Investment in a real-time collaborative solution has been doing the rounds lately. Organizations are seen investing in a business-driven enterprise collaboration approach that revolves around a well-defined unified communication strategy with mobile, social and cloud as the core tenets. A mature Unified Communication (UC) function integrated into organizations business processes, in other words ‘customized/tailored’, yields greater benefits for an organisation. It leads to a fast-track route to accomplish their business goals.
Harbinger has extensive experience in building customized solutions on Unified Communications platform – Microsoft Lync® (MS Lync). Our proficiency in software product development and in-depth understanding of Lync platform comes handy in the projects execution. We have expertise in Lync, UCMA Architecture and Read more »
In today’s enterprise, the consumerization of IT has led to many interesting developments in Enterprise Mobility space. Based on my reading of various industry reports by market analysts, I anticipate that year 2013 will witness these key trends in the world of enterprise mobility.
1- It’s a Multi-Device World
People today are using more than one device computer, tablet, phone, etc and they use it in complimentary fashion. Conventional Desktops and laptops are being mainly used to produce information; tablets to consume and smart phones to communicate that information. In this scenario, it becomes imminent that Read more »
The e-learning ecosystem for last one decade is predominantly revolving around ‘tracking’, ‘monitoring’, ‘supervision’ and the goal of ‘actual learning’ is left behind. Most of the standards followed by the eLearning platforms and content providers quintessentially ensure whether the course has been completed by the learner or not, or how the learner has fared in the assessments. They are less focused on whether the learning has happened or not. The focus has always been to improve the learning content and less has been the focus on understanding the learning patterns of the users and helping them learn, the way they want to.
Today’s learner wants ‘personalization’, ‘social collaboration’ and Read more »
As mentioned in the earlier blog, First Steps towards Big Data, analyzing and understanding the use cases and data is one of the founding steps in overall big data strategy. This blog will look at various ways we can perform such analysis.
Even before we start, there is a pitfall that we should make sure we are avoiding. -
In determining the strategy, it is highly essential to remember that the Big Data analysis is only an efficient supporting tool for the overall company strategy. While it may validate conclusions and answer multiple questions — and in rare cases, dramatically affect the overall direction in which the company is going — it cannot be the primary goal of company strategy. The primary goal will always be something like “market driven production”, “demographic based sales strategy” etc where big data analysis Read more »
Data crunching and analysis has always been the prowess of big organizational giants like Google and Facebook. However, the fact remains that even a small – mid scale organization has a lot of data at its disposal, as well as can benefit from the humongous amount of information available out there. So far these organizations tended to get bogged down by large data sizes and even larger costs related to big data and reached the erroneous conclusion that big data is not their specific cup of tea.
Now however, we all know that the big data trend is here to stay. There are both open source and proprietary tools available for us. With integration and gradual changes in architecture, small organizations can Read more »
Social Media integration or ability to use social networking portals for furthering the business using viral marketing effect is with us for a long time now. We have also learned that it is a two sided weapon, whereby, it can promote your product by leaps and bounds via a viral positive feedback, and also do irreparable damage by a similar negative one! So the obvious next step is promoting bi directional communication between companies and customers using social media and analyzing the customer feedback to use crowd sourcing for business benefit.
All these viral interactions generate humongous amount of data – big data – characterized by three Vs: Volume, Velocity and Variety. This informal and unstructured social media data is mostly Read more »
The decade old SCORM and AICC specs are set to completely change – ADL is working on Next Generation SCORM and the Experience API (popularly known as Tin Can API) is their first step in that direction. AICC is working on CMI 5 with objectives similar to those of ADL’s. I have been following evolution of SCORM and AICC specifications right from their initial versions, though I was never so excited looking at what is happening as I am now!
The Tin Can API specification is fast getting into good shape and once it is formalized it will have profound impact on the way we think of eLearning. Tin Can API will not really give us a ready solution or a detailed specification of a next generation eLearning platform; however it will give us a new way of thinking using which innovative solutions can be Read more »