Margaret Thatcher, commonly nicknamed as The Iron Lady was the first woman in The United Kingdom to be appointed to the position of Prime Minister. She was also credited for being the longest serving Prime Minister in the nation’s history. During her 11 years long tenure from 1979 to 1990, Thatcher crafted her very own uncompromising political style and implemented several policies known as Thatcherism. She introduced several reforms on direct taxation and immigration of foreign nationals. Thatcher’s strong take on industrial relations reduced the power of trade unions. During her terms, she pushed for the privatization of several nationalized industries in the country. Throughout her political career, Thatcher received both positive and negative reviews about her political decisions. After her prime ministership, Margaret Thatcher retired from the House of Commons as well. She was honored with a life peerage title of Baroness in 1992 and received UK’s Order of the Garter in 1995.
Margaret’s headstrong, fearless, and outspoken personality has been an inspiration for several women around the world. She led a very successful career in politics, which was and still is a men’s domain. On the occasion of women’s week, we wish to honor women who have succeeded in achieving top corporate positions. We now present to you the exciting journey of Manjiri Ranade, Associate Vice President, Persistent Systems.
Marie Curie, born on 7th November 1867, was a Polish physicist and chemist. She is renowned world-wide for her remarkable research in the field of radioactivity. She is well known for discovering two radioactive elements; Polonium and Radium as well as for coining the term ‘radioactivity’. Born into a family that had lost most of its wealth due to their involvement in Polish national uprising, Marie had to struggle a lot for her education. Marie moved to France to continue her higher education in physics. In 1895, she married Pierre Curie, a French physicist who had similar research interests as herself. Their laborious research on radiation won them a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903. Later, Marie won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1911. Marie holds the honor of being the first woman to have ever won the Nobel Prize and an unbroken record of being the only person to win 2 Nobel prizes under separate categories.
The works of Marie Curie are truly remarkable and her life is truly inspiring. On the occasion of women’s week, we wish to honor and salute women from the field of science, who have made impressive contributions in the form of technology and innovations. We now present to you the inspiring journey of Aarti Desai, Domain Specialist, Persistent Systems.
This inspiring tale dates back to the reign of Shivaji Maharaj. Hirkani was an ordinary milkmaid dwelling at the foothills of Fort Raigad. She would go up to the fort each morning to sell milk and head back home before the gates of the fort were shut at nightfall. One day, she took longer than usual to sell the milk in her stock. By the time she reached the fort gates, they were already shut for the day. The guards were reluctant to open the gates, as it was against the royal orders. Hirkani pleaded the guards to let her go, as her baby was waiting for her to come back home. When the guards wouldn’t budge, she took the risk of climbing down a vertical cliff of the fort at dark night to reach to her baby against all odds. Therefore, Hirkani is considered an epitome of tenacity, perseverance, courage, and hard work.
On the occasion of Woman’s week, we wish to salute many such modern-day ‘Hirkanis’ who take immense efforts to strike a perfect balance between their work and personal life. We present to you the astonishing journey of Rashmi Tambe, Account Manager, Persistent Systems.
IOT, MDM, LBS (and many more).
These acronyms represent some of the newest technologies that will soon take center stage and 2014 will be a crucial year for many of them. For over two decades, Persistent Systems has been observing technology trends to provide our customers with guidance on the technologies that should be adopted, retired, tested, or explored in the next few months. Over the last year, some technologies have peaked while others are starting to deliver on promises made, and others are still in their nascent phases. Organizations need to understand the effect of both emerging technologies and those that should no longer be relied upon to effectively compete in their markets.
Persistent’s Office of the CTO is releasing the 2014 PersisTrends, a technology insight journal we have been publishing since 2013. It is authored by a team of senior technology thought leaders and trusted advisors in Persistent’s core focus technology areas of Cloud, Mobility, Analytics and Social. The document also includes feedback from customers and analysts in these areas. This journal offers useful insights and recommendations to take appropriate techno-business decisions.
Over the years, enterprises have built or licensed many different systems to serve specific business needs. And, in order to best leverage these systems, point-to-point integration architecture was built, which facilitated distributed systems to exchange data between them and with external systems. However, as the number of these systems grew, the architecture could not scale up.
To address this need, Enterprise Integration Frameworks were developed. These frameworks enable enterprises to integrate legacy and newer systems built using different technologies, on premise and cloud applications, as well as address scalability challenges. Enterprises are increasingly gravitating towards integration frameworks as they potentially bring down the cost and timeframe of the integration projects significantly. However, choosing the right framework which befits your organizational need is of paramount importance. Continue reading