Have you ever wondered, “Why does everyone keep talking about the cloud?” What exactly is this cloud anyway? Cloud is the term that has been given to a variety of computing concepts that include off-site storage, management, and access of digital data.
Until the recent past, most companies purchased computer networks, stored them on their own premises, and hired a computer department to keep them running. Cloud computing offers the ability to have an off-site location where a company’s hardware, software, and data can be stored.
This solution frees up IT professionals to concentrate on other projects, and can allow a company to save finances by needing less hardware, requiring less square footage, and employing less personnel. It is now possible to move portions of your enterprise to a cloud solution, while keeping other basic fundamentals intact at your location.
NewGen Business Solutions is ready to help you make the seamless conversion to the cloud. Using a cloud solution can not just save you money, but many functions may run faster and smoother.
And what about down time? NetSuite guarantees a 99% up time for your cloud enterprises. No problems with upgrading your servers, and being down for an entire weekend, or worse.
Cloud solutions are seamless and can handle your eCommerce, HR processing, Shipment Tracking, Warehouse Monitoring and so much more. Let us show you solutions for any (or all) of the following business segments: CRM, Accounting, Inventory, Manufacturing, Invoicing, Payroll, Marketing, and more.
Business systems optimization is one of the most overlooked ways of improving your business’ bottom line. Our Business Systems Optimization Process (BSOP) reviews focus on the four core competencies of your business:
Service doesn’t stop when you hang up the phone. Can your customers track orders or pull up their account history from your website? If not – this is an important area to consider. Are you able to send advanced shipping notices? Or track open customer service tickets? On average, how long does it take you to respond to your customers needs? Our experts can access these important issues and help you maximize the service you provide. Additionally, we can guide you through how to communicate better with your customers by understanding their needs – before they even know what those needs are. Now that’s service.
Have you maximized your message to your client base? We can review how your company tracks marketing activities and help you implement changes to make sure that you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck. Are you using advertising, social media, telemarketing, or direct mail? Are you able to accurately track the effectiveness of each of these activities? We can show you how. Did you know that you can use accounting information for data mining purposes? The world can be your oyster. With the right guidance, you can match customers and prospects with specific products your company offers. Let us help you increase your market share.
Accountability throughout your company is necessary for you to reach milestones. We’ll review your company’s standard business processes: sales order entry, order picking, customer service, warehouse management, shop floor control, and shipping. By stabilizing and re-engineering your accounting processes in these vital areas of your business, you can achieve the measurability that is needed to reach the short term and long term goals that you have set.
Infrastructure is a huge investment for any company. It’s the ground your company is built on. If not implemented correctly, or maintained to the highest standards, it can also cost your company more than can be measured. We will analyze, stabilize, and optimize your network infrastructure – making sure your system is current and all updates are applied. We’ll also assess your networked PCs to make sure they are functioning properly. Part of this service includes eliminating spyware, updating virus checking software, limiting downloadable software, and eliminating outside threats by fine-tuning your firewall.
NewGen Business Solutions is not only a certified hardware and network provider, but also a certified business solutions provider for several of the well-known business packages in use today. Companies such as Microsoft, Intuit, Sage, and NetSuite trust us with the knowledge required to support their business technologies on a day-to-day basis.
Our consultants are not just technicians; they have extensive knowledge of the systems, and understand the inner workings of your business applications. That fact alone saves your business time and money, increases efficiency, and reduces downtime of your critical business applications.
Why should my company move to the Cloud? In simple terms, Cloud computing is having your company’s data stored at a third-party site that is then accessible through the internet and managed through a Cloud-specific software system. By having data stored offsite, the company does not have to deal with hardware and software issues while the information can be accessed through secure means from anywhere in the world.
For the bottom line, Cloud computing can mean real savings for a company, not only in terms of dealing with buying computers, servers, and software; but also in down time as a result of system problems and IT service issues. We call this “lean computing”. The Cloud has made running a business leaner and meaner by being able to handle all the core competencies of a company–customer service, marketing, financials, and infrastructure.
HTML is the core technology markup language used to structure and present content on the internet. Recently the fifth version of the hypertext markup language was completed and released to the public. The language aimed to support the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices (web browsers, parsers, etc).
HTML5 is the choice developers use for Cross-Platform software creations. Interfaces can be created to work with all sorts of mobile devices. The new markup language introduces markup and application programming interfaces for complex web applications. HTML5 runs well on low-powered devices such as smartphones and tablets.
New syntactic features have been added like, video, audio, canvas elements, as well as the integration of scalable vector graphics (SVG) content, and MathML for mathematical formulas.
Cascading Style Sheets is a web language used for describing the look and formatting of a document. Most often used to change the style of web pages and user interfaces written in HTML or XHTML. It is the cornerstone technology used by most website developers to create visually engaging sites, user interfaces for web applications, and user interfaces for mobile device applications.
CSS is designed to enable the separation of document content from document presentation characteristics, including elements such as the layout, color, and fonts. This separating can improve content accessibility, provide more flexibility and control in the specification of presentation characteristics, enable multiple HTML pages to share formatting by specifying the relevant CSS in a separate .css file, and reduce complexity and repetition in the structural content, such as semantically insignificant tables that were widely used to format pages before consistent CSS rendering was available in all major browsers.
This separation of formatting and content makes it possible to present the same markup page in different styles for different rendering methods, such as on-screen, in print, by voice (when read out by a speech-based browser or screen reader) and on Braille-based, tactile devices. It can also be used to display the web page differently depending on the screen size or device on which it is being viewed. While the author of a web page typically links to a CSS file within the markup file, readers can specify a different style sheet, such as a CSS file stored on their own computer, to override the one the author has specified. If the author or the reader did not link the document to a style sheet, the default style of the browser will be applied.
The syntax is designed to make it easier to navigate a document, select DOM elements, create animations, handle events, and develop Ajax applications.
Ajax is a group of interrelated Web development techniques used on the client-side to create asynchronous Web applications. With Ajax, Web applications can send data to and retrieve from a server asynchronously (in the background) without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page.
Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format which is both human-readable and machine-readable. It is defined by the XML 1.0 Specification and by several other related specifications, all of which are free open standards.
The design goals of XML emphasize simplicity, generality and usability across the Internet. It is a textual data format with strong support via Unicode for different human languages. Although the design of XML focuses on documents, it is widely used for the representation of arbitrary data structures such as those used in web services. Several schema systems exist to aid in the definition of XML-based languages, while many application programming interfaces (APIs) have been developed to aid the processing of XML data.
PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP powers more than 240 million websites and 2.1 million web servers. PHP code is mixed with HTML, or it can be used in combination with various templating engines and web frameworks.
PHP code is usually processed by a PHP interpreter, which is usually implemented as a web server’s native module or a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) executable. After the PHP code is interpreted and executed, the web server sends resulting output to its client, usually in form of a part of the generated web page – for example, PHP code can generate a web page’s HTML code, an image, or some other data. PHP has also evolved to include a command-line interface (CLI) capability and can be used in standalone graphical applications.
Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write. Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.
Ruby is seen as a flexible language, since it allows its users to freely alter its parts. Essential parts of Ruby can be removed or redefined, at will. Existing parts can be added upon. Ruby tries not to restrict the coder. Ruby’s block are also seen as a source of great flexibility. A programmer can attach a closure to any method, describing how that method should act. The closure is called a block and has become one of the most popular features for newcomers to Ruby from other imperative languages like PHP or Visual Basic.
The Perl languages borrow features from other programming languages including C, shell scripting (sh), AWK, and sed. They provide powerful text processing facilities without the arbitrary data-length limits of many contemporary Unix commandline tools, facilitating easy manipulation of text files. Perl 5 gained widespread popularity in the late 1990s as a CGI scripting language, in part due to its parsing abilities.
In addition to CGI, Perl 5 is used for graphics programming, system administration, network programming, finance, bioinformatics, and other applications. It is nicknamed “the Swiss Army chainsaw of scripting languages” because of its flexibility and power, and possibly also because of its “ugliness”. In 1998, it was also referred to as the “duct tape that holds the Internet together”, in reference to both its ubiquitous use as a glue language and its perceived inelegance.
Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C++ or Java. The language provides constructs intended to enable clear programs on both a small and large scale.
Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative and functional programming or procedural styles. It features a dynamic type system and automatic memory management and has a large and comprehensive standard library. Python interpreters are available for installation on many operating systems, allowing Python code execution on a majority of systems. Using third-party tools, such as Py2exe or Pyinstaller, Python code can be packaged into stand-alone executable programs for some of the most popular operating systems, allowing for the distribution of Python-based software for use on those environments without requiring the installation of a Python interpreter.
MySQL is a popular choice of database for use in web applications, and is a central component of the widely used LAMP open source web application software stack (and other ‘AMP’ stacks). LAMP is an acronym for “Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python.” Free-software-open source projects that require a full-featured database management system often use MySQL.
It is a relational database management system (RDBMS), and ships with no GUI tools to administer MySQL databases or manage data contained within the databases. Users may use the included command line tools, or use MySQL “front-ends”, desktop software and web applications that create and manage MySQL databases, build database structures, back up data, inspect status, and work with data records. The official set of MySQL front-end tools, MySQL Workbench is actively developed by Oracle, and is freely available for use.
A web content management system (CMS) is a bundled or stand-alone application to create, manage, store and deploy content on Web pages. Web content includes text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, and code (e.g., for applications) that displays content or interacts with the user. A good CMS can catalog and index content, select or assemble content at run-time, or deliver content to specific visitors in a requested way, such as other languages. CMSs usually allow client control over HTML-based content, files, documents, and web hosting plans based on the system depth and the niche it serves.
Drupal – Content Management System is open source software maintained and developed by a community of 630,000+ users and developers. It’s distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or “GPL”), which means anyone is free to download it and share it with others. This open development model means that people are constantly working to make sure Drupal is a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies that the Web has to offer. The Drupal project’s principles encourage modularity, standards, collaboration, ease-of-use, and more.
WordPress – Content Management System is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 70 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home.”
Magento The Ultimate eCommerce Solution is a feature-rich eCommerce platform solution that offers merchants complete flexibility and control over the functionality of their online channel. Magento’s search engine optimization, catalog management, and powerful marketing tools give merchants the ability to create sites that provide an unrivaled shopping experience for their customers. Magento’s intuitive administration interface allows you to tailor your site to your unique business needs. Completely scalable and backed by an extensive support network, Magento is the ultimate eCommerce solution.