The TaraSpan Blog

Mar 27

Six steps guide to select the best phone system for business

Guide to replace existing business phone system

Implementation of a phone system is a huge investment. We all know we have to be prudent while making a choice of a telephone system. IT managers are required to do a lot of comparison - feature-wise, price-wise before finalizing the one that makes sense. But what should be the starting point? How do you ascertain you have explored all options? A couple of weeks ago we did a webinar to address this concern. In the webinar, we enlisted a simple process that you need to follow when you're either overhauling an existing sytem or putting up a new telephony system in ...

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Mar 18

Technology says I will #SMAC you down

That's what I hear when I interact with it daily. My everyday interaction with technology has changed. Before I open a company's website, I search for its LinkedIn page. Before I open my laptop, I access all my applications on my smartphone. I don't use excel anymore for number crunching; the applications I use give me a customized dashboard. And I pay for my usage; I don't need to spend time managing these applications because everything is on cloud. The technology consumption, as I see it, is seeing a paradigm shift - the search journey, the buying cycle, the usage pattern everything ...

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Mar 13

Is the Modi effect changing the ease of doing business in India?

  Two weeks ago in Delhi I had the pleasure of attending NASSCOM’s 25th anniversary celebrations at the Taj Palace Hotel. The event was attended by who’s who of the India IT industry, representing the multibillion dollar industry it has become. The event coincided with the Union Budget, which is India’s federal government’s annual budget speech. To someone from outside India, the nation’s fascination with the Union Budget is remarkable. It is followed almost like a sport, with multipage analysis in each newspaper. I was amazed at the numbers of people who, within 24 hours of the budget speech, were ...

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Feb 19

5 Technologies that will matter to India

How big is the Indian market? Is it big enough to spur growth for my product? Do I need to explore it? Should it be a part of my international expansion plan? Numbers are big, but are they really big for us? That's the uncertainty global technology firms experience when they think about India. But this was something new for me. Being a witness to the growth here, I never doubted the potential of the market. However, when I came on board at TaraSpan, I realized this is a story worth telling, a story which has a big audience. I ...

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Feb 05

The Startup State of India

In 2008, just seven years ago, I remember attending the preconference session at the TiEcon Delhi conference.  The topic was “Business Planning 101”.   The room was packed with budding entrepreneurs who were eager to learn the basics of a business plan.   At the same time there were very few home-grown India software product companies.   Almost all new companies were software services companies, creating products for others.   Jump forward a few more years and at the same conference a number of new start-ups were pitching their ideas, looking for funding.   A very small percentage was of the quality I was used ...

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Jan 29

Test Automation: A way to get Success

Many organizations say that Test Automation rarely lives up to the expectations. I meet people who claim that it is too expensive or it doesn’t work. My experience with it has been different. I want to share my experience with those who haven’t really discovered the way to get success with Test Automation projects. Be Realistic Set realistic goals for automation. Not everything should and can be automated, don’t make any false promises or set wrong expectations which leads to frustration. Measure Come up with the right ROI to measure success of automation. Identify Tool Perform application POC with different ...

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Jan 13

Frequency Spectrum: Valuing the invaluable

Overview Frequency Spectrum by its literal meaning is “any signal that can be represented as an amplitude that varies with time has a corresponding frequency spectrum”. In cellular industry parlance, frequency spectrum is of utmost importance since success & efficiency of every single key performance parameter of any cellular network depends on it. Since frequency spectrum is a national resource, therefore it should be distributed judiciously among all service providers (including ISPs). Government regulatory authorities play a key role in the distribution of frequency spectrum among service providers for their respective countries, globally. Present Scenario If we talk with respect ...

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Dec 28

Is Cloud-defined WiFi the future of WiFi?

Wi-Fi, being cost-effective and efficient, is increasingly becoming a key mobility enabler all across the world, and therefore, recently, businesses, small or large, are looking to deploy Wi-Fi infrastructure for various reasons varying from promoting business, enhancing customer experience, increasing customer engagement to boosting operational efficiency. But, owning and planning a Wi-Fi solution could take considerable time and capital expenditure. Further, the management of Wi-Fi infrastructure solution can also add considerably to the operational business expenditure. Moreover, a budget constrained Wi-Fi infrastructure/deployment might have performance, reliability and scalability issues, further, it might lack advance capabilities such as business analytics, ...

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Dec 12

Evolution of IT from Business Support to Business Enabler

Every business enterprise – big or small, aims to achieve enhanced productivity. Information Technology, Internet Connectivity and Applications on the web are becoming the enablers for enhanced utilization of corporate resources. The shift from routine IT infra structure that enabled classic way of doing business to more web based, online is not overnight. It has gone through a series of transitions, none more important than mindset. Lets explore the most prominent transitions that enterprises IT have gone through and IT evolution business in last 10 years. Tactical to Strategic With the advent of mobile devices – laptops, tablets and phones, ...

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Dec 03

CAPWAP for Inter WLAN Controller Communications

CAPWAP networking protocol (RFC #5415) protocol as all Wi-Fi engineers would know is a widely used networking protocol that enables a central WLAN controller to manage a collection of Wireless Access Points, and most of the WLAN industry is using the CAPWAP in their solutions the same way. However, if we see little more into the CAPWAP semantics, CAPWAP networking protocol is designed very flexibly, and can be leveraged advantageously in multiple wireless scenarios and deployments. One such deployment scenario, I can think of is selective data path forwarding from an edge WLAN controller to a remote WLAN controller. But, ...

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