The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Businesses

With dwindling differentiation among competitors in many industries, a growing number of marketers have realized they need to refine their strategy to transform their businesses into real-time and predictive enterprises by using AI/machine learning technologies to deliver consistent experiences across all customer touch points. Marketers will more closely align with the CIO and IT department in order to ensure the company's IT architecture can capture digital footprints. This will allow for the study of customer behaviour patterns and other current events (like weather) in real-time time in order to fuel smart recommendation engines.

Recruiters caution – IT jobs will continue to be skeptical for some ‘more’ time

IT industry is in midst of a storm these days. This sector was a favourite among employment seekers but business stagnation has triggered layoffs for thousands of employees from different companies. This is a rather visible face of business challenges but even other forms like taking unexpected pay cuts, dismal annual appraisals, slashing business leisure expenses, chopping off unnecessary team outings have become a prevalent practice too. And all this points to doubts regarding the growth prospects of this sector and also employment that it can generate, now and in the times to come.

Replacing .NET Framework with .NET Core?

.NET Core 1.0 was released about a year back. It initiated exciting changes in the .NET world and is expected to have even bigger implications on Microsoft’s development ecosystem for years to come. The idea behind this is to develop a cross-platform software as easy and modular as something like Node.js.

The Impact of AI: Rajesh Nambiar of Xavient

What are the main ways AI/machine learning will impact marketers and their work in the next year or two?
With dwindling differentiation among competitors in many industries, a growing number of marketers have realized they need to refine their strategy to transform their businesses into real-time and predictive enterprises by using AI/machine learning technologies to deliver consistent experiences across all customer touchpoints.

The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

The importance of artificial intelligence (AI) has been vouched for since the 1950s. Yet, it’s only within the last five years that a great buzz has been generated, owing to its allegiance to ‘deep learning’. This is where artificial systems imbibe information and in turn attune themselves to ‘learn’ by repeatedly working through large numbers of similar parameters. The constant feeding of ‘similar set programs’ built, what can be referred to, as intuitive framework. What insight is dawning upon us is that we are witnessing an upwards trend in the number of things happening within artificial systems; with increasing levels of capabilities.

Top 5 big impact of Big Data on enterprises and government

Big Data technologies have significantly impacted the technology roadmap of many solution and product companies. To being with, let’s talk about a few major developments. Software licenses or vendor lock in: Most of the big data technologies fall under the umbrella of open source or ASF, Apache Software Foundation and open source model challenging the traditional software companies.

Future of IoT enabled devices 2020 – A future that Creates, Connects, Communicates and Collaborates

Internet is one of the principal conceptions of contemporary era, having the capacity to churn valuable data out of everyday objects. Internet’s most pertinent contribution for enhancement of lifestyle of mankind is through the inclusion of IoT. Internet of Things (IoT) can be classified as an ecosystem of corporeal objects connected through the power of internet. The core in IoT lies in devices that have been assigned an IP address and have the ability to assemble and broadcast data through a set of pre- determined programs, devoid of manual assistance. The embedded technology in the objects helps them to interact with consumers on both internal and external basis, positively influencing the decision making process.

Xavient says deep analytics will help OTT providers retain customers, reduce churn

Consumers may be tuning more towards over the top (OTT) video content, but the diverse set of content options and flexible options is driving ongoing customer churn. Xavient Information Systems, an IT consulting and software services company, estimates that the churn rate for OTT is higher than traditional video services. Unlike a traditional video service from a cable provider, a consumer does not have to lock themselves into a long-term contract or rent equipment like a set top box (STB). “Churn rate for OTT has been significantly higher than traditional broadcast and on-demand operators,” said Bob Hallahan, VP of technology at Xavient Information Systems, in an interview with FierceOnlineVideo. “Of course, that’s due to the flexible nature of the packages, services, billing and promotion campaigns are structured.”

Industry Majors Make Strides In Predicting Consumer Behavior Via New Technologies

Retailers, it seems, have long made information technology investments to tell them what happened — what sold and how many; what products were popular in specific regions; and where additional products needed to be shipped to keep the shelves filled. Now, major retailers are leading the charge in creating information technology systems to tell them what will happen, so they can be better aligned with the customer and take advantage of trends as they happen. And it’s expected that as these predictive analytic systems become more commonplace among major retailers that the technology will soon make its way to the mid-sized and even smaller retailers.

How to Cut Churn with Subscriber Analytics

In the never-ending quest to reduce churn, cable operators are turning to predictive analytics not just to anticipate network concerns, but also to look at subscriber activity. By tracking data related to an individual customer, particularly those who have a history of churning, a cable operator can take preventive measures to decrease the likelihood that the customer will churn again. "Algorithms can run real time, looking for indicators or symptoms of problems or potential problems. They draw on historical trends and what (customers) are saying (or doing) right now," said Bob Hallahan, VP, solutions architecture, at Xavient Information Systems.

Innovations in Digital HR

Fourth industrial revolution is almost upon us and its effects have started to bring a radical shift in the ways businesses operate. This era of emergence will be characterized by advancements in the fields of artificial intelligence, biometrics, nanotechnology, quantum computing, internet of things and 3D printing, working in collaboration to process volumes of data at unprecedented speeds. Today, organisations are progressively undergoing a phase of digital transformation which is promising enough to reshape any business model. This trend is prominently visible in the HR division, where personnel are regularly adapting and engaging with the new-age novelties to ensure smooth communication both, internal and external.

Neustar and Xavient Announce Preferred Systems Integrator Agreement

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, and Xavient, Inc., a global IT consulting and software services firm, today announced a preferred systems integrator agreement to deliver bundled and expanded solutions to customers of both companies.

The Digital Arm: How AI backed technology is helping Industries

AI has integrated almost every aspect of our lives, be it keeping our houses warm or suggesting us what to buy. With the continuous advancement in the field of AI, its integration in our lives is bound to increase more. A 2015 Tech Pro Research survey indicated that 24 percent of businesses across industries are currently using AI or had plans to do so within the year, no wonder it fortes across multiple aspects of our lives. The market for enterprise applications of AI is expected to surpass $30 billion by 2025, with a tremendous focus on better, faster, and more accurate ways to analyze big data for a variety of purposes. The impact of AI on life is although, undeniable, already.

Blind spots mostly overlooked in the App development lifecycle: Xavient Information Systems

Automation or computerisation are not hot words any more, almost all the organizations these days are in the second phase of development, in context of Information technology. We stepped out of the generation of Mainframes and Server rooms, and started talking about cloud at least since half a decade. Every business, Micro to Corporate, is already on cloud or looking forward to that in the next few years. Design & Development methodologies have now changed from heavily-documented to lightweight methodologies. It is very difficult to speculate about what new might come in future.

Predicting Tech Trends for 2017

Today, the famous quote by Heraclitus ‘The only thing constant in this world is change’is well suited to the IT industry which is in continuous pursuit of innovation and change. With the beginning of year 2017, researchers are predicting a mammoth of trends which are most likely to take over and reshape lifestyle of millions by creating an intelligent, digitally enabled mesh of solutions, devices and people.

A deep dive into the world of innovation will rely on Big Data in 2017

Sharing an interesting scenario of an acquaintance. John is obsessed about collecting promotional code as he is addicted to online shopping. The last thing he wants to do is to physically visit the store to buy anything. He is aware that e-retailers are tracking his online activities and are thus, aware of his shopping pattern. He also knows that his one click on any product in display will be creating a recommendation list by the retailer consisting of more products of similar type and that’s what makes his life easier. The challenge for retailers is to bring people like John into the store to drive in-store traffic besides not losing lose customers like him just because he is getting better offer from competitors. Later in this article, we will explore the way retailers are addressing this and how the same solution is applicable to almost every vertical.

Cloud Computing Scenario in India

The Cloud has seen a remarkable growth in the last few years and cloud adoption in India is happening at a rapid pace. If one follows the growth path of cloud in the country, the adoption of cloud services has seen a rise irrespective of the industry type and the size of business. Given its huge potential for different industries, all verticals say manufacturing, railways, banking, retail, education and healthcare are switching to cloud services for optimized reach and performance as well as for elasticity and scalability. Gartner thus predicts that by 2020, a corporate 'no-cloud' policy will be as rare as a 'no-internet' policy is today, which isn’t very difficult to believe considering the current scenario of cloud services growth.

Open Source License Contamination

Mohiuddin Khan Inamdar, Senior Solutions Architect at Xavient Information Systems The risk of OSS contamination has grown increasingly high, especially as more software companies use open source software (OSS) to create proprietary software products, in order to beat the ever shortening time to market. In our effort to understand Open Source “License Contamination” in the simplest of forms, let’s consider an example of books. The government grants authors, a temporary monopoly of distribution of their books, which is called a copyright. That means, for the time that the book is copyrighted, nobody can create copies of the piece for distribution. A sort of similar logic applies to code as well. The source code is copyrighted by authors too and the author decides the rights to use this code. Contamination most often occurs when software developers combine OSS with their own proprietary code.

Big Data Analytics – The current scenario

Big Data has moved beyond just a buzz word as businesses have started using Big Data technologies to generate more power out of data. Sharing an interesting scenario of an acquaintance. John is obsessed about collecting promotional code as he is addicted to online shopping. The last thing he wants to do is to physically visit the store to buy anything. He is aware that e-retailers are tracking his online activities and are thus, aware of his shopping pattern. He also knows that his one click on any product in display will be creating a recommendation list by the retailer consisting of more products of similar type and that’s what makes his life easier. The challenge for retailers is to bring people like John into the store to drive in-store traffic beside snot losing lose customers like him just because he is getting better offer from competitors. Later in this article, we will explore the way retailers are addressing this and how the same solution is applicable to almost every vertical.

Workplace Conflict Resolution-Actions to Avoid

Workplace conflict is very common and it happens in all corners of the organization. There are very few offices where all the employees get along. Hence, conflict resolution is a necessary component of the workplace, and those in a leadership position must be skilled in conflict resolution techniques. When conflicts go unaddressed, they can have a negative impact on productivity and teamwork. It is important to address such issues in order to maintain a cordial environment at work. Clashes can be avoided if steps are taken early in a discussion to diffuse anger and facilitate communication, and it can be resolved by applying a series of thoughtfully applied steps.

HR Business Partner Mission

Under the business partner model, HR professionals not only work with business leaders to draft strategies, but also focus and collaborate on how to implement those strategies. As business leaders closely coordinate with HR professionals, they are better attuned to the importance of talent in the organisation and this helps turn aspirations into actions, and strategic intent into business results.

Equality and Freedom of Expression at Workplace

Description - Organisations that involves its employees and gives them an opportunity to express their ideas and thoughts are often more productive. A happy employee is more dedicated and loyal to work, than an employee that is not admired and respected at work.

The World Without Wires: Rise of Serverless Computing

Mohiuddin Khan Inamdar, Senior Solutions Architect at Xavient Information Systems shares “Servers will always remain and even “Serverless” runs on Servers!! Serverless Computing simply adds another layer atop cloud, so that the developers no more have to worry about servers, not even about the virtual ones. Basically, going serverless allows the developers to shift their focus from the server level to their task level.

The need to understand equality in order to motivate employees in the work place

Equality, fairness and impartiality are a vital part of a successful organization. A workplace is a mix of various cultures, attitudes, perspectives, skills and ideas. Hence arises the need for appreciation and respect for difference. This difference is to be nurtured in a way that leads to motivation among employees and growth of the organization. To respect and balance this difference, it becomes inevitable to practice equality across the organization.

Software’s Role in Inventory Planning

A snippet by Sushil K. Mishra, technical director of the retail IT practice at Xavient Information Systems, a leading, U.S.-based provider of IT services to Fortune 1000 companies in a variety of industries.

HR Business Partner Mission-A Critical Role

Skilled HR business partner helps internal clients find best solution with HR in an optimal way The complexities of the HR industry are elusive in understanding to many, including top management, hiring managers and even employees. From administrating, policy writing, payroll processing, to recruiting and retaining, HR has its roots buried deeply in important processes in an organization.

What is Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)?

Disasters- natural or man-made, can occur anytime. As IT systems are emerging as the backbone of maintenance for any organization, the importance of their upkeep has increased. Companies are slowly giving up on their manual processes and progressing towards software. This in turn increases the demand for data storage, its upkeep and recovery, without which, a company can face massive depreciation in finances, which can hamper its face value and trust.

How Cloud computing assisted CIOs to transform business

The Cloud has seen a remarkable growth in the last few years and cloud adoption in India is happening at a rapid pace. If one follows the growth path of cloud in the country, the adoption of cloud services has seen a rise irrespective of the industry type and the size of business. Given its huge potential for different industries, all verticals say manufacturing, railways, banking, retail, education and healthcare are switching to cloud services for optimized reach and performance as well as for elasticity and scalability. Gartner predicts that by 2020, a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no-internet’ policy is today, which isn’t very difficult to believe considering the current scenario of cloud services growth.

Top 6 IT jobs that will survive automation pressure

Automation is being projected as a threat to jobs, but some job profiles will indeed grow even in that era!
Diksha Gupta, TechGig.com
Ever since automation came into being, it has been a fear for many in the IT-ITes industry. Recent studies by Nasscom and McKinsey Global Institute accelerated the fear further by stating that like low-skill, low-wage jobs some high-skill, high-wage jobs too will succumb to the pressure of automation.

PRESS RELEASE – July 2016

Noida (Uttar Pradesh), July 16 (ANI-Newsvoir): Xavient Information Systems, an IT consulting and software services company based out of Noida, Uttar Pradesh, has won three awards at the 11th Annual Network PG's 2016 IT World Awards. It secured the Gold Winner in the 'Best IT Company of The Year (Services)' category; Silver Winner in the 'IT Project of The Year" category and Bronze Winner in the 'Best Deployment and Case Studies' category

Just Promoted

Beena was in cloud nine when her boss handed her the promotion letter. She was expecting an elevation but not so fast. She was happy but equally aware of the huge responsibility that was coming with her new profile.

Securing the future

Though they were both born in California and deal with electronic technology, Xavient Information Systems and SecureAuth are distinctly different companies. The former is an information technology and software services hub that dabbles in business sectors from telecommunications and financial services to retail and healthcare. The latter is a security provider focused on improving authentication processes and protecting users’ identities. Together, however, the two organizations serve as an example of how Fairfax County, and Northern Virginia in general, has emerged as a significant center for the technology industry on the U.S. Eastern seaboard.

Hiring Surge

Xavient Information Systems is on a hiring spree with plans to add more than 1000 new employees companywide this year.

Ideal working hours

During the last couple of weeks, Chitra has been really bogged down by the amount of office works she has been assigned to complete by her boss. Sitting late in office has become a norm rather than an exception.

Banks to Concentrate More on Big Data and Understand the Consumer Behaviour

Banks have an exuberant amount of data that keeps growing at a tremendous pace. From 2007 to 2015, Big Data analytics observed a rise in digital data from an approximate 281 Exabyte to almost 8000 Exabyte in the world. This overwhelming increase of digital information from around the world has motivated many international banking and financial services to adopt Big Data technologies. The banking sector in India however, is not as proactive in introducing this technology into their system yet.

Enterprise Mobility-The Biggest Trendsetter for 2016

Enterprise Mobility has emerged as the need of the hour with organizations that are looking to increasing businesses productivity, forging better customer relationship and making decisions faster. But the question is how much time before India picks this trend – Enterprise Mobility has emerged as a big business booster for enterprises of different sizes.

Impact of Digital India on the nation

The Digital India Initiative is quite ambitious and aspirational. It is the dream project of the government to bring India to the global platform. This vision aims to transform our country into a digital economy with participation from citizens and businesses. This initiative will ensure that all government services and information are available anywhere, anytime, on any device that is easy-to-use, seamless, highly-available and secured as well. It seeks to lay emphasis on e-governance and transform India into a digitally empowered society.

End-to-End Solutions in Redefining mode

The trend towards end-to-end solutions is jostling relationships between vendors and partners. Providing a complete set of quality solutions has risen up in a big way which has led to partnerships or alliances in distributor communities. Sometimes, one partnership breaks and another form which sends a ripple through the industry.

IT to play a Dominant Role in Digital India Initiative’s Success

Headquartered in California, Xavient is an IT consulting firm that provides enterprise solutions and operational support services like customization, enhancement, OSS/BSS applications, infrastructure & security management and many others.

Be Yourself; Value Yourself; Empower Yourself;

In a recent piece of news, the SC spoke in favour of the women workforce, stating that women have come a long way from being passive accepters of welfare schemes; they now act as active agents of change.

Post Budget Reactions from Ashish Jain, Director – Finance, Xavient Information Systems

“Once again, no attention has been given to SEZ and IT sector units which are contributing a lot to the economic development of the country. MAT was imposed on SEZ units few years back which discouraged service sector exporters and particularly IT sector exporters to set up business inside SEZs and since then, every year, there has been expectations that it would be rolled back. In general, there is nothing for medium sized corporates and individuals in this budget and rather cost of services have been increased in form of increased service tax which is a major disappointment for all.” said Ashish Jain, Director - Finance, Xavient Information Systems."

Budget 2016: Industry Reactions

The union finance minister Arun Jaitley presented Budget 2016 to the parliament with prime focus on Rural First strategy.

What to expect from Union Budget 2016-17?

The new financial year is about to get started and budget expectations of industrialists from the government has risen up,as compared to last year.Reasons could be for implementation of goods and services(GST) tax, supporting business for economic growth, manufacturing in India and other promises made by the government for supporting the economy and business expansions.

Budget Expectations from Mr. Arshad Majeed, Executive Vice President (Global Delivery), Xavient Information Systems

“All eyes are on the Budget 2016-17 this February. One of the very obvious expectation that is taking the rounds is initiated by Prime Minister’s idea of creating more jobs and we hear that the benefits to the employers would be in the form of tax exemption. Some reduction in corporate tax this year would be a welcome step by the industry. A detailed road map and greater funds allocation is anticipated for the Smart City Initiative. The hopes ride high for this year’s budget and we believe the focus to be on digital literacy, improved connectivity and access to technology. The Digital India initiative is something to look forward to and budget support in this regard is highly expected for encouraging more startups. And since we operate in the NSEZ, we definitely await the removal of MAT from the SEZ’s, that has been long due.”

Deepika Pillai (Director – HR), on the importance of employee feedback

In today’s world, talent is the most important asset that organisations have and it is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage. The workplace is undergoing a transformation with the evolving mindsets of the multi-generation workforce that functions in the market today. Due to changing nature of work and workforce, the industry is experiencing a shift from traditional performance assessment models.

This Is How You Can Attract Top Talent In Industry

Any organization’s success or failure indispensably depends on its workforce. The owner solely cannot take the company to heights and thus, on-boarding the right fit of people becomes inevitable.

IoT – The Tomorrow of TECHNOLOGY

It’s not the first time the world has come across the concept of Internet of Things (IoT), but yes the world was never before more closely associated with the idea of IoT, thanks to the all-pervading impact of the Internet as it enters every aspect of our activities, virtually. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s every programme having IoT as an essential element, the story has just started unfolding for India, write Nirmal Anshu Ranjan & Akanki Sharma of Elets News Network (ENN)

2016 Forecast: Sunny, With a Chance of Gigabits

What’s in store for broadband this year? “Bandwidth usage will keep going up,” says Scott Helms, chief technology officer of ZCorum, echoing a common theme.