Software Engineering

IT that won’t work in Hospitals

Some time back I was working in one of the biggest Healthcare product development company which then owned close to 70 products catering to various disciplines within the hospital operations both Clinical and administrative. I…

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Ingredients of a Successful Product

What makes a successful product (okay to be specific – a software product)? In other words, what causes so many software projects to fail? – These are reasonable questions to ask and to be answered.…

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User Experience (UX) – Why is it important?

As the topic mentioned, let’s see the importance of user experience (UX) in this blog. The following figure shows the various components of UX. Focusing on each of these attributes, helps to achieve effective UX…

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Consumerization of IT

Have always wondered if the likes of Microsoft will ever prioritize user experience (user delight) on par with technical excellence & enterprise IT security.. I have always held the opinion that if the end users…

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Aspire wins 3rd Prize in Watts Humphrey 2012

Do you know what it takes to win the Customer and delivering a customer experience that your competitors can’t match? We at Aspire Systems have provided the answer, “Producteering”, to the companies across the globe…

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Rewrite vs. Refactor – Which way to go?

Rewrite vs Refactor has always been a question every software faces at some point in time which could be because of many reasons. This question usually arises after few years from the first version of…

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ADP – Part 2 – Why do Software Projects Fail?

The estimated cost of software failures is estimated to be around 50 to 80 billion dollars per year. Reports also say that 3 out of 5 IT projects do not do what they were supposed…

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Performance Engineering – Best Practices

1. Use caching wisely: Use caching without hesitation. But cache different data for different amounts of time, based on how huge it is, how long it remains unaltered and how frequently it is accessed. Choose…

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The Making of Great Products: The value of prototyping

This week, let’s bring the focus back to the ingredients that go into building great products. Now you might have a brilliant idea which can translate into a great product, or perhaps you’ve found just…

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Application Development Platform (ADP) – Part 1

Application Development Platform refers to a suite of technology that can help enterprises in designing, developing and deploying their applications. In the absence of ADP, enterprises end up using multiple technologies, architectures and engineering structures…

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Product innovation Vs. Business innovation – which leads the other?

We had an interesting discussion during our monthly teleconference on May 30th revolving around Product innovation vs. Business innovation. I have summarized here some of the main points that came up during our teleconversation. One…

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Defining Product Engineering

Developing a software product differs significantly from developing an IT project-based application. Although many software vendors know this, only a few consciously nurture and look for specific skill-sets and tailor processes to develop software products.…

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