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Today’s enterprises are fast moving to cloud, digital and mobile services. Managing IT infrastructure is expensive and organizations can lose money through business interruptions and equipment failure.  Cloud-powered organizations can reduce costs, improve efficiency and better serve the varied needs of various stakeholders.
What businesses expect from the cloud

Legacy systems are still common in many industries such as banking, insurance, telecommunication, travel, and the power industry. When legacy hardware become outdated, migrating to cloud technology maximizes the performance of organizations, whether small, medium or large enterprises. Unsurprisingly, organizations are looking for benefits beyond enterprise cloud deployments. Reduction in energy usage, eliminating hardware and software licensing, automatic data backup, and easy upgrades can make effective use of infrastructure for better results.

Here are the 10 proven uses for organizations when they smartly move their IT infrastructure to cloud:

1. Global Presence

Connect to the cloud and store all your data to ensure high availability, security, and access to data by stakeholder at any given time to generate new streams of revenue. Cloud’s economies of scale ensure your data and applications are mirrored in different locations. Redundancy is inherently built into the cloud and brings data protection and security.

2. Efficient Automation, Instant Deployment & Easy Maintenance

When you integrate your complex processes with cloud solutions, you may find you are getting locked as your requirements may change. Institutions may need to move large amount of data into the cloud. Thankfully cloud technologies and solutions are not painful, costly and time-consuming as it was made out to be. It eases the burden, complexity and accelerates the data migration process that also maximizes the product features and functionality. 

Vendors can get the benefit of ease of use, efficient automation, deployment, maintenance, and support services. Get fast updates without downtime, seamless database migration, application enhancements, maintenance, and other real-time support services to meet the unique requirements of the company.

3.   Customizable, Scalable & Flexible

Get started on cloud in no time. Cloud-powered systems are highly customizable, scalable and flexible and when deployed effectively, it brings better infrastructure, resource optimization, automated processes and a lean organization. Customization possibilities and APIs for seamless integration with existing business applications such as Google Apps, Dropbox, PayPal and more. Cloud provides elastic capabilities which allow administrators to manage any amount of concurrent users or resources as they grow. Cloud provides this agility to scale up to meet storage and bandwidth demand overtime.

4. Fast, Powerful Performance & Reliability

Moving your data and infrastructure to the fastest and robust cloud services make everything easy and transparent for organizations. Cloud platform is capable of easily adapting to the changing requirements of businesses of any size or complexity. Tapping into cloud’s elasticity and scalability ensures high performance, even if you’ve got database heavy application. Cloud services can handle concurrent requests from thousands of users and scale quickly to serve your compelling needs.

5. Lower Costs & Optimal Resource Allocation

Cloud integration increases the operational efficiencies of the organization substantially. SaaS applications on the cloud are subscription-based. Avoid spending huge initial software license fees, or hardware. There is significant reduction in data center costs, hiring technical workers and staff workload due to skilful resource allocation which generates more revenue for businesses.

6. Advanced Security

Faster connectivity and access to data by multiple users with seamless security ensures information is protected. Attain additional levels of security such as multiple prebuilt authentication options, access control on mobile devices, identity management, auditing, data security, etc. that could otherwise not be easily afforded for applications hosted on-site due to cost, power, resource, and process constraints.

7. Mobile Apps Support

A huge benefit of moving to the cloud is that it enables the easier use of mobile application. Enterprise-wide deployment of mobile applications will expedite business processes and enable stakeholders to access and track data in real-time across iOS and Android devices whenever or wherever they are.

8. Managed IT Infrastructure

Eliminate on premise IT operations in troubleshooting, backups, updates, and other maintenance tasks. SaaS providers manage all hardware and networking infrastructure.

9. Continuous Delivery

Availability of software is often painful, time-consuming, and risky. Continuous Delivery system can make organizations lean, agile and innovative. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to continuously adapt software very quickly without delay as part of a pipeline on a regular basis when there are changes to business strategy.

10. Avoid the pain of upgrades & business interruption

SaaS providers upgrade the solution and it becomes available for their customers without any on premise operation. All upgrades and fixes are managed and installed to keep your business up and running without user or business interruption.

Get on board with cloud to save your business costs, increase your revenue and send customer satisfaction through the roof.
 

School Management solution helps students, teachers and management to simplify the complex operations in school system with the most advanced capabilities.  Using SaaS-based technology, educational institutions all over the world can manage administrative processes easily with customizable functionality and design. This custom cloud solution provides the most dynamic CMS and mobile-friendly features which helps schools to manage all student activities including admission, enrollment, attendance, exam, fee payments, transportation, notifications and alerts.

Students, staff and parents can access information about school activities from anywhere and take decisions. School administrators can optimize resources leading to better allocation of staff and reduce their workload. Teachers can get real-time visibility of student’s data. They can mark attendance, post assignments, assign grades, generate reports, send notifications to parents and plan for student’s future.

Parents are concerned with the child’s studies, but they may not have time to visit the school to get through the details. Parents can use school Management solution effectively to monitor the child’s performance at studies or attendance or view report cards. It also helps staff to eliminate needless paper work with streamlined processes at every activity and accurately maintain school records.

The cloud-based SaaS solution provides a convenient way to connect or engage with school community delivering a seamless user experience. It is an effective solution to improve efficiency and productivity of schools and reduce the administrative costs significantly.
 

Cloud computing is the latest buzz in educational institutions, delivering to millions of learners around the globe. Cloud-based apps are secure, reliable and economical, and all the documents and content are always safe and accessible in the cloud. It simplifies and streamlines the educational system with automated processes and drastically reduces IT costs.

Cloud applications and solutions for Education transform the learning and teaching experience. This is an innovative educational technology solution designed to provide richer learning and teaching opportunities and boosts productivity. designed to The apps can be used to perform a wide range of activities of Schools, Colleges and Universities including Admission, Enrollment, Student information, Attendance, Assignment, Report Card, Timetable, Library, Payroll, Reports, Email, Messaging and more.

Using the cloud infrastructure, students, teachers and administrators can easily interact and share information, bringing new educational opportunities to the classroom. Cloud services provide effective teaching, efficient administration and deliver rich multimedia learning experience to students via music, documents, eBooks, applications, photos, and many more.

Teachers can post assignments and students can access these assignments, lessons, and other materials from any device including smartphones and tablets such as iPhone, Android, and others. Cloud-based applications for education provide a new way for learning and prepare students to become skilled professionals. Cloud-based solution can be customized, and scaled to meet the goals of students, teachers, and management. Mobile apps and solutions for universities and educational institutions make it easier for educators, students and parents to effectively communicate and collaborate to provide better results.
 

 

Apple unveiled iOS 8, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite on 2 June to show off plenty of new features to users as well as new tools for mobile app developers at the keynote event of Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices has an array of new features for users, including the much-anticipated health tracking app called HealthKit, enhancements to Notification Center, Messages, QuickType, Siri and more. Take a closer look at the new features in iOS 8 here.

The latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite gets a redesigned user interface and plenty of new features like Handoff enable seamless communication between Mac and iOS devices, iCloud Drive, support for third-party keyboards and TouchID fingerprint scanning.

iOS 8 would be available later this year around September, along with the release of iPhone 6, according to reports.
 

With the demands from the customer growing and increase in competition to offer the best deals in business, retailers are evolving strategies to create viable solutions through Mobile Loyalty Programs. Effective marketing methods are used as a tool to encourage people to become repeat customers and increase their commitment to a brand. Loyalty Mobile Solutions are a great hit with customers and helps businesses achieve instant success. Mobile deals, offers, and rewards are an excellent and essential tool to drive customer loyalty. Marketing initiatives are empowered with innovative technological solutions which drive sales and increase return on investment.

Geo-location Services

Using the latest geo-location services in our smartphone application, consumers can locate their nearest store and to find offers local and relevant to their needs.Retail mobile app allows customers to access store offers directly from mobile phones which increases the visits to store significantly.  Retailers can send personalized messages to consumers to increase repeat visits.

Rewards Program

Mobile retail loyalty application enables retailers to deliver targeted offers to returning customers. Retailers can track spend history, store preferences and behaviors of consumers. The Loyalty Mobile Application provides unlimited capabilities for issuers, acquirers, and merchants to create customer reward programs that boost card retention while saving money to acquire new customers. The Mobile App serves as a direct link between consumers and Social Media. Loyalty App generates interactions between Loyalty Programs and networking sites such as Facebook.

The biggest technology trends of 2014 are factored on mobile, cloud, and data, digitizing everything. It’s a convergence of powerful technology and strategy that will make significant impact on the enterprise, and create new opportunities during the next two years. Here is a list of five technology trends and developments that will dominate 2014.

Mobile Payments and Healthcare Apps

Mobile payment allows users to send money through NFC and digital wallets. Apple’s iBeacon technology or Google’s Wallet app for Android offers unilimited opportunities using mobile payment solutions.

Solutions for Healthcare allows consumer to focus on whole range of health, and provide information on diet, fitness to improve the lives of millions of people. Healthcare has become more personalized and efficient with intelligent systems, apps, mobile systems, and gadgets.

iPads and Tablets

iPads and Tablets are extending beyond our homes and offices, to public spaces. They are everywhere and getting big in reputation. They have invaded restaurants, buses, airports, and beyond. Tablets need little maintenance and are fast replacing desktops and laptops.

Personal Cloud     

Cloud technology is making a paradigm shift from devices to the new era of personal clouds, which is expected to be a new trend-setter in enterprise deployments. Private cloud services have a potential for integration and interoperability in the future, according to Gartner.

Wearable devices

Wearable technology is transforming computing and getting stronger in 2014. Setting the trend, wearing devices such as smart watches on your wrist or your camera clipped to your clothing is expected to reach more consumers in 2014. Google Glass or similar wearables are mass niche products that are big enough to make significant impact in the global market.

3D Printing

3D printing is the emerging technology in 2014, empowering at all levels from large enterprises to masses with its new toolkits, innovative processes, and services. 3D technology is an additive process capable of creating three dimensional objects from a digital model, that is physically prototyped, scaled and reprinted to fit the needs of individuals or organizations.
 

Insurance claims solution was developed for a firm in Texas. The integrated claims management solution manages the complexities involved in entire claims and settlement process, better and smarter. Efficient and accelerated claim handling is the key to promote long-lasting customer relationship as well as increasing competitive advantage. The automated claims process software has a unique set of features and functionality that delivers robust performance and scalability. The insurance claim solutions software eliminates all the paper-based tasks and reduces costs and risks in handling claims drastically. It delivers customized solution in a rapidly changing business processes and market conditions that extends functionality and provides significant end-user benefits. The claims process includes:

  • First Notice of Loss (FNOL)
  • Claim intake
  • Verification of details
  • Lodge a claim
  • Claim adjudication
  • Calculate losses and indemnity
  • Claims acceptance or denial
  • Claims settlement
  • Closing of claims
  • Payments

Supported claims

The insurance claims management solution for insurance carriers, agents and brokers supports various types of insurance operated in the system including Life insurance, Property & Casualty, Workers Compensation, Medical and Healthcare insurance.
 

 

A public or academic library is everywhere you are, thanks to the development of mobile applications. A mobile library app plays an integral role in supporting library services and provides access to millions of digital, print and multimedia materials to target groups such as faculty, students and public. The library app allows users to search for ebooks, catalogs, reserve and renew books, find branches, check out for programs and events, or get directions to the campus from your iPhone, Android or Blackberry devices.  Search and explore the library resources using keywords, author or title, or search by categories or location. Besides the library app allows users to make mobile payments towards fines and fees.


The app also allows library cardholders to manage account and place holds on items or gain access to essential library resources. The library resources can be easily accessed instantly by incorporating a QR code scanner which enables users to scan the code to the catalog and the library app will automatically download to the patrons’ smartphone. QR codes are increasingly used in libraries for extracting information from bibliography records which include title, call number and location.


Finding the library is easy and fast using maps and users can check the hours of operation for all branches.  Patrons can contact library staff to ask for any information or go social with customers via Facebook and Twitter.


Libraries in colleges or universities which are looking forward to access their website or catalog and extend beyond their website. Library mobile solutions are a great way to mobilize the library resources on iPhone, iPad or Android devices. Library apps makes libaries super-efficient and you can enjoy library collection on a variety of devices. You need not spend more time and money on building mobile apps for each platform.  Cross platform mobile apps are faster and run on multiple OS and screen size. They can do more things using the hardware features of the device such as GPS, accelerometer, camera, etc.  The other reason is that mobile app developers can submit apps on Apple’s iTune or Google Play.

 

 

Facebook timeline is one of the latest and most radical changes in the history of the popular social network site’s design in recent times. There are a lot of people who feel that this is Mark Zuckerberg’s biggest gamble till date and the feature is still receiving mixed reviews from everyone. At first look, it is quite obvious that this feature opens doors for identity theft, which is a matter of serious concern for all individuals. So, how much of your pre-Facebook information do you want to show on Facebook? It depends entirely on the individual to choose which information they want to risk being exploited by the social network. Compared to LinkedIn another question would be will this information be useful in any way to us other than probably helping us build a family tree and as a time capsule for future generation? The information in the profile pages is in control of Facebook and also its partners and advertisers, which again raises privacy issues. Also the new look timeline does not appeal to people of the slightly older generation. But let’s hope for Zuckerberg’s sake that the release of Timeline will be a ‘highlight’ in his own.

Businesses can exploit the Facebook timeline profitably. Here are the 5 ways in which businesses can use this new feature to enhance their brands with their current and prospective fans:

  1. The Cover Image – this is an important space for advertising to engage customers. Use this space as creatively as possible. Facebook has stringent rules such as no contact information or calls to action. However, you can use this space to promote any latest promotional events or contests. Also this space is something to watch out for as new ideas for utilizing may pop up in the near future.
  2. Timeline - Companies can display their long-standing traditions, values on which they were initially founded, illustrating their meagre beginnings and their growth to their present one. This can be used to touch a sentimental chord with your customers and if done right it can also get back your long-lost customers.
  3. About link – Businesses should provide the complete and right information here including snippets about the company’s founders and other interesting facts which a user wouldn’t usually find on the company’s official website.
  4. Facebook products and services - Timeline brings rich variety of posts with amazing possibility of highlighting important ones. Use “Resize” to extend the status message or photo collection with top priority. This way you can attract the attention of your visitors to feature products, services, important achievements, major updates, hot news or awards.
  5. Timeline apps – Facebook has launched around 80 Timeline applications to help users carry most of their online activities directly from Facebook. Just like fan page apps, these applications will store the all information of your activities in chronological order and display it on the Timeline.

At the end of the day, don’t forget to track your brand page activity and tie it back to measurable goals. Use Facebook’s Insights and Google’s Social Reports to understand the demographics of the users visiting your page so that you can design content appropriate to them. The timeline feature is still in its nascent stage and brands and individuals are trying to find their way around it. Things will definitely improve over a period of time, but as a first step brands must make an effort to guide fans around the new page layout and notify the availability of new content and functionality.  Don’t make the mistake of assuming that your users are in the loop.

Marketers have to keep in mind that page editors no longer have the ability to set targeted landing tabs or applications for non-fans. In the past you could direct people into a particular tab to encourage likes or interaction with a promotion. So brands have to drive engagement more than ever.

Facebook has launched a fully revamped Facebook Questions, where the user can ask questions and share it with their friends. Facebook users can ask a question by clicking the "Ask Question" button at the top of the homepage, or ask questions about friends from their profile page. Users can also add photo or poll to questions. The user's friends are found to be the most likely source of information or advice in a social network and they can also answer to user's questions. Facebook users can concur with an answer by checking a box, or include a different response in the comments section.  All answers to Facebook Questions are shown on the question's page.

Facebook had started this question-and-answer service last July by the Facebook developer, modelled after Quora, and they have been testing with a limited number of users.

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