Plug and play is a technology that allows users to connect devices such as printers or USB memory sticks to a computer and directly use them without installing any software. This technology is now also available for industrial applications: Engineers developed an adapter that makes it much easier to interconnect parts of a production facility and align them with each other.
Implementing a web-based human resources management system (HRMS) can help just about any company to function more efficiently. While the benefits to employers are extensive, there are also many ways in which a web-based HRMS can make employees’ lives easier. Having a simple, web-based solution for different aspects of human resources can increase employee morale and sometimes even hel
Payroll software offers lots of different advantages – for the user, the employees and the company (of all sizes). This article looks at some of the most obvious advantages to expect when you make use of payroll software.
1. Employee calendars
Available with some payroll software solutions, employee calendars give you a super easy way to manage sick leave, absences and overtime. In
Keeping records and sharing information is a key component of healthcare. In the past, these tasks were completed using paper and pen, as well as word-of-mouth. As time went on, newer technologies, such as electronic health record systems, became available to healthcare organizations. Soon, however, healthcare workspaces will be the new standard for organizations in this industry.
Whenever you purchase a new piece of IT equipment – be it a router or a Wi-Fi extender or something else entirely – it usually comes with a default password already set by the original equipment manufacturer. This is for your convenience – a product with some type of password is always better than one without.
However, it’s far too easy to forget about these passwords
In the world of business technology, productivity is king. Any step required to allow your employees to do more with less, to work smarter not harder, and to be productive anytime and anyplace is a step you need to take.
This is a large part of the reason why workspaces are so popular these days – they let you do all this and more on your own terms. Before you make the move towards impl
Cybersecurity is an investment for your business, the same as anything else. Part of making sure that an investment is successful will always come down to guaranteeing that your hard-earned money is going to the right places.
This is especially true in terms of digital protection, as if you do unfortunately fall victim to a hacking attempt or other cyber incident it could cost your business d
In terms of their power to redefine the computing experience alone, workspaces bring with them a wide range of different benefits that cannot be ignored. Chief among them is the fact that they allow you to move away from the natural limitations of hardware into an era where any app can run on any machine, no exceptions.
Many people believe that workspaces can currently only be enjoyed by larg
As we enter into a new year, many organizations are trying to spend their IT budgets for 2017 in the smartest way possible. While doing your research and taking a proactive approach to the proceedings is always important, the fact of the matter is that the single most important IT budgeting tip for 2017 is also an incredibly simple one.
Making the shift to workspaces within your organization
At its core, business continuity is a simple concept with a single mission of enabling businesses to continually deliver their services in the event of a disaster. In a traditional on-premise environment, all of your data – including backups – is stored locally. While this is satisfactory to a certain extent, it leaves far too much to chance.
We’ve entered an age where security is more important than ever – particularly in the world of business. Each year, the average cost of a data breach rises to record highs with no end in sight. Cyber attacks are becoming more common with each passing day.
In an era where the stakes are this high, techniques like two factor authentication are among the best chances you have of keep
Knowledge transfer refers to the systems used by a company to spread knowledge from one part of an organization to another. Knowledge transfer is most critical when new employees have been hired or when internal aspects of an organization have changed. Having an effective system for knowledge transfer in place can help organizations to continue to survive and thrive after older employees ret
Payroll is the process by which employers pay an employee for the work they have completed. Any business with employees should have a payroll established. Although, payroll seems like a mundane task, it involves many aspects including, withholding taxes from each paycheck and making sure accurate funds are paid to the correct government agency.
For decades, you were probably like just about every other business on the planet in terms of IT and your organization’s technology: reactive. You would invest heavily in a particular set of hardware or software, use it until it wasn’t quite getting you the results you needed and then repeat the process all over again. Times have changed and technology advances far too quickly to stay
One of the major reasons that many companies balk at the idea of managed IT services has to do with control, or a perceived lack thereof. Some just aren’t comfortable giving up control over their IT infrastructure to a third party. While this is certainly understandable to a certain extent, it overlooks the variety of benefits that a company can expect to receive in return. Here are a few a
Two factor authentication is gaining popularity quickly for good reasons. This technology makes it much more difficult for hackers to gain access to accounts, thus providing business owners with more security and peace of mind. In addition, two factor authentication is inexpensive and easy to use.
What is Two Factor Authentication? Two factor authentication is a form of identity verificati
In the world of business, success boils down to how prepared you are to meet the challenges that you may face in the future. It’s a simple concept that is true regardless of the industry you’re operating in and is something that many companies turn to technology to help them handle. Though it may seem logical to rely on hardware to meet those needs, this isn’t actually the path
Two-factor authentication is increasing in popularity throughout all industries, from banking to online gaming. This technology improves security for both businesses and consumers.
What Is Two-Factor Authentication? Two-factor authentication is a two-step process used to verify a user’s identity. During this process, the user typically provides information, such as a password or pin
Are you looking to be a more efficient and successful business? We know first hand that productivity is a major factor that could be holding your company back. One way to change this is by utilizing cloud computing. Cloud computing can increase productivity on many different levels – as a general concept and in the many different types of services it puts in the hands of SMBs at a charmingl
Chief information officers in healthcare settings must balance strict privacy and security requirements with the need to constantly improve IT infrastructure and performance. From small doctor’s offices to major hospitals, the healthcare IT environment is increasingly complex. If not managed appropriately, it can negatively impact patient care.
We’ve entered an age where security is more important than ever – particularly in the world of business. Each year, the average cost of a data breach rises to record highs with no end in sight. Cyber attacks are becoming more common with each passing day. In an era where the stakes are this high, techniques like two-factor authentication are among the best chances you have of keeping
In today’s world, the challenge of staying up-to-date with the latest technology can seem overwhelming at times. Business owners — especially small business owners — may feel that they’re doomed to be lagging when it comes to the latest technology because they simply can’t afford it. However, this does not have to be the case thanks to the help of a managed service p
Over the last few years, cloud infrastructure has become one of the most important advancements in business operations. The Cloud is an excellent solution for many organizations, helping them maximize the efficiency of their operations.
Working closely with many CIOs and business owners, we’ve seen firsthand how companies have transformed, taking advantage of operational flexibility to
You’re looking for a new solution for your business operations, and surely you want it to be as efficient and effective as possible. How do you know whether to keep these functions in house or partner with a managed service provider?
There are pros and cons to each. And businesses of all shapes and sizes are dedicating significant time to determine whether in-house or outsourced IT serv
Maturity models” can be very useful. Every analyst firm and most vendors have created some sort of maturity model. Not only can a maturity model benchmark where you are with respect to your cohorts, but good maturity models also provide a roadmap to help organizations advance along the maturity model. But different maturity models measure different things, and what the maturity model measur
The word credit risk modelling often times is described as an all-encompassing financial default risks. Be it loan defaulter – where the borrower has not fulfilled his/her legal duties of repaying the debt as per contract, the risks associated to migration, these may arise due to internal or even external adverse drops in ratings, and then there are country based risks associated to financi
Mobile application integration is an important component of an organization’s overall business strategy. In this post, I shall discuss the advantages of mobile application integration, and how it is proving to be the future of digital business. Mobile application integration lets you integrate your mobile applications with your existing or any third party systems. This is certainly an in
Banking is more than just financial transactions. The products and services offered by most banks include credit cards, financial investments, certificates of deposit, and loans for homes, vehicles, and businesses. When customers approach a banking institution for a simple deposit or withdrawal, it presents an opportunity to sell other revenue-producing services. Enter digital banking.
The need for pulling together growing volumes of data generated and collected by organizations has increased. Several types of data integration tools are available in the market. It has become a challenging task for IT leaders and CIOs to choose from so many products available to them.
The growing importance of data analytics and BI applications in taking strategic business decision has made
Most businesses today are using some sort of cloud platform. Some studies indicate that “by 2020, 80% of large enterprises will have migrated communications and collaboration infrastructure to cloud architecture, whether UCaaS, private or a hybrid cloud, up from 35% in 2016”.
Cloud communications is an entirely new way to build, deploy, and scale enterprise communications systems.
4 proven strategies that boost your persuasiveness
With dynamic changes in the business world, people are recognizing persuasion as a critical and must-have skill. Clearly, formal authority and issuing orders no longer gets managers as far as it used to. So how can managers become talented persuaders?
"The secret is to always let the other man have your way." -Claiborne Peel Six mon
Process Automation has touched new heights in recent times, it is one of the most exciting technologies in Business Process Management (BPM). When we talk about automation/RPA/RDA, we generally think of robots, but automation plays a key role in the front office too. Front office automation can completely transform how companies communicate or engage with their customers. Within the front office,
Content Marketing Institute: Content is an essential aspect of any digital marketing campaign. The Content Marketing Institute offers some of the best advice around in terms of how content can help your brand. From industry trends to best practices, their posts offer helpful advice on how to create the best strategies for your business and how your content marketing should play a r
Practical insights on unwanted workplace chit-chats
A survey by Sapience Analytics, a Pune-based technology firm, has found out that every 11th minute, you are disrupted by either a ping on your chat window, a beep on your Smartphone or a message alert? And to add to this, it takes a good 25 minutes before you return to your workstation.
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If you can stay positive no matter what life throws at you, you’ve got the freedom to change your life into anything you want it to be.
Enjoy the Moment Make the most of every moment because life can change in an instant. While the present moment may be uncomfortable, it is the only one that is guaranteed. Look beyond the present problem and find the moments that are worth enjoying a
Finally, visitors who are looking to make a choice tend to use decision-oriented keywords. These keywords tend to include phrases like "best", "cheapest", or "closest" - they're looking for a specific attribute, and chances are they'll convert into a customer if you can convince them you have that attribute.
The decision ready customer is quite desirable however don't concentrate solely on th
When visitors are at this stage of the Buyer's Journey, your goal is to use your professional services blogging and convince them that your services can offer some sort of real benefit to them. Long-tail keywords at this stage tend to be more focused and specific, like "ROI for accounting services".
In this case, somebody would be looking for a financial breakdown of how outsourcing accoun
The Weekly self-evaluation Tool Your Title Here...
What would you think of a weekly self-evaluation tool as a means to achieve business excellence? Read on to find it how DevLogic did it. PULSE: A brief background
DevLogic Technological was facing certain challenges in the earlier part of this decade because of transition in its business model coupled with issues like rupee depreciation,
As more and more enterprises are recognizing the importance of customer experience, a large number of revolutionary initiatives are being envisaged. Enterprises understand that to retain, attract new customers and to be in business they clearly need to transform and build an edge through outstanding customer service experience. Need for this exceptional customer experience is the utmost significa
A quickly ageing population, steady rise in chronic illnesses and increasing pressure on existing healthcare infrastructure to deliver the highest quality care in the most cost-effective manner has created the need for a paradigm shift in healthcare. The current healthcare system is optimized to deliver acute, reactive care. But there is a growing demand to redefine this system and move away from
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming the superstructure of modern life. But before we can truly harness its many opportunities, we will have to address its challenges. Machina Research, global advisors on machine-to-machine, the IoT and Big Data, predicts that by 2025, there will be 27 billion connected devices, and the IoT will be worth $3 trillion in revenue. What will the data generated
New-age Technology Driven HR Practices
Data analytics, AI, Machine Learning have no more remained words used by the technology or business development teams in a company. In fact, they are very much on the agenda of an HR as well since the time it donned the role of strategic HR from being plain and traditional HR.
The influx of new technologies has dramatically reshaped the workplaces of to
The Team Members You Attract
If one looks closely, it will be easy to decode a pattern in the kind of team members all leaders appear to attract. So, what kind of team members you attract?
So, what kind of team members do you attract? If one looks closely, it will be easy to decode a pattern in the kind of team members all leaders appear to attract. There shall be distinct signs of common th
Moving towards leaner organizational design
Do you have organization redesign on your job list priorities for 2017?
Innovation is not restricted to technology. A business can innovate on how it is structured too
A static organization structure is a formidable foe of business growth. It is imperative to look at the existing structures to accelerate agility. As per a study by Mercer, 93% of
The art of mapping customer journeys, once akin to the lengthy and elaborate practice of painting a masterpiece to be framed for posterity and hung on the wall, has been transformed into an activity that has more in common with the quick brush strokes of a street artist’s sketch. Speed and fluency are the order of the day, and the shelf life of the finished ‘artwork’ is shrinkin
We all agree quality assurance (QA) and testing is critical, and we have stories of moments which proved this right! Let me share one from early in my career. I was part of an end-to-end testing team of a mission critical project – a new, omni-channel product launch for a financial services client. We documented, analyzed and understood the requirements in detail, developed the test strate
Content, Processes, and their Integration Enterprises look to extract maximum value from their processes and content. About 90 percent of all information exists in an unstructured format, and it continues to grow and elude organizations. If you fail to integrate content into your core business procedures such as plant maintenance, accounts payable, or purchasing, you only end up with labor-in
Traditional maps of customer journeys – the corporate world’s equivalent of the Old Masters, carefully composed, multilayered, and static – capture a moment of history. They tell us interesting things about the past but nothing about what might happen in the future.
The customer journey maps that companies are now plotting of are ones that help them anticipate need. Ideally,
It’s not only the actual cyber-attack, but the time it takes for an enterprise to detect it that poses a greater threat and causes harm – by increasing the impact of the breach. With a delayed response, an attacker gains access to more systems and may steal intellectual property, key financial information, sensitive personal data of customers, and more. Research from FireEye,suggests
Internet of Things (IoT) devices, if hacked into can provide attack capabilities that can have a massive impact. The same has been demonstrated in a recent attack that compromised Cameras and DVRs, belonging to a specific manufacturer, Dahua Technology Co. Since IoT devices find their presence in home and enterprises and the devices are inexpensive, many IoT devices are easily available for rever
Conduct Parallel Testing Agile development is all about continuous releases in a number of iterations which is the reason test automation team often miss out on quality objectives. In cases where there are more sprints requiring fixing, it becomes even more difficult to devote time identifying, fixing and testing each iteration. This is why it is important to allocate proper time for testing a
I have seen many “Agile teams” working quietly without talking to their teammates. Every day they are at work sharp 10 AM, pick up a user story from the backlog, finish it and go. Their interaction with other team members is limited. But each one is really happy as the are achieving something. This is where the line separating the “groups” and “teams gets blurred.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been regarded as the stuff of science-fiction movies. From self-driving cars to image classification and face recognition, AI has transformed machines into self-thinkers, replete with human-like intelligence and reasoning. Deep learning, a subset of AI, has allowed for several practical applications of AI in our daily lives. Gaming has been one of the foremost are
With the proliferation of cloud services, enterprises want to take advantage of new offerings and better prices at any time. Unfortunately, the more dependent an enterprise becomes on a particular cloud provider and its native services, the harder it is to move applications.
Lock-in risks are high in cloud -- not just with vendors but also with models. With a private cloud, enterprises can be
Cloud trick No. 1: Customize your console Both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have consoles that provide a master control view of resources on their clouds. With them, you can see what’s available and what you have already provisioned. Most public cloud IaaS consoles let you configure your console via drag and drop, so the more-accessed services are at the top. But this customized
As a leading player in the technology consulting space globally, we duly recognize every individual’s talent and enable them to lay a major milestone on the most important path – the career trajectory. Devlogic Technologies is known to have an uncompromised commitment to its employees and there is a constant endeavor to prove enriching experiences and rewarding career experiences to p
Surfing the web through a virtual private network ensures that your online activities are both private and secure. One of the most important skills any computer user should have is the ability to use a virtual private network (VPN) to protect their privacy. A VPN is typically a paid service that keeps your web browsing secure and private over public Wi-Fi hotspots. VPNs can also get past
Everyone wants software development to be easier and faster, even many developers. Unfortunately, the complexity of powerful programming languages isn’t always compatible with speed. Hence the popularity of “low-code” development tools, which allow you to assemble applications by dragging and dropping icons for interface elements and logical operators onto a canvas. The cod
Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no single method is foolproof or ironclad. But even if there is no right answer to tuning every query, there are plenty of proven do’s and don’ts to help light the way. While these tips are specific to SQL Server, they’re all goo
The programming world's favorite distributed version control system also lets you find, share, and improve code. Here's how to make Git and GitHub work better for you
While there are dozens of get-started guides for Git, and GitHub offers a number of guides of its own, it’s still not easy to find a collection of useful tips for developers who want to work smarter with Git and GitHu
New and evolving technologies are rapidly reshaping how we work—offering creative opportunities for developers who are willing to pivot and adopt new skills. We took a look at 11 tech trends experts say are likely to disrupt current IT approaches and create demand for engineers with an eye on the future.
It isn’t all about The Next Big Thing. Future opportunities for develope
No one doubts that software engineering shapes every last facet of our 21st century existence. Given his vested interest in companies whose fortunes were built on software engineering, it was no surprise when Marc Andreessen declared that “software is eating the world.”
But what does that actually mean, and, just as important, does it still apply, if it ever did? These questi
Every business wants to satisfy its clients and win more customers. But the question is how? For most, quality service is necessary. But is that everything that can be offered? The competition is tough and you have to stay ahead. So, the key to success is to know your competition, use the findings to your competitive advantage, and offer rich value.
Google Instant was a search feature, in which, Google showed the results of keywords, as it was typed into the search bar. Users were not required to press ‘enter’ after typing the whole search phrase.
In September of 2010, Google rolled out one of the most hyped search feature, called Google Instant. 7 years later, Google has decided to kill it.
HSBC has just launched an interesting report on the aspect of trust, in technology. The report, titled ‘Trust in Technology’ has been created after surveying 12,000 people across 11 countries (Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, UK and the USA), asking them their habits and perceptions related to technology in day to day
When Chrome launched it brought many things that were remarkably absent in browsers back then.
A clean interface, quick startup and of course quick iterations that evolved it very quickly. It was a new approach to software in this regard. Softwares have a tendency of slow upgrades owing to the work involved in doing them. Again, I am talking about the regular updates and not vulnerability fix
Google has introduced a new SoS Alerts Feature to their service, which will provide instant alerts on Google Search, Google News and Google Maps regarding a danger or a situation of crisis. This feature will help to gather all the important and critical information about the affected area at one place.
How will ‘SoS Alert Feature’ Help? The SOS Alert feature will directly
Email is a core application of computer networking and has been such since the early days of internet development. In those early days, networking was a collegial, research-oriented enterprise. Security was not a consideration. The past forty years have seen diversity in applications deployed on the internet, and worldwide adoption of email by research organizations, governments, militaries, busi
Six points to consider when selecting cloud-based payroll solutions
More and more companies are increasingly adopting solutions which are available on the web, hosted in secure data centers providing much-required technology edge, flexibility and cost efficiency.
Cloud-based software applications are no more an emerging trend. More and more companies are increasingly adopting solutions which
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