beqom, a compensation management software developer for HR and sales teams of
various enterprises. Headquartered in Switzerland, beqom has it’s employees
working from various locations across the world. We recently got in touch
with Konstantinos Giannoukos, IT Manager at beqom, who highlighted the
importance of structuring organisational workflows and why emails aren’t
the right solution.
Organisations world over have the need to coordinate with participants within
the organisation and outside. With numerous participants and processes in
play, organisations set up approval cycles to monitor the activities in each
process taking place. Although most organisations manage to structure the
flow of each process, all the effort goes in vain when they resort to emails
for process approvals and tracking.
Operation successful, but the patient died: Emails seem to be the go... (more)
You just opened shop; you’ve a great product and your customer base is
growing, what do you need next? Most entrepreneurs and business owners look
for tools that make their lives more easier and a lot more productive. Why?
For one, you don’t want banal activities in your daily operations to slow
your organisation’s progress. Say, a team member decides to take a short
vacation or opts to work from a different location without informing the team
well in advance, the chances of your organisation’s plans getting squashed
are pretty high. Although it seems trivial a matter to be worri... (more)
I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from
SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on
beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’?
It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the
term ‘Cloud’ in general and ‘Private Cloud’ in particular. The
motivation for this post is Rick and supported by a tweet I read around the
same time from ‘Carl Brooks‘ who is a technology writer on Cloud at
TechTarget. Let me give it a shot.
First, Cloud is about leveraging economies of scale whether it is public o... (more)
This is Part 2 in my series on the topic of PaaS (Platform as a Service) and
in this post I cover why PaaS for enterprises is more than just DevOps and a
larger "technology convergence" in the core "Software Engineering" area is
leading this perfect storm called PaaS. The first part is: What is PaaS all
about? - Part 1: It's about Abstraction
Before I go deep into this topic, I want to clarify "technology convergence"
from "programming environment optimization" primarily in the context of this
post. The programming environment optimization is more commonly referred as
"DevOps". ... (more)
There are quite a few visual development tools that have failed in the past.
When I say past, I meant the pre-cloud era. The commercially successful ones
are Visual Basic, PowerBuilder (just googled and found out that PowerBuilder
still exists (and has its own Journal) and Oracle Forms 4.5.
Although, popularity and merits of the language need not co-relate. :-) !
And, there are quite few that have come up in the current cloud paradigm. Few
Examples : Coghead (already in dead pool), VisualForce of
Force.com, WaveMaker, Zoho Creator. My POV is on the approach taken to
solve the ... (more)