Event | Meet Infogain & Automation Anywhere at Mitchell’s mPower Conference

Infogain is delighted to announce that it is a Platinum Sponsor at Mitchell’s mPower Conference.

Call to Action: Meet our Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Nishith Mathur and Vice President- Sales, Girish Kannali at mPower and our partners from Automation Anywhere.

About Mitchell’s mPower Conference:

An exclusive, invitation-only conference, designed for senior executives in Property & Casualty, workers’ compensation, risk management, pharmacy and collision repair. The three days event will feature business inspiration, industry insights, informative solutions and service-focused sessions with plenty of opportunities to network. mPower will be hosting over 300 executive leaders, including CEO, COOs and CROs.

Conference information: https://www.mpower.mitchell.com/

Connect with us at Events.US@infogain.com

Meet our team:

Nishith Mathur, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer (Connect on LinkedIn)

Girish Kannalli, DU Head (Connect on LinkedIn)

Date: September 30th  – October 2nd, 2019

Venue: Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida

Infogain Boosts Performance of Software System by 25% with JBoss 7.1 Migration Across Multiple Products and Geographies

Working under a tight deadline, and collaboration with the clients’ infrastructure teams and RedHat, Infogain upgraded the system to JBoss 7.1, including technical and functional services and executed a hybrid approach by upgrading base services first, followed by business domain services. Infogain’s solution included:

  •  Automated the complete build/deployment process
  •  Changed 180+ scheduler jobs for compatibility with JBoss EAP7 and cleaned up   unused  scheduler jobs.
  •  Changed network layer routings at TF5 to point to new EAP7 environment
  • Configuration of JBoss 7 environment.
  • Created POCs to resolve various technical issues faced during migration process
  • Created private-modules and deployed to JBoss EAP7 server that resolved frequent “out of memory” errors.
  • Upgraded MEGEN/scheduler jobs.
  • End-to-end testing.

Infogain at Mitchell’s DevCon 2019

Infogain is proud to announce that it is a Diamond Sponsor at Mitchell’s DevCon which will be held at the Westin Carlsbad Resort. DevCon is Mitchell’s annual technology conference designed to inspire, educate and celebrate the excellence in engineering. The attendees are those involved in Mitchell’s software products, which include the developers, testers, scrum masters, business analysts, architects and product owners from all business units. The agenda for the event is filled with informative industry content, educational breakout sessions, and networking opportunities.

Infogain attendees: 

Nishith Mathur – Senior VP, Chief Solutions Officer

Girish Kannalli – Vice President, Sales

Jitinder (Jay) Sethi – VP – Strategic Solutions & Chief Enterprise Architect 

Kamal Agarwal – Solution Partner

Sandeep Satija- Client Partner

Omkar Shukla – Client Partner

For more information, email us at Events.US@infogain.com

Connections 2018 – The Inside View

Guidewire Connections 2018 has just wrapped up at the Wynn Hotel & Resort, and what an amazing event it was. Guidewire has come a long way, and it has brought a huge chunk of the P&C Insurance Industry with it. This year’s conference was even more ambitious with regards to where Guidewire hopes to lead the industry over the next 10 years. As a former Guidewire employee who has been on both sides of Connections, I must admit I am really excited about some of these plans.

On Monday, Marcus Ryu opened the conference with his keynote where he really connected the dots as to why insurance is important to society, and thus is entitled to nothing but the best products and services that technology providers have to offer. The selection of customer case studies and examples he cited spanned the globe, and he waxed eloquent on how Guidewire ultimately is part of the equation of making people and businesses whole again after a loss.

Ali Kheirolomoom followed on with the substantive product keynote; whereas Marcus could reflect on past successes, Ali has no such luxury and is relentless focused on the future. He identified the pillars of Guidewire’s strategy for the next year: Operational Excellence, Digital, New Uses for Data, Cover New Risks, Embracing InsurTech, and Simplification of IT Complexity. While any of us could have arrived at our own sense of the top priorities for the year, none can deny that this is a rather ambitious agenda. Ali was crisp and focused in his delivery of the vision, and most of the sessions and workshops for the next few days were tied back to these core themes.

Malcolm Gladwell’s keynote was a hit. Like many people I am an admirer of his books, and his ability to deliver oration is as powerful as his ability to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard I’m sure). He wisely stayed away from the minutiae of the insurance technology field, and instead talked about vision, courage, and execution. The large audience was enthusiastic in their reception of Gladwell, and everybody spoke of how relevant it was to today’s challenges.

The partner networking area was excellent, and well attended. Among many other things, the agenda only provided so much time for visiting the partners and as a result there was often a crowd at each of the partner booths. The strength and consistency of the partner’s offerings pays tribute to Guidewire’s careful processes in awarding both product and service providers the partner label.

Unlike many product company conferences, the breakout sessions available to attend were diverse and plentiful. My tendency was to stick with the ones that spoke to the future, so I had to pass on many sessions that were likely excellent. Instead of attending customer success stories and rich “how to” sessions, I focused on three key areas: The Future of Digital, Guidewire’s new DevConnect initiative, and everybody’s favorite—cloud.

On Digital, the key takeaway was that Guidewire continues to invest heavily in their digital tools and technologies. Although I didn’t necessarily see harmonization with the cloud strategy, it was clear that the goal was to move towards convergence with DevConnect. To some degree, it was clear that whereas Guidewire’s Digital practice preceded Cloud and DevConnect, it is now jockeying for how to plug in to those two critical initiatives. I have total confidence that ultimately all three of these key areas will play very well together as they mature in the coming years.

For consulting partners with a strong bent towards product engineering, there is little doubt that the new DevConnect program represents a new direction that will get very exciting. DevConnect will enable “plug and play” accelerators and tools that vastly simplify the process of adding on functionality to InsuranceSuite products. I give Guidewire kudos for two things in particular in their presentation of this new capability. First, it is very transparent about the scope and capabilities that they expect will be supported in the near future, yet are able to clearly articulate how this will grow over time. With both customers and partners providing a constant stream of feedback as to which capabilities are most needed, I can see an explosion of functionality over the coming years. That said, this is the first bold step on a long road. But it is the right road and the industry will be better off for it.

Perhaps the most complicated challenge Guidewire faces is enabling cloud deployment topologies, and the necessary evolution in its tools and products. This was evident in the relevant sessions where Guidewire was clear that this is a long journey, and one that will enable many different kinds of deployments. Most critically, there is a commitment to keeping the on premise customers whole, and not forcing adaptation of a particular pattern just for its own sake. The careful balancing of meeting traditional on premise needs with new cloud deployable components will require Guidewire to move carefully in this area—but they are all in. If more functionality can be exposed through the DevConnect program, a catalytic effect should occur and we will see much more rapid adoption of Guidewire in the cloud. If you could only watch one evolution over the next five years, this is the one to pay attention to.

See you next year in Washington DC.

James Patterson

Guidewire Practice Manager, Infogain Corporation

Meet our Insurance Team at the Guidewire Connections 2018 Conference

October 14-17, 2018
Guidewire Connections 2018
Wynn, Las Vegas, NV

Meet our Insurance team in Las Vegas and learn how our Automation Testing for Guidewire leverages Infogain’s accelerators, open source tools and existing Guidewire assets to maximize your investment.

Our team has over 13 years of P&C expertise and dedicated insurance professionals with Guidewire expertise. We deliver high-end automated solutions for multiple business lines across Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ that include:

  • Out-of-the box automation across Guidewire InsuranceSuite™
  • Full support for API and integration points to external systems
  • End to end scenario testing, including cross product use cases
  • Integration to standard DevOps tools

Conference information: http://www.cvent.com/events/connections-2018/event-summary-a5fabd22a85b46d4bb5fa2eb563d23ad.aspx

Contact us at GuidewireSolutions@infogain.com to schedule a meeting time with Girish Kannalli, VP & General Manager and James Patterson, Solution Head for Guidewire.

Meet our Insurance Team at the Mitchell 2018 mPower Conference in Palm Springs

October 1-3, 2018
Mitchell 2018 mPower Conference
La Quinta Resort & Club, CA

Meet our insurance team at the conference and discover intelligent and powerful automation. Ask about our Guidewire expertise and Infogain’s Unified Automation Platform (UAP).

We can help you achieve reduced cost of ownership with our automation accelerators, tools and processes. Infogain delivers high-end automated solutions for multiple business lines across Guidewire InsuranceSuite.

Conference information: https://www.mpower.mitchell.com/event/mitchell-2018-mpower-conference/

Let’s Connect:  Contact us at GuidewireSolutions@infogain.com to schedule a meeting. Let’s discuss how Infogain’s Automation Testing Pilot Program for Guidewire can maximize your investment.

Delivered significant savings in license cost and test execution effort for a product engineering company

The Client

The client develops software used by the automotive industry to manage Collison and medical claims, replacements and so on. It operates throughout the United States and Canada and processes more than 50 million transactions a year.

 

Business and Technical Challenges

  • Long test cycle of 3 weeks negatively impacting time-to-market
  • Production issues for a desktop product used by large number of users led to huge support and patch fix cost
  • Lack of scalable test automation platform
  • Heavy dependence on Licensed Microsoft Test Automation tools
  • Lack of reusability of test automation scripts between scrum teams and system t
    esting teams
  • Manual testing wasn’t able to validate all data combinations leading to a high production defect backlog

Microservices: 5 Challenges and How to Solve Them

By : Mohit Kumar Mittal | Senior Architect and Hemen Goswami | Vice President

Introduction

Microservice is an architecture that has been gaining traction in the past few years. MSA (Microservice Architecture) defines an application as a program composed of loosely coupled services. This comes with lots of challenges that we must solve up front.  Below are some such common challenges, patterns to solve, and some potential technical solutions.

Challenge #1: Service Discovery and Registry

Microservices is an architecture style for distributed computing. An application is composed of multiple fine grain independent services that communicate over a network. To use a service, the consumer needs to know its specific network location. This is an issue that will grow even more complex if the network location of services keeps changing.

Some examples of consumers of services are external clients like Mobile App, API Gateway and other (Micro) services.

Recommended Solution

System designers should implement a service Registry and a database of all the services network locations. They can register services themselves or by way of a third party to a common registry. Consumers can use this service registry to dynamically discover network locations of services.

Technical Implementation

Netflix Eureka service registry, Kubernetes Service

Challenge #2: Unified Access of Services

In Microservices architecture, there can be multiple services and multiple consumers. Different consumers may require different services—for example, Mobile App may need to display fine grained information, while web-based applications may need to render coarse grained information.

On top of that, services may be using different protocols like JMS or REST etc. In order to simplify services access, there needs to be a unified access mechanism.

Recommended Solution

A potential solution to this concern would be to implement an API gateway as a single-entry point for all services. All the consumers will call API gateway and API gateway should route them to their required services. Additionally, API gateway can provide services like “Aggregation of Services”, “Security”, “Metering” etc.

Technical Implementation

Spring Cloud Zuul, Amazon API Gateway, Apigee

Challenge #3: Authentication and Authorization

Security is a key aspect in Microservices.

Recommended Solution

Implement a common and centralized authentication service. This service will allow all the consumers to get authenticated before seeking a services access. Individual services should be responsible for the authorization of its consumers.

Technical Implementation

oAuth, JWT

Challenge #4: Logging and Debugging

In a Microservices architecture, there can be use cases that span across services. In a scenario in which each service generates its own logs, it would be nightmare for a developer to troubleshoot a bug, as he/she would have to aggregate all the services log and analyze manually

Recommended Solution

One could instead implement a common logging service, wherein each service can use this service to write logs.

Technical Implementation

Elastich Serach, LogsTash, Kibana (ELK)

Challenge #5: Configuration

Configuring services is an added complexity in Microservices. Since each service is independent, it must be configured separately. This will make it difficult to run applications in different environments without making adjustments. Configurations can be anything like DB Credentials, Environment Variables and Network Locations.

Recommended Solution

Implement a common/centralized configuration service. This service can be backed by a common configuration repository so that all services can request this service to read configurations.

Technical Implementation

Spring Cloud Config Server , kubernetes configmap

Delivered Significant Savings in License Cost and Test Execution Effort

Client:

The client develops software used by the automotive industry to manage collison & medical claims.

Business Results

  • Saved $1 Million in annual license cost for Microsoft Visual Studio used earlier for test automation by moving to UAP
  • Shorter application QA cycles from 3 weeks to 3 business days
  • Improved customer’s confidence in the build and reduced time-to-market