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Intelligent Process Automation is Eating the Outsourcing Cake

cogwheelprocessautomation_3310x1650-1024x510The IT revolution in India started with a need met by offshoring. The expensive human resources were replaced with cheaper human beings in another country.

With advent of new technology, the low end offshoring is finding their cake being eaten by an invisible opponent. This is visible in the lower revenues being forecasted by major Indian SIs. Somehow, the amount of outsourcing that the firms were doing earlier is not continuing. Intelligent Process Automation may be to be blamed. Continue reading

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How To: Provide Custom Series Colors for Kendo UI Data Visualization Charts

In this blog post i will take a look at one of the simplest API configuration we have for Kendo UI Data Visualization. When you use Kendo UI Data Viz to plot a chart have you ever wanted to provide your own custom colors for the series in the chart. If yes, well read on – i will show you how to achieve custom colors on series using Kendo UI Data Viz. Lets get started. Continue reading

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Resources from Webinar “A Conversation Experience in your CMS with Bots”

On Nov 17 2016 we conducted yet another webinar here at Progress India. We do these webinars almost every Thursday of the month between 12PM to 1PM. This time we focused on two technology – Microsoft BOT Framework & Sitefinity. This blog post is a recap of the webinar. You will find the video recording from the webinar. Continue reading

Realizing Digital Transformation with Application Platform as a Service

Platform as a Service (Paas) allows users to quickly create software applications and services using tools supplied by the provider. PaaS providers can assist developers from the conception of their original ideas to the creation of applications, and through to testing and deployment. This is all achieved in a managed mechanism.

According to a survey by Gartner, “88% of enterprises are interested in private PaaS while 34% of enterprises are already implementing or evaluating private PaaS” (Detecting a Red Shift in Enterprise Software Development) – Note: Source from Gartner

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Demonetisation and Support by Progress Technologies

500currencynoteThe demonetisation of INR 500 and INR 1000 currency notes sent a shock wave across India. While people have been facing inconvenience because of this, the majority believe that this is an important step in clearing out our economy from the evils of “black” or unaccounted money.

The general implication is that the banking industry will attract huge deposits from CASA. This will enable better liquidity in the market leading to lower interest rates and improved business investments. Softening of inflation due to reduced monetary supply is also likely. Continue reading

Nov – Dec 2016 Webinar Schedule

Its that time of the month when we tell you what we are thinking in terms of spreading knowledge for next 2 months. As you know we normally put up schedule for 2 months of webinar content upfront to you. You can decide which one you would like to attend and book your seats early. This blog post you will find our schedule for Nov & Dec 2016. We have some interesting ideas lined up for webinar. Continue reading

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How To: Create HTML5 Chart through code in your ASP.NET AJAX Applications

Almost 4 years ago just when i started working for Telerik or now Progress Software, i had written a blog post titled “Step by Step Guide to work with RadHtmlChart for ASP.NET AJAX”. The idea behind that blog post was to give you a step by step instruction on how to use the HTML5 Chart controls in our UI for ASP.NET AJAX suite. Couple of days ago i had a comment on that blog post where the user asked me “How to create the same chart from code behind i.e.entirely through code”. A common scenario if you ask me. So i thought of doing a step by step instruction  on how to create HTML5 chart entirely through code and this blog post will outline that. Continue reading

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Resources from webinar “Enterprise Cross Platform Native Mobile Apps with Telerik Platform and NativeScript”

Hi there. Its one more webinar to be shared with you all. On Oct 5 2016 we conducted one more webinar. This time it was titled “Enterprise Cross Platform Native Mobile Apps with Telerik Platform and NativeScript “. Continue reading

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How to: Drill Down Kendo UI Chart using Angular JS 1.X

Recently a customer was evaluating Kendo UI for one of their applications. Their team was using Angular JS as the UI framework. They wanted to know how to achieve a drill down on Kendo UI Chart with Angular JS. Now, Kendo UI has always supported Angular JS 1.x directive out of the box. Eventually i built a small demo on how to achieve this to showcase it to the customer. I thought why not turn this to a blog post and hence this post. I will be walk you through on how to create a drill down Kendo UI Chart with Angular JS 1.x. Lets get started. Continue reading

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Resources from webinar “Now Build Web Apps & APIs with Node JS”

On Sep 22 2016 we finished yet another webinar. We conduct these webinar almost every month on 2/3/4 Thursdays from 12PM to 1PM IST. This time the topic for the webinar was “Now Build Web Apps & APIs with Node JS”. Node JS is a very popular server side execution environment and you can program using JavaScript as a language. This is a interesting topic and we decided to provide you a stepping stone towards your Node JS journey. This webinar was all about the basics – what, why and how of Node JS. We have the webinar recorded and you can view the recording below on demand. Continue reading

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How To: Use RadMap in your ASP.NET AJAX Web Applications

In this blog post i will take a lap around on of the interesting controls we have in our Portfolio. UI for ASP.NET AJAX is one of the popular control suites in our portfolio. As part of the suite we have “RadMap” – an Server Control which renders HTML5 based map on your web page. Rest of this blog post will focus on how to getting started with RadMap. If you want to quickly jump to the demos we have and take a sneak peek – well head over here. Continue reading

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Resources from webinar “Building BOTs with Microsoft BOT Framework”

Its webinar time again. We concluded one more webinar on Aug 25 2016. This time it was an interesting developer topic. Microsoft released a brand new framework called “Microsoft BOT Framework” around 6 months ago. This webinar the focus was how to build a BOT using Microsoft BOT Framework. If you attended live, hope you liked the webinar. This blog post is a recap of the webinar and you will find the slide deck & video recording of the webinar. Continue reading