Friday, April 25, 2014

Corporate Interactive sponsors Sailors with disABILITIES

Software development company Corporate Interactive has become a proud sponsor of Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD), a not-for-profit dedicated to changing society's perception of the disabled. SWD also encourages people with disabilities to see their situation in a new light.

SWD creates the opportunity for thousands of people with disabilities to enter one of the most gruelling sailing races in the world from Sydney to Hobart. SWD began racing in February 1994 with the 50th Sydney to Hobart Race - the first time a fully disabled crew ever sailed in a race on the ocean. Although it started out as a one-time event, it became an annual event and SWD was formed.

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The heart of the SWD community is the people who continue to volunteer and to engage with and mentor young sailors. By volunteering their time, these individuals become Creators of Change within the community. Volunteers are not required to know how to sail in order to make a difference. Volunteering efforts include:
  • Recruiting members
  • Looking after boats
  • Taking photographs
  • Writing Blogs
SWD runs several programs for disabled and disadvantaged kids and adults. Try Sail is an introductory program that gives individuals the opportunity to steer the boat while learning basic sailing skills. The Winds of Change program engages learners in new ways through sailing. During July and August, the Northern Campaign provides coastal training, ocean racing and harbor sailing to schools in Northern NSW.

In addition to all of the programs for individuals with disabilities, SWD makes it clear how much volunteering matters to their organization with Carers Days. Volunteers who give their lives to caring for those who are disabled or disadvantaged are able to go out on the water and receive recognition for their service.

Win a Brand New Yacht While Supporting SWD

SWD participates in many fundraising activities to finance their programs. The current fundraiser is also the largest activity to date: Team Windcraft’s Raffle. They are raffling a brand new 34’ Hanse yacht worth over $250,000, and covered by 12 months of Marine Insurance.

The raffle is an amazing opportunity to win a brand new yacht that’s ready to sail, and give money to a worthy cause at the same time. Each ticket is $100, and there are only 5,000 total tickets available. Raffle tickets will be sold until August 31, 2014.

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Sponsorships are an essential part of funding the SWD organization. Corporate Interactive is excited to be able to play a role in SWD and to support the amazing acts they perform every day. At Corporate Interactive, showing support for local vendors and organizations is central to our belief that working together is a key ingredient to success.

As a leading application software development company, Corporate Interactive always strives to provide the very best in mobile solutions and custom software development. We handle all aspects of software development, from concept creation to strategic consulting.

For more information about Corporate Interactive sponsorships, or to find out about our many quality services, please visit our website or contact us at 1-300-622-553.

Monday, April 14, 2014

CI Launches New Intranet Management Software

CI Launches New Intranet Management Software

Anyone who's ever struggled with an office file-sharing system knows how frustrating a traditional 'intranet' can be. Despite advances in software development, there's no one-size-fits-all intranet system. Existing solutions tend to be over-engineered, very costly to implement with a huge learning curve which avoids mass adoption.

These issues motivated us to develop the 'nothing to learn' intranet interface, and it's just as easy to use as it sounds. Our new portal is highly adaptable to any business structure. Although simple it contains enterprise level benefits:

  • Unlimited navigation structure
  • Unlimited pages
  • Simple inline editing
  • Layered security
  • N-documents associated with each page
  • Single sign-on (SSO) integration with Active Directory, LDAP and other security mechanisms
  • Social discussion
  • Shared Calendar function
  • Enterprise level natural language search

With these options, our system is easily customisable to suit the needs of progressive companies. No matter how large or small your business, and no matter what your industry, this system is incredibly versatile.

Keep Your Files Secure

Identity and information theft is a growing problem. This is especially true for businesses that produce or hold sensitive content, such as passwords and financial information.

That’s why when we designed our software, we wanted users to feel comfortable that their files are safe from hackers. With encryption and key storage, our system ensures that the only people with access to content are those with permission. Or for additional security we can ensure the intranet is only available to specific networks.

The Future of Project Management

Other intranet solutions exist, but few integrate the level of digital interaction that our new system offers. With the ‘social discussion’ option, workers can provide feedback and hold short meetings. You can even schedule discussions on the ‘calendar of events’, and by doing so, this software provides the functionality that’s only available by combining several different programs.

With ‘natural language searching’, the system can automatically filter through intranet file names and document contents.

If you’ve ever had experience with new system adoption you will be well aware of small or big issues creating major problems with staff engagement. All systems are useless unless their users are engaged. Our system is so simple to use that employees will have no problem picking it up, they will even find it fun and intuitive making them want to use it. From appearance to functionality, we were meticulous about every design detail.

If you want to learn how to integrate this intuitive software into your business, or if you’d like to learn more about Corporate Interactive’s other products, contact us at 1 300 662 553.