Understanding Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse

Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse (BI/DW) are two separate but closely linked technologies that are crucial to the success of any large or mid-size business. The insights derived from these systems are vital for an organization as it helps in revenue enhancement, cost reduction, and adroit decision making. Let's understand what is Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse (DW), and how they are related. Business Intelligence (BI) Interpreting large volume of data often throws up challenges to the enterprises. However, BI can help companies with the easy interpretation of this big data, renders actionable information to end users and supports them in [...]
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What is Food Safety Management and Why Do We Need It?

Food Safety and Hygiene becomes an emerging demand in the food industry and is a universal concern. Therefore, maintaining food safety & hygiene is a compelling requisite for food entrepreneurs to sustain in today's competitive market.   The International Organization for Standardization created ISO 22000 standard to manage food safety and security and specifies the essentials for a food safety management system that involves: Interactive communication System management Prerequisite programs HACCP principles The food safety management system identifies, evaluates, and controls food hazards, at all levels of the food supply chain; be it during ingredient supply, food preparation, packaging, storage, [...]
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Why temperature monitoring and control is necessary across industries and how to manage it?

Industries have different specifications, requirements, and motives when it comes to temperature control of its product or environment. Let’s see some industries where temperature needs to be constantly regulated and why. Food & Beverage Industry Companies dealing with manufacturing, processing, packaging, transporting or storage of food ingredients/materials/products need constant monitoring of the food temperature levels. The operations of these industries are controlled by regulatory bodies like FDA to prevent contamination, spoilage or other hazards, some of which could even turn deadly for people. These regulations are implemented to safeguard the health of consumers/general public which has to be mandatorily followed [...]
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6 Scenarios for Testing Beacon Integrated Application

What is Beacon? Beacons are small Bluetooth-powered radio transmitters that can trigger real-world actions by relaying contextual information to nearby smart devices. Beacon Identifiers The parameters UUID, Major, and Minor are the Beacons identifiers. These parameters together makeup iBeacon’s unique identifier and plays a key role in beacon deployment. UUID: The purpose of the UUID is to distinguish beacons in your network from all other beacons in networks outside your control. Major: The major field identifies and distinguishes a group, for example, all beacons in on a certain floor or room in your venue could be assigned a unique major [...]
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Performance Test of Web Application using Apache JMeter

Apache JMeter is one of the best open source tools for Load and Performance testing. It can be widely used for a variety of applications. In this blog, I would like to share how to do the performance and load testing of a web application using JMeter Recording Tests (GUI mode) on Windows Operating System. Before that, I would like to share about Apache JMeter features and installation process. Apache JMeter Features: It has the ability to load and performance test many different applications, server, and protocol types such us HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TCP, Web Services, etc. It allows to [...]
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How to Test Native App Performance using Apache JMeter?

In my previous blog, I have elucidated how to test web application's performance using JMeter. Here, I would like to share how to test mobile app's performance in JMeter. JMeter records mobile application requests on HTTP(S) Script Recorder and it has features to prepare and run our mobile application performance test scripts. All we have to do is to configure JMeter and Mobile device. In JMeter, we can test both iOS and Android native applications. Steps to Configure JMeter: Go to apache-jmeter-3.1/bin folder and start the jmeter.bat (Batch) file. Right click on “Test Plan” > Add > Threads User(s) > [...]
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A good read on Food Safety Modernisation Act (by Team Ionhaccp)

As per FDA, Foodborne illnesses affect around 48 Million Americans per year, which means 1 in every 6 Americans goes through this. Out of those, around 1,28,000 are hospitalized and for 3000 people every year, foodborne diseases have turned out to be fatal. Most foodborne diseases are caused due to the bacteria, viruses, and parasites contained in the contaminated food reaching the human body system. Contamination of food can be prevented by setting preventive and quality measures in food manufacturing, processing, and storing. US food Industry is considered one of the largest with sales values amounting to more than 5 [...]
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How We Establish Our Business Through Meetups?

Meetups are a great means to meet local entrepreneurs and enhance business networking. When the best brains meet and discuss their ideas, the amount of knowledge, business opportunities, service offering, advisory, and connections that can be gained is unimaginable. Understanding the potential of participating in events, Vmoksha CEO & Director attended numerous meet ups throughout the New York to network with people of similar mind or interest. The business connections they acquired from attending such meetups have opened doors to different challenges and possibilities to work on. How we managed to get connections? We constantly search for Meetups through online [...]
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5 Ways We Leverage Grammarly at Vmoksha

Even a perfect writer needs proofreading to avoid the embarrassing typos and grammar mistakes. At Vmoksha, we create plenty of content as a part of our daily deliverables especially blogs, emails, social media engagement, etc. Therefore, to minimize the hassle associated with proofreading, we have integrated Grammarly into our business process and leveraging its benefits for over a year. Here are few of our favorite features from Grammarly. Grammarly for Blogs As a part of our regular blogging process, our technical writers need to write or proofread several blogs for the company as well as for the clients. Sometimes, while [...]
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Challenges without External Hardware

With the world moving towards Mobility, there are umpteen applications available in the market to capture data. However, businesses have to still largely depend on external hardware scanners to capture data related to identity. Recently, at Vmoksha we developed an application that required barcode scanner integrations. We decided to develop the application using in-app barcode scanners and initiated the project. Let’s discuss some of the challenges we faced while using the in-app barcode scanners. Focusing Barcode-scanning applications on mobile devices rely on “display aiming,” which requires a user to find the barcode when it appears on a device screen; align [...]
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