uses algorithms to learn from data instead of relying on rules-based programming. It works in three stages, i.e. data processing, model building & deployment, and monitoring, with machine learning binding the three together. The power of machine or deep learning cannot be underestimated and as Alexander Linden, Research… Continue reading To Opt or Not? Can Traditional Industries Use Machine Learning to Garner Business Insights?

Importance of User Experience Design (UXD)

Introduction User experience design (UXD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product. User experience design encompasses traditional human–computer interaction design, and extends it by addressing all aspects of a product or service as perceived by users. The term… Continue reading Importance of User Experience Design (UXD)

Kotlin on Android – Is it Good for Developers?

After the Android team’s announcement of first class support for Kotlin in the Google I/O keynote in 17th May 2017, Kotlin came to limelight and Android developers started thinking of using Kotlin as the programming language instead of Java (ADT). Kotlin is a statically-typed programming language developed by Jet Brains that runs on the Java… Continue reading Kotlin on Android – Is it Good for Developers?

Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) – Part 1

Introduction In this blog, I will discuss SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and its components. SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)  is an ETL tool (Extract, Transform and Load) which is used for building enterprise-level data integration and data transformation solutions. Integration services help in developing solutions for complex business problems, as listed below: Copying or… Continue reading Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) – Part 1

Why Cloud Computing Cannot Be Ignored!

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computer power and database storage for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. A predominant characteristic of cloud service that differentiates it from traditional hosting is its on-demand capability, i.e. a user can use as much or as little of the service that he wants, at… Continue reading Why Cloud Computing Cannot Be Ignored!

Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Processes

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a Customer Relationship Management software developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is used for managing a company’s relationship with customers and to organize, automate, and synchronize sales, marketing, customer service, and provides technical support. Microsoft Dynamics CRM users can customize dynamics CRM without code. It helps to reduce costs and increase a… Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Processes

MapReduce – Distributing Your Processing Power

MapReduce (MR) is one of the core features of the Hadoop ecosystem which works in accordance with YARN (Yet Another Resource Negotiator). This is an out-of-the-box solution inbuilt in Hadoop to distribute the processing of  data across multiple clusters. MR divides the data, saves it into multiple partitions and then processes it. The Mapping transforms… Continue reading MapReduce – Distributing Your Processing Power

Digital Business Transformation: Where Are You on the Journey?

Digital leaders are companies that manage to harness the power of digital information and technologies to improve business performance. Having said this, the fact is digital business transformation (DBT) is happening on a scale and at a speed that managers find both threatening and promising. However, it is important for managers to be aware of… Continue reading Digital Business Transformation: Where Are You on the Journey?

Create Your Own PHP Extensions

Introduction to Extensions Extensions are pre-compiled codes or libraries which enable specific functions to be used in your PHP code. These extensions may be either a PHP extension or a Zend  extension.We can see extensions in php.ini file. ; syntax: ; extension=modulename.extension ; For example, on Windows: ; extension=msql.dll ; under UNIX: ; extension=msql.so Why… Continue reading Create Your Own PHP Extensions

What is Azure Active Directory?

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud-based directory and identity management service. Azure™ Active Directory® (Azure AD) provides a comprehensive solution that addresses identity and access management requirements for on-premises and cloud applications, including Office 365 and a world of non-Microsoft SaaS applications. To enhance your Azure Active Directory, you can add paid… Continue reading What is Azure Active Directory?

Why Businesses Cannot Afford Software Glitches

In October last year when a denial-of-service (DOS) cyber attack on the DNS provider made many internet platforms and services unavailable, people realized how hopelessly reliant they have become on the internet. However, today businesses have a lot more to worry about as they watch and read about software system glitches. Very recently, some Starbucks stores were closed… Continue reading Why Businesses Cannot Afford Software Glitches

Introducing Apache Ambari

Apache Ambari is a web-based tool for provisioning, managing, and monitoring Apache Hadoop clusters. Ambari provides Restful APIs and a web-based management interface. Ambari started as a sub-project of Hadoop but has now become a fully-fledged tool used by many Hadoop developers and administrators. The latest version available is Ambari 2.5.1 System requirements for Ambari:… Continue reading Introducing Apache Ambari

Digital Transformation and its Impact on the Retail Industry

In the last few years, there has been a radical change in the use of technology and to improve performance, retail enterprises have begun looking at their existing business models to strategize, and add innovations which are digital-inclusive. While several digital innovations are changing the pace of the retail industry most of them are centered… Continue reading Digital Transformation and its Impact on the Retail Industry