Today's Rich Internet Applications
(RIAs) employ interfaces that behave much like
sites and services have taken the internet by storm, so many
companies have raced to implement these cutting edge technologies. The power behind
this new generation of the web derives from several factors:
Client-side web browsers
have become more
standards compliant and now perform much of the work.
so pages only update the portions that change.
Pages are increasingly powered
by web services and
Remote resources are exposed via simple
State Transfer (REST) interfaces so client/server interactions are brief and scale
Many popular sites have created Web APIs to expose public features.
The cloud leverages data that would be very difficult for individual organizations to
collect and manage. Sites like
provide search APIs that can be incorporated
into your site, and Microsoft exposes maps via
Weather information, stock
quotes, and news feeds have all been syndicated as services. As software services
move to the cloud, projects must be engineered to operate within a much broader
security context. Resource access mechanisms, identity management schemes, service
interfaces, communications protocols, and component inter-relationships must all
be factored into the development effort.
Desktop applications need not be left behind.
Web Services and a
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) can be integrated into your
desktop application projects so that the cloud is available on the desktop. Popular
productivity software packages like Microsoft Office already rely on web services
to extend help, add templates, etc.
From a management standpoint the cloud, RIA's,
and a SOA offer a broad range of features and challenges. Your clients can access
the services you expose via responsive and intelligent interfaces, and your management
team can drive the public output of your business. Seafoam Solutions can help -
Web 2.0 and the cloud offer next-generation opportunities. When you decide to expose
your organization's data, we can help you build services and client-side applications
that expand your business's possibilities and open new horizons.
Professional Web Solutions
Expose your business's public image on the web.
A professional image inspires confidence from your
customers and the Internet offers a lot of opportunity for small firms. Seafoam Solutions can help
you build a new site or add to your existing site. Here are some of the things you can do on the web.
Advertise Your Business
The web has replaced the yellow pages. People go to the web to look up information because the
experience is richer, deeper, and more complete. Your site serves as an advertisement for your
Create a Sales Portal
B2B sales are driven by price quotes and bids, and internet shopping has become a viable alternative
for consumers. You gain "reach" by exposing your product catalog online.
Schedule Patient or Client Appointments
Provide appointments online. Your patients or clients can quickly select a date and time that
fits their schedules, and you can provide notifications or request confirmations via email
shortly before the appointment.
Expose Your Employee's Schedules
Employees can view their schedules online and request leave. For businesses that send employees to
the client's location, the location can be easily added.
Menus and Dinner Reservations
Open your menu to the web. Your customers can browse your menu and plan dinner reservations in advance.
Attract audiences of all ages! While the world wide web has traditionally been the
destination of choice for young, tech savvy people, web audiences have matured and
the web now reaches a much wider population. The widespread adoption of broadband
and cell phone technology has helped make the web a mainstay for everyone.
Don't Forget Your Mobile Audience
Your customers expext to find you on their phones, but browsers in
cell phones often require scaled-down versions of web pages. Some pages just won't display on many
phones and today's smart devices like the iPod Touch offer opportunities to extend
your reach. Seafoam Solutions offers professional web
solutions for all audiences at an affordable price.
*Prices subject to change without notice. Call for the
latest pricing information. Small Business service contracts based on a minimum
of ten managed PCs.
Seafoam Solutions managed services for small businesses
provide you with an affordable alternative to in-house administration.
Installation and Configuration
|Desktops and Laptops
||$35 + $25/hour*
|Printers and Peripherals
||$35 + $25/hour
||$75 + $45/hour
Small Business services contract includes: account/login
management, backups, data migration, OS/Antivirus updates
|Web Page/Report Development
|Web Service Development
|Web Service Integration
|Data Format Conversion
|Site Update Consulting
Wireless Hotspot Security Tips
Adapted from Microsoft's Seven Tips for Working Securely For Wireless Hotspots
Tips to make working in public locations more secure:
Choose Secure Connections
you can, opt for wireless networks that require
a network security key, use encryption, or have some other form of security such
as a certificate.
Forgo free networks
Consider subscribing to a paid hotspot network for better
security. Also, consider using a VPN service if your company doesn't have its own
Activate Your Firewall
A firewall helps prevent unauthorized users from gaining
access to your computer through the internet or a network.
Monitor Access Points
Don't connect to unknown access points and prevent accidental
connections by configuring your PC to let you approve access pointss before connecting.
Turn Off Your Radio
Always turn your Wi-Fi radio off when you are not using it.
Hackers can set up peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connections with your computer and use them
to access your personal information.
Disable File and Print Sharing
When using a hotspot, disable file and print sharing.When
enabled, it leaves your computer vulnerable to hackers.
Make Folders Private
When your folders are private, it's more difficult for hackers
to access files. You can protect your files further by encrypting them, which requires
a password to open or modify them.
Consider Removing Sensitive Data
If you're working with extremely
sensitive data, it might be worth taking it off your notebook altogether.