Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How To Optimize Your Entire Wireless Telecommunications Infrastructure



Advantix Solutions Group is a global leader in Mobility Telecom Optimization and Management Services. Advantix delivers unparalleled solutions that empower customers to take control of their entire mobile telecommunications infrastructure.

Advantix Solutions

Advantix is a global provider of mobile and telecom lifecycle management. Mobile and telecom lifecycle management encompasses the entire lifecycle of an enterprise's telecom assets and services.

** Mobile Optimization

With Proactive mobile optimization, we can identify areas of excess spending and guarantee savings

** Mobility Management / MMS

We integrate control and simplify day-to-day administration for mobility

** Mobile Device Management

Secure and enable mobile devices, applications, content, and users

** Telecom Audit & Recovery

Identify and recover billing errors and overpayments for your communication services portfolio

** Telecom Expense Management / TEM

Enhanced control and improve efficiency of fixed voice and data services.

** Strategic Consulting

Provide on-demand consulting solutions for the challenges of evaluating and managing your mobile and telecom infrastructure

** Corporate Performance Management / CPM

Making key business decisions and identifying growth opportunities begin with data

** Application Development

Expert developers of leading enterprise apps bring you the Advantix App development center

Advantix Takes Care Of Your Wireless Telecommunications Headache



Advantix Solutions

Advantix Solutions' dedication to offering comprehensive, managed solutions is unique in our industry. As you will discover, they provide solutions, not software; solutions that are designed to eliminate the time you spend on wireless telecommunications management. Experience has shown that success in telecommunications management is determined as much by resources and expertise as tools. If you are evaluating a solution that emphasizes tools over resources, consider Advantix and see what sets them apart.

Advantix Delivers

Advantix offers services to fully manage the entire mobility telecommunications lifecycle. They focus on reducing the time and expenses associated with these programs so you can apply critical resources towards other key business objectives.

By allowing Advantix to manage your telecommunications, you'll realize lower internal administrative costs, expedited support and trouble ticket resolution for users, decreased spend, and greater accountability and visibility across your organizations

Advantages of Advantix’ Wireless Optimization and Mobility Management services:

* Projected customer savings 25-35% with a risk-free, no-obligation wireless analysis

* Reinvestment of customer savings into emerging telecom services

* Reduced or eliminated time spent in administration of wireless accounts

* Increase in mobility device counts

* Customized reporting and consulting, configurable to meet your customers’ specific requirements

* Ongoing management to maintain optimal service, support and savings

* Identification and elimination of billing errors and wasteful spending

Advantix Products:

* Wireless Optimization

* Enterprise Mobility Management

* Consolidated Billing

* Customized Reporting

* Help Desk

* RFP Management

* Data Strategy

* Carrier Contract Negotiation

* Assets & Inventory Management

To take advantage of any of the services offered by Advantix Solutions Group simply request a free rate quote here ....

Mobility Telecom Optimization and Management Services

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Understanding the majority of today's enterprise mobility challenges requires a firm grasp on the implications of "the consumerization of IT". There are 2 tempting but ultimately incomplete solutions for this phenomenon ... BYOD and MDM/MAM. However, there is also a legitimate Telecom Lifecycle Management solution that works.

To take advantage of Telecom Lifecycle Management services from Advantix simply request a free quote here ....

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Smarter Telecom Expense Management...Building A Successful TEM Business Case

How to justify a TEM strategy implementation and demonstrate a clear ROI...

For more tips, insights, and resources for TEM you can read more here....

TEM Resources

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Top 5 Telecom Expense Management (TEM) Trends Today

An Inside View of the Telecom Expense Management Market and its Future Direction....

So .... what ARE the best solutions for Telecom Lifecycle Management (TLM)?

To answer you must first understand that TLM (aka TEM, TAM, TIM) refers to the management of the planning, design, procurement, provisioning, payment and ongoing support of Telecom services.

Currently, this is one of the fastest growing segments of the managed service industry. However, as with most managed services, a close inspection of the offering is in order.

For more tips, insights, and resources for TEM you can read more here....

TEM Resources

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Why Backing Up Data In A Cloud Is Just Not Enough For Businesses

Sometimes, business owners see ways to protect sensitive data as "one-size" solutions. But, the real truth is that clouds may not be the best way to keep data safe and it won't allow a professional to recover data from a hard drive if it is only saved in a cloud. What are the best solution for your large or small business, even if you may need to recover data from an external hard drive or need recovery services in the area?

Here is a look at some of the reasons why business owners need to consider carefully their data storage options before spending thousands on a Raid system or opting to use Raid software instead of Raid hardware. If a business is considering a cloud, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to data storage, before you need to recover data from a hard drive and have trouble retrieving information from a cloud.

Know your data - Is it best to back up your data on a USB drive and also have a Raid system to protect sensitive information? How important is the data to business operations. This may help determine how much security your company needs, and if they need a data recovery solution where they can recover records quickly from an external hard drive.

Don't store redundant data - Many companies will store redundant data and this will eats up space on a hard drive. It may cause problems if a professional must recover data from a hard drive because much of the Information are redundant. Thanks to disks being cheaper, many companies store much more information than they need to. Companies need to be selective in what they store. The same can also be said in what data are retrieved using data recovery services in the area.

Make sure you can find data - Once data is saved, have a plan for finding your data. If you cannot find your Information, you may have to pay unnecessary fees for data recovery services in the regional area. Clouds don't necessarily let you know where your company data is. This also makes it hard to plan how safe your data is.

Use companies that use reduplication, snapshot, and cloning - These technologies may it easier to restore Information if you ever need to recover data from a hard drive or recover data from an external hard drive.

Make sure data are secure - Some business heads think clouds are non-taxable, but this isn't true. One way to make sure your company data are safe is to have it backed up on multiple sources and also have off-site backups. This prevents the possibility that a Raid system may completely fail and all Information are lost. However, in the event records is lost, professionals may be able to use data recovery services in the area to retrieve the most sensitive of information more than 80 percent of the time.

Plymouth Data Recovery are specialists in recovering information from a variety of devices that store user including PC's, Laptops, data recovery services uk and more.

By Mac Jognanderson

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Do You Have an Effective IT Back Up Strategy?

Most business owners who have any sort of significant investment in information technology will have an understanding of the importance of what are called "data backups".

Broadly speaking, those backups entail making sure that regular copies of all of your key data are taken and stored somewhere safe and secure. The logic behind that is simple - if your installation or site suffers a catastrophe and you lose most of your data then you should be able to quickly restore it back to a specified point in time from your off-site backups.

In the old days, that was a fairly tedious process involving things such as tapes and separate disks but today it can be done almost entirely transparently online through things such as cloud backup services etc.

However, what some organisations are less aware of is that their IT back up strategy needs to include more than just data provisions. For example, if a disaster hits your premises and largely lays waste to your office environment, having lots of copies of your data may not count for much if you have nowhere to install them because your PCs and file servers have all been destroyed.

Couldn't happen to you?

Well, let's hope it doesn't but it most certainly could do. Things such as fire, flood or storms can all devastate your business premises or equipment and everything needs to be thought about in totality rather than just focusing exclusively on your data - important as that is.

Your IT backup strategy should be an integral part of your overall business continuity plan. So, it should contain headings relating to just how your business would cope in the event that some form of disaster removed your:

  • File servers, PCs, laptops, routers, communication equipment, office cabling, printers, scanners and just about any other item of IT hardware that you can see sitting around your business premises.

  • Physical premises. After something like a fire or flood, your offices could be physically unusable due to health and safety restrictions. So, even if your IT equipment wasn't actually destroyed, you would need somewhere else to put it - and quickly if your business was to continue operating.

  • Applications environment. Remember that your day-to-day IT operations may be driven by things such as applications software (e.g. programs) which you may have purchased off the shelf or which were built specifically for you. That is all going to need to be backed up somewhere in addition to your data.

  • People. Yes, it is a horrible thought but remember that a disaster could result in the death of or injury to, some of your key technical personnel. If they and they alone have the specialist knowledge to keep your IT environment running, then their absence may well bring your operations to a grinding halt.

Covering of all of these eventualities is within the scope of a full IT backup strategy or as it is sometimes called, a disaster recovery plan. This is really about far more than thinking simply about Cloud backup services to protect your data.

Preparing such a plan is a specialized task the one that requires somebody with significant experience in this domain. If you have previously done little or nothing to protect your interests in these areas, it might be worth thinking about doing so now.

By V. Sood

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Top Design Tips for Creating Mobile Apps for Your Organization

In the mobile context, good design is important because of the small screen and a dynamic operating environment.

Here is a set of 10 principles and recommendations for designing better apps - especially better mobile apps for your organization.

1. Don't just port what you have to different platforms since the look and feel should be according to the target platform. Capabilities may differ based on the platform so developers need to choose developing the same app or go to related apps instead.

For corporate apps, the degree of standardization should be more than in consumer apps so that familiarity assures users they can do what they need, irrespective of device and reduces learning time. The app is center of experience and hence one must honor fundamental UI assumptions and basic interactions before designing something.

2. Take advantage of mobile constraints to think innovatively and creatively. Use facial recognition to auto-crop on the central focus of the image rather than building views in the asset library. Do not clog the limited storage space with images avoid consuming bandwidth during app updates.

3. Take advantage of mobile capabilities like for instance, by using the camera to snap images or location services to narrow down the suggestions. Use sensors to reduce user or app background effort.

4. Design accessible for all types of users. Avoid trying to make text technically readable because after a certain age, human eyes will not be able to read small text. Adaptive design should be used as preferences over text size for setting the layout.

5. Show mock-ups on the device for the client so that they are getting a hang of how it would actually look. What looks and works well on a big screen may feel wrong on a mobile device's screen. Show your prototypes in actual context.

6. Users understand only a few universal graphical metaphors like old analog images, including TV screens, tape players, cameras, pilot lights, and even CDs. Although the iconography allows for universal design, now icons are now becoming confusing users and looking less familiar.

7. Design apps without much complexity. Also the user's uncertain environment needs to be taken into consideration. Don't overload the app and focus on the core benefit.

8. Make data travel to the user and do not ruin the context. Use motion and transition for a better user experience, pushing the value and exhorting them to go deeper.

Good design is important for Mobile Application Development despite the fact that there has been an overflow of bad apps from vendors and IT shops.

By VK Jain

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Steps to an Effective Application Development Strategy

There are literally millions of applications available to mobile device users across a number of platforms. You mustn't assume that just because you have spent the time and money developing an application that it will be used draw high numbers of customers or offer you a good return on your investment.

Consider your website. How much time and energy did you put into the site to ensure you achieve success? Do you update it regularly? Do you keep it working smoothly? Do you promote it with every opportunity taking advantage of blogs and social media? Well the same applies when it comes to app development. You need to work on it to ensure it comes up within the top fifty apps when customers are searching the application database.

There are steps you should take to ensure your application development isn't a complete waste of time, it should generate income and increase your customer base, while helping you improve your brand visibility. Bear in mind that smart phone users spend up to eighty seven per cent of their time using applications and yours can be one of the millions that is downloaded on a daily basis.

One of the imperative steps to application development is to ensure you provide value to your customers. Customers aren't going to want to download your app if they cannot benefit from what it provides. This means that you should ensure your app helps solve a need, is relevant to your industry and the services you provide and provides easy access to your website and contact information.

Remember to ensure that you include all your contact information in your app, you want your customer to phone or email you directly from the app, hopefully make a purchase or get a quote for services. The more customers that contact you, obviously the more income you are going to generate, enabling your app to work and offer you a reward on your investment.

The next important step to consider when it comes to an effective application development strategy is to consider how you intend distributing your app. You want to ensure your audience is aware that it exists and provide them with quick and easy ways to download it to their mobile device and start using it quickly.

The most obvious place to distribute any app is on the application platforms. Ensure you have an experienced team handling your application development that can assist you with getting your app approved and listed on the platforms, available for all your customers in the shortest period of time.

Add a link on your website. Customers using your site should be advised that you have an app available. Enable them to download it directly from your site, saving them time and energy searching for it on the platforms.

Remember when it comes to marketing your application development efforts, social media can be your best friend. You can promote the app through social media, but also encourage your customers to share the app information with their friends and family. This means more people will know about it and hopefully download it.

The final step is to encourage your users to make full use of your application development. There is no point having them download it and then they don't use it. This means you must provide valuable information, update the functionality on a regular basis and make the app a worthwhile application to have on any mobile device at any time.

It is advisable to choose an application development team that have experience creating high quality apps to help you through the process, ensuring that your app is one that everyone wants on their mobile device.

MiniDigital is a Perth based phone repairs, spares and application development company. The company has been operating since 2001 with over thirty years combined experience in web services, IT, phone repairs, app development and more. The company has five years app development knowledge and has a team of professionals who offer a reliable service to exceed customers' expectations. MiniDigital focus on high levels of customer care with fast turnaround times and affordable prices. The company offers top class app development solutions to customers countrywide. To find out more, visit http://it.minidigital.com.au.

By Ben Moran

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Saturday, July 04, 2015

App Developers Versus Mobile Solution Providers

Let's consider the amazingly popular and booming WhatsApp; the 5-year old company has more than 500 million lively users, and the founder signed a $19 billion possession deal with Facebook just a few blocks away from the social services office where he used to gather food stamps.

More lately, BBC's weather application is presently downloaded by nearly 20,000 users each day, making it the company's top budding mobile app. There is not a one-size-fits- all formula when choosing which apps will become the most accepted, nor is there a "by the books" equation when a firm is seeking a partner to build a mobile solution.

With social media apps, hundreds of thousands of games, productivity tools and just about any other app category obtainable, with thousand more launches each week, businesses setting up on building apps require working with a mobile team that comprehends the market conditions completely.

Role of Mobile Solution Providers

It's even more complex for an enterprise-grade mobile solution. These organisations normally concentrate on, and need, more intricate mobile solutions, and the association between them and their mobile partner will generally be constant, continuing after their app launches. A mobile solution provider works jointly with businesses to craft the required mobile solution to resolve business challenges. For organisations that don't have their path mapped to where the trouble has been recognised, or are not certain where they want their position in the mobile space to be, they must look for a partner with the knowledge and proficiency of every angle of the 'app universe'. A mobile solutions provider is a guide to take an organisation in the course of each step of navigating the intricate mobile landscape.

App Developers: The New side of development table

On the other side of the development table, app developers usually focus in coding, design or some blend of the two, and are perfect for rendering a very precise set of feature requests. They have a typical and worthwhile place in the mobile ecosystem. While app developers comprehend design and feature building, they are generally not as savvy in business tactic, audience target or third-party integration. If a firm already has their mobile application development services mapped out and all they require is a developer to write the code, then an expert app developer surely resolves that issue.

But, developing an insightful mobile solution, particularly one in the enterprise space, needs a unique set of skills. The team working on the application must be aware of Agile development processes, generally not a strong focus at an application development firm.

How to settle on what's best for you?

Below are a few things that must be taken into account while settling on the best option for your requirements.

Will the app be helping customers? If not, will the app be exclusively an internal productivity app?

Are the infrastructure and back-end necessities in position?

Is there an evidently defined business problem the app will be resolving?

Is the model ready for how the app will relate flawlessly with the present company site and email provider?

Will the team require continuing help with updates, maintenance and support, or is this a one-time app build?

Solution development and delivery is frequently growing, and the outlook of mobile development is based upon more than just technical proficiency. Depending on a company's objectives and requirements, it's significant to deem all of the accessible options before deciding a mobile partner.

I am working in a web development company in Singapore which pioneers with the innovative design and development of websites with a futuristic approach in various platforms like Joomla, Drupal, Magento and WordPress besides eCommerce Magento, iPhone, android, Facebook apps and GDS-IBE integration.

By Jacelyn Richards

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

7 Mistakes Every Mobile App Developer Should Avoid

The success of a mobile app depends on how its development and marketing takes place. Any developer who is good at programming and has technical abilities can start making mobile applications after gaining adequate knowledge of the application development. However, they need to consider the pitfalls involved in mobile app development. Otherwise, they may have to pay high prices for their mistakes with their app eventually failing on the app stores. Let us look at the seven mistakes, which every mobile app developer should avoid in achieving success.

Including too many features

Developers might think that developing a mobile application with extensive features would be an instant hit. However, it is not the right approach to include too many features at the first launch; a user finds the app difficult to comprehend and may not be able to know what is useful for them and what not is, thus losing interest. A mobile application should be simple, user-friendly and most importantly purposeful. End users look for apps that are easily understandable and simple to use. An application loses its purpose if it has too many features stuffed into it.

Therefore, it is first important to understand the purpose the application will serve and then include only those features that are important and purposeful for end users, to avoid complications. A developer can later add more features in the future releases.

Developing on multiple platforms in the first go

Developers should not build applications for multiple mobile platforms, all at once. It is important to first focus on one mobile platform and then move to the others. In case of any future changes, the developers will have to implement them on all the platforms, resulting in more time and high costs.

Thus, it is important to formulate a well-thought strategy for the launch, on one platform first and then releasing it on the other platforms.

Focusing everywhere other than on the user experience

A developer should create mobile applications by keeping users at the center. It is very important to focus on user experience aspect, as the end-users should find the app simple, easy to use and attractive. The UI of an app should be intuitive and easy to learn. An application will not be successful if it does not impress users and give them an enriching experience.

Not keeping room for flexibility

A mobile application developer should always develop an app, which is flexible enough to include upgrades. Upgrading is a continuous process; an app should work in newer upgraded versions as well. It is important for a developer to ensure that the application works efficiently and flawlessly even after upgrading mobile operating system several times.

Developing mobile apps that are not flexible will result in their failure, as they will become unusable after a certain period.

Improper monetization planning

Planning about monetizing your application is a difficult task. Many developers fail to plan on the monetization aspect thinking they will earn easily through ads or users will pay for their apps. Developers can have two versions of an app, a free version and premium version consisting of additional features or even keep in-app purchases option. Placing ads on regularly visited apps can also help earn revenues. A combination of different options is also helpful.

Whatever option developers choose, it should cater to their requirements. They should plan this aspect in the early stage to avoid future losses.

Not understanding the importance of marketing

Uploading a mobile application at the store does not guarantee success. Its marketing is equally important, as the audience should come to know about its launch. Developers should not wait to market the app after its launch in the store. Visibility is important from the very beginning, for which they should market their application well in advance.

Without a well-planned marketing strategy, a mobile app will get completely lost in this competitive market, resulting in its failure.

Not using analytics services

Developers will not be able to measure the success of the mobile application without tracking tools and analytics. They can use any analytics services that best fits their requirements and use the retrieved data for improvement in the upcoming releases. By using analytics tools, an app developer can come to know about guests viewing, number of active users & downloads, purchasing habits of users and much more.

Therefore, it is important to have analytics from the very start.

Avoiding mistakes will much likely help mobile application developers to succeed in app stores; keeping the users engaged will improve the ROI. No doubt, the idea of the application may be innovative, but the execution of the idea is equally important. Channelizing efforts in the right direction will help the mobile app developers to build applications that users love and achieve desired results.

Semaphore Software has extensive experience in mobile app development across all leading platforms like iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry with a strong backend development team. Our Mobile app developers are expert in building innovative and robust mobile apps, providing our clients an enticing user experience!

By Minesh Vinod Doshi

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