Better quality faster to the market

Better quality faster to the market

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Enterprises around the globe are ruing the lack of a scientific approach to automatically optimize test cases. With more than 40% of effort being spent on manual test design, reducing cost of quality without compromising on the test coverage is the number one priority for enterprises.

After the Connected Car: the Connected City!

After the Connected Car: the Connected City!

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Since a few months back, the city Milton Keynes north of London has become noticeably smarter. Rubbish bins are already telling when or if they need to be emptied and in the medium term, all kinds of items will start communicating - everything from mousetraps and soap dispensers in public toilets to meters for water, gas and heating.

Code Halos will change your life in 2015

Code Halos will change your life in 2015

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

2015 will be the year when companies start to get a real grip of big data and look at all the data - structured and unstructured, as well as internal or external - as a valuable asset from which value and business benefits can be created. With the help of technology, including semantic analysis, smart data lakes, telematics and beacon transmitters, a company can extract power from the ever-growing amount of data generated by the organization, employees, customers, equipment and products (a holistic approach that we at Cognizant call Code Halos).

Cognizant Sweden presented a different kind of Catwalk

Cognizant Sweden presented a different kind of Catwalk

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Over a hundred guests mingled in Cognizant’s new premises at Linnégatan in Stockholm during the opening ceremony on 10 December 2014. Among the guests at the first Cognizant Catwalk event were representatives from some of Sweden’s largest companies, such as Volvo Cars, Tele2, TeliaSonera, Fortum, PostNord and Astra Zeneca.

Code Halo and co-creation enable extensive leverage for established companies

Code Halo and co-creation enable extensive leverage for established companies

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Last week, Cognizant’s Euan Davis delivered a speech to about 200 Swedish CIOs and IT decision-makers at the Radar Ecosystems event entitled "Integrate 2 Innovate" in Stockholm. Davis manages Cognizant’s Future of Work think tank. We interviewed Davis regarding ways in which Nordic companies and organizations can benefit from co-creation processes in light of increasing volumes of digital data associated with a skyrocketing human population, many spheres of life machines, and other gadgets.

Wearables step into consumers’ ears

Wearables step into consumers’ ears

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

The next predicted big trend in wearables will be inconspicuous headphones that will (i) enable analysis of what users hear in real time, (ii) perform searches, and (iii) almost immediately play the usable data directly into the user's ear (thanks to wireless connectivity, audio recording capabilities, and advanced processors). According to Nick Hunn, an expert at WiFore Consulting, the hearables market will be worth USD 5 billion already in 2018.

Nordic banks lose customer confidence

Nordic banks lose customer confidence

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Banks got a cold shower from the SOM Institute’s April 2014 report on Swedish residents’ confidence in important social functions during 2013.

As a group, banks in Sweden lost significant customer confidence between 2013 and 2012—a full 9 points on the confidence index. This indicates that Sweden’s residents have even less confidence in the European Parliament, European Commission, municipal boards, and the political parties. The trend is nearly as dismal in other Nordic countries.

Google Glass revolutionizes Insurance

Google Glass revolutionizes Insurance

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Everyone has heard of Google Glass—but that’s just a tiny tip of the iceberg. The mobile technology market will surge from USD 14 billion in 2014 to USD 70 billion in 2024—according to the report Wearable Technology 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.

This trend has great potential for developers. And it will transform companies in various sectors that intelligently use these new opportunities. These scenarios illustrate ways in which Google Glass will streamline the insurance sector.