WhaTech - Information Technology and Market Research News https://whatech.com/ Wed, 20 Sep 2023 03:02:57 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Three ways to overcome cybersecurity staff shortages https://whatech.com/og/security/news/755566-three-ways-to-overcome-cybersecurity-staff-shortages https://whatech.com/og/security/news/755566-three-ways-to-overcome-cybersecurity-staff-shortages

Skilled cybersecurity talent is in tight supply. It’s challenging to recruit, hire and retain skilled professionals: trends that are expected to continue into the near future.


According to the (ISC2) 2022 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, the 2022 global cybersecurity workforce gap stood at 3.4 million people, an increase of 26.2% from 2021. In Australia alone there were nearly 40,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2022, an increase of 57.6% over 2021.

Eyal Arazi, senior security solutions lead for Radware, says couple this gap with the surge in cyberattacks and the result is the perfect storm for organisations doing their best to protect their data and assets, including infrastructure and applications.

The threat is real. According to Radware’s recent First Half 2023 Threat Analysis Report, the number of malicious web application transactions alone skyrocketed by 500% compared to the first half of 2022.

Yet according to Radware's Application Security in a Multi-Cloud World Report, less than half of organisations indicate they trust their security staff to configure and maintain a strong application security posture across the public cloud platforms they currently use for hosting applications.

Given the shrinking cybersecurity talent pool and surge in cyberattacks, organisations must adjust their approach to managing their cybersecurity programs. To help reduce the reliance and load on internal teams that are already overstressed and understaffed without compromising security programs, organisations should consider the following three strategies.

#1 — Consolidate security tools

One of the most effective and efficient ways for organisations to address the cybersecurity staff shortage is to consolidate their security tools. The mathematics are simple: The fewer tools there are to manage and maintain, the less time and energy is spent switching between systems and management consoles.

As part of the consolidation process, organisations should replace individual tools and defences that provide piecemeal protections with one-stop-shop, best-of-suite solutions that cover a wide range of attacks and threat vectors. {loadads}And it should all be managed with a single tool that includes a comprehensive reporting dashboard.

Consolidation has several important benefits. It enables security teams to maintain the same level of protection while speeding up processes with centralised management and reporting. In addition, it minimises the time spent on integrating separate products.

Nonetheless, it’s important that consolidating tools doesn’t degrade an organisation’s security posture. Selecting a best-of-suite tool that also delivers best-of-breed security will ensure that cybersecurity protections operate at optimal levels.

#2 — Automate! Automate! Automate!

Another way to reduce the workload on cybersecurity staff is to automate as many processes as possible and replace slow and labor-intensive manual configurations. When it comes to cybersecurity, automation falls into two categories:

  • Security: Organisations can automate actual cyber defence activities, such as policy configuration, rule configuration, and signature creation.
  • Deployment: Organisations can automate the deployment of cybersecurity mechanisms that don’t interrupt existing business or technical processes.

To defend successfully against attacks that are bigger, more frequent and more sophisticated, organisations must embrace security automation. Any type of manual security process becomes vulnerable to evolving attack patterns and new zero-day threats.

Because neither an evolving nor zero-day attack has a protection signature, it presents a particularly difficult problem in today’s staff-constrained world. There simply aren’t enough qualified people with the time and skills to quickly and effectively respond to shifting attacks 24X7X365.

By automating cyber defences, including creating new rules, defining security policies, managing deployment activities and more, organisations can reduce both the direct workload on cybersecurity teams and successfully mitigate attacks. In addition, they can reduce the cascading impact and interruption that incidents create for other teams across the organisation, including DevOps, IT, operations, marketing and others.

#3 — Engage managed security service providers to do the heavy lifting

Managed security service providers offer another resource for addressing today’s shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The idea is to outsource cybersecurity functions to service providers and let their tested and fully managed security services do the heavy lifting.

The term cybersecurity encompasses a massive domain that spans many dedicated sub-domains. Examples include network security (i.e. firewalls, VPNs, secure web gateways), application protection (i.e. web application firewalls, bot protection, DDoS protection), endpoint security (i.e. anti-virus, EDR), email security, public cloud security (i.e. workload protection, CSPM, IAM security), and many, many others.

Each subdomain is distinct in its scope of protection, attack vectors, threat surfaces and mitigation tools. As the threat landscape becomes more complex, these domains require more dedicated, specialised experts.

It is virtually impossible to find cybersecurity staff who possess the specialised skill sets and expertise required to address each sub-domain and understand all the tools that support them. So, even if an organisation has enough personnel, it may not have the right skills on staff to adequately cover all the bases.

It simply makes sense to outsource certain security functions to experts who perform these activities daily. It’s their sole focus.

Just remember, it’s critically important to ensure managed security providers have a proven track record and that they are properly staffed and trained. Engaging a managed security service provider can greatly unburden internal cybersecurity teams while simultaneously enhancing an organisation’s level of protection.

To summarise: Cybersecurity staff and skill shortages affect organisations worldwide, and few companies are immune. While recruiting and retaining trained experts will undoubtedly remain a challenge for the future, organisations are not without options.

Consolidation, automation and outsourcing can go a long way in not only alleviating the strain on security teams but also improving the quality of cybersecurity programs and initiatives.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Staff Writers) Featured Security News Security Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:38:04 +1000
Be@rbrick World Wide Tour 3 in Bangkok the First Time Ever in Southeast Asia Brought to You Exclusively by King Power Mahanakhon https://whatech.com/og/conferences/news/755616-be-rbrick-world-wide-tour-3-in-bangkok-the-first-time-ever-in-southeast-asia-brought-to-you-exclusively-by-king-power-mahanakhon https://whatech.com/og/conferences/news/755616-be-rbrick-world-wide-tour-3-in-bangkok-the-first-time-ever-in-southeast-asia-brought-to-you-exclusively-by-king-power-mahanakhon

King Power Mahanakhon is delighted to extend an exclusive invitation to all art enthusiasts and collectors as the BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 3 in Bangkok makes its highly anticipated debut in Southeast Asia. A collaboration between King Power Mahanakhon and co-curator and official distributor in Thailand, Art Works Worldwide Co., Ltd., this extraordinary event will take place from Thursday, 5th October - Sunday, 5th November 2023.



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The sensational BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 3 in Bangkok is an event to exhibit BE@RBRICK figures designed by top artists and creators using a 1000% BE@RBRICK as a canvas.

The BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 3 in Bangkok gathers together an impressive lineup of over 100 innovative international design talents. Each designer brings their distinctive perspective and artistic flair to the iconic BE@RBRICK, resulting in a diverse collection that beautifully celebrates the universal language of creativity.

Furthermore, five accomplished Thai artists and companies will join this global roster for the first time.

Attendees can expect to be completely immersed in a totally awe-inspiring environment where each BE@RBRICK figure tells a story of imagination and craftsmanship. Therefore, whether you're a seasoned collector, an art enthusiast or simply curious about the intersection of design and pop culture, the BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 3 in Bangkok promises a memorable experience for everyone.

Moreover, the event will offer attendees the opportunity to own a piece of this creative journey. Commemorative BE@RBRICK figures will be available for purchase from the pop-up shop, allowing visitors to take home a tangible memory from their visit.

Another experience during the exhibition includes a collaboration between Other Café x BE@RBRICK, which features BE@RBRICK-themed latte art and BE@RBRICK sweet treats too at Thailand's highest café on the 74th floor.

Plus, before your departure, seize the chance to acquire unique souvenirs from King Power Mahanakhon x BE@RBRICK, such as penny presses, keychains, folding tote bags, t-shirts, tumblers and much more.


Mark your calendars for the BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 3 in Bangkok at King Power Mahanakhon from Thursday, 5th October - Sunday, 5th November 2023 from 10.00 - 00.00 hrs (last admission at 23.00 hrs.) and don't miss this opportunity to witness the convergence of global design creativity right here in Bangkok.

Ticket Prices:

  • THB 500 per person for the BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 3 in Bangkok on the 74th Floor indoor observatory (Early bird at THB 350 per person from now to Saturday, 30th September 2023).
  • THB 1,100 per person for the BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 3 in Bangkok and Mahanakhon SkyWalk on the 78th Floor from 10.00 - 16.00 hrs.
  • THB 1,300 per person for the BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 3 in Bangkok and Mahanakhon SkyWalk on the 78th Floor from 16.00 - 19.00 hrs.

*Event ticket is necessary to access the venue and to purchase commemorative items.

Buy tickets at bit.ly/Book-Ticket-BEARBRICK

Contact Information:

Darika Wechsawarn 
Marketing Communications Director 

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Marie Bergado) Featured Conferences News Conferences Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:35:20 +1000
SEO Marketing 104: Best Legal Leads for Attorneys https://whatech.com/og/marketing/blog/755621-seo-marketing-104-best-legal-leads-for-attorneys https://whatech.com/og/marketing/blog/755621-seo-marketing-104-best-legal-leads-for-attorneys

Building a robust internet presence is necessary for legal professionals seeking the best legal leads for attorneys.


As the fourth episode in our continued series on SEO marketing, this post digs into off-page SEO tactics that can dramatically impact your firm’s ability to engage with potential clients.

Off-page SEO, also known as external SEO, focuses on optimizing elements outside your website that influence its search engine ranking. Let’s look at some efficient ways to increase your business’s visibility and position yourself to attract the top legal leads:

Strategic Link Building for Lawyers and Attorneys

Link building is at the heart of off-page SEO—an indispensable strategy for collecting the best legal leads for lawyers. Link building refers to obtaining high-quality, relevant backlinks from reputable websites. These links serve as endorsements, informing search engines that your information is helpful and reliable. When guest posting on renowned legal forums or participating in legal conversations, you can integrate hyperlinks that bring prospective customers to your company’s website. These endorsements boost your site’s authority while directing organic traffic to it.

Social Media Engagement to Attract Legal Leads

Active participation on social media networks is a powerful off-page SEO tactic. Sharing insights, legal updates, and thought leadership content establishes your firm as a go-to resource for individuals looking for legal advice. While social media interactions may not directly affect search rankings, increased exposure and engagement can result in shares, mentions, and organic backlinks from respected sources—all necessary for picking up the best legal leads.
{loadads}Cultivating Relationships through Influencer Outreach

Collaborating with influential industry figures can boost your practice’s visibility and reputation, attracting the best legal leads for attorneys. Cultivating genuine relationships lets you plug into the influencer’s existing network to broaden your reach. Endorsements and content mentions from reputable personalities in the legal industry promote site traffic and bolster your firm’s value for possible clients.

Guest Blogging for Legal Leads

Sharing your legal knowledge via guest posts on prominent legal websites establishes you as an authoritative source. Create content relevant to your target audience, such as case studies, legal trends, or practical tips. These guest blogs demonstrate your experience and allow you to seamlessly incorporate backlinks, making it easier for the top legal leads to discover your practice.

Off-page SEO can create a diverse online marketing strategy that appeals to your target demographic. By seamlessly mixing strategic link building, engaging social media practices, influencer collaborations, and authoritative guest blogging, lawyers and attorneys can raise their digital profile, build authority, and reliably generate the best legal leads.

Ultimately, off-page SEO strategies contain enormous potential for legal professionals committed to obtaining the best legal leads for lawyers. As you develop your SEO marketing plan, using these off-page strategies should contribute to long-term success, helping you build a strong client base for your business.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (growmy firmonline) Featured Marketing Blog Marketing Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:34:21 +1000
Cell lines rapidly optimized for scalable production https://whatech.com/og/medical-technology/blog/755626-cell-lines-rapidly-optimized-for-scalable-production https://whatech.com/og/medical-technology/blog/755626-cell-lines-rapidly-optimized-for-scalable-production

Triple transfection of adherent cells (HEK293, 293T cells)


Creative Biolabs has developed a proprietary suspension of HEK293 and HEK293T cell lines grown in animal-free conditions. Cell lines rapidly optimized for scalable production of all serotypes and adeno-associated virus chimeras (AAV) can also be developed to produce adenoviruses and lentiviruses.

Creative Biolabs uses high-density adherent cell culture bioreactors to expand adhesion to HEK293 and HeLa culture processes. High titer viral vectors can be produced through either transfection or infection method in batch mode. The bioreactor system enhances the upstream process and production.

For more: GMP vector production


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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Gemini Smith) Featured Medical Technology and Software Blog Medical Technology and Software Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:33:57 +1000
Anti Money Laundering (AML) Solutions: Ensuring A Secure Financial Landscape https://whatech.com/og/accounting-solutions/blog/755638-anti-money-laundering-aml-solutions-ensuring-a-secure-financial-landscape https://whatech.com/og/accounting-solutions/blog/755638-anti-money-laundering-aml-solutions-ensuring-a-secure-financial-landscape

This process enables law-breakers to conceal their illegal activities and transfer the profits of their crimes worldwide.


Money laundering is the act of hiding illegally obtained funds through intricate financial transactions to make it appear that the money was obtained through legitimate means. Money laundering has many effects on society, leading to financial instability, corruption, and the funding of terrorist actions.

Governments across the globe have put in place Anti-Money Laundering(AML) regulations to tackle illegal activities. Anti-money laundering rules and guidelines are crucial for preventing illegal funds from entering the financial system and protecting against using funds for criminal purposes. It is necessary to set a regulatory framework that effectively addresses the risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing to maintain the financial system's integrity and uphold stakeholder trust. The Anti-Money Laundering Authority plays a vital role in enforcing these regulations, ensuring financial institutions and companies adhere to AML requirements. This article dives into the enchanting domain of anti money laundering (AML) keeping, answers, and systems that are reshaping the financial landscape.

A Glimpse into Anti Money Laundering (AML)

The risk of money laundering has grown considerably in this age of digital transactions and interlinked worldwide financial networks. By disguising illegally acquired funds as legitimate, money laundering seriously endangers financial institutions and society. This is where Anti Money Laundering (AML) steps in as an essential line of security.


Anti Money Laundering (AML) Compliance: First Line of Defense

AML compliance forms the foundation of any robust financial system. It is very important to follow regulations, legal requirements, and established processes to prevent financial crimes like money laundering. AML compliance measures vary across industries, with institutions like banks, fintech companies, and even casinos needing to comply with stringent guidelines.

Transform Digital Landscape With AML Solutions

The advancement of technology has given rise to innovative anti money laundering (AML) solutions that leverage automation, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. These solutions improve compliance processes and increase the effectiveness of identifying and preventing potentially fraudulent transactions.

Strengthening Security with AML Systems 

Anti money laundering (AML) systems are the technological backbone of AML efforts. These systems employ sophisticated algorithms to monitor, analyze, and detect patterns in financial transactions that might indicate terrorist financing and money laundering. Financial institutions use systems that continuously track transactions to receive real-time insights and alerts. This allows them to take quick action against possible risks.

Revolutionizing Customer Verification with Digital Onboarding

The digital age has brought convenience to financial transactions, but it has also introduced new challenges in verifying the customer's identity. This is where digital onboarding steps in. It allows institutions to verify customers' identities remotely and securely through advanced technologies like biometrics and document verification.

Staying Ahead of Risks with AML Monitoring

Continuous monitoring is a cornerstone of effective anti money laundering (AML) practices. Anti money laundering (AML) monitoring solutions scrutinize real-time transactions, flagging unusual activities that may warrant further investigation. This proactive approach ensures that potential threats are identified and addressed promptly, reducing the risk of money laundering.

Anti Money Laundering (AML) Verification: Trusting Digital Identities

In a world where digital identities are becoming the standard, AML verification ensures that these identities are valid and honest. Through methods like biometric verification and document authentication, AML verification supports the confidence of financial institutions in their customers' identities.

AML Screening: Identifying High-Risk Individuals

Financial institutions use anti money laundering screening to identify potential risks by verifying individuals and entities against global databases. This process helps to determine if a customer is involved in criminal activities or is a politically exposed person (PEP) who may pose a higher risk for money laundering.

Anti Money Laundering Security: Protecting All Fronts

Keeping financial data safe from cyber threats is crucial in today's digital world. AML security solutions play a significant role in protecting financial institutions' data and ensuring the AML framework is secure and reliable. This approach helps to minimize any weaknesses and maintain a safe financial system.

Protecting the Financial Future

The financial sector is experiencing significant transformations, with anti money laundering (AML) solutions directing the path. AML solutions convert financial transactions from observation, monitoring to verification and security. As financial institutions embrace these solutions, businesses, individuals can desire a safer and more secure financial ecosystem. By embracing AML solutions, financial institutions are committed to creating an environment that values goodness and trust.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Jennifer watson) Featured Accounting Blog Accounting Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:32:38 +1000
How to Turn the Data Democratization Dream into Reality? https://whatech.com/og/data-storage/news/755646-how-to-turn-the-data-democratization-dream-into-reality https://whatech.com/og/data-storage/news/755646-how-to-turn-the-data-democratization-dream-into-reality

Many executives view the concept of data democratization as an aspirational goal rather than a reality. The prospect of enabling entire teams and departments to effectively use data for informed decision-making, resulting in improved ROI, sustainable growth, and overall better performance, seems far from the current scenario. .


Many executives find the concept of data democratization to be an elusive goal rather than a reality. The prospect of enabling entire teams and departments to utilize data effectively for informed decision-making, resulting in improved ROI, sustained growth, and overall enhanced performance, seems distant from the current scenario. 

According to Seagate, a mere 32% of available enterprise data is actively utilized, leaving a staggering 68% untapped. Notably, 54% of executives express concern that their inability to swiftly adapt and leverage data poses a significant competitive threat. 

This discrepancy between data's potential and its current utilization poses a critical issue, especially given the rapidly changing landscape of business needs. Organizations that fail to democratize data effectively risk being ill-equipped to surpass competitors when new requirements arise.

To overcome these challenges and attain greater agility and responsiveness, companies must address key priorities in their data democratization strategy. First and foremost, constructing actionable data products should be a central focus. By converting raw data into valuable insights, companies can empower their workforce to make informed decisions and drive impactful outcomes. 

Secondly, establishing a foundation of trust in data is essential. {loadads}Ensuring data accuracy, reliability, and security fosters confidence among employees, encouraging them to rely on data-driven insights for critical choices. Lastly, facilitating no-code solutions is pivotal in making data accessible to a broader spectrum of the workforce. By offering user-friendly tools that don't necessitate coding expertise, organizations can bridge the gap between data and its practical application, ultimately maximizing its positive effects across the entire business.

While data democratization remains an elusive aspiration for many executives, addressing three pivotal aspects can pave the way for success. Constructing actionable data products, instilling trust in data, and providing no-code options are key strategies to enhance data utilization, foster nimbleness, and drive competitive advantage in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Table of Contents

How to Turn the Data Democratization Dream into Reality?

1.Create a Data Driven Culture

How To Create a Data Driven Culture?

  1. Invest in Data Accessibility and Tools

How To Invest In Data Accessibility?

  1. Break Down Data Silos

How To Break Data Silos?


How to Turn the Data Democratization Dream into Reality?

Here are some of the ways you can adopt to transform your data democratization dream into reality.

1.Create a Data Driven Culture

Establishing a robust data culture forms the core of data democratization efforts within an organization. This hinges on cultivating a mindset where data-driven choices are deeply ingrained in the workforce, spanning from top-tier management to frontline employees. Company leaders play a pivotal role in conveying the significance of leveraging data as a strategic asset capable of steering actions and achieving desired outcomes.

How To Create a Data Driven Culture?

Constructing a data-driven culture involves the following steps: 

  1. Leadership Buy-In: Leaders serve as role models. When executives and business owners prioritize making decisions based on data, it establishes a precedent that the entire organization can emulate. This commitment showcases that data isn't just an abstract concept but a practical guide for effective decision-making. 
  1. Training and Education: Facilitating comprehensive training initiatives is key to equipping employees with essential data literacy skills. This encompasses grasping the nuances of data interpretation, visualizing insights, and adeptly employing data analysis tools. By fostering a workforce adept at handling data, organizations empower individuals at all levels to confidently engage with data-driven processes. 
  1. Open Communication: Encourage open discussions around data. Create forums where employees can share insights and success stories, promoting a collaborative environment centered around data-driven decision-making.

Creating a data-driven culture forms the cornerstone of data democratization. This process involves leaders setting an example through their commitment to data-driven decisions and providing comprehensive training to enable employees to navigate and utilize data effectively. This, in turn, empowers the organization to harness the full potential of data in its decision-making endeavors.

2. Invest in Data Accessibility and Tools 

Data democratization requires the right tools and technology infrastructure to make data easily accessible and understandable. This involves investing in cheap dedicated server hosting, modern data analytics platforms,  and solutions that enable employees to explore, analyze, and derive insights from data without needing advanced technical skills.

How To Invest In Data Accessibility?

Consider the following steps to ensure data accessibility: 

  1. User-Friendly Interfaces: Choose analytics tools with intuitive interfaces that allow users to create reports, dashboards, and visualizations with minimal effort. 
  1. Self-Service Analytics: Empower employees to access and analyze data on their own, reducing the dependency on IT teams for routine data requests. 
  1. Data Security and Governance: While providing access, ensure data security and establish proper governance mechanisms to prevent misuse of sensitive information. 

3. Break Down Data Silos 

Data silos can hinder the progress of data democratization efforts. These data silos occur when different departments or teams store and manage their data separately, leading to redundancy, inconsistency, and a fragmented view of information.

How To Break Data Silos?

To overcome data silos, take the following steps: 

  1. Centralized Data Repository: Create a centralized data repository or data warehouse where all relevant data is stored, ensuring a single source of truth for the organization. 
  1. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Encourage collaboration across departments by breaking down barriers. When different teams share insights and collaborate on projects, it leads to a holistic understanding of the business landscape. 
  1. Standardization: Standardization of data definitions and formats is a crucial organizational practice that ensures uniformity and reliability in data analysis. By establishing consistent frameworks, businesses can accurately compare information across departments, enabling informed decision-making and fostering a culture of trust in data-driven insights. 

This practice not only streamlines operations and enhances data integration but also facilitates compliance, strategic planning, and sustainable growth, as standardized data serves as a reliable foundation for precise analysis and confident decision-making.


Transforming the data democratization dream into reality is a multifaceted journey that demands careful planning, robust infrastructure including cheap dedicated server, and a cultural shift towards data literacy and inclusivity. The potential benefits are immense: empowered individuals, informed decision-making, and accelerated innovation. However, this journey also comes with challenges such as privacy concerns, security risks, and the need to address data quality and bias issues. 

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Alex Petter) Featured Data Storage News Data Storage Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:31:57 +1000
Goodtal Brings Out a New List of Best Rated Kotlin App Development Companies https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/blog/755644-goodtal-brings-out-a-new-list-of-best-rated-kotlin-app-development-companies https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/blog/755644-goodtal-brings-out-a-new-list-of-best-rated-kotlin-app-development-companies

The highlighted list of Kotlin app developers is recognized for harnessing Kotlin's versatility to tailor app solutions that align perfectly with the business needs.


Goodtal, a trustworthy B2B ratings and reviews platform, highlights the evaluated list of best-rated Kotlin developers. The identified top Kotlin App Development companies are known for delivering top-notch Kotlin based apps for various platforms, from Android to iOS, without compromising quality.


"Developing apps utilizing Kotlin programming language makes code more reliable, efficient, reduces errors and the necessity for pricey debugging and maintenance," says GoodFirms.

These days, Kotlin is gaining more popularity for its developer-friendly features and constant evolutions. It has also created a buzz among the business community for its cost-effective app development solutions. Kotlin app developers leverage this programming language and its features, to build unique, flawless, and user-friendly apps.

Goodtal has also curated a new list of top mobile app development companies with a proven track record of delivering innovative and advanced mobile applications for various sectors. Service seekers can pick up the best suitable companies after referring to the reviews and ratings, and effortlessly connecting with the right partner.

Goodtal is globally recognized for its accurate research and proficiency in enrolling the best-performing IT companies worldwide. The latest list of Kotlin development companies is curated after evaluating them through numerous parameters, such as the background of each company, years of experience in the domain areas, online market penetration, client feedback, and many more. 


Goodtal's search for the best Kotlin developers is a continuous cycle. The list of the most excellent Kotlin development companies is regularly revised based on the performance of the participating companies. At Goodtal, businesses or organizations can instantly approach service providers, send inquiries, and even receive quotes from them.

Are you a service provider looking for a B2B platform to get listed? Get in touch with Goodtal today to earn more potential customers and increase revenue.

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Goodtal is a B2B platform that lists companies providing services in various areas. Companies listed by Goodtal are trustworthy experts and are fully capable of delivering services with the utmost diligence, keeping the end-users at the center point. Goodtal's commitment is to make an effortless journey for service seekers.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Lauren Carter) Featured Mobile Application Blog Mobile Applications Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:07:59 +1000
Engage Customers and Boost Sales with OpenCart Responsive Popup Extension by Knowband https://whatech.com/og/ecommerce/blog/755643-engage-customers-and-boost-sales-with-opencart-responsive-popup-extension-by-knowband https://whatech.com/og/ecommerce/blog/755643-engage-customers-and-boost-sales-with-opencart-responsive-popup-extension-by-knowband

The article introduces the OpenCart Responsive Popup Extension by Knowband, emphasizing its capacity to improve customer engagement in e-commerce through features like responsive design, advanced targeting, and customizable templates. This extension aids online stores in creating effective and visually appealing popups to enhance conversions and customer loyalty.


In today's fast-paced e-commerce landscape, capturing the attention of online shoppers and keeping them engaged is crucial for the success of any online store. One effective way to achieve this is by using popup notifications that provide relevant and timely information to visitors. OpenCart, a popular e-commerce platform, offers various tools and extensions to enhance the shopping experience, and one such tool is the OpenCart Responsive Popup Extension by Knowband. In this article, we will explore how this extension can help you engage your customers and boost your online sales.

The Power of OpenCart Responsive Popup Extension in E-Commerce

Popups are an integral part of the e-commerce ecosystem. They serve multiple purposes, such as collecting email addresses for newsletters, promoting discounts and special offers, announcing new product arrivals, and much more. When used correctly, popups can effectively capture the attention of visitors and encourage them to take specific actions that benefit both the customer and the online store owner.

Introducing OpenCart Responsive Popup Extension

The OpenCart Responsive Popup Extension by Knowband is a versatile and feature-rich tool designed to help OpenCart store owners create and manage engaging popups. This extension is a must-have for e-commerce businesses looking to enhance their customer engagement strategy. Let's delve into some of its key features and benefits.


1. Fully Responsive Design

One of the standout features of this extension is its fully responsive design. In today's mobile-first world, it's essential that your popups look and function seamlessly across all devices and screen sizes. The OpenCart Responsive Popup Plugin ensures that your popups are not only visually appealing but also user-friendly on smartphones, tablets, and desktops.

2. Multiple Popup Types

This extension offers various types of popups, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your needs. You can create popups for newsletter subscriptions, special offers, product recommendations, and more. This flexibility enables you to tailor your popups to different marketing campaigns and customer segments.

3. Advanced Targeting Options

Knowing when and where to display popups is crucial. With the Opencart Exit Popup extension, you have access to advanced targeting options. You can set specific conditions for displaying popups based on user behavior, such as exit intent, time spent on the website, and scroll depth. This ensures that your popups are shown to the right audience at the right time.

4. Attractive Templates

Design plays a significant role in the effectiveness of popups. Knowband understands this, which is why they offer a range of attractive and customizable popup templates. You can easily customize the appearance of your popups to match your brand's style and create a visually appealing experience for your visitors.

5. A/B Testing

To optimize your popup campaigns, it's essential to understand what works best for your audience. The A/B testing feature in the OpenCart Email Subscription Popup Extension allows you to create different versions of your popups and test them to determine which one performs better. This data-driven approach helps you make informed decisions to improve your engagement strategy.

6. Exit-Intent Popups

Exit-intent popups are a powerful tool to reduce cart abandonment rates. When a visitor shows signs of leaving your website, this extension can trigger a targeted popup offering a discount or incentive to encourage them to stay and complete their purchase. This can significantly boost your conversion rates.

7. Analytics and Reporting

To measure the effectiveness of your popup campaigns, the extension provides detailed analytics and reporting. You can track metrics such as conversion rates, click-through rates, and revenue generated from your popups. This data allows you to refine your strategies and make data-driven decisions.

8. Easy Integration

Installing and configuring the OpenCart Responsive Popup Extension is a straightforward process. Knowband provides clear documentation and support to ensure that even non-technical users can get the most out of this powerful tool.


In the competitive world of e-commerce, customer engagement is key to success. The OpenCart Exit Intent popup module by Knowband empowers OpenCart store owners to create engaging and effective popups that capture the attention of visitors and drive them to take desired actions. With its responsive design, multiple popup types, advanced targeting options, and analytics features, this extension is a valuable addition to any e-commerce arsenal.

If you're looking to boost your online sales, reduce cart abandonment, and increase customer loyalty, consider implementing the OpenCart Responsive Popup Extension by Knowband. It's a cost-effective solution that can make a significant difference in your e-commerce success. Give your online store the edge it deserves with this powerful extension, and start engaging your customers like never before.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Nitin Srivastava) Featured eCommerce Blog eCommerce Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:07:45 +1000
Creating an adaptive sidebar menu using Drawer in Flutter applications https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/news/755639-creating-an-adaptive-sidebar-menu-using-drawer-in-flutter-applications https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/news/755639-creating-an-adaptive-sidebar-menu-using-drawer-in-flutter-applications

One of the key elements of such an interface is an adaptive sidebar menu that provides intuitive navigation for users. In this article, we will look at how to create an adaptive side menu using the Drawer widget in applications developed on the Flutter framework.


Drawer widget basics

The Drawer widget in Flutter is a sidebar that can slide out from the side to display additional options and navigation features. Its main advantage is that it provides adaptability and an intuitive user experience on all devices, whether they are smartphones, tablets, or even large screens.

To enable Drawer in your app, use the Scaffold widget, which is the base structure for most mobile screens in Flutter. Scaffold has a drawer parameter that allows you to set the widget to display inside the sidebar.

Create a ScaffoldState property using GlobalKey() to access the Scaffold and control the sidebar. In the AppBar, add an icon or button that will serve as a trigger to open the sidebar.

When a click on this icon or button is processed, use the Scaffold.of(context).openDrawer() method to open the sidebar. You can now customize the contents of the sidebar using widgets such as ListTile and Column.

Creating menu items

To create menu items in the sidebar, you can use the ListTile widget, which provides a convenient way to create list items with icons and text.

You can use the ListTile widget for each menu item. {loadads}You can define an icon, text and a click handler for each item.

To ensure adaptability and usability on different devices, it is recommended to use small and easily recognizable icons and short informative texts.

Add click handlers for each item so that when a user selects a menu item, they can perform the appropriate action or navigate to another screen.

Personalize the menu

To make the side menu more attractive and in line with the design of the application, you can make some changes and personalize it.

Change the background color and text color of the menu items to match your color palette. Use the color and textColor properties of the ListTile widget.

Add a headline or logo at the top of the sidebar to improve the branding and recognizability of the app.

Place separators between menu items to make the interface more structured and readable.

Navigation Integration

A sidebar with menu items can serve not only to display options, but also to navigate between different screens of the app.

For this purpose, Navigator.pushReplacement() or Navigator.push() should be used in the menu item push handlers. This will allow you to navigate to new screens and replace the current screen.

Think through the structure of the application and determine which screens should be accessible from the sidebar. Typically, this could be the home screen, settings, user profile, and other key sections.

Use routing and navigation in Flutter (e.g. using the "flutter_bloc" or "provider" package) to efficiently organize screen transitions and data transfers.

Work with states and animations

To make the user experience smoother and more enjoyable, add animations when opening and closing the sidebar.

Use the AnimatedBuilder widget to create a smooth opening and closing of the sidebar using animations.

Add a transition animation between screens so that users see smooth movement between different sections.

Use animation packages such as "flutter_animation_set" or "flutter_sequence_animation" to create more complex menu animations.

Testing and optimization

An equally important step is to test the adaptive sidebar menu on different devices and in different usage scenarios.

Test how the sidebar behaves on different screen sizes, from smartphones to tablets to large screens.

Evaluate the performance of the app when opening and closing the sidebar. If the animation is too slow, try optimizing the code or using hardware acceleration.

Test the sidebar menu on different operating system versions and devices to make sure it works correctly and looks attractive everywhere.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Olga Brevde) Featured Mobile Application News Mobile Applications Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:05:54 +1000
LinkedIn for Cybersecurity: The Ultimate Lead Generation Guide for Industry Professionals https://whatech.com/og/sales-automation/news/755659-linkedin-for-cybersecurity-the-ultimate-lead-generation-guide-for-industry-professionals https://whatech.com/og/sales-automation/news/755659-linkedin-for-cybersecurity-the-ultimate-lead-generation-guide-for-industry-professionals

Lead generation is absolutely crucial for the growth and success of our businesses. And when it comes to connecting with potential clients and decision-makers in the industry, there’s one platform that stands out: LinkedIn.


Importance of Lead Generation for Cybersecurity Businesses on LinkedIn

Now, you might be wondering, why is LinkedIn B2B lead generation so important for the cybersecurity industry. Well, the demand for cybersecurity solutions is skyrocketing, and you need to stay ahead of the game. Generating high-quality leads means more business growth, increased visibility, and a competitive edge that sets you apart from the rest. And guess what? LinkedIn is the perfect platform to make all of this happen!

Overview of the Potential of LinkedIn Lead Generation

Let me tell you, LinkedIn is not your average social media platform. It’s a virtual hub for professionals like us, where decision-makers, industry experts, and potential clients come together to connect, learn, and collaborate. With its massive user base, LinkedIn provides a treasure trove of opportunities for B2B lead generation within the cybersecurity industry.

  1. Targeted Audience: The beauty of LinkedIn lies in its user base. We’re talking about professionals actively seeking cybersecurity expertise, solutions, and partnerships. So, when we dive into LinkedIn, we’re swimming in a sea of potential leads who are already interested in what we have to offer. It doesn’t get much better than that!
  2. Professional Branding: LinkedIn is our stage to shine, my friends. Through carefully crafted profiles, engaging content, and active participation in industry groups, we can establish ourselves as the go-to experts in cybersecurity. Building a strong professional brand on LinkedIn not only attracts potential leads but also earns their trust and confidence in our abilities.
  3. Networking Opportunities: Picture this: a virtual conference where all the cybersecurity rockstars hang out. That’s LinkedIn for you! It’s a global networking event that never ends. By engaging in conversations, joining industry groups, and utilizing LinkedIn’s networking features, we can connect with key influencers, potential partners, and decision-makers who hold the keys to new business opportunities.
  4. Content Distribution: Content is king, and LinkedIn is the perfect kingdom to distribute it. By creating and sharing valuable content tailored to the cybersecurity industry, we can capture the attention of our target audience. Thought-provoking articles, insightful blog posts, and industry news not only establish us as experts but also drive traffic to our profiles, generating those coveted leads along the way.
  5. Advanced Search Capabilities: LinkedIn’s search filters are like our secret weapons. We can use them to precisely target our ideal audience based on specific criteria such as job titles, industries, and company sizes. No more wasting time on irrelevant leads. With LinkedIn, we can focus our efforts on those who align perfectly with our customer profiles.

Related: How to Improve your Sales Prospecting on LinkedIn in 3 Simple Steps

In summary, LinkedIn presents a wealth of opportunities for cybersecurity lead generation. By leveraging its targeted audience, professional branding capabilities, networking opportunities, content distribution channels, and advanced search features, cybersecurity businesses can effectively connect with potential leads and forge valuable relationships that contribute to their overall success.

Strategies and Tips for a Successful Lead Generation for Cybersecurity Companies on LinkedIn

Generating high-quality leads is paramount for business success. LinkedIn, the professional networking platform, offers a plethora of opportunities for cybersecurity companies to connect with their target audience and drive lead generation. {loadads}To help you navigate this platform effectively, we’ve curated a collection of proven strategies and valuable tips to supercharge your lead generation efforts on LinkedIn.

Creating and Sharing Engaging Content

  1. Identifying relevant cybersecurity topics and trends
  2. Crafting informative and valuable blog posts and articles
  3. Sharing industry insights, tips, and best practices
  4. Encouraging engagement and interaction with your content

Related: Cyber Security Lead Generation: Where and How To Look for New Leads in 2022

Utilizing LinkedIn Advertising for Targeted Lead Generation

  1. Setting up LinkedIn Advertising Campaigns for Cybersecurity Businesses
  2. Targeting Specific Industries, Job Titles, and Professional Attributes
  3. Creating Compelling Ad Copy and Visuals to Attract Leads
  4. Monitoring and Optimizing Campaign Performance Using Metrics

Effective Outreach Strategies for Cybersecurity Lead Generation

  • Personalizing Outreach Messages to Potential Leads
  • Highlighting value propositions and offering solutions
  • Leveraging LinkedIn’s InMail feature for direct communication
  • Building and nurturing relationships with prospects through follow-ups

To learn more about how you can optimize LinkedIn and generate cyber leads, read the full version of the article at Callbox - The Savvy Marketer.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Guess Author) Featured Sales Automation News Sales Automation Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:04:31 +1000
How can Android App Development Benefit Your Business? https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/blog/755660-how-can-android-app-development-benefit-your-business https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/blog/755660-how-can-android-app-development-benefit-your-business

How can Android App Development Benefit Your Business? Mobile apps have now been a part of our day-to-day life, easing every activity in every possible way. Be it the convenience of making a business/service accessible anytime and anywhere or amplifying the customer base, mobile apps have catered to it all. In this blog, we will be filling you up with the reasons/benefits of developing an Android app for your business along with the steps to hire an Android developer.


How can Android App Development Benefit Your Business? Mobile apps have now been a part of our day-to-day life, easing every activity in every possible way. Be it the convenience of making a business/service accessible anytime and anywhere or amplifying the customer base, mobile apps have catered to it all.

And primarily, there are two different types of operating systems for which mobile apps can be developed namely Android and iOS.

According to the reports from Statista, there will be over 2.3 million Android users in 2022, which also means that you can consider investing in Android app development.

In this blog, we will be filling you up with the reasons/benefits of developing an Android app for your business along with the steps to hire an Android developer and the cost of development.

So, without any further ado let us get started with it.

Benefits of Android App Development for Business

The benefits of developing an Android Application for your business are, as follows -

  • Cost Effective
  • Easy Customization
  • Easy to Develop, Test, and Deploy
  • Evolution and Innovation
  • Reduces the Time to Market
  • Scalable

Developing an app or software for a business itself has innumerable benefits, and when specifically talking about Android app development, it also has benefits that can surely help you decide better, thus making it easy to develop an Android app for your business.

Cost Effective - Since the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) is free, it means that the cost of Android app development is cheaper as compared to developing apps for other platforms thus helping to garner a greater ROI.

Easy Customization - Android app development facilitates a high level of flexibility to enable easy customization of apps as per your business needs and also allows you to upgrade the apps whenever needed to make them appealing alongside following the best market trends and practices and implementing them into the app to reach the potential customers effectively.

Easy to Develop, Test, and Deploy - It is one of the most important benefits of choosing Android app development for your business as it provides easier access to the Android app development tools alongside another benefit which is the deployment. {loadads}The Google Play Store easily approves Android apps in no time as compared to other mobile app deployment platforms.

Evolution and Innovation - Another benefit of developing an Android app for your business is that the Android OS has an evolving nature, which implies that it constantly releases new updates to stay ahead of the competition alongside enabling you to provide better and innovative services with tools and technologies like Internet of Things, AR, VR, and many more.

Reduces the Time to Market - Integrating any additional or new features in an Android app is easier and requires less time for development, which in turn helps to reduce the time to market, and launch it as soon as the app is approved by the respective clients as well as the developers.

Scalable - It also allows the developers to scale your app by integrating optimal features according to the market demand, alongside helping you save a lot of money.

Now that you have learned about the benefits of Android app development for your business, let us also fill you up on the steps to hire an Android developer.


Steps of Hiring An Android Developer

The basic steps involved in hiring an Android developer are as follows -

  • Describe the technical requirements of your project with important information like the tech stack, tools, libraries, and other important things that are required for Android app development
  • Determine the budget of your project
  • Post on relevant hiring sites like Indeed, LinkedIn, and many more similar sites, and also on the company’s career page (if any)
  • Once you receive applications, shortlist the candidates that meet the required criteria for your project by scheduling a call with them to learn more about their experience and expertise
  • Next, conduct interviews of the shortlisted candidates namely the HR round, Logical round, and Technical round (you can also consider a PI with the candidate)
  • Once you find the right candidate, you can roll out the offer letter and sign a contract with the candidate on which the candidate and you mutually agree like the salary structure, leave policies, NDA, and others.
  • After everything is done, onboard the Android developers and provide them with all the necessary things that the developer needs to start working on your project.

What is the Cost of Android App Development?

To determine the estimate of Android app development might range from $20,000 to $3,00,000 and sometimes even more based on the changing market trends, business requirements, as well as consumer demands.

The cost of Android app development is determined by several factors, and they are -

  • The Complexity of the App
  • The Design
  • Number of features
  • Total Number of Developers working on the project along with their experience and expertise
  • The location and hourly charges of the development team
  • Different levels of testing, and
  • Maintenance and Support

Wrapping It Up

Android app development has evolved and has grown a lot over the years. It is not only a wise decision to choose it for your business but also a cost-effective and secure option to rely on.

And with smartphones now being used by almost everyone Android is by far the most used operating system worldwide.

So, if you are thinking about developing an Android app for your business, then connect with us, or hire a developer and get the best Android applications developed for your business at market-friendly prices.

FAQs: Android App Development Benefits

What are the best Android app development trends in 2023?

The best Android app development trends for 2023 are -

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Beacon Technology
  • Blockchain
  • Internet of Things
  • Instant Apps
  • Rise of 5G, and many more.

How much time does it take to develop an Android application?

Developing an Android application typically takes up to 3 - 6 months and sometimes even more or less depending on the number of developers working on it, the project requirements, budget, and several other factors.

What are some of the best libraries and frameworks for Android app development?

Some of the best libraries and frameworks used for Android app development are Android Jetpack, Corona SDK, Sencha Touch, AppsBuilder, Appcelerator Titanium, Xamarin, React Native, Dragger2, Ionic, Flutter, and many more.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Mahipal Nehra) Featured Mobile Application Blog Mobile Applications Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:03:42 +1000
On-Demand Gift Delivery App Development - Benefits and Cost https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/blog/755661-on-demand-gift-delivery-app-development-benefits-and-cost https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/blog/755661-on-demand-gift-delivery-app-development-benefits-and-cost

On-Demand Gift Delivery App - Benefits and Cost. The on-demand market is growing rapidly at an alarming rate, and with the demands increasing daily the on-demand gift delivery app came into existence. An on-demand gift delivery app is a solution that helps users to order and send gifts, flowers, and cakes to their loved ones on special occasions or festivities according to their requirements and whenever they need them. In this blog, we will be filling you up with an on-demand gift delivery app along with its benefits and cost of development.


On-Demand Gift Delivery App - Benefits and Cost. The on-demand market is growing rapidly at an alarming rate, and with the demands increasing daily the on-demand gift delivery app came into existence.

This app not only helps in ordering and sending gifts to their loved ones and shows their appreciation towards them but also helps in providing a smooth experience to the customers, thus making it an important reason to consider developing one such application. And if you are interested in developing one such app, then this blog is for you!

In this blog, we will be filling you up with anon-demand gift delivery appalong with its benefits and cost of development.

So, without any further ado, let’s start with an introduction to developing a gift delivery app!

On-Demand Gift Delivery App Development

An on-demand gift delivery app is a solution that helps users order and send gifts, flowers, and cakes to their loved ones on special occasions or festivities according to their requirements and whenever they need them.

Some of the well-known examples are - Floward which is a flower delivery app, Ferns N Petals a gift, a flower, and cake delivery app, and many more.


On-Demand Gift Delivery App Development Benefits

The benefits of developing an on-demand gift delivery app are as follows -

  • Available 24*7
  • Data Analytics
  • Convenient and Flexible
  • Personalization
  • Time-Saving


Available 24*7

It makes your business available and accessible 24/7 for your customers from anywhere and anytime, thus helping you increase your reach and target potential customers alongside bringing in more growth opportunities for your business by providing loyalty and cashback programs, offers, discounts, and others.

Data Analytics

The primary benefit of developing an on-demand gift delivery app is that it helps in collecting and analyzing valuable data based on several parameters like user preferences, sales, peak timings, and others. This in turn also helps in improving the user experience alongside allowing you to make better decisions for your business.

Convenient and Flexible

It also provides the users the convenience to select gifts from a wide range of service providers and options alongside providing the flexibility to make payments using different methods like credit/debit cards, net banking, payment wallets, and many more.



Another benefit of developing a gift delivery app is that it helps in sending personalized gifts to the recipients by adding a personal touch which in turn also helps in increasing the sales and ROI of the business.


It also helps save a lot of time by enabling users to access a wide selection of gift items alongside eliminating the hassle of finding the perfect gift in stores, and also automates the checkout process with ease and with the comfort of your home, making it a cost-effective solution as well.

Now that you have learned about the benefits of developing a gift delivery app, it is advisable that you should also go through the challenges and drawbacks as well alongside conducting a S.W.O.T analysis, to help you develop a smart, and future-proof application for your business, and stand out from the competition in the market.


Cost of Gift Delivery App Development

The cost of an on-demand gift delivery app development can start from as low as $20,000 and may rise to $2,00,000 based on your project idea and other requirements that you want in your app.

The cost of on-demand gift delivery app development is determined based on several aspects and factors of the app that is developed using the business idea.

To calculate the cost of development, some of the factors that are being considered are -

  • The type of app that is being developed (for example, whether it is a native app, a hybrid app, etc.)
  • The platforms for which the apps will be developed like Android, iOS, and others.
  • The Technology stack that will be used (programming languages, frameworks, libraries, and tools)
  • The Development team requirements like the number of frontend developers, backend developers, quality assurance engineers, project managers, etc. working on the project along with their experience and expertise.
  • The Location and Hourly charges of the development team.
  • The design and total number of features along with the complexity of integration.
  • The additional/advanced level integrations into the app like security features, voice search, Artificial Intelligence, and others.
  • Different levels of testing and post-deployment maintenance of the application.

Wrapping It Up

The on-demand gift delivery service is the newest buzzword that has taken over the on-demand market since the rise of delivering and gifting cakes, gifts, and flowers on events and occasions has grown rapidly.

So, if you are looking to grow your business and provide the best services to your customers then it’s never too late to start something good i.e. an on-demand gift delivery app development.

Connect with us now, or hire a developer to develop the best solutions for your business and be ready to scale your business to new heights.


FAQs: On-Demand Gift Delivery App Development

What are some of the features to integrate into a gift delivery app?

Some of the features that you can consider integrating into a gift delivery app are -

  • Social Signup/Login
  • WhatsApp notifications
  • Voice Search
  • Calendar
  • Content management system integration
  • CRM Management
  • Dashboard and Analytics, and many more.

How much time does it take to develop an on-demand gift delivery app?

Developing an on-demand gift delivery app may typically take up to 3 - 6 months and may even exceed a year, depending on the size, complexity, and budget of your application alongside several other factors like the number of resources, technical expertise, and others.

What are the primary ways to monetize a gift delivery app?

The primary ways in which you can monetize a gift delivery app are -

  • Commissions for every order
  • Featured Listing of the top service providers
  • Ad Selling, and many more.
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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Mahipal Nehra) Featured Mobile Application Blog Mobile Applications Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:03:27 +1000
Fitness App Development - Benefits, Features, and Cost https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/news/755662-fitness-app-development-benefits-features-and-cost https://whatech.com/og/mobile-apps/news/755662-fitness-app-development-benefits-features-and-cost

Fitness has been an integral part of the daily lifestyle of people nowadays and with the busy schedule, not everyone has the time to go to the gym and workout. And with technology stepping into the rescue, fitness app development came into play. In this blog, we will be filling you with an introduction to fitness app development along with the benefits, features, and costs of development.


Fitness App Development - Benefits, Features, and Cost. Fitness has been an integral part of the daily lifestyle of people nowadays and with the busy schedule, not everyone has the time to go to the gym and workout. And with technology stepping into the rescue, fitness app development came into play.

According to the statistics from Allied Market Research, the global fitness app market size is estimated to reach $120.37 billion by 2030 from $13.78 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 24.3%, also making it an important reason to consider developing a fitness app for your business.

In this blog, we will be filling you with an introduction tofitness app developmentalong with the benefits, features, and costs of development.

So, without any further delay, let us step in!


Introduction to Fitness App Development

It is an app developed to cater to the fitness needs of the users by helping them with personalized workout plans, meal recommendations, and others which in turn helps in improving the overall health of a user.

Some of the best fitness apps that are widely used in the market are Nike Training Club, FitOn, Gymshark Training, Burn Fit, Daily Workouts–Home Trainer, Google Fit, Headspace, and many more.

Benefits of Fitness App Development

The benefits of fitness app development are -

  • Convenient and Accessible
  • Data Insights
  • Lucrative Market
  • Marketing Opportunities
  • Wider Audience

Convenient and Accessible - It makes your business more convenient and accessible by enabling the users to access your services 24*7 alongside providing personalized workout plans, diet plans, and many others at the click of a button.

Data Insights - Fitness app development also helps you to gain useful data insights that you can analyze and use to make better business decisions alongside providing your customers with personalized services, thus improving their user experience.

Lucrative Market - It is a profitable market to consider investing in. {loadads}Developing a fitness app helps in continuous growth as more and more people are now moving towards a fit and healthy lifestyle thus, making way for more growth opportunities for your business.

Marketing Opportunities - It also acts as a great marketing tool for your business as it allows the trainers to showcase their expertise on a platform without having to pay anything extra for it and in turn the app facilitates a huge user base.

Wider Audience - Developing a fitness app also allows you to reach a wide range of audiences as it increases the potential of your business to target potential leads alongside higher user engagement.

Features to Integrate into a Fitness App Development

Some of the features of a fitness app are as follows -

  • Easy Onboarding process using mobile number verification, Social media login, OTP verification, and others to make the process easy and less time-consuming.
  • Goals to set objectives of the fitness regime and to help the users achieve them without fail.
  • Sync with wearable devices to track your fitness data without having to worry about losing on the counts.
  • 3D models, animations, and pictures to illustrate and explain the exercises making it easy for the users to understand and get the perfect posture and workout session.
  • Activity tracking helps you keep track of the number of steps taken, distance traveled, sleep hours, calories burned, stairs climbed, heart rate, and others.
  • Audio/Video player to listen to a podcast/music for meditation, and also to watch a video tutorial whenever needed.
  • Customizable workouts according to the user’s preference including diet plans, workout sets, and many more features.
  • Push notifications and reminders to alert the users of their meal time/exercise time and others to maintain a healthy workout session and not miss any of the workout routines.
  • Multiple payment gateways to make in-app purchases whenever needed, and many more according to your requirements.


What is the Cost of Fitness App Development?

The cost of fitness app development could range from $20,000 to $2,00,000 and even more depending on the factors that influence the cost.

The cost of fitness app development can vary significantly based on several factors which include the following -

  • The type of app that you want to develop i.e. native app, hybrid app, PWA, etc.
  • The platforms for which the app is being developed like for Android, iOS, and others alongside supporting different devices like smartphones, tablets, wearables, and others.
  • The design and development complexity along with the total number of features like its integration with wearable devices, social sharing, and more.
  • The technology stack that is being used to develop the application which includes the set of programming languages, frameworks, libraries, and tools.
  • The development team working on your project like a number of frontend developers, backend developers, quality assurance engineers, and others along with their experience and expertise.
  • The location and the per-hour charges of the developers/development team.
  • Third-party API integrations and integrating additional security features like firewalls, multi-factor authentication, 2FA, and others.
  • App testing and quality assurance to ensure that your app runs well and is error-free using various levels of thorough testing may also affect the cost of development.

Wrapping It Up

With time running by and the lives of people evolving rapidly the fitness industry has seen exponential growth with the advent of fitness apps. These apps not only ease workout regimes but have also enabled people to live healthier lifestyles.

So, if you are considering investing in fitness app development, then now is the time!

Connect with us now, or hire a developer and get the best apps developed for your business and take your business to new heights.


FAQs: Fitness App Development

What are the types of fitness apps?

The different types of fitness apps are -

  • Workout out apps
  • Activity tracking apps
  • Diet and Nutrition apps
  • Yoga and meditation apps, and many others.

How much time does it take to develop a fitness app?

Developing a fitness application usually takes 3 - 6 months and sometimes might even take up to a year depending on the complexity of the application, budget, and resources working on the app.

What are the different ways to monetize a fitness app?

The different ways to monetize a fitness application are as follows -

  • Paid apps
  • In-app purchases
  • Ads
  • Freemium apps
  • Sponsored content, and many more.
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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Mahipal Nehra) Featured Mobile Application News Mobile Applications Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:02:51 +1000
Custom CMS (Content Management System) software development: benefits, features & cost https://whatech.com/og/web-design/news/755663-custom-cms-content-management-system-software-development-benefits-features-cost https://whatech.com/og/web-design/news/755663-custom-cms-content-management-system-software-development-benefits-features-cost

With so many content management systems in the market, is it important to customize one for your business? The answer to this question depends on whether you want to expand your business. An open-source CMS like Drupal or WordPress is publicly available and can be easily redistributed, modified, and copied for different purposes. To help you understand CMS software, we will cover everything you should know, including what it is, its benefits, features, and development costs.


Custom CMS Development. Custom CMS (Content Management System) Software Development: Benefits, Features & Cost.

What is a Content Management System?

Have you heard about CMS software? Should you develop one for your business? This blog will help you understand CMS software and whether you should invest in one.

With so many content management systems in the market, is it important to customize one for your business? The answer to this question depends on whether you want to expand your business.

An open-source CMS like Drupal or WordPress is publicly available and can be easily redistributed, modified, and copied for different purposes. On the other hand, custom CMS software becomes a proprietary solution for one organization, helping expand a business, improve services, increase sales, and grow.

But wait, what is a content management system? To help you understand CMS software, we will cover everything you should know, including what it is, its benefits, features, and development costs.

What is a Content Management System?

The term Content Management System or CMS refers to the software program designed and developed to streamline the creation and publication process of content on digital platforms. CMS software enables users to easily create, organize, edit, and publish content without technical knowledge.

It also allows content creators and editors to collaborate seamlessly through its user-friendly interface.

A custom content management system describes a platform uniquely tailored for an organization. {loadads}It can also help manage different aspects of a business website, like e-commerce, content management, and automated marketing.

Benefits of Custom CMS Software Development

Some of the reasons why as a continuously growing business you should invest in custom CMS software are as follows:

  • Better Functionality
  • Improved Performance
  • Advanced Security
  • Intuitive UI/UX
  • Higher Scalability

Better Functionality: Using an off-the-shelf CMS solution requires a user to adapt according to the preset features and functionalities. On the other hand, developing a custom CMS software solution for your business allows you to integrate features and functions that suit your unique requirements.

Improved Performance: Unlike ready-made software systems that are developed to be versatile for the wider audience, a custom content management system does not contain chunks of useless code and only offers features the client needs. This in return improves the loading speed, performance, and SEO ranking of the CMS platform.

Advanced Security: The code of off-the-shelf, open-source CMS can be accessed by everyone, making vulnerabilities visible to the public and increasing the risk of being targeted by cyber attackers. However, when it comes to custom CMS, the code is only accessible by the development team or client, therefore, improving the security of the platform.

Apart from that, in a custom CMS, developers can also add advanced security features such as two-step authentication, firewalls, SSL encryption, etc.

Intuitive UI/UX: Ready-made CMS software provides a wider range of templates, color schemes, and website-building features that may or may not suit the requirements of every business. However, custom CMS solutions are entirely designed based on the brand identity guidelines provided by the client, making the UI/UX intuitive and optimized for the users.

Higher Scalability: Custom CMS solutions are developed by keeping the future plans and strategy of the client’s business in mind, making it easier to scale, load, and improve the platform in the future.


Features to Integrate in Custom CMS Software Development

Now that we know what custom CMS software is and its benefits. Let’s move ahead and learn about the absolutely must-have features to integrate into it.

These features are:

  • Dashboards
  • Role-Based Access
  • Customized Content Editing
  • Responsive Design
  • Third-Party Tool Integration
  • Version Control
  • Analytics and Reporting
  • SEO Tools

Dashboards: Integrating the admin dashboard in the CMS solution will allow you to manage different tasks like tracking user activity, monitoring threats, and scheduling content, reviewing analytics a lot easier.

Role-Based Access: Adding this feature will allow admins to set permissions for different users according to their roles. Put simply, role-based access helps the admin to control who can create, publish, edit, or delete content from the platform.

Customized Content Editing: Implementing this feature in the custom content management system will allow non-tech users to effortlessly update, manage, publish, and edit different content like images, videos, text, etc.

Responsive Design: Making the custom CMS responsive, allows the content of the system to adapt according to the different display sizes of the device being used to access it.

Third-Party Tool Integration: It should also provide the ability to integrate third-party tools and services to add programs that are not included in the system beforehand, such as CRM systems, chatbots, email marketing tools, etc.

Version Control: Adding version control in the custom CMS software will allow admins to revert to the previous version if the new one is not working as expected.

Analytics and Reporting: Indulging analytics and reporting tools in the custom CMS solution will allow the admin to track user engagement, website traffic, conversion rates, bouncing rate, etc.

SEO Tools: The custom CMS solution should also have built-in SEO tools that help users create SEO-friendly URLs, check the readability score of the content, set keywords and meta descriptions, etc. to help rank the content on search engine results pages.

Cost to Develop Custom CMS Software

Developing custom CMS software can cost you anywhere from $50,000 to $450,000. The development cost varies depending on the features, complexity, size, platform compatibility, tech stack, outsourced development team experience, hourly cost, configurations, etc.

We have just provided a rough estimate of the custom CMS software development cost. However, to get an accurate development cost estimation, you need to get in touch with our experts, share your project requirements, outsource experienced developers, and decide on the technology and third-party integrations to be used.


FAQs: Custom CMS Software Development

What is custom CMS Software?

A custom content management system describes a platform uniquely tailored for an organization

How much does custom CMS development cost?

Developing a custom CMS software can cost you anywhere from $50,000 to $450,000 depending on multiple factors such as features, complexity, size, platform compatibility, tech stack, etc.

Why build a custom CMS?

The reason why more and more businesses are opting for a custom CMS solution is due to the multitude of benefits it offers to a company, including Better Functionality, Improved Performance, advanced security, Intuitive UI/UX, Unlimited Customization, and Higher Scalability.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Mahipal Nehra) Featured Web Design News Web Design Tue, 19 Sep 2023 07:02:38 +1000
Fonepay and NIPL Coming up with cross border QR code-based payment solution between Nepal and India https://whatech.com/og/cryptocurrency/blog/755567-fonepay-and-nipl-coming-up-with-cross-border-qr-code-based-payment-solution-between-nepal-and-india https://whatech.com/og/cryptocurrency/blog/755567-fonepay-and-nipl-coming-up-with-cross-border-qr-code-based-payment-solution-between-nepal-and-india

Fonepay Payment Service Ltd, Nepal's Largest Payment Network and NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the international arm of the National Payments Corporation of India, are now ready to launch the first QR code-based payment solution between Nepal and India. This historic unveiling took place at the Global Fintech Fest 2023, a global gathering of fintech visionaries, thought leaders and innovators.



Kathmandu, Sept 15, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - 


This collaboration between Fonepay and NIPL will empower millions of citizens of both nations, to securely and conveniently make instant payments through QR code across various stores by using the mobile application certified by Fonepay and NPCI.

Both companies have now completed operational preparations and technological integration is in final process after which the companies can offer the service to their issuing and acquiring members and enable their consumers and merchants to enjoy the service.

Chairperson of Fonepay and President of F1Soft Group, Mr. Biswas Dhakal, said, "This remarkable launch marks a significant step towards enhancing financial connectivity between Nepal and India by leveraging technology for the benefit of our citizens. I am confident that this initiative will significantly contribute to the growth of trade, tourism, and economic relations between both countries, ultimately fostering prosperity and development."

Speaking on the same occasion, NIPL said, "This initiative signifies our commitment to innovation in the fintech space and strengthens bonds between our nations. Under this partnership UPI powered Apps will be enabled for seamless cross-border merchant payments, to enhance the way people transact. We envision this partnership as a catalyst for greater financial inclusion and economic prosperity in the region and are excited to embark on this journey of transformation together with Fonepay."

About Fonepay:

Fonepay is a Payment System Operator facilitating inter-bank person-to-person (P2P) and person-to-merchant (P2M) transactions through its interoperable network and mobile platforms. Fonepay is regulated by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) and was the first mobile payment network to be licensed by NRB as Payment System Operator (PSO). Fonepay is actively contributing towards a cashless economy by enabling fast, secure, and reliable digital payment services to customers as well as businesses through the partner banks and wallets. Fonepay is a subsidiary of the F1Soft Group. For more information, visit: fonepay.com

About NIPL:

NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL), an international arm of NPCI is devoted for deployment of NPCI's indigenous, successful Real-Time Payment System - Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Card Scheme - RuPay, outside of India. {loadads}NPCI has successfully developed and proved its product and technological capabilities in the domestic market by transforming payment segment in India. With its knowledge and experience, NIPL can offer several countries to establish a 'real-time payment system' or 'domestic card scheme' in their own country with technological assistance through licensing, consulting for building real-time payment system. For more information, visit: www.npci.org.in

Contact Information
Salina Nakarmi
Head of Marketing

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Marie Bergado) Featured Cryptocurrency Blog Cryptocurrency Sat, 16 Sep 2023 07:31:18 +1000
The different types of data cleansing tools https://whatech.com/og/security/blog/755581-the-different-types-of-data-cleansing-tools https://whatech.com/og/security/blog/755581-the-different-types-of-data-cleansing-tools

Welcome to our blog post on data cleaning tools! In today's fast-paced digital world, businesses are constantly bombarded with piles of data. But here's the catch: not all data is created equal. In fact, a significant portion of it may be inaccurate, incomplete, duplicated, or out of date. And this is where data cleaning comes into play.


Welcome to our blog post on data cleansing tools! In today's fast-paced digital world, businesses are constantly bombarded with heaps of data. But here's the catch: not all data is created equal.

In fact, a significant portion of it may be inaccurate, incomplete, duplicated, or outdated. And that's where data cleansing comes into play.

Data cleansing is the process of identifying and correcting or removing errors, inconsistencies, and inaccuracies in your dataset. It ensures that your business operates with reliable and high-quality information at its core.

But how do you go about cleaning up your data? Fear not! There are various types of data cleansing tools available to make this task much more manageable.

In this article, we will explore different types of data cleansing tools and delve into their benefits as well as provide tips for choosing the right tool for your specific needs. So let's roll up our sleeves and dive deep into the fascinating world of data cleansing!

What is data cleansing?

Data cleansing, also known as data scrubbing or data cleaning, is a crucial process in which businesses analyze and correct errors within their datasets. This can include correcting spelling mistakes, removing duplicate entries, filling in missing information, standardizing formats, and updating outdated records.

{loadads}The goal of data cleansing is to ensure that the data being used by an organization is accurate, reliable, and consistent. By identifying and resolving inconsistencies or inaccuracies in the dataset, businesses can make informed decisions based on trustworthy information.

One common issue that arises without proper data cleansing is duplicated entries. Imagine if your customer database contained multiple instances of the same person's name but with slightly different variations (e.g., "John Smith," "J.

Smith," "Smith John"). Not only does this create confusion when communicating with customers but it also skews analytics and reporting.

Another problem that can be resolved through data cleansing is incomplete or missing information. For example, if you have a list of customer addresses without postal codes or phone numbers with missing digits - not only does this hinder effective communication but it also leads to inefficiencies in marketing campaigns or shipping processes.

Furthermore, inconsistent formatting within a dataset can cause headaches for any business relying heavily on accurate reports. Inconsistent date formats (e.g., MM/DD/YYYY vs DD/MM/YYYY), varying capitalization styles (e.g., all uppercase vs sentence case), or different units of measurement are just a few examples where standardization becomes essential for meaningful analysis.

Data cleansing plays a vital role in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of business datasets by eliminating errors such as duplicates, incomplete information, and inconsistent formatting. With clean data at their disposal,
organizations can confidently make informed decisions that drive growth and success.

The different types of data cleansing tools

Data cleansing is an essential process for businesses that rely on accurate and reliable data. With the amount of data being generated and collected every day, it's important to have tools in place to clean, validate, and enhance this data.

There are different types of data cleansing tools available in the market today, each catering to specific needs.

One type of data cleansing tool is deduplication software. This tool helps identify and remove duplicate records from a database or dataset.

By eliminating duplicates, businesses can ensure they are working with only one version of each record, reducing confusion and improving efficiency.

Another type of tool is address validation software. This tool verifies and corrects addresses by cross-checking them against postal databases.

It ensures that addresses are complete, accurate, and up-to-date which can be crucial for logistics companies or businesses that rely on accurate customer information.

Data parsing tools are also commonly used in the cleansing process. These tools help break down unstructured or semi-structured data into structured formats such as columns or fields.

They can extract specific pieces of information from complex documents like invoices or contracts.

Text standardization tools play a vital role in ensuring consistent formatting within datasets. They help normalize variations in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations etc., making the dataset more uniform and easier to work with.

In addition to these types of tools mentioned above there are many other specialized ones available depending on your business requirements such as email validation tools , phone number validators , geocoding services etc.

Remember: Always use short sentences!

The benefits of using data cleansing tools

Data cleansing tools offer numerous benefits for businesses of all sizes and industries. One of the key advantages is improved data accuracy.

By using these tools, organizations can identify and eliminate duplicate or inaccurate records, ensuring that their data is reliable and up to date.

Another benefit is enhanced decision-making. Clean and accurate data provides a solid foundation for making informed business decisions.

With clean data, companies can analyze trends, patterns, and customer behavior more effectively, leading to better strategic planning and increased profitability.

Data cleansing tools also help in maintaining regulatory compliance. Many industries have strict regulations regarding data privacy and security.

By regularly cleansing their data, businesses can ensure compliance with these regulations by eliminating outdated or sensitive information.

Efficiency is another advantage of using these tools. Manual cleaning of large volumes of data can be time-consuming and prone to errors.

Data cleansing software automates the process, saving valuable time and resources while increasing productivity.

Furthermore, utilizing data cleansing tools supports effective communication with customers. Clean customer contact details enable targeted marketing campaigns that reach the right audience at the right time through accurate email addresses or phone numbers.

Incorporating data cleansing tools into your business processes offers significant benefits including improved accuracy, better decision-making capabilities,
regulatory compliance assurance,
increased efficiency,
and enhanced communication with customers.

How to choose the right data cleansing tool for your needs

When it comes to choosing the right data cleansing tool for your needs, there are several factors you should consider. First and foremost, assess your specific requirements and goals.

What type of data do you need to clean? Are there any specific features or functionalities that you require?

Next, consider the scalability of the tool. Will it be able to handle large volumes of data as your business grows? It's important to choose a tool that can accommodate future growth without compromising on performance.

Another crucial factor is ease of use. Look for a tool that has an intuitive interface and requires minimal technical expertise.

This will ensure that your team can easily adapt to using the tool and maximize its potential.

Integration capabilities are also essential. Make sure the data cleansing tool can seamlessly integrate with your existing systems such as CRM or ERP software.

Additionally, consider the level of support provided by the vendor. Do they offer training resources, documentation, and customer support? Having access to reliable support can greatly enhance your experience with the tool.

Don't forget about cost-effectiveness. Evaluate different pricing models and compare them against your budget constraints.

By carefully considering these factors, you'll be well-equipped to choose a data cleansing tool that meets all of your needs and helps streamline your data management processes effectively!

Data cleansing case studies

Data cleansing is a critical process for any organization that deals with large amounts of data. It helps to ensure the accuracy, consistency, and reliability of the data by removing errors, duplicates, inconsistencies, and outdated information.

Many businesses have benefited from using data cleansing tools to improve their data quality and make more informed decisions.

Let's take a look at some real-life case studies where organizations successfully used data cleansing tools to solve their data challenges.

Case Study 1: Company X was struggling with duplicate customer records in their CRM system. This led to inefficiencies in marketing campaigns and customer service efforts.

By implementing a data cleansing tool, they were able to identify and merge duplicate records, resulting in improved campaign targeting and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Case Study 2: Organization Y had been relying on manual processes for validating addresses in their database. This resulted in incorrect shipping information leading to delays and increased costs.

By utilizing an address verification tool as part of their data cleansing strategy, they were able to ensure accurate address information for all customers, streamlining their shipping process and reducing expenses.

Case Study 3: Retailer Z noticed discrepancies in product pricing across different systems within the company. The lack of standardized pricing caused confusion among both employees and customers.

After implementing a comprehensive data cleansing solution that included price validation algorithms, they were able to harmonize product prices across all platforms consistently.

These case studies demonstrate how organizations can leverage various types of data cleansing tools tailored specifically to their needs. By investing in these solutions, companies can avoid costly errors, enhance operational efficiency, gain better insights from reliable datasets while improving overall decision-making capabilities.



In today's data-driven world, data cleansing has become a crucial step in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of your business data. By removing duplicates, correcting errors, and standardizing formats, data cleansing tools can help you maintain high-quality data that drives better decision-making and enhances overall operational efficiency.

Throughout this article, we have explored the different types of data cleansing tools available to businesses. From rule-based to machine learning-powered solutions, there is a wide range of options to choose from based on your specific needs and requirements.

When selecting a data cleansing tool for your organization, it is essential to consider factors such as the complexity of your dataset, level of automation required, scalability options, and integration capabilities with existing systems. Additionally, assessing vendor reputation through customer reviews and case studies can provide valuable insights into their effectiveness.

By investing in the right data cleansing tool for your business needs, you can benefit from improved productivity and cost savings while making more informed decisions based on reliable information. Whether you are an e-commerce store dealing with customer records or a healthcare provider managing patient information – clean and accurate data is key to success.

Remember that implementing a comprehensive approach to maintaining clean data involves ongoing efforts rather than just a one-time fix. Regularly reviewing and updating your datasets will ensure they remain consistent over time.

So don't let messy or inaccurate data hinder your business growth! Explore the various types of data cleansing tools available today and take control over the quality of your valuable information assets.

Start harnessing the power of clean and accurate data now by leveraging these innovative tools tailored specifically for organizations like yours!

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Alex Petter) Featured Security Blog Security Sat, 16 Sep 2023 07:25:09 +1000
CITIC Telecom CPC Continues to Expand Global Footprint, New PoPs in India and Brazil Boost Network Coverage across BRICS https://whatech.com/og/telecommunications/news/755585-citic-telecom-cpc-continues-to-expand-global-footprint-new-pops-in-india-and-brazil-boost-network-coverage-across-brics https://whatech.com/og/telecommunications/news/755585-citic-telecom-cpc-continues-to-expand-global-footprint-new-pops-in-india-and-brazil-boost-network-coverage-across-brics

Actively Responds to "Belt and Road Initiative" and Strengthens Digital Economy Collaboration



HONG KONG, Sept 15, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom", SEHK: 1883) is pleased to announce the launch of new points of presence (PoP) in Brazil following the deployment of a PoP in India early this year to keep pace with customer business development. The new PoPs boost the company's full service coverage and resource deployment in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to deliver faster and seamless global connectivity, provide a full spectrum of integrated "Cloud, Network, Intelligence, Security" services globally, helping enterprises accelerate international operations and high-quality digitization development.


This year marks the 10th anniversary of China's "Belt and Road Initiative", accompanied by the expansion of BRICS with the addition of new member countries, emerging markets and developing countries in BRICS create vast market, trading and investment opportunities, and also strengthen technological innovation and business collaboration across different industries. As a leading Global-local DICT service provider, CITIC Telecom is fully committed to joining hands with CITIC Group and its subsidiaries, leveraging synergies, to actively respond to the "Belt and Road Initiative" to accelerate global resource deployment, strengthen digital infrastructure and provide robust support for the strategic development of a digital China.

Mr. Brook Wong, Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Telecom CPC, said, "CITIC Telecom CPC keeps pace with the digital era and demonstrated unwavering dedication in implementing national strategies. We have not only taken a lead in forming a unique international collaboration network in the "Belt and Road" region, along RCEP countries, the Greater Bay Area and other regions, but have also leveraged our extensive global resources and full spectrum of intelligent ICT products and services to enhance service coverage in BRICS, seamlessly connect China-Asia-Africa Economic Corridor for multinational companies, and accelerate the digital transformation of diverse industries.

The addition of two new PoPs in India and Brazil this year delivers elevated levels of security, efficiency and exceptional services to global customers. This demonstrates our dedication to the high-quality development of the "Belt and Road" strategy while fueling new growth for the digital economy in countries along the Belt & Road, and driving the digital transformation of customers across the regions."

Implementing Globalization Core Value and Fostering High-quality "Belt and Road" Development
CITIC Telecom CPC puts customers first, keeps pace with customer business development in expanding network coverage, deepens information security framework, and supports customers to remain competitive in both international markets and local operations. With "Innovation Never Stops" motto, world-class ICT infrastructure and Global-Local capabilities, CITIC Telecom CPC's global network resources have covered five continents around the world, seamlessly connecting over 165 points POPs in which more than 100 PoPs are located in over 80 major business cities in China to address multinational enterprise demands across the globe.

CITIC Telecom CPC's network coverage in BRICS is further strengthened with the new PoPs in India and Brazil. {loadads}They have completed its global service deployment, enhanced network security and reliability, scalability, cost effectiveness and provided exceptional user experience.

CITIC Telecom CPC's "Cloud, Network, Intelligence, Security" integrated platform includes MPLS private network, SDWAN network connectivity, SASE and security suites, and comprehensive cloud solutions, addressing the infrastructure needs of multinational companies for local operations, fully supporting enterprise innovations, developing a digital and intelligent landscape, and further expanding global business.

Mr Brook Wong added, "Anchored by our motto "Innovation Never Stops", we consistently adhere to our core value and commitment of providing customers with superior services. As a Global-local DICT service provider, CITIC Telecom CPC will continue to enhance global network deployment while fostering innovative service resources, enabling us to deliver more customized and localized ICT solutions to our valued customers.

We empower enterprises in seizing opportunities brought forward by the "Belt and Road Initiative" and swiftly adapting to the ever-changing business environment. We remain steadfast in our commitment to be the trusted DICT service partner for customers."

About CITIC Telecom CPC
We are CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), serving multinational enterprises the world over by addressing their specific ICT requirements with highly scalable tailored solutions built upon our flagship technology suites, comprising TrueCONNECT(TM) private network solutions, TrustCSI(TM) information security solutions, DataHOUSE(TM) cloud data center solutions, and SmartCLOUD(TM) cloud computing solutions.

With the motto "Innovation Never Stops," we leverage innovative technologies, embracing AI, AR, Big Data, IoT, and other cutting-edge emerging technologies to transform technical potential into business value for our customers. As an enterprise digital transformation partner, we strive to help our customers achieve industry-leading positions, high agility, and cost-efficiency through digitalization.

With our Global-Local capabilities, we are committed to providing our customers with one-stop-shop ICT solutions with superior quality. Having a worldwide footprint across nearly 160 countries and regions, including Asia, Europe and America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, our global network resources connect over 165 points of presence (POPs), 60+ SDWAN gateways, 21 Cloud service centers, 30+ data centers, and three dedicated 24x7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs).

We are certified with a series of international certifications, including SD-WAN Ready, ISO 9001, 14001, 20000, 27001, and 27017, to ensure our services compliance with international standards and resources for enterprises. We offer local professional services, superior delivery capabilities as well as exceptional customer experience and best practices through our global presence and extensive industry know-how, becoming a leading integrated intelligent ICT service provider to enterprise customers.
For more information, please visit www.citictel-cpc.com

Media Contacts:

Catherine Yuen
(852) 2170 7536
Email: catherine.yuen@citictel-cpc.com

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Marie Bergado) Featured Telecommunications News Telecommunications Sat, 16 Sep 2023 07:23:09 +1000
HKTDC Hong Kong Watch Design Competition mixes creativity, playfulness https://whatech.com/og/conferences/blog/755587-hktdc-hong-kong-watch-design-competition-mixes-creativity-playfulness https://whatech.com/og/conferences/blog/755587-hktdc-hong-kong-watch-design-competition-mixes-creativity-playfulness

Hong Kong International Watch Forum explores regional trade trends



HONG KONG, Sept 15, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Nearly 15,000 buyers from 95 countries and regions attended the physical exhibitions of the 42nd HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and 11th Salon de TE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd. The physical exhibitions ended on 9 September but under the hybrid EXHIBITION+ format the online exhibitions continue until 16 September.

During the fairs, the results of the 40th Hong Kong Watch Design Competition, also organised by the three organisers, were announced. Winning and finalist entries were prominently displayed to global visitors.

Open Group champion of the 40th Hong Kong Watch & Clock Design Competition: Scroll Bar.

To provide industry professionals with the latest market trends and insights from the global watch and clock industry, the HKTDC organised the Hong Kong International Watch Forum on the first day of the fairs (5 September). Representatives from watch associations in Mainland China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea and Switzerland were invited to discuss the industry's regional trade performance and global outlook.

On 6 September, the annual Asian Watch Conference was held with the theme, Shaping the Future of Watch: The Next Design Trends. Speakers delved into sustainability in watchmaking as well as the latest trends and future directions of watch design to inspire new ideas.

Hong Kong Watch Design Competition - uncovering talent

The Hong Kong Watch Design Competition has been striving to elevate the design and quality of Hong Kong watches and clocks and encourage creative ideas, while also identifying local design talent and injecting a new impetus into the industry. {loadads}The competition's 40th edition featured an Open Group and a Student Group, with the themes The Beauty of Perspective and Game Code, respectively.

The competition was enthusiastically received, with 84 high-quality entries submitted. Winners were selected by a judging panel comprising nine industry leaders and celebrity judge Jessica Hsuan.

In the Open Group, Tam Kwok Tung emerged as champion with Scroll Bar. By ingeniously manipulating perspective, the design creates a sense of depth within the confined space of the wrist, revealing the aesthetic allure of traditional mechanical watches.

The first runner-up was Chan Kar Him with TRAVERSE, which features an entirely transparent case and employs a horizontal assembly method to fully highlight the exquisite craftsmanship of watch movement. Second runner-up was Heromex Watch Company Limited for its design, Mondrian.

Inspired by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, the watch uses basic shapes and primary colours to create an abstract composition. The radiating black lines on the dial are complemented by scattered colour blocks and a skeleton movement, expressing the aesthetics of perspective.

Within the Student Group, Wong Yin Yeung of the Youth College International clinched the champion title for his design, TANZZLE. The designer believed the distance between people brought by the pandemic could be bridged by games in the post-pandemic era.

His watch features a foldable design and incorporates a Tangram on the watch face. Wearers can engage in exciting matches with friends anytime and anywhere by racing to form various shapes and graphics with the Tangram.

The versatile game play and minimalistic design of the watch inspire limitless creativity.

The first runner-up of the Student Group was Pui Hong Yiu of the School for Higher and Professional Education (DILWL) with Over Game, which features a yellow and black square case that resembles a mini arcade game machine. The face of the watch showcases a scene from the classic game Pac-Man.

Meanwhile on the back, a maze game with two steel balls represents the Pac-Man characters giving chase and eluding capture. This playful design embodies a work hard, play hard attitude towards life.

The second runner-up was Kwong Wai Yin of the Hong Kong Design Institute for Target. Inspired by the ever-challenging claw machines, she created a watch case in the shape of a coin, symbolising a chance to play, as well as a catch-type clasp.

The design conveys the idea of seizing every opportunity.

All the winning and finalist entries were displayed during the Watch & Clock Fair, where the Award Presentation Ceremony of the 40th Watch Design Competition cum Fashion x Watch Parade was also held.

Hong Kong International Watch Forum - profitability trends up in Mainland China

The HKTDC hosted the Hong Kong International Watch Forum on 5 September, inviting representatives from watch associations to discuss the industry's most recent regional trade performance and global outlook.

Zhang Hong-guang, Director General of the China Horologe Association, cited statistics on 297 watch and clock enterprises in Mainland China. He pointed out that the industry's cumulative revenue in the first half of this year reached RMB12.491 billion (US$137.5 million), down 11.3% from the previous year, while clock production was 33.6132 million pieces, a year-on-year decline of 9.05% and watch production fell 23.64% to 45.6928 million pieces .

Mr Zhang said: "In the first half of 2023, despite Mainland China's economic development remaining generally steady, the watch and clock industry's revenue fell 11% year-on-year. Cumulative exports rose 2.28% year on year to US$2.252 billion.

Among this, exports of watch movements reached US$678 million, up 9.79% over the previous year. Cumulative imports totalled US$2.33 billion, an increase of 11.48% year-on-year.

These figures suggest that market demand is recovering. With consumption momentum picking up, the watch and clock industry's production, sales and profitability are all improving, and the market is trending upwards."

Overseas makers' prices and volumes grow

Mari Yamazaki, General Manager of the Japan Clock and Watch Association, reported that there were positive signs of recovery in the Japanese watch and clock markets after travel restrictions were lifted following a prolonged downturn caused by COVID-19. The momentum of recovery had decelerated but Japanese watch exports in the first half of the year still exceeded 42.4 billion yen (US$288 million), marking a 12% year on year rise.

Notably mechanical watch sales experienced the most significant growth, surging 26% to reach 11.7 billion yen. This trend underscored the enduring popularity of mechanical watches among consumers over the past decade, with high-end watch prices aligning with global trends.

According to Dr Guido Grohmann, Managing Director of the German Association of Jewellery, Watches, Clocks & Supplying Industry, German watch and clock exports recorded a 10% year on year increase last year, rising from EUR1.5 billion (USD1.61 billion) to EUR1.702 billion. Imports also rebounded, escalating from EUR1.865 billion in 2020 to EUR2.195 billion in 2021.

Furthermore, the import volume in the previous year reached a new high of EUR2.524 billion, up 15.1% on the year.

Dr Jean Daniel Pasche, President of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH, highlighted that Switzerland exported watches worth 13 billion Swiss francs (US$14.58 billion) in the first half of this year. Exports of electronic watches surged 18.8% year on year while mechanical watch exports showed an 11% growth.

The global appeal of Swiss watches led to increased exports to several countries and regions during the first half of this year, including the United States (+9.9%), Mainland China (+25.4%), Hong Kong (+28.8%), Japan (+5.9%), and the United Kingdom (+7.8%).

Guillaume Adam, General Secretary of the France Horlogerie, said that in 2021 France emerged as the world's fifth-largest exporter of watches and the fourth-largest exporter of watch components and straps. Based on the most recent export data, watch exports from France rose 17% between June last year and May this year, with a 21% increase in watch exports and a 4% rise in the exports of components and straps.

Dae-Boong Kim, Executive Director of the Korea Watch & Clock Industry Cooperative, observed that the consumption of watches and clocks in Korea displayed divergent trends. Consumption of high-end and luxury brand watches continued to rise as the local economy and living standards improved.

In 2022, Korea's affluent population spent more than US$16.8 billion on high-end, branded watches, highlighting the country's market and demand for these products.

Industry experts examine industry trends and market outlook

The Asian Watch Conference on 6 September was themed Shaping the Future of Watch: The Next Design Trends. The event featured Anna Dai, Research Analyst of Euromonitor International (Hong Kong), who shared insights on how sustainability was shaping the future of watchmaking.

She elaborated on how global brands were integrating ESG (environmental, social, and governance) principles into every facet of their watch manufacturing processes, starting from design to the sourcing of materials. The event also welcomed Zhang Jianmin, Founder & President of Shenzhen CIGA Design Co., Ltd., who provided an account of the success achieved by his domestically established watch brand.

He highlighted the journey of Mainland Chinese watches advancing from their origins in Shenzhen to gaining global recognition and prominent in Geneva. His discussion emphasised how Mainland watches had improved in various aspects, including design, production and sales.

Independent Swiss watchmaker Ollivier Savelli discussed innovative design concepts and development directions embraced by independent Swiss wristwatches, introducing fresh inspiration and ideas to the world of watch design.

- Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair: hkwatchfair.hktdc.com
- Salon de TE: hkwatchfair.hktdc.com/te
- Intelligence Hub: www.hktdc.com/event/hkwatchfair/en/intelligence-hub
- Photo download: bit.ly/3EwMJZk

Media enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Communications & Public Affairs Department:
Frankie Leung, Tel:+852 2584 4298, Email: frankie.cy.leung@hktdc.org
Agnes Wat, Tel: +852 2584 4554, Email: agnes.ky.wat@hktdc.org


The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.

The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels.

For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Marie Bergado) Featured Conferences Blog Conferences Sat, 16 Sep 2023 07:22:17 +1000
Opencart Product Customizer Extension by Knowband: Boost Sales with Personalization https://whatech.com/og/ecommerce/news/755598-opencart-product-customizer-extension-by-knowband-boost-sales-with-personalization https://whatech.com/og/ecommerce/news/755598-opencart-product-customizer-extension-by-knowband-boost-sales-with-personalization

In this article, we've delved into the capabilities of Knowband's Opencart Product Customizer Extension, a dynamic tool for e-commerce stores. From its user-friendly interface to multiple customization options and real-time previews, we've explored its features.


In the world of e-commerce, customization is the name of the game. Customers are no longer satisfied with one-size-fits-all products; they want something that reflects their individuality.

Opencart, a popular e-commerce platform, recognizes this demand, and Knowband's Opencart Product Customizer Extension is here to meet it. In this article, we will explore the features and benefits of this powerful tool, which can help take your online store to the next level.

1. Introduction to Opencart Product Customizer Extension

Opencart Product Customizer is a game-changing extension designed to empower both e-commerce store owners and their customers. It enables customers to personalize products according to their preferences, whether it's adding a custom message, selecting colors, or uploading images.

2. Key Features of Knowband's Opencart Product Designer/Customizer Extension

Opencart Product Customizer Extension comes with a wide array of features to enhance the shopping experience:

2.1. User-Friendly Interface

The extension boasts an intuitive interface that ensures customers can easily customize products without any technical expertise.

2.2. Multiple Customization Options

Customers can choose from a variety of options, including text, colors, fonts, and images, allowing them to create truly unique products.

2.3. Real-Time Preview

The real-time preview feature lets customers see how their customizations will look before making a purchase, boosting their confidence in their choices.


2.4. Mobile Responsiveness

The Opencart Product Designer/Customizer extension is fully responsive on mobile devices, ensuring a seamless experience for customers shopping on smartphones and tablets.

2.5. Integration with Product Pages

Store owners can effortlessly integrate the Customizer tool into their product pages, making it easy for customers to access.

3. How to Install and Set Up the Extension

Installing Knowband's Opencart Product Designer/Customizer Module is a straightforward process. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions provided in the user manual to get started.

4. Customization Options for Customers

Customers can let their creativity shine with a wide range of customization options:

  • Text: Add personalized text, names, or messages.
  • Colors: Choose from a spectrum of colors to match individual preferences.
  • Fonts: Select from various fonts to give a unique touch.
  • Images: Upload images or logos to be printed on the product.

5. Boosting Sales with Personalization

Personalization has a direct impact on sales. When customers can create products that resonate with their style and identity, they are more likely to make a purchase.

This extension helps increase conversions and average order values.

6. Compatibility and Support

Opencart Product Customizer Extension is compatible with the latest versions of Opencart and comes with dedicated customer support to assist with any queries or issues.

7. Pricing

The extension offers flexible pricing plans to accommodate businesses of all sizes. Whether you're just starting out as a small business or leading a large enterprise, we have a plan tailored to meet your requirements.

8. Tips for Maximizing the Extension's Potential

To make the most of Knowband's Opencart Product Customizer Extension, consider these tips:

  • Promote the customization feature on your homepage.
  • Offer discounts or promotions for customized products.
  • Gather customer feedback to continually improve the customization options.

9. Conclusion

Knowband's Opencart Product Designer/Customizer extension is a powerful tool that brings the magic of personalization to your online store. By allowing customers to create products that reflect their unique tastes, you can boost sales, enhance customer satisfaction, and stay ahead in the competitive e-commerce landscape.

Take the first step towards a more personalized shopping experience by installing this extension today.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Nitin Srivastava) Featured eCommerce News eCommerce Sat, 16 Sep 2023 07:11:36 +1000
B2B Tech Sales Trends Every High Tech Sales Rep Should Know https://whatech.com/og/sales-automation/news/755599-b2b-tech-sales-trends-every-high-tech-sales-rep-should-know https://whatech.com/og/sales-automation/news/755599-b2b-tech-sales-trends-every-high-tech-sales-rep-should-know

Staying on top of the newest B2B sales trends and adopting them into your plan is essential for increasing revenue and staying ahead of the competition. Although it is difficult to forecast what will happen in the B2B sector, it is always reasonable to assume that nothing new will occur.


Several things have changed this year, as you are aware, but one thing has remained constant: sales activity has not slowed down. For sales and marketing to succeed, originality and ingenuity are becoming increasingly vital, as they have been for some time.

A renewed focus on salespeople’s roles as well as the tools and technology that may assist them in doing what they do best. That’s the basis for these tech sales trends for this year.

Personalization and CRM

CRM is becoming increasingly important because it helps bring data from many corporate silos together. It combines data from selling, marketing, customer support, and social media, giving salespeople access to data from a single spot.

It has evolved into more than simply a glorified organizer or a spreadsheet substitute in the current area.

Today’s modern client utilizes more than two electronic devices, giving sales and marketing a distinct edge in gaining a better perspective of customer activity and the ability to hyper-personalize.

It’s simpler to follow up on meetings using CRM, there’s less information loss, and targeting clients is a lot easier. 

Related: Not Just an Address Book: 4 Hacks to Turn a CRM into a True Sales Tool

Account-based Marketing

Although ABM has been there for a while, it is projected to see substantial growth in the next few years. {loadads}The reason for this is obvious.

At its finest, ABM examines the synchronization of marketing and sales operations. When the pair agree to work together and use a spearhead instead of a net, the fish they capture will almost certainly be larger.

Apart from discovering the greatest match accounts, the major success of ABM is having both sales and marketing working together toward a single goal.

With modern ABM, marketing may send targeted communications to targeted accounts that salespeople are working overtime to convert. They’ll all be constantly communicating, which will boost income.

Related: Account-based Marketing: Why It Delivers the Highest ROI


Because of automation, this tendency has considerably improved. The use of technology, AI, and other new technologies to automate repetitive, time-consuming, and difficult processes helps divert sales people’ attention toward sales activities, making them more effective and productive.

Non-sales operations like data entry, email contact research, and other administrative duties might be automated to save up critical time for sales personnel, allowing them to focus on sales. At the same time, it’s important to keep in mind that automation must be useful and cannot infiltrate the zone where prospects seek customization.

It can’t surprise the prospect by invading their privacy.

Related: How Marketing Automation Can Help Drive Leads For Your SaaS Company

Digital Sales Rooms

Transactional sales will become even more automated in the future. Salespeople will devote more time to larger possibilities that need a consultative approach, discovery sessions, and customized bids.

More individuals will become involved, both as buyers and sellers.

Customer-facing digital portals and microsites will gain popularity as a result of these broader sales processes. Parties may exchange pertinent materials, interact, and create personalized offers for potential purchasers.

By reducing any buyer friction even before the contract is signed, the purpose is to improve the connection. These platforms also allow vendors to measure the material their customers watch and engage with, which is essential for determining which content has the most impact.

Product-led Growth

Operating in the software sector, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “product-led growth” a few times. Companies, as you may know, can have a variety of sales and growth methods.

Some companies rely on sales-driven growth, while others rely on marketing-driven growth. Product-led growth is the newest buzzword.

It’s a sales process in which the product is the primary driver of new company sales, growth sales, and retention. PLG businesses frequently use a freeware or free trial business model to allow potential consumers to test the product before speaking with sales.

Looking to generate more tech sales leads? Visit Callbox today.

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webmaster@whatech.com.au (Rebecca Matias) Featured Sales Automation News Sales Automation Sat, 16 Sep 2023 07:11:16 +1000