BYOD and CYOD – Security Challenges For Enterprises (Solved)
April 8, 2015

BYOD and CYOD – Security Challenges For Enterprises (Solved)

The decision of choosing BYOD or CYOD truly depends on the nature of organization. Both the strategies are just different ways of addressing consumerization in the IT market, thus neither strategy is totally right or wrong. The needs and requirements of an enterprise are the major factors for deciding the strategy.

Why flow with Salesforce Flow?
March 30, 2015

Why flow with Salesforce Flow?

Earlier when you required a custom feature in your Salesforce installation to support your business process, the only available options were to create a brand new app and integrate it in your Salesforce or to use existing features in a creative way to achieve the same objective. However Salesforce evolved and we now have got Salesforce Visual Flow, also known as Salesforce Visual Workflow or simply Salesforce Flow.

Risks Associated With Your Data on Mobile Devices
March 20, 2015

Risks Associated With Your Data on Mobile Devices

Mobile devices have become more and more sophisticated by allowing internet surfing, promoting file transferring, allowing images sharing and integrating many other complex features alongside running most day-to-day applications in parallel. This gives rise to new security risks and therefore data protection becomes an alarming situation for mobile users. Also, tech-gurus explains that mobile phones are slowly starting to take over from laptops as the most popular devices. Indeed the mobile world seems to become a soft target and is turning out to be the hottest target for cybercriminals.

Why Should Enterprises Use Xamarin for App Development?
March 16, 2015

Why Should Enterprises Use Xamarin for App Development?

Xamarin has taken this attempt a step further and with Xamarin Forms launched they have truly achieved write-once-work-all solution. Xamarin basically provides an abstraction over different native apis and allow developers to create a cross platform app with almost 100 percent code reuse. Also, unlike Titanium and PhoneGap, Xamarin uses C# as its main coding language and a .NET framework based Xamarin Studio as its main coding environment. It also comes with a plugin for Visual Studio, so a .Net developer can easily code for a Xamarin app and code management is absolutely hassle free. Another advantage with Xamarin is that you can design your app in such a way that your UI is consistent across platforms. You can have your own UI standard and that being rendered on all the platforms. This though might not have exactly similar native look and feel, but would be consistent across platforms. Therefore, it makes sense for Enterprises to build on such a platform from the branding and ease of use perspective.

How to Fight Against Frauds Using Big Data?
March 4, 2015

How to Fight Against Frauds Using Big Data?

To fight fraud before it causes financial losses, organizations look for big data analytics and intelligence tools. Big Data and Security also entails the application of Business Intelligence tools where an enterprise takes an enterprise-driven approach. This approach primarily focuses on data management and consolidation, combining data integration, data quality and master data management within a unified environment. This eventually helps in getting the cross-channel enterprise data on a single platform. It also holds the ability to maintain score and decision cards of all transactions in real time and intercept the suspected deals.

Alternative As Competitors To Facebook Parse: If Not Parse Then What?
February 26, 2015

Alternative As Competitors To Facebook Parse: If Not Parse Then What?

This interesting video has highlighted few shortcomings in terms of pricing and scalability but they cannot be generalized nor should contribute in stereotyping Facebook Parse in the bigger picture. The scalability and technicality issues are majorly faced when Facebook application development process get initiated.

Cross Platform App Development – A Good Choice For Enterprises?
February 12, 2015

Cross Platform App Development – A Good Choice For Enterprises?

The market for enterprise mobility has grown over last few years and now enterprises are adapting mobility and realising the potential of tablet and smartphone apps for their businesses. This triggers the need for quickly developing apps for multiple platforms with easy maintainability for enterprises. The idea of cross platform mobile development in such a scenario made a lot of sense.

When To Use And When Not To Use Facebook Parse?
February 6, 2015

When To Use And When Not To Use Facebook Parse?

1 Demerits of using Parse: When not to use Parse? No doubt Parse can suffice as a larger back end system to application developers by taking complete care of your back-end, yet there are certain drawbacks in technical and coding parts of Parse. Such flaws were first and more popularly noted by the Premium Account Customers of Facebook Mobile Application Developers. 1.1 Scalability - The queries are limited to 1000 records. In the beginning it does not seem like an issue until you will deal with the queries later on. The sub-queries return some strange data and cuts records off without warning or error. - For some strange reason there is a limit to the number of times you can issue a count query per minute and this limit appears to be really low. - Background Jobs do not run reliably. For example, for a background job set to run every 5 min, there are times it can take up to 20+ min before the job will kick in. - Lots of Timeouts. - There is a general instability with the system. Issues lasts for about an hour or so where timeouts happen more frequently. 1.2 Pricing Also, the pricing is one of the biggest constraint which provokes a second thought to many application developers before actually considering Parse as their BaaS service provider. Parse changed their pricing plans since May 2014 The old plans says… - Free version of Parse gives you 1 million requests per month, 1 million pushes a month, and the burst limit is 20/second. - Another version of Parse costs $199/month, where you get 15 million requests a month, 5 million pushes, and the burst limit is 40/second. This means for each person who accesses database 5 times a day would roughly mean 150 requests a month and therefore it takes 6,666 people until a user can consider to upgrade to the paid plan. And that’s not much. The free version of Parse SDK gave mobile application developers a good amount of scope to experiment with extensive features of Parse. This also eases Facebook application development process earlier. The paid Parse developers get a bit intimidated to use the same for experimentation or maybe educate about it for the purpose of expanding their knowledge base. And then take-off from there. Besides of course the current plans says… In the free plan, it permits 30 requests per second in a 20 GB file storage space, another 20 GB of database storage space, 2 TB of file transfer bandwidth in an environment where 1 concurrent jobs are being run. For each of the app besides this, you get 1 million unique recipients per month in Parse Push while Parse Analytics absolutely free. 1.3 Creation and Maintenance Another thing to consider is, difficulty in creating and maintaining following things: - Server side code - Database management and security - Push notifications - Set up a host - Session management and security