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The Ultimate Guide on Digital Healthcare Consumerism

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The healthcare sector is transforming in an unprecedented way. Many factors are fueling this transformation and consumerism is one of them. It plays a decisive role in the healthcare sector by inspiring patients to become pure consumers of healthcare. As a result, the healthcare sector is evolving from an ailment-care industry to a patient-driven industry where patients are completely involved in the decision making process for their health.  

Today’s patients consider more options and knowledge before making any decision. They are conscious of their consumer rights. Hence, they are fully capable of making the best decisions while acknowledging the quality and cost of various healthcare services as they do before considering other commodities.    

With such transformation, healthcare has been facing many challenges in adapting technologies at a fast pace. The primary problem is that while adopting new technologies, the existing operation should not get disturbed. For example, for hybrid cloud migration, a healthcare institution can’t go for a halt. 

Just like this, there are many barriers to technology adoption of healthcare institutions. In essence, it is one of the most critical sectors to grow fast with technology adaptation. 

Some of the critical healthcare issues as per 2020 HCEG are discussed below:

Fig: Critical issue faced by healthcare

1. Patient experience: It is the core pillar of the idea, ‘the best healthcare experience’. Healthcare institutions are facing major challenges in retaining patients. The concept of ‘self-service’ for patients has not seen huge adaption. Additionally, an absence of a  centralized location for the healthcare institutions having branches in multiple locations hampers in accessing the up-to-date data. Non-real-time update of historical data of patients is one of the key problems of the sector.

2. Delivery system transformation: There is a lack of scaling and operationalizing coordination of both medical and non-medical services via partnerships between community-based organizations and healthcare. It is also affecting the delivery system transformation.

3. Data and analytics: Healthcare organizations need to leverage advanced analytics and new sources of unstructured and disparate data like labs, history, Rx, mHealth, geographic, IoT, Socioeconomics, etc. It will help to enhance health outcomes by reducing administrative costs and improve clinical decisions.

4. Interoperability & patient record access: Integrating and enhancing the exchange of data of member, payer, patient, provider, and workflows are the need of the hour. It helps to bring safe data (financial, admin, and clinical) accessibility & sharing in real-time.

5. Holistic individual health: There is a gap in detecting, addressing and enhancing the patient’s complete medical, socioeconomic, lifestyle/behavioral, cultural, educational, geographic, financial,  and environmental well-being for connected healthcare experience.

6. Price transparency: Lack of price transparency is a big concern in the healthcare industry. Price transparency was a serious buzzword in 2019. If healthcare costs are transparent, the patients can research before making any decision.

7. Next Generation Payment Models: Patients are demanding new-age payment models like bundled payments, disbursement to health insurance providers, global payments, and shared savings, etc. However, implementing such payment models is a major challenge for all healthcare organizations in terms of technology adaption and change management.

8. Care accessibility: The healthcare industry needs to extend the point of care via telehealth, wearables, mHealth, digital devices, retail clinics, micro-hospitals, home-based care, etc.

9. Healthcare policy: Healthcare organizations need to adopt the latest health policies and regulations. Some of such policies are FHIR standards, HIPAA,  and other mandates.

10. Data privacy/security: Patients’ data is sensitive. Hence, healthcare organizations are major targets for cybercriminals. More than 350 data was breached exposing 4.93 million patient records in the US (2017). And this trend has not slowed down and the year 2019 experienced breaching a 32 million patient record.

11. Data-driven decision: The data in healthcare comes from multiple sources and multiple formats. Presently, there is a lack of infrastructure that can store, retrieve, and analyze this data in various sources. To harness the power of big data, healthcare organizations should embrace data-driven decision making.

Additionally, there are many other factors like pressure on pharmaceutical prices, outside market disruption, increasing healthcare costs, frequent changes of healthcare regulations, staffing shortages, etc. are creating a huge bottleneck in offering high-quality healthcare services. One of the RX Savings Solution reports revealed that approximately three dozen drug producers increased medicine prices by 6.3% and at the same the US economy was inflating at 2.2% in 2019. Hence, an increase in the medicine price led to the gradual growth of prescription spending.

Parkar for Healthcare Consumerism  

At Parkar, we lay the technology foundation for all kinds of healthcare institutions to bring healthcare consumerism in all the patient touchpoints. With healthcare consumerism, we can see an urgency to deliver healthcare services more efficiently. 

Consumerism in healthcare has encouraged healthcare providers to embrace flexibility, speed of change, and adaptability in their services to survive in this competitive environment.  In essence, the goal of health consumerism is to empower patients to make independent healthcare decisions by themselves. Parkar Digital with its technology platform, helps healthcare partners achieve the following:

  • Enables close communications and cooperation between physicians and their patients
  • Enhance buy-in and compliance of patients with treatment recommendations
  • Maximize patients’ knowledge and awareness on lifestyle and wellness practices
  • Concentrate more on preventative medicine by inspiring healthy activities and habits

At Parkar, we architect three cloud platforms fusing hybrid cloud and patient psychology under the umbrella of the Parkar Digital Platform. We use the following platforms to build the foundation of healthcare consumerism:

Parkar Digital Platform

NexGen Cloud Platform

Intelligent Data Platform 

Patient  Experience Platform

Provides the foundational layer for digital modernization for apps and data.  

Provides the Unified data layer to support Clinical Decision Support, Operational Analytics, and Interoperability.  

Drives higher engagement and experience. Bridge the gap between physicians and patients with 360-degree visibility of the information on a centralized platform. 

The path to digital healthcare consumerism runs across these three main layers and converges with patients. The core layer is the foundational platform that modernizes the apps and websites. As the next step, we build a unified data layer to offer insights and interoperability. Finally, we use this combination of three digital platforms to deliver exceptional customer experience. Our platforms are built on high tech technologies to accelerate modernization, containers, AI, ML, and microservices.

We infuse new-age technologies with healthcare values in 2-12 weeks.

Fig: Healthcare capabilities provided by Parkar to multiple healthcare organizations

To accomplish the above capabilities and more similar healthcare values, Parkar healthcare IT services include the following segments:

Parkar Digital Foundation  Platform

Parkar Digital Foundation Platform is empowered with all modern and required technologies that enable a healthcare organization to offer digital and hassle-free healthcare services. Our digital platforms are built with three core values such as an efficient system of engagement, interoperability, and HIPAA compliance. 

  • An efficient system of engagement: It enables a high level of engagement amongst healthcare professionals to offer seamless patient services.
  • Interoperability: It enables the digital platform to exchange information over secure APIs.
  • HIPAA compliance: We adhere to the guidelines of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). It enables us to offer data privacy security for all the medical information.
  • Patient experience: The Parkar Digital Platform enables you to offer a 360-degree view of patient data with self-service, hybrid inward, and outward models to enhance the digital patient experience.

Although the technologies are evolving fast every day, healthcare institutions are still using outdated communication methods and technology. According to a recent study, major US hospitals lost a total amount of $8.3 billion every year for sticking to old technologies.   

The Digital Platform of Parkar helps the healthcare institutions to save dollars by facilitating digital transformation efficiently. This platform is a polyglot and allows multiple technology adaptions to implement horizontal and vertical business scaling.  

With the Parkar Digital Foundation  Platform, there is a defined roadmap and process set to get started on healthcare digitization and capability building journey.

Fig: 4 step process to get started on healthcare platform and capability building

Define Value:

  • Plan business value
  • Define business need and ROI
  • Onboard and adjust business sponsor

Reflective Pilot: 

  • Data imputation and conversion
  • Models of data trained and backtested

Predictive Experiments:

  • Define predictive models 
  • Visualize and customize reports 
  • Custom API development

Custom Outputs Deployment and Integration:

  • Enterprise-wide deployment
  • Third-party integration
  • Cross use case adoption within a solution

Features of Parkar’s Digital Foundation Platform 

The below table shows how Parkar’s Digital Foundation Platform helps to scale your healthcare institutions with a 360-degree approach: 

Healthcare Cloud 

It offers 360-degree views to connect and engage every patient, employee, member, and partner. Also, it gives a single view of all patients. 

Microservices

It decreases app development time from months to days by segregation a large monolith app into management containers or divisions. This helps to develop and live apps faster by boosting the time to market. 

Orchestration 

We use new-age platforms to orchestrate the microservices by enabling interaction among the containers. You can increase containers as per new business demands via a few clicks. 

Auto Scaling 

We autoscale the clouds and containerized apps with the implementation of DevOps and AIOps.You can manage your cloud storage and containers with few clicks. It brings automation to your business by saving time.   

Patient 360° – Bringing Diverse Information into One View

The legacy health management systems are hardly capable of offering high-quality patient care. They are filled with errors, data entry, and duplicate works. Parkar can design and deploy an end-to-end patient care coordination system offering a 360-degree view of patient data, tasks, treatment timelines and history, progress, and future appointments-all in a bendable, extendable, and protected system.

Streamlining patient flow for this 360-degree view is essential.

Inward flow

We integrate the inward flow with the following touchpoints:

1. Personalized communications: We integrate the EHRs and other systems of record to identify, divide, and offer personalized communication to patients on their preferred channels. Patients also can control their experience with HIPAA-compliant self-service portals.

2. Care coordination: We boost care coordination by simplifying collaboration among the care teams with centralized, real-time visibility of patient records to provide providers access to crucial clinical and non-clinical insights that can enhance operational efficiencies.

3. Retail Innovation: Parkar has been a partner to many retail and eCommerce organizations helping them innovate and provide differentiated consumer service and experience. Our mission is to bring retail innovation to healthcare by providing technology solutions that can enhance patient care, provide 360 views, help with transaction tracking and analytics. We enable you to treat your patients like retail consumers. Already the healthcare sector has seen a huge big data investment. In 2021, the investment is expected to be $7 million. As patients’ demands are growing, modern patients want to have self-control on their health.

4. Risk stratification: With predictive analytics, the healthcare service providers can detect and predict which patients are at high risk for illness and actively manage those patients with suitable care-management programs.

Understanding the Patients’ Profiles

Understanding your patients is the first step towards building a patient-cared R&D. And profiling the patients is a crucial part. We design patient profile modules covering all the study-relevant parameters. By offering a bird’s eye view of the patient history, we help you to enhance the quality of clinical data trial and security.

Medical History

The Medical History pickups all recorded diseases of any patient since birth. It also offers detailed information on the categories, conditions, and disease status updates.

Graphical Patient Profile

We build the graphical patient profiles for easy understanding of visits, adverse events, and concomitant medication. Such graphical representation allows you to analyze all information in one place.

Patient Engagement & Retention:Building care management

Ensuring patient engagement and building loyalty is vitally essential for the long-term financial viability of your organization. Research reveals that it costs less than 90% to get the current patients to future care programs. Hence, building a patient retention program is mandatory.

Outward flow

Educating your patients along with caring is an important pillar of high-quality healthcare service.  Around 15% of the 1.6 million freshly diagnosed chronic diseases emerge due to a lazy lifestyle. Hence, inspiring the patients to live an active and healthy life with good diet programs is essential for your healthcare organization.    

This patients’ outward flow should be digitally enabled so that the patients can access the wellbeing services remotely.

Access to Care

The first is the only chance to create a lasting impression. Getting patients into the system efficiently and quickly is a major issue. The communication centers should offer seamless access to care in assisting an existing patient or helping a new patient in getting physician appointments and referrals. Moreover, various non-clinical services including daytime call management as well as after-hour answering service should be offered by the care centers. They can also offer marketing campaigns, class or event registration on the service line, follow-through on the community, and appointment reminders to the patients.

Care Delivery

Robust communication centers are the hearts of seamless patient communication. These centers should ensure that the patients are rightly connected to their desired program. Additionally, communicating the diagnostic test results and transition in care form the core in care delivery.

Explore the Mindset of Today’s Patients

With evolving healthcare practices, technology adaption is the key. The patients’ expectations are increasing and they demand more patient-facing services from the healthcare organizations. While enhancing healthcare and patient care with a Digital Platform, let’s have a look on some intriguing stats:

Source: Salesforce

Open API Driven Interoperability in Healthcare

The ability of software to use and exchange information is known as data interoperability. In healthcare, interoperability allows the information systems to fast exchange and use the information within as well as across organizational boundaries. The fast delivery of healthcare data is essential as the patients visit various healthcare practices and facilities. The benefits of open or public API in healthcare are:   

1. Security: Open APIs offer security without limiting access to patient data across multiple devices and platforms. It also safeguards patient information against any external threats. Further, it minimizes application development time.

2. More storage space: Healthcare programs continuously communicate and exchange information with each other. When the applications continuously pull data from multiple sources, it can take up huge spaces on the devices. However, open API saves storage spaces on devices. It allows you to increase data storage with few lines of code. 

3. Data exchange tracking: Open APIs allow you to know the data sources. 

4. Increase revenue: As open APIs are available publicly for all developers, it enables any outside developers apart from the organization to access the same. Hence, you don’t need to hire new developers and it significantly increases the revenue.

Our Open APIs are created based on clear and documented industry standards that include FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources). Parkar Health Open APIs provide secure access to the patient record using innovative industry standards like the HL7® FHIR® Standard. FHIR is the widely preferred interoperability standard, which is designed to make the exchange of healthcare data between systems with complete security.

Whichever way you choose to enhance healthcare, our platform offers you the right tools and data to assist you to create innovative applications.

Clinical Analytics

It is one of the most significant areas of healthcare solution providers. The implementation of clinical analytics reduces medication errors, enhances population health, and allows smart health prediction.    

1. Intelligent health analytics: We develop AI & ML algorithms to intelligently predict health analytics and personalized services. Our smart solution makes it easy to scan the history of each patient with optimum data security. Moreover, we apply AI algorithms especially to analyze big data to help the client make insightful decisions.    

2. Centralized system: We create a suitable architecture to gather all raw data, classify them, and store them in integrated storage. We pull the data with API and native integration tools and process the data via a cold path. Then we transform the data into classified versions and store them in the safe cloud data Lake.

3. RPA implementation: At Parkar, implement RPA (Robotic Process Automation) for automating some predefined tasks and clinical/operational workflows. It speeds up the operational efficiency in healthcare organizations. We also implement healthcare bots to enhance patient care.

Intelligent Data Platform

We assist healthcare organizations to bring value with safe access to a data management process. Healthcare organizations require architecture to process data from several sources and route the information to various destinations. Parkar Intelligent Data-as-a-Service (iDaaS) helps to offer message consumption, inbound connectors, an action engine, a business rules engine, caching, federated access to data sources, and outbound connectors. 

At parkar, we help healthcare organizations by offering iDaaS, clinical reasoning, and automated security & HIPAA compliance with the help of hybrid technologies. We have mentioned our data management services below:

Description Value Proposition Parkar Offerings Provider Payer

Life Sciences

Intelligent Data Platform

Support businesses drive value and bring innovation by allowing access to information. Fuse, AMQ, Runtimes, Process Automation Manager, 3Scale, OpenShift

X

X

X

Clinical Reasoning

Enable businesses to create and deliver self-service applications and allow decision and process-based solutions. 

Fuse, AMQ, Open Data Hub, Process Automation Manager, 3Scale, OpenShift

X

X

X

Automated Security & HIPAA Compliance  An automation based compliance-as-a-code platform that assures healthcare organizations can offer industry standards-based compliance-driven solutions throughout their enterprises.

Satellite, Ansible, Insight

X

X

X

Parkar Promotions 2020

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We at Parkar, are thrilled to announce Promotions for the FY 2019-20. Here’s a big shout-out to all our performers, who have gone beyond their call of duty and shown outstanding commitment and consistency during the most critical business year for the company.

We take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to them for being an integral part of Team Parkar. We are also thankful to their families for their constant support and encouragement in helping them achieve great heights and contribute to the Parkar growth story.

Our heartiest congratulations to all of you on the well-deserved promotions!

Parkar Digital makes it to the Inc. 5000 list with three-year revenue growth of 80.44%, earning a spot among America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Parkar Digital Ranks No.4213 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 80.44 Percent

NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 –

Inc. magazine today revealed that Parkar Digital made the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

We are honored to be included in this exclusive club of companies like Intuit, Zappos, Microsoft, Timberland, Pandora, Oracle, and other notable alumni.

This is the first time that we have made it to this list since we started 5 years ago. I am immensely proud of each member of the Parkar team, and I am thankful for your hard work in serving our clients that has earned Parkar this significant distinction”, said Gaurav Singh, CEO, and Founder of Parkar Digital.

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at
http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

For more information on the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

About Parkar Digital

Parkar Digital, a Gold Certified Microsoft Azure partner, provides technology solutions for Digital Healthcare, Digital Retail & CPG. We help lay the foundation for digital consumerism, taking the retail innovation expertise to digital healthcare. Our vision is to be a catalyst for customer success by harnessing the unlimited passion of our people and innovation. Our expertise in Cloud and Data technologies has enabled our clients to deliver better customer experiences and lower their business costs.
To learn more about us, visit – https://parkardigital.com/

Understanding Cloud Governance for a Successful Digital Journey

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When you move to the cloud, you get a great deal of control over your data as you don’t have to spend much time managing required infrastructure. By adopting the right cloud governance strategy, you can manage access to data, mitigate security risks, and optimise cost. Many organizations practice a cloud-ready approach and offer hybrid cloud solutions to implement cloud governance. However, businesses can lose control of the cloud easily. It’s a tricky balance for businesses to control the cloud infrastructure as per the organization’s goal.

Going digital and delivering consumer-first experience has become the prime motto of every company, including the healthcare industry or retail or consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Owing to this, we help companies to offer services focussing on customer-first philosophy with cloud-enabled platforms.  

Hence, the best cloud governance strategy plays a core part in using cloud and scaling it per customer requirements.

What is Cloud Governance?

According to Forrester cloud governance is, “the ability to provide strategic direction, track performance, allocate resources, and make adjustments to ensure that organizational objectives are met, without breaching the parameters of risk tolerance or compliance obligations.”

Cloud governance and cloud management are completely different concepts. Businesses are adopting cloud at a fast rate and along with it, the IT infrastructure is getting more complex. Researches reveal that cloud governance and cost management are the major concerns to get cloud maturity. Approximately 51% of businesses have central cloud teams for governance.

Cloud costs and efficiencies are major concerns for businesses.  Hence, you need to set some rules on department-wise budget allocation, guidelines on what kind of software/apps the departments can use, cloud security policies, etc. These rules can be flexible. However, you need to set some approval process at certain levels. The cloud management software helps to monitor compliance with the rules. Such software gives 360-degree visibility to all cloud activities.      

While monitoring the compliance with the rules, you can see the scope for efficiency improvement. Additionally, when you plan to expand your cloud-based operations, businesses need to make changes in the rules that are already created to welcome new products as well as services.

Hence, cloud governance is a bundle of rules you create, monitor, and revise as per necessity to control cloud costs, enhance efficiency, and remove security risks. Apart from these areas, there are many other segments in cloud operation that need governance. When you start gathering all the components they create the rules of governance.

Microsoft Azure in partnership with Harvard Business Review had a survey related to cloud governance. The report mentions that “Creating a formal structure for cloud governance early in the process can be critical to success.”

Download the complete report to get more insights. Link

Why is Cloud Governance important?

Cloud governance is a crucial part of your cloud infrastructure. It helps your employees to access cloud resources with ease while maintaining required levels of security and controls. When you migrate to the cloud, cost plays an important role in scaling and streamlining the cloud infrastructure in tandem with your business needs. Some of the prime reasons for having a good cloud governance strategy are:

Manage Cloud Resource & Accounts

AWS is advising all cloud customers to shift to multiple-tenant tasks staying in a single cloud account into their separate accounts. The best industry practice is to use multiple accounts to manage cloud workloads. It delivers accurate access control and manages the cost.

An efficient governance practice can help organize the volume of accounts and most organizations need and offer visibility around key cloud activities as well as trends.

Easy Access to Cloud Resource

When you have no idea about the location of your corporate data, your cloud infrastructure is likely to face some risks, and high expenditure. Even your employees get frustrated with the data access. A perfect cloud governance strategy allows easy requests and access to the data or resources based on geo-locations. And in this process, you also enhance the leadership confidence in moving to the cloud.

Reduces Risks

A business faces multiple risks while operating in the cloud whether its exposed data, cost overrun, or non-compliance with regulations. With a cloud governance strategy, you can ensure the cloud storage files like S3 buckets or Azure blobs have accurate control over data privacy. Additionally, the usages are compliant with standard regulations.

Reduces Labor

Cloud governance allows you to set guardrails at the correct point in your organizational hierarchy. You can control and manage access, policy, and budget for specific resources or objects. Additionally, cloud governance offers enforcement action that allows you to get rid of necessary follow-up actions upon receiving alerts. Cloud governance prevents budget overrun, saves labor, and effort.

Cloud Governance: Kickstart with Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform

Parkar Digital helps businesses discover the best approach to integrate new processes with existing IT governance policies, dashboards, and tools. In daily operations, we offer assistance with metering, billing, and chargebacks for consistent cost-efficiency gains. Our NexGen Cloud Platform has a governance framework that includes specific aspects of IT governance and cloud security.

Parkar Digital has 50+ azure certified engineers who have expertise around multiple aspects of cloud implementation, cloud migration, and cloud governance.

At Parkar Digital, we have helped many businesses with cloud adoption and define a governance framework that suits their business. The NexGen cloud platform is flexible enough to adapt to new-age technologies as per your business requirements. We encrypt and monitor the internal access to sensitive data, like medical data in case of healthcare, and infrastructure while allowing trusted external users to access this platform securely. We also provide a single data access point and a centralized logging system to manage data requests from external sources.

Our cloud governance strategy covers all the aspects of private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructure. The cloud governance strategy of Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform includes:

Data Structuring Create guidelines for your data in the cloud.

We help you to manage your data source, who has access to it, and how it travels through the organization. We create master data management to ensure data consistency.

Identity and Access Management Enable you to govern user policies and put restrictions against unauthorized access to data.

We define and manage the roles of individuals to allow data access whichever is required for work.

Cost Management  Keep a strict eye on data and permission as cloud costs get easily out of control. 

Sometimes, the developers forget to shut down some unused applications. Additionally, if you utilize multiple cloud services and the bill can be high. We help to track and analyze the expenditure.

Establish Optimum Security  Enable optimum security as per need

Relying on your auditing as well as security needs, we can develop any number of tools or scripts to accumulate data. We also build a central monitoring solution across your business to trigger alerts upon detecting threats.

Get in touch with us for the best cloud governance strategy.

About Parkar Digital

Parkar Digital, a Gold Certified Microsoft Azure partner, provides technology solutions for Digital Healthcare, Digital Retail & CPG. Our solutions are powered by the Parkar platforms built using Cloud, Opensource, and Customer experience technologies. Our goal is to empower a customer-first approach with digital technologies to deliver human-centric solutions for the clients.

Cloud Migration Checklist: 5 Basic Steps for a Rewarding Journey

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Do you want to be one of 94% of businesses in the world using the cloud currently? As per Gartner, the international public cloud service market is expected to grow 331.2 Billion USD by 2022.

When everyone is talking about cloud migration, businesses need to find the reasons why they want to migrate. As we all know the cloud offers multiple business benefits like decreasing IT cost, facilitating business continuity and scalability, collaboration efficiency, flexibility, etc. Amongst all these benefits, which one does your business need? Assess your current infrastructure, budget, and ROI planning. These are essential elements of the basic checklist you should assess when you plan a cloud migration.

One business is different from the other. Hence, each needs a different cloud migration strategy. Nonetheless, the basic steps are universal.

Parkar offers a cloud-enabled platform empowered with the Lambda & Microsoft Azure components. We helped a healthcare organization in cloud migration with a centralized repository further speeding up application development time with easy maintenance with optimum security.

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Decide Your Cloud Strategy

Before jumping to the cloud, determine your business goal. It starts with assessing your existing IT infrastructure.  A baseline understanding of your current position will help to create ky performance indicators (KPIs) for cloud migration. It will also help to identify issues during migration.

Some of the cloud migration KPIs you can include:

  • Page load times
  • Response times
  • Availability
  • CPU usage
  • Memory usage
  • Conversion rates

Assess which Application to Migrate

Not all applications belong to the cloud.  Security and cost are two primary components you should consider while deciding the app for migration. Moreover, understanding both business and IT impact while migrating is essential. While selecting the apps you want to move to the cloud, you should consider the following factors:

  • Which application needs redesigns and which application can be lift-and-shift?
  • If an app needs redesigns, how complex will that be?
  • Does the cloud vendor offer any services that enable migration without reconfiguring workloads?
  • What is the ROI for the applications you will be shifting to the cloud?
  • How long the application will take to achieve the same after the migration?
  • Which type of cloud is best for your applications?

We at Parkar successfully accomplished cloud migration with application reengineering for an enterprise with a polyglot platform. This platform enables application reengineering via microservices implementation. With this high-tech cloud migration, we saved the total cost of ownership (TCO) by 30%.

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Plan and Prepare for Migration

Be clear about the reason behind your cloud migration. You should also focus on the cloud benefit you want to leverage and grow. The first tangible step is to assign a dedicated cloud architect to plan and monitor the whole project. If your migration project is large, you need to make many technical decisions and plans. Hence, having a cloud architect makes things easy for you.

When you move from on-premise to the cloud, you can migrate in two ways and they are shallow cloud migration and deep cloud migration.

Shallow Cloud Migration

It’s ‘lift-and-shift’. You just move your on-premise application to the cloud with no or limited changes. It’s called lift-and-shift as the application is just lifted as it is and kept on the cloud.

Deep Cloud Migration
As the name says,  deep cloud migration is not ‘lift-and-shift’. Businesses modify their applications to leverage the prime cloud capabilities in this migration. Sometimes business goes for auto-scaling or dynamic load balancing.

At Parkar Digital, we accomplished a deep cloud migration with application reengineering for a healthcare organization with our new-age cloud computing platform. This is a cutting-edge enterprise distribution of Kubernetes, an advanced solution for continuous development & multi-tenant deployment. Moreover, it speeds up application development time and offers long term maintenance of team & app life-cycle.

Choose Your Cloud Environment

The second important phase before you start cloud migration is selecting the cloud model. You need to choose first whether you want to go with a multi or single cloud.

Fig: Different cloud environments to choose from

Single Cloud

When you deal with a single cloud service provider for migration. It can be a public or private cloud and depends on your business requirements. Sometimes, businesses use a single cloud model for a single service or application.

Multiple Clouds
In such an environment, businesses use different public cloud services from different providers. Often, businesses use different clouds for various tasks to get the best results. And for different departments like marketing and sales, you need different clouds as they have different needs.

Multiple clouds decrease the dependencies than having a single provider.

The popular cloud service models you can opt for are:

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  • IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service)
  • PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service)
  • SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)

Migrate, Monitor, and Review

You can follow the checklist to finally migrate your applications to the cloud:

  • Copy your database. If you have a small workload, you can copy your data relying on an Internet connection. It is not ideal for a large workload. If it takes a longer time, you can simply compress the data before sending it.
  • Your cloud provider gives you access to multiple migration tools.
  • Voila, you are on the cloud. The next phase is resource optimization. Allocate your resources like servers dynamically to leverage the cloud’s strength. Make sure that your team has a feasible resource distribution plan.

Monitoring your cloud is the next important thing after the cloud migration. This is where your cloud service provider comes quite handy. They constantly review and monitor your cloud performance. You can also have an internal team of experts for the same.

Why Cloud Migration with Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform?

Parkar is a one-stop solution provider for all your cloud needs. With prestigious partnerships with the leading cloud providers like Microsoft Azure and AWS, Parkar offers a NexGen cloud platform to design custom cloud solutions for all your business needs.

We create cloud infrastructure with minimal footprint, optimized for effective monitoring, control, and governance. Parkar assures scalable cloud adoption by applying the best architectural and solutions practices of Azure. And all this with minimal interruption to business as a key consideration.

Cloud migrations are often more complicated than just a lift-and-shift. Our azure certified architects and experts have led scores of successful cloud migrations. We make sure that cloud migration for our customers is quick, without disruption, and sets them up to reduce costs, automate, and easily take advantage of their data. Regardless of your reason to migrate to the cloud, our breadth of expertise means you have access to our world-class support before, during, and after your cloud migration.

Fig: Cloud migration experience with Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform

We offer unmatched cloud migration experience with:

  • Application reengineering wherever is required.
  • Containerize applications to decrease app release time.
  • Implement DevOps to integrate your development and operations.
  • Mix public and private cloud to offer hybrid cloud.

Get in touch with us for hassle-free cloud migration.

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About Parkar Digital

At Parkar, we revolutionize how great software is built. Our vision is to be a catalyst for customer success by harnessing the unlimited passion of our people and innovation.

Our expertise in Cloud and Data technologies has enabled over 50+ corporations to deliver better customer experiences and lower their business costs.

Powered by our NexGen Cloud Platform, customers unlock the power of technology to accelerate solutions in Application Engineering and AIOps

Hybrid Cloud: Architecture and Business Usage

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A hybrid cloud allows businesses to have a balanced solution between a private cloud or an on-premise environment and a public cloud.

A hybrid cloud is the right solution for companies that need substantial agility. The hybrid cloud mainly helps the client base in the digital healthcare and retail sectors having separate security, processing & compatibility, and regulatory needs. Businesses are realizing the value of hybrid cloud offering rapid access to new technologies to assist the consumers with a more engaging model. 

The hybrid cloud enables you to run SaaS solutions that can be used on secure private networks.

Businesses that want to leverage the benefits of both public and private clouds can go for a hybrid cloud setup. Moreover, you are not locked to a single vendor with a hybrid cloud. As your setup will already be divided between two systems, it will be simple to migrate to a different public cloud when an advanced model enters the market.

Let’s look at some interesting hybrid cloud statistics:

  • 83% of the tasks were virtualized.
  • 60% of big businesses ran VMs in the public cloud
  • 65% of businesses are having hybrid cloud strategies.

This blog discusses the essence of hybrid cloud architecture and how it helps businesses to grow.

What is a Hybrid Cloud?

A hybrid cloud includes links between public and private clouds. Technically, its an infrastructure where the private (on-premise) cloud is managed by the user, and the public cloud is managed by the third party. Although both clouds are bound to remain together, they stay as unique entities. It enables a hybrid cloud to offer multiple deployment models at the same time. Sometimes the connections between two infrastructures are complicated and sometimes they are simple. For example, sometimes one hybrid cloud gives only a connection between the public and on-premise cloud.

What is Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure?

A common hybrid cloud enables private access to the service provider of the public cloud such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. The architecture of the hybrid cloud varies based on business needs. However, the underlying infrastructure remains the same. In the below infographic, we are discussing how hybrid cloud infrastructure works:

Image courtesy: TechTarget

In this image, the user facilities are the business houses that want to adopt a hybrid cloud. They have on-premise data centers which are technical private clouds. These private clouds are connected to some public clouds. And the organization is accessing the data via a corporate VPN. When we talk about the private cloud, the data is kept in the utmost security and sensitive (data). In this hybrid cloud infrastructure, information can be accessed by the public as they are hosted on the public cloud. At the same time, the organization’s data is protected in an on-premise or private cloud. Additionally, the corporate VPN (Very Private Network) allows only designated people to access the information with respective login and passwords.

When do you need a Hybrid Cloud?

The primary advantage of using a hybrid cloud model is that it enables workloads and data to move between private as well as public clouds in a flexible manner as demands, needs, and costs change. It gives businesses greater flexibility and more options for data deployment and usage. If your business deals with sensitive data or information, the hybrid cloud is a perfect option to go for. For example, healthcare, finance, and intelligence organizations must need a hybrid cloud infrastructure to protect their data.

Parkar offers a hybrid cloud platform empowered with the Microsoft Azure components. We helped many healthcare organizations in hybrid cloud migration with a centralized repository further speeding up application development time with easy maintenance with optimum security.

Download this case study to know how Parkar implemented the hybrid cloud to integrate data in a healthcare organization 

Benefits of Hybrid Cloud

While moving to the hybrid cloud, businesses can bloom leveraging the following benefits:

  • Control: One of the prime benefits of implementing a hybrid cloud is control. Businesses can customize the private side of their hybrid cloud model as per their specific needs. Since a portion remains private, the IT team has complete control over the critical operations.
  • Speed: The hybrid cloud infrastructure is faster than the other cloud infrastructure as it can leverage on edge computing architecture. Businesses can offload not critical operations to the public cloud from the private cloud. It helps the private cloud to work faster.
  • Security: Data protection is a key challenge in any public cloud network. However, the hybrid cloud model assures optimum security to your business data. Even when the data stored in the private cloud is sent to the public cloud for analysis, they are sent encrypted. Since the IT team has direct control over the private cloud, they can manage the data access in the organization.
  • Scalability: The private network has its unique challenges. It is not cost-effective to maintain along with other infrastructure costs. However, the hybrid cloud allows businesses to safeguard critical data and smooth operation at the same time with the unique combination of private and public clouds. In essence, the hybrid cloud enables businesses to leverage the benefits of both the clouds in a calculated manner. The public cloud enables businesses to create new applications and run analytics. And on the other hand, private cloud assures data safety. Hence, the hybrid cloud is the most scalable network architecture.
  • Cost: At first glance, implementing a hybrid cloud seems costly for businesses. However, in the long run, it lowers down the IT cost. The involvement of private cloud saves the costs that businesses spend to protect their data against any malicious attack. It also saves the cost of migrating assets from one to the other cloud.

Why Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform for Hybrid Cloud?

At Parkar, we understand that modern IT infrastructure is hybrid infrastructure. We design, hand over, and maintain hybrid environments using leading cloud, container, or infrastructure. Our hybrid cloud managed services allow your workloads to run on private and public clouds with the necessary checks and controls. These controls ensure that your infrastructure doesn’t become a bottleneck for any process and consequently become more agile and scalable.

We create hybrid cloud infrastructure with minimal footprint, optimized for effective monitoring, control, and governance. Parkar assures scalable hybrid cloud adoption by applying the best architectural and solutions practices of Azure. And all this with minimal interruption to business as a key consideration.

Our hybrid cloud infrastructure’s sole aim is to offer digital healthcare innovation within the guardrails of compliance and security while scaling the patient-facing apps with demand. We provide a gamut of best practices in architecting, designing, and developing healthcare IT solutions, technology, and business solutions to help healthcare technology companies build and configure interoperable, sustainable healthcare IT systems.

Additionally, Parkar does many things to benefit the businesses besides only hybrid cloud migration.

Download this case study to know how Parkar helped to containerize applications with hybrid cloud migration in a legacy modernization project.

We offer unmatched hybrid cloud migration experience with:

  • Application reengineering wherever is required.
  • Containerize applications to decrease app release time.
  • Implement DevOps to integrate your development and operations.

Get in touch with us for hassle-free hybrid cloud migration.

About Parkar Digital

At Parkar, we revolutionize how great software is built. Our vision is to be a catalyst for customer success by harnessing the unlimited passion of our people and innovation.

Our expertise in Cloud and Data technologies has enabled over 50+ corporations to deliver better customer experiences and lower their business costs.

Powered by our NexGen Cloud Platform, customers unlock the power of technology to accelerate solutions in Application Engineering and AIOps.

3 Ways To optimize Cloud Services For Small Business for Digitization

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Are you struggling to boost your ROI with costly cloud infrastructure to digitize your business? 

Today, businesses are highly concerned about cloud optimization and digitization cost. It is a practice of the right selection of the right resource to an application or workload. Achieving efficiency in cloud architecture depends on many factors. Businesses need to balance their workload performance, cost, and compliance continuously in real-time to achieve efficiency.

Optimizing cloud is difficult for small businesses. Many times such businesses lack in having highly efficient IT operations teams. They are responsible for resource allocations. And they need work in tandem with the finance department which takes care of costs. In such cases, the small business can outsource such services from third parties. An IDC study reveals that by 2022, the public cloud service expenditure will hit $370 billion.

Additionally, the cost of digitization is high for small businesses. If they nail the cloud optimization tips, they can decrease the digitization cost. Digitization is no more a buzzword, and every business is ready to embrace a customer-first approach. Right from healthcare to retail and CPG, every industry is thriving to go digital to ensure the best customer experience. 

Only smart cloud optimization planning can help your small business enhance application performance, reduce costs on the cloud, and crafting a digitization journey. The main ways to optimize cloud services for digitization are: 

Find Unused Resources

Finding unused resources is the smartest way to optimize cloud services for small businesses. Sometimes the server administrators forget to terminate a temporary server after performing some tests. The result is your fat cloud bill. Most importantly, identifying the unused resources should be the first step towards optimizing the cloud service.

Auto Scale and Assess Additional Features

Most times, the cloud service providers implement new features regularly. However, deploying new features affects existing cloud performance and increases costs. Hence, you need to evaluate the additional features before deploying them.

The cloud service providers offer you storage and computing resources as per demands. However, being a business owner you need to ensure that the resources are scaled as per the present needs of your applications. Sometimes, the cloud service package comes with an auto-scaling option.

Read here to know about transforming your app in 30 days.

Monitor Your Cloud Performance

When you migrate your application to the cloud, you need to think about the virtual server’s size. While deciding the size, you need to focus on the instance management. Moreover, You need to actively monitor the cloud performance with the right tools. When you do this at the right time, you can take the right decisions which are beneficial for your businesses in the long run.

Apart from the above-mentioned cloud optimization practices, at Parkar, we offer the following optimization services:

Why Optimize your Cloud With Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform?

At Parkar Digital, we care for well-planned cloud migration and optimization with our NexGen Cloud Platform.

through the entire cloud implementation process. Our NexGen platform is built upon the proven implementation processes including planning, building, migrating, governing, optimizing, and managing your clouds.

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We simplify migration with a cloud-ready approach along with cloud orchestration. Parkar Digital optimizes your cloud by reviewing your existing cloud architecture and identifying the gaps for smooth digitization. Through the whole process of cloud optimization, our Azure certified experts help optimize the usage of cloud resources and:

  • Reduce the cost by utilizing the latest cloud services
  • Enhances cloud security
  • Automate cloud operations to reduce costs(Link to the case study)
  • Enable seamless integration capabilities with other systems.

Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform delivers cloud optimization for businesses of all sizes.  We work with our customers to optimize their cloud architecture with a fast, cost-effective, and zero business impact approach.

About Parkar Digital

Parkar Digital, a Gold Certified Microsoft Azure partner, provides technology solutions for Digital Healthcare, Digital Retail & CPG. Our solutions are powered by the Parkar platforms built using Cloud, Opensource, and Customer experience technologies. Our goal is to empower a customer-first approach with digital technologies to deliver human-centric solutions for the clients.

Want To Step Up Your Cloud Computing for Digital Consumerism?

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Want To Step Up Your Cloud Computing for Digital Consumerism?

Cloud computing is a crucial pillar of the digital transformation technology ecosystem. It lays the foundation for digital transformation projects to achieve digital consumerism. Whether you are from the manufacturing or the healthcare industries, bringing the flavor of modern digital consumerism helps you enhance the customer experience.

The cloud steers the scale and speed businesses need to focus on transformation, with an apparent effect on the IT department role. According to 451 research, 90% of companies are already on the cloud. Also, a Logic Monitor survey reveals that the businesses looking for digital transformation are adopting public cloud and around 83% workload will be on the cloud by 2020.

A Forbes study says that businesses offering services are the leading adopter of cloud to pursue digital transformation and the healthcare sector being on the top of the list with 92% just after the financial sector. Digital transformation is vital for a faster time to market and enhance the customer experience.

When businesses adopt cloud, the organizations significantly reduce costs and improve scalability also. Moreover, the cloud ensures your business continuity during any crisis by safely storing the data in a protected location. Cloud has many types and various service delivery models along with separate sets of benefits. Hybrid cloud is a recent phenomenon that offers a combination of private and public clouds suiting to your requirements.

Read this blog to know how phenomenal a cloud can be for your business.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the practice of utilizing a network of remote servers that are hosted on the internet to store, process, and manage data instead of a personal computer or local server. There are multiple business benefits of cloud computing:

  • Reduces infrastructure cost: Cloud computing reduces your cost of system upgrades and energy consumption.
  • Scale your business: Cloud computing scales your storage and operation needs to suit any situation. You don’t need to purchase and install costly upgrades anymore!
  • Business continuity: Cloud computing protects your data during business continuity. No crisis can hackle your data as cloud computing backup and protect data in a safe location.
  • Collaboration efficiency: Cloud computing offers the next level of collaboration irrespective of locations and remote workforce. Anyone can access documents stored in a cloud server from anywhere at any time.

Moreover, cloud computing speeds up businesses with 360-degree horizontal and vertical scaling.  It also enhances the productivity and performance of any business.

What are the types of cloud computing services

There are three types of cloud computing and they are:

  • Public Cloud: When the cloud computing service is offered by third-party providers via the public internet, it’s called a public cloud.
  • Private Cloud: When cloud computing service is offered via a private internal network, it’s called a private cloud.
  • Hybrid Cloud: Hybrid cloud is a mixture of private and public clouds.

At Parkar Digital, we understand the importance of a hybrid cloud in modern IT infrastructure. We design, deliver and manage hybrid environments with the individual cloud or container.  Our hybrid cloud computing services allow your workloads to run on private and public clouds with the necessary checks and controls. These controls ensure that your infrastructure doesn’t become a barrier for any process and consequently become more agile and scalable.

What are the cloud service models?

There are three cloud service models and they are IaaS, PaaS, Serverless Computing, and SaaS.

Fig: Different Cloud Service Models

Choosing the right cloud service model is critical. A right evaluation of your requirements helps you to find the right cloud service model for your business. Let’s have a look at these cloud services models:

  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS): It’s the virtual provisioning of computing infrastructures like storage, server, networking with maintenance, and support on the cloud. You don’t need to install any hardware and can opt for all these computing resources as per requirements. Some of the top IaaS cloud service providers are Amazon Web Service, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure. Parkar Digital is instrumental in offering IaaS using top clouds like AWS and Azure through it’s NexGen Cloud Platform. Using this platform, we at Parkar Digital offered IaaS cloud services to many customers by transforming their IT infrastructure. We saved a total cost of ownership by 30% with IaaS.

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  • Platform as a service (PaaS): PaaS service model enables you to develop and test various applications for your business in a cloud environment. The virtual runtime environment of PaaS is suitable for enterprise software development. Moreover, the server, storage, and networking can be maintained by the service provider or the business organization. PaaS offers flexible subscription options to users. The Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform provides PaaS with AWS stack enables migration to Amazon Cloud. Apart from cloud migration and storage, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud enables users to use virtual machines to reduce your cost up to 50%.

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  • Serverless computing: Serverless computing offers auto-scaling backend services. Here, physical servers are used but users don’t need to worry about the infrastructure.
  • Software as a service (SaaS): In SaaS cloud servicing, a third party hosts the applications and makes the same available for you on the internet. It is suitable for small businesses.

Uses of Cloud Computing in Business

Cloud computing has multiple advantages for your business. It transforms your business by steering performance and saving costs.

Fig: Common use of cloud computing in businesses

The common use of cloud computing in businesses are:

  • Create cloud-native applications
  • Test and build applications
  • Store, back up and recover data
  • Analyze data to have intelligent insights
  • Stream audio and video
  • Embed intelligence
  • Deliver software on demand

Parkar Digital: Your choice of Cloud Implementation Partner 

It needs experience that spans industries and multiple use cases to build an agile, cloud-first environment that streamlines with an organization’s business objectives. At Parkar Digital, we have established a partnership with Microsoft Azure and design custom cloud solutions suited to the needs of your business. We create cloud infrastructure with minimal footprint, optimized for effective monitoring, control, and governance. Parkar Digital assures scalable cloud adoption by applying the best architectural and solutions practices of Azure. And all this with minimal interruption to business as a critical consideration.

  • We assess the cloud readiness of your business and create a strategic plan.

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  • With Parkar NexGen Platform we help your businesses to set up best practices on cloud governance and security.
  • We make your business agile and scalable with hybrid cloud implementation.
  • We review your current cloud infrastructure and fill the gaps.
  • Our Azure certified architects and experts offer a disruption-free migration fast.

About Parkar Digital

Parkar Digital, a Gold Certified Microsoft Azure partner, provides technology solutions for Digital Healthcare, Digital Retail & CPG. Our solutions are powered by the Parkar platforms built using Cloud, Opensource, and Customer experience technologies. Our goal is to empower a customer-first approach with digital technologies to deliver human-centric solutions for the clients.

Transform your Application in 30 days with 360-degree scaling to Avoid Crashes

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How many questions do you face when you plan to scale your business by upgrading your applications? How can you decrease technical debt? Which are the best technologies you can adopt? Is there any assurance that you’ll survive the pace with the industry changes? What apps do you rebuild new in the cloud? What will be the cost? And most importantly, how can you do it all faster?

Working with Parkar Consultant, you’ll have an expert partner to guide you in the apps transformation journey.

A Parkar Approach-Parker NexGen Cloud Platform

Parkar works with you throughout the whole application transformation journey. The transformation journey starts with modernizing the existing infrastructure, development & deployment of the applications on the cloud, and ends with running the cloud platforms conforming to the all on-time demands & loads. We develop an ROI-based strategy to align with business goals and deliver a fast win. Moreover, we guide you with a 360-degree business scaling using avant-garde processes like hybrid cloud migration, containerization & microservices, and AI-driven automation.

Our app transformation approach includes:

Modernizing the Legacy Platform

The modernization starts after assessing your legacy and monolith app architecture. We create a strategy to divide your application into smaller parts by containerizing them. Each part is one container and we orchestrate them with Red Hat OpenShift. It allows your development team to manage the works of individual containers with an automated process. Further, it allows your developers to create new containers as per future demands with few clicks. In short, we transform your monolith architecture into a microservice architecture by simplifying all functions with greater scalability.

Due to this app transformation:

  • You don’t need to deploy the whole application for minor changes. Microservices enables you to deploy any change in any container independently without affecting the whole application.
  • Microservices deployment reduces your application release time from months to days. Containerization of your application helps with simple & faster deployment.
  • Container orchestration automates the scheduling or managing work process for individual containers within multiple clusters.

Cloud Migration

When you move to the cloud from your conventional on-premise server, you significantly reduce the time of application development. In general, the cloud infrastructure is highly reliable, scalable, and available on demand. There is no one-size-fits cloud migration strategy for business in general. Depending on the ‘type’ of your business we plan the strategy without affecting your current business environment with a feasible change management approach.

The common cloud migration strategy includes moving your data from the on-premise or local data center to a public cloud.

When you move your application to the cloud:

  • Your application runs seamlessly during high traffic.
  • A cloud server reduces your operational cost.
  • You can deploy applications faster with enhanced security features.

Hybrid cloud

It is a cloud infrastructure mixed with private and public clouds. The hybrid cloud comprises some amount of orchestration, management, and workload portability across two or more environments. These environments include:

  • Minimum one private cloud and one public cloud
  • Two or more private clouds and two or more public clouds.

In short, the hybrid cloud is a combination of computing, storage, and services atmosphere made-up of public & private clouds. Some of the benefits of hybrid cloud are:

  • Hybrid cloud saves costs by making an easy switch from one to another cloud.
  • It paces up your digital transformation journey.
  • It gives you the agility to change and adapt fast in the digital business.
  • Hybrid cloud is a major component of business continuity as it offers data insurance for all disasters with minimum downtime & cost.
  • Hybrid clouds speed up the Time to Market (TTM) by automated deployment.

Why Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform for your application transformation?

Proven Approach with Unique Attributes!

Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform is an unparalleled cloud platform empowered with cutting-edge technologies like Microsoft Azure, AWS, Redhat OpenShift, Redhat Ansible, agile, DevOps, AI-powered automation, etc. Collaborating with these technologies, we transform your applications in less than 30 days with 360-degree scaling.

Why Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform application transformation:

  • Containerization scales your apps by faster deployment and decreasing releasing time from months to days.
  • Hybrid cloud saves costs by making future migration cost-effective with tremendous scalability.
  • DevOps automats testing, releasing, deployment, and monitoring and significantly reduces the Time to Market.
  • Saved cost & time by automating the app development lifecycle and repetitive processes.
  • NexGen platform is a Polyglot platform that can grow with ever-changing technology.

Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform and Healthcare Industry

In this pandemic time of COVID-19, telehealth is playing an immense role in providing the best-in-class treatment in remote areas. However, some healthcare apps are not able to cope up with this pandemic time. The IT infrastructure is struggling to handle increasing traffic as during lockdown and isolation, people are searching for safety tips, health support, and remedies online. Some healthcare providers are struggling even to release AI-enabled chatbot to help people.

Legacy application and fast app releasing are major issues facing by the IT team of these healthcare institutions now.

Download this case study to know how Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform used Redhat OpenShift to modernize the legacy system in a healthcare institution.

Parkar is closely working with the healthcare industry to revamp the legacy system and reengineer the applications. The NexGen Cloud Platform empowers the healthcare institutions to release applications in days whereas it took them months to release the same, earlier. Moreover, this platform is empowered with cloud, containerization, automation, and AI to scale your applications both vertically and horizontally to avoid any crash.

Download this case study to know how the Parkar Data Management Platform used Microsoft Azure to integrate data in a healthcare institution.

If you want to transform your application call us today or request a demo. Let’s begin the conversation on new opportunities for 2020.

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At Parkar, we revolutionize how great software is built. Our vision is to be a catalyst for customer success by harnessing the unlimited passion of our people and innovation.

Our expertise in Cloud and Data technologies has enabled over 50+ corporations to deliver better customer experiences and lower their business costs.

Powered by our NexGen Cloud Platform, customers unlock the power of technology to accelerate solutions in Application Engineering and AIOps.

Faster Time to Market with Application Development using Parkar NexGen Platform

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The last few years have seen companies revolutionizing how technology infrastructure is built and maintained, and how software applications are developed and deployed. These new-age companies have been the early ones to integrate their SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle)  with their IT operations and focus on Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CICD) of small changes, where teams design, integrate, test, deliver, and monitor software changes at speed, real-time and at scale.

Speed up Time to Market of your Applications with Parkar NexGen Platform

Time to Market (TTM) is essentially the time an organization takes to bring a product or a feature in the hands of its users and is often a very critical factor in determining its success. This time includes the time taken for idea generation along with the entire design cycle and development as well as its launch.

When you have better control over the development process, it becomes easier to plan the perfect roll-out for your product. While everyone agrees on the importance of improving time to market, there are still quite a few companies that have not upped their digital landscape. It is digital transformation that’s changing the game for most players out there and those who have understood it, are now looking for ways to empower their developers. The result is enhanced customer engagement and experiences.

Today, businesses face many challenges to speed up the time to market. Some of the common challenges are unplanned product development strategy, low market research, vague approach, waterfall methodology, irregular testing, lack of documentation, etc.

Speed Up your TTM with Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform 

No matter which vertical you belong to, you are always on the lookout for app development companies and platforms that ensure profitability, productivity and the fastest time to market. While doing so, it is important for enterprises to solve the pain points of customers and raise their ROI to leapfrog the competition.

For one of the major healthcare providers in the USA, Parkar got engaged in the legacy application modernization to help them respond to the spikes and needed scale.

This leading healthcare organization from the US known for its excellent services and quality care faced the challenge of data management. It had a large scale enterprise network it relied on for providing better services and creating rich user experiences. The expanding network brought along the challenge of monitoring and administering networks, managing traffic issues, and fixing application malfunctions.

Struggling with the legacy system and fragmented data management, the client was in the need of a thoughtful digital transformation to enhance patient care, treatment, day-to-day operations, and governance with innovation and seamless management. It was hard for them to maintain the legacy architecture while using analytics for secure data mining that further helped in collecting smart business insights.

Business Benefits:

  1. Boosted app release time from months to days.
  2. Ensured scalable & hassle-free governance for multiple applications.
  3. Strengthen the API security of the legacy system and third-party interoperability.
  4. Auto-scaled the deployment configuration based on real-time metrics.
  5. Established a seamless connection between physicians and patients with integrated flawless operations.
  6. Simplified and streamlined clinical disruption to offer best-in-class healthcare support.

Business Values:

  1. 40% reduction in time-to-market (TTM)
  2. 20% boost in  productivity
  3. 30% reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO )

One of the ways to have faster TTM, a lot of tech platforms are coming up with low-code support. Low-code is a new software development methodology that facilitates faster delivery of applications and with minimum hand-coding. It is similar to an assembly line to software development. It frees up people by automating the manual tasks and allows them to focus on more essential tasks.

Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform: a low-code Platform  

A Gartner report says, “By 2024, three-quarters of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for both IT application development and citizen development initiatives. By 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65 percent of application development activity.”

ResearchAndMarkets.com predicts the low-code development market will grow to $27.23 billion by 2022, a huge jump from the current $4.32 billion.

Low-code application platforms or LCAP support rapid application development, one-step deployment, execution, and management while ensuring better productivity, reduced time to market and improved business process automation. Moreover, such a platform also enhances user experience phenomenally.

Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform, based on Red Hat OpenShift Platform and Ansible, is the Application development accelerator in-a-box. It’s a variant of Low-code application platform.

Fig: Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform

How to improve TTM with a strategic application development process?  

Collaborate 

The key is to have better collaboration between developers and end-users using agile methodologies. There is a huge advantage in doing so. The more you are able to keep end-users engaged in the application development process, the greater would be your chances of staying focused on what the business is meant to achieve. Only when you are able to meet business expectations bang on the very first time, you can reduce your time to market drastically.

Frequent prototyping 

There are specific app prototyping tools that empower developers as well as users to see the look and flow of applications as they are built. With respect to app readiness, this is important and it also ensures user acceptance. So every time a new element is added to the app, users can be given access to it to test drive and comment upon via a working prototype. Any changes required can be incorporated early on before the app is scheduled to move into the production phase.

Appropriate development and testing environments 

It is important for app developers to have dedicated test and development teams. Organizations can provide it by virtualizing their own development and test environments or use a cloud service. Virtualization is often preferred because virtual systems are faster to deploy.

Shared responsibilities 

When you collaborate with end-users they are often prone to walk away from the app development process after they provide their requirements. However, things can be way more streamlined and effective if users are as accountable as developers.

Usability matters 

It is important to maintain a balance between usability and features. While incorporating the best features and functions, usability is sometimes overlooked and may lead to a multitude of data errors. Development teams, therefore, should pay equal attention to usability and technical design.

Standardized routines 

It is critical that there is compatibility between the app and the software being used. The simplest way to achieve this is by standardizing routines so that they can be pulled from a common library for repetitive use.

Quality assurance 

Both technical performance and usability matter and can be best ensured by having quality assurance measures in place.  Inability to ensure optimal app performance leads to a tremendous loss of time in rectification and maintenance. Organizations would rather work on all aspects the very first time and ensure that the app does everything it’s expected to do each and every time.

The right testing 

Failing to check whether the app can handle all the transaction load before pushing it into production can lead to failure and major embarrassment. This can, however, be avoided using regression testing.

Prior training

Both users, as well as support staff, should be properly trained on app features and functionality. The support staff should be trained prior to the app going live so that they are equipped to handle all kinds of queries. On the other hand, user training will ensure a more satisfactory experience and lesser load on the support staff.

Let’s reiterate the key points here.

Fig: How application developers can help enterprises improve their time to market (TTM)

Grow with fast time to market via Parkar NexGen Cloud Platform

User-friendly applications are the need of the hour and the fastest way to connect with users worldwide. A modular design structure is what’s preferred but there are several other aspects too that need to be taken into account to ensure that the app is efficient and works well not only towards elevating customer experiences but also the organization’s image in the minds of its customers. Only then would a faster time to market be justified.

At Parkar, we work on a host of things to ensure not just effective app development but also a satisfactory user experience that just gets better with time.

Call us today to explore what we can do to create more synergy and tide over challenges in these very difficult circumstances we are currently going through.