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17th December 2018 Job Openings , Careers
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Zyxware Technologies, established in 2006, has been offering Software Development and Consultancy services to a global clientele. Its chosen technology platform is Drupal, a Free Software. It is one of the largest code contributors to Drupal from India. We are looking for Project Manager who can lead our team towards delivering true value to our clients. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the planning, execution and delivery of projects with the assistance of Project Leads. The candidate will be placed at our office in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. APPLY ONLINE Specifically, the person will be responsible for the following: Operations: Works with the client to define the project scope Sets and manages client expectations on deliverables Creates and tracks against a detailed project plan and resource plan Identifies and obtains any training, tools and infrastructure requirements of the project Identifies stakeholders and defines the communication plan Establishes and tracks client objectives and Zyxware objectives for each project Ensures effective risk, issue and dependency management Ensures timely escalation to senior management Ensure that project deliverables are within scope, schedule, budget and with excellent quality Conducts periodic and timely project reviews with reportees. Monitors project progress towards meeting objectives, evaluate causes of deviation from plan, takes corrective action to address deviations Provides periodic project metrics and financials reporting to senior management Ensures coordination between various stakeholders and teamsClients: Understands clients' requirements and priorities and ensures the delivery is as per clients' needs Sets up client meetings, reviews progress with clients Establishes a trusted working relationship with clients Understands the client's business and the larger project contextPeople: Raises demand for resources appropriately and works with HR to bring in resources with the right skill sets Evaluates and manages productivity of resources Identifies strengths and weaknesses of resources and implements corrective measures Ensures effective resource utilisation of direct and indirect reportees Provides feedback to resources and mentors resources/drives mentoring of resources as per reporting hierarchy Conducts Continuous Performance Evaluation cyclesOrganisation: Enhance, improve and administer Zyware Project Management methodology in line with industry standards Evaluates tools and systems in use and contribute to improvements Exhibit Zyxware values. Encourage and develop the organisation culture in accordance with the same Plan and organise trainingsExperience: 8 – 12 years of IT industry experience At least 4 years of experience working as a Project Manager Knowledge and Skills Required: Qualification: B Tech/ MCA Software Industry project management certifications like PMP or Lean Six Sigma. Good understanding of web applications development and SDLC. Competence in planning, estimation, scheduling, and planning. Team management skills. Experience in project management and productivity tools. Good written and oral communication skills in English. Organised, passionate and goal oriented. Always keeps the big picture in mind. Drives project ownership and inspires a sense of shared purpose within the team. Works well under pressure and comfortable with change and complexity in dynamic environments. Can shift between the big picture and small-but-crucial details knowing when to concentrate on each. Constantly improving own as well as their team's skills. Demonstrates exemplary leadershipPeople Management skills Motivates the team, drives ownership and inspires a sense of shared purpose within the team Ensures team morale is maintained throughout Develops other leaders in the organisation Is adept at conflict resolution If you meet the above requirements, please mail in your resume with the subject ‘Application for the post of Project Manager (PM011808)' to careers@zyxware.com. Please note that while the management appreciates your interest and application for the job, it may not be possible to send in a personalised response to all applicants. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email or a telephonic communication within 4 weeks of your application. Job Openings Careers Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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Zyxware Technologies, established in 2006, has been offering Software Development and Consultancy services to a global clientele. We are looking for an accountant to be part of our Finance & Accounts team. The position is open for somebody with 1+ years of experience and a B.Com / M.Com / CA - Inter degree. The responsibilities would include accounting daily sales, accounting for other operational expenses and performing statutory compliance. The candidate will be placed at our office in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. APPLY ONLINE Specifically, the person will be responsible for the following: Preparation of financial statements (monthly, quarterly and annual)- P & L A/c, Balance sheet, Cash Flow / Fund Flow Compilation of accounts to arrive at financial information affecting the company for short term and long term planning Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures Monitor and review accounting system for better application Prepare budget and review the same with actual and take corrective action for deviation if any Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control Prepare invoices to clients for the application development Recommend, develop and maintain financial databases, computer software systems and manual filing systems Manage the input and handling of financial data and reports for the company's automated financial systems Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits Responsible for statutory compliance like SEZ filing, VAT, GST and TDS We are looking for the following attributes ineligible candidates: Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications Education - B.Com / M.Com / CA - Inter Minimum work experience of 1 year in Accounting Excellent interpersonal communication in English Liaison with Auditors and financial institutions Filing of return for TDS, Service Tax, VAT/GST Filing of returns on Softex(SEZ) Maintenance of books of accounts using Quickbooks Preparation of vouchers for payment, receipt and journal If you meet the above requirements, please mail your updated resume with the subject 'Application for the post of Accountant (AC011808)' to careers@zyxware.com. Please note that while the management appreciates your interest and application for the job, it may not be possible to send in a personalized response to all applicants. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email or a telephonic communication within 4 weeks of your application. job po Careers Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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Zyxware Technologies, established in 2006, has been offering Software Development and Consultancy services to a global clientele. We are looking for a Sales Manager to be part of our Sales team. Your deliverable is to maximize revenue for Zyxware. To achieve this, he/she will need to find potential new customers in the respective geography in the allocated companies, present our basket of services to them and ultimately create long term strategic accounts with Clients that will continue to grow business in the future. The candidate will be responsible for end to end sales cycle management i.e. from Lead generation (from the set of qualified clients and qualified contacts) to deal closure and also should have a forecasted pipeline for the following 6 months. The role would start with an individual contributor, gradually adding to team expansion and team revenue management. The candidate will be placed at our office in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. APPLY ONLINE Role and Responsibilities: You will develop and executes sales strategies and tactics that maximize the company’s opportunity within the customer environment Responsible for sales planning and accurate forecasting Determine clients' needs through a consultative selling approach Professional represent Zyxware, knowledge and capabilities to clients and prospective buyers through an understanding of and by leveraging ours capabilities to target industries Identify new business prospects, penetrate and develop new opportunities Ensure that sales pipeline remains full with qualified leads & prospect Manages all aspects of pricing, reporting, invoicing, and contractual/commissions reconciliation Creates and maintains internal account planning tools, dashboards and cadence processes; establishes and tracks key system adoption/utilization objectives Required Qualifications and Experience: You are required to be a strong background in executive-level communication, building customer and partner relationships, and territory planning and segmentation. Positions and promotes the partner value proposition, leading in the development and expansion of opportunities, and reinforcing existing relationships Bachelor degree or equivalent required; MBA preferred 10+ years of relevant international sales experience Should be in a capacity of individual contributor and doing end-to-end sales activity. Consultative Hunter Consistent track record of revenue generation, Target realization with a successive progression of target and achievement numbers through service selling Should have experience in handling B2B clients from US/Europe/UK/ME/APAC regions Should have Good knowledge of MS Office, CRM and Bid management Candidates with US Business Visa will be prefered A team man and should be able to handle a team of lead generation executives Strong communication & presentation skills (written and oral) As part of business expansion we are looking for Mid / Senior International Sales professional for US, ME & APAC Geographies dealing with decision makers (technical and Sales) in service sectors If you meet the above requirements, please mail your updated resume with the subject 'Application for the post of Manager, IT Sales (SM011808)' to careers@zyxware.com. Please note that while the management appreciates your interest and application for the job, it may not be possible to send in a personalized response to all applicants. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email or a telephonic communication within 2 weeks of your application. Job Openings Careers Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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Zyxware Technologies is engaged in the business of software applications development and consultancy services. Its chosen technology platform is Drupal, a Free Software. It is one of the largest code contributors to Drupal from India. We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter able to identify and develop new business prospects from multiple sources. They will be designated as an Inside Sales Executive. This position involves research and lead generation in sync with ground sales, presales and professional services. They will be responsible for prospecting, qualifying and generating new sales leads to support the US Sales Managers. They will be placed at our office in Trivandrum. APPLY ONLINE Role and Responsibilities: Generate leads based on in-depth, US geography’s research & competitor analysis for focused verticals Set up meetings, ensures the sales personnel is equipped with necessary information Orient him/ her about subtle nuances captured during lead generation exercise Assist in building sales collaterals to orient prospective clients Generate MIS reports & dashboards as per raised request Assist in activation and running of various communication US geo campaigns through e-mail, Phone & Events campaigns Stay abreast of market developments, understand competitor trends. Analyze and use the same for targeting potential prospects Persistent follow up with client. Communicates in a clear & timely manner to ensure on building lasting relations Understands non-verbal and underlying cues of the prospects and aims to maximize on them Create and maintain database for future reference and use Desired Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills Fair understanding of US geography, IT services and solutions from lead generation perspective Should have minimum 1 year of experience in telecalling in US Positive attitude & Go-getter Willing to work in USA shift Good understanding of internet and Microsoft officeIf you meet the above requirements, please mail your updated resume with the subject 'Application for the post of Inside Sales Executive (IS011808)' to careers@zyxware.com. Please note that while the management appreciates your interest and application for the job, it may not be possible to send in a personalized response to all applicants. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email or a telephonic communication within 4 weeks of your application. Job Openings Careers Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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Zyxware Technologies is looking for a Test Manager who can lead our team of talented software testers towards delivering true value to our clients. The Test Manager will be managing a team of approximately 10 - 15 testers with the assistance of Testing Team Leads. The Test Manager is accountable for achieving client satisfaction and ensuring the overall quality of testing phase. We expect the Test Manager to have the ability to identify and work with metrics to ensure that the testing process satisfies the organisational and project requirements. The Test Manager is also responsible for contributing to the development of the organisation by upholding our values and being focused on our vision and mission. The selected candidate will be placed at our office in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram. APPLY ONLINE We are looking for the following attributes: Exposure to business workflows and functional testing Preparation of test cases - functional / performance Exposure in working directly with clients to understand client expectation Ability to propose test strategies for projects Ability to mentor testing team members in processes and tools Sensitivity to cost implication of testing plans Good understanding of SDLC process Candidates with testing certifications will have added advantageExperience: 7 to 10 years of testing experience in various technology frameworks (web / desktop), involving business functionality Experience in leading a large team of ten to fifteen members Experience in developing customised testing processes based on customer and organisational expectation Exposure to test automation toolsIf you meet the above requirements, please mail your updated resume with the subject 'Application for the post of Test Manager (TM011808)' to careers@zyxware.com. Please note that while the management appreciates your interest and application for the job, it may not be possible to send in a personalized response to all applicants. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email or a telephonic communication within 4 weeks of your application. Job Openings Careers Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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Zyxware Technologies is engaged in the business of software applications development and consultancy services. Its chosen technology platform is Drupal, a Free Software. It is one of the largest code contributors to Drupal from India. We are looking for a Dev Ops Engineer to join at our Trivandrum Development Centre. APPLY ONLINE Specifically, the person will be responsible for the following: Design and build automated solutions using continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) systems and work with other server technologies including virtualization, middleware, storage, messaging, and cloud Build sustainable CI/CD workflows; orchestrate automated tasks, provide maintenance for Jenkins or other CI/CD Systems Work collaboratively with internal Development and Quality Assurance teams to ensure consistency by maintaining parity with production environments Enable transformation of established infrastructure using automation; build new systems environments, and upgrade existing ones Script to build required automation and tools on an ad hoc basis (using Ansible, Python, Bash, etc.) Build new hosting environment and configuration of websites. Manage the hosting and troubleshoot in case of any issues Manage system backups, restore and configure application software Monitoring of Servers with Nagios/other tools, Regular health checking of Servers for Security Violations, Disk Space, MYSQL status, Apache, FTP, etc. We are looking for the following attributes: Experience with CI/CD practices with an understanding of full-life-cycle configuration management; experience with Jenkins CI/CD Experience with DevOps concepts and automation skills Experience in the container ecosystem (Kubernetes, OpenShift by Red Hat) Extensive experience in the deployment, monitoring, and management of virtualized systems Linux expertise. Advanced operating system level networking skills with a focus on problem solving Debugging, improving and maintaining deployment scripts Configure servers like Apache Web Servers, Application Servers MYSQL Database Servers Knowledge of Ansible automation or other configuration management tools Ability to manages system backups, restore and configure application software Experience with version control systems like GIT Experience with Python, Bash, and other common scripting languages Automating task through shell scripting Flexible, with the willingness to quickly learn new tools and methods Good team player, takes initiative, with the ability to work on your own Good written and verbal communication skills in English If you meet the above requirements, please mail your updated resume with the subject 'Application for the post of DevOps Engineer (DO011808)' to careers@zyxware.com. Please note that while the management appreciates your interest and application for the job, it may not be possible to send in a personalized response to all applicants. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email or a telephonic communication within 4 weeks of your application. Job Openings Careers Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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17th December 2018 Drupal
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Slick view Slick view is a module which provides new display style to views called Slick Carousel. For this, ‘Views UI’ module is not required. If we need to customize slick slider then we can use Views UI. Installation Slick views: Composer requires drupal/slick_views This will install Slick views Slick (core slick module) Slick UI Slick UI is for providing UI for slick configuration, Slick Views requires slick. Go to extend and install Slick views and slick. If we need to configure slick then we need to install Slick UI module. After installing this module we get an item ‘slick’ in configuration page under media tab. Creation of slider using slick view To create slider using view. Add needed fields for slider in the ‘fields’ section. Now we need to configure the slick carousel We already selected ’slick carousel’ in ‘format’. Click on settings. Now we are going to discuss basic settings. Vanilla slick: Check only if we selected ‘Content’ in Format >Show section. This can be used when slick features cannot satisfy the needs. Now we keep it unchecked. Option set: We can select predefined option sets from this drop-down. Option sets are sets of configurations which are created and saved. Option sets can be created under Admin > Configuration > Slick. This increases re-usability of a set of configurations. This will also provide a large number of options for customizing the slider. Keep it as default. Skin main: Here we can select different skins for the slider. Skins are layouts for sliders with CSS. Some options depend on skins. We are now selecting ‘default’ skin for getting a simple basic slider. Main stage: select the main background or image field. Select the image field. Title: Select the title field. Layout: layouts can be used to specify the slide and caption alignment. Captions fields: Check needed caption fields. We are selecting ‘title’. Override main optionset: If we checked this box, then we can override some features which are configured in main option set like dots, arrows, autoplay, infinite loop etc. Place view in a region. Go to Admin>Structure >Block layout Place our block into a region. Checkout the slider, it should be working.. Drupal Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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17th December 2018 Drupal
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Slick Carousel   Slick can be used to create a slider. We can create a slider with views and paragraph types or multiple value fields. Slick carousel has many features. Responsiveness is the main feature, that is the ability to scale according to its container. It provides advanced settings for breakpoints. The slick slider can be scrolled using the auto scroll, mouse wheel scroll, swipe, desktop mouse dragging etc. It provides settings for customizing arrow keys and its navigation also provides settings for dots under the slider for slide selecting. Slick has different skins like Full width, Full-screen Split, Grid and multiple-row carousel. Installing slick Composer requires Drupal/slick For creating a slider with multiple value fields, we need the following modules Slick Slick UI For creating a slider with the view, we need the following modules Slick Slick views Creating a slider with multiple value fields or paragraph types Go to extend menu, then install and enable the slick module and slick UI (Provides slick carousel configuration UI). Now we are going to create a slider with a paragraph type and a multiple value image field. Steps: Now we need to configure slick slider. Click on the settings icon in manage display tab. Set ‘OptionSet’ and ‘Skin’ to any predefined one will generate a basic slider. OptionSet is already selected with ‘default’ OptionSet. Other fields and advanced configurations All fields are displayed with a tooltip which contains information about the field. Now we are going to discuss some of the fields. Display style: Use either CSS3 Columns or Grid Foundation. Difference: Columns are best with irregular image sizes (scale width, empty height), as it affects the natural order of grid items. Grid is good with regular cropped ones. Unless required, leave empty to use default formatter, or style. CSS3 Columns is best with adaptive height, non-vertical. Will use the regular carousel as default style if left empty. OptionSet main: Here we can select option set which we can create in the slick configuration page. OptionSet is a set of configuration which we can create and save. This increases the re-usability of a certain configuration. ‘Default’ option set is selected as default. OptionSet creation is going to be discussed in the next topic. Skin main: Skins allow various CSS layouts. Slick provides some predefined skins. Selecting OptionSet and a skin is enough to generate a simple slider. Image style: Select image style. This is the main image style option. Selecting any image style will help to change the image style like ratio, crop etc. OptionSet thumbnail: Select only if we needed thumbnail customisation using optionset. Skin thumbnail: Select only if we needed thumbnail for our slider. Thumbnail style, Thumbnail effect, Thumbnail position: These can be used to specify the thumbnail image style, effect and position. If thumbnail options have been provided then thumbnail for slider images can be displayed as below. Media switcher: We can select appropriate media switching option like switching to content, link to smaller slick etc. Use CSS background: Check this to turn the image into css background. Aspect ratio: Select any aspect ratio for image slider. Grid large: Set this option only for larger displays if needed. Layout: This option can be used for selecting a layout that specifies the slider and caption position etc. Thumbnail caption: Here we can decide what should be displayed as thumbnail caption among alt and title text of the image. Caption fields: Here we can tick alt and title field for displaying as a caption for each slide. Cache: If we need to cache our slider data, then we can select an appropriate time period for caching data. Override main optionset: If we checked this, some settings of selected optionset can be overridden. The settings which can be overridden will be displayed after selecting this checkbox. Over-ridable options are: Arrows - check if slider next and previous arrow need to be displayed. Autoplay – check if the slider needs to be auto played. Dots – check if the slider bottom dots needs to be displayed. Draggable – makes the slider draggable. Infinite – allow the slider slide infinitely. Mousewheel – allow the slider to slide when mouse scrolls. Randomize – for random sliding. Variable width – select if each slide needs to be displayed as variable width. Settings for responsiveness: Leave Breakpoints empty to disable multi-serving images. If provided, lazyload applies. This is ignored if core responsive image is provided. It uses max-width, not min-width. Here we can set breakpoints as we needed. The above listed are fields of slick configuration. This configuration is enough for creating a slider. If we need to customize more then we can create option set and use it. Option set increases the re-usability of configurations. Now let's discuss how to create a new optionset. Creating option set Go to the configuration page, under media, select slick. On this page, we can see the default option set. This cannot be edited, but we can create its duplicate and edit. Here we can configure our slider from the basic, like slider arrows, autoplay, dots, variable width or height etc. Click on duplicate and give a name to option set. There are two tabs one is settings and other is responsive display. Settings tab for specifying the needed configuration for the slider and responsive display tab for specifying the responsive design. Now we are going to discuss the fields in the option set. Optimized: Check to optimize the stored options. Anything similar to defaults will not be stored, except those required by sub-modules and theme_slick(). Breakpoints: Here we can specify the number of breakpoints which is needed for the responsive design. After adding the number of breakpoints, we can specify configuration for each breakpoint in ‘responsive display’ tab. Skin: Here we can select a skin for this particular option set. Mobile first: This is used for specifying mobile first responsive display (taking min-width instead of max-width). asNavFor target: Can specify ID or class for navigation to other sliders. Accessibility: Enables tabbing and arrow key navigation. There are many fields for specifying variable height or width, autoplay, dots for the slider, next and previous icons, slide speed, fade draggable infinite loop of slides, etc.. After creating slick configurations, print the field for displaying the slick slider. Slick is an easy way to create a slider with large options for customization. Read 'How to create Slider using Slick View in Drupal' Drupal Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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17th December 2018 Artificial Intelligence
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Authors: Thomas P. Thomas, Nisha Oommen Increasingly, we hear the term 'Digital Transformation' in the context of IT Industry and how it is changing the world around us in ways we could not have anticipated just a few years ago. It is real and it has impact. We see it in governance (Smart City) in commerce (Uber, Airbnb, personalisation, omni-channel marketing), in finance (cryptocurrency, blockchain enabled trade finance), in manufacturing (IoT and industrial robots). However, for many the term is vaguely understood. While many understand the form that Digital Transformation takes - IoT, AI, Analytics and it's technology stack - very few understand the content of the term. The Content of Digital Transformation The content or the essence of digital transformation is that it radically transforms a business model or it causes disruption in an industry and that is why it is powerful. The content is less technology and more business and therefore, people with a strong orientation to technology tend to focus on the form and miss out on the content. It will require deeper engagement to understand the content of Digital Transformation. But as a quick guideline, there are some thumb rules that allow us to distinguish between a digital transformation initiative and an IT enablement initiative. An IT enablement initiative is usually about automation of an existing business process to reduce cost and the time of execution. A digital transformation initiative on the other hand usually involves a lot more than that. The essential test we can apply to see whether an initiative is a digital transformation initiative or not, is to see to whether any of the following kinds of changes are taking place as a result of the initiative. Aggregation of Demand and/or Supply (Airbnb, Uber etc) Disintermediation (Flipkart, Amazon etc took out many distributors and retailers from the supply chain, blockchain can take away the need for intermediaries like banks for payments) Automation leveraging on AI for analysis and insights (preliminary diagnostics in healthcare, algorithm driven trading in capital markets etc.) The first two are brought about by filling information gaps that are otherwise hindering a meaningful transaction. For instance, Uber, provides the driver information about who requires a cab and to the consumer the information about the cab, the driver and time of arrival. In other words, it connects demand and supply by plugging information gaps. By doing just that, it drastically improves the utilisation of the car (asset) and can bring down the operating cost and thereby price of cab services. (Actual prices will of course be influenced by the profit seeking nature of enterprises.) The third is a lot more than that. It is made possible by advances in AI and availability of information processing technology whereby some of the capabilities of the human mind can be replicated by systems. Lets get little bit more into detail about the digital transformation of the above three kinds of changes to understand the difference from IT enablement. Aggregation of Demand and Supply Airbnb and Uber are digital platforms that are seen as the models of digital transformation and disruption. Why do we call them as instances of digital transformation? How did they bring about disruption, despite the fact that their service offerings are not new? One offers bed and breakfast services. The other a taxi service. Both are not new concepts. What really made the difference? By aggregating demand and supply using a digital platform, they created new possibilities that changed the nature of customer experience, impacted pricing and created a totally new service model that could scale with almost zero marginal cost. Airbnb - Transforming the Hospitality Market It is said that Airbnb started as a solution to the problem (of paying rent) by the founders. They had built a simple website offering bed and breakfast. By offering a simple but critical service of providing information about availability and pricing of places to stay including non-conventional ones and facilitating bookings, they were able to cater to a large number of customers of varied profiles. This market share gave them the leverage to aggregate on the supply side and launch a number of digitally driven initiatives that enhanced the customer experience as well as offer benefits to suppliers. Trust factor was a major issue for those renting. Integration of rating/reviewer systems and Facebook profiles helped address the information gap and helped people make more informed choices. This helped to build chains of supply and demand where each player is self motivated without the platform spending a dime on assets and their upkeep. The Airbnb business model utilises a network of freelance photographers( directly paid by Airbnb) to visit properties and take high definition photographs of the property. These highly improved pictures boosted the click rates and allowed for better branding of their properties. Thus by aggregating demand and supply and creating the right incentive structures for the actors in the ecosystem, they were able to build a new service delivery model that transformed customer experience. Uber - Transforming the Taxi Services Market As for Uber, while it does use the same aggregator business model there are variants in the key factors that brought about the disruption. The map locating technology along with the Uber app closed the information gap between the supply and the demand. The rating system and the surge pricing strategy helped them handle the fluctuations in demand against the supply. This can be illustrated by its business model canvas as shown below. Source Digital Disintermediation In this kind of digital transformation, the role of the middleman is removed, connecting directly the consumer and the manufacturer. Not only does this bring the customer closer to the source but also enables direct selling causing disruption in the value chain. Some prime examples are blockchains (disintermediation of banks), Amazon, and Flipkart. Both Amazon and Flipkart have disrupted the traditional brick and mortar stores sales and distribution model and have still succeeded in creating brands of great value. By directly selling to the consumer online, a fish company in the South of India, ‘Daily Fish’ has eliminated the need for street hawkers and reach the consumers (homemakers or restaurants) directly through their app or website. Leveraging AI for Analysis and Insights At one point of time, insights generation and decision making ability were not seen to be within the ambit of automation. However, AI and Big Data have now created new possibilities. Developed from systematic analysis of relevant (labeled) data, analytics driven insights bring to the forefront hidden truths that can be used to the advantage of the business. For instance, AI driven recommendation systems have shot up click through rates of videos on YouTube. As of 2018, 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute. 5 billion videos are watched by 1.3 billions users( almost one third of the internet users) everyday.6 How did YouTube manage this kind of disruption? YouTube’s AI based recommendation system. Their co-visitation based recommendation accounts for 207% of the ‘Most Viewed Page’ and 60% of the video clicks from the home page.7 In a recent joint research by Accenture and MIT, ‘Winning in Analytics’ they found that high performing companies are embedding predictive analytics insights into key business processes which is twice that of low performers. Without doubt, analytics based decision making is disrupting industries especially healthcare industry, retail, finance and surprisingly the sports industry. Case in point is the way the Houston Astros won the major league baseball championship last year.8 The insights can be customer focused when we are talking about business insights, algorithm-driven trading in capital markets, or it could be resource allocation or supply chain- having insights on anything based on the predictability or patterns that emerge from mapping the data garnered. Digital Transformation as a Business Approach So in conclusion, digital transformation is a three-pronged business approach performing end-to-end mapping of business activities, re-architecting the activities or introducing new value creating activities using digital technology strategically, assessing and improving data management and analytics expertise, and leading to radically improved customer experiences, emergence of radically new business models and industry structures. References 1. ‘Closing the Gap: Beyond Digitization to Business Transformation’, whitepaper, published in 2017, Cognizant-HBR, accessed June 2018 2. Janaki Akella, Neha Gargi and Tusha Mehrotra, ‘Putting digital process innovation at the center of organizational change’, article, published July 2015, Mckinsey.com, accessed June 2018 3. ‘Digital Transformation of Industries: In collaboration with Accenture’, white paper, published January 2016, World Economic Forum, accessed June 2018 4. ‘Digital Transformation: A Roadmap For Billion-Dollar Organizations’, white paper, published 2011, MIT Center for Digital Business and Capgemini Consulting, accessed June 2018 5. Sourobh Das, ‘Airbnb Business Model: How Does Airbnb Make Money?’, brandstudy/ business model, updated April 2018, Feedough.com, accessed June 2018 6. Salman Aslam, ‘YouTube by the Numbers: Stats, Demographics & Fun Facts’, blog, Published February 2018, Omnicore, accessed July 2018 7. James Davidson, Benjamin Liebald, Junning Liu, Palash Nandy, Taylor Van Vleet, ‘The YouTube Video Recommendation System’, whitepaper, January 2010, Researchgate.net, accessed July 2018 8. Jeff Luhnow, Aaron De Smet, Allen Webb, ‘How the Houston Astros are winning through advanced analytics’, interview, published June 2018, Mckinsey Quarterly, accessed July 2018 Artificial Intelligence Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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17th December 2018 Drupal , Drupal 8
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on 17th December 2018 / by akhila.vn
To load a node details using its id in Drupal 8 use the following syntax: $node_details = Node::load($nid); $node_details->field_FIELD_NAME->value; We can load multiple nodes in Drupal 8 using loadMultiple() function. Note that the parameter should be array of ids. $nodes = Node::loadMultiple($nids); foreach ($nodes as $node_content) { $title = $node_content->getTitle(); $created_by = $node_content->getOwner(); $type = $node_content->getType(); $field1 = $node_content->field_FIELD_NAME->value; // Get necessary fileds like this. } If it is a node page, then we can get $node_content = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('node');. Similarly we can load file by id and get its contents like this: $file = File::load($file_fid); $file_url = $file->url(); $file_name = $file->getFilename(); $url = Url::fromUri($file_url); $file_user_entity = $file->getOwner() $file_user_id = $file->getOwnerId() $size = $file->getSize(); // Getting all other details of the file goes here. We can load multiple files like node using File::loadMultiple($fids). For taxonomy term loading we have to pass its target id Term::load($keyword_name->target_id);. We can use getName(), getVocabularyId(), getDescription() etc. For vocabularies we can use, Vocabulary::load($vid). If there is an object for vocabulary then we can get the vocabulary hierarchy by using $vb_obj->getHierarchy(). Note that we have to use the entity class for appropriate load use Drupal\node\Entity\ENTITY_NAME;. For example: use Drupal\node\Entity\Node; use Drupal\taxonomy\Entity\Term; use Drupal\file\Entity\File; --------------------------- Hope this helps. Drupal Drupal 8 Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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