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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Mobility services

Just a few years ago there was still minor percentage of the usage of mobile phones as in comparison to the present age. Today Smart phones are beginning to transform the way each one of us engage in our daily lives. A stunning statistics from a United Nations report stated that “More people have access to mobile phones and internet than to clean water.”
Customer usage of phones is rapidly shifting toward increased screen time with entertainment and social media. The usage of mobile devices such as Smart phones and tablets has now become a rapid proliferation of mobile technology. A mobile device with accompanying applications has begun revolutionizing the way customers communicate and way business gets done. Not only are customers spending more time using their phones they can’t seem to put them down.
Arowana’s Mobility service has been appreciated for its portability and convenience of a quality mobile application. One can have an extensive experience with various types of applications. Every client has a different target market, budget and functionality requirements, based on these criteria’s we build a mobile strategy for our clients. 
Arowana has a focused CoE team for mobility, which builds solutions for various industry segments. The team strategizes the design, test and implementation of the right solution for the customer. A complete Mobile Application Development Services, with focus on Utility and location based services, Productivity applications, Entertainment and Games. These services span the entire mobile application development cycle from initial design and architecture, development and integration into existing systems.
Setting high standards in developing cross platform mobile applications that are light, user friendly and has intuitive interfaces, used across many verticals like Hospitality, Real Estate, Property Management, Retail and also Stock Exchanges and other Banking / Financial institutions.
Both business and consumers demand innovative and out-of-the box mobile applications that provide sophisticated user experience. The solution is delivered with better UX across various crossed platforms, retaining and enhancing the UX for an enterprise application. Every application developed by our Mobile application development team we make the technology come alive with a nice to have platform. 

Today, business treat mobile as a “must- have”, offering and have adopted a mobile-first strategy. As the time advances so does technology, that is exactly what Arowana offers quality technology delivered in your hands. Now business can be done in a smart way.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Internet of Things

With three billion people moving into the world cities in the next three decades, the world needs tall buildings and tall buildings need elevators. DR. Rory Smith, Director of Strategic Development for Americans ThyssenKrupp Elevators a leading global manufacturer speaks about maintaining over 1.5 million of these machines annually and keeping them running safely and reliably which is their job one. They wanted to better compete in their industry by offering dramatically increased uptime. So they took preventative maintenance a step further to predictive and even preemptive service. They teamed up with Microsoft and CGI to harness the internet of things. Using this technique they have raised the bar of elevator reliability to new heights that is the internet of dis-interrupt things, which is here right here, right now.
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing-like devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications.The interconnection of these embedded devices is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid. This is exactly what ThyssenKrupp Elevators had adopted; they joined hands with Microsoft to control the working of their elevators they connected their data and sensors to cloud. Microsoft cloud dashboards enabled them to get a real time view of key performance and power BI, so they get to know which cab needs service and when. Live data helps them to find out an issue before a breakdown happens, reducing costs for the company and for their customers.
Internet of Things can be applied in any industry no matter how big or small, for it reduces a lot of manual work load, error and is faster way of working and  managing things. Heath care and hospitals use IoT to decrease manual work of Pharmacies and nursing time.  KUKA an industry which makes 830 car bodies in day are able to produce a car body every 77 second. The Internet of Things is a game changer for the retail industry. The Internet of Things enables retailers to interact with customers in new ways, empower their employees with devices and tools to better serve their customers, and run operations more efficiently. The Internet of Things also makes it possible for brick-and-mortar retailers to have access to the kind of real-time customer information that online retailers have always had.
Kevin Ashton, "That 'Internet of Things' Thing", RFID Journal, July 22, 2009 quotes, “Today computers and, therefore, the Internet are almost wholly dependent on human beings for information. Nearly all of the roughly 50 petabytes (a petabyte is 1,024 terabytes) of data available on the Internet were first captured and created by human beings by typing, pressing a record button, taking a digital picture, or scanning a bar code. Conventional diagrams of the Internet … leave out the most numerous and important routers of all - people. The problem is, people have limited time, attention and accuracy all of which means they are not very good at capturing data about things in the real world. And that's a big deal. We're physical, and so is our environment … You can't eat bits, burn them to stay warm or put them in your gas tank. Ideas and information are important, but things matter much more. Yet today's information technology is so dependent on data originated by people that our computers know more about ideas than things. If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things using data they gathered without any help from us—we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did.

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic, aspirational technology trend. It’s here today in the devices, sensors, cloud infrastructure, and data and business intelligence tools you are already using. Rather than thinking about the Internet of Things in terms of everything–such as billions of devices and sensors–focus on what matters most to you. Instead of thinking about the massive amount of data being produced, think about how one piece of data can provide value to your business.


Friday, 17 October 2014

Premiere of LIF on Doordarshan

For those who missed 'Lessons in Forgetting'..
Here is a chance to watch it for the first time on television on Doordarshan National Network at 10 pm on 19th October, 2014 (Sunday ).

Be sure not to Miss it !!!

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

IT on Cloud

Information Technology can roughly be defined as, “The study or use of systems (especially computers and telecommunications for storing, retrieving and sending information. There are several industries which get classified under this synonymous umbrella including computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce and computer services.
Human have been storing information in various forms from the time of civilization, but as time has gone by there has been advances and changes in the systems of storing energy, innovation occur at a dynamic pace. As of 2007 almost 94% of the data stored worldwide was held digitally: 52% on hard disks, 28% on optical devices and 11% on digital magnetic tape. It has been estimated that the worldwide capacity to store information on electronic devices grew from less than 3 exabytes in 1986 to 295 exabytes in 2007, doubling roughly every 3 years.
Database management systems emerged in the 1960s to address the problem of storing and retrieving large amounts of data accurately and quickly. One of the earliest such systems was IBM's Information Management System (IMS), which is still widely deployed more than 40 years later.
There is a lot of data and information that is developed and maintained on a daily basis. We live in an age of electronic and digital world. Traditional business applications have always been very complicated and expensive. The amount and variety of hardware and software required to run them are daunting. You need a whole team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure, and update them.
Business applications are moving to the cloud. It’s not just a fad—the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. In the next decade of cloud computing promises new ways to collaborate everywhere, through mobile devices.
Cloud computing is just a shift from traditional computing that gives businesses on-demand access to a variety of software and services while giving IT a shared pool of configurable computing resources at the platform, infrastructure and application layers. When done right, cloud computing helps businesses do more, faster by letting them tap into the power of massive datacenters and IT services without having to build, manage or maintain them.
Cloud computing lets IT offload complexity and burden, letting an organization focus on addressing the growing demand for new applications, new devices and new solutions for the resulting data explosion. In this fast-paced world of more devices, more apps and more data, IT is more challenging and exciting than ever. IT can answer this call for “more, faster” with cloud computing – so with cloud an organization can deliver new projects and products, manage more devices easily, crunch more data quickly, and spin up developments and test environments faster.
The latest innovations in cloud computing are making our business applications even more mobile and collaborative, similar to popular consumer apps like Facebook and Twitter. As consumers, we now expect that the information we care about will be pushed to us in real time, and business applications in the cloud are heading in that direction as well.

The cloud applications we're seeing at the moment really are the tip of the iceberg and, as the technology matures further, who knows how we may be using the cloud in even a year from now. Technologies and concepts such as the internet of things and smart cities are growing ever closer to becoming the norm as organizations begin to realize that the cloud can do so much more than simply speed up or reduce the cost of their IT - it can totally transform it.