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Suresh Sambandam

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Image Credit - http://www.lumaxart.com 15-20 years ago, enterprise application development, as we know today, wasn’t all that clear. All I can deduce, in a retrospective analysis – digging the internet, is that people knew the different puzzle pieces which are needed, in building an enterprise application. For example,   Need for abstracting business rules for modifying rules separately from rest of the application lead to the creation of the the BRE category with companies like iLog (now with IBM), Selectica (my ex-employer which is no longer in the BRE space – sad!),  Talarian – now with TIBCO (I used Talarian’s RTIE when I was at HP to build Fraud Detection System for Vodafone and interesting to see Tom Laffey of Talarian still at Tibco as EVP of Products & Technology) and the opensource DRools and Jess Need for abstrating Workflow, when Workflow logic became a ... (more)

What Is Private Cloud?

I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’? It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the term ‘Cloud’ in general and ‘Private Cloud’ in particular. The motivation for this post is Rick and supported by a tweet I read around the same time from ‘Carl Brooks‘ who is a technology writer on Cloud at TechTarget.  Let me give it a shot. Private Cloud Tweet Post by Carl Brooks First, Cloud is about leverag... (more)

Data Model - Hero of Your Story, Sorry, Project!

This post is an elaboration of one of the features of Visual PaaS, i.e., data model designer. Here the full list of features. Visual PaaS (meta-data PaaS) is purpose built for developing business applications like Order Management, CRM, Dealer Management Systems, Claims Processing - type applications. In such applications, the success of the project is determined by the strength of the "data model" created by your solution architect/designer. In our experience in building very complex enterprise applications for large conglomerates, like Unilever, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Citi Group... (more)

CIO Question: What is the Right PaaS for Enterprises?

There are a number of the Cloud Application Platforms out there. This Gartner's report on PaaS lists some prominent PaaS platforms like Azure, App Engine, Engine Yard, Force.com, Heroku, OrangeScape and few more. And, that makes the life of CIO difficult in choosing the right PaaS for his enterprise. A logical approach would be to look at key enterprise needs &  motivations. Unlike a software vendor, an end-user company i.e. an enterprise, is not in the business of making money through software. Enterprises make money from their core business, like making cars, selling insurance... (more)

Re-Personalize the Hospital Customer Experience with Automation

In the world of healthcare, customers want the advantages of a large hospital as well as the personalized service of a neighborhood clinic. Large healthcare systems find it nearly impossible to deliver this kind of personalization in the face of the massive volume of patients they have to deal with. However, hospital customer service has become more important than ever. Patients can now voice their displeasure through HCAHPS surveys that will in turn affect a hospital’s Medicare payments and credibility. Hospitals rely on technology, such as voice-automated systems, to scale up ... (more)