New Era of Business – SharePoint

The new era of business is about consuming “contextual content” instead of “Content alone” to make decisions. The world of information is currently growing with the combination of structured and unstructured data. The business user needs to sense the content with context in order to make rapid decisions. The contextual data becomes an important statistic in today’s world. For instance in a retail market this can help offer transient discounts to customers who are in premises and dubious at buying a product that they like much.

 

With enterprise mobility and concepts of BYOD at corporates in an increasing mode, SharePoint’s extension to Mobile and Tablets will provide an engulfing business experience to all users. This experience when blended with business context can create a Veritable engaging experience between the Customer and the Firm.

 

SharePoint Server 2013 promises great and optimized mobile viewing experiences due to new features that improves user efficiency and usability on the device. The key being the ability to send Notifications, target different Mobile devices and Geo location Option. Office Web Apps when integrated with SharePoint Server 2013 provides enhanced viewing experiences, when interacting with documents on the phone. With the help of “PerformancePoint Services ” + “Contextual data” businesses can win new clients and retain existing clients.

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Introduction to Information Architecture

“Change is the only constant.” the term phrased by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus is applied now in all means. Everything under the sun is changing. The platform of business and the way businesses approaching customers are drastically transforming to new level. In yester yesteryears the makers of product [may vary from a simple website, web application or any devices] were not think about the users in developing a product.

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ETL Concepts and Business Logic

ETL Concept:
It is a process of extracting the data and transforming into required business format via loading into DWH.

ETL is often a complex combination of process and technology that consumes a significant portion of the data warehouse development efforts and requires the skills of business analysts, database designers, and application developers. It is not a one time event as new data is added to the Data Warehouse periodically – monthly, daily, hourly. Because ETL is an integral, on-going, and recurring part of a data warehouse

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Load Balancing in SharePoint Server 2010

Brief on how load balancing is performed for SharePoint 2010. Got an oppurtunity to create a medium size SharePoint Farm environment with network load balancing (NLB) configuration. The Farm environment had below listed servers

  1. Application servers x 2
  2. Web Front Ends (WFE’s) x 2   /w NLB
  3. Clustered SQL Server 2008 R2 x 2

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Need for Business Intelligence

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.But it is the one that is the most adaptable to change.      

-Charles Darwin

Above quote also applies to businesses. Adaptive businesses sustain.

In order to observe the changing trend or in other words predict the market trend, business intelligence plays a pivotal role.

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Overview on Microsoft Dynamics ERP

Microsoft Dynamics ERP caters to a variety of industries. From solution providers and system integrators developing add-on to various medium to large scale business challenges across geographies. Microsoft Dynamics ERP family allows localization on result orientated process functionalities, as to provide industry specific solutions. Industry applications for Dynamics ERP include, but not limited to:

  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Education
  • Financial services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Not for profit
  • Professional services
  • Retail

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Basics of Performance Testing Tools

Performance testing is monitoring the behaviour of the system under different loads Performance testing cycle can be divided into three stages

  • Load Generation
  • Load Application
  • Load analysis or the system analysis

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User Experience Design – The Way to Create Experience

Rewind back to the early days of web, Web designers were ruling the website and web based products. A single role performing the Graphic Designs, Wireframe, Information Architecture and front end development. Later on due to progressive growth of web, advancement of technology and methodologies it become more complex. So a broad vision and wider knowledge was needed for user centered process. By then emerges the User Experience, focusing on the human (user) perseverance and desirability in addition to the custom Human Computer Interface and Usability.

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