Rich Internet Applications (RIA) technologies are capable of providing advanced capabilities for user interaction, including seamless navigation, desktop-like GUI features and Data Integration. RIAs compose, and thus integrate, local and remote sources of data and business logic. The most powerful of these RIAs will take advantage of standards-based, service-oriented approaches to integrate all the content, communications, and application interfaces it can physically access. However, what is most important is that RIAs loosely couple presentation from application logic, allowing developers to change server-side logic without breaking the usability of their applications.
RIA offers the following business benefits to enterprises:
Improved customer retention: RIA based web sites allows the end user to navigate through the website more effectively and provides seamless navigation by avoiding the constant refresh of the complete page and also by pre-fetching information asynchronously. This helps in getting the repeat customer and also helps in retention rate to enhance the online revenue.
Productivity enhancement: RIA provides single point interfaces to the end users by creating effective Mashup and providing real time data through web based access. This results in enhanced user productivity and satisfaction.
Reduced overall operational cost : RIA optimizes bandwidth usage by fetching only required data and also by reducing server load by moving processing to the web browser.
In recent times set of five key business applications are driving overall RIA spending consisting of :
Application migration from client server to web based
Enhancement of existing web applications to make it more dynamic
High-transaction and event-driven Internet applications
Next-generation portals with collaboration and Mashups
Business intelligence solutions with dashboard, charts, etc.
These applications demand highly user intuitive interface providing very rich and seamless navigation running on browser based application.
Dibonhas developed several enterprise level applications providing RIA capabilities based on various AJAX frameworks and browser plug-in based solutions like Flex, Silverlight etc. Sonata's RIA practice is aimed at providing a technological direction to enterprises. It is committed to delivering RIA projects and has developed extensive expertise in RIA technologies and frameworks.
Based on its knowledge and experience, Dibonhas established a RIA Center of Excellence (CoE), which is dedicated to building competencies on multiple RIA technologies as part of its R&D exercise. The RIA CoE also focuses on developing frameworks and accelerators that can enhance the productivity as well as provide best practices and guidelines for RIA implementation to clients.
Dibonhas developed framework to assess the existing applications and provide a solution for implementing RIA features identifying right set of technologies as per the client’s need.
The RIA CoE team at Dibon has developed expertise on following RIA related technologies:
Browser Plug-in based
Google Webtool KitMashup
Facebook API'sDedicated CoE for RIA, which keeps track of the latest trends in the RIA area and constantly works on building the relevant skills and competencies on diverse technology platforms, relevant standards, guidelines and best practices. This process ensures that Dibonkeeps enriching its RIA implementation methodology and brings tangible benefits to its clients.Mashup framework which would enable enterprise to create Mashup to enhance the reach of their websites to the various Social networking platforms.
Modernization solution framework for existing website and client server application on to RIA platform.
Domain expertise spanning various verticals.
Alliances and partnerships with leading RIA platform vendors.