Ravi Vadugu

Ravi Vadugu

An IT professional with over 12 years of experience. Project management is what i do. Curious/Interested in upcoming technologies, trends, software methodologies(e.g. Agile) and software tools. Love sharing knowledge with rest of the community.

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Birst BIBirst Inc., provider of agile business analytics, announced a business intelligence (BI) replacement program, “Birst4BOBJ,” for SAP customers currently using BusinessObjects and Crystal Reports who are currently faced with a major upgrade to SAP’s new BI Suite 4.0. SAP is the leader with a major marketshare in providing BI software. 

websecurityWeb security is not an option these days for enterprises small or large. Any cost benefit analysis done would suggest straight away how much savings would be done by implementing security. The co$t of a data breach averages $5.5 million or $194 per customer record. Companies that take security seriously by employing a Chief Information Security Officer can reduce the cost per customer record by up to 62%. So…what can Web developers be doing to PREVENT these data breaches and Web application vulnerabilities from happening in the first place?

CipherCloud Data SecurityCloud Data Security has always been a matter of concern for the Organizations. The vulnerability is more in the case of sensitive data and emails stored unencrypted in cloud-based applications. This has been confirmed by the latest developments and extensive media reporting about cybersecurity experts analyzing the facts behind investigations that led to the widely reported downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus.

kendouiTelerik, an end-to-end provider of software application life cycle and content management solutions has taken a step further to make its flagship product Kendo UI enterprise ready by adding highly interactive HTML5-based financial charts to Kendo UI DataViz. Along with it comes a critical feature of Java server-side wrappers that enable Java developers to use familiar server-side programming skills to build modern sites that benefit from Kendo UI’s client-side power and cross-browser HTML5 compatibility.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

[Review] SpiraPlan For Agile Teams

SpiraPlanBeing in software industry for over 20 years and working as project manager for few years, it is interesting to see how software tools help in day to day organisation and implementation of software. Yes Agile manifesto mentions “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”, there has been many software’s helping development teams meet that very end.

ActuateOneMany Organizations are into Big Data Analytics as the data is growing at a fast pace and volume. Unlocking value from it is beneficial for the Company to make informed decisions, in turn benefit the company. Actuate Corporation, the co-founder of the premier BIRT open source development project has come up with ActuateOne to deliver more insights into Bigdata.

cloud storageFile sync and storage on cloud has seen a major war this year with Dropbox, GDrive, SkyDrive, CloudDrive and others. This month a new startup product "Cubby" has entered the storage space and into Open Beta with impressive set of features and a whooping free space of upto 25 GB.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

[Infographic] Humanizing Big data

Alteryx Humanizing Big DataAnalyzing Big Data and unlocking its true value at the right time holds the key to make informed decisions. Only then businesses will get benefitted from the analysis. Alteryx says that to get value from Big Data you must add contextual information and place analytical capability in the hands of those who need it. In other words, Big Data needs to be “humanized”. Humanizing Big Data makes it accessible for analysts who operate in today’s enterprise business units, giving them capabilities usually available only to IT. It means working with the data directly so that it tells its story. Having the full story leads to business insight. It also means a new ability for data analysts to hone their craft and expand their ability to do analytics independently.

Proticor Cloud SecurityData security is one of the significant concerns for organizations planning to move their businesses into Cloud Environment. Data in a cloud becomes vulnerable to different kind of threats than that in a on-premise scenario. A startup Porticor is a cloud security company that provides secure and scalable solutions for data encryption and key management. It introduced the latest release of its Porticor Virtual Private Data (Porticor VPD) system, which fully protects cloud data while stored and in use, delivering total security to cloud environments.

pentaho fundingPentaho Corporation this week announced that it has raised a $23 million C round funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from additional existing investors Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and DAG Ventures.

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