In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers turned up to digital innovations such as the enablement of remote monitoring, virtual consultations, e-visits, etc. While these tech-health options (also known as telehealth) proved to be a great support during the pandemic times, the old-school, in-person visits & consultation remained indispensable. That is why hybrid telehealth is gaining ground in the healthcare industry.
CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is a process and behavioural model that assists organizations to streamline their processes efficiently and encourage productivity, promote efficient behaviour to decrease risk in software, product and service development.
“A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.”
Design-led businesses swear by the principles and processes that have a human-centered core. Design thinking, which is a creative problem-solving approach enables businesses to focus on the people they are creating for. This, consequently, leads to better products, services, and internal processes.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digitization of business processes. While numerous tools supported rapid digitization, it somewhere impacted security, observability, traceability, and compliance of the digital solutions.
By 2024, low-code will be responsible for 65% of application development activities, according to Gartner. The pressure to deliver digital solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated its adoption.
Being on the cloud comes with a cost. And as more and more organizations switch to the cloud, there arises a need to have a mechanism to control the rising cloud costs.
Most IT departments tend to disregard the fact that cloud resources are metered which often leads to a spike in data fee. To this end, companies need to hire a cloud economist.
Ordering food has come a long way from having to call our nearby restaurant to now selecting from a wide range of menus, cuisines, restaurants all at the best pricing thanks to food apps. And the ones who make it all possible are the on-demand food delivery service providers. One such is of course, DoorDash, probably one of the biggest names around today.
It’s crucial to know how MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) can benefit medical professionals and practitioners. MIPS participation can help the eligible clinicians in their practice as well as payment adjustments. The question is, how though? Let’s learn how MIPS can benefit you and what are the four categories on which you are assessed as a clinician.
The healthcare industry has seen a drastic shift from paper to digital in the recent past. Several hospitals, clinics, healthcare practitioner’s offices, and facilities are increasingly switching to storing and maintaining patient medical records digitally.
There has been an incredible progression and development in the domain of QA testing with the recent patterns getting introduced in the industry. The introduction of these creative advancements led to new updates in the software testing, development, design and delivery scenario.
Many working professionals reach a stage or come across an event in their life when they decide to take a career break. Unfortunately, our culture is such wherein the majority of that working population is women. One of the most common reasons for women taking a career break is childbirth but there can also be other personal reasons which requires you to take a break in your professional journey. As an organisation, we have decided to remove the stigma of a career break by launching our #breakthebreak program. People go through a complete metamorphosis not only while taking a sabbatical but also while walking back into corporate life again.
In a rapidly changing software-driven scenario, businesses need to switch to Cloud-native application development. And subsequently, comes the need for testing in a cloud-native environment.
The two most prominent ways to deploy your applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud are: Azure App services and Cloud services while Service Fabric is a container orchestrator for deploying microservices across machines.
Have you ever thought about what will happen if our smartphones, tablets, and computers acquired the ability to sense our emotions? Imagine a world where machines can identify us, feel our presence, and interact with us the way we interact with each other. A world where machines can judge what we are feeling based on our facial expressions, hand gestures, eye movement, and our voice tone while speaking. All these things will soon be a part of the world we are living in and will be achieved with the help of Blue Eyes technology.
We are all aware of chatbots and how they interact with us. And we all have invariably wished if only they were more human-like.
Admit it, it is pesky to be interacting with a bot especially when it fails to understand your core issues. That’s when you wish if only you were talking to a human than a virtual assistant.
2020 changed life as we knew it. And along with it came the adaptability and emerging trends in several areas of life. The medical world is one of them. Digital Health and Virtual Care evolved from mere convenience to an absolute necessity over the last few months
Distributed Cloud is being hailed as the next generation of Cloud Computing.
Shifting to a cloud is beneficial to businesses. But which model is the most suitable for your organization takes some thought.
It was 31st December when WHO’s Country Office in the People’s Republic of China got the news from a media statement by Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, of a case of “viral pneumonia” in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei province. What seemed to be a “viral pneumonia”, after detailed studies were coined as a novel coronavirus, thus marking the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this day and age, creating a mobile app with a good user experience is no longer optional. If you want your app to succeed and your business to thrive, it’s important to optimize it to near-perfect levels. This will not only determine how many users visit your mobile app but will define their entire customer journey. Given this information, it’s necessary for you to know what trends to watch out for in 2021 so you can invest the proper time and energy into updating your app accordingly.
Cloud service wars in a serverless architecture are not new. Serverless computing is a software design platform that hosts applications through third-party service doing away with the need for server management by the developer.
What is RPA Testing? And how is it different from Test Automation? Is RPA better than test automation in scope and scale? Let’s find out.
Daffodil Software bags the Best Financial Mobile Application award at the 2020 Mobile Web Award Competition
Gurugram, 18 January 2021: The software solutions company – Daffodil Software bagged the award for the Best Financial Services Mobile Application at the recently held annual Mobile Web Awards organized by the Web Marketing Association.
Salesforce data migration invariably poses a challenge for any Salesforce professional. It calls for more than just shifting of data from one system or platform to the other. Without a plan and proper know-how of the system, it will either result in more time than required to transfer data or even repeating the entire process.
Reading, analyzing, interpreting, and gaining insights from data is crucial for every business. And almost every stakeholder involved needs to understand it to better assess and rethink and reevaluate their processes. Now, this need to process data has led to data democratization so that even the non-technical teams find it easy to interpret the same.
To understand event-driven automation we first need to define what is an event? As per the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), an event is a change of state that holds importance for the management of an IT service or other Configuration Item (CI).
The year that it was! While 2020 may have taught us many things – our relationship with technology – was altered forever and how.
Call it the new normal or wishful sundry names, digital dependency and increased screen time led to newer innovation and technological advancements.
A CPQ takes your sales process capabilities a notch further giving you that extra edge over your customers. How? Read below.
What is CPQ?
CPQ stands for configure, price and quote and is a tool that lets you configure products, avail pricing, and discounts, and get approvals from the built-in programs. It is a tool that lets you generate quotes for orders.
Software security remains an issue even after the advancements in software development over the years. Through test automation, you can improve speed, find errors, scale up or down and fix features and tools.
Gurugram, 29 December 2020: The leading software solutions company – Daffodil Software announced the launch of ‘Work from Anywhere’ job opportunities with plans to recruit remote employees in technical roles. The company plans to run the hiring drive across India boosting its remote work culture.
Gurugram, 23 December 2020: Gurugram-based software services company – Daffodil Software has made it to the prestigious Zinnov Zones ER&D 2020 Ratings. The leading global management and strategy consulting firm, Zinnov conducts the annual rating – Zinnov Zones for global technology service providers – that assesses these companies on their competence and scalability across ER&D, IoT, Digital Services, and more.
The year 2020 pushed the world to a technological revolution. The digital ecosystem proved to be a gamechanger. The pandemic changed our lives, work culture, and gave birth to new trends and innovations.
Healthcare professionals (HCPS) ran on a hectic schedule this year. But what made their job easy was health technology. Several tools and products helped clinicians and doctors to expedite care to patients and make a quick diagnosis through virtual care or otherwise.
Deciding on the platform that optimally serves your customers’ needs is a tough choice to make. Before we make a comparison between Salesforce Commerce Cloud and SAP Commerce Cloud let’s first understand what they are.
The year 2019 prepared us for the digital transformation.
We now know how important digital readiness is for the continuation of work and life as we know it.
Businesses realized the significance of the requisite infrastructure that supports remote working without hampering the workflow.
A penetration test also called the pen test is a mock attack on the security system to assess potential risks and vulnerabilities. It is commonly done to boost the web application firewall (WAF).
A good CRM is not only important for business growth.
It is essentially important in building long-lasting, sustainable relationships with your customers.
Because hey, if your customers are happy, your business is bound to grow. Right?
AWS and GCP are two of the popular public cloud platforms. Although GCP gained momentum recently, AWS remains the dominant player in this market. Data is the backbone of all successful app deployments, analytics workflows, and machine learning practices. While migrating data between the clouds, you first need to understand the location where you will move the data for various use cases, the variety of data you are moving, and the available resources.
Businesses need to innovate to match rapidly changing consumer behavior and expectations. To this end, software development practices are also continuously evolving. MACH software architecture is one of the many such practices that has evolved over the years to meet the changing business needs.
To protect something, identifying and understanding the threats to it is crucial.
Threat Modeling does just that.
Be it software, networks, applications, distributed systems – threat modeling can be used across technologies and products barring a few.
The software services company to go on a hiring spree in a pandemic-hit economy
So, how does Salesforce Health cloud work with EMR data?
Salesforce Health cloud provides a 360-degree view of a patient’s history to the practitioners and other stakeholders in the healthcare industry.
Keeping employees happy and engaged is a challenge that every HR goes through. And for all the right reasons.
Happy employees equate to employee loyalty and productivity.
The more engaged your employees are the better they can contribute to your company’s growth.
Every organization needs an effective Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) to function optimally.
What happens when you don’t have one? Or when you are using software that doesn’t meet the demands of your organization? Higher costs, mismanagement of daily tasks, and struggling HR executives.
According to a 2019 report by the State of Service, about 93% of customers still prefer service via phone. Undoubtedly, phone calls are a clear winner in customer service.
Even in the digital age with several channels of communication at disposal, customers still choose to call to resolve their issues.
What do employees look for the most while hunting for a job? Flexibility!
As per statistics, the US saw a 159% growth in the number of remote workers in the last 12 years. With more employees choosing to go remote, working from home is not a mere incentive but a necessity.
Before ATS and HRIS integration, let’s look at what is what.
While HRIS is targeted towards current employees, ATS is meant for candidates who may become employees. So it might seem obvious that these two systems should exist independently from each other.
Workflow and Process Builder are Salesforce business process automation tools.
While Workflow has been there for a while, Process Builder is a newer and more powerful tool capable of more complex tasks.
The health industry has benefitted exponentially since the introduction of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Of course, the actual boon was seen in the patient care and treatment but EHR use doesn’t stop at just that.
The right Applicant Tracking System or ATS can be unimaginably beneficial to your HR department. It eases the hiring process thereby saving your time and improving overall efficiency.
The term integration is used so many times in so many ways that sometimes it loses its original essence.
What is integration after all? It’s nothing but a solution for effective data syncing. It’s making sure that information is available wherever and whenever it’s required. HRIS integration means connecting and sharing data among different HR functions such as recruitment, payroll, and performance.
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a healthcare data exchange standard created by Health Level Seven or HL7. Having developed advanced tools for safe and secure data exchange such as EMR, Diagnostic Data, or PHI – FHIR has given a boost to the healthcare sector.
One of the smartest and most intelligent Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications available right now is Salesforce Lightning. From enhancing the efficiency and productivity of sales reps to changing the way businesses sell – Lightning is the game-changer.
When you encounter the term Human Capital Management (HCM) you probably think it is just another offshoot of HR software but HCM has a gamut of advantages that makes it a must for your organization.
Your organization probably keeps paper files, uses multiple Excel sheets or a combination of both to manage various HR-related information. It can be time-consuming and difficult even for a small organization. As time progresses and your organization scales up, such a system would almost be unmanageable.
In the past few years, we have seen an explosion in cloud-based software for all business needs. Companies like Salesforce provided incredible value to their customers through their cloud software and Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
If you are dealing with a mammoth amount of data and need latency-free operations, AWS Outposts can fulfill most of your needs. It is one of the fastest-growing innovations and complements the implementation of emerging technologies like A.I. and machine learning.
While it might seem difficult to decide between the Sales Cloud and Service cloud, taking a deeper look at the features offered by each of them will help you pick the product that best suits your needs.
A good Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system can take your business to new heights.
And as per research by Gartner, the Worldwide customer experience and relationship management software market grew by 15.6 percent in 2018.
The most effective HR practices are the ones where the focus is on company-employee engagement and building a symbiotic relationship that is conducive to both.
With remote jobs and gig economy on the rise, it only makes sense for businesses to go for Offshore Development Centre now more than ever.
A report by Statista shows the outsourcing market in the US in 2020 stands at $132.9 billion and is only going to grow by 1.6 percent this year alone.
Counted as among the top healthcare CRMs by the Healthcare IT and Insights company, KLAS, Salesforce Healthcare Cloud services are here to transform the patient-provider relationship. The cloud pushes healthcare providers to acknowledge patients as customers and value their decisions.
Converting prospects into customers – the ultimate goal of closing more sales – depends on how you prospect your customers.
Are you doing it any differently? By differently we mean using automation to nudge your prospect to take the next step in the journey. If yes, it’s great if not then read on.
The world saw a rise in telehealth in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak not only shaped how we approach health amidst social distancing and lockdowns but pushed health service providers to realign their set-ups for the growing virtual care solutions.
Fervently focused on delivery - the pharmacy industry on its constant hunt for a breakthrough has hit the spot with automation.
An arrow in the quiver, pharmacy automation has made juggling the rising demand for cutting-edge products, and exceeding competition easy for pharmacists, clinicians, and even pharmaceutical companies.
One in ten startups fail. Any guesses why?
Let’s set aside issues such as a lack of funding or poor marketing, and focus on the key reason–building a product that no one wants to use. 42% of startup failures happen because of an inferior product, not aligned with customers’ needs.
Rackspace and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the two most popular cloud hosting companies. Rackspace, founded in 1998, offers computing services such as virtual servers, cloud storage, and managed services. AWS came into existence much later in 2006 with services such as infrastructure facilities, server-less computing, and hosted Kubernetes to offer.
“The predictions that we’d have paperless offices were right, just premature by several decades,” ascertained Bill Gates long back which runs true across organizations today. Businesses have realized that paper is a cost-intensive and inefficient way to manage data.
In a ceaseless effort to drive efficiency and better employee management, organizations often pursue tasks that might just be spreading themselves too thin. This may impact the overall output quality and result in possible high costs.
Companies bear huge costs on buying or paying a subscription fee for Human Resource Management software. And it’s no surprise that most of these tools don’t live up to the expectations.
Planning to pay a visit to your doctor but can’t for some reason or the other? You’re not alone. Why not schedule an online doctor appointment instead? Try Teladoc to discuss a non-emergency medical condition with a physician anytime, anywhere from the comfort of your home or office.
The incorporation of information technology since the mid-90s increased productivity among different sectors around the world. There’s no two ways about it. Healthcare on the other hand was one industry that took its own course to transition from a largely paper-based process to digitization.
The concept of DevOps is now popular owing to its importance in a cloud-based environment that involves automation for the testing and deployment of software builds. When development and operations teams are not able to communicate well with
The current trend of the IT industry is based on the principle of automation. This isn’t just hype because the marvelous effects of automating various tasks are widely known by now. Planning out the budget effectively and reducing maintenance costs are some of the deemed automation outcomes.
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The pandemic has shown us the significance of digital readiness, which will enable business and our lives to continue as usual during the pandemic. Building the required infrastructure to sustain a digitized world and stay ahead of the curve with the latest technology will be essential for any business or country to remain competitive in a post-COVID-19 era.
Envisioning 5G leads me to catchphrases such as speed, low latency, ubiquitous coverage and massive capacity of the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network. Sounds amazing, doesn't it? Now imagine compiling this futuristic cellular technology with the astute capabilities of IoT. Sounds even better.
The trend of digital health technology is on an upward curve presently and will remain so in the decade to come. It is estimated to exceed over $379 billion by 2024. This colossal growth will fuel the need to integrate these latest technologies into the EHR (Electronic Health Record) for any health system. EHR integration enables us to leverage data and insights from digital health tools providing important information, alerts and opportunities including the financial and operational guidance at the point of care.
As per the Deloitte Insights, funding for health-tech developers exceeded US$7.4 billion in 2019, and the funding data shows that investors continue to be optimistic about investing in the health-tech field. In 2018, digital health organizations had secured more than $7.5bn in investment, according to Forbes.
Humans have exceptional power for image recognition. High-level image understanding, contextual knowledge, and the ability for parallel processing are some of the factors that contribute to precise recognition of objects, places, people, writing, and actions. However, humans develop these abilities over time and have a limitation as well. When it comes to recognizing images from a large set of data, human processing power might fail.
IT world is full of various terminologies that are often related to each other. When it comes to digital transformation, DevOps and CloudOps are often touted as two essential ingredients to get much needed competitive advantage and offer differentiated services.
COVID-19 pandemic has marked a downfall for several businesses and individual lives globally. Finance, retail, hospitality, travel are some of the industries that have been drastically impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Moreover, the measures taken to prevent the spread of infection- lockdown and social distancing put the primary livelihood at a halt.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a pre-eminent AI technology that’s enabling machines to read, decipher, understand, and make sense of the human languages. From text prediction, sentiment analysis to speech recognition, NLP is allowing the machines to emulate human intelligence and abilities impressively.
Machine Learning is one of the proficient technologies that we have for pattern recognition, data mining, statistical analysis on large volumes of data. It’s enabling machines to recognize intricate patterns and make intelligent decisions, without human intervention. In order to achieve this, the ML technology is accompanied by neural networks.
The human brain has got tremendous potential. On an everyday basis, it performs hundreds and thousands of tasks- such as recognizing faces, learning from experiences, memorizing facts, identifying objects, understanding words & languages, recognize intent & sentiments, and more. There are billions of neurons in the brain that network together to accomplish these tasks.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made healthcare providers realize the importance of digital solutions, more than ever. The providers are continuously struggling to reduce the burdens & risks associated with travel to clinics, hospitals, labs, or other healthcare organizations. Moreover, caregivers have to ensure the delivery of value-based care to patients in their home environments. The insurance reimbursements need to be streamlined. As a consequence of this demand, the digital healthcare market is projected to reach $500 billion by 2025.
In 2011, Xamarin—a software company now owned by Microsoft—created a framework for hybrid mobile applications with C#. What made this new framework differentiate itself from others is its simplicity in creating a single code base that works across multiple platforms. After this, many frameworks have been introduced on the market, including Ionic, ReactJS, React Native, and many more.
On average, a human speaks 700 words per day, which includes the words of actual value (i.e. words that have an intent to communicate to another person). Instant messaging, telephonic conversations, books, movies, songs, verbal (F2F) communication are amongst some of the common ways humans exchange their thoughts and information.
The public cloud computing market size is expected to reach $354 billion by 2022. This includes business processes, platforms, software, infrastructure, management, security, and almost everything that a cloud service provider delivers.
The COVID-19 pandemic is driving the healthcare system to the limit. The rapid rise in the demand for healthcare facilities and providers has burdened the system, making it unable to operate with absolute efficiency.
Have you noticed the ‘Smart Compose’ feature in Gmail that gives auto-suggestions to complete sentences while writing an email? This is one of the various use-cases of language models used in Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Over time, there has been an astronomical rise in the number of ways Artificial Intelligence can be utilized for the betterment of everyday lives. The technology is almost everywhere- in traffic predicting Google Maps, in video surveillance cameras, in face recognition apps, in speech recognition & language translation solutions, etc. In fact, AI is one of the trending technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bill Gates was quoted as saying- “How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose.”
If we relate to his words with regards to customer information, then it can be rightly said that a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution is the key to win or lose a customer.
In effect to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote services have become the new normal. That is why, telemedicine, the practice of providing care to the patients remotely has been gaining ground in the healthcare industry. During the challenging times of pandemic, telemedicine services are a go-to option for safe consultation sessions.
Corporate training is an absolute necessity for businesses today. It is known to significantly improve net income per employee for businesses, along with productivity, morale, and retention of employees. As a result of the benefits that corporate training and development programs offer, Learning Management Systems (LMS) are gaining ground with the global LMS market expected to reach $19 billion by 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 9 million lives worldwide. The virus infection is disseminating like wildfire, putting pressure on the global economy and marking a downfall of various businesses.
Today, entertainment is no longer confined to appointment viewing on TV. The video streaming marketplace is becoming extensive and on-demand videos or binge-watching are turning out to be the greatest trend of this time. That is why streaming entertainment businesses are trying to reach out to their audiences through every possible medium, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and even on TV. This has lead to a high demand for TV app development.
We all would agree to this. The year 2020 is not just like any other year. The COVID-19 outbreak marked the downfall of various prospering businesses and the people associated with it. Retail, insurance, education, travel & tourism, fintech are amongst the industries that are most affected by coronavirus.
We all are aware of the concept of ‘rentals’. Renting a house means having a contract to stay in a property for a defined time interval and paying only for the facilities provided by the landlord. Similar is the concept of cloud infrastructure. There is a cloud service provider (landlord) who has a house (cloud infrastructure) with a set of services to serve the IT world. Businesses (the tenants) avail these services provided by the cloud provider and pay only for what they use. Here, the services may range anywhere from hardware, storage, network, and software.
eLearning is certainly the biggest hype during the COVID-19 outbreak. The education system, which is affected by the no-physical-movement is switching to at-home, online learning solutions. There are different ways education is delivered to the learners and Edtech businesses are cash in on it.
Whether a six-second bumper ad or a multi-minute compilation, videos have an amazing power to engage online audiences. Video marketers say that video content helps them with lead generation, gives them a good ROI, helps in increasing website traffic, and improve sales.
With a massive growth in computing needs, enterprises consider cloud services as an opportunity to unburden themselves from the job of maintaining their own IT infrastructure and software platforms. The benefits of public cloud services are recognized by SMEs and large enterprises and thus, they are migrating from their on-premise infrastructure to cloud.
Virtual classrooms are the only way out for educational institutions to diminish the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on education. The digital era of education has pushed learnings beyond books, lectures, and talks. Explanatory videos, live sessions, challenges, contests, and rewards have made learning more engaging for learners as well as tutors.
In 2019, the App Store offered 903,489 gaming apps. With such an astronomical rise in the number of gamers, new gaming ideas and their development are high in demand.
Yoga, the ancient health discipline is gaining popularity and acceptance, globally. It’s attaining a significant space in the wellness industry. If we specifically talk about the United States, there are 55 million people who practice yoga. In fact, Yoga and Pilates are two of the fastest-growing disciplines to achieve holistic health.
The tremendous rise in the demand for audio and video content streaming, has made Over-the-Top (OTT) apps an unavoidable part of entertainment businesses. It’s not just the entertainment industry that’s making the most of OTT apps, other industries, such as education, gaming, health & fitness, etc. are realizing the benefits of streaming audio/video content over the internet, rather than the traditional broadcasting mediums (like satellite).
COVID-19 has introduced us to what was known as the ‘Virtual World’ and now is the reality we live in. The at-home workout sessions inspired virtual fitness studios, on-demand streaming apps encouraged virtual movie theatres, team collaboration tools created virtual workspace. Similarly, the eLearning platforms have created virtual classrooms that have been strongly backing the education system during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a big void in the film industry and certainly, the road back to normalcy will be a long one. Film exhibitors are unsure of how long it will take for the customers to return to a crowed, enclosed space, even after the stipulated ease in lockdown restrictions.
About a decade ago, we have seen the big-box gyms dominating the fitness industry. In about $50/month, people used to get everything they needed to break the sweat. Today, the boutique studios have changed the face of fitness by bringing in unique ways of staying fit, such as Yoga, indoor cycling, boxing, Zumba, etc.
Outsourcing is a practice that a lot of companies have adopted in the past few years. The primary objective of outsourcing is cost reduction. Companies are constantly on the lookout for reliable technology partners to add value to their projects. Nowadays companies have various additional motives for implementing the practice.
Gaming is the third most popular category amongst apps on the play store. By 2021, it is estimated that mobile gaming will generate the largest proportion of total gaming revenue worldwide. (Statista)
Gurgaon, 12 May 2020: Daffodil Software, a leading software engineering company based in India, today announced that it is a Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM.
The world is fighting a pandemic for which the governments across the globe had to shut institutions that were coming in the way of implementation of social distancing norms. This led to a temporary closure of physical establishments for commercial complexes, educational institutions, non-essential retail stores, and a vast number of companies had to shut their office premises and provide its employees with the facility to work from home.
The global Coronavirus outbreak has forced mankind to alter our way of living in high magnitude. People have shut themselves in their houses in order to combat the life-threatening disease COVID-19. This has led to many organizations small or large struggling to find a way forwards as an economic crisis is also collateral damage that the pandemic has brought with it. Large enterprises are rethinking their plans and strategies while trying to tailor them according to the situation that the world is dealing with today. Every enterprise needs to make business decisions related to its infrastructure and resources faster while helping its customers maintain their mission-critical systems and processes in the midst of the crisis.
The Over-the-Top (OTT) market is thriving. Globally, online streaming service subscriptions have grown from 150 million in 2014 to over 600 million in 2019. Subscribers are expected to grow to 1.1 billion by 2021.
Online videos are a go-to source for entertainment, inspiration, education, information, and a lot more. With videos gaining ground, different platforms to stream videos are brought to market to reach the viewers. Video-on-Demand (VoD) and Live Streaming apps are two of them.
These days, patient care and healthcare outcomes go beyond outpatient treatment and medication. A nutritious diet plan, exercise, regular health vitals tracking, psychotherapies, etc. have become an essential part of the treatment plan. That is why healthcare providers are focusing on wellness programs that offer personalized care options to the patients.
For humans, classifying objects in an image is straightforward, as compared to machines. This process of classifying objects in an image, known as Image Classification involves labeling of images into predefined classes. Since there can be n number of classes into which an image can be classified, manual classification (when there are thousands of images) is difficult for humans too. That is why automating the process of object identification and classification with machines is gaining ground.
Despite COVID-19 bringing many lives and businesses to halt, there are several tools and apps that are helping to escape the challenges. We can say, Over-the-Top apps are one of them.
Industry experts frequently speak about agility, as it has become the most popular buzzword nowadays. Agility, in simple terms, is the ability to use the fastest way to get new products to the market. This is the definition of agility in normal times, whereas the definition of agility for today’s environment when the world is fighting a global pandemic situation is quite different. Businesses today need to mobilize resources efficiently and effectively to ensure their survival.
The software industry swears by the iterative approach to development. That is why Agile and its frameworks are the favorites of a project management team. Amongst the various Agile frameworks that are available for project management, Scrum, so far, has proven to be the most efficient one.
This year has marked a downturn for various industries. However, there are some that are actually enabling many to sail through the tough time. The software development industry is one of them.
Digital has the potential to completely transform the provider’s business and its operations through powerful and intelligent technology. Precision and genomic medicine, real-time clinical operation, virtual care, population health and care pathway orchestration platforms are rising and converging to form hyper-connected digital services and smart infrastructure that shape and form a new healthcare ecosystem.
In 2016, Google launched the successor of its most popular web framework, Angular JS. It was named ‘Angular’ and is also referred to as Angular2+ or AngularV2. Recently, Google launched the stable release of Angular and this is expected to give an extensive boost to its user base (web and mobile app developers). Also, Google has announced that it will end its official support for AngularJS on June 30, 2021.
The world health pandemic, COVID-19 has incapacitated businesses by impacting their productivity as well as overall economic growth. It has immobilized their employees, making them work remotely. COVID-19 has also presented the greatest career challenge to the CIOs, i.e. ensuring business continuity by taking care of data availability, employee engagement, and enabling business operations in the time of crisis.
Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) is one of the most popular programming languages amongst the developer’s community. Open source, easy learning curve, amazing CMS & frameworks written in it, a large dev community in support are some of the reasons why startups and fortune 500 companies entrust PHP for building their web applications.
Worried about their well-being amid the coronavirus outbreak, people are reaching out to doctors even for mildest symptoms. However, the lockdown protocol has limited people to step out from their homes and thus they look out for the alternatives to the in-person consultation session with physicians.
An average adult human brain has a storage capacity of around 2.5 petabytes in their memory. With such tremendous capacity, ‘forgetting things’ can be an awful experience for us humans. For example, not being able to recall the password that was updated a day before or unable to remember where the keys were kept the last time.
According to “National Health Expenditure”, spending growth of hospitals is projected to accelerate to 5.7% per year on average over 2020-27 due to increase in spending growth of all payers (and medicare in particular). Also contributing to faster growth over 2020-27 is somewhat higher price growth arising from expected increases in wage growth and tighter labour markets for healthcare professionals.
In the fast-paced and extremely demanding software development world, frameworks are like a magic bullet for the developers. They help in improving developer’s efficiency, reduce time-to-market, and improve application scalability. One such proficient framework is Rails, based on Ruby.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases spikes, several countries have found lockdown as a solution to control this pandemic. As hundreds and thousands of people stay at home following this emergency protocol to prevent COVID-19 spread, they are avoiding visits to medical clinics or in-person physician consultation for acute illness.
The coronavirus outbreak, which originated in China, has infected tens of thousands of people globally. With over 153,648 confirmed cases across 146 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared it a pandemic. (Source)
Duplicate API requests are common and if dealt wisely, can help developers in creating a seamless user experience. In a scalable application, duplicate API requests can be problematic to the resources on a server, can affect the cost, and can interrupt performance.
Learning is an extensive process, involving several aspects to it. Development of cognitive skills, acquisition of new declarative knowledge, discovering new facts & theories from experimentation are some of the common and significant aspects of learning.
Python is the most versatile programming language amongst developers today. Since Python is reliable and easy to maintain, it becomes the go-to language for software engineers, data scientists, automation engineers, game developers, etc.
Fintech is one of the fastest-growing industries, owing to the rising penetration of internet users. There is a paradigm shift to mobile devices for performing financial transactions and related actions.
Technology is the key component to optimize and transform public services today. Government & public sector CIOs are using modern technologies to digitally transform the way public goods and services are rendered, maintained, and improved.
Python has evolved as one of the most versatile programming languages. Introduced in the year 1991, it has become one of the favourite programming languages for developers, startups, and some of the giant tech brands for several reasons. There are thousands of applications built using this server-side programming language.
The mobile app development world is fast-paced, competitive, and time-driven. The developers’ community is on a constant lookout for new tools, frameworks, and libraries that can help them keep up with ever-growing, agile business requirements.
Python is one of the most wanted programming languages by developers worldwide. The popularity of this high-level programming language can be estimated from the fact that over 155,543 websites online are built using Python, with 89,952 unique domains. | Similar Tech
There are currently over 2.7 billion smartphone users globally, and 90% of mobile time is spent on apps. Amongst the 4+ million apps that are already uploaded on the app store and play store, there are only a few that receive exceptional downloads, have a great user retention and engagement rate.
7% of Google’s daily searches are health-related, equivalent to 70,000 searches every minute. People are asking us questions about conditions, medication, symptoms, and insurance, confirms David Feinberg (VP, Google Health).
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. -Dag Hammarskjold
We usually come across websites and apps that have a poor usability quotient. This is acknowledged through gaps in the UI/UX, such as font size, improper navigation, lightening or color contrast issues, incompatibility with a certain user agent, etc.
Gurgaon, 8th January 2020: Daffodil Software, a leading software services company, today announced that they have been positioned as an ‘Emerging Niche Player’ in the Zinnov Zones for ER&D 2019 ratings.
Patients with scheduled clinical appointments, who do not show-up, harms the clinical workflow, patient care system, and cost-effective care delivery. Studies suggest that 1 out of every 5 appointments are a no-show.
Planning is an indispensable part of any project management. When following the Agile methodology to manage a project, there are a number of approaches that can help a team to plan the development cycle and ‘User Stories’ are one of them.
The market demand for custom application development has grown five times faster than the internal IT organization’s capacity to deliver them. There is a continuous struggle to stay proactive against competitive pressure, resulting in a development cycle that is more tactical than strategic.
“The number one problem that I’ve seen for startups is that they don’t have product/market fit when they think they have.” Alex Schultz, VP Growth| Facebook
Books and their inexhaustible wisdom is no more limited to startups, students, or newbies in the industry. Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg reads a new book every two weeks and has a book club named ‘A Year of Books’
Vision AI (also known as Computer Vision) is a field of computer science that trains computers to replicate the human vision system. This enables digital devices (like face detectors, QR Code Scanners) to identify and process objects in images and videos, just like humans do.
Enterprise software takes up a large part of IT budgets. With organizations aggressively investing in digital initiatives, there is a wide range of dissimilar and disconnected applications that have become a part of their portfolio. In response, CIOs are putting in continuous efforts to rebalance their technology portfolio, prioritizing their investments in the most efficient and much-needed software applications.
The holiday season is around the corner and e-retailers, like every year, are geared up for more customers and conversions. While deals and discounts have been the most influencing reasons behind holiday purchases, they are not enough to convince the customers anymore.
Digital transformation is the watchword for CIOs aiming to reimage their business in the digital world. It uses the best of technology to resolve business challenges and deliver to market requirements. That is why IT decision-makers keep themselves abreast of the latest technologies that can give a boost to their business processes, irrespective of the industry.
Cloud infrastructure is one of the sought after approaches for managing CapEx and OpEx costs for businesses at the initial stage. But, as the business expands, the cloud services inflate in number as well. More the services, the more would be the cost to the provider. Amidst this, how can companies ensure that their cloud infrastructure proves cost-effective along with performance-oriented? The answer is by optimizing the cloud infrastructure for cost.
When legacy systems hold back the business growth, IT teams race to modernize the existing solutions, thereby creating new business value out of them. The process involves technical or functional improvements, which may range anywhere between rewriting code, migration to a different platform, changing the architecture, or even replacing the entire system with a newer one.
Quite similar to the software development cycle, robotic process automation (RPA) is a strategic approach to automation. It requires thorough planning, defining timelines, managing resources, understanding compliances, and a lot more. That is why, RPA is considered as a journey, which comprises of 4 major steps for its successful implementation.
Software Reliability Engineering and DevOps are two sought after disciplines, trying to maintain a balance between the software engineering and operations team. Since both approaches seem to sort similar problems, there is confusion if they are similar or can be used interchangeably.
“Okay, Google! Book me a taxi from my place to Oxford street.” “Alexa, Order a large Veg Exotica from Nick’s Pizza.”
In the voice-first era, performing a web search, ordering food, playing music, setting alarms, getting real-time traffic updates doesn’t require tapping the screen. Thanks to the Voice User Interfaces (VUIs) that are offering intuitive modes to set human-machine communication.
The modern approach to software development needs more focus on application than infrastructure. This has lead to the introduction of new technologies and platforms that can help in the auto-management of infrastructure. One of the popular approaches that has gained grounds in this concern is software containers.
Location is the next big thing on mobile. Walmart, McDonald’s, Macy, Red Bull, Eat, Urban Outfitters, and many other successful brands are realizing the opportunities that location-based marketing brings in and are cash in on it.
Growing up, sci-fi movies always fascinated me. Remember the distress message from Princess Leia, in the form of a 3D hologram in Star Wars. Or the video calling scene from the movie Thunderbirds. By far one of my favourites is the character, J.A.R.V.I.S. an AI (Artificial Intelligence) from Iron Man, which also resembles the innovation of chatbots in today's time. Sci-fi has been the inspiration behind many such innovations.
It is not the strongest of the businesses that survive, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. Believing in this theory of evolution, businesses are leveraging digitization, transforming the way legacy systems and operations are managed.
Building a software application is a complex process, comprising of a number of elements of which coding is just a small part. In general, a software engineering cycle looks something like this:
The insurance industry is overwhelmed with tedious clerical tasks that adversely impact routine operations, such as claim processing, underwriting, policy servicing, etc. As a result, there are delays, inaccuracies, and backlog, which needs to be settled timely, without violating the business regulations.
Software development methodologies have come a long way. From Spiral to Waterfall to Agile, there is a significant shift in team roles, ceremonies, planning, and delivery activities.
With cloud becoming the buzzword of the IT industry, a number of strategies are being introduced to help businesses make the most of it. Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud are two cloud architectures that offer flexibility to avail benefits of cloud computing.
Virtual reality devices, AI assistants, multi-lingual translators, wearables, location-based services. A decade back, these technologies were something out of a sci-fi movie. But today, they are a reality and businesses are making the most of it to offer exceptional experiences to customers.
Whatsapp is the most popular messaging platforms with 1.6 billion active users monthly. Extending its real-time communication services to the next level, Whatsapp is enabling businesses to have seamless, secure interaction with customers.
Amazon, IKEA, AliExpress, Wish, Walmart, Letgo, Groupon. These eCommerce platforms might differ by their product type but they all have something in common- the challenges in developing and then maintaining a scalable platform.
Chatbots are one of the most versatile tools that businesses (irrespective of the industry) are using. They are enhancing customer support & services, process transactions, place orders, recommend new products, provide price alerts, share insightful information, book appointments, and more.
In the age of digitization, data has become the real driver of businesses. The data, collected from different sources is turned into information and further into an insight that helps businesses to thrive. But, as the data flows through multiple sources, it is difficult for the traditional, relational database to handle it.
GrubHub, AirBnB, Uber, Spotify, Zillow, Doordash. These are a few examples of successful businesses that have one thing in common- a creative software application. Today, it is hard to think of a business that goes without a software application. That is why, software development is a billion-dollar market, projected to reach $507B by 2020.
Running an eCommerce store is difficult. With new products, apps, and websites launching now & then, it is challenging for business owners to keep up with the market competition. Amidst, what can help to stay ahead of the others is a customer with brand loyalty. But winning such a customer is the real pain of marketers.
Digital transformation is the catchword these days. Amid the rising competition and market demand, it is critical for businesses to maintain agility. Thus, there is a shift from on-premises infrastructure to cloud for optimizing operational cost, build scalable solutions, improve disaster recovery & high availability, follow compliances, and more.
The microservices architecture is gaining traction for breaking down the limitations of monolithic backends. Fault isolation, technology independence, continuous development & deployment, easy scaling are some of the significant benefits that microservices brings in.
The total installed base of the Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices is over 6 billion in the year 2019. With so many connected devices existing already, it's becoming a challenge to process an enormous amount of data generated by these devices.
The healthcare industry is adopting technology for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are some of the technologies that are making waves in the health-IT sector, enabling stakeholders to refine the quality of health.
DevOps is a buzzword in the software development industry. There is increased adoption of DevOps culture for simplifying and automating the SDLC cycle.
While DevOps practices are applicable at each stage of software development, continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) are considered as the crux of it. These practices enable the development and operations team to coordinate, ensuring that frequent product releases and changes are committed to the production.
“We see our customers as invited guests to the party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” - Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
Whether a startup or a fortune 500 company like Amazon, businesses understand that customers and their satisfaction is the prime contributors to their success. That is why, businesses are investing in customer service that’s quick, interactive, and responsive.
Modern software development involves a lot of complexities. Thus, programmers are burdened with performance, security, user privacy, scalability concerns and are in need of an approach that can help them focus on applications than infrastructure.
In 2019, the public cloud services market was expected to reach around 214.3 billion U.S. dollars in size and by 2022 market revenue was forecast to exceed 331.2 billion U.S. dollars. | Statista
Public cloud services are gaining a lot of traction. Startups, SMEs, and enterprises are recognizing the benefits of cloud and thus, are migrating to the most relevant service provider to improve ROI, efficiency, and time-to-market.
In a survey conducted by 451 Research, 69% of the respondents said that they are planning to have a multi-cloud environment by 2019; highlighting that multi-cloud and hybrid is the future of IT.
“A multi-cloud strategy involves the use of two or more cloud computing services, such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure. On the other hand, a multi-cloud deployment refers to the implementation of multiple SaaS or PaaS offerings for an application, offered by different cloud computing service.”
Requirement gathering, design, development, testing, deployment, maintainenece. While an ideal software development process looks something like this, it is not the same in the real world. A development team encounters a number of roadblocks and technical debt is one amongst them.
At times, legacy systems can become a burden than a benefit for businesses. With the advent of new technologies and methodologies, legacy systems are narrowing the road to digital transformation.
The digital health market is expected to reach 206 billion U.S. dollars by 2020, driven particularly by the mobile and wireless health market. | Statista
The digital care platforms are taking over the healthcare sector and the investments in it manifest its growth rate. Moreover, consumers are embracing digital health systems, giving better opportunities to providers for care delivery.
The IT Operations team capture, analyze, and act upon large volumes of data. To prevent, identify, and resolve the high-severity outages associated with this data, businesses these days are turning to Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps).
The ever-growing array of digital channels has made it imperative for businesses to create omnichannel experiences for their customers. To reach out to a larger customer base, delivering content across multiple channels, such as a web page, mobile app, IoT devices, and even AR, VR devices has become critical.
Digital twins, activity trackers, connected contact lenses, smart locks, home automation, smart grids. Every then and now, we hear about innovative applications of the Internet of Things. The technology, which uses the internet to connect digital devices and send/receive data between them is making waves in every industry for the commendable potential it has.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is making waves for introducing significant improvements in tasks, operations, and processes. While RPA technology brings tons of benefits for the businesses to improve efficiency and ROI, it is important to realize its best use cases to make the most out of it. For example, RPA can be used to automate a number of business operations but which activity to start with and how to proceed is critical when defining RPA roadmap.
The DevOps culture is gaining ground in the software development industry. The global DevOps market is projected to reach $9.41 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 18.7% from 2017 to 2023. | Allied Market Research
“A typical cross-border payment takes three-four days to complete.”
“On average, it costs 7% to send money internationally.”
“85% of global transactions use cash and U.S. retail businesses lose about $40 billion annually due to the theft of cash.”
Online shoppers who view demo videos are 2x more likely to purchase a product. Videos are certainly one of the most sellable contents online and marketers are making the most of it.
The digital voice assistant market is projected to experience continued expansion in the coming years, with the number of voice assistants in use increasing from 3.25 billion in 2019 to around 8 billion by 2023.