Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Happy Christmas and New Year holidays

At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and happy holiday season! We are deeply grateful and thankful to our partners and customers for striving to succeed together.

Thank you for your confidence and loyalty and let season’s holidays be sweet and simple for you and your families.

May peace, prosperity, and happiness be yours throughout Christmas and New Year!

 

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Digging into Social Networking Big Data Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions

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Big Data in Social Networking is gaining popularity nowadays with every new user joining world leading networks. Social networking paradigm is constantly shifting and the networks themselves are gaining more and more functionality into their structure.

The increasing amount of analytics brings to life novel approaches to the existing schemes of Big Data usage. That’s why social networking analytics is of utter importance nowadays and the data sets vary due to different types of modern social networks.

The rapid growth of Big Data international development is revolutionizing global business and our daily lives as well. Nowadays, we are witnessing the growing impact of such spheres like e-commerce and Advertising on the social networking world. At the same time, there are two main aspects of Big Data in Social Media that are worth paying attention to.

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Meeting Enterprise Mobile Application Development Demand

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Our developers have been building desktop and web app enterprise solutions for the last 10 years and accumulated the needed experience how to make genially beneficial solutions which bring the competitive advantage to your business.
The urge in mobile enterprise solutions is critical nowadays as their deployment and management impacts productivity improves employees’ collaboration with each other and affects customers’ loyalty in the end. The surveys conducted by Adobe and Edelman Intelligence show that over 57% of employees of big corporations claim that mobile apps for collaboration and messages are critical to the company’s success. The need of quality enterprise mobile apps development is on rise than never as around of 70% of companies questioned claimed that their employees are equipped with 2 – 5 mobile enterprise apps in their daily routine of performing tasks, getting connected with each other and the customers. Continue reading

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Meet an efficient Realm Browser for Android

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Scand Mobile Development Team has been building mobile apps for almost 10 years already. Apart from the popular platforms: Android, iOS and WM we had a chance to work with some rare systems like Bada and Tizen. Having significant experience and more than 50 unique cases from our personal expertise in various developmental fields we are still craving for the best means to optimize, facilitate and make the development efficient for us and cost effective for our customers.

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MBaaS: Backendless as a means of rapid evolution of middle-size client-server application

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The division into client and server sides is quite well-known and these parts are united logically. Moreover, their development is completed in tight collaboration between the two teams: server part developers and the client part ones. They frequently meet to discuss the API, prepare the needed documents. Any changes in the client’s logic cause the API modification. This is the traditional approach to the creation of complex application and services that requires significant cash investment. The server development itself implies deep knowledge in programming languages, features of development environment, etc.

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New Outlook4Gmail website launch

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Recently our company has had many events to celebrate and activities to participate: International Corporate Volunteering Day, Scand’s Birthday and the launch of our product website: outlook4gmail.scand.com.

The life story of Outlook4Gmail has been eventful and successful and we are happy to admit that managed to develop a needy tool to synchronize Outlook and Google calendars and contacts. Continue reading

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J-GroupDesk module for HelpDesk systems endorses Golang as the best means to bring the needed functionality

J-GroupDesk module for HelpDesk systems
There are many examples of really good HelpDesk management systems and all of them are featuring the following characteristics:

  • Expanded functionality (the ability of such systems to absorb interaction with social networks, IP telephony or other mobile apps);
  • Automated requests/tickets handling (providing automated processing rules);
  • Modules management and data systematization.

During over 16 years of work in field of development of miscellaneous support systems, Scand development team has acquired a great experience in developing solid fast working and reliable modules for HelpDesk software and the one that is under discussion in this paper is the recent development: J-GroupDesk.
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A Scand Flag touch-based Elbrus

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Karen is a Java Developer at Scand. August 20, 2016; he effected an ascent of a mountain and placed a Scand flag on the very summit of it. The whole team is so proud of you!

Karen is keen on sports and programming and recently he has taken the mountain summit of 5642 meters that is located in the Russian Federation. Yes, it’s Elbrus. This mountain is one of the 7 highest summits in the world. We decided to have a small talk with him and get to know what does it mean to be a Java developer and how come he decided to climb a mountain?

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Top 5 Reasons to use SkyHistory for your Skype account

Make your Skype chat history trackable, scalable and easily manageable. Get this unique user experience with SkyHistory developed by Scand Ltd.

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Everybody heard of Skype and almost everybody is using it, so there is no need to explain how Skype helps us live smart and work efficiently. With its free calls and messages, the ability to stream business video conferencing and so on we could build up a more stable and reliable workflow. Anytime we could reach anybody wherever these people are.

SkyHistory was designed by Scand Ltd as an add-on to Skype over 4 years ago but with the time it grew into an independent product with its very unique features. This is not the first Microsoft-connected product developed by our company. The other one is Outlook4Gmail, a tool to sync Outlook and Google Contacts and Calendars. SkyHistory caters to the needs of the customers who use Skype a lot. It’s great for company heads or managers or employees working on a several projects and constantly getting tasks from their managers. Our product allows them tracking and marking all important conversations and it significantly facilitates the search.

Let’s dig into the main 5 ways to boost your business life using SkyHistory.

1. Unique navigation

All your chats are imported and highlighted in a separate window, they are categorized by the date and the inbuilt calendar features them on a daily or monthly basis. The other type of navigation is where groups and individuals you are communicating with are laid out chronologically.

  2. Easy tracking

SkyHistory allows performing the search by either:

– having all conversations being filtered according to some part of the message or

– organizing the search using the keywords, with the help of the search bar.

A great addition to SkyHistory user-friendly GUI is an opportunity to apply bookmarks to the important texts that you would like to have in front of your eyes and always pay attention to.

3. Portability

Your Skype conversation could be stored from now on anywhere you want (though Microsoft will keep saving them in its cloud, anyway) but you could make a difference. Write the way to your stick or disk and move your SkyHistory database to the portable device. Next time you access any kind of gadget with SkyHistory on it the database from your portable device will be updated and you will be able to keep working with it.

4. Security

SkyHistory creates and works with the database of its own and as it was mentioned above, its path could be directed to your stick or disk. To make the storage of your business chats even more secure you could encrypt the portable device they are streaming to. Scand Ltd respects your privacy and lets you stay secured, especially if your Skype texting could hold any sensitive information.

5.  Chat layout customization

The settings of SkyHistory give you an opportunity to play with the background color of the chats, the styles and the message type itself. Customize your chat history layout and have fun while doing business.

You deserve only quality communication with SkyHistory. Click here to download our tool. You can also purchase the version with additional functionality.

To get to know more, please click here or drop us a line by writing to skyhistory@scand.com.

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How to develop high-quality insurance software with impressive infographics

There is not a single sphere in the modern business world that could be active and profitable without the implementation of software. Many developers and software companies are spending time and efforts to come up with the idea of business software to optimize the workflow and be helpful in many ways.
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Scand Ltd has over 15 years of experience in developing high-quality business software for different industries. The present post reveals our expertise in making enterprise software for the insurance business sphere.

Our developers created fast and lightweight web-based software for the management and support of various insurance operations as well as provide a convenient tool to process data, with the graphical visualization included. The mentioned above functionality became possible to apply using the most convenient development means for such operations: React and Redux.

These options gave the team an opportunity to reduce the development time and improve the quality of the product, as the most of the errors could have been corrected already on the stage of its development with the help of ‘hot reloading’ and ‘time travel’. The project literally could have been returned to its previous state the corrected code was re-run without reloading the entire application.

To make the data flow between the system components effective and intuitive, making it easier to support the system in the whole and reduce the risks of mistreating the code by other developers Redux was used. The bundle of Node and Express used by our development team could handle a huge number of connections with high bandwidth simultaneously, as well as create needed CRUD functionality in the shortest possible time. For the framing facility MongoDB, a document-oriented database was used as it allowed working with data insurance business operations.

This software makes it possible for the unified insurance system to allow managing company resources management (clients, agents, and products based on customized policies) easily, delegating the permissions and responsibilities to a particular user stepwise using the template sets for insurance workflow process. It also helps to calculate all benefits and risks as well as experience their change depending on different parameters

Let’s take a look at the basic functionality of the product.

It supports:

  • – quick creation of initial requests;
  • – possibility to organize different workflows based on the country regulation;
  • – configurable Dashboard;
  • – history changes/revisions;
  • – statistics presented in charts and diagrams;
  • – customized reports generation;
  • – possibility to export reports in PDF, MS Word formats;
  • – easy mobile access to the information;
  • – single interface for all devices.

This software developed by Scand meets unique business needs and brings real value to it. With the help of our flawless code, your insurance ecosystem will drive growth by increasing the agents’ productivity and customers’ experience. This scalable and configurable soft could be beneficial for insurance business sphere of any country.

If you are interested in any Web-Application or other software development with similar functionality, please, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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