Thursday, 24 April 2014

SPSoft completes 17 glorious years

SPSoftware Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd was conceived with an idea in mind of offering technology driven outsourcing service in 1997. Based in Pune, SPSOFT has now a big family of over 100 employees and are serving over 250+ customers globally.

We have more than a decade experience in the outsourcing services industry and we see ourselves emerging successfully as a global leader in this industry. We strive to make customers comfortable with outsourcing to India by making the process seamless and hassle free. The SPSOFT team is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we are always there for our customers.

SPSOFT has come to establish unique brand equity among global clients through its steadfast focus on technologies, on commitment for fulfilling its customers priorities and an organic growth strategy. We understand the volatility of existing technology and strive towards future-proof solutions and services to all our clients.

Value Statement

SPSOFT understands and analyses the business needs and performs and delivers cost effective and timely services, converging into customer satisfaction.

Quality Policy

SPSOFT is committed to implement, maintain and continually improve its Quality Management System to live better and serve our customers better. Quality is in our pulse. We live with it!


To provide cost effective solutions and services to clients across the globe and exceed their expectations by focusing on; commitment to quality, continual technological advancement, and timely delivery, by leveraging our highly skilled work force. We believe in building relationship based on trust and mutual respect.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Five Security matters to focus on when you evaluate a cloud provider

So when you choose a cloud provider, it may not seem to be an easy task, right! Cost might be a factor as this is not a sole commodity decision that you make. It is a critical research for determining whether what the vendor offers would match up to your business needs and the sensitivity of the data. So, when you want to evaluate cloud providers, there are five attributes which can be examined. The right attribute would vary as per your security needs and objectives.

1. Cloud Providers Transparency
When an enterprise selects a cloud provider, it is not only to make a purchase or sign an agreement. Though a contract involves relationship between the customer and the cloud provider to engage on frequent basis, the customer needs to have a clear picture of the provider's commitments which relate to security as well as privacy other than the responsibilities which the customer retains.
Remember, here, transparency is critical. The vendor needs to make clear commitment on what controls are in place, who manages the technology, the data residence and such responsibilities it assumes as custodian of the crucial data.

2. Risk Mitigation
What is Risk Mitigation? Well, it is a key component of any security strategy, when consigning a data to a third party has a chance to reduce or to increase risk. An enterprise, for its own security strategy, needs to investigate the different steps that the cloud provider takes to mitigate risk surrounding the service offerings. An important risk in moving of the enterprise service to the cloud is to manage the end user access for ensuring authorized access only gets permitted to the stored information. When people think about "accessing data", they are actually thinking about provisioning permissions for viewing or for making changes to the data. However, bigger risk is at the revocation of access, when a person leaves the company.
His access to on-premises services can be easily revoked, through the internal directory server of the company. But, if this same directory server is not integrated with the cloud services of the company, access may not be revoked on time, or at all. Because of this, former employee can even continue to have access to the services, which can even be detrimental to the company. A solution to this is single sign-on, as it offers a way for enterprises to integrate, to manage and even to revoke access from a centralized database.

However, as much as companies do want the various benefits of a single sign-on, they do not want to pass their credentials to third parties. Oracle provides such service, where the federated identity technology in its cloud service solves this very problem. What it does is it offers all advantages of single sign-on without any downside to it. So long as the directory service speaks SAML, which is Security Assertion Markup Language. This technology can accept assertions from a customer directory service and then authenticate the user. When some person gets removed from the company directory, the Federated identity can enable them to be removed simultaneously from the cloud service.
Now, for an end user, this whole process irrespective of where authentication takes place, appears as if it is running within the network of the company. This smooth integration is quite unusual and important when hybrid clouds come into the picture.

3. Capabilities proof
It is all well and good for a cloud provider to talk on what security mechanisms it has in place, though it is more important that it can demonstrate the controls verification. Security certifications are actually one method of doing this, where they offer easy and objective way for enterprises to compare providers and also to ensure that the provider who is selected does meet their needs. In regulated industries, like financial services or healthcare industries, it is very important that the provider complies with the regulatory needs of the enterprise. Certification is a proof that the provider does meet the requirements.
For some of the enterprises, compliance is kind of difficult for achieving on their own. For them, it is more critical for choosing a cloud provider which can deliver such service. Sometimes, a vast portfolio of regulatory frameworks is not enough or does not provide the level of certainty and the desired proof. In such situations, it is crucial to know at first if the cloud provider allows the customers to perform an audit or a penetration test, and under what situations, any time, only during certain point of time, unannounced and so on.

4. Options of integration
After you have evaluated the data criticality which is being moved and have set the risk criteria for comparing cloud providers, it is not time for determining what degree of customization and integration is needed, with more inclination towards a private managed cloud, the preferred solution.
You need to know that a cloud does not exist in a vacuum, and applications that run in the cloud may interact with other cloud based apps in different kinds of clouds along with non cloud based applications. Some of these data might be housed on-premise, some in a managed private cloud and some in a public cloud. So, no matter how simple it many seem to appear, to determine how it can fit within the IT infrastructure and the enterprise is the most important consideration. Also, equally important is the connections through which cloud based data would travel. At this point of time, do not overlook the security options which are associated with network-to-network connections.

5. Breadth of information
Cloud services can be offered to customers in multiple industries, which can include Retail, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Financial Services and Government.Due to this, new expertise has been developed in security and compliance from which all customers can benefit. For instance, to have economies of scale, common security controls within industries have been looked upon. Almost 75 to 80 percent of controls are similar across industries, and these became the baseline control in cloud offerings.This consistency in controls can allow for automation of the operational management and for monitoring the controls.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Five things to look for in a Cloud Provider when it is a question of security

- Internal technology services which lack resources, efficiencies and rigor are main candidates for the cloud

- You need to know the business as well as the regulatory needs which are around the data and the needs to be moved to the cloud

- You need to know the security and the privacy commitments of your cloud provider along with the responsibilities you retain

Cloud computing is actually changing the way companies do business worldwide. Technology has been a facilitators for a long period of time for business processes, so cloud computing is usual in this matter. There are few technologies, which has been adapted as quickly or have had the wide reading ripple effects of a cloud computing.

There are many things which fuel up cloud growth from its ease of use to its low initial investment. But a key driver for enterprises has been the method cloud computing offers technology services in a less expensive and a more efficient manner than it had previously been possible.  This can allow enterprises to focus on the core business and can leave the management of IT services to cloud providers who are experts in technology services.

While this easy access to information offers lots of benefits, it even introduces many concerns. Security and such related operational risks do rank among the top concerns for companies which consider to move to the cloud.

Security is a main concern with most of the new updated technology, but by their nature, cloud computing impacts not just what is in the cloud but also the security of the entire enterprise. If the cloud is the weak link in the security, the entire enterprise would definitely feel the vulnerability.

Data security other than privacy, compliance and risk need to be the primary focus for any enterprise which has a cloud computing component of its IT services. A company needs to know the criticality and the sensitivity of the details which are managed within a cloud service and then, ensure that the cloud provider has the appropriate controls to protect it properly.

Move of the 'Right' Apps to the 'Right' Cloud

An inherent part of building a cloud ecosystem means you actually allow your cloud provider to be a custodian of your important and crucial details. It depends on the provider capabilities that an enterprise would improve the entire security compared to what it might, if not, resource on their own. So, what does an enterprise need to do for ensuring that it is getting the precise security that it requires from a cloud ecosystem?

First and foremost, it is crucial to move the right kind of technology services and details to the right kind of cloud. The very first query to ask whenever one is developing a cloud strategy is not about the technology at all. It is " which business problems can be solved by moving them to the cloud?"

Before you consider what kind of cloud service you would use, you need to evaluate what technology services would offer you the most instant benefit when moved to the cloud.

What is a prime candidate for the cloud? You need to look for internal technology services which lack rigor, efficiencies or resources. There are some applications which will be better maintained in the cloud, like the enterprise which do not have the resources to maintain or to secure that application. To send these services to the cloud can reduce the risk tremendously and can even deliver a more robust solution than its development in-house.

It is very essential to understand the business and their regulatory needs around the data which a buyer needs to move to the cloud for a cloud strategy to be successful. In knowing these needs would narrow the cloud choices in initial stage. Later, during the vendor selection procedure, it would enable you to be clear on your own expectations and your enterprise's needs, which can even allow you to evaluate each vendor as per their own merits. You need to keep in mind that not all of the cloud providers are similar in the security services that they offer, and so you need to know your needs and map them to the provider's capabilities which can ensure that you select the best fit service for your risk tolerance and regulatory requirements.

It is quite interesting to know that the cloud providers themselves are varied in their own weaknesses, strengths other than their overall quality. It is crucial to start with the kind of cloud which can best suit your needs before you evaluate the vendors.

When you are done with your assessment needs, you can look for the available cloud offering kinds. There are very less general cloud kinds which you can consider like private on-premise, Software as a services which run in a public cloud and manage private cloud. Each has their own set of merits, demerits and such associated security implications. A private on-premise cloud is designed for exclusive use of one organization. It resides on-premise in the data center and is entirely controlled and even managed by internal IT.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

About SPTECH Services

We are a recognized entity in the area of providing end-to-end engineering services to storage vendors in the enterprise and consumer storage solutions domain. We have extensive experience with building solutions for storage network management, storage systems and software, and storage devices. We have delivered various long term assignments managing and delivering complex products.

To leverage our storage expertise, we also work with our clients to understand their setup, applications and their expectations from cloud computing. We do detailed analysis and projections to help the client decide about a move to cloud computing. If a positive decision to move to cloud computing is made, we help with application architecture, development, deployment and testing. We believe in incremental innovation, process oriented execution and delivering compelling solutions.

Since the mobile and wireless technologies are moving to the forefront in a world of seamless enterprise usage and exponential device growth; SPTECH, aims to become a one stop shop for wireless application vendors. Having its eye set on being one of the fastest growing units, we aim to keep hand in hand with the fast paced wireless industry, where technology changes occur almost every other day. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Cloud Computing Uses

Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is the next big thing and the process is involves a large number of computers that are connected with one network such as Internet. Cloud Computing is a synonym for the network of computers. The process no longer needs to have software’s on each individual computers and each computer should not be loaded with all workload. Instead only computer can take care of all these things. There are many benefits of cloud computing:-
  1. Cloud Computing changed the IT scenario and it’s no longer the same as it was years ago.
  2. Cloud Computing can be meet the requirements of the company as it needs mot bandwidth and the remote servers can take care of that. The flexibility of this process can meet the business demands of every company. 
  3. Implementing the cloud computing techniques will longer need the disaster recovery plans for the company as cloud computing can take care of the issues and recover. Cloud Computing can save the time when it comes to provide resolution. Midsized business have experienced best recovery times with cloud computing.
  4. Clouds computing can along handle the security updates, serve maintenance and the client saves time and focus on other work.
  5. Cloud Computing does not require any investment at the start. The customer goes on paying as he uses the service. It is faster to deploy, minimum set up hassles and predictable operating time and expenses.
  6. Employees can sync with each other so that the sharing of documents and records is much easier.
  7. Cloud Computing is the best example of the balance between work life and personal life. The flexibility of working from anywhere makes the perfect work life balance. 
  8. Security is handled when a computer has cloud computing. The computer can be accessed anywhere in the world, and even if it is lost no one can access the data.

Applications of Medical Writing

Medical Writing
Medical Writing is a process to produce documents that involves all the medical information. A medical writer is not a medical professional but he works closely with the doctors, researchers, surgeons and all the subject matter expertise and produce medical documents that have all the research reports, medical information, drugs use and other related information. The medical writer follows the guidelines of the medical writing and complies with it.A medical writer focuses on the right content, structure and format of the write up.

There are many organizations today that provide expert regulatory medical writing services with a team who is skilled in producing high quality content. These articles have to be clear and precise as there is lot of complex information about the medical field. These expert services range from providing regulatory documents like Investigative brochures, Clinical study reports, safety profiles, risk management plans, standard operating procedures, CTD clinical summaries and overviews, Patient narratives, Pediatric investigation plans and protocols and informed consent forms. The team is also well versed in providing medical communication services with great expertise and skills like the Literature reviews, Conference reports, Medical education materials, Trials websites, Journal Publication articles, Slide shows, presentations, conference abstracts and posters, product monograms, brochures and press releases.  These reliable medical writing services have a wider aspect which also has authoring manuscripts and marketing documents. They are done with extensive research, understanding and deep knowledge and study about the field. As there are lot of high quality technical jargons which cannot be understood by a normal man, the medical writing professionals have to be well trained, qualified and experienced in the subject so they can provide the best in class services to the clients. There are also custom made services to meet the need of the client and his demands. 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Stand Alone Services

Stand Alone Services in simple words can be called as just one services that is capable to taking care of every other service. Stand Alone Services is Just one solution for many issues. These stand alone services are a bit different from all other end to end solutions. SPLIFE has been a trend setter in providing these Stand Alone Services and have been a great success in the same. They have a team of more than 30 people who are qualified and experienced in providing the best in class services. All kind of data entry on different platforms is done along with the training of people to perform the work to meet the deadlines and timely delivery to the client.

The team is able to deliver stand alone services and cater the needs of the clients on various platforms and has been a breakthrough in the field of data entry and SAP programming. Clinical Trials have seen a new technological development due these services. If the clients need, then the team is ready to provide service related to protocol development and CRF designing. The main advantage of this is accurate and perfect results with short time required. It saves a lot of time when these stand alone services are the driving force for your company. The company is been offering different solutions in the area of medicine and healthcare. They also cater to the different needs of the clients and provide end to end solutions for them. The Custom made services is provided to meet the specific needs of some clients. With extensive experience behind the company they are ever ready to deliver different services as per the client’s needs with excellent accuracy and quality. Along with providing these solutions, the company is into conducting studies, research and help sponsors in delivering the clients within the deadline.