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Blockchain for a "Secured" AADHAAR

AADHAAR is gradually becoming the “Most Important” digital identity (like a social security number in US) for the citizens of India. It is considered to be more important than any other identities such as Passport, Driving License, PAN card etc. as it is being recognized as the “Mandatory” proof for the authenticity of an Indian citizen, for all the Govt. as well as private transactions, starting from availing the subsidized residential gas benefits  to operating a trading account or even getting a Passport. Because of this, the secured accessibility & immutability of that digital identity is very critical. The AADHAR card once issued to a citizen should not be subjected to change especially in terms of AADHAAR number, name of the person etc.; Any compromise on AADHAR can lead to problems related to mistaken identity. Storing AADHAAR information in a Blockchain platform is a natural choice , as Blockchain offers "Cryptographically" secured decentralized storage and facilit…
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Lambda Architecture on Microsoft Azure

Gone are those days when Enterprises will wait for hours and days to look at the dashboards based on the old, stale data. In this fast world of BYOD, fitness gears and flooding of other devices, it is becoming super important  to derive out “actionable” information from huge volume of data / noise that is generated from these devices or any other data sources and act proactively on them  in real-time, to stay competitive.

At the same time, the need for having dashboards and other analytical capabilities based on the quality, cleansed, processed data still very much exists.

With the emergence of more data types and need to handle huge volume, shift is happening from the conventional data warehouse practice to cloud based data processing & management capabilities where high volume batch processing is possible at the optimized cost. Business scenarios demanding the need to process the data in real-time   More

SharePoint 2013 Architectural Trade-Offs

When planning for deploying SharePoint 2013 based Enterprise workloads, it should be done with the consideration / awareness of impact of various architectural decisions what we make. As SharePoint 2013 is a flexible platform providing lots of options in terms of configuration of the existing OOB features and development of custom development solutions to address specific business functional needs, care should be taken when making a particular decision and its impact on overall solution. Even though SharePoint is a matured product, the effectiveness of various business capabilities such as Enterprise Social, Enterprise Search, BI, Document Management, Web Content Management, and Enterprise Content Management that will be delivered based on it, in terms of addressing the business requirements depends on architecture planning. Effectiveness here means performance, security, up-time and other architectural qualities like Scalability, Reliability etc. more ...

Enterprise Search: Factors to be considered

Social and Enterprise Search capabilities are becoming very important for the Enterprises.
While Enterprise Social capability enables employees across different groups to collaborate and share knowledge, Enterprise Search capability enables employees to search digital content & data spread across different isolated systems and applications
Success of an Enterprise Search capability not only depend on the technology /platform that is leveraged but also on other key factors such as:
Content Sources
Analysis of the sources from which content will be searched and made available for the end user consumption. If the source systems are not analyzed properly in terms of content volume, Meta data of the content, then there will be miss match between what is expected by the end user and what the Enterprise Search capability shows as search results. If the content in the source systems are not marked with proper metadata or if the metadata in the source systems are not understood properly…

Heterogeneous Cloud Integration

Heterogeneous integration is common scenario in the Enterprises where their IT portfolio is based on heterogeneous platforms. Various solution approaches such as message broker, messaging middleware, SOA – service based integration were employed to address heterogeneous integration challenges.

These solution approaches were good when the integration happens on premise, with in the data centers of an Enterprise. Problem here is non-availability of “elasticity”.

With the Enterprises started leveraging cloud platforms extensively for various solution aspects such as elastic computing, storage, it opens new capabilities that can be leveraged for heterogeneous integration. Also, similar to existing on premise scenario, Enterprises are also leveraging multiple cloud platforms to address their business needs. This scenario will pose same integration challenges as those that were faced within on premise datacenters

Within datacenters / on premise, integration products were expected to comply wi…

Power Your Word with SharePoint !

Enterprises invested in both Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 can derive more business benefits from their investments. Availability of the new app development paradigm – Apps for Office & Apps for SharePoint opens doors for more business innovations & possibilities.
These new app models allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills such as HTML 5, JavaScript / jQuery etc.
Microsoft Word provides automation capability when it comes to checking for grammatical errors. Imagine, if the same can be extended for validating a documents against regulatory compliance – how beneficial it will be for those organizations like insurance companies where day in & day out they are involved in lots of documentations and underwritings ..more ..