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He is a colossal cinephile who loves to watch critically acclaimed movies and binge tv series. He likes to write reviews on the films that he has watched and the technology he likes. He relishes exploring music produced around the world with a special liking to The Pixies and Sigur Rós. He seldom likes to sketch as well. He heads to the park and the gym to attain the goal of supreme fitness.

“Drupal is here to stay, it's only getting bigger with the scale of engagements we are in, our wish is for India to Choose to Lead.” - Drupal India Association “What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully… Read more
Ever since the cloud computing proliferated enterprise digital transformation, new cloud platform services have started thronging the scenes. Now, the cloud ride is burgeoning even faster in 2019 and the cloud vendor innovation pace is at sky-high. The revenue is soaring. Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the giants in this space, has witnessed a 45% rise in revenue year over year and reached $7.… Read more
"The digital voice assistant market is projected to experience continued expansion in the coming years, with number of voice assistants in use increasing from 3.25 billion in 2019 to around 8 billion by 2023" - Statista “Read out the headlines on the front page of today’s edition of The New York Times newspaper”. Say something like this to Google Home or Amazon Echo and you will get to listen… Read more
"Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine” - Peter Sondergaard, Former Senior Vice President at Gartner With the world getting more deeply and digitally interconnected, there is an enormous scope for harnessing personalised data for optimising modalities in multiple domains. The impact of Big Data trend can be seen in every other industry including… Read more
You probably would have installed a mobile app on your smartphone and wondered about its ingenious nature. One of the key reasons for the incredible performance of a mobile app is the incorporation of the right mobile application development tools right in the build stage. So, how can you choose the right mobile application development tools? 'Beyond Mobile: Surviving the Shattered Future' states… Read more
"There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking" - Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase FinTech and the disruption it can cause to the traditional banking systems is now a hot topic of debate in the banking conferences. Global venture capital funds are super-bullish on this front and are accentuating investments in the FinTech… Read more
"Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit." - C. William Pollard, Chairman, Fairwyn Investment Company Have you always secretly wanted to spend your evenings writing symphonies, learning about filmography or assessing climate change? Studying niche subjects have… Read more
At first, it was the physical server that hit the ground running. Subsequently, the virtual machine took over with better functionalities. Now, the adoption of serverless computing is happening at an astonishing pace in the developer ecosystem. The significant hurdle that you see with physical servers is their management which is rectified by the virtualisation via emulation of real system and… Read more
The audience revels in the magnificent performances of the actors, picturesque visuals, breathtaking action sequences, alluring background score, thoughtful dialogues, and emotions attached to the narrative. To bring them all out in the best possible way on to the screen, there goes an exceptional direction and screenplay behind-the-scenes in addition to a massive swathe of people who are… Read more
Alison Darcy developed Woebot, a text-chatbot therapist, that helps users challenge their distorted thinking and coaxes them to describe their moods more clearly. As it is only a software, it can be there at 2 a.m. in case you are having a panic attack and no therapist can or should be near you while you are in bed. This brings us to conversational UI (user interface) that can help us lead a… Read more
Usain Bolt, in his last appearance at the World Track and Field Championships in 2017, stood third by a narrow defeat in the 100m race leaving behind a yawning gulf. Bolt finished the race just a hundredth of a second later than his fellow competitors. Every (nano)second counts! Such is the importance of speed that even a three-time Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt, had to bear the brunt of… Read more
When agile development methodology is focussed upon, what is usually seen is that how swiftly teams can release new code. But a quicker pace of release will only matter if it simplifies the process of seeing how alterations will affect business objectives, application performance and user experience. Or, when test-driven development is focussed upon, it is seen as a perfect practice for feature… Read more
Possibly the greatest ever digital signage advertising was created for British Airways which had it all. The advert, connecting to live flight information, displayed a child pointing up to the sky as an aeroplane flew above him. This was so cleverly done that the advert showed the flight number and its destination as well. What a great blend of entertainment and education using the latest… Read more
World Economic Forum, an International Organisation for Public/Private Cooperation, has its digital presence not only in English language but other prominently spoken languages like Spanish, Chinese, French and Japanese as well. Rio Olympics 2016, which is also known for the infamous haul of 9 golds by Usain Bolt, had its online presence in both English and French. Oxfam, an international… Read more
More and more users want the content to be available via a host of different devices. Various new interfaces and devices are thronging the technology landscape and are touted to bring about sweeping changes. There are even talks of website-less future. Smart wearables, Internet of Things, conversational user interface etc. have been gaining traction and are changing the way we experience the… Read more
The Customer Care Technology team at the New York Times leverages scrum as their main process in order to plan sprints, go through the backlog, choose stories and assign a story to engineers who would then get the story done. Due to some unforeseen roadblocks, the stories, most often than not, would get pushed to the next sprint. To solve this, they started working together, swarming, for entire… Read more
For The New York Times, the Daily theme music has become inseparable from the show - a perfect combination of piano, viola, drums and guitar. But they still keep tinkering with it. They say that choosing music is instinctual and can be hard to put in words. For instance, taking out the guitar, strings and synthesiser for creating a simpler version of the theme is a move that works well for them… Read more
Gartner's Hype Cycle for IT Performance Analysis in 2018 states that infrastructure and operations leaders are required to make a surfeit of decisions vis-à-vis observing and assessing IT events and behaviours. This is why constructing a strategy and setting expectations while investing in technologies becomes significant. The Hype Cycle illustrated that DevOps and AIOps have gained traction… Read more
Human Origins is a fascinating study that keeps surprising the modern world. There’s a limestone cave in Siberia that gave the scientists the fossil of an extraordinary human hybrid. Research studies like this throw light on this world we live in and reveal how marvellous it was like tens of thousands of years ago with a range of human diversity. Reading about human hybrid causes consternation… Read more
There’s a beauty startup called lululab, a Samsung spin-off, which has introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) based beauty store. It is combining AI and big data to bring personalised skincare recommendations. And Ikea is leveraging Google Cloud to allow its customers to take a photo of a household item and swiftly search for that product in its online catalogue. Such innovative changes in… Read more
One of the most significant terms used on this planet is ‘Security’. You get to read about nutrition security in reports like the UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World in 2017 that laid out pointers to bring in nutrition policy reform. Or, you get to hear about cybersecurity which needs to be integrated into every aspect of policy and planning in this age of digitisation. Often,… Read more
We anticipate individuals to be their own leaders, to be taking charge of their lives, to be presuming responsibility for their decisions. It gets troublesome when these individuals group together because groups can’t take charge of themselves and every member of the group concurrently can’t take charge of the entire group.  One of the individuals is invariably asked to show the rest of the… Read more
Empires can be built with the help of vision and self-belief, says Radhika Roy, who is the co-founder and managing director of one of the leading news media in India, NDTV. It may sound very simple but the journey to becoming a great leader is an arduous task. Collective growth and success are what leadership is all about. Leading a global team is even tougher as it demands extreme leadership.… Read more
In New York City, hundreds and thousands of residents have difficulty walking. An analysis made by The New York Times states that two-thirds of them live far from an accessible subway station. Rightfully so, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to install new elevators in the coming years and the subway leader has hired Alex Elegudin, a long-time disability rights advocate and… Read more
The General Social Survey of 2016, that has kept a track record of the attitudes and behaviours of American society, has found that 50% of respondents are consistently exhausted due to work as compared to 18% a couple of decades ago. Attaining a simpatico work-life balance seems pragmatically out of reach today’s era of workplace burnout and getting wearied, ambivalent, stressed, scoffed and… Read more
Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) are opening up a plenitude of possibilities in different industries. Efforts like Robotics at Google, for instance, are showing the world the way forward. Google is working on machines that may not be as eye-catching as humanoid robots but will have subtly more advanced technology inside them. The idea is to let them learn skills on their own and sort… Read more
“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” — Zig Ziglar Indra Nooyi, one of the most influential thought leaders, has been a part of the leadership group of PepsiCo for decades. But she has also been a willing mentor, says former chairman and CEO of India and South Asia region Shivakumar in PepsiCo. Indra Nooyi, who has herself… Read more
Leo Hopf and William Welter, in their book ‘Rethink, Reinvent, Reposition’, instruct that development of new leaders requires a great project management culture that confronts tradeoffs of budgets, deadlines and deliverables realistically. They, further, say that businesses leverage projects as a mechanism to bring about changes that are needed to execute strategy and that the planning and… Read more
Progressive web apps (PWA) have made great inroads and one of the greatest examples of that can be seen through Twitter. As one of the most popular platforms to know what’s happening around the world and with millions of active users around the globe who consume, create and share data, Twitter has been a force to reckon with and has leveraged the power of PWA. In order to enhance their mobile web… Read more
You may get involved in a coffee mishap on the way out of the door leaving a stain on your shirt. This is among the numerous stains that Tide’s Stain Remover, an Alexa skill, can help you remove. Voice assistants like Alexa are beginning to play a colossal part in our everyday lives. That is exactly why Tide, one of the largest producers of laundry products, has plunged in to utilise Alexa as a… Read more
There is a classic underdog story. A struggling baseball team realises that the talent scouts are missing out on opportunities and the reliance on decades-old wisdom has been the root cause behind this. By enhancing their scouting tactics and imbibing modern tools and practices, the team identifies and hires a bunch of underestimated players and subsequently triumphs over opponents with far… Read more
Madonna, as one of the most popular singers of all time, has managed to remain a media icon even in the 2000s. “I think reinventing yourself is vital to your survival as an artist and a human being”, said Madonna. This thought reflected in her 2004 concert tour which was named as ‘Reinvention’. Businesses, similarly, are required to adapt to new trends and offer a lesson for firms who are… Read more
The story of a historical character acquires a plethora of accretions over the centuries. We have numerous incidents and episodes in his or her life but not the complete picture. So, representing historical characters on stage could lead to a fractured narrative. There has to be synchronisation with the pre-recorded dialogue and it should not distract the actors from emoting. The synchronisation… Read more
A scientist can be rewarded a Nobel prize for some amazing scientific breakthrough made in his or her research. Most often than not, the leading scientist is backstopped in the research by a team of hugely talented assistants. Talking about backstopping, you do need something as a backstop even in the digital landscape. When you make an alteration to your website, you have to be sure if it is… Read more
R programming can be an astronomical solution for foretelling re-booking rates by leveraging previous guest ratings and, thereby, automating guest/host matching. That’s exactly what analysts at Airbnb, an online marketplace and hospitality service provider, has done with it. It has leveraged R for driving numerous company initiatives with the help of an internal R package called Rbnb. As a… Read more
iRobot, a leading global consumer robot company, had a spectacular debut on Amazon Prime Day as it sold thousands of its Roomba robotic vacuums. Eventually, with the greater focus on its central value proposition vis-à-vis offering leading-edge robots to relieve customers from humdrum chores and the increasing number of connected customers, iRobot decided to move its mission-critical platform to… Read more
A metalsmith sees potential where others might see trash. In his vision, a plastic bag can become a ring, the zipper can turn into a bracelet and brass platters can be metamorphosed into a striking hollow vessel. In the digital spectrum, there’s another Metalsmith which can shape a great web presence for your organisation with its amazing web development capabilities. A combination of Metalsmith… Read more
Whether it is the movies or the virtual reality distribution platforms, media is embracing the decentralisation. Director Jeremy Culver’s No Postage Necessary, a romantic indie comedy, became the first film to be released with the help of blockchain technology. It allowed the viewers to purchase the movie through the blockchain-based video application Vevue and pay for it with the app’s digital… Read more
The night watchman can get a new image as an alert guard if he senses correctly that something does not look right. Imagine a man dressed like a stockbroker and carrying a soft leather briefcase and a valise. His walking style is sort of tentative and squirrelish which is not the way a stockbroker walks. On being asked for an ID by the watchman, he scurries off towards the entry gate of a… Read more
Virtual private servers are fantastic for running your own cloud applications and gives you the authority over your private data. Potentially, your private data may be leaked when you communicate via services like text messaging. One way to ensure greater privacy is by hosting your own messaging system. This is where Rocket.Chat comes into picture. Rocket.Chat has the provision for an actual… Read more
Visualise yourself getting involved in a social experiment (and you are oblivious of your involvement). You are walking down the street and find cash on the sidewalk. You get drowned in different thoughts as to whether casually pick it up and slip it inside your pocket or just plod away as if you haven’t seen anything or just take it and give it to someone needy. Supposing you have chosen the… Read more
Girish Mathrubootham launched his startup Freshdesk, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) venture, with Shan Krishnasamy in a small conference room of his friend’s office. Its staggering growth in a short span of time coerced them to move to a suburb and convert a warehouse into an office. Subsequently, they went on to have a proper office. With a humongous rise in stature, they had to literally break… Read more
“That’s a beautiful view!”, you exclaim when you witness the sunset while standing on a beach with waves touching your feet. That is when you come out of the rut, leave behind the humdrum life of city and ‘really’ feel a natural beauty. There is another view in the digital landscape that will make you exclaim, “wow!”, and that is Vue. Vue.js is fantastic for developers to build applications… Read more
Instances of advanced search can be seen through different things. Take space research for instance. In their perpetual effort to explore Universe and search for Earth-like planets or a star that is similar to our Sun, Scientists wind up discovering interesting things. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was used to spot a star called Icarus, named after Greek mythological figure, which is the most… Read more
Elasticsearch has been meritorious for The Guardian, one of the most reputed news media, by giving them the freedom to build a stupendous analytics system in-house rather than depending on a generic, off-the-shelf analytics solution. Their traditional analytics package was horrendous and was extremely sluggish consuming an enormous amount of time. The Elasticsearch-powered solution has turned out… Read more
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ultra-modernist novel about jazz-age America, The Great Gatsby, has been regarded as one of the best books ever written. It has fascinated the readers by creating a sort of aftermath of wonder. Enter the digital age, there is another ‘Gatsby’ which is getting a wondrous reception and is in the reckoning for being a great tool when it comes to web development. The emergence… Read more
Digital transformation is at the helm of every enterprise to keep up with the rapid technological advancements. The New York Times, a leading international news media, leads by example in such changing times. It is not just known for its premium content but also for the astronomical presence both in the print and the digital medium. React has been at the forefront of its digital evolution to make… Read more
Cooking something very delicious requires the right sort of ingredients and preparation. Serving delectable food can entice people and make them remember the taste for a long long time. Building a food-based website also requires the right platform that can engage people and offer ambitious digital experiences. This is where Drupal enters the scene. As an open source CMS, Drupal is a reliable,… Read more
We are continuing our march towards becoming an AI-first world where the mobile centricity is getting replaced with personalised user-centricity. This is an age where conversational commerce and artificial intelligence (AI) as a utility are altering the way we communicate with brands and with each other. One of the great examples is the LivePerson’s LiveEngage. As a leading conversational… Read more
Healthcare. When you listen to this word, you get a feeling of ‘care’ and ‘improvement’ because that’s what the healthcare industry does. This industry cares for the people and works on the improvement of their health. And today’s growing number of healthcare providers, payers, and IT professionals need a HIPAA-compliant website that also ‘cares’ about processing, storing and transmitting… Read more
Customer experience was elevated to a new high when storefronts and shopping carts first burst onto the scene. Then, e-commerce created a different dimension in the world of shopping. In this age of shoppable everything, brands and retailers need to seize the moment of truth as consumers look for shiny objects of inspiration. Today, headless commerce is destined to take shopping experiences to a… Read more
As Leicester City fans continued to rejoice at their team’s unlikely triumph in the 2016 edition of English Premier League to become the champions for the very first time, some people were contemplating how the underdogs managed to beat such high odds. The way a team envisages itself performing is just as important as the physical strength of the players. And in this age of digitisation,… Read more
Having a routine of reading newspaper early in the morning is an intricate tapestry. We need something more to continue with our engagement with a newspaper day after day as we aren’t vessels of information. And that elusive thing is not just the pleasure of words but an engrossing design. So, when the editors make the prose readable, graphic designers work on creating templates that help in… Read more
Perhaps it is not very surprising that in an age of austerity and a climate of fear about child abuse, new technology is being sought by social workers for help. The Guardian, news media, revealed that local authorities in the UK have been using machine learning and predictive modelling to intervene before children were referred to social services. For instance, local councils are building ‘… Read more
More than five centuries ago, Johannes Gutenberg introduced the mechanical movable type printing and set the stage for the Renaissance and Age of Enlightenment. Years later, digitisation has brought a volte-face in the thinking and has carved out new ways of sharing and governing the content. Gutenberg editor, which is named after Johannes Gutenberg, is one of a kind and is destined to streamline… Read more
There is a moment of realisation when we see how much we have actually evolved while reading a novel where the story takes us into the 20th century. When we see characters in that novel, who go to the office and have to keep an account of all the company documents that just keeps mounting up, we sense the burned-out feeling of all those office-goers. And then there is this internet era where all… Read more
Delicious. Sweet. Yummy. You may taste the jam and say these words or just the thought of jars containing jam stacked together may propel you to blurt out these words. Talking about the stack, in the technological space, we no longer talk about operating systems, specific web servers, backend programming languages or databases. In the web development arena, we think of different sorts of… Read more
From the vantage point of a school, some of the features that prove its greatness are a library with a superabundance of books, science laboratory with advanced scientific instruments, projection room with 3D technology and so on. Today, where almost everything is happening through the internet, the education sector is not left far behind. E-learning platforms have taken the world by storm with… Read more
A machine learning model, that could lead a driver directly to an empty parking spot, fetched the second prize in the Graduate level: MS category at the 2018 Science and Technology Open House Competition. It goes without saying that dreams of computer systems with godlike powers and the wisdom to use them is not just a theological construct but a technological possibility. And sci-fi éminence… Read more
Visualise that you are working for an organisation that builds web applications for its clients. Every time you gain a new client for a web application, you visit AWS or any cloud provider for that matter. You wind up with 2 VMs for running the app and for the associated database. You will need at least two copies of this infrastructure for production and staging and then start deploying the code… Read more
The Guardian, one of the most trusted news media, took a different approach for their membership and subscriptions apps. Rather than emphasising on lengthy validation in staging environments, The Guardian’s Continuous Deployment pipeline places greater focus on ensuring that the new builds are really working in production. Their objective was to let the developers know that their code has run… Read more
Audi’s implementation of Continuous Delivery into its marketing has had an astronomical impact on its competitive advantage. For instance, when Audi released its new A3 model along with all other new releases, it wanted to communicate the new features, convey the options, and assist people in understanding the differences among body types, engines and things like that. Continuous Delivery turned… Read more
The Research and Development team at BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) have been working on IP production for a number of years building a model for end-to-end broadcasting that will allow a live studio to run entirely on IP networks. During this period, several software applications and libraries have been built in order to prototype techniques, develop their understanding further and… Read more
Digitisation has altered the game for content providers. Customers - whether businesses or consumers - look for bite-sized pieces of content delivered to their chosen interface anywhere and anytime. Content creators continuously need to rethink and rewire how they disseminate content across channels due to the proliferation of digital platforms, the variety, and granularity of media, and the ever… Read more
You run, you fall and you rise again with your ambitious endeavours of attaining supreme fitness. With so much going around in your own life, when you have to take care of your grandmother and monitor whether her insulin intake is right on track or not, it can prove to be a formidable task. Healthcare technologies have advanced to a whole new level and something like a smart wearable equipped to… Read more
First came the physical servers which were followed by the virtual machines and now the developer ecosystem is rapidly adopting container and serverless computing. One of the biggest challenges that physical servers pose is their management which virtualisation resolves by emulating the real system thereby streamlining the governance of different functions. Now, container and serverless computing… Read more
“Outsource everything except your soul”, the excitable American writer Tom Peters, best known for In Search Of Excellence, once exhorted. And organisations all over the globe have responded with a will. Want someone to develop a computer or a fridge for you? Old hat. How about an entire car or even a house? Done. Outsourcing is a great way of getting things done and when it comes to IT,… Read more
Everyone has their own preference when it comes to different genres of music ranging from alternative rock and post-rock to trap rap and drone metal. Website traffic touches sky-high when a horde of music lovers remain glued to their screens to witness their favourite artists being awarded in this annual event of Grammy awards. Being a scalable and high performing space, the website of Grammy has… Read more
Big enterprises have been marching on towards the path of digital transformation. Disney, an entertainment giant, has advanced its digital transformation strategies by acquiring companies. By acquiring BAMTech, a media technology service provider, it can access the streaming technology instead of building it in-house. Spending billions of dollars on 21st Century Fox with the assets including… Read more
Think of your best friend who keeps things to himself - a characteristic that would sometimes make it strenuous for you to understand if he is in distress. Juxtapose such a character with another friend who is an open book which makes it a downhill task to know what he is thinking and feeling. Such a correlation can be observed in this digital world where the security of open source software and… Read more
One of the reasons why The New York Times is able to catch up to its growing user base is its inclination towards technological advancements. That was evident when it leveraged the power of microservice architecture via a remodelled video publishing platform to scale with their newsroom demands. They also moved their infrastructure to the cloud which resulted in a stable and scalable email… Read more
A world of opportunities awaits you when you join the bandwagon of higher education aspirers and wish to prosper in your area of study. Envisage graduating from a university and earning a certificate in digital format powered by a disrupting technology like blockchain. The way education is provided and managed is a continuously evolving procedure. With blockchain bursting onto the scene, the… Read more
Software and the internet have metamorphosed the world and its industries ranging from shopping to entertainment to banking. It is no longer something that just supports a business. Instead, it has become an integral part of every part of a business. Organisations interact with their customers through software that is delivered in the form of digital service or application and on all kinds of… Read more
A game of soccer is not shorn of any fanfare among the soccer lovers when the so-called English Premier League brings together the greatest players in the same team. And when two legendary players of different nations play together for the same franchise, fans often find it an arduous task to pick the champion of the champions. Choosing the best CMS for your business between Drupal and Sitecore… Read more
A sportsperson is rewarded for his anticipatory calls which he does to judge the next move of his opponent. When done right, it can make a world of difference in deciding the fate between a marvellous triumph and a drudging defeat. A business enterprise is not much different which has to rely on its decision-making whenever it has to choose between technologies for their projects. Choosing Drupal… Read more
Nothing is permanent as every cloud has a silver lining. People come and go in your life. Some may call themselves your neighbour, well-wisher or a even a friend. But only some leave an indelible imprint on your mind. These people continue to stay in your life either physically or even in your memories. The space of macro trends in technology is also a volatile one where one or the other tech… Read more
You may have left for an outstation trip leaving the house door open. Or your city's waste management department may need to know if the trash cans in a locality are full to the brim. Also, carbon dioxide emissions from factories may have to be monitored remotely. All such situations call for Internet of things that gives you the power of connectivity to control and monitor seamlessly.… Read more
Travel down the memory lane and think of your favourite restaurant you used to visit often. You might cherish the memories of sheer brilliance in the ambience as you walked in but never had to venture out to the back of the restaurant. The back of the restaurant houses items accessible to people working there and the main hall is for customers to experience the services. Decoupled Drupal almost… Read more
You might have to scratch your head to reminisce about the worst things transpired in your life as you try to keep them at bay. Few corking good moments spent with your best friend will be indelible for the rest of your life. A good experience stays with you for a long time. It is much the same way with the websites. A great user experience with the website not only makes it alluring to the… Read more
Content touchpoints are proliferating at a fast clip as consumers keep on marching towards vibrant and distinctive means of interacting with content. Internet of Things (IoT), conversational UI, digital signage and devices that are powered by machine learning algorithms among others are adapting to our characteristics to disseminate content accordingly. To cope up with such mushrooming milieu of… Read more
Ever felt so intrigued by the movie that you were watching in a cinema hall and were completely immersed in it? Not only sometimes it can make you reminisce about instances from your own life but let you identify yourself with the characters in the film. You can start feeling like you are part of the film only to realise in the end it was just a film after all. Immersive experiences can happen in… Read more
The term ‘Migration’ accompanies itself with manifold thoughts into a person’s mind. A politics aficionado may talk about refugees who have migrated to another country for a new lease of life. On the flip side, a bird watcher would be keenly keeping track of migratory birds. In this digital age, a business analyst may think of challenges that come with the upgrade of the Drupal-powered website to… Read more
“Great Scott!”, exclaims the scientist in the renowned science fiction trilogy ‘Back to the Future’ which hit the cinema screens in 1985.  This exclamation by the scientist, who travels 30 years into the future in his flying car, is suggestive of remarkable inventions by the homo sapiens which is a colossal conundrum to solve in the present world set in this motion picture.   Drupal has been… Read more
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, invented in the 18th century by the French Orientalist Antoine Galland, portrays the literary history of the password. The invocation, “Open, Sesame!” which was used in this classic tale to open the magically sealed cave enjoys a broad currency as a catchphrase today. With the rapidly evolving digital space, password security is even more crucial and needs the… Read more
A stand-up comedian has this arduous task of presenting rib-tickling jokes to the audience but it involves proper strategy as well. He would talk about funny instances from the school life if the audience is packed with students. Or, he would talk about the patient-doctor relationship for an audience full of doctors. Business enterprises apply similar web personalisation strategy to tailor the… Read more
It is that time of an era where everything ranging from software projects to online purchases is expected to be delivered to us swiftly. Continuous delivery is the latest fad which has made it possible to perpetually adapt software in line with user feedback, shifts in the market, and alterations to business strategy. Scrum framework comes with a powerful set of principles and practices that help… Read more
Betterment is just another form of change which brings with it a lot of goodness. Higher education sector strives hard to cultivate ingenious qualities into the mammoth amount of aspiring students who come to their premises to gain superabundance of knowledge. In this digital age, the website of an institution is the gateway for the prospective student to explore more about the universities. It… Read more
When you want to buy a new shirt from an emporium, you look for the best shop that can exhibit different pieces of nicest clothes for you to choose from. Not much has changed with the emergence of the online stores. You still strive to buy the best thing available on the best e-commerce site. Drupal Commerce and Magento offer an amazing e-commerce platform for the digital businesses to establish… Read more
Governance plays a pivotal role in the business workflow and is significant for the smooth functioning of an  organisation which is expanding at a steadfast pace. In this digitised world of organised chaos, demand for agile marketing has resulted in the accretion of digital assets to such an extent that some of them seem superfluous. Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Drupal can come together to… Read more
Reading a fantasy book, envisaging yourself living in an imaginary world, and identifying yourself with your favourite character - such is the feeling of reading a book full of imaginations which stays with you for a long long time. We all try to visualize something far from the reality and technological advancement has made it possible to not only imagine things but to actually see them right in… Read more
Content is the fulcrum of any enterprise that gives them the tensile strength to build a robust online presence. Having the right approach towards delivering astounding content involves plenty of effectual content strategies in place. Drupal 8 is your one-stop destination for building an efficacious content strategy with its out-of-the-box capabilities. Source: Getty ImagesAccording to a research… Read more
You might have listened to the new album of your favourite band on a music application. Or, you would have streamed a critically acclaimed movie on a video streaming platform. In both cases, you will notice suggestions curated especially for you based on your choice of music and movies. Personalized content is the way to go for providing the better user experience. Drupal has provisions for… Read more
Responding to rapid alterations in the project requirements in a smooth and efficient manner is what every business organization aspires for. Agile development methodology can bring that efficacy in the web development for an enterprise. Together with Drupal 8, going agile can pay dividends in handling development processes. Sprint planning, swift feedback, and shorter release cycles ensure more… Read more
A black spot on a white sheet of paper can be found with a quick glance. What if you have to search for a black dot with certain radius among the cluster of dots on a large sheet of white paper. Such is the need of the hour where you have to intelligently search for a piece of information from a cornucopia of data in your system. Cognitive search is revolutionizing the process of retrieving the… Read more
Looking for a Drupal partner to work on your business projects? Collaboration is the key that yields unprecedented output due to the conglomeration of great minds. Choosing the best Drupal partner for your web development needs should be meticulously planned. After all, it is the long-standing partnership that builds upon time and leads you to where you want to be. One of the questions on Quora… Read more
You ping your best friend and get your doubts resolved just by having some quick chats. After all, a friend in need is a friend indeed. When you land on a business organization’s website and want to have a quick tour of their offerings, a chatbot comes to your rescue. Drupal helps power your websites with chatbots for an interactive and guiding experience to the user. Instantly helping us to… Read more
Are you pondering whether Drupal has attained the peak of success? Major CMS platforms are vying hard to stand apart and prove their mettle in this fast evolving internet world. Millions of websites are reaping the benefits of Drupal 8 and its great features. It is, of course, a much-improved version in comparison to Drupal 7. It has a come a long way since its inception. DrupalSouth Auckland… Read more
You go to a website and are sometimes awestruck by its sheer brilliance because of its spectacular design and appearance. It intrigues you so much that you want to imbibe that sort of look and feel for your site as well. Not just you, you want others to have similar experience while landing on your webpage. Themes are an exciting means of lending your site a dainty look. Drupal offers a… Read more
Whether you want to listen to an audiobook or want images, synchronized with the audio, to be displayed. Or you may want to listen to the conversations on the current events. Podcasts are a great tool for consuming and sharing information. A question on Drupal Forum read, “How do you embed something like a podcast?”. Drupal 8 can offer a top-of-the-line platform for podcasting. Podcasts are an… Read more
Thinking that you cannot innovate with the technology is wide off the mark. You have to break through the straitjacket of its confines and start accepting new ones on the block. As a part of open source community, we, at Opensense Labs, have realised the potential of technology outside the circumference of Drupal for better digital business experiences. That is how we stumbled upon Interplanetary… Read more
Change often comes unannounced. Drupal Community has been pioneering in making improvements in the features of Drupal 8 and bringing new ones onto the table. Drupal modules have seen some changes over the years and some new ones have thronged its platform too. So, what has changed and what are the top Drupal modules for 2018? This is the question both the digital marketers and developers are… Read more
Digitized business organizations strive hard to stay ahead in the race of attaining numero uno status. Content published on their website is considered the driving force in this pursuit. Publishers realized that a great content management technology is the key to see a noticeable difference and betterment in the digital publishing. Drupal 8 distribution, Thunder, has become the pillar of… Read more
Dries Buytaert, the Founder and Project Lead of Drupal, tweeted in 2016 asking, “What could a blockchain mean for a CMS like Drupal? #Brainstorm”. The hashtag delineates a palpable excitement in the air with the blockchain technology. It has only grown over time to become a part of serious talks in business conferences held world over. Blockchain has made us reconceive our model of producing and… Read more
Planning to migrate the content of your old website to a newer one? You might be migrating data from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. Or, you might be moving data from another CMS to Drupal CMS. Every business organization has to confront with situations like these to keep up with the pace of rapidly changing the digital business environment.  Let's just say that there is a popular blog piece with huge… Read more
Larger than life experience is something we all aspire for. What if we can have a mini-concert or a cinema hall like setup right in our bedroom? Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Roku are the leaders in the smart television (TV) market and Drupal has grabbed the opportunity with both hands to develop smart TV apps that can transform the smart TV experience completely. How has Drupal made its… Read more
Content is an integral part of a business organization for it to thrive in this hyperactive digital market. Which web content should go to your site? How should it be presented on your site? Such decisions are governed by content editors. It is of paramount importance that they do not find their job drudging while editing content on your website. Drupal 8 has been a great buddy for the content… Read more
Provision of digital experience to befit the needs and expectations of a customer is of consummate importance. Firms look forward to providing a faster and nimble digital customer experience. They have to acclimatize in this fast progressing digital business and compete in the age of the customer. Drupal has been very crucial for the companies trying to set things in motion when it comes to… Read more
Envisage a picture where thousands of people spread over different IT departments are working towards effectively managing the multiple websites of their organization. They can be necessitated to handle every website change and would need people technically skilled to oversee each of those alterations across its entire portfolio of sites. Sounds hassling right? What if all these can be done under… Read more