Why business trips are not waste of Money, Time and Energy!

 

I profoundly admit, Technology is not a substitute for getting in front of our customers and colleagues.

It may sound insane to many of us that, in this modern era when mobile phones and video conferencing are ubiquitous and we have super-fast optical fiber connections in our cosy office-room facilitated with a big HD monitor hanging right in front of our eyes delivering real-time videos of our remote clients/colleagues why should we take the hassle of travelling so far to reach them in person?

Business trips are often considered as an expense and the benefits that come from it are always overlooked. Sitting in an office and staring at a glowing screen is not a replacement for hitting the ground. There are several key reasons why business trips are still very important.

  • Don’t underestimate the power of face-to-face meeting: There are plenty of examples of conducting a business over phone or Skype call. But when the scenario is really critical, like meeting with a potential new client who is really on the fence about hiring you, there is no substitute for simply sitting down with that person and talking it out. There might be hundreds of potential competitors you ought to fight with. You can just do it keeping yourself far away from the battle. Like my boss before every business trip always tried to motivate me saying, “Where are you! We are in war!” That’s true; when we took it as a war we feel like warriors and feel the urges to win it over. Oxford Economics has found that the rate of converting prospects to actual customers nearly doubles when a face-to-face meeting is added.
  • Let your Network keep growing: During our last business trip to Nepal, we met lots of people in the airport, on the plane, at our hotel, at restaurants, at meetings and we talked and listened to them. Many of them took place in our contacts list, exchanged their business cards with us. That is how our network grows and we never know where we might meet a potential new client, new supplier, or partner. Actually we ended it up like finding few of them. The more places we travel and the more people we meet, the better our chances of finding someone who can really make a difference in our business.
  • Evaluate the natural human behavior: The biggest reason why business trips are important is to strengthen personal interactions. Face-to-face meetings can increase understanding and empathy, reduce miscommunication, and foster a team spirit of “us.” Think about it—would you trust your professional future to someone you’ve never met? According to psychologist, humans are more responsive to the request/invitation they perceive on face than the same they received from far. When we get closure to our client actually our business gets closure to them and they start feeling they have started having it already. Sometimes, people behave too good in person though they are too lazy to reply your email.
  • Learn trends and explore new markets: In order to keep our business growth upright we always need to design our products based on the trends and market demands. We cannot perform it all staying right on our homeland and only roaming around local market. Instead, we should reach the global market and experience the global trends. For example, one of our software products were not really doing good in Bangladesh market but in Nepal market it won almost everybody’s admiration. At the end of the day we feel like people got more fascinated with the products we did not mean to sell to them.
  • Analyze alternative ways of conducting business: If we go to another country, we can see how someone in our industry targets new customers, what services they offer, and anything that might be different from the way we serve our customers. There might be far better methods, that we haven’t even imagined, that other people are currently utilizing.

Sabbir Ahmed Jesan, Executive, Implementation & Support

 

DSSBL ROBOWAR, 1.0 The Bulldozers Semifinals….

Successful Completion of Coursera Machine Learning Course  by DataSoft Member Shahed Bin Satter

Shahed Bin Satter (Software Developer) of DataSoft Systems has successfully completed the Coursera Machine Learning course offered jointly by Coursera and Stanford University. Computers can carry out specific tasks when they are programmed, but Machine Learning is an interesting sector of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which allows computer systems to act by learning without the need of any explicit programming. This course is instructed by the infamous Andrew Ng, Professor of Stanford University and the founder of Coursera. The course is 11 weeks long and comprises of an array of topics. Ng dives deep into regression, classification, artificial neural networks, SVM kernels, component analysis, error analysis, cost function analysis, etc by going into the underlying implementation. The course also requires the participants to write algorithms for image recognition, optical character recognition, recommender systems among a few others. His certificate can be viewed here: https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/YG9P94DXZJ2W

DataSoft takes this opportunity to congratulate him on his performance and wishes him the best in the future.

Sayed Mahmud Raihan Achieved Certification on Machine Learning and Data Science offered by Coursera

Sayed Mahmud Raihan is a Software Developer at DataSoft. He is very enthusiastic about machine learning and data science. Recently he achieved a certification on machine learning taken by Professor Andrew Ng of Stanford University. The course is offered by Stanford University through Coursera. Machine Learning is the idea that there are generic algorithms that can tell one person something interesting about a set of data without him having to write any specific code to that problem. Instead of writing the code, he feeds data to a generic algorithm and it builds its own logic based on that data. The course is related to represent model on the basis of data using an algorithm like regression, decision boundary, backpropagation, SVM, k-means and character recognition.  The link to the certificate can be found here:

https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/MZDZ92DC4Z56

This is really encouraging for all the members of DataSoft. and we congratulate him for his accomplishment and wish him success in future.

Director & COO Manjur Mahmud Meets the Fresh Bloods of DataSoft

On December 15, the charismatic Director and COO of DataSoft, Mr. Manjur Mahmud arranged a session for the new recruits. He was introduced with each and every one of the new recruits. As the new recruits were talking about why they are in DataSoft most of the common pronounced parts were the urge for challenge, scope to unleash creativity, work in global standards from Bangladesh, opportunity to and the scope to work in large architecture He listened to everyone, gave his valuable feedback in the meantime not only talked about how everybody should introduce themselves but also the importance of setting goals in life.

Besides highlighting the culture, ways of working and work ethics at DataSoft. Mr. Manjur Mahmud has also been gracious enough to teach how to set goals in life where this often-intricate aspect of life became easier for the participants. He insisted that we should set our goals at Personal level, at Work and at Social Level. And since we are working in knowledge industry it the Work goals should categorized in two tier- academic and career. And by Social goals, Mr. Manjur Mahmud meant being friends with people who work in our field of interest. He drew example of maintaining community on Data Science on linkedin. And he also mentioned thatit is not only about setting goals but making tasks for each day and complete them to reach that goal.

Furthermore, the honorable Director & COO asserted the importance of being fit and reiterated that fitness is the key to performance and that everyone should look into it with more. 29 new recruits participated the session and by the time the session was over, everyone looked more enlightened and the confidence and determination was obvious on everyone’s face.

This session has also been graced with the presence of Ms. Dil Afroz Begum, Director of HR and Training. She insisted on the culture of openness that DataSoft has been maintaining over time and the importance of being creative. Not only that, she insisted that the culture of DataSoft patronizes the creative endeavor of its employees. And she also announced that DataSoft is taking another floor in Ruapayan Shelford and that the training room is going to expanded.Thus, the session ended on higher note with lot of enthusiasm and big smile all over the faces of participants.

MongoDB Certificate achieved by DataSoft member Mr. Mahbub Tito

Mr. Mahbub Tito is a Sr. Software Engineer of DataSoft has recently achieved ” MongoDB ” course completion certification under Mongodb University.

MongoDB is a Free and open-source cross-platform document-oriented database program. Classified as a NoSQL database program, MongoDB avoids the traditional table-based relational database structure in favor of JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas (It calls the format BSON), making the integration of data in certain types of applications easier and faster. MongoDB is developed by MongoDB Inc.

This is really encouraging for all DataSoft members indeed. DataSoft family congratulates Mr. Mahbub Tito for this accomplishment and wish his success in his future endeavors.

COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate achieved by DataSoft member Mr. Ashiqul Islam Akhand

DataSoft Systems Bangladesh limited, one of the frontiers Software Companies of Bangladesh, is equally creating a great working platform for the professionals. DataSoft is always hiring the best talents and providing one of the best working environment. So, the members of DataSoft are always in a process of self-improvement and this is basically one of the reason behind DataSoft’s immense success. Mr. Ashiqul Islam Akhand, a Senior Project Manager & Enterprise Architect of DataSoft has recently achieved ‘COBIT 5 foundation certificate, COBIT 5 developed by ISACA provides a comprehensive framework that assists enterprises to achieve their goals and deliver value through effective governance and management of enterprise IT. Simply stated, COBIT 5 helps enterprises to create optimal value from IT by maintaining a balance between realising benefits and optimising risk levels and resource use. The COBIT 5 principles and enablers are generic and useful for enterprises of all sizes, whether commercial, not-for-profit or in the public sector. This is really encouraging for all DataSoft members indeed.

DataSoft family congratulates Mr. Ashiqul Islam Akhand for this accomplishment and wish his success in his future endeavors.

Glorious achievement of DataSoft member Mr. Anisur Rahman Alamgir

DataSoft Systems Bangladesh limited, one of the frontiers Software Companies of Bangladesh, is equally creating a great working platform for the professionals. DataSoft is always hiring the best talents and providing one of the best working environment. So, the members of DataSoft are always in a process of self-improvement and this is basically one of the reason behind DataSoft’s immense success. Mr. Anisur Rahman Alamgir, a Senior Software Engineer of DataSoft has recently achieved Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate from QAI India, one of the leading certification, testing, auditing, inspection and training organizations. The training was funded by Support to Development of Kaliakoir Hi-Tech Park. This is really encouraging for all DataSoft members indeed.

DataSoft family congratulates Mr. Anisur Rahman Alamgir for this accomplishment and wish his success in his future endeavors.

Celebrating Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year) at DataSoft
DataSoft Family in a tiny Tour at the Blissful Sajek Valley

DataSoft Systems Limited Bangladesh, the home for a very workaholic team, had a three days adventurous tour at Sajek Valley, a small piece of heaven in Rangamati. Starting on 31st March the journey to the celestial beauty ended on April 3rd, 2016. Packed with excitement, adventure and fun, it was a pretty enjoyable event for DataSoft family to get refreshed.

All the members with their family enjoyed the heavenly beauty of the valley together which really revitalized them. A number of thrilling events added extra fun to the occasion. There were sports and tournaments for all. The Bar-B-Q Dinner at the 2nd night was one of the most thrilling parts of the whole event.

DataSoft is having pleasure tours often to get all the team members refreshed and motivated as well. The tour to Sajek Valley this year will keep one of the most memorable tours from all the past events because of the unparalleled beauty of the valley itself. DataSoft Team certainly had a great time here. This type of events is really necessary to strengthen the team bonding and getting recharged for the next challenges

Glorious achievement of DataSoft member Ms. Kamrunnesa Bindu

DataSoft Systems Bangladesh limited, one of the frontiers Software Companies of Bangladesh, is equally creating a great working platform for the professionals. DataSoft is always hiring the best talents and providing one of the best working environment. So, the members of DataSoft are always in a process of self-improvement and this is basically one of the reason behind DataSoft’s immense success. Ms. Kamrunnesa Bindu, a Senior QA Engineer of DtaSoft has recently achieved Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate from TÜV SÜD Bangladesh, one of the leading certification, testing, auditing, inspection and training organizations. The training was funded by Support to Development of Kaliakoir Hi-Tech Park. This is really encouraging for all DataSoft members indeed.

DataSoft family congratulates Ms. Bindu for this accomplishment and wish her success in her future endeavors.