Tuesday 30 December 2014

Convergence of Mobile, Cloud & Analytics: Predictions for 2015

 Apps Development

We are thriving in exciting times! The rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps and innovations bubbling up to help organisations achieve intelligence which creates huge impact in the way organisations conduct their business. So what does 2015 have in store for us?

As Gil pres of forbes predicts,
"Worldwide IT and telecommunications spending will grow 3.8% in 2015 to more than $3.8 trillion. Nearly all of this spending growth and one third of total spending will be focused on new technologies such as mobile, cloud, big data analytics and the Internet of Things."

Gartner analysis also suggests computing, The Internet of Things, 3D Printing,Cloud/Client Computing and Advanced, Pervasive and Invisible Analytics as the future. These predictions converges into three main areas : Mobile Computing, Cloud and Data analytics. Lets look at the these three main areas.

Mobile Computing

Be it mobile apps, wearble technology or context rich application over the cloud, mobile computing would be the primary focus of 2015. Computing will move away from static models to changing enviroments where APIs are enabling easy configuration to cloud services. Mobile apps have become the official channel to drive content and services to consumers, said Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. Due to higher demands the mobile app development would push the boundaries of application development.


As mobile computing meets cloud computing, centrally coordinated applications & data that can be delivered to any device will continue to grow. Through 2014, more than 60 percent of IT adoption of the cloud was to redeploy current applications and a shift is already taking place to work beyond that to exploit private and hybrid cloud techniques. 

Data analytics

While the big data isnt necessarily the most important thing, analytics will continue to grow propelled by the Internet of Things, creating large pools of data. Every app will need to be an analytic app. Gartner asserts that companies should virtualize storage and deduplication, evaluate all data inputs to get rid of what isn't necessary, and then segment and prioritize what's left.

It is vital to consider these areas while automating business process or upgrading the current system in 2015. HTML5, Angular JS, MVC & Java technologies will be the front runner of 2015 for application development be it web or mobile apps. If you like to know how PsiberTech can help you with application development please click here to contact usLet us know what you think of this article, and if you like to read awesome posts like this, please subscribe to our newsletter in our website.

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Srivatsan Aravamudan
Srivatsan Aravamudan

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Wednesday 17 December 2014

The Curious Case of Lotus Notes to Sharepoint Migration

Lotus Notes to Sharepoint Migration

Lotus notes is one of the most popular software platform of yesteryear. It has seamlessly integrated messaging and web application software platform providing a robust environment for creating web apps of workflow & RDBMS connectivity. Unfortunately the legacy platform couldn't adapt to changing environment and evolving needs. 

While the cloud system and application development technology have expanded its realms, they cannot deliver business innovation in isolation. Existing workflow must be streamlined, accommodated and integrated. So Lotus Notes migration has become inevitable exercise to many organisations in recent times.

Migrating Lotus notes to Microsoft Technology has three different areas:

  • Notes Mail to Exchange
  • Domino Directory to Active Directory  &
  • Notes to Sharepoint .NET Application Migration.

Application Migration in particular has the bigger challenge while compared to the rest of the transitioning. Some of the migration tools available in the market are:  

Microsoft Transporter Suite
Helps in Migrating content from Lotus Domino servers to Generic POP/IMAP servers. 
Notes Migrator -Quest Software : 
One of the much sought after hassle free tool
DocAve Lotus Notes Migrator from AvePoint, Inc : 
Have some great free tool to discover, scope and plan your migration.
VisiMigrate from Visionet Systems
Visimigrate Lite tool provides a thin client based solution for Standard Lotus Notes content over the web.

There are a lot more tools available in the market and recommendation of a particular tool depends on the specific need. Microsoft tool is free, while the rest of the tools have a license cost and support options that comes with it. Some tools claims ability to migrate Forms and Code, Please evaluate before making the decision.  The base reality is that you can only migrate the data out of the database so:

  1. If the application can be mapped to a list of template in Sharepoint, You can get all the interface elements and features out of the sharepoint. The rest of the small customisations require less effort and manageable.
  2. If application needs custom Info path form, ASP.NET form, or complex workflows then these elements needs to be custom developed and efforts required would be substantial.
Whatever you choose to do interface would be radically different although the fields and data would be the same. Its important to engage the right consultant to help you pre plan, Analyse, Design, Establish the New Architecture, Build, Test and deploy the new environment with reduced effort and disruption to users. Contact us to know more about Lotus Notes Migration and how it  can benefit your organisation. Thanks for dropping by and Have a fantastic day!

Srivatsan Aravamudan

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