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Friction-Free Digital Experiences

Be it Singapore’s famed high-rise condominiums that feature communal recreational facilities, or big telecom corporations monitoring and tracking employee health – each of them is investing in digital platforms to keep their customers and employees happy. Extentia is proud to have played a pivotal role in these initiatives. Read More

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Salesforce AppExchange and Payments

As AppExchange developers, have any of you found an easy way to manage payments and subscriptions for your apps? We ourselves have found that managing subscriptions, and different payment cycles for different customers isn’t as straightforward as we hoped it would be. Read More

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Digital Transformation in Agriculture

A global agribusiness sources its farm-produce from over 150,000 small-acreage farmers within a certain radius of their factories. They needed to maintain accurate details about each farm to efficiently purchase and pay for the farm produce. Read More

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Where Machine Learning Meets Artificial Intelligence

AI has empowered organizations to create, strategize, and innovate at an entirely new level, driving growth and productivity. By eliminating repetitive tasks, AI has trained machines and allowed the workforce to instead focus on value analysis, decision-making, and innovation. Read More

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Top Ten Reasons to Build a Native App

In the world of mobile applications, we are always looking for the next frontier of better user experience, performance, and a range of other benefits. We get a lot of questions about native vs hybrid apps for smartphones and tablets. Read More

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The Impact of IoT on Businesses

The Internet has been around for a while but it’s only been the product of people – all the images, graphics, videos, data, games, and more were created by the people, for the people, and about the people. Compare the Internet to a well-knit fabric – woven all into us, this internet of people changed the norms of connectivity at that point of time. Well, there is another and more advanced internet, emerging to take the world by storm – it’s about connecting things, it’s called the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Read More

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The Rise of Fog Computing

Just when we got used to the term cloud computing, we got introduced to something called fog computing – which is just an extension of cloud computing but has become the latest buzzword. In pure technical terms, it’s the form of computing where the data is managed and processed at the edge of the network, rather than routing it through a central data center in the cloud – hence deriving the name edge computing or fogging. Read More

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The Connected Car – Here's the Next Generation Gadget, on Wheels!

Today, a car is more than just a ride between two places – it is a nerve center of activity for daily life. People are looking to have truly connected experiences in their cars so that they can get more done, save time, and make life easier. Read More

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Digital Lifecycle Decisions – Should You Consider a Native or Mobile Web App?

As a forward-thinking IT provider, we feel it is important to keep our customers informed about key decisions that they will likely face in their digital lifecycle. One of these decisions concerns how to best address the needs of your customers while they are altering their computing lifestyles – from desktop to mobile. Read More

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History of Virtual Reality

According to Virtual Reality Society, the definition of virtual reality (VR) comes from the definitions for both ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’. The definition of ‘virtual’ is near and ‘reality’ is what we experience as human beings. So the term ‘virtual reality’ basically means ‘near-reality’. This could of course mean anything but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation. Read More

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Engineer the Experience

In today's world, there is a lot of interdependence between technology and design. To create awareness about this, Extentia’s Design Studio held a series of sessions – ‘Engineer the Experience’. Rather than aspiring to make designers out of project managers and developers, the focus was on user experience – how do we with combined forces deliver well-designed technology to our end users? Read More

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A Guide to Selecting an Outsourcing Partner

Navigating the world of outsourcing can be complex, but one thing is certain, pretty much everyone already knows how to do it because we personally outsource many of our personal tasks such as cooking, landscaping, handyman tasks, and more. Read More

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Ever Heard of a Black Swan Lake?

The pool of Big Data is an ever expanding body of pure and pristine information. It covers many surfaces and fields of study, faithfully reflecting the nature of the landscape around. Many data analysts can be seen walking around the lake’s shore trying to decipher patterns, trends, and behaviors in the data. One such lake of information was that of the American elections. Read More

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How to Leverage the Power of Technology to Increase Sales Productivity

Sales productivity is one of the key concerns for businesses today, and why not? Closing deals is after all that keeps the business running. To delve deeper into the topic, let’s first understand the concept of sales productivity. Read More

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The Mobile-first Impact on Enterprise Mobility: Three Giants Focus on EMM

Enterprise mobility management has grown by leaps and bounds in recent times, and the increased popularity is a direct consequence of the penetration and reach of smartphones, which has had a massive impact. Read More

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A View from the Bridge

When the arts meet technology sparks are sure to fly. Set against the dynamic and transient world of tech, and armed with a quiver of poetry and prose my journey at Extentia will definitely be eventful. A slice of life from a cake that is yet to know its fate, do have a read of what the world of Extentia looks like to a pair of eyes more accustomed to a book than a computer. As I make my way from one world to another join me as I appreciate — A View from the Bridge. Read More

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5 App Technology Lessons from Pokémon GO!

Pokémon GO has gone mega viral since the interactive Augmented Reality game's launch, breaking records and topping the mobile apps charts. Read More

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iOS 10 - First Impressions of the Latest Version of Apple's Famous OS

There are many reasons why Apple has been one of the leading lights of the global smartphone market ever since the iPhone was launched. Read More

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The Implications of Conversational Commerce in 2016

The hashtag is dead. Or at least that's what trends, statistics and industry experts the world over are saying. Social media has scaled its peak and is already on a downward trajectory. Read More

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9 of the Best Skills from the Alexa App via Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is one of the coolest and most unique gadgets out there today. It may look like a standard cylindrical Bluetooth speaker, but it is a little smarter and more capable than that. It is voice activated and uses far-field technology to boost its range of hearing. Read More

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Native, Web and Hybrid Apps – Understanding the Fundamentals

You might be one of the countless individuals from the world over who is researching app development for your business. Maybe you had an idea that you think has immense potential, or you are just plain curious about what app development can do for you. Read More

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Pros & Cons of In-house Vs. Outsourced Mobile App Development

A few years ago, mobile app development was something that large corporations indulged in to take their customer interactions to the next level. Times have changed since then, and today businesses big, small and everything in between are looking into developing their own smartphone application to help serve their customers better. Read More

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An Apple a Day – Uncover the Hidden Features of iOS 9

iOS 9 is tech giant Apple’s ninth installment in its operation system (OS) series – iOS. Announced in June 2015 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and first released on 17 September that year, iOS 9 is less about wholesale changes from its predecessor, and more about making the whole experience a lot more convenient and fluid. Read More

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An Introduction to Augmented Reality App Development

The next big thing on the technology circuit is augmented reality. A facet of technology that is already gathering momentum, augmented reality (AR) is the creation of a virtual image set against the backdrop of the real world through a specific device. Read More

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7 useful programming languages for mobile app development

Mobile app development is an industry that is expanding unbelievably quickly. Global research and analysis powerhouse Gartner recently published an article that ably supports this statement. Read More

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Security in mobile applications — Top concern for businesses

The smartphone explosion has created wider ripples than anyone would have imagined. Today, because of the sheer mobility and convenience on offer, it seems like everyone using a smartphone to help make all aspects of life simpler and better. Read More

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Startup India

Recently, the government’s relationship with startups changed drastically. During last year’s Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the Startup India campaign to improve the environment for startups across India. Read More

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Why India is the Perfect Place for Startups

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the Startup India campaign. Since then, many efforts have been made to promote the country’s startup ecosystem: restrictions have been removed (such as the “license raj” and land permissions) and incentives have been put in place. Read More

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How Co-working Spaces Help Startups

There are many well-known challenges associated with startups. They range from unavoidable financial difficulties to, maybe less obviously, the loneliness experienced within the initial stages of setting up a startup. Read More

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5 Reasons Why Startups Need Accelerators

The number of startups in India is currently experiencing a boom. With more than 4,200 new companies, India ranks 3rd globally for its amount of startup ecosystems. There are many opportunities but competition is undoubtedly extremely intense. This is where accelerators can help. Read More

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Wearable Technology – The Next Big Thing for Retailers

Wearable technology is making waves across the world, and is predicted to be the next big thing in mobile technology. Wearable tech is essentially smart devices that can be worn on one’s person and provide data collection, communication and a variety of other features based on the device. Read More

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Big Data Issues and Challenges for Enterprises

Data constantly flows in from varied sources at an extraordinary pace and businesses are seeking ways to extract meaning out of it. This data, known as Big Data, can be structured or unstructured and cannot be managed using traditional analytics, owing to its size. However, size is not the only aspect of Big Data that distinguishes it from traditional data, but a variety of other factors as well. Read More

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The Internet of Things: Changing the Agriculture Landscape

Agriculture is one of the hallmarks of civilization. The development of this industry goes as far back as 9500 BC and some would argue even more, and could easily be classified as the oldest industry in existence. The cultivation of sustenance has been one of the most human of endeavors since the beginning of evolution and it is still one of the pillars of human industry today, and will remain an integral part of human life until the end of time. Read More

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Humanizing our Technology: Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) allows people to experience, explore and interact with three-dimensional environments created by computers. Users can feel as if they are actually riding rollercoasters, looking over potential homes abroad or even flying a plane. What makes VR so exciting is the huge range of possibilities; the options are endless. Read More

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Wearable Tech! — What the Future Beholds?

Human beings have an innate ability to sense and understand context, the wearables revolution augments things to further add to that ability and amplify it to make better sense of collated data. Read More

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Enterprise Mobility Management

Due to the increased use of wireless networks, smartphones, mobile computing services in businesses, Enterprise mobility management (EMM) now holds a very significant place in our day-to-day lives. It is a set of people, processes and technology focused on managing computing services. EMM determines how mobile information technology should be integrated with work processes and objectives, and how using these devices in the workplace supports employees. Read More

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Cloud Computing and Mobility

Cloud computing has grown leaps and bounds through a rise in innovation and technology and is further growing at an incredible speed. Cloud denotes a distinct IT environment that is intended to remotely provision scalable and measured IT resources. It is a network providing remote access to a set of distributed IT resources in a variety of requirements of Web-based architectures. Read More

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The Future is Now: Augmented Reality in 2016

Augmented Reality (AR) has the ability to enhance a person’s perception of the world. By layering the environment with information and virtual objects like graphics, sounds, videos or GPS the real world obtains new features. An individual can now experience an augmented world without having to leave their actual surroundings. Read More

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Should you build a Premium, Freemium or Subscription app?

The world of mobile apps is expanding at an exponential rate, with more and more app creators churning out their products, and this trend is not likely to slow down any time soon. The dynamic app market will continue to evolve in the near future. So far, the biggest contributing factor to an app’s success has been high download volumes, but that is about to change. Read More

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Mobile App Development in 2016: The Android vs. iOS Rivalry Continues

The Android vs. iOS saga is one that underscores the entire global smartphone landscape today. Read More

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At the Prospects' Fingertips: Mobile Apps Helping Businesses Grow?

In today’s day and age, it seems like every business out there has an App. From grocers to sportswear companies, pizza places to florists and everything in between. All providers of products and services, big or small, seem to be going down the App route. Read More

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Ask Yourself These 3 All-Important Questions Before Building Mobile Apps for IoT

There are already IoT products that have begun selling in the mainstream – products such as automated lighting systems, a whole bevy of ‘connected homes’ products, smartwatches and other wearable devices, and even connected appliances such as smart ovens among many other things. So, it would be fair to say then that the IoT revolution is right at our doorstep, and a lot of App builders are hoping to capitalize on this, the next big technology movement of our times. Read More

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‘Rule the Aisles, Rule the Show’ – Extentia at FICCI Frames 2016

Rule the aisles, rule the show! These priceless words of advice were given to Sunita and me way back in 1994 when we were at Comdex in Las Vegas. At that time we were launching KidMail - an email client for kids (yes, it was 1994) and Sunita had the privilege of wearing a large cutout mailbox and walking round the aisles inviting people to our stall. And they came! Read More

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Staying Ahead of the Enterprise Mobility Trends in 2016

Enterprise mobility is one of the most prominent trends to sweep across the corporate world in 2015, and this pattern appears to be growing for 2016 as well. Read More

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A Peek into the Most Successful Mobile App Marketing Strategies

If people do not know about your App, how will they download and use it? Your mobile App success hinges on another important component of the whole process — App marketing. Read More

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9 Must-Have Tools for an Android Developer's Toolkit

App development is the latest rage in tech circles. A relatively straightforward way to create a legacy, not to mention swell your bank balance, developers are limited only by their imaginations and the whims of fate. You never know where the next WhatsApp, Instagram, Angry Birds, or Temple Run might come from, and propel its maker to riches and dizzying heights of success. Read More

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How to Develop a Mobile App that is a Bestseller

The phrase “there’s an App for that” has become an all-too-familiar and recurring one in modern lexicon. From the extremely useful to the incredibly fun, the derisively pointless and just plain bizarre, it seems like there is already an App for everything under the sun. Read More

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Creating a Foolproof App Development Business Plan

There have officially been more mobile devices than people in the world since late 2014, and that number of 7.19 billion devices in existence (according to this news piece) and the rate at which people are taking to such devices does not look like it will slow down any time soon. Read More

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A Sneak Peek into Mobile App Development & the Costs Involved

Mobile app development has become one of the most sought-after and trendy technology-based industries of late. According to the Wall Street Journal, mobile App usage rose by 58% in 2015. Read More

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Enterprise Mobility Management 101 – EMM Made Simple for CIOs

A Chief Information Officer or CIO is the master and surveyor of a company’s information technology infrastructure. A senior member in the firm’s management power corridors, as is evident from the three-letter abbreviated moniker, he is the first and last word on an enterprise’s IT efforts. Read More

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Android vs. iOS App Development: 5 Key Differences

iOS and Android are the most dominant OS forces in the smartphone market today. The reason this can be safely said is that the numbers back the claim up. Read More

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August 7, 2017

Extentia to Participate as Registration Sponsor in SAP’s Asian Innovators Summit 2017 in Singapore

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August 3, 2017

The Extentia Blog: Salesforce AppExchange and Payments

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August 2, 2017

Extentia and Salesforce – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

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August 1, 2017

Extentia Breakfast Talk: ‘Women and the Will to Lead’

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WEARABLE COMPUTING

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Wearable Technology – The Next Big Thing for Retailers

Wearable technology is making waves across the world, and is predicted to be the next big thing in mobile technology. Wearable tech is essentially smart devices that can be worn on one’s person and provide data collection, communication and a variety of other features based on the device. Read More

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Wearable Tech! — What the Future Beholds?

Human beings have an innate ability to sense and understand context, the wearables revolution augments things to further add to that ability and amplify it to make better sense of collated data. Read More

Media

August 7, 2017

Extentia to Participate as Registration Sponsor in SAP’s Asian Innovators Summit 2017 in Singapore

Read More

August 3, 2017

The Extentia Blog: Salesforce AppExchange and Payments

Read More

August 2, 2017

Extentia and Salesforce – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Read More

August 1, 2017

Extentia Breakfast Talk: ‘Women and the Will to Lead’

Read More

VIRTUAL REALITY

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History of Virtual Reality

According to Virtual Reality Society, the definition of virtual reality (VR) comes from the definitions for both ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’. The definition of ‘virtual’ is near and ‘reality’ is what we experience as human beings. So the term ‘virtual reality’ basically means ‘near-reality’. This could of course mean anything but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation. Read More

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Humanizing our Technology: Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) allows people to experience, explore and interact with three-dimensional environments created by computers. Users can feel as if they are actually riding rollercoasters, looking over potential homes abroad or even flying a plane. What makes VR so exciting is the huge range of possibilities; the options are endless. Read More

Media

August 7, 2017

Extentia to Participate as Registration Sponsor in SAP’s Asian Innovators Summit 2017 in Singapore

Read More

August 3, 2017

The Extentia Blog: Salesforce AppExchange and Payments

Read More

August 2, 2017

Extentia and Salesforce – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Read More

August 1, 2017

Extentia Breakfast Talk: ‘Women and the Will to Lead’

Read More

STARTUP CONSULTING

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Startup India

Recently, the government’s relationship with startups changed drastically. During last year’s Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the Startup India campaign to improve the environment for startups across India. Read More

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Why India is the Perfect Place for Startups

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the Startup India campaign. Since then, many efforts have been made to promote the country’s startup ecosystem: restrictions have been removed (such as the “license raj” and land permissions) and incentives have been put in place. Read More

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How Co-working Spaces Help Startups

There are many well-known challenges associated with startups. They range from unavoidable financial difficulties to, maybe less obviously, the loneliness experienced within the initial stages of setting up a startup. Read More

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5 Reasons Why Startups Need Accelerators

The number of startups in India is currently experiencing a boom. With more than 4,200 new companies, India ranks 3rd globally for its amount of startup ecosystems. There are many opportunities but competition is undoubtedly extremely intense. This is where accelerators can help. Read More

Media

August 7, 2017

Extentia to Participate as Registration Sponsor in SAP’s Asian Innovators Summit 2017 in Singapore

Read More

August 3, 2017

The Extentia Blog: Salesforce AppExchange and Payments

Read More

August 2, 2017

Extentia and Salesforce – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Read More

August 1, 2017

Extentia Breakfast Talk: ‘Women and the Will to Lead’

Read More

ENTERPRISE MOBILITY

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Digital Lifecycle Decisions – Should You Consider a Native or Mobile Web App?

As a forward-thinking IT provider, we feel it is important to keep our customers informed about key decisions that they will likely face in their digital lifecycle. One of these decisions concerns how to best address the needs of your customers while they are altering their computing lifestyles – from desktop to mobile. Read More

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Enterprise Mobility Management

Due to the increased use of wireless networks, smartphones, mobile computing services in businesses, Enterprise mobility management (EMM) now holds a very significant place in our day-to-day lives. It is a set of people, processes and technology focused on managing computing services. EMM determines how mobile information technology should be integrated with work processes and objectives, and how using these devices in the workplace supports employees. Read More

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Enterprise Mobility Management 101 – EMM Made Simple for CIOs

A Chief Information Officer or CIO is the master and surveyor of a company’s information technology infrastructure. A senior member in the firm’s management power corridors, as is evident from the three-letter abbreviated moniker, he is the first and last word on an enterprise’s IT efforts. Read More

Media

August 7, 2017

Extentia to Participate as Registration Sponsor in SAP’s Asian Innovators Summit 2017 in Singapore

Read More

August 3, 2017

The Extentia Blog: Salesforce AppExchange and Payments

Read More

August 2, 2017

Extentia and Salesforce – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Read More

August 1, 2017

Extentia Breakfast Talk: ‘Women and the Will to Lead’

Read More

CLOUD COMPUTING

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How to Leverage the Power of Technology to Increase Sales Productivity

Sales productivity is one of the key concerns for businesses today, and why not? Closing deals is after all that keeps the business running. To delve deeper into the topic, let’s first understand the concept of sales productivity. Read More

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Cloud Computing and Mobility

Cloud computing has grown leaps and bounds through a rise in innovation and technology and is further growing at an incredible speed. Cloud denotes a distinct IT environment that is intended to remotely provision scalable and measured IT resources. It is a network providing remote access to a set of distributed IT resources in a variety of requirements of Web-based architectures. Read More

Media

August 7, 2017

Extentia to Participate as Registration Sponsor in SAP’s Asian Innovators Summit 2017 in Singapore

Read More

August 3, 2017

The Extentia Blog: Salesforce AppExchange and Payments

Read More

August 2, 2017

Extentia and Salesforce – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Read More

August 1, 2017

Extentia Breakfast Talk: ‘Women and the Will to Lead’

Read More

BIG DATA

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Big Data Issues and Challenges for Enterprises

Data constantly flows in from varied sources at an extraordinary pace and businesses are seeking ways to extract meaning out of it. This data, known as Big Data, can be structured or unstructured and cannot be managed using traditional analytics, owing to its size. However, size is not the only aspect of Big Data that distinguishes it from traditional data, but a variety of other factors as well. Read More

Media

August 7, 2017

Extentia to Participate as Registration Sponsor in SAP’s Asian Innovators Summit 2017 in Singapore

Read More

August 3, 2017

The Extentia Blog: Salesforce AppExchange and Payments

Read More

August 2, 2017

Extentia and Salesforce – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Read More

August 1, 2017

Extentia Breakfast Talk: ‘Women and the Will to Lead’

Read More

AUGMENTED REALITY

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An Introduction to Augmented Reality App Development

The next big thing on the technology circuit is augmented reality. A facet of technology that is already gathering momentum, augmented reality (AR) is the creation of a virtual image set against the backdrop of the real world through a specific device. Read More

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The Future is Now: Augmented Reality in 2016

Augmented Reality (AR) has the ability to enhance a person’s perception of the world. By layering the environment with information and virtual objects like graphics, sounds, videos or GPS the real world obtains new features. An individual can now experience an augmented world without having to leave their actual surroundings. Read More

Media

August 7, 2017

Extentia to Participate as Registration Sponsor in SAP’s Asian Innovators Summit 2017 in Singapore

Read More

August 3, 2017

The Extentia Blog: Salesforce AppExchange and Payments

Read More

August 2, 2017

Extentia and Salesforce – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Read More

August 1, 2017

Extentia Breakfast Talk: ‘Women and the Will to Lead’

Read More