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Web Development Trends – 2014

Web development is an ever-changing practice. Web development started as a simple HTML page by typing in code for each individual page. Today we hear about terms like custom web development. The technology never stops evolving and there are new trends that come by. It’s the same with web development. Let’s take a look at the top web development trends in 2014. Single Page Website Single Page Website is the newest trend in the web development industry. Single Page Websites give you the liberty to view all the content on just one page by just vertically scrolling up and down. This works really well on mobile phones. One of the benefits of having such a website is that the user can process the information given more easily without being interrupted for switching to any other page. Responsive Design You must be thinking that how something that has been there for quite a few years will become a trend now. You are absolutely right. Responsive Web Design will not be a trend anymore. It will become implied in web design. The PC usage is at its lowest with every body busy with their mobile and other hand-held devices. Under such circumstances, responsive web design is the only thing that makes sense. Rise in JavaScript Development JavaScript will see a dramatic increase in the usage for web development this year. You ask for reasons, right? The developer does not have to go and learn a totally different language to develop an application, deployment is a whole lot easier and it does all this without compromising on the custom web development needs of the...

iOS 8 for Enterprises

In his keynote session at WWDC 2014, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi called iOS 8 ‘a huge hit in the enterprise’. And noting the features that iOS 8 brings with itself for the enterprise, Mr. Craig’s statement is hundred percent true. The new iOS 8 features will make this operating system loved by business users and IT firms. Here are some of the features that will matter to the enterprise audience: Device Enrollment Program: Announced couple of months back, the Device Enrollment Program is available in iOS 8. The program will allow companies to issue its employees iPhones or iPads that are automatically set up with corporate apps, security policies, company policies, etc. Security for individual messages: Per message S/MIME will allow companies to virtually sign and encrypt a message so that the person who receives it knows from where he/she has received the message. Passcode Protection: iOS 8 brings with itself expanded data protection with its passcode protection feature. This feature will allow the enterprises to password-protect all the major data types such as Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Messages, Notes, Reminders as well as third-party apps. VIP Thread: With the new iOS 8, employees can mark an email thread as VIP. So everytime someone responds to the mail, it will show up on the lock screen. Hand-off: This new feature gives you the liberty to start a presentation on an iPhone or an iPad and finish it on a Mac. You can transfer documents from an iPhone to a Mac using AirDrop even without an Internet connection. Better manage books and PDFs: Now you can...

4 reasons why your enterprise needs BYOD policy

BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is a growing trend that has evolved to empower the workforce of enterprises. Now-a-days, employees increasingly want to use their own devices to access corporate data. And the technology is doing quite well. Even the latest Apple operating system, iOS 8 has some amazing safety, productivity and device management features for enterprises that will further push them to use more iPhones and iPads. Many enterprises have benefited from BYOD and here are four main reasons indicating why BYOD is important for your enterprise as well: It reduces the cost for enterprises By encouraging your employees to use their own devices for corporate and official purposes, companies can save a lot of money. How? Well, you will not have to buy an expensive smartphone for the employee, which they are anyways going to buy themselves. Also, you can choose to pay / not pay / partly pay for the usage of the device and services. It increases productivity In the recent times, many types of research have been done on BYOD. It has been found that a significantly large number of organizations have already adopted BYOD and have seen a noteworthy increase in their employee’s productivity. When employees have the same device for personal and professional use, they tend to spend some time working at home as well. It provides flexibility BYOD has not just blurred the line between work and personal life. But it has also blurred geographical lines. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and similar devices have made it a lot cheap and easy for someone sitting in India to do business with someone...

Ad:Tech New Delhi 2014 – Recap

Digital Marketing experts and tech enthusiasts were eagerly looking forward to Ad:Tech, one of the largest global digital marketing, media and adverting event where professionals from all across come together to interact and learn. Ad:Tech’s 2014 edition in India took place at The Leela Ambience Hotel & Residences, Gurgaon on March 20 and March 21. Every year Ad:Tech New Delhi 2014 brings with itself endless possibilities for digital marketing and media professionals. Through the event, the participants and visitors get the access to new and cutting edge products and technology. Ad:Tech also brings with itself endless opportunities to network with awesome people and fabulous companies from the digital marketing and technology industry. Apart from this an unmatched educational summit is also something that most look forward to. The two action-packed days of Ad:Tech 2014 New Delhi showcased latest products and services, keynote speakers, topic-driven panel discussions and workshops. This year’s theme for the event was ‘Leading with Digital in Challenging Times’ and the conference saw the presence of over 100 experts sharing their thoughts and insights on relevant subjects. We hear that over 30 sessions were scheduled for the two day Ad:Tech New Delhi 2014 conference. Speakers spoke on topics such as Rebuilding Internet, Digital ROI, Ad Technology & Display Advertising, Big Data for Online Advertising and much more. The speakers includes Abhay Johorey (Head – Airtel Online), Alok Kejriwal (Founder, 2win Group), Aman Malhotra (Digital Marketing Head, Samsung India), Atit Mehta (Head Media Services – South Asia, Unilever) and many other relevant topics. Also, more than 80 exhibitors ranging from already established leaders to newest start-ups showcased the...

5 simple tricks to make your web application more secure

Most businesses today rely on websites to interact with customers, sell its products and deliver services to the customers. Frameworks like Zend, Asp.Net MVC, Symfony, SharePoint etc. are used for developing robust web applications. WordPress plays an important role in highly customized websites with easy content management. Those into eCommerce businesses turn to platforms like Magento. Apart from these specific needs, there are numerous other functions that a website and web application used for delivering the best solution to the visitors. These applications are delivered through web browsers and there and this trend is increasing day by day. And so are the application security vulnerabilities. Hackers and cybercriminals are in luck these days. According to a study done by HP across its offices, it was found that 69% of the total scanned web applications of the company had at least one SQL injection error. It was also found that 42% contained a cross-site scripting vulnerability. The hackers never leave a single opportunity to get inside your application and exploit it to their advantage. They are even equipped with automated attack tools which makes it easy for them to break into an application. Therefore, it is important businesses take the security aspect of their application seriously. While it might take a little longer to develop a security system for your web applications, there are a few basic things that a business can do to avoid security hazards. These are: Avoid user-supplied content like text, images or any kind of uploadable attachment. Such data can be used by a hacker to break into your application. Keep an eye on top vulnerabilities...