• DataArt IoT/M2M team took the third place at NYC IoT Fair

    22 December 2014
    By Artyom Astafurov, Chief Innovation Officer at DataArt

    We are happy to announce, that DataArt got third place in the Internet of Things competition at NYC IoT Fair this December.

    The first New York IoT Fair had about 500 attendees and 23 companies, who demoed IoT ideas bridging devices, cloud, and data. The DataArt team showcased real-time analytics and data monitoring – how wireless Sensor Tags can be easily integrated with wot.io data services using the DeviceHive platform, Elasticsearch, and data from the Intel Edison platform. The attendees were allowed to try the TI SensorTag, sending tweets and receiving graphs back.

  • Mobile Applications and PA-DSS

    10 December 2014
    By Roman Denisenko, Senior QA

    I often receive questions that start with “I’ve got a great mobile application and I am going to add the ability to make payments. But I am a bit worried because of the PCI PA-DSS standard.”

    The situation is so typical that I’ve finally decided to write an article dedicated to PCI PA-DSS and what to do about it.

    To start with, let`s refresh our knowledge about the PCI PA-DSS standard and maybe even learn something new.

    As you remember, the PCI PA-DSS standard is mostly known for enhancing the security of payment applications. Overall, every application that works within the PCI DSS-compliance infrastructure should be PCI PA-DSS compliant.

    Let`s drill down into the requirements.


  • DataArt & wot.io at NYC IoT Fair @ Google HQ, December 8

    05 December 2014
    By Artyom Astafurov, Chief Innovation Officer at DataArt

    We are glad to announce that wot.io & DataArt will be showcasing IoT wireless sensor integration and real-time event processing during NYC IoT Fair @ Google HQ, December 8 from 6pm to 8pm. We’ll be happy to show how wireless Sensor Tags can be easily integrated with wot.io data services using the DeviceHive platform. Play with TI SensorTag, send some tweets, and see some graphs! Come visit us at our demo display!

    See you at the IoT Fair!

  • SharePoint & Financial Departments

    11 October 2013
    By Igor Kuzivanov, Project Manager

    This article discusses the ways SharePoint can help companies to improve collaboration between employees and make business processes more transparent to stakeholder.

    Does your organization really need any collaboration tools? Ask yourself the following questions:

    • Do you have a possibility to run one ECM system for multiple processes?
    • Is process transparency essential for your organization?
    • Can you improve the period end closing process?
    • Is compliance the key, like IAS, IFRS, USGAAP, ISO?
    • Do you spend a lot of time and efforts to structure the information you work with?
    • Does your organization still use file servers and file shares?
    • How many departments in your organization exchange information with the finance department?
    • Does your organization use Excel reports a lot?

    If you can give an affirmative answer to any of them, then this article may be useful for you, as we will describe the ways SharePoint can help with automating financial department duties such as environment providing, accounting, finance management, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.


  • The Latest Regulations in the Financial Services Industry

    05 September 2013
    By Daria Naumova, Business Analyst

    This article provides a brief overview of the recently approved basic regulations which affect the financial services industry.

    Regulatory compliance is observance by an organization of laws, rules, and guidelines that relate to the business of this organization. Failure to comply with the normative rules of correspondence frequently leads to legal punishments including federal penalties.


  • Finserv releases mobile retail banking app for iPad

    27 August 2013
    By Alexei Miller, Managing Partner

    We are happy to see continued investment in mobile tech where it is due – retail finance, wealth management and investment advisory and reporting.


  • From EHR to HIE

    13 June 2013
    By Valentina Lakhina, Business Development, Healthcare & Life Sciences

    To date, 43.5% of physicians reported having a basic EHR and only 9.8% met meaningful use criteria. This means practices still have a long way to go as Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements put yet a bigger challenge right in front of them. If this fact fails to impress you, consider this one – over a third of physicians want to replace or upgrade their ambulatory EHR systems, according to HIMSS Analytics’ 5th Annual Ambulatory Practice Management & Electronic Health Record Study that came out this June. The study also shows that almost half of the physician groups plan to join HIE.


  • Perception of Agile and It’s Implementation – From the COO Level

    11 June 2013
    By Dmitry Bagrov, Senior Vice President of European Business, Head of London Office

    An interesting comment from a person with years and years of experience in COO roles across several industries, and with a keen interest in organisational psychology. It is always exciting to find out that what DataArt is saying resonates really well with a client perspective.


  • Open Source Software in Hedge Funds

    05 June 2013
    By Alexei Miller, Managing Partner

    Good thoughts on open source software in Hedge Funds from OpenGamma’s CEO, who I hugely respect. However, in our work with mid-size funds, we find that the Microsoft platform and development tools still dominate. We find that SQL Server, Sharepoint, .NET are still weapons of choice for most, for good reasons or by default. Big opportunity to do things OpenGamma way but it’s a long road.


  • Implanted Medical Devices: Bliss or Threat

    27 May 2013
    By Valentina Lakhina, Business Development, Healthcare & Life Sciences

    With more and more medical devices being connected to web-enabled IT systems, it is simply a question of time before the implanted devices start failing killing those they were supposed to save. While there is a lot of speculation as to how a hacker can take over your heart pacemaker and send it haywire, something as common as a malfunction or a computer virus could have just as deadly consequences. To avoid that we need two things. First is to pay more attention to quality assessment when it comes to something as important as life-saving medical devices. The second is the highest level of data security for protected health information (PHI). Without either we cannot be sure the technology that’s meant to make our lives better won’t be used against us.

    Read more how Malware and hacking pose dangers to medical devices.