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Platform As A Service (PaaS)

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What is PaaS?

It is a category of cloud computing services. PaaS provides a platform where customers can develop, run and manage web-based (cloud) applications, without the need to build infrastructure components such as databases, servers, or networks.

PaaS Types

We may categorize PaaS into two major categories:

PaaS anchored to a Software as a Service (SaaS)

Where cloud solution providers allow their partners to build cloud applications on top of the provider’s main cloud application. Salesforce.com and Intuite are examples of many companies providing this service.

Open-platform PaaS

Where the providers grant access to developers to access an open source software in an open source environment. This environment isn’t tied to a single cloud implementation. Usually PaaS vendors allow developers to bring their own platform to the cloud. Some Open Platforms support a specific language, and some other supports many languages, which offers developers the flexibility in using their own tools. Zoho Creator, Cloud Foundry, and Open Shift are examples for Open-Platform PaaS products.

Pros & Cos

PaaS Advantages:

  • High level programming with minimum complexity
  • Low start up and operational cost
  • Hiring virtual teams all over the globe leads to a competitive environment (lower in cost and higher in quality)
  • Allow customers to focus on the solution and the final product
  • Flexibility in changing the platform or stop using it anytime, without long term engagements, or a high capitalized investment

PaaS Disadvantages:

  • Most of the PaaS platforms are lock-in free, however, the customer Lock-In is still high when customers become very dependent on the platform, that increases the customers change resistance
  • In case the customer business grows dramatically, some of the PaaS platforms may not be recommended, because of their limited scalability

Zoho Creator

Although there are many PaaS companies providing their services and products over the cloud. However, I recommend Zoho Creator for small and medium size businesses for the following reasons:

  • Absolutely easy to use (no need for any programing background)
  • Lots of online materials and help to support you build you application in a minute
  • In its free plan you can do a lot, and get 24/7 support too
  • Flexible in using Agile development process
  •  You can hire an expert to help you reach your goal when needed, by a single click.
  • You can build – out of the box – workflows, business rules, reminders, reports, and more
  • Multi Language
  • API enabled, so you can easily integrate it with any other cloud application

The following video will show you how to build your own free application in a minute.

Now it is time to try it yourself

Mostafa Adam, PMP | CEO

We’re Expanding!

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We are very excited to announce that we are expanding our business.

Moving to a larger, geek-friendly workspace, helping us to focus more on our primary targets: helping people to get the latest technologies in the IT field, and to provide in-depth business consultations.
We are moving to Mississauga Downtown Square One at 90 Burnhamthorpe RD W, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C3. “Below shots of our new location”

We are so proud of all we have achieved thanks to all of our wonderful customers. We really appreciate the trust you put in us and we are looking forward to a long term business relationship.

Thank You

 

Expanding business by Moving to a larger, geek-friendly workspace, helping us to focus more on our primary targets: helping people to get the latest technologies in the IT field, and to provide in-depth business consultations. We are moving to Mississauga Downtown Square One at 90 Burnhamthorpe RD W, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C3. “Below shots of our new location”

 

Acumatica 6 is HERE !

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Announcing Acumatica 6, Now Available

Including Universal Microsoft Outlook Add-In, Dashboard Enhancements and Key Performance Indicator Widgets

As part of Acumatica’s continual commitment to deliver great products, Acumatica 6 was launched today at a release event in Boston.

With Acumatica 6 we continue to deliver enhancements in Productivity, Analytics and Technology, including:

  • Streamlining applications for increased productivity: See how the Outlook Add-In increases productivity and enables true mobility.
  • Real-time insights with improved dashboards and drill down: See how the analytic capabilities in Acumatica 6 bring high value and business agility.
  • Technology for the future to provide collaboration with other Cloud applications: Learn how Acumatica 6 enables new system flexibility and ease-of-deployment.

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Acumatica Winner in 2016 SaaS Awards

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Acumatica today announced it is a winner in the 2016 SaaS Awards Program in the Best SaaS Product for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) category.

With awards for excellence and innovation in SaaS, the Software-as-a-Service Awards program accepts entries worldwide, including the US, Canada, Australasia, UK and EMEA. 2016 is the inaugural year for The SaaS Awards program, which is partnered with the annual Cloud Awards, now entering its sixth year.

Categories for the 2016 awards program include Best SaaS Product for Small Business, Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product and Best Data-Driven SaaS Product.

“SaaS technologies are critical to success in the competitive global marketplace, so for Acumatica to be selected as winner reflects a huge achievement for our team,” said Acumatica CEO Jon Roskill. “Through our ERP and xRp products, we’re helping thousands of companies around the world become more efficient while accelerating the growth and competitiveness of their businesses. It is a huge achievement to win in this category considering the caliber of the competition, and honors the dedication and commitment of our entire team.”

SaaS Awards and Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said: “After a lot of hard work, we are thrilled to be able to announce the final list of winners – a collection of some of the brightest and best solutions in the SaaS space today.”

“What makes us happier than anything else is to see such a varied mix of the excellence and innovation that quite literally covers the globe. It’s an international party to which any service offering is invited. We look forward to celebrating more excellence in the 2016-17 Cloud Awards, which is now open for submissions, and the 2017 SaaS Awards, which will open for submissions in late 2016.”

 

About the SaaS Awards

The SaaS Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which was founded in 2011. The SaaS Awards focuses on recognizing excellence and innovation in software solutions.

About the Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2016-17 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution.

Finalists are selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards and SaaS Awards, please visit https://www.cloud-awards.com/.

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Google Apps for Work

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What is Google Apps?

Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps teams communicate, collaborate and get things done from anywhere and on any device. It’s simple to set up, use and manage, so your business can focus on what really matters.

Millions of organizations around the world count on Google Apps for professional email, file storage, video meetings, online calendars, document editing and more.

Watch a video or find out more here.

Here are some highlights:

Business email for your domain

Looking professional matters, and that means communicating as you@yourcompany.com. Gmail’s simple, powerful features help you build your brand while getting more done.

Access from any location or device

Check email, share files, edit documents, hold video meetings and more whether you’re at work, at home or in transit. You can pick up where you left off from a computer, tablet or phone.

Enterprise-level management tools

Robust admin settings give you total command over users, devices, security and more. Your data always belongs to you, and it goes with you if you switch solutions.

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