Answering the Call for Code to build a better world

Imagine a devastating landslide crashing down a mountain slope which is home to 500 families. Only, right now, these 500 families are safely ensconced elsewhere, with all their valuable [...]


Digital Transformation fueled by data monetization: Internal and External

I got a call from an events marketing company yesterday and we spoke about data monetization and how more and more CEOs expect their CIOs and LOBs to launch data powered products. Not surprising! [...]


Miss the “C” Word and be doomed

Secure SDLC in the PCI DSS Ver 3.2 Ambit: “Compliance Management ( the “C” Word) I recently attended a conference where a discussion started on how the PCI DSS Standard meshed [...]


“A Truthful Narrative, Not Fairytales” The Role of Personas and Journey Maps in Digital Transformation

In 2017, digital transformation efforts will continue to leverage social media and gamified user experiences, big data analytics and advanced search to create a more personalized, outside-in [...]


Migration of Data Warehouses to the Cloud

By now, the cloud has become a well settled deployment option for business applications. Among it’s many benefits, it provides an excellent ground for basing the business intelligence [...]


Software Continues to Eat the World

Here at Persistent, we talk a lot about the software-driven world. To us it seems obvious – the role of big data analytics combined with the easy-to-use interfaces we are now familiar with from [...]


A New Kind of Commute – Data Architecture in the Cloud

Before I get into the technical aspects of this post, a quick observation about life in Pune. I grew up there and I love it. Not that long ago, the city was relatively small (by India standards) [...]


“Life is more fun if you play games,” Roald Dahl

Famed children’s author Roald Dahl was onto something when he said this, and the new wave of smart cities is taking its lead from this concept too. There’s a certain pain and pleasure to city [...]


Who Am I? I Am Transformed, That’s Who I Am

There’s an old joke in which the Dalai Lama walks into a fast food joint to order a hot dog, and the guy behind the counter asks him what he wants on it. The response is, “Make me one with [...]

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