In the face of growing healthcare challenges such as an aging population, chronic diseases, and high cost of hospitalization, wearable patient monitoring (WPM) systems create new opportunities for improving patient care.
From modish wearables that track general fitness, these systems have matured to medical-grade devices that can monitor chronic diseases and other medical conditions. Wearables fitted with advanced biosensors and integrated with a robust IoT platform for analysis and communication constitute a potential solution for early detection of clinical deterioration, timely response by medical staff, and appropriate medical intervention. (more…)
Some smart guy once said the devil is in the details, and it is the details we’re getting down to in this post, the last in our series on Blockchain Technology & Bitcoin Cryptocurrency.
We shall go through the following:
- What a Bitcoin transaction looks like
- Scripting languages used
- Data structure
We went through the building blocks of blockchain technology in Part 1. There are a few other concepts that are integral to blockchain and Bitcoin. Let’s go through them one by one in this second post on Blockchain Technology and Bitcoin Cryptocurrency.
- Distributed Consensus Protocol
- Double-Spend Attack
- Proof of Work
- Incentive Mechanisms (more…)
In a three-part series on Blockchain technology and Bitcoin Cryptocurrency, our bloggers unravel the technology underlying Bitcoin, which is currently hogging the headlines globally. Part 1 explores the basics of blockchain technology. Part 2 dwells on the protocols and concepts in Bitcoin. Part 3 takes a closer look at the concepts covered in Part 1 and 2. A minimal understanding of cryptography—its basic concepts and terms—will make your journey through these posts effortless.
The precipitous rise in digital data and the subsequent growth of automated machine intelligence has engendered the latest digital business transformation. As we enter 2018, enterprises find themselves at different ends of the transformation spectrum. While some have become pathfinders, more staid enterprises are still waiting at the threshold.
Many are plagued by questions such as, What digital technologies to embrace in 2018 and how to tap them effectively?
I reached out to some of our senior architects and engineers and what follows is their take on what enterprises will need in their arsenal in the new year. (more…)
Years ago when I joined, QBurst was a start-up with just 100 employees. Being fast-paced in technology adoption and service delivery, we adopted agile methodology early on—specifically Scrum. Now, as the company has grown to over a thousand people, we are in need of scaling agile. And that is what brings me to Scaled Agile Framework, aka SAFe! (more…)
One of the major IT trends in recent years has been the increase in automation and a simultaneous decrease in the need for manual intervention. Another big hit is ‘microservices’.
Recently, my team came up with the idea of utilizing these key technological developments to build a flawless infrastructure that can be continuously improved and monitored with minimal manual effort.
While numerous IT groups are still dependant on manual steps, custom scripts and obsolete tools, the DevOps team at QBurst took to automating infrastructure management. With this, we were able to oversee the infrastructure, reduce errors, and perform seamless deployments and monitoring.
In this blog, I would like to introduce the concept of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using the example of deploying a microservice to Amazon ECS. (more…)
Did you know that the media giants WIRED and the Guardian switched to HTTPS last year? As challenging and time-consuming the process might have been, these media houses kept at it and finally moved to the more secure version of the web protocol.
While priorities driving this change tend to vary from business to business, there are some common compelling reasons to migrate to HTTPS. (more…)
“Work smarter, not harder” is the idea contained in Oracle Fusion HCM approval workflows. By simplifying the complex processes involved in approval management, the HCM approval workflows reduce the administrative burden on Human Resource executives/managers, boosting overall HR productivity and efficiency.
As organizations vary, so do approval processes. To fully realize the goal of a smart HR, workflows need to be configured to custom requirements. This post covers some of the benefits and best practices in configuring Oracle Fusion HCM approval workflows that I’ve compiled from my experience.