November 2017

In a recent Prolifics whitepaper comparing cloud providers using price for performance, we captured some very interesting observations. ​Firstly, these providers are all trying to stand out positively as leaders in one way or other. At the same time, they’re also trying to ensure they don't stand out negatively or fall behind. This results in all the larger providers having good,... + continue reading
In the not-so-distant past, IT professionals and consultancies would execute extremely large methodologies that were designed to ensure that details captured during business and technical interviews were used to complete “as-is” detail requirements. They then go into future state business design, or the “to-be” phase. Although I actually have no issue with this as an... + continue reading
Whether we got into IT because we had an interest in it or because it was required for college or a job, we all start out by digging in. This could involve formal training or a bunch of reading and experiments, but in the end, we all end up with a set of broadly applicable IT concepts—and, for most us, a deeper understanding in an area or two. As we do more things and our experience grows... + continue reading
Introduction As it is, the healthcare system is bloated with cost, bureaucracy, and middlemen. It’s ripe for the picking for disruption. Lately, there has been a lot of talk that Amazon will soon enter the prescription drug market. This would be major blow to traditional brick-and-mortar retail pharmacies, and it would also threaten Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). To ward off this... + continue reading
Overview IBM BPM is one of most successful products in the Smarter Process and business process management world. It is used globally across various industries, including financial services and banking, healthcare and insurance, retail, manufacturing, and media and entertainment. IBM BPM offers many exciting features, including process transformation, optimization, modeling, performance... + continue reading
With the emergence of tools, frameworks, and accelerators designed to “just get it done,” the days of having a business analyst, a lead developer, a database administrator, a QA specialist, an administrator, and maybe an operations specialist have gone. That is not to say we don't need all the skills and considerations that go with all of these roles; it’s just that so many... + continue reading