Perfective Maintenance

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Perfective Maintenance is comprised of three components: Perfective Monitoring, Perfective Analysis, and Perfective Change.

Perfective Monitoring examines application data capacity for the purpose of creating Requests for Change to improve the application’s database, storage capacity and to avoid future incidents. Perfective Monitoring will be restricted to surveillance of application consumables: database and data storage.

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Corrective Maintenance

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Corrective Maintenance is defined as modifying an application, its data, and its documentation to effect fixes or workarounds to correct, eliminate, or minimize the impact of Severity Level 1, Severity Level 2, Severity Level 3, Severity Level 4 Incidents.  Corrective Maintenance also includes the Service to respond to Incidents during Support Coverage Hours to keep production applications running in the event of an Incident.

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Application Maintenance

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Application Maintenance consists of the activities to keep an application and its documentation in conformance to existing business and operational requirements. The Application Maintenance does not change (add, modify, or delete) the business functionality provided by the application to the user.

Adaptive Maintenance

Adaptive Maintenance is that portion of Application Maintenance to modify an application and its documentation as necessitated by changes (patches, updates, etc) to the technical environment in … Read the rest “Application Maintenance”

25 technologies that have changed the world

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If 1995 seems a long time ago, that’s because it was. The DVD player was the hot new entertainment device, mobile phones were bulky and did little besides place calls, and accessing the internet was a novel (and slow) experience confined to desktop computers. It also was the year CNET began publishing news and reviews.

Technology has changed immensely in the 25 years since then. One could argue … Read the rest “25 technologies that have changed the world”

Infosys to cut roles, flatten company for speedy decision-making

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Infosys is undertaking a major restructuring at the higher levels in order to flatten the organisation and make decision-making faster. As part of this, the company will trim its workforce at job level (JL) 7 and above, those in the ranks of delivery managers, industry principal (the JL7 equivalent for consulting roles), AVPs, VPs and SVPs.

Infosys has over 30,000 employees in senior roles or what they call JL … Read the rest “Infosys to cut roles, flatten company for speedy decision-making”

BHIM app data breach exposes data of over 7 million users: Report

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Mobile payment app BHIM has suffered a data breach, affecting personal records of over 7 million users in India, according to a report by Israeli cybersecurity website vpnMentor.

The 409-gigabyte data leak included personal identifiable information such as Aadhaar card details, caste certificates, residence proof, bank records, along with a complete profile of individuals, the report said.

According to vpnMentor’s findings, the BHIM website was being used in a … Read the rest “BHIM app data breach exposes data of over 7 million users: Report”

New Mathematical Model Can More Effectively Track Epidemics

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A new model developed by Princeton and Carnegie Mellon researchers improves tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in diseases. Now, the researchers are working to apply their model to allow leaders to evaluate the effects of countermeasures to epidemics before they deploy them.

“We want to be able to consider interventions like quarantines, isolating people, etc., and then see how they affect an epidemic’s spread when the pathogen is … Read the rest “New Mathematical Model Can More Effectively Track Epidemics”

Cisco fortifies ACI for Amazon, Microsoft integration and multicloud management

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Cisco has upgraded its core networking software to include better support for enterprise multicloud integration and management as well as tools to help telcos or hyperscalers tie together large scale data-center networks.

The new features are part of the 5.0 release of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software, which runs on the company’s core data center Nexus 9000 systems.

Flush with new funds, Indian startups lead in sacking employees

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New Delhi: The Covid-19 blow appears to have forced even those startups and unicorns that have managed to raise new funding go for a leaner workforce, firing employees in thousands.

Foodtech unicorn Swiggy, for example, raised almost Rs 1,185 crore this year as part of its Series -I round.

And yet, the company had to announce its plans this month to let go of 1,100 employees, nearly 14 per … Read the rest “Flush with new funds, Indian startups lead in sacking employees”