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Friday, May 20, 2011

Make Your Life a Masterpiece | The Seven Ingredients of Success

This is the age of achievement. Never have more people accomplished more things in more different fields than they are accomplishing today. More people are becoming successful at a faster rate than at any other time in history. There have never been more opportunities for you to turn your dreams into realities than there are right now.

The Seven Ingredients of Success

Your ideal life is a blending these seven ingredients in exactly the combination that makes you the happiest at any particular moment. By defining your success and happiness in terms of one or more of these seven ingredients, you create a clear target to aim it. You can then measure how well you're doing. You can identify the areas where you need to make changes if you want your life to improve.

Peace of Mind

The first of these seven ingredients of success, and easily the most important, is peace of mind. It is the highest human good. Without it, nothing else has much value. In corporations, peace of mind can be measured in terms of the amount of harmony that exists among coworkers. The wonderful truth about peace of mind is that it is your normal natural condition. It is the basic precondition for enjoying everything else.

Health and Energy

The second ingredient of success is health and energy. Just as peace of mind is your normal and natural mental state, health and energy is your normal and natural physical state. If you achieve all kinds of things in the material world, but lose your health then you will get little or no pleasure from your other accomplishments. So imagine yourself enjoying perfect health, and think of how you would be if you were your ideal image of physical fitness. Then strive for your mental goal of fitness and health.

Loving Relationships

The third ingredient of success is loving relationships. These are relationships with the people you love and care about, and the people who love and care about you. They are the real measure of how well you are doing as a human being. At almost any time, you can measure how well you are doing in your relationship by one simple test: laughter. This is true for companies as well. High-performance, high profit organizations are those in which people laugh and joke together. Examine your relationships, one by one, and develop a plan to make each of them enjoyable and satisfying.

Financial Freedom

The fourth ingredient of success is financial freedom. Achieving your financial freedom is one of the most important goals and responsibilities of your life. A feeling of freedom is essential to the achievement of any other important goal, and you cannot be free until and unless you have enough money so that you are no longer preoccupied with it. When you decide exactly what you want your financial picture to look like, you will be able to use this system to achieve your goals faster than you might have imagined possible.

Worthy Goals and Ideals

The fifth ingredient of success is worthy goals and ideals. To be truly happy, you need a clear sense of direction. You need to feel that your life stands for something, that you are somehow making a valuable contribution to your world.

Self Knowledge and Self-Awareness

The sixth ingredient of success is self-knowledge and self-awareness. To perform at your best you need to know who you are and why you think and feel the way you do. It is only when you understand and accept yourself that you can begin moving forward in other areas of your life.

Personal Fulfillment

The seventh ingredient of success is personal fulfillment. This is the feeling that you are becoming everything that you are capable of becoming. It is the sure knowledge that you are moving toward the realization of your full potential as a human being.

Action Exercise

Take the brush of your imagination and begin painting a masterpiece on the canvas of your life. It is for you to decide clearly what would make you the happiest in everything you are doing.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Welcome To the Freshly Revamped Octaware Website

Octaware launched its newly revamped website today,  11th of May,2011 at 11am.

It was indeed a great moment for the Management and the entire Octaware family as the hard work and labour finally bore fruit and turned out very beautifully.

A lot of pain-staking efforts went into this website which was developed completely in-house, and each and every aspect was worked on with minute detail while developing and designing the website.

Finally, the outcome seemed to be well worth the efforts as the new look and feel was well appreciated by one and all.

The event was celebrated at its Development Centers in Mumbai & Pune over sweets and pastries.

So you are welcome to visit www.octaware.com
A few glimpses of the website J

Monday, May 9, 2011

Dynamics CRM 2011

Dynamics CRM 2011 which is a latest version from CRM software from Microsoft, is really a wonderful product and loads of improvement over its previous version. I thought of listing down few of the features for those who want to have a quick handy feature list.

Tight Integration with Outlook.
The Outlook client of CRM allows users to access the CRM from within the native interface of outlook. It is based on the similar look and feel of Outlook 2010. This reduces the learning curve dramatically.

There are different built in dashboard which allow various users have quick and summarized view of information relevant to their functions. For e.g. the sales manager can have quick access to team performance, sales pipeline etc. User can setup and configure multiple dashboard for monitoring overall performance.

Office 2010 ribbon bar
The latest version of CRM 2011 comes with the Ribbon bar UI similar to office 2010. It is context sensitive and allows easy access to functionality in much better way.

Data Import
The existing customer data can be imported to Dynamics CRM 2011 using import wizards. It is easy to use field mapping based wizard which allows users to import data from other sources to CRM 2011. The data can be imported from Excel based CSV format by appropriately formatting the fields before importing.

User Personalization
Users can personalize the UI interface as per their needs depending upon the functions they do in the organization. Customization is decentralized and users have quick way of creating new views, modifying forms etc.

Mobile Access
Apart from the web-client and native outlook client, users can also use the mobile client to access the CRM information on their handhelds.

Cloud based development and deployment
As against the previous version the newer version allows developed to develop and deploy application based on cloud computing architecture using Azure platform services.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The "Tranforming Healthcare with IT" Seminar in Hyderabad.

Last month, I had an opportunity to attend a seminar on Healthcare & IT titled - “Transforming Healthcare with IT.” wherein we also had an awards function by NASSCOm for pioneering solution providers in the Healthcare domain, which was held at the superbly constructed Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC) at Novotel in Hyderabad.

I had participated in the seminar with my Colleague, Shahnawaz and it was quite an enriching experience. It was nice to see the way IT has revolutionized the Healthcare sector across the globe, and with quite a few initiatives being taken in India we are soon catching up.

The role of IT in the Healthcare sector has just started picking up in India and the future seems to hold a lot of promises for it.

It was an overwhelming experience to mix around with CEOs and Directors of various organizations along with many top notch bureaucrats and dignitaries. We did meet up with Harsh Manglik, CEO NASSCOM, Ms.Sangeeta Reddy, Exec. Director, Apollo group of Hospitals (the pioneering lady behind this event), Mr. Santosh Babu, (IAS officer and CEO of Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu, Mr.T. Ramasami, Sec. Dept of Science & Technology, Goct. Of India,  Mr. Mohammed, Director- Asia & Middle East, Microsoft. etc.

Needless to say Octaware has embarked on its journey on the Healtcare-IT sector at the right time and yes we do have a complete roadmap in place. With its focus on the Healthcare vertical, its just a matter of time when we are ready with our pioneering solution for the Healthcare sector.

cotributed by Najeeb,
Octaware Technologies.
Octaware Technologies is a Software Development, Enterprise Solutions & Consulting Firm.