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Inside the Business world

cyber - security
is a growing

How virtual reality

has changed the
entertainment industry

Steven Lunseth
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U nlike any other Electronic single-point eFilecenter eliminates the need to

Forms Company in the US, track forms, formats, regula ons, or any of the
Aatrix provides the most mul ple issues faced by payroll administrators.A
comprehensive automated payroll typical 941 report takes less than 5 minutes to file.Also,
repor ng solu on and is armed with US Patent the integra on of Aatrixfinance solu oninto host so ware
numbers 7,171,615 and 8,984,393. is commendablyseamless and flawless.

The team of this Grand Forks, ND-based IT solu on No wonder a survey response men ons that over 98% of
company is commi ed to u lizing the most advanced the totalclientele of Aatrix admit that its so ware works
technologies to meet business and personal need well with their payroll solu on.Over the past ten years,
andgenerate solu ons that are innova ve, reliable, and Aatrix's recommenda on rate has never been lower than
affordable. 93% and touched 96% in the year 2017.

The manageable and straigh orward UI of Aatrix is what The effec veness of Aatrix lies in the fact that the
makes it cut above its compe on. A user can directly opera on process is precisely the same, regardless of the
select the report which he wants to file, view an actual type of the report being filed or the agency it is being filed
replica of the form onscreen that has been automa cally to. It's also one of the many reasons why Aatrixcuts a vast
filled in, and click eFile to complete the filing. The Aatrix swath across all the market segments. Today, more than
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360,000 businesses useAatrixpayroll maintaining this single form annually Aatrix focused on
solu on, and the list embraces the range building patented technology to develop and maintain any
from small-scale industries comprising a form, designing the process to fill in the forms
couple or two employees for mul -state automa cally from host payroll so ware, and designing a
enterprises with over 10,000 employees. secure eFile method to facilitate the processing of over 350
reports and payments to over 170 taxing authori es in the
Aatrix alsosupports unemployment, US.
wage-withholding, new hire, W2, 1099s,
1095(ACA), HR forms, T4, ROE, T5018 and Today, Aatrix is proudly the only Electronic Forms Company
cer fied payroll reports and payments for allowed to use the unique patented process US Patent
Canadaand the USA.The delivery of this numbers 7,171,615 and 8,984,393 to create forms, display
solu on to cloud-deployed payroll them on a screen filled with data from an intermediate
solu ons has been a mul -year project source, editable by the user. This patented process was one
that was completed earlier this year. The of only two so ware patents recently reaffirmed by the US
project was incredibly complex involving Circuit Court of Appeals.
over 1.5 million lines of code, and
certainly one of the most significant The newest market segment is the explosion of cloud-
projects for Aatrixsince its incep on in based payroll solu ons that have the same needs for
1986. automated payroll tax repor ng as onsite payroll
solu ons.Aatrix has a cloud-based solu on toothat is
The current business model was driven by mee ng the needs of any payroll solu on choosing to
the ever-increasing complexi es of payroll enter this market. It also con nues to add partners and
tax repor ng which Steve, the CEO at products for its OEM solu on leading to aremarkably
Aatrix iden fied in the late '90s. As the consistent annual growth ranging from 25% to 40%.
largest payroll so ware solu on for
Mac, Steve Lunseth began Aatrix as a successful and innova ve IT firm has received
mee ng this need by numerous awards for its excellence; the highlighted few
automa ng the fed 941 being-
reports for his customers. 1) 2016 Top 50 Companies to watch
With the inherent 2) 2016 50 best workplaces of the year
difficulty of 3) 2016 20 most promising corporate finance tech solu on
4) 2017 most valuable Microso solu on
5) 2017 50 most valuable brands of the
6) 2017 top 10 accoun ng solu on
7) 2018 top 20 Most Promising Sage
Solu on Providers 2018

With the focus on making the process

simple, accurate, and affordableAatrix
Electronic Forms Division is now one of the
na on's premier payroll repor ng
specialists and looks forward to advancing
in the field of accoun ng and technology
with the fastest pace.
The top 5 technology
trends to look up
to in 2019
T he year of 2018 flourished with innova ve
breakthroughs in the technology sector such as IoT,
Machine Learning, Ar ficial Intelligence, 5G, 3D
metal prin ng and much more. However, what's 2019
going to witness? What advancements are expected? How
into 50% of the businesses na onwide.

A study by the Cambridge Centre for Alterna ve Finance

indicates the 20 % of the banks surveyed affirmed they
would deploy blockchain technology into the corpora on
are these going to affect our future? within the next couple of years. Also, 40% of them
admi ed that they believe blockchain will be a staple of
Consumers and enterprises have a lot of untapped finances within the next decade. The UK Central Bank
poten als of technology to look forward to, as technology announced that it would adopt blockchain technology in
is consistently becoming more reliable and affordable to their interbank transac ons to strengthen their security
serve mass markets. systems and collect more business.

Let's get onto what technology has kept reserved for 2019, This self-disrup on of classical systems is going to be a
reveal possibili es that heighten the momentum of the posi ve part of the trend, bringing more innova on as well
applica ons that it currently serves, and delve further into as transparency to the ecosystem.
more industries to explore newer applica ons.
More autonomous gadgets to be worked on
Blockchain to go mainstream The use of ar ficial intelligence to make devices perform
Blockchain proved to be a steadily progressive opera on tasks tradi onally done by humans is going to
soon a er its introduc on. It has applica ons that began in exponen ally increase in 2019, crea ng space for several
finance (it was ini ally deployed to manage Bitcoin autonomous gadgets.
transac ons), now covering the sectors of governance,
healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain, and many others. Autonomous things are categorized into five types, viz. -
2019 is going to witness how it is going to be incorporated • Robo cs

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• Vehicles • automate security priori za on
• Drones • learn and retain past threat
• Appliances
• Agents Evolu on of compu ng
A devia on from the classical form of compu ng is
Although they do not have the same capability as a human expected to flourish in the year 2019. Development of
brain for decision making, intelligence or general-purpose quantum computers is consistent, and these next-gen
learning, they are reliable to a great extent for human tasks computers are expected to become commercially
such as farming, driving, parking, etc. Many companies highlighted.
today are working on such bots. With Alexa, Cortana,
Google assistant, and Siri, users already perceive the power Quantum computers are mul ple mes more reliable and
of AI and what the future could be. Recently, Volvo efficient than the classical ones; they can theore cally
revealed their first fully autonomous electric car which work on millions of computa ons together at
promises a peak into the future of travel. Sophia, the once. Also, they're expected to
humanoid bot developed by Hanson Robo cs solve most of the problems
has secured ci zenship of Saudi Arabia, that modern computers
traveled the world giving talks and aren't capable of. The
deba ng the future of inclusion of
humanity. superposi on and
Further phenomena is what
developm brings significance to
ents in these mechanized
the field brains.
ar ficial Recently,
intellige IBM has
nce are develop
accelera ed a fi y
ng, and cubit computer,
AI-based which it has made open to
cybersecurity to use, researchers are already
prevail using quantum computers for simula ons and
With the increasing awareness about the worth of personal other computa on.
informa on, digital privacy is a significant concern for
consumers. The enterprises that don't pay enough Introduc on to new opera ng systems, an virus and other
a en on to privacy and ethics will find themselves in a advanced so ware will be a part of this trend of evolu on.
challenging posi on going forward.
So we saw five emerging disrup ve technologies that are
87% of the cybersecurity professionals are stated to be going to serve fron ers on realms of research,
aided by AI in the year 2018, and the number is sure to be entrepreneurship as well as consump on. Although the
increased. By and large, total adop on of AI-based cyber tech sector always has something unexpected to present,
security is expected to come about in 2019. The reason for the opera ons stated above are much promising and well
reliance on robots for a thing as crucial as cybersecurity is grounded. They're sure to transform the market in every
not one, to name a few, we say that they- due aspect.
• easily transform incident data and prior responses into a
proac ve security stance
• are not only quick and accurate but also intelligent
enough to eliminate false posi ves

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Aatrix Software is a developing innovative accounting software

Aatrix Software Steve Lunseth solutions. The Aatrix Electronic Forms Division is now one of the CEO nation's premier payroll reporting specialists.

AppFusions is solving “Digital collaboration paradox” problems,

AppFusions Inc. Ellen Feaheny bringing the most used but silo’d SaaS or on premise enterprise Co-founder & CEO systems together in cohesive work processes, efciencies and

Avekshaa Aveksha Technologies a next generation information technology

Rajinder Gandotra products and solutions company, providing solutions in the P-A-
Founder & CEO S-S tm assurance space to the enterprise costumers globally.

The organization has provided customized SAP advisory project

Valery Herrington go-live support SAP production performance tuning and
Technology mission-critical systems and conguration support are
irrespective of the client size and industry.

iMD Health global is preeminent digital (Cloud based) patient

iMD Health Kevin R. Delano engagement platform that helps physicians, Pharmacists President & CEO patients, Pharmaceuticals and healthcare providers.

iZND Services have broad experience providing IT Services and

iZND Services Isaac Govind Andy developed a mature Managed IT Services Program, Cloud CEO Computing Solutions and Professional IT Project Delivery.

MHG Systems Seppo Huurinainen A Finnish IT company, MHG Systems Ltd is focused on Forestry CEO and Bioenergy sectors.

MLG Blockchain
Michael Gord They develop next generation blockchains using blockchains and
Consulting smart contract technology. Founder & CEO

Netranom provides IT support such as technical helpdesk

Netranom Scott Edwards support, computer support and consulting to small and medium- President & CEO sized businesses.

Robotic Process Automation RPAI delivers implementation programs aimed at helping

Implementation (RPAI)
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How virtual reality has
changed the entertainment

E ntertainment is usually associated with immersion

and escape, making us forget about reality. Virtual
reality (VR) offers precisely the same, but with a
massive technological incen ve, real- me simula ng
environment and graphic that some mes look be er than
VR gaming
Tradi onally, players use either a console controller or a
combina on of keyboard and mouse to play video games.
VR technology allows players to interact directly with the
the real world. 3D in-game entertainment environment. Recent
technological advancements like inclusion of room-scale
What is Virtual Reality – Origin and Concept mo on and controllers make VR games more immersive
As early as 1956, Morton Heilig, planted the seed of and fun than ever.
simulated environments in the tech sphere with his
prototype of Sensorama, the first ever “experience The adop on of VR tech by
theatre”. The crude concept behind this set up was major gaming pla orms
genera on of a fantas cal world and mechanical like Sony PlaySta on
replica on of ac ons of the real world. It's been six and Microso Xbox
decades since then, and it'd be unmistakable to say that alland the introduc on
this me has been a long haul with efforts put in and of mass-market VR
challenges all accepted by scien sts worldwide upon the headset devices
founda onal work of Heilig. like the HTC Vibe
and Oculus Ri
The evolu on has led to today's digital era, where fron ers have been
are using the same ideology in diverse domains of the instrumental to
prevailing age, which include- democra zing
access to the
• Educa on technology. A
• Health and medica on classic example of
• Military how VR is being
• Real estate focussed upon by
• Training game developers is the
• Business and marke ng development of Catan VR, the VR
• Automobile manufacturing and version of iconic 1995 board game
avia on Se lers of Catan.

Even so, the industry that is exploi ng the most out of Currently, simula on VR games (shoo ng,
visual technologies is that of entertainment, as the fusion races, and ac on) are highest in demand;
of these two industries incredibly exci ng, crea ve and however, content developers are
imagina ve. But exactly why and how is VR so impac ul on soon expected to saturate
the entertainment industry?

The reason is not one. The ra onale is discussed

thoroughly below, go on reading!

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the market with a more diversified menu of games. The “virtual reality hubs” around the globe which incorporate
challenge of conver ng ideas into engaging gaming stunning cinematography and IMAX's award-winning
remains. vistas.

Cinema Music
Films have always been about crea ng immersive story- The music industry is huge. VR technology can be applied
telling and engaging experiences. Many experimental to it in diverse forms. Here's how-
a empts have been made to redesign the tradi onal style Videos can be created with the help of 360-degree
of repor ng of who, what, when, where, why and how of cameras, like they do at MelodyVR app which is currently
informa on and create an unprecedented experience for available on Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR headsets.
the viewers. Adop on of VR tech is one such a empt.
Concerts can be of fully-simulated type with the use of
Studios, producers, and directors are all turning their virtual environment and avatars of ar sts. TheWaveVR
collec ve a en on toward learning and rethinking of ways provides this experience. Superstars including Coldplay,
to use VR to tell stories and immerse moviegoers into giddy The Weeknd, and Katy Perry have been showing much
adventures. VR experience goes beyond the sedentary interest in this technology lately.
entertainment of reading newspaper, web browsing or
watching TV, and even tradi onal Live concerts can be enjoyed si ng at home through VR.
theatrics in which it's Today, almost all major music fes vals including Ultra
mandatory to look Music Fes val, Mad Cool Fes val, Sziget Fes val, and
forward. In VR, Fes val Primavera Trompetera have created their own
viewers can look in applica ons for virtual reality for fans. This technology is
any direc on they expected to be one of the most important revenue streams
want and find for musicians and producers in the near future.
themselves in the
same fantas cal Amusement parks
environment. VR has taken amusement and theme parks to another
level. The most common way to use VR in theme parks is to
The first ever VR overlay it onto already exis ng rides (rollercoaster, drop
cinema was tower or water slide). A classic example of this is the Iron
opened in Dragon roller coaster ride, in which you physically aboard a
Amsterdam in suspended coaster, but the VR experience sees you flying
2016. It is plain through an old- ny village while ogres and orcs a ack you.
rooms without
any screen, and “The Void” and “The Virtual Arena” are examples of fully
the audience sits in 360 - immersive VR theme parks, currently loved by thrill
degree rota ng seats, wearing a head- seekers.
mounted display. Films are displayed
en rely in virtual reality. Conclusion
We like to think of VR tech as a sequel to the concept of
IMAX, the center of cinema c technologies entertainment which extensively embraces the cyberspace.
recently partnered up with a The innova ve ideas have and will con nue to push the
director/producer Michael Bay boundaries of entertainment to extraordinary niches. It's
('Transformers'), video game going to be interes ng to see how further developments in
developer Starbreeze and technology meet crea vity to generate trendy recrea on
Google to develop six op ons.

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iMD Health
Striving to improve patient’s
pa ents which they can read at the comfort of their
homes. They do not have to remember the advice and the

W ith the advent of the internet and digital

technologies, pa ents have become more
aware. As per a survey, 86% of pa ents
conduct a health search before an appointment; it
indicates the awareness level before trus ng a healthcare
treatment plan given by the doctor; instead, everything
shall be presented to them in digi zed format to read

iMD Health Global empowers clinicians with trusted,

prac oner with correct diagnosis and treatment. With ve ed content (over 50,000 images, brochures, and
digi za on, the pa ents too expect a technology-driven videos) to enable them to have more trusted
solu on for their illness, something which they do not conversa ons and drama cally improving the pa ent
have to carry in prints or remember for later purpose. experience. iMD is comprised of 3 dis nct, cohesive
teams: UE (User Engagement), PE (Product Engineering)
Therefore, the CEO, also a serial entrepreneur for the past and CE (Client Experience). It is a web-based applica on,
25 years, recognized the opportunity to deliver clinician- op mized for any internet connected device (android, ios,
pa ent conversa on at the pa ent's doorstep to create mouse or touch driven) and a full stack dev shop which
be er health literacy and conceived the idea of iMD makes use of ruby on rails, Ember, elas c search.
Health Global. The idea has always been to create an
award-winning pla orm and to offer customized solu ons The iMD pla orm in used at doctors' clinics (public and
to pa ents so that they have more trust in the en re private), pharmacy stores, infusion clinics, hospitals and
healthcare ecosystem. by home healthcare teams. iMD's customers include:
Pharmaceu cal companies (i.e. Pfizer, Merck, Novar s,
iMD Health Global is the largest digital pa ent educa on Takeda, Lilly, Apotex,etc.)
pla orm in Canada. Used by clinicians (doctors, Pharmacy Chains (McKesson, Costco Pharmacy, Lovell
specialists, nurses, and pharmacists), at the point where Drugs)
they meet their pa ents, iMD is a dedicated pla orm with Hospitals (over 100 of them)
an objec ve to educate pa ents on their medical Infusion Clinics: Innomar-Strategies (by:
condi on and treatments. The company adopted a AmerasourceBergen)
rigorous use of technology and emails all content to the

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Some facts about the iMD Health Global pla orm: reliable solu on to the pa ents. The iMD Health Pla orm
Consulta ve pla orm designed to make complex topic is powered by a robust CMS (Content Management
easy to understand System) that seamlessly manages customers and other
Intui ve user interface guides pa ents on their recovery users and provides deep analy cs as to how the pla orm
journey and the content are being used.
All informa on can be securely and privately emailed
Thousands of pa ents' resources from over 50 health Some of the company's biggest projects include: building
organiza ons na onal, mul -language customized networks for
Engage pa ents on a deeper level, get them talking pharmacy chain (McKesson), Infusion Clinics
about their health (AmerisourceBergen) and integra ng the MAYO Clinic
Op mized pa ent flow designed to save the clinician educa onal library via API's. All these ambi ous projects
me were delivered successfully by the expert team at iMD
Accessible on any device Health Global who understand regional clinical differences
Access eLearning opportuni es or complete paid and adapt their technical languages to fit within the iMD
surveys tech language.
iMD creates a customized network for
customers and can upload their iMD Health Global operates
resource materials professionally and follows a
at the clinic level process that yields maximum
ROI. The company follows the
FEATURES: below-men oned process:
Pa ent Educa on:
Enhancing their health A detailed marke ng
literacy to improve their strategy to market the
understanding and adhering company's pla orm
to the treatment therapy, to the various
improving their health clinicians, by area
outcome. of discipline.
The company
Clinician Learning: To enhance the works with its medical advisory
clinician understanding of the board to ensure the best/right medical
condi on and treatment therapy. content is procured and located in the appropriate
Pa ent Support Programs: A na onal netw medical area within the pla orm.
ork to engage pa ents while receiving their infusions in iMD works with product and service manufactures to
the clinic or a home consulta on. bring their branded content into the pla orm so clinicians
can be er understand them and be able to communicate
Trusted content: Over 50 trusted health associa ons in with their pa ents .
one pla orm, saves significant search me, and iMD Health Global is commi ed to significantly improve
showcases only trusted content the clinician and pa ent experiences by providing access
to credible, trusted content. The company is set to scale
Surveys/Research: Engage feedback from clinicians and new heights soon with its robust approach and
pa ent during consulta on or pre-post visit via email customized solu ons to bring a revolu onary change in
surveys the healthcare ecosystem.

iMD Global is a trusted company where the focus is For more informa on;
always on the customer's needs; including a customized to
the specific clinic/loca on, providing a seamless and

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All you need to
know about
Automation Apps
T he modern technology has opened the door to a
connected, high-tech world that was a dream a few
years back. The power and capability of our phones
and tablets con nue to increase manifold, and the
smartphones are becoming smarter. It is incredible how
perfect solu on for problems of wi-fi ea ng up the en re
ba ery. Most people don't want their wifi enabled unless
they have their phones plugged in because of the amount
of power the Wi-Fi consumes. Wi-Fi Automa on monitors
the power supply and allows the wi-fi whenever it is
much our phones can do with just a li le setup. The plugged in. This saves a lot of people from draining their
newest addi on to the list of things are smartphones can ba eries on wifi.
do is automa ng tasks using either built-in func ons or
added apps/services that are readily available. Another significant use of automa on apps are when
you're at home and want to use your Wi-Fi, and stop your
Let's take a look at how our phones can perform tasks by smartphone from consuming the data from your cellular
automa on apps on the device. Func ons performed by data plan. The automa on app helps you save cellular
the automa on apps can be now forgo en about. This data without having you to remember to switch it off
saves a lot of me that can then be u lized for the things every me you are in a registered wifi range.
that ma er.
• Automa ng Bluetooth Connec ons
How to use Automa on Apps? Another similar concept is to automate your Bluetooth
The smartphones are leaving no stone unturned to spoil connec ons. This app is very flexible, and lets you enable
people and making them heavily dependent on or disable Bluetooth depending on the loca on of your
technology. With all of its wonder and conveniences, phone and whether it is in the range of any of your paired
smartphones and tablets can help us solve most of our devices. So in case you have a power supply plugged in,
everyday problems and reduce the burden of performing or want the Bluetooth enabled upon incoming calls, you
specific tasks every day. can automate your Bluetooth se ngs and only use
Uses of Automa on Apps Bluetooth to pair with a Bluetooth headset. The app
se ngs help you define how you want to automate
• Automate Wi-Fi Based On Loca on and Charger Bluetooth as per your condi ons.
Connec on
Automa ng Wi-Fi is an extremely simple concept. It is the • Automa ng Smartphone as per Schedule Or On Events

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Automa on Applicaton

This feature is a lot more complicated than just phone is in vibrate-only mode, or in normal ringtone
automa ng the enabling or disabling of Bluetooth or Wi- mode according to the loca on of the phone.
Fi. Automa on app allows you to automate and
customize tasks on the phone at the me of a certain By configuring all the apps you can ensure that your
event taking place, or on a regular automated schedule. phone is almost en rely automated, and it can launch
Through these apps, you first create the tasks, then apps, websites or files on a schedule or based on other
define their schedules or delays for those tasks, and then ac ons, making your automa on possibili es nearly
set the alarms accordingly. unlimited.

Automa ng an ac on that you want should occur either Future of Automa on Apps
a er a certain trigger or on a schedule can help you save The most significant innova on in the age of automa on
me as well as effort. The types of ac ons that the is the working models built around human-machine
automated apps perform include opening a file stored on collabora on. As robots take over the rou ne tasks,
your device or a website URL, launching the main screen humans are star ng to move into the space of newly
of any app on the device, running a shortcut or created roles such as data analy cs, robo c engineering
customizing your unique ac ons. and other roles that require the unique quali es such as
crea vity, ini a ve, leadership, and teamwork.
These apps let you dictate how exactly you want to
automate those tasks. The defined tasks can be delayed All these developments underline the fact that human
a er the trigger event as well. You can automa cally skills will con nue to have a pivotal role in the modern
launch tasks on a schedule by just se ng alarms as well. workplace. However, for its poten al to be realized,
businesses must ensure that workers have the right skills
Configuring Automa c Phone Profiles to meet these future challenges. Ar ficial intelligence is
Another useful way of automa ng your apps is by the latest in a long line of remarkable developments
configuring automa c profiles. This app is simple but very designed and delivered by humans that ensure the
useful. You set up either me or loca on profiles that benefits of this innova on extend to everyone.
have specific se ngs for ring mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and
telephone. This app is mostly used to control when the

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iZND IT services:

I t goes without saying that an IT service provider

eliminates all the confusion rela ng to support tools
and manage it all for you, but what gives an edge to
it is its flexibility, experience, and resources.
iZND is an IT company that entertains all these standards
Insurance, Hotel, Events, Telco, and many others. It
provides a managed IT services program, Cloud
along with its mature Managed IT Services Program, Compu ng Solu ons, and Professional IT Project
Cloud Compu ng Solu ons, and Professional IT Project Delivery featuring a dedicated team of hardware and
Delivery. It began as a one-stop IT solu on company in so ware professionals. To ensure immediate
the year 2012 and has strived to carve its niches and be convenience of the clients, iZND has come up with 24/7
a cut above peers ever since. The ability to aptly analyze @365 days Automated Helpdesk system.
and understand the problems of clients has only grown iZND provides on-demand environment solu ons to
all this me. Some milestones of iZND since its incep on meet the dynamic business needs and clear
are- infrastructure solu ons that reduce your total cost of
• Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program 2016 ownership (TCO) with various tools and automa on
• Samsung STEP (Samsung Team of Empowered frameworks. Other business values include singular
Partners) 2016 accountability for business performance with an
• Samsung Galaxy Developer 2016 Integrated Service Delivery Model (ISDM) and
• FinchVPN 2016 predictable and standardized processes.
• IBM Business Partner 2014 The key IT solu ons offered by iZND include-
• Microso Partner 2014 • Point of Sale (POS) System (e-Commerce Solu on with
• FreshDesk 2014 Inventory Management)
• Telco Partner 2013 • Fleet Management End to End Solu ons (Bundles with
• GSuite Partner (Work, Educa on, Government) & Full GPS Track & Trace facili es)
Maps 2012 • Payment Gateway Solu on
• Google Cloud Partner (Premier) 2012 • Mobile App Developer for Android, iOS& Blackberry
• Google Partner (Adwords) 2012 Enterprise Management
• Google Developer - For Chrome, Android 2012 iZND also offers alliance solu ons like the following
• DELL Cer fied System Expert (DCSE) 2002 • IBM Solu ons such as Analy cs, Cloud, Commerce,
By and large, iZND has become a trusted IT solu ons Global Finance, Mobile First, Security
brand for industries such as Government, F&B, Retail, • Google Partner GSuite, Google Business Enterprise,
Transporta on & Logis c, Educa on, Legal, Recruitment, Adwords, Analy cs, Map for Business

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• Samsung Enterprise Solu ons such as Produc vity (BI),should e- cke ng failed, MAS would not be compliance
Security-MDM, Security-VPN, Unified communica on & under IATA rules and regula on.
collabora on, Samsung's Industry-specific solu ons, 2. Retail: ParksonCorpora on (M) SdnBhd
Fleet Management, and Automa c Case Dispatch iZND developed and implemented several modules
Monitoring within Parkson's corporate retail Point of Sale (POS)
• Microso Solu ons such as Mobility, Remote solu ons and provided them with hardware deployment
Collabora on, Office Virtualiza on, and Cloud & Training services
• FreshDesk end to end problem management solu ons 3. Logis c: Bifrost Logis cs
bundling with managed Services (Desktop, Server & iZND designed and implemented Bifrost Corporate
Mobile Solu on, Vendor Management, Adhoc IT Project Enterprise System Infrastructure (include Email &
Management) Business Solu on) for regional branches & Group of
Other IT services provided by iZND include Companies. Also provided, design and implemented the
• Domain Registrar Services & Web Hos ng Fleet Management Solu ons to manage Bifrost fleet of
• Telecommunica on Product & Services 1500 trucks with modules Delivery Monitoring & Fuel
• HR/Recruitment Management Portal Efficiency Management.
• Service Desk & Incident Management Support Services 4. F&B and Estate Management: Canai 15 Group of
• Corporate Enterprise Solu on Services- Remote Companies
Collabora on & Mobility Solu ons (MDM, Corporate Canai took hardware deployment services from iZND
intranet & Cloud Services) which also designed and implemented Point of Sale
• Consultancy (POS) & Corporate Accoun ng system for real- me
• Safety System (Mycare4u) to Provide Women Safety & monitoring of all Canai 15 outlets with module Inventory
Child Monitoring Management. iZND developed and implemented the
One very marketable service provided by iZND is the first 'Centralized Entertainment outlets Media
Management' solu on to manage each Canai outlet's
Reseller Program. It's one of the most sound and hassle-
free reseller programs you will ever come across which theme and concept.
offers you complete business automa on. Also, it 5. IT: So ecSdnBhd
provides a comprehensive Product Por olio for your So ec appointed iZND to provide consultancy and
customers and resellers, a readymade, private labeled advice on supplying Technology Solu ons and Products
website, a comprehensive API for seamless integra on, for So ec to bundle and resell to organiza ons that
and mul lingual, private labeled Control Panels. acquire IT Services from them.
iZND has proved its me le in the industry since its 6. IT Solu on Services: Saint Arms SdnBhd, Malaysia &
incep on and has served and sa sfied many Saint Security, Singapore
mul na onal giants, some of which include – iZND designed & implemented Saint Security's corporate
IT infrastructure with Enterprise collabora ons solu ons
1. Avia on: Malaysia Airlines which also availed its other services like POS System
iZND designed and implemented MAS infrastructure and with e-Commerce Services, Inventory Management, and
defined the Windows desktops & servers for the data Hardware deployment.
center (DC) for their first to migrate from UNIX At iZND, their integral business values like mul -sourced
Mainframes & Terminals to Microso Windows environment exper se to manage suppliers by assuring
Corporate Enterprise systems using Dell & IBM Systems, SLAs are of utmost importance. Con nual improvement
built & managed MASs' IT Helpdesk Center in Kelana and innova on frameworks that leverage Service
Jaya, Selangor represen ng Dell as their IT Problem Improvement Plans (SIPs) and Lean Six Sigma are other
Management Onsite support for Malaysia and MAS such values. These principles and exper se have both
regional support handled by helpdesk team. Also led to the giant success that iZND has become. iZND is
defined and designed MAS 10 years IT roadmap, recognized by APAC CIO Outlook as the 25 most
designed and implemented the solu on for e- cke ng promising IBM Solu on Providers in the year 2016, 50
and assist SITA to integrate their system to MAS's IT Most Valuable Brands of the Year 2017.
infrastructure. It was a cri cal 6-month project and

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A r ficial Intelligence is an enabling technology

that allows web applica ons to adapt over me
by observing and learning from users' habits and
preferences. User experience improves as a result of the
applica ons becoming smarter. It offers many
• As machines don't require breathers at regular
intervals, AI can be programmed for long dura ons
without breaks

AI in Websites
advantages in person-machine interac ons. With the Using AI solu ons enable websites to adapt be er to the
inven on of AI, applica ons do not approach a problem needs of the user. Real- me learning technology
in the same way me a er me and make the same evaluates customer's mood and understands their
mistake. It op mizes and modifies the solu on based on preferences. According to research, AI allows to
prior experience and human interac on because despite dynamically modify websites as per the customer by
the technology-driven world we are in; most people s ll including a search through the website. AI opens
value the human touch more. Even though AIs can make excellent opportuni es for e-commerce marketers as
work through automa on easier, human input is s ll well. With the implementa on of AI solu ons, the online
essen al for AI's to func on be er. experience of users is becoming more personalized. The
goal is not only to make naviga on through the website
Benefits of Ar ficial Intelligence clear but also to provide the customer with the perfect
• AI mul -tasks and performs monotonous, repe ve search environment.
jobs quickly with the help of machine intelligence
• AI reduces errors, increases the degree of precision, Examples of AI in Websites
and helps in organizing and managing data 1. Wix- Wix does not need any introduc on when it
• With the help of programming robots, AI performs comes to designing websites. It has an easy drag and
tedious and difficult tasks with greater responsibility and drop feature that can make beau ful user-friendly
precision websites. It provides the op on to help you develop the

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website quite easily and faster with the help of AI now. language seman cs to understand and learn the manner
The AI pla orm enables you to design websites and also and reason of human search. It then applies these
customize it according to the client or the end-user. This conclusions into further research, and facilitates the
a racts users to create the site faster, and easier as per mechanism of users' inves ga on.
their own choice.
7. Street View - Street View is designed as a specific
2. WordPress plugins - AI can play a vital role in func on of Google Maps and Google Earth that offers to
improving WordPress search, grammar and style of the enjoy various views all around the globe. It has the
content, show related content, boost sales for e- ability to show the users panoramas of s tched
commerce and improve conversions. WordPress plugins photographs. Street View is known to a useful source of
that use AI have a smarter, faster, and more personalized virtual travelling, as it displays the most distant parts of
website for users. It also helps to save a lot of me the Earth in real me.
despite contribu ng to the growth of the business.
There are many benefits that AI offers in different
3. FireDrop - Firedrop uses AI named Sacha that designs industries all over the world. Despite all these
websites automa cally around the content provided. It praiseworthy innova ons in technology, we s ll have a
does not use any templates, or web designers, just its long way to go when we are talking about AI taking over
own AI designer (Sacha). Firedrop aims to put the most of the jobs that humans usually carry out. AIs are
possibili es and limits of the web into the hands of web designers' best friend as it makes their jobs faster
ordinary people and automate the process of designing and more manageable. This enables them to have more
and genera on of websites using AI. me to deal with complicated tasks rather than having
to work on a tedious one. In web design, based on
4. The Grid -The Grid uses the power of AI to grab how the current AIs are func oning, the future
everything from- videos to images, texts, URLs and seems to be quite bright.
automa cally puts them into a custom website created
as per your unique preference. The Grid evolves with the
user as and when their needs grow. It effortlessly adapts
to all the requirements and is undoubtedly one of the
best personal AI web developers.

5. Google Allo - This is a progressive AI technology of

smart replies, which was introduced in 2015 and has
taken over the world of tex ng and emailing ever since.
Google Allo uses machine learning to create appropriate
and customised replies to ques ons and statements
automa cally. It is also said that in no me Google Allo
will provide its users with compound responses,
mixed up with emojis and s ckers as well.

6. Rank Brain - The next one is

RankBrain that is a self-learning AI
system. Its primary task is to
present be er results to
user inquiries. It uses
mathema cal
formulae and
Mlg Blockchain:
A Futuristic Blockchain
Consulting Company
team capable of consul ng clients related to Blockchain.

C hange is inevitable and to flourish and grow; it is

necessary to embrace the change and make a
meaningful outcome out of it. No industry can
expect to survive without accep ng the change and the
challenges that come with it. IT is among the top
Impediments are at mes the significant milestones in
the path of success which MLG realized while training
over 5000 developers in Trivandrum, Kerala. Taking it up
as a challenge, MLG deployed its team to analyze and
design the lectures as per the specific audience and
industries where change is a daily ritual, and MLG began the delivery. It got in touch with the local
Blockchain Consul ng is one such organiza on that government of Kerala and proposed them to help the
witness change at a rapid pace and adapt itself to the community quickly on the technology so they could hit
changing environment with élan. the ground running. Educa ng an incredible number of
developers in a short span of me is an excellent
There is no denying the fact that the knowledge of the example of MLG's mission and work culture.
MLG Blockchain team was the primary reason that
helped it bag its first assignment which was to offer The coterie of experienced professionals in Blockchain
consultancy. MLG believes in crea ng the business as technology is one of the greatest strength of MLG. It
per the client's needs and provides customized services helps them to be ahead of the curve and be fast when
to them instead of giving a single solu on for all. The changes occur.
evolving phase of the technology also widened the
scope of helping the sector through the cer fied courses Michael Gord, Founder & CEO of MLG Blockchain
developed by MLG to speed up adop on of technology. believes in the lean way of working and has done a great
job at making it an essen al part of the culture. He has a
MLG is a Global company which follows a lean way of global view and envisages Blockchain Technology as the
working to enable its employees to cater to the different game changer for future. At MLG, every employee feels
parts of the world, allowing client visits and learning & empowered to take responsibility for new projects
working in a distributed fashion. The vibrant work- which makes them fast and agile.
culture of the organiza on enables the crea on of a

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In the past year, MLG Blockchain has worked with over
22 clients that went on to raise 250M USD. The In the era of IT revolu on, there are many cu ng-edge
educa onal programs, global ambassador programs, and technologies. The deep understanding of all these
enterprise tech development are yet another significant technologies helps the team to compete for Blockchain
milestones of the past. The spectacular achievements popularity. However, the technology is not easy to
being a startup are the results of endeavors of the understand or implement, but sooner or later everyone
efficient team. needs to test the waters and MLG is always there to help
them in this journey which is not easy but it is worth it.
MLG is coming up with some big plans and essen al
steps in the educa onal side of the industry. MLG The clientele of MLG includes enterprises looking to
Blockchain cer fica on is one such step which fuels its raise funds or helping to shape the industry. It also
ambi on. Consulta on related to Blockchain technology works with the Government to enable them in
is another line of services which tries to add value to understanding and implemen ng the technology.
both projects and communi es.
MLG is an organiza on with an average age of its

MLG Blockchain is a glob m with
sory fir
venture creation and advi velopment
blockchain technology de bilities.
and broker-dealer capa

The blockchain is a poten al game changer and is a professionals around 30 years of age yet having a
profound innova on. The mechanics of Blockchain are profound experience of the technology. It is very rare in
novel and highly disrup ve. MLG has a empted to this industry to find a team with years of experience in
create a more intricate Blockchain with protocols. The Blockchain. However, looking at the rapid evolu on of
importance of protocols is enormous. Protocols enable a Blockchain technology, it is crucial to hire efficient team
safe and secure route of trade and rela onship of all members who execute the right things in the shortest
kinds between users. Being close to one of the most amount of me; this is what MLG implements at ground
prominent protocols out there certainly makes them level. In a nutshell, a dynamic team can create a
proud. benchmark in the ho est industry. It is the greatest
strength of MLG without any confusion. A team with a
Blockchain has enabled many of the clients of MLG to good understanding of the technology and the sector
change the way they use media and marke ng. It has fosters growth and success of the organiza on.
helped in fixing the problems about the unsecured use
of the internet. Hence, working on such projects makes
MLG feels like a part of the solu on too.

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A s tech-savvy and obscure as the term
"home automa on" may sound to some
of us, it is essen ally a popular buzz-
word of 2018. Here's everything you need to
know about automated homes or "smart
genera ons of home automa on-
1) First genera on: wireless technology with a
proxy server, like ZigBee
2) Second genera on: ar ficial intelligence that
controls electrical devices, like Amazon Echo
homes." Read on. 3) Third genera on: robot buddy that interacts
with humans, like Robot Rovio and Roomba.
Home automa on explained
Home automa on describes a system of Various technologies can be used to actualize a
networked, controllable devices that work smart home. Some use your exis ng home power
together to make a home more comfortable, lines, some using radio frequency (RF), some using
customized, efficient, and secure. A smart home Wi-Fi, while others use a combina on of these.
an cipates all your needs, from creature
comfort to security. Its actualiza on is based on Home automa on typically connects the
the idea that communica on signals can be sent controlled devices to a central hub or "gateway"
between devices through a technology called from where all of them are monitored. The user
Internet of Things to make appliances work. For interface of the system uses either wall-mounted
example, you can simply press a bu on on your terminals, tablet or house computers, a mobile
smartphone or send a command to voice phone applica on, or a web interface, that may
controlled devices (like Alexa/ Google Home) to also be accessible off-site through the Internet.
have a device turned on or off in a smart home. Though most modern and handy UI remains a
mobile applica ons (like Insteon, Nest, Honeywell,
The machinery of home automa on lies upon Ring, Philips Hue, WeMo, and SmartThings)that
two base concepts- allow access to the home devices from anywhere
1. Automa on – the ability of devices to be in the world.
programmed to turn on and off on their own,
complemen ng the day-to-day events. This Perks
programming may include me-related Whenever you think of home automa on, you
commands, such as having your coffee brewed imagine a house that is customized just according
in the coffee-maker at specific mes each day, to the rou ne and requirements of its residents,
or include non-scheduled events, such as but what (and what not) is explicitly included in it
turning on all the lights in your home when the and what are the boundaries of possibili es of a
security alarm is triggered. smart home? Read on to find out –
2. Remote control – the ability of devices to be 1) Lights – turn on/off or dim the lights from
controlled from a distance. Home automa on anywhere. Not just this, customize the number of
comes in with hands-on control, offering access lights and illumina on level for different situa ons
to all the connected devices. From arming and – for example, you can set up a party mode, dinner
disarming your security system to locking and mode or sleep mode and turn them on
unlocking doors, rese ng the thermostat and accordingly.
adjus ng the lights, you can do all through a 2) Occupancy awareness – always know about the
single network, from anywhere in the world. number of people currently present in the house
with devices smart meters and CO2 sensors which
The fe le of automa on today is indeed a are a part of most automa on systems. You can
remarkable ar sanship of the most excelled also set up automa c responses for every me
engineers of the world which have founda onal someone enters the house.
grounds of primi ve labor-saving machines like 3) Appliance control and integra on – know the
water heaters, refrigerators etc. current status and control all the connected
devices on the go. You can also integrate devices
According to Li et al. (2016), there are three for novel results, like taking advantage of high

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solar panel output in the day me to run washing
4) Security – lock all the perimeter doors and
windows of the house from wherever you are and
get remote surveillance of security cameras over the

Automation -
Internet. Also, customize the house according to
your security purposes.
5) No fica ons – get no fied whenever a leak,
smoke or CO detector is ac vated.
6) Care – track down babies, pets, elderly and
disabled inside the house for be er nurturing and
7) Air quality control – monitor the air quality and
check pollu on inside the house easily.
8) Smart Kitchen and Connected Cooking - Use voice
What, Why
control devices or mobile apps to manage coffee

and How
machines, ovens, and other kitchen appliances.

Every technology breakthrough comes with certain
pros and cons. Here are the snags of home
automa on –
1) A Wi-Fi connected to the internet is vulnerable to
2) Technology is s ll in its infancy, and consumers
could invest in a system that may become
abandonware soon. For example, servers of Revolv
Hub home automa on were shut down in 2016
rendering the hardware useless.
3) It involves a high cost of ownership, inflexibility of
interconnected devices, and poor manageability.

Although it comes with some pi alls, home
automa on is a cu ng-edge technology that hikes
convenience, safety, energy efficiency, and fun in
your daily chores. Consumers are gradually
discovering that home automa on, far from being
the purview of only the commercial buildings and
the highest-end homes, has a li le something to
offer to everyone.

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digitaliza on to improve the efficiency of the en re value
chain, from plan ng to harves ng, supply chain, and end-

F orests are an integral part of our ecosystem; they

ecological, economic and socio-cultural. The

adequate management of forests provide integrated
benefits, and it has gained momentum as carbon
use. Wuudis also made use of the latest and the most
aid in keeping a balance between three main pillars; sophis cated machine learning algorithms to provide
necessary alerts on me to relevant forest stakeholders
which saves their me and money.

footprint sinks, and there is more use of synthe c and oil- It is true that as long as there are human beings on the
based products. planet, they need forest resources for their survival. The
need of the hour is of such businesses which understand
Few companies and enterprise recognized the need to their demand and endeavors to meet the same. Wuudis
manage forests efficiently, and Wuudis Solu ons Oy. is Solu os Oy, by offering digi zed solu ons is a ending to
one of them. The company offers scalable and efficient the demand of over a million people and contribu ng
solu ons for sustainable forest and wood supply over $200 billion to the global market.
management that are innova ve, standardized and more
cost-effec ve. The company provides effec ve IT solu on What Wuudis Solu ons Oy faced as the primary challenge
for the en re forest ecosystem which is way be er than was not being readily accepted by the conven onal and a
the current op ons. li le conserva ve, tradi onal forest sector, both domes c
and interna onal. The tradi onal markets worked on the
The company realized that the only realis c way to pen and paper methodology and they lacked the
conserve our forests is by applying sustainable forest awareness regarding the impact of poor forest
management prac ces and therefore the company has management, therefore accep ng digi za on in their
integrated the extensive use of IT in various systems and domain was a tough thing for them.

The forest management solu ons that the company offers However, Wuudis Solu ons Oy managed the barriers
can integrate big data from several sources (e.g., drones wonderfully by educa ng and communica ng directly
and satellites) and use advanced data analy cs and with all the stakeholders via key organiza ons and

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assis ng them in overcoming their doubts and helping the forest in good condi on to the next heir, it is
them become an ac ve par cipant of the en re forest protec ng the le -over trees and proper construc on of
management system. roads for a logger.
In addi on to the management of the forest, the company
also work on several ambi ous projects and proved its However, for a professional forester, sustainable forestry
exper se by offering client-centric solu ons. Wuudis means adop ng fair forestry prac ces for a given forest,
Solu ons delivers IT solu ons based on project-based and that is what the CEO and the Founder is keenly
so ware development followed by SaaS fees for updates indulged in. He has a cumula ve experience of 35 years in
and maintenance. forestry, entrepreneurship, and informa on technology.

Till date, the project management issues with Forest He holds a broad academic experience in GIS, IT, and
Center has been smooth because of myriad reasons, silviculture with five university level degrees. He
significant among them was the appointment of a revolu onized the forest and wood supply chain business
dedicated person to handle the project who is responsible through digital services and according to Mr. Huurinainen,
for the seamless coordina on and comple on of the his forest property works as a 'sandbox' to test Wuudis ICT
project and the so ware developers who possess a solid services by maintaining quality checks at every point of
forestry background and have experience working in the so ware development.
similar industry.
Wuudis Solu ons Oy are cost-effec ve, and it is ideal for
One of the biggest clients of Wuddis is Finnish Forest the en re forest ecosystem, from private forest owners
Centre which is on a mission of digitalizing every single and small forest service companies to large corpora ons
hectare of Finnish forest by 2020 and Wuudis Solu ons Oy and forest authori es, connec ng them via open data
will support Metsäkeskus in achieving that mission. interfaces to provide a virtual marketplace and forest
Finnish Forest Centre has agreed for an IT development value and health monitoring. What sets the company
with Wuudis Solu ons Oy regarding specific mobile apart from other similar players is its unique knowledge
solu ons for the next three years. of forest management and wood processing industry to
create value for all stakeholders in the forest industry and
As per the Founder & CEO, Mr. Seppo Huurinainen, the pace with which it innovates.
sustainable forest management means different things to
different stakeholders. While to forest landowners it is It is the outcome of its innova ve approach that the
merely selling the mber at reasonable rates and passing company has raised a total of 1M€ from EU Commission
for its research and innova on ac vi es. Wuudis
Solu ons Oy clients are from all walks of life that revolves
around forests, from Forest owners to Forestry service
companies, contractors – especially SMEs, large forest
corpora ons, communi es, and countries.

With an op mis c future, the company is all set to create

breakthrough innova on by offering tree-wise forest
inventory monitoring and other value-added services
u lizing processed satellite data and aerial images
collected by drones for field verifica on. The company
dreams to achieve the posi on of one of the market
leaders in forestry digitaliza on business in a three years
me span from now.

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