Augmented Reality in Enterprises

We note through different sources that there has been a huge data explosion over the past two years – explosion in terms of how much volume of data being processed and stored by each system, application and the appliance. This data, however has found its use in analysis (big data) in different ways.

One such analysis opportunity lies with what we call as Augmented Reality. AR, as per Wikipedia, is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer generated sensory inputs such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. This is in contrast to Virtual Reality wherein the complete real world phenomenon is simulated and shown as an artificial world. Continue reading »

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How to test Mobile Applications – Emulators or Real Devices?

Thanks to the advancement in the mobile technology and the availability of vast array of mobile apps, mobile devices have become an integral part of our daily life. Accessing internet and executing critical errands with help of mobile apps like that of mobile banking are on the raise; so are their risk of exposure to threats. In such scenarios, testing mobile applications copiously becomes imperative.

While the organisations are working towards meeting the increasing demands and expectations of the end users for an exceptional UI with fast performance, they also have to make sure that their application complies with the recommended standards and guidelines; hence, making it safe. Thus, an organisation requires a mobile testing process that ensures optimum performance and security of the mobile app. But if you find testing mobile applications a headache or you just simply want to concentrate on development part alone, you have the option of outsourcing your mobile app testing to companies that provide such services.

So, how to test mobile applications? Testing of mobile applications is done in the following two ways:

  1. Using mobile emulators
  2. Using real devices

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HTML5 – Advantages and its Future

So you’re still not using HTML5!!, you probably have your reasons; it’s not fully adopted yet, it doesn’t work in IE or you love to write strict XHTML code. HTML 5 is the revolution which the web world has been looking forward and it has arrived whether we like it or not. HTML 5 is not difficult to understand and though the adoption has been slow it may worth the effort to learn it and start using it right now – maybe after reading this article.

Basically HTML5 has its many new syntactical features, which include the <video>, <audio>, and <canvas> elements, as well as the integration of SVG content. Due to these new elements, it will be very easy to integrate multimedia and graphical content to web without using flash and third party plugins. There are also another new elements like <section>, <article>, <header> and <nav> which enrich the semantic value of the document. Other major advantages of HTML5 are described below. Continue reading »

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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 – New features and benefits

The below article is intended on taking you through the new features of Microsoft SharePoint 2013, latest version from Microsoft. While Microsoft has added many new features in SharePoint 2013, I have picked out 8 new features which I believe to add great value to any organization.

SharePoint Digital Workplace

Digital workspace have certainly emerged from the shadows during the late 2011. The objective would be to create a digital workspace where the user has the standard productivity software, office software and role based business applications combined into one package, simply putting a reference environment + a space for collaboration + a social space in constant movement. Continue reading »

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What’s new in Dynamics GP 2013?

The primary purpose of this article is to give GP end users, highlights of the key features that GP 2013 has to offer from a user perspective. Though there are many features in the new version, I have tried to come up with the top ten features in Dynamics GP 2013 that will be helpful for the end users and help them plan their migration accordingly.

Top 10 features in Dynamics GP 2013

1. Web Access

The employees had a very complicated experience in accessing and working with Microsoft GP since GP cannot be accessed from everywhere. But since the addition of the new feature Web Access in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, employees can connect and contribute from wherever they are by utilizing a PC or any mobile devices with the new Web Client. Continue reading »

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