The psychobabble around the term Blockchain has people believing that it will revolutionize the way systems, companies, and even the internet will work. It is touted as the next big thing with almost Quixotic expectations. Popularized by Bitcoins – many technology and finance companies are now evaluating where they canRead More
Reverse Engineering of applications is a challenging yet rewarding process. Reverse Engineering helps us understand code that is without proper document. The concept behind reverse-engineering is breaking something down in order to understand it, re-engineer an application or to improve upon it.
Initially, it only applied to hardware but now ReverseRead More
According to Agile framework, the Product Owner role can be taken up by anyone who:
Represents the voice of the customers and the stakeholders, and is accountable for ensuring that the team delivers value to business
Gives overall product direction, creates user stories, set priority and tracks epic/feature and Manages the backlog
New Age ‘Intelligent’ Record Keeping Systems
In its record keeping survey for the year 2011, Plan Sponsor identified that more than 60% of current record keeping systems are legacy systems. Even systems built on mainframe technologies are considered outdated by current generation business. Technology writer Stewart Alsop predicted way back inRead More
Streamlining the Contribution Processing lifecycle of the Defined Contribution plan administration
Many of the large plan providers, with decades of experience in Defined Contribution (DC) plans, Deﬁned Beneﬁt (DB) plans and Non-Qualiﬁed plans administration are maintaining multiple legacy systems for managing the contribution process. These disparate systems are supported by error-proneRead More
Most record keepers today use several different software, both home grown applications and external products, for managing various recordkeeping processes like enrollment, contributions, loans, distributions, compliance testing, etc. With time, some of these business processes have become more evolved and streamlined compared to some others.
There are dozens of products thatRead More
Many recordkeepers and plan providers today do not have comprehensive eligibility processing capabilities, often resulting in a significant amount of manual intervention and a large number of errors.
We had a provider enquire if they could use the light-weight COREDC engine to compute the eligibility for them, without a dataRead More
Employees these days are cognizant about the importance of retirement savings and appreciate the assistance from their employers. They want a financially secure life at the end of their careers.
State Street Global Advisors recently conducted a survey on people considered as millennials and Generation X. The survey findings suggest thatRead More
The millennial’s life revolve around the data and the sources of data have been spreading across the world like a forest fire. From your retailer to your banker everybody knows your behavioral pattern by following the crumbs of your data, it may be your social media posts, or your transactionalRead More
A food critic, a traveler or an adrenaline junkie would never limit themselves at a single cuisine. Food is not something to be compared as a day-to-day habit. It is a culture and a depiction of the place where you are from. If you want to involve with a differentRead More
As he is the chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios doesn’t mean that he is the most imaginative person. Ya I am talking about the great animator and the director of Toy Story series, John Lasseter.
In our 4th series of Big Data
Have you climbed the biggest data infrastructure tree and met with the analytics delegates in our previous posts? As this is a series blog, if you are reading from here you may probably get lost on the cross-roads. This is our third post and third time is always lucky, believeRead More
It’s good to have a single chapter but, it is always better to have a continuous series. Right?! I can relate to your feelings of getting to know on our next move. You peeked into Analytics General Sherman- Infrastructure on previous post and you are going to interact with 16Read More
Did you watch the jungle book movie??? I mean not the new fantasy adventure but the old funny “George of the jungle”. I just love Brendan Fraser in that movie, nobody could’ve done justice to that role except him but I too like the narrator who keeps on making theRead More
Me being a toddler:
I am BigQuery. My genesis is from Google. I am a cloud-based service that combines a NoSQL-style data store with “SQL-like” querying capabilities.
My mom said, before I was born, querying massive datasets was a hurdle without proper hardware and infrastructure. But now I solve this problem byRead More
It’s good to have a health tracking wearables stalking your heart-rate or fitness but what happens if your most sensitive health data falls into the wrong hands. Will you be happy if your most horrid selfie ends up in the dark side of internet or your money has been stolenRead More
– Sarath Chandran and Ashwin B
In one of our recent projects we were building an enterprise cloud based digital document management and collaboration solution for one of our clients. This application needed to have the ability to upload large documents with its associated thumbnails, and extracted OCR text for searchingRead More
Staring at the nifty gadget coiled around his wrist, Karthik looks past the workout features of his so-called IOT device – it counts the calories burned, and rings showing how often he has stood up to take a break from sitting, how many minutes of brisk activity completed; his goal?Read More
The very first time when I watched Harry potter’s Chamber of secrets I was like awe and then due to the curiosity I jumped to the next part skipping the first part and gradually my watch list was not in order, it was more of a random pick. But onceRead More