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22nd October 2019
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on 22nd October 2019 / by harikrishnan.v
User Experience Design: The UX designer should consider the accessibility standards in mind while defining the UX of the web portal. UI Design: When building the UI elements and styles, accessibility should consider. Factors like color of text, contrast of images, navigation elements, etc should be considered here. HTML: The html should be generated by following the web accessibility standards defined. CMS build: Options to input required meta information should be implemented. Eg. Alt text for images, Captions for tables etc. Quality Assurance: The test cases should include various web accessibility checks. Software for automating Web Accessibility checks are available and  can be used to automate accessibility checking. Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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22nd October 2019
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on 22nd October 2019 / by abish.ab
It takes more than routine blog posts for your content marketing to have your desired impact on the bottom line of your organization. Of course, you have to be ready to hire a digital agency that guarantees to catapult your content calendar right where it can handle the heat. We understand how much stress it can be to understand and implement these steps. Hence, we've focused this post on highlighting and explaining the best strategies that any digital agency can adopt to optimize your content calendar. Here, take a look at five of our most trusted strategies.1. Adopt Planned Topic Formats Ahead of Random Topic Formats One of the primary reasons why content marketing fails is the inability of certain marketers to create planned content schedules. Everyone is already creating contents because they feel like they have to create contents. Organizations often develop contents because they feel like they have to, even without any real thought put into the whole process of content creation. Such contents that are created randomly without proper thoughts are bound to fail. Instead of continuing on the rollercoaster, experienced digital firms will result in creating fewer contents, but making sure that each content is well planned for more efficacy.  This means that you need to present your content to your audience in their preferred channel and format continuously. Generally, the rule of content marketing admonishes firms to favor rich, nuanced content plans over random acts of content creation.2. Align Each Topic To Fit Your Overall Strategy One major headache for most people starting with the creation of social calendar is the issue of what topics to post about. The idea of coming up with enough topics to fill an entire month's schedule ahead of time can seem overwhelming unless you have a strategy going for you already. Having a strategy in place helps you set goals that are realistic and relevant. This will, in turn, make the content calendar creation process more manageable.  If you rely too much on making posts out of the exciting things happening in your community, you might lose sight of the bigger goals. Of course, there will be slow times, and if at such times, you do not have a plan to fall back to for your social media contents, then you just might be knocked off your feet. To beat this, most experienced digital marketing firms will conduct a social media audit of past posts that received high engagement. They will then try to merge it with current growth strategies. For startups that do not have old posts yet, digital marketing agencies prefer to go with past posts of competitors, who's strategy is similar to that of your business.3. Have a Well Structured Adaptation Strategy in Place Once you have a few essential topics going, it pays to find a research tool that can offer you an in-depth look into what your audience wants to see. That way, you are not only able to plan your topic schedule. You are also able to have a strategy that will help you adapt to whatever angle the demand of your audience pushes you to. Without proper adaptation strategy, a minor change in your industry will go a long way to affect how well you can engage your audience. That can, in the long run, affect your marking negatively.4. Maintain a Regular Publishing Schedule Once you have the previous steps in place, take all the resultant information and create it into an organized schedule for planning your contents. Your publishing method doesn't even matter, as long as you can design a schedule that would help you keep up with certain regularities. As an example, you could cross-link a blog post, video, and press release on a topic that's similar and have them point to a particular reference or an authoritative report.5. Attempt Content Atomization / Componentization As a process, this involves breaking a more massive piece of content into smaller pieces, to make them more focused and strategic. The idea here is to: Serialize content to make them smaller and more substantive for your audience. Get the most squeezed out of every content idea so that your resources are used as efficiently as possible. So, instead of creating a complex piece of content that attempts to cover everything from A to Z, digital marketing agencies that adopt this strategy creates a separate more precise piece for A, B, C, D, E, F, on through to Z. Apart from proper resource utilization, content atomization would help your contents target the right audience at the right time.  There you have it, tips that are guaranteed to help any digital marketing agency get a perfectly optimized content calendar for any organization. Content organization is not as tricky as a lot of people make it, but yes, it needs care and professionalism to be as effective as you want. References Baer, J 2008, 4 Ways to Catapult Your Content Calendar, Convince and Convert, Bloomington. Odden, L. 2013, 7 Steps for Creating an Optimized Content Publishing Schedule, Top Rank Marketing, https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.toprankblog.com/2013/07/optimized-content-publishing/ Krista, N. 2019, 17 Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Content, SEJ, https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.searchenginejournal.com/tips-tricks-improve-content/294633/amp/   Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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21st October 2019
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on 21st October 2019 / by harikrishnan.v
Even though there are not many regulations in place for academic sector, most of the world renowned academic institutions has incorporated accessibility guidelines as their standard practices. By implementing it, they are supporting the right of disabled people to access the information. To make users aware about it, these universities has published their accessibility policy in their website. Here is a list of university websites that are accessibility compliant. */ University Excerpts from Accessibility Statement Stanford University The Diversity and Access Office oversees compliance with state and federal anti‐discrimination laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. D&A also oversees the ADA/Section 504 Grievance Procedure for students who believe they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination based on a disability or denied access to services or accommodations which the ADA and/or Section 504 require Stanford to provide Stanford University has adopted the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0, Level AA Conformance (WCAG 2.0 Level AA) as its goal for accessible Stanford Websites. Link Harvard University Harvard University is committed to making its websites accessible. In accordance with this commitment, and with the knowledge that accessible digital content generally enhances usability for everyone, this Policy is established to improve the user experience for those with disabilities. For the purposes of this policy, Harvard University will use The Worldwide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1, Level AA Conformance (WCAG 2.1 Level AA) as "the Standards." Link Wharton University The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative is committed to making its website accessible to all users and welcomes comments or suggestions on access improvements. Penn’s Office of General Counsel has determined that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA is the standard for Penn websites. Link An accessible website automatically improve SEO as many of the requirements to comply with WCAG 2.0 AA (eg. Semantic markup, Image captions, alt texts etc ) also help improving the website visibility to search engines. It is recommended to follow WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standard for all Academic websites. Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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18th October 2019
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on 18th October 2019 / by harikrishnan.v
From a humanitarian point of view and inclusive policies, every organisation has a responsibility to follow these guidelines. People with disabilities also have the right to consume digital content in the way they others do. WCAG helps to bring in equality in information delivery. Organizations across the globe has started considering WCAG as a standard compliance for their digital assets. Governments has released circulars that insist the government bodies to comply for WACG without any fault, when they are building websites for public service delivery. To make this a standard practice, governments have added WCAG as a part of their standard web development practice. Below mentioned a list of guidelines released by various government United States [Section 508 Website] United Kingdom [Accessibility Requirements] European Union [Directive] Singapore[Digital Service Standards] UAE [Federal Website Quality Guidelines] Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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17th October 2019
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on 17th October 2019 / by harikrishnan.v
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines was conceived by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with a motive to make web and digital technology accessible for all. The first version of accessibility guidelines,WCAG 1.0 was released in May 5th 1999. It continued for about 10 years and in 2008, WCAG 2.0 was released. In addition to web properties, 2.0 also takes care of other digital assets like PDF, Documents, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, mobile app etc. Past 10 years has witnessed many technology changes, to cope-up with the technology changes and to bridge the known gaps in WCAG 2.0 , WCAG 2.1 was released in June 2018. WCAG Standard: https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/WCAG2.1 and Use Cases: https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/new-in-21/ Following are the 4 principles of WCAG Perceivable: Users must be able to perceive it in some way, using one or more of their senses. Operable: Users must be able to control UI elements (e.g. buttons must be clickable in some way — mouse, keyboard, voice command, etc.). Understandable: The content must be understandable to its users. Robust: The content must be developed using well-adopted web standards that will work across different browsers, now and in the future. Benefits of making a website accessible Improved brand perception - All inclusive knowledge delivery Accessibility also contributes to search engine friendliness Improved number of users - A new array users having disability Improved user experience - Accessibility also brings in a number of user experience features Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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15th October 2019
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on 15th October 2019 / by webmaster
Keen about programming? Curious to know the why of things? Confident in your engineering ability? Then you might be just whom we are looking for! We are looking for freshers who have dived deep into computer science and the world of the internet. We offer you an opportunity to equip yourself and be part of building high-quality digital platforms that are changing the way organizations create value. Should we find each other to be a good fit, you will be working with a team of internationally acclaimed technology professionals in a culture that values Free and Open Source Software as a philosophy. The candidate should be adept at programming and have the innate talent to write good code and solve problems. Date of Interview: October 26, 2019, Saturday Venue: ICT Academy of Kerala, Thejaswini Building, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581 Education : BCA, B.Sc (Computer), B.Tech (Computer Science), MCA, M.Sc (Computer Science) Apply here Selection Process A brief description of the selection stages is given below. Round 1: English language test - Online test to rate your communication skills in English. Round 2: Objective round test (Programming) - This round consists of multiple-choice questions on Object-Oriented Programming Concepts and basic programming languages. Round 3: Programming test (Machine test) - The programming test is for 1 hour. The test is to evaluate your logical and programming ability. You can choose the programming language among C/ C++, PHP, Java, Python. Round 4: Face to Face Round - Technical / HR All the rounds will be conducted on the same date itself. About Zyxware Technologies Rigour and compassion, the ideas on which we have built Zyxware since 2006 has helped us develop into a globally respected Drupal service provider from India and taken the philosophy of Free and Open Source Software to millions. Today, we are taking the same ideas to deliver high-quality Digital Transformation services to our clients. With a talent pool spread across India, Australia, and the USA, we serve clients across the planet. Our journey so far has seen us become the first company in India to build a talent pool for Drupal 8, a Signature Supporting Partner of Drupal Association, partner of Free Software Foundation, two of the world's leading promoters of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). We have also delivered solutions for a clientele which includes INSEAD, Government of Bhutan, Government of India, The News Minute, world-leading Digital Agencies, etc. In our new journey as Digital Transformations Service Provider, we are set to scale many challenges with our clients, partners and our people. Our services today include Digital Transformation Consulting, User Experience Strategy and Design, Web/Mobile Application Development, Support and Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Performance, and Security Audits and Digital Marketing Services. */ Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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30th September 2019
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on 30th September 2019 / by sandeep.sasikumar
Once the installation of Mattermost in Centos 7 has been completed and everything is working fine as mentioned in the article (Install Mattermost on Centos 7) you can follow the below steps to complete the configuration part. 1) Create the System Admin user and set up Mattermost for general use. a) Open a browser and navigate to your Mattermost instance. For example, http://<IP-ADDRESS-OF-MATTERMOST-SERVER>:8065. b) Create the first team and user. The first user in the system has a system admin role, which gives you access to the System Console. c) Open the System Console. To open the System Console, click your username at the top of the navigation panel, and in the menu that opens, click System Console. d) Set the Site URL: In the GENERAL section of the System Console, click Configuration. In the Site URL field, set the URL that users point their browsers at. For example, https://mattermost.example.com. If you are using HTTPS, make sure that you set up TLS, either on Mattermost Server or on a proxy. 2) Set up email notifications. a) In the NOTIFICATIONS section of the System Console, click Email and make the following changes:    a.1) Set Enable Email Notifications to true    a.2) Set Notification Display Name to No-Reply    a.3) Set Notification From Address to {your-domain-name} For example, example.com    a.4) Set SMTP Server Username to {SMTP-username} For example, admin@example.com    a.5) Set SMTP Server Password to {SMTP-password}    a.6) Set SMTP Server to {SMTP-server} For example, mail.example.com    a.7) Set SMTP Server Port to 465    a.8) Set Connection Security to TLS or STARTTLS, depending on what the SMTP server accepts. b) Click Test Connection. c) After your connection is working, click Save. 3) Set up the file and image storage location. [The upload files can be either stored in local storage or Amazon S3 based on your needs] 4) Once everything is configured correctly restart the mattermost service sudo systemctl restart mattermost The next part is configuring TLS on Mattermost and will need to follow the below steps to configure this. If you would like to have users connect to the mattermost server using https link then you will need to enable TLS. 1) In the System Console > General > Configuration. 2) Change the Listen Address setting to 443. 3) Change the Connection Security setting to TLS. 4) Change the Forward port 80 to 443 setting to true. 5) Activate the CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE capability to allow Mattermost to bind to low ports. sudo setcap cap_net_bind_service=+ep /opt/mattermost/bin/mattermost 6) Install the security certificate. You can use Let’s Encrypt to automatically install and set up the certificate, or you can specify your own certificate.   a) Change the Use Let’s Encrypt settings to true.   b) Restart the Mattermost server for these changes to take effect. Once the above steps are configured the mattermost can be accessed from the browser URL which is already configured in the admin.   Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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30th September 2019
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on 30th September 2019 / by sandeep.sasikumar
Mattermost's open-source Zoom plugin enables users to start, join voice, video and screen-sharing meetings. The plugin is installed by default and can be activated by following the below steps. 1) Go to System Console > Plugins > Zoom to configure the Zoom Plugin. 2) Enter the Zoom URL and Zoom API URL for the Zoom server, for example, https://yourzoom.com and https://api.yourzoom.com/v2 respectively.  3) Set the API Key and API Secret, generated by Zoom and used to create meetings and pull user data: 4) Go to https://marketplace.zoom.us/ and log in. 5) In the top left click on Develop and then Build App. 6) Enter a name for your app and disable Intend to publish this app on Zoom Marketplace. 7) Choose the Account-level app as the app type. 8) Select JWT API Credentials as an Authentication type. 9) Click Create. 10) Enter the Company Name and Developer Contact Information for your app. 11) Go to the App Credentials tab on the left. Here you’ll find your API Key and API Secret. 12) Paste the API Key and API Secret into the fields in the System Console, and hit Save. 13) Enable settings for overriding usernames and overriding profile picture icons. 14) Activate the plugin at System Console > Plugins > Management by clicking Activate for Zoom. 15) Once activated, you will be able to see a video icon in the channel header in Mattermost. Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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19th September 2019 Egovernment
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on 19th September 2019 / by webmaster
Islamic Development Bank: To enhance the Islamic Development Bank's brand identity and to be equipped with the new functionalities that are envisaged, Islamic Development Bank is planning to build a new Drupal based website to replace the existing 9 year old website. Also, the Islamic Development Bank would want to effectively portray the services and activities of the IDB to its beneficiaries including IDB Member Countries, partners, Scholars, Suppliers, and the public at large. The new website should have an eye catching design with responsive layout and improved and refined content management capabilities. English: Arabic: Web URL: This project is currently on staging. Year: 2017 Broad user epic(s) : Drupal  for the development of the website Version control for content management will be used to keep track of revision of contents Workbench moderation will be there for the content publishing process The theme will be by default, responsive and will be suitable for tablet/mobile devices The site will have multilingual capabilities. There will be provision to create contents in Arabic and French along with English and ability for the admin to add more There will be option to share the contents in the site to different social media like Facebook, Google+ and twitter The site will be optimized for SEO There will be option to create landing pages for events and activities All the events can be listed in an event listing page. Implement a contact directory to add and publish contact details Contributed module available in Drupal - Poll, can be used to create Polls Survey and statistical analysis module will be implemented in Drupal Data migration from old site will be carried out RESTful services of Drupal, available in core can be used to create content APIs Memcache can be installed on the server for performance optimization SSL will be installed for the site Google analytics integration will be done to track number of hits, keywords, page views etc Backups of  files and database can be rsynced to an external server The code developed will follow Drupal coding standards The website will be WC compliant Content staging can be used to deliver content over staging and production. Why was drupal chosen? Drupal is secure, scalable and flexible by default. This is why most government websites including the whitehouse, india govt., australian govt., etc have used Drupal exclusively for their official and internal sites. This is why IDB also went with Drupal. This project is a very large and complex one requiring features like multi-lingual support, SEO, high traffic and so on and Drupal 8 provides all these features out of the box. This is why Drupal 8 was chosen. Architecture solution and delivery methodology adopted : Web Server: Acquia cloud will be used for hosting the web application which is scalable.Application: Drupal 8 Lightning distributionSearch : Apache solr (Acquia connector) provided by Acquia cloud.Back-end: MySQL provided by Acquia cloud. Version control system: GIT will using as the version control system. GIT repository will be provided by Acquia cloud.IBM Notes Email Services: For sending system generated email messages.Theming: Pattern Lab will be used to ensure atomic design for all design elements.MailChimp: For managing contacts collected via Newsletter form and for sending/ scheduling Newsletters.Active Directory: SAML protocol based ADFS is proposed for authentication and sign-on  Project Data import web service/ DB Connector. Duration (calendar months) of the project : 8 Months Approximate person months in the project:   Business Analyst 3 Months Technical Architect 1 Month Project Manager  4 Months Developer 22 Months Tester 10 Months Summary of Deliverables: Responsive UI Design and Theming The design of the site reflects the corporate outlook of IDB. The new design is responsive to allow compatibility across various devices. The navigation scheme is made intuitive so that relevant and important contents can be accessed with ease by the users. The portal has a responsive frontend which will help users to view the portal in different devices - desktop, tablets, and mobile phones. The theming is done to make compatible rendering of images and texts based on different screen sizes. Multi Language Ability: The site will be multilingual with 3 languages, Arabic, English, and French. The system supports any language so that in the future we can add more language to the system. Creator has to add content for the added language. By default English will be the site language. If someone switches to Arabic, the selected page will be shown in Arabic if Arabic is present other wise it will display English content. Below is the work flow of multilingual feature. Below is the work flow of multilingual feature. Each content will be having translation adding/ editing option at creator, reviewer and approver level and all three versions go through the workflow along with the default language content. By default the language will be in English. Editor has the option to add translations of the same in French and Arabic. Custom Multilingual Search: Apache Solr is used to index the content in the website to provide faster searching. To enhance this search with filters, we use Facet API. Content: Drupal application is connected to an IDB webserver to access data via a webservice to synchronize the project data. Single Signon : Since active directory integration is implemented with the system, a single signon method Is used, where the user needs to login into one system either Active directory( via logging into their office computer) or Site. There is a central domain, through which authentication is performed, and then the session is shared with other domains requiring same user profile. Content Management – Publishing Workflow: When an authenticated user with permission to create/review/approve publications logs into the system, his backend dashboard will display the option to create a new publication item or the list of items which are assigned to him to review/approve/publish. Publication content that is published will get displayed on home page and it can be downloaded. Social Media Sharing : There will be a social media sticky in homepage with social media icons such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Content alert( envelope icon) and RSS Feed. The published contents will have a social media widget to share contents to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, instagram, RSS feed and content alert. MailChimp Integration: The Drupal portal will be integrated with the MailChimp API. The interest areas and the email addresses captured will be send via the API. The interest areas will get converted as mailing groups and the email addresses will be linked to the respective mailing groups. RSS Feeds : Visitors can get updates from the subscribed feeds in Drupal portal to their RSS feed reader software/Browser plugin. These applications at the user end will be used to display and read the feeds It will be displayed as notifications on the browser plugin or in the application when new contents are added to the portal based on the subscribed RSS feed category. The instructions on the different feed readers will be displayed to the user in the RSS page Google Analytics: The wite is optimized for SEO. Webmaster will be able to track the visitors and analyse the most visited contents, Geography, Language, Browser, Operating system, Service provider. Real time analytics will also be available. Egovernment
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19th September 2019 Egovernment
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Takamol B2B Online Marketplace: Takamol is a Saudi Arabian government owned limited liability company incorporated to provide services for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and thereby contribute to the development of the non-oil economy in the country. Takamol was owned by Ministry of Labor (MoL), Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) and Technical and Vocational training Corporation (TVTC) which are collectively known as MoLPlus. A key element of their strategy was creation of an On-Line Marketplace for SMEs to trade amongst themselves. The On-Line Marketplace aimed to bring in a set of efficiencies into the market by helping buyers and sellers find each other easily, enhance credibility of buyers and sellers through a registration and neutral party  verification system and an online order management system for ease of buying and selling. The website handles contents of two different languages - English and Arabic which is essential for a B2B site. English:   Arabic: Web URL: https://www.910ths.sa/ (The website has undergone further modifications since our engagement with them was completed in early 2016) Year: 2015 A detailing of the On-Line Marketplace we built is presented below. Broad user epic(s) : B2B service primarily constitutes of companies within Saudi Arabia to register on the 9/10ths portal in order to help them Buy and Sell products or Services. There are two main user roles to take into consideration in this service; Buyers and sellers. Buyers are companies trying to find product/services in Saudi Arabia and Sellers are companies trying to find customers in Saudi Arabia. The following are brief outlines of the epics of features implemented for this service. 1. For a Buyer Creating a Request Browse products Contact potential suppliers Receive interest from potential suppliers Watch list Rate products 2. For a Seller Creating a product/service catalogue Browse requests for quotation Contact potential customers Receive request from potential customers See similar opportunities Check competition Display related products to main products CRM 3. Common features for both Buyers and Sellers Social media Sharing Create a team profile Auto-matching Tag companies Rate companies Why was Drupal chosen? An ecommerce solution must incorporate a robust content management system if it is to provide a platform for ongoing success.  Drupal is secure, scalable and flexible by default. This is why most government websites including the whitehouse, india govt., australian govt., etc have used Drupal exclusively for their official and internal sites. This is why TakaMoL also went with Drupal.  This project is a very large and complex one requiring features like multi-lingual support, multi-domain, SEO, high traffic and so on. Also, Drupal is a CMS with framework like features and it is easy to build anything over it by extending it’s core features. This is why Drupal 7 was chosen.  There is no other CMS framework providing all these features out of the box. Architecture solution and delivery methodology adopted Platform and tools: Drupal 7 Modules Used: Entity, ECK, Drupal Chat, Media, Rules, Apache Solr, Facet API, Voting, Fivestar Third Party Integration: Apache Solr. Development Infrastructure: LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP); 2 webservers and 2 database servers were used for load balancing. Delivery Methodology: Continuous integration with Jenkins build server Development Model: We had used Agile methodology in this project as there were high degrees of complexity due to which requirements could not have been elaborated upfront and aggressive deadlines were to be met. Here the Product Owner was the Client Engagement Manager from Takamol who was responsible for maintaining the Product backlog which initially contained the prioritised, high level user stories. These high level user stories were broken down into smaller well defined user stories in a series of workshops, onsite at Saudi. The unclear requirements were pushed to the back of the backlog and developed into smaller user stories in an iterative manner throughout the project. A scrum team consisting of 1 business analyst, 7 developers and 2 testers was constituted and was led by Zyxware project manager/Scrum Master. The sprint cycle was 3 weeks. The cycle started with the sprint planning session and ended with a client walkthrough/demo and a sprint retrospective meeting. During the sprint planning session, story points were assigned based on the relative complexity of the user stories. During the build, while the developers worked on the build, the testers designed the test cases. As and when user stories were completed, testing was done and defects were addressed. Daily scrum meetings were conducted. After the first sprint the team capacity was determined via velocity which helped in sizing the future sprints. After each sprint, an incremental piece of the product was demonstrated to the customer for feedback. Any new requirements were added to the product backlog and prioritised. Duration (calendar months) of the project : 5 Months Approximate person months in the project: Project Manager 5 Months Assistant Project Manager 3 Months Business Analyst 2.5 Months Solutions Architect 2.5 Months Technical Architect 5 Months Developer 50 Months Tester 20 Months Summary of Deliverables: Responsive Theme : The portal has a responsive frontend which will help users to view the portal in different devices - desktop, tablets and mobile phones Content Management: Ability to create and manage product catalogues. Option to create and display information regarding trade enquiries, events, exhibitions, trade fairs in different products in India and abroad.  Option to send business enquiries for a product/catalogue and ability to view the enquiries.  Ability for rating of products and companies. Multilingual Content: The website handles contents of two different languages - English and Arabic which is essential for a B2B site. CRM: B2B Portal Admin can, view Requests they have posted.  view the request detail page which shows the ‘Request Details’ and ‘Responses’ from different companies as separate tabs. It also shows the ‘Similar Requests’ and ‘Qualified for this Requests’ as separate tabs. B2B Portal user can view similar opportunities details and competitor details,on opportunities detail page. flag opportunities as leads view their own leads manage leads by changing its status, stage and adding remarks. generate quotes for customers from the leads view statistics like number of opportunities, leads, closed leads. manage watch list by viewing all items in the list and can remove items from it. view contact list of companies and customers contacted to them as separate tabs. manage approval of pending requests. Custom Multilingual Search: Apache Solr is used to index the content in the website to provide faster searching. To enhance this search with filters, we use Facet API. Social Media Sharing: The company profiles, products/services and requests can be shared to social media – Facebook, twitter and so on.   Egovernment
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