The Next Challenge: Connecting the Pharma Industry to the World

The Next Challenge: Connecting the Pharma Industry to the World

To address the global collaboration challenge, pharmaceutical companies have begun to move the key business applications to a web application delivery model.

This model allows the companies to influence the Internet to connect with the global users. Examples of the types of the applications that the companies are shifting to include:

•  Collaboration tools
•  Clinical trial applications
•  Customer relationship management (CRM) applications
•  Pharma covariance and clinical safety software
•  Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

Using web-based applications for business operations helps to ensure application accessibility for remote users. However, the key to apprehending the benefits of application delivery via the web, hinges the reliability and performance of the network, i.e., the public Internet. The Internet is not a business-ready platform; it was not aimed to handle the demands and requirements of today’s businesses.

While the internet offers a profitable global network, application delivery on the Internet is convoluted by:

• The increase in the growth and flexibility of enterprise applications. International Data Corporation (IDC) has assessed that the number of enterprise applications revamped for mobility will increase fourfold between 2014 and 2016.
• The number of users. The total number of Internet users worldwide is predicted to have increased by 833%, to a total of 3,366,260,056 users between 2000 and 2015.
• The variety of browsers used to access the Internet. Significant browsers include Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera Mini, Safari, and the Android Browser.
• The myriad of the devices accessing the Internet. Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, have emerged as the most important means of Internet access.
• The division of network connections. Users might connect to the Internet using a corporate wired LAN, home Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G networks, or through a tethered connection. The transmission of data over the Internet can be really slow.

Due to the inherited architecture and the logic of the Internet, the variety of the routes between the data centers and the end users is tremendously incompetent. Once a route is selected, the transmission of the data is slow, prone to errors and subjected to jam and stop.

Consequently, the users of the pharmaceutical companies may experience poor application response times, erratic availability, and data-loss exposures. These performance issues are important in the pharmaceutical industry, thanks to the critical importance of ensuring a firm and competent clinical trials.

Why does the Standard Approaches Fall Short?

Companies try a number of different approaches to connect the global users and foster collaboration by addressing Internet performance, reliability and security issues.

We have tried numerous different approaches to connect the global users and foster collaboration by discoursing Internet performance, consistency, and security matters. One tactic is to implement the physical hardware and/or a virtual appliance that resides within the walls of the organization’s data center, like a WAN optimization controller (WOC) or an application delivery controller (ADC).

•  ADC/WOC appliances are among the approaches for optimizing application delivery over private WAN
•  Optimizations require regular appliance arrangement

The problem with this approach is that it does not function as a proportioned architecture when supporting the Internet users. Organizations need balanced solutions that can optimize both the application delivery ends – the end where the app is hosted and the other end where the user is located.

A second approach is to put into a private network infrastructure. This approach discourses the Internet performance and steadfastness issues, but does not scale it up. The access to applications is limited to the end users on the private network. Besides, it prevents companies from leveraging the cost efficacies and global scale of the Internet to connect the global users.

A third approach is to transfer applications and websites from a corporate data center to the public cloud. But this cracks only one-half of the application delivery challenge: By transferring applications to a public cloud infrastructure, a company gets improved scalability and cost efficiencies in managing data center infrastructure, including the servers and the storage equipment, but they still need to depend on the public Internet to stretch to their global users, which is the other half of the application delivery challenge that the public cloud providers have traditionally not been able to solve effectually.

A Comprehensive Collaboration Solution

A comprehensive approach to advance the Internet performance, steadfastness and security to associate the global users and nurture collaborations are to use a cloud-based application delivery platform. Cloud-based application delivery platform employs hundreds and thousands of servers distributed across the globe with a unifying architecture designed to ensure speed, reliability, and security of the network. They are deployed symmetrically, means that optimize the website and application delivery both at the origin (the public cloud or private data center) and the front end (the user interface).

A cloud-based application delivery platform enhances the application delivery using multiple stratagems including:

• Determining the optimal internet route using intelligent route selection, in preference to using the default Internet routing protocols.
• Facilitating the connection offload. Inbound data requests can be served by the platform using caching, reducing the impact on the data center infrastructure and bandwidth.
• Enabling load balancing. Configurable load balancing capabilities decrease the latency and increases performance.
• Providing real-time failover, which supports instant, smooth failover of traffic amid data centers if there is a disruption in a prime data center or cloud environment.
• Optimizing for mobile and cellular users. An intelligent platform can dynamically optimize the user’s experience based on the user’s browser, device, and the network connection.
• Accelerating web performances. Web pages load as quickly as possible, on any device, anywhere in the world.

Making the Internet Work for Global Pharmaceutical Companies

At Seasia Infotech, which is cloud-based mobile and web application development company, intended to enable the pharmaceutical companies to leverage the global reach and cost effectiveness of the Internet without sacrificing the network speed, reliability or security. Besides being effective, this solution is easy to use.

We take advantage of the cloud-based application delivery platforms by making a simple domain name system change, versus the need to procure, provide and configure the premise and virtual appliances to optimize the application delivery.

Pharmaceutical companies invest considerable resource in building or buying web based applications. Whether it is clinical trial applications, collaboration, CRM, or ERP, they choose these applications to support specific, critical business functions. It is important to pay attention to the performances of the network delivering those applications and to leverage resources like cloud-based application delivery platforms to achieve your organization’s goals in making that initial investment for a website or an application.

WordPress versus Drupal: Which CMS is better for you?

WordPress versus Drupal: Which CMS is better for you

It is true to say that WordPress has its place, it is easier to use, faster to build and has many plugins that can provide all the functionality that you need. For this reason, at Seasia we offer both WordPress and Drupal development services and are competent enough to develop and maintain any type of website you may need.

However, the decisive issue is to choose the right platform for a website, one that not only covers your needs today but also your future emerging needs. This again is a vital point, as having to move a website from WordPress to Drupal is not an easy task that any Tom-Dick-Harry could do. It’s better to get it right at the start.

At Seasia, we take enough time to understand where our customers stand today and where they want to be in the next couple of years and what they want their website to achieve. We guide our clients about the best solutions for their website, but it might interest you to know why we advise WordPress to some and Drupal to others. The following article comprehends our knowledge on PHP web development services.

In comparison to WordPress, Drupal is an absolute beast! The categorizations and core structure in Drupal took us a while to get used to. Yet, after constructing numerous websites with Drupal, we slowly and surely started loving Drupal as the CMS of choice for websites and web applications for enterprises. If your web application or web project requires user permissions, you’ll find Drupal’s functionality hardier than that of WordPress. However, Drupal is more supple when it comes to API development and its default caching physiognomies are more robust than the latter.

Below is an analyzation of the key differentiators between the two CMS’s that will help you navigate in the right direction headed for you:

Security 

Security is indisputably the biggest differentiator between WordPress and Drupal. Drupal has an enterprise level security and site scale because of which numerous government websites are built with Drupal. With WordPress, on the other hand, hackers can easily target susceptibilities in plugins and destroy hundreds and thousands of websites. There is some street cred behind the damage that can be done to the WordPress ecosystem.

In the past few years, there has been a significant rise in the platform specific hosting applications that help to manage your security risks. For Drupal, our favorites are Pantheon and Acquia. In WordPress, we first managed the platform with WP Engine and now manage it by MediaTemple. Most security exposures happen at the server level, and hosting with one of these companies will help in militating against a mess.

Responsive Design and Development

Both the CMS’s have solutions to responsive images, however, they take different tracks:

With WordPress, image sizes per break points are declared in the functions.php file. But beware, some themes will scale with images with CSS which can also lead to performance issues.

Drupal, on the other hand, allows you to set image sizes inside the admin by using the Image Style module. This indeed takes a little of setup time, but your work can be done under the admin rather than the PHP files.

On the brighter side, both the CMSs have modules and plugins that provide inherited support by allowing you to rejuvenate your previously generated images. If you are building a new theme and need to put in new images, then the regenerate thumbnail plugin is a handy little tool for you.

As concerns with the actual design aspect, both the CMSs are designed agnostics and allow you to design your template as per your requirement. Both the CMSs have starter responsive themes that can hasten the development time and even allow you to design within the browser.

Mobile Theme or Mobile Development

If your website strategy calls for a dedicated mobile theme, both WordPress and Drupal have starter themes to help your website get a market quickly. WPTouch is a tried and tested solution for WordPress and there are other plenty themes for Drupal available on drupal.org.

Though there is a core difference between how WordPress and Drupal handle content for mobiles. With Drupal, you can have additional content fields that will just display on the mobile devices.

Furthermore, for the content that will be displayed on the mobile, most Drupal mobile themes are better run off a sub-domain (e.g. m.yourdomain.com). This can create encounters regarding mobile indexation on the search engines and your mobile process search process needs to be really considered. On the other hand, WordPress mobile themes can overspill the same subdomain, which is normally www, and will not generate any SEO issues.

To the concerns of content editing on mobile, WordPress has an exceptionally nice native mobile app. It is an awesome application if you update your blog in real time. Drupal does not have a native app, but the admin at Drupal 8 is responsive and executes a solid mobile strategy.

Search Engine Optimization

SEO is platform agnostic and there is no particular SEO advantage towards either CMS if it was developed using the best standards. However, Drupal websites can go terribly bad if the developer does not know what he is supposed to do. WordPress, in contrast, has fewer margins for errors.

When perfecting your on-page optimization, consider the following factors:

Page load time: The default caching features in Drupal are really robust and out of the box. The WordPress caching plugins should be utilized.

Content Delivery Networks: These can be integrated with other content to serve the assets to the closest local distribution point.

Schema.org execution: Schemas can be executed to Drupal’s views, or can be hard-coded in the template files. The same process works for WordPress.

Future Proofing

Let come 2018 and the last thing you would want to do is hop in the time travel to go back to the future to change your mind on your desired CMS.

Let’s understand some core concepts about these two:

WordPress: The code in WP is upgradable, but the database requires an update which is done seamlessly in the background. The release schedule in WordPress is about 3-4 months. One has to update plugins whenever available; however, it’s an automated approach to keep up the better security practices.

Drupal: The Drupal database is upgradable while the code is not. Upgrading from versions is quite intensive and, usually revolves around redesigning. In other words, the content that is stored in the database will be able to migrate to the latest version, but most of the codes will need to be rewritten.

User Interface

We witness scenarios where new clients debate WordPress or Drupal and often hear the dispute that Drupal is too hard to learn or is dreadful to update. If the client has used WordPress earlier, they will prefer WordPress even now.

We believe that this reasoning shoots from the fact that Drupal nodes have associations and dependencies. This means that a piece of content has the ability to appear all over the website, and not just on one page. You will have to think through ‘Okay, if I publish this piece of content, will it show on the other places as well?’ there are content types, taxonomies, views, blocks and more that leads to a learning curve with Drupal.

In due course, when determining a CMS, we recommend considering the following questions:

  • How many different content types or page templates do you need?
  • Do you have different user permissions? Such as a content editor, site admin, access to private content and the like.
  • Is your budget healthy enough for Drupal development contrasted with WordPress? Usually, it takes 2 to 3 times to develop a Drupal website as compared to WordPress.
  • Do you need enterprise-level security?

 

Some other differences between WordPress and Drupal include:

Market Share: WordPress has an extensive scale adoption and a plethora of plugins suitable for smaller websites.

Theme Market: WordPress has an incredible theme market for do-it-yourselfers. Never ever buy a Drupal theme! There are remarkable Drupal starter themes as well, but Drupal development is not the type of CMS that you can whirl on a theme. It is a custom development.

Content Types: Drupal supports multiple website stakeholders such as editors, admin, private groups, logged in users requiring customized content, and the like.

Deployment Time: WordPress is easier to develop a website from the start to finish. WordPress is perfect if you have negligible content types and are building an all-purpose marketing website.

Admin Experience: Drupal has a clean admin experience for content editors. With WordPress, you can use the Advanced Custom Fields segment to create a like experience.

Multilingual: Multilingual or multi-national websites can be easily arrayed with out of the box Drupal features.

API and App Development Projects: Drupal, in general, have more strong features for complex projects. The integration of Drupal 8 web services takes this feature to the subsequent level.

Any web development company in India will recommend the CMS that they are most familiar with, without considering the needs and objectives of your website. Knowing which CMS is perfect for your project will in due course save you both money and time, today and in future.

Build enterprise applications with HTML5

Build enterprise applications with HTML5

Enterprise applications help organizations to tackle a wide exhibit of big business issues. These applications should be incorporated with different applications utilized by the business. In the meantime, the enterprise applications must be deployable crosswise over web, intranet and corporate systems without trading off security and regulatory capacities. That is the reason; organizations frequently find it an overwhelming test to fabricate a custom application the supplement the most recent patterns in big business application. While building up a venture application, developers likewise need to concentrate on its features and functionality, and pick the right advances.

During recent surveys it has been found that several developers are migrating towards HTML5. Reason for migrating enterprise professionals towards HTML5 is that applications built in HTML5 are compatible with both web and mobile browsers. We don’t need any third party tools while building advance applications. Apart from that there are several reasons for building enterprise applications in HTML5. Software outsourcing company is best suited for building web applications using this new technology platform.

Key features of building applications with HTML5.

Rich and Interactive User Experience

While making rich web applications, developers prior need to utilize Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe Flash to associate with client’s framework. Be that as it may, users needs to install plugins to enjoy interactive user experience .HTML5 empowers developers to make venture applications that convey rich and intelligent client experience without utilizing any extra plugins or modules. As it is planned with the ability to store and recover documents from the client’s framework, the undertaking application can get to and control records from any HTML5-good web programs. The element helps designers to make a venture application perfect with a mixture of gadgets.

Local Support for Audio and Video

These days sound and feature have turned into a basic piece of business correspondence. So organizations need their venture applications to convey rich media content in a constant and smooth way. HTML5 empowers designers to make the rich media content available without utilizing any outsider devices and media players. They can essentially utilize the HTML5 < video > and < audio > tags to make the content accessible on all devices. We can also customize the video clips by defining tag attributes like source , height & width . Users can see videos and listen to music without depletion of their smartphones battery.

Perfect and Organized Code

HTML5 further permits software engineers to compose semantic code by keeping content and style separate. They can further form enterprise applications by composing perfect, sorted out, intelligible and graphic code utilizing various labels like < header >, < footer >, < section >, < nav >, < aside > and < article >. These labels further help software engineers to sort out CSS all the more proficiently. In the meantime, they can likewise utilize a W3C spec called ARIA to allocate particular part to these HTML5 labels. So the versatile and web programs can look at the HTML5 document altogether, to provide quality results to clients.

Secure and Local Storage System

The applications build in enterprises must permit clients to get to business information and assets. So the software engineers need to guarantee that the security and openness of the business information is not traded off. HTML5 empowers designers to utilize a local storage system which is more secure than cookies. So it gets to be simpler for the software engineers to add a few elements to the venture application like capacity to reserve information, store client data, and burden the client’s past application state.

Upgrade the Enterprise App for Mobile Devices

In this digitized world , people use smartphones more than anything in order to access enterprise applications. So every association needs to guarantee that its applications meets expectations flawlessly with different gadgets and programs. HTML5 is planned with elements to effectuate improvement of versatile well disposed sites and web applications. The developers can essentially utilize meta-labels like full screen browsing, viewport, and home screen symbol to streamline the venture for portable programs. The responsive site will help clients to get to the enterprise applications from their current gadgets.

Geo-area API

Numerous organizations even need enterprise applications that can be utilized crosswise over distinctive locales. The application needs to give important and modified data to experts as indicated by their current geographic area. Organizations offering HTML5 improvement administrations have their designers to make worldwide endeavor applications utilizing a geo-area API. HTML5 makes it simpler for designers to make worldwide undertaking applications utilizing a geo-area API. The API can recognize the present area of the client as taking into account his IP address, remote system association, phone tower or GPS data. When it recognizes the definite area of the client, the API will send the data straightforwardly to the undertaking application. In this way, the client will see the important data on his program without changing the setup or settings.

A few Responsive HTML5 Frameworks

The engineers additionally have alternative to utilize various HTML5 structures to diminish the time and exertion needed for creating enterprise applications. For example, they can utilize Twitter Bootstrap to create client interface or responsive sites quickly. In like manner, they can utilize Foundation to quickly model the venture application, and make responsive applications by focusing on numerous gadgets. Taking into account the venture’s necessities, they likewise have choice to utilize Skeleton, HTML5 , HTML Kickstart . Alongside accelerating endeavor application improvement, these structures further help software engineers that can be kept up and overhauled without putting any additional time and exertion.

While making an undertaking application, developers have the choice to look over a few advancements and programming dialects. There are likewise risks that HTML5 may not be utilized only to create applications that can take care of the obliged venture issues. So they must consolidate HTML5 with other web advances to make a venture application that will help the business to take care of issues in the more extended run.

If you run a Business or concerned about building web applications using HTML5 our development team will assist you in building enterprise applications. click here for assistance.