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Drupal 8 – Features You Need To Know

The Drupal community in the second quarter of 2014 declared that it will release Drupal 8 in the final quarter of the year. And the final quarter had just started, that we heard the awesome news of Drupal 8 being in Beta at the DrupalCon, Amsterdam. Drupal is an open source software used and preferred by millions of people from around the world for its flexibility and user-friendly features. Due to its popularity more and more website administrators today use Drupal as a premier Content Management System solution. With the full release of Drupal 8, the popularity is going to increase further and we will tell you why. In addition to the older features, that have been enhanced, the new Drupal 8 has some amazing new features to share that will further improve the user’s experience with the platform. Here’s a list of Drupal 8 features that you need to know about: User-friendly Since the beginning, Drupal has been tagged inferior to WordPress for not being simple to use. But Drupal 8 will silence all the critics who make their judgment on this ground. Drupal 8 has fixed all the issues that use to make it a complex platform for its users. It is much easier and quicker to build a website on the platform and even makes the task of uploading or editing content is like a breeze. Mobile-friendly The new Drupal 8 now comes with a built-in WYSIWYG editor that will free you from the hassle of editing your content from the back-end. This means that you will be able to make the edits in your content...

How Enterprise Mobility Is Affecting The Healthcare Industry?

Just like the Information Technology industry, Healthcare is also an ever-changing and an ever-evolving industry. The healthcare organizations are constantly faced with the challenge of how to improve the quality of patient care while remaining compliant with the industry standards. But with the introduction of enterprise mobility, success has hit the healthcare industry. Today, many healthcare related applications have been developed and are still being developed to deliver health care services to the ones looking for them through the various mobile devices. The major reason behind the low quality of patient care in any healthcare setting is the frequent transitions in the care settings of a patient. For example, depending upon the diagnosis, a patient may have to be transferred between different healthcare settings such as acute, post-acute, ambulatory care or home-health care. And during these transitions the chances of compromised patient’s quality of care are the maximum. But Enterprise Mobility allows the healthcare organizations to securely and more efficiently exchange clinical data while remaining compliant with industry regulations and standards. The use of mobile technologies and applications help make the transitions across the continuum of care smoother. This ultimately results in fewer hospital re-admissions, better patient care and quick patient recovery. Due to all these benefits, it has been observed that enterprise mobility has really picked up in the healthcare industry. According to a study undertaken by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 69 percent of health care providers today use mobile devices to access patient information. Another study stated that by 2020, there will be a 70 percent increase in the home health aides. This signifies...

Improve Performance And UX Of Your Responsive Web Design

There comes out a new smart phone or a tablet everyday with a different screen size. And your customers are happy to replace their not-so-old devices with the newer ones quite frequently. This may be good for the mobile manufacturing companies but not for others who use the Internet as their outlet. The problem is that the web page sizes are growing bigger every day and even making your website responsive isn’t enough. It affects both, the website owners and the users. That’s because bigger the web page slower the performance and higher the bandwidth costs. This raised the demand for having perfectly optimized web pages for all the devices. So, to be able to have such web pages, it is important for the website owners to set a performance budget for your project and ask their web developer / designer to prioritize performance as well. Here are a few ways you can do that: As we said earlier, start with setting a performance budget before actually going ahead with optimizing your website’s web pages. This serves as a cap to your spending and make sure that you don’t go overboard with the budget. The biggest concern for any website owner is slow page loading and images on their responsive website. With bigger screen sizes, people are also demanding higher resolution images. So you have got to add them to your websites as well. The best way to go about it by using scaled down versions of your image. Another thing you can do to make your website perform faster on the different devices is to compress your resources...

Before You Choose Your CMS, Ponder Over These!

Content is the king! It is one of the most important factors that drive traffic to your website. Doesn’t matter if you are an eCommerce company, you need content as well. Why, you ask? That’s because the definition of content in the virtual world has changed. It’s not just about articles and blogs anymore. There are newer types of content that are ruling every industry in the virtual world along with the conventional blog posts and articles. Today an image, a video, and even a product listing come under the category of content. No matter what kind of business you are in, you are going to need a system that allows you to publish your content be it blogs, images, videos or product listings. You need a strong content management system (CMS). A CMS acts as the backbone of any good website. Not only does it allow you to publish your content, but it also allows the users visiting your website to publish their views and opinions on your website with ease. There are so many viable options available when it comes to choosing a CMS. But again you cannot just randomly pick any of them. You need to put some serious thought behind it and choose wisely! And to make your decision a little bit easier, we are jotting down a few things that you must consider when deciding upon your ideal CMS. Have a look! The first thing that you need to deeply ponder over is that for what purpose do you need a CMS. Be very specific. If necessary, jot down your mission statement, outline key...

How To Sell More To Your Online Customers?

So you have an eCommerce website and you are all charged up about the thought of making it big in the industry. That’s great! Being motivated and being enthusiastic about your business is the first step towards success. It helps you in finding out all the right things and right actions you need to back your business up with. With an eCommerce store it starts with choosing the right platform to build your online store. Once it is up there, you need to reach out to your target audience and engage them in a way that they come back to you again and again. The most effective way to go about that is by cross selling. Cross selling is the art of selling something more along with the product that the customer is already ready to buy. We will get to that later. The first thing is to figure out who exactly is your primary target audience. And this doesn’t involve knowing what your audience wants, what matters to them and what the sources of friction are for them. It requires a much deeper knowledge from an eCommerce business owner’s side. You need to know the following things well: In addition to knowing who your target audience is, you also need to know how to bring them to your website. For that you need to research into their Internet activities and figure out what blogs they read, which websites they visit, and what stuff do they search on Google, and more. You need to know how your target audience describes the type of services they are being offered. If...

5 Bad Technology Decisions You Just Can’t Afford To Make

As a forward looking organization you must have build your technological roadmap for the years ahead of you. But what can be the biggest hindrance to this technological roadmap is the uncertain future. Whenever there is future involved in any decision, risk automatically gets attached to the decisions you make. Wrong choices that you make and strategies that you implement today will have unfortunate repercussions in the future. We bring you here 5 most common bad technology decisions that organizations make. #1. Wrong Technology: You really cannot justify your act of going for a monolithic architecture when the time is really about cloud computing. You are just making a wrong decision that will cost you platform that is expensive to maintain, inflexible and is no longer supported. #2. Overpriced Projects: Before going ahead with a technology, it is always advisable to experiment with some technologies to monitor their effects on the productivity and business goals. You may come across a new technology which is not tried by many but investing in it without much knowledge about it will only land you in trouble. #3. Unlimited Choices: Gone are the days when low quality systems could be delivered and customers were asked bluntly to discontinue using them if they didn’t like them. Today, customers have unlimited choices with them and they can choose what they like. You better be what they want in a system. #4. Not Considering IT A Part Of A Business: That’s one of the biggest mistake you can make. IT is very much a part of your business otherwise how will you run it. It has...