Derdack Launches Enterprise Alerting App for Windows Phone 7

Derdack, provider of advanced enterprise notification software today announced the launch of a new enterprise alerting app for Windows Phone 7 (WP7) that delivers enhanced IT systems management.

According to the press release :

The app for WP7 replicates the management console of IT management systems and supports smartphone push notifications as a delivery channel for critical notifications. If an event is detected by the IT monitoring system, message master® Enterprise Alert automatically sends an alert via a push notification to the WP7 app. The user is instantly made aware of critical information related to an alert and has one click access to the mobile console from where further details are available. The alert can then be viewed, accepted and managed directly from within the app. Additionally, alerts can be sent to the smartphone via SMS or voice according to user preferences

The app will be released in late July. Check out the video of Enterprise Alerting App here

Iraq Team Hawk Makes App for Refugees in Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011

The Imagine Cup is always a platform for bright minds to show their creativity, and with Windows Phone added to the competition recently it has only gotten more awesome for us.

This year, Team Hawk from Iraq, a finalist in the Cup have made a Windows Phone app for easily registering and tracking refugees. The trio’s app helps refugees get registered and become official and get aid because they are considered non-existent until they are. Its better than paperwork which is slow, cumbersome and has high chances of getting damage. Their app stores all the data in a secure server which can be accessed with login credentials.

You can vote for them for the People’s Choice Award. Find a video interview of the trio below :


Microsoft Imagine Cup: How Windows Phone Is Helping Change The World

So it was July 10,2011 13:02 at New York City when I was sitting in New York Marriott Marquis and listening to iDoc present their project, The Internet Doctor. I was very excited about the fact that this team of 4 students had taken up the challenge of collecting and providing right information about medical institutions in emergency. What excited me even more was that their friend, who was visually challenged, came all the way to support the group. It made me salute the passion and dedication they had put in this team.

This team from Cyprus has that look on their face which can’t be described in words. It demonstrates a connection so deep with the project that tells me that they KNOW they are going BIG. They demonstrated their project to the judges using Windows Phone 7 which is a hot selling product right now. This application connects the user to precisely the exact kind of medical assistance they need.

What I loved about this application was, the team plans to release it FREE Of COST and available to all. This mobile app is also connected to emergency calls to 911 and other emergency number and is for GLOBE, not just one country. The user just need to match WP7 and the symptoms and the app provides them a very appropriate and useful list of who they can approach.

Keeping a very nominal fee for Institutions, iDOC is targeting a global crowd. I heard them saying its only $60 for doctors and they need money just to keep the application running. Now this is what I call selfless service.