Thursday, March 18, 2021

What does Organyze offer that others don’t?

As a package, Organyze offers a wide range of features that can simplify things and improve efficiency while enabling you to interact with your team members and with people outside your organization on an as-needed basis.

You can use Organyze offline as well as online, and configure it so that selected folders or sub-folders may be accessed both online and offline while you maintain other folders entirely offline to keep the costs down and to reduce the risks of online work

What does this mean?

It means that you

  • Work within the safety and security of your offline environment (which you control completely),
  • While having the added advantage of moving files to and from the Cloud for sharing with others and to enable others to share files with you,
  • While also creating the space to have text and voice conversations with colleagues and with people you do business with.

But that’s just the ways in which you use Organyze. Now see what Organyze helps you do:

  • Manage your files and folders both offline and online;
  • Use its text-to-speech facility to convert your typed text to spoken content;
  • Use its speech-to-text facility to convert your spoken content to written text;
  • Video conferencing with people in your organization and outside
  • Tag your files – automatically, and manually, whenever you wish, with personal tags – so as to help you find files very quickly in your machine, or from across the contents of a network of computers;
  • Automatically synchronize selected folders from offline to online and online to offline.
  • Back-up the content including text, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, image, video, and other such files; to ensure that selected folders are automatically synchronized between their offline and online states of additions, modifications, and updating;
  • To enable selective sharing of files with other users in the group of Organyze users; 
  • To enable backing up one or multiple copies of selected folders in a selected location in the user’s machine or in the local area network, or in the Cloud, with the option to back up several disparate folders or sub-folders from disparate locations in a machine into one single location so as to facilitate quick recovery, among other things.
  • Some of the biggest online Cloud services have been hacked. 
  • In July 2020, UK cybersecurity company Sophos, which did a survey of more than 3,200 IT managers, reported that 70% of companies using big cloud computing vendors were hacked or exposed data in the previous year. 
  • These incidents included attacks from ransomware and other malware (50%), exposed data (29%), compromised accounts (25%), and cryptojacking (17%).
  • The vendors included the biggest Cloud services in the world.
A 'staggering' failure to adopt basic security habits led to 70% of companies storing data with Amazon, Microsoft, or other big cloud vendors getting hacked or exposing data last year, researchers say - BusinessInsider

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

What? Out? For fruits and vegetables? For information? Is he nuts!


No, we are sure he is not nuts. We are sure he usually searches for stuff online, and usually finds what he gets.

So, what’s wrong with that?

Nothing wrong. Except that he could save a heck of a lot of time if he got what he wanted served to him without his lifting a finger!

“And how can he do that?” you may ask.

Simple. Use Informachine.

You can use Informachine. Informachine is a web-based business intelligence and knowledge management system that finds, tracks, downloads and lets you share relevant news on the internet, saving hours of managerial time.

Leave it to Informachine

You don't even have to be there! Informachine will check out all the websites you wish checked while you go attend a meeting or take a holiday!

On your return, just log in to Informachine – and all the latest reports on the sites you want tracked will be listed on-screen at the press of a key.

What’s more, Informachine tags the information so you can find what you need instantly – even months later, with the click on a tag!

Find out more here:

Monday, August 24, 2020

It all started with a butterfly in China!


In a 1990 movie, Havana, Robert Redford tells his costar Lena Olin, “a butterfly can flutter its wings over a flower in China and cause a hurricane in the Caribbean.”

Redford, acting as a gambler with a flair for math, was echoing the words of Edward Lorenz, a meteorology professor at MIT back in 1972. Lorenz had learned that a minor error in a computer program could lead to extraordinary changes in results.

Lorenz’s computer model was based on 12 variables, including temperature and wind speed, which he had entered into a computer program simulating weather patterns. One day he was repeating a simulation he’d run earlier; but after rounding off one variable from 0.506127 to 0.506. He was astounded to find that this tiny change transformed the entire pattern of two months of simulated weather that his program produced.

No, we are not saying you must track butterflies all over the world. But you do need to track what is happening in the world around you to see how it might lead to a crisis for your business – or a great opportunity!

We keep telling our friends about this big Indian chemical company. The marketing managers had completely missed the news of an explosion in a Japanese chemical plant that made one of the chemicals the Indian company also made and sold in India and elsewhere in Asia. Fortunately for them, they had subscribed to Informachine, our news tracking system. And a couple of days after the event, they saw the reference to the explosion on Informachine. They saw the opportunity, and quickly got their plant to ramp up production, and managed to increase their own sales very quickly.

What is Informachine?

Informachine is a web-based business intelligence and knowledge management system that finds, tracks, downloads and lets you share relevant news on the internet, saving hours of managerial time.

You can leave it to Informachine

You don't even have to be there! Informachine will check out all the websites you wish checked while you go attend a meeting or take a holiday!

On your return, just log in to Informachine – and all the latest reports on the sites you want tracked will be listed on-screen at the press of a key.

And, to make sure that you get the flexibility you need, you can change the desired list of websites absolutely any time you want.

What’s more:

You can share relevant news with colleagues, and save hours of managerial time and resources. And have online chats around the news.

Informachine tags the information so you can find what you need instantly – even months later!

And, if you want, you can attach your own personal tags to links (e.g., ‘material for next Monday’s conference’), depending on your personal needs.

Find out more here:

Friday, March 27, 2020

Need of the hour: Early detection and tackling the infection's epicenter.

By Kiron Kasbekar, Managing Director, Informachine Pvt. Ltd.

We are facing a serious crisis.

In an idle moment, I looked at the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resources Center survey numbers, and copied and analyzed the numbers. A bit of a pain because while they have given infections for China and the US in aggregates, the deaths are shown by city or state/province. So I had to copy and paste and add them up.

Anyway, then I analyzed the numbers for 12 countries, and found this. I ordered the deaths as a percentage of confirmed infections in ascending order in column D and others as a percentage of the Indian figure for column D, and got what you see in the table below.

Country Confirmed cases Deaths Death to Infection ration Others as % of India
Germany 47373 285 0.60 0.25
South Korea 9332 139 1.49 0.63
USA 86012 1301 1.51 0.64
India 843 20 2.37 1.00
Brazil 2988 77 2.58 1.09
China 81897 3296 4.02 1.70
UK 11816 580 4.91 2.07
France 29581 1698 5.74 2.42
Netherlands 7469 435 5.82 2.45
Iran 32332 2378 7.35 3.10
Spain 64059 4858 7.58 3.20
Italy 80589 8215 10.19 4.30

The low Korean numbers are explained by what South Korea did immediately after news of the infections in China broke. South Korea conducted more diagnostic tests faster than any other country – 10,000 to 15,000 per day – and that helped it with early detection of patients and tackling the infection's epicenter.

Germany has done even better. German laboratories have been conducting about 160,000 coronavirus tests every week — more than some European countries have carried out in total since the crisis started. Such mass testing has resulted in a lower fatality rate because it allows authorities to detect cases of Covid-19 even in patients who suffer few or no symptoms, and who have a much better chance of survival.

The key has been in detecting coronavirus cases early so that treatment and prevention of contagion can be better focused and strengthened.

Now look at the US and India. Very low numbers reported. But considering the dilly-dallying that happened in both these countries in tackling the pandemic, those low numbers probably conceal a time bomb of infections lurking in untested populations, and ready to strike and infect millions more.

India just does not have the capacity to treat so many patients, and the government has wasted the last two months dilly-dallying.

Now we face the prospects of severe shortages of essential commodities if quick, decisive, sensible action is not taken. This is a time when the government must create a united front of all major parties, get advice from economists and medical and technical experts to urgently stitch together a plan of action and begin implementation.

Responsible economists have talked of the need to invest many lakh crore rupees to support and subsidize food and housing as well as medical care. We are running against time.

Share with others if you agree — but let us not panic. While we need to recognize facts as they are and not live in an imaginary world, we need to be practical and avoid panic at all costs.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Dealing with the virus problem.

By Kiron Kasbekar, Managing Director, Informachine Pvt. Ltd.

We hate to say this in a time of crisis, when we should all be concerned about health and safety – but when you are in business, you cannot avoid talking of delicate issues. Such as the coronavirus COVID-19 virus that’s going around killing people, disrupting lives, and unsettling businesses.
We have nothing to offer in the course of preventing, detecting, or treating the virus. 

We hope you are taking all the precautions recommended by the world’s health organizations. In a crisis such as the one the world is facing today, it is always better to err on the side of safety.

You can use this tool to track global cases of the virus in real time and find the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

What we can offer you is a certain amount of safety and continuity in your work processes. Let us explain how. See how Organyze helped TIC restart operations immediately (in a day) after a devastating fire destroyed all its ninety-plus computers and servers one sad Sunday in August 2013.

It is easy to install, and easy to use. And it does much more than back up your information. It helps you improve office efficiency. But you can choose to use only Organyze Backup rather than the full Organyze suite.

Do check out your options.

When people fall ill, and are required to remain quarantined for many days, work is bound to be disrupted. But you can limit the disruption.

Reduce people-to-people interactions in the office to the minimum necessary.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

You can stop trying to remember things – because Organyze won’t let you forget anything!

By Rajiv Shankar
By Rajiv Shankar, Executive Editor,
Useful package! Congratulations! I found one important benefit you have not mentioned in your literature. I have tens of thousands of files in my machine, which I have created or downloaded in the past 6-7 years.

Like many other people, I need to go back to some old file. I have to stretch my memory to try and remember which file I should seek. Most of the time, earlier, I couldn’t remember most of the files I should have checked out. It’s impossible to remember everything.

Now, with Organyze, I don’t even have to try and remember; yet I get everything I could possibly need. The answer is simple. Soon after I started using Organyze, I went back and labeled many of the older files in my machine which I thought were important. Now I just select the label or labels, and, presto! I get a file list on my screen, including some files that are important but I’d forgotten were there.

I’m getting more value for money from the effort I put in over the years to create or download those files! I’m working better, faster.

“It can’t happen to me?” It does

By Nitin Paranjpye, research student

You know, it’s sad but true, but I was affected by the “It can’t happen to me” syndrome. I’d heard of hard disks crashing, people losing valuable information – but I never dreamt it might happen to me. I had enough disk space (or that’s what I thought; actually I didn’t, nor had I run defrag for I don’t remember how long), I had kept my machine safe from viruses … so what could go wrong?

AAAAARGH! My hard disk crashed!

Of course, I’m not stupid. I had been backing up my files. Only, for the past month before the crash, I just hadn’t had the time – I was applying to some American universities, and coping with the work in the office where I worked. So I lost just a month’s stuff. But whatever it was, it’s gone! Some of it I’ll find somewhere else. Some of it I may never find.

The value of what I lost? I don’t know. If I had to put it all together again – maybe $3,000. Maybe $5,000. It’s difficult to say. It was a whole month’s work! And the hassles and angst – I don’t know how to cost those.

All that was in May 2008. Now I use Organyze. I’ve configured it in a way that all my old stuff is backed up in an external drive with just one extra version. My current folders are backed up in three different places, including an external drive, on an internal disk, and on an online site.

The backup happens daily at 5.00 p.m. automatically without my doing anything. It takes between a few seconds and a minute or so, depending on how much work I’ve done during the day. But I don’t even notice that the backup is happening.

Of course, in the beginning I had to spend the time (it took me at least 10 minutes) to configure the backup. I’ll tell you it was a pain. I wondered why Organyze couldn’t have made it easier. But I did it – and now I’m a free person!

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