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INSZoom Receives Second Recertification of Two Leading ISO Standards and Security Assessment

posted by: INSZoom date: Apr 11, 2014 Announcement, In the Press, News comments: Comments Off on INSZoom Receives Second Recertification of Two Leading ISO Standards and Security Assessment
BSI Group recertifies INSZoom for successful merger of its ISO/IEC 27001:2005 and ISO 9001:2008 standards. BSI Group is a leading external security consultant who has assessed organization’s infrastructure, information & net security, vulnerability and product’s sustaining ability against web penetration. San Ramon, CA – April 10, 2014 – INSZoom.com, Inc. (www.INSZoom.com), the world’s leading immigration software company, announced today that it has received renewal of its ISMS and QMS certificates: (Standards: ISO/IEC 27001:2005 and ISO 9001:2008). This recertification was confirmed by BSI Group India Private Limited. ISMS (ISO/IEC 27001:2005) and QMS (ISO 9001:2008) separate certificates were first awarded in 2008 and 2009 respectively and have been consistently reviewed each year. Each surveillance audit, conducted by BSI Group, re-establishes the company’s commitment to providing best-in-class management, security, processes and methodologies, as well as regulatory systems. “INSZoom was first engaged with these international standard brands of excellence in the mid-2000s to raise the bar regarding how our company defines excellence in business operations,” said Umesh Vaidyamath, founder & CEO, INSZoom. “Today, we’re proud to announce the 2nd renewal of IMS (ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 merged) certification. We’re proud to show once again, our commitment to consistently deliver excellence in immigration technology, through these certifications.” INSZoom received this joint certification based on the outstanding information measures as well as the net and data security procedures it provides to the clients. INSZoom, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom and India, is the only immigration and I-9 compliance company in the world that has received this award of recognition. INSZoom received ISO 9001 certification for the establishment and maintenance of quality management systems that consistently provide products to meet its customers’ regulatory requirements, as well as its commitment to enhance customer satisfaction. The company’s initial ISO 9001 and 27001 certification were reviewed and issued by TUV SUD Management Service GmbH, a leading global certification organization trading as TUV SUD South Asia Private Limited, after a careful and substantial review of the company’s practices, processes, and control systems.
date:  Apr 11, 2014 comments:  Comments Off on INSZoom Receives Second Recertification of Two Leading ISO Standards and Security Assessment
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Globalize Your Firm

posted by: INSZoom date: Feb 24, 2014 From Our CEO, Immigration Stories comments: Comments Off on Globalize Your Firm
By Umesh Vaidyamath In the old days, it was only the big companies that were global. In recent years, mid-size companies began to go global. Now it is common for even start-ups of a handful of people to be spread across the globe. This development was un-thought of only a few short years ago. Globalization is of two kinds: globalization of markets and globalization of the workforce; globalization of sales and globalization of labor; globalization of output and globalization of input. Markets of companies are being globalized and so are their workforce. Just as every country has import and export regulations governing movement of goods across their borders, so also they have regulations governing movement of people across their borders for conducting business and working. A business with a Serbian programmer needs to know what documentation and visas he will need to visit US, India or Japan on business. It is not as simple as simply getting a tourist visa—many countries have elaborate processes governing work done by foreigners within their borders. Being able to conduct business while complying with these regulations is critical for a global company. For a company or a law firm it is nearly impossible to keep track of the immigration and emigration laws and procedures in over a hundred countries. This task is made even harder by the fact that laws and forms keep changing every day. The solution is to use software to remain on top of immigration matters in countries of interest. INSZoom provides this capability to law firms and to companies. Relying on INSZoom to help with global mobility issues allows law firms and companies to operate globally. To learn more about how INSZoom can assist you, call us at 1-925-244-0600 or write to us at sales@inszoom.com.

Umesh Vaidyamath

Vaidyamath founded INSZoom in 1999. As CEO of INSZoom, Vaidyamath managed the company’s dramatic growth from a software start-up to the premier immigration case management software vendor and the largest independent software company in the immigration software industry, with a team of 160+ employees worldwide. Vaidyamath turned INSZoom into a profitable and financially sound company in less than three years. Prior to INSZoom, Vaidyamath’s experience included leading a team of software engineers and architecting state-of-the-art large-scale e-commerce and client server applications at Hewlett Packard, Intel Corporation, Mervyn’s California, JB Hunt, Vodafone and AT&T. Vaidyamath is a frequent speaker on information technology issues and regularly contributes his immigration expertise to leading business magazines and newspapers worldwide. In addition, he is the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award and a 2007 achievement award from Veerashaiva Samaja of North America.
date:  Feb 24, 2014 comments:  Comments Off on Globalize Your Firm
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New Form N-400, Application for Naturalization: INSZoom Incorporates Barcode Technology

posted by: INSZoom date: Feb 13, 2014 Blog, Immigration Stories comments: Comments Off on New Form N-400, Application for Naturalization: INSZoom Incorporates Barcode Technology
San Ramon, CA – February 10, 2014 – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a revised version of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, on February 4, 2014. The new Form N-400 includes 2D barcode technology which allows USCIS to accurately and efficiently scan and upload information submitted on the form directly to USCIS databases. INSZoom.com, Inc., the world’s leading immigration technology company, updated its system to incorporate the revised Form N-400 including the new 2D barcode functionality immediately after the USCIS announcement. In addition to the 2D barcode technology, the revised Form N-400 includes:
  1. Expanded questions to conform with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2007; and,
  2.  Clearer and more comprehensive instructions highlighting general eligibility for naturalization and required evidence to submit with the Form N-400.
The revisions are aimed to provide USCIS with additional tools to make crucial eligibility determinations, present naturalization applicants with more precise instructions, and incorporate 2D barcode technology that improves overall productivity and accuracy in the data collection process. By seamlessly incorporating the new Form N-400 into the INSZoom.com, Inc. system, the company is able to effectively leverage the revisions promulgated by USCIS to directly benefit the users of INSZoom with the additional technology features and advancements of the new form. “INSZoom is committed to updating our system as rapidly as possible to incorporate any changes USCIS makes to its forms—our clients can rely on our system to access the most up-to-date versions of the forms. In addition, INSZoom provides the most extensive customer service to assist our customers in using the forms and to adjust to any changes to them.” said Umesh Vaidyamath, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, INSZoom.
About INSZoom:: INSZoom, Inc. (https://beta.inszoom.com), is the world’s largest immigration software company, with offices in San Ramon, CA, USA; London, UK; and Bangalore, India. Founded in 1999, the company helps corporations, enterprises, law firms, and consultants better manage case workflow, immigration compliance and global immigration benefits management.  As a Microsoft Certified partner, INSZoom provides clients with leading-edge technology, flexible platforms, and superior compliance management tools. For more information, please contact press@inszoom.com.
date:  Feb 13, 2014 comments:  Comments Off on New Form N-400, Application for Naturalization: INSZoom Incorporates Barcode Technology
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New Canadian Immigration Forms Barcodes Incorporated into INSZoom Technology

posted by: INSZoom date: Jan 30, 2014 Immigration News, In the Press, Innovation@INSZoom, News comments: Comments Off on New Canadian Immigration Forms Barcodes Incorporated into INSZoom Technology
Citizenship and Immigration Canada continues to introduce new technologies to streamline the processing of immigration cases. Introduction of barcodes in many of the widely used forms is an important step in that direction. INSZoom.com, Inc., the world’s leading immigration technology company, has updated its system and provides these forms with the barcode functionality. When a user enters data on the form, the barcodes reflects this data. On submitting the forms to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, these barcodes are scanned and the data uploaded into their systems. INSZoom has updated the following barcoded forms in our immigration case management system.
  • Generic Application form for Canada (IMM0008E)
  • Application for Study Permit made outside of Canada (IMM1294E)
  • Application for Work Permit made outside of Canada (IMM1295E)
  • Application to Sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking (IMM1344E)
  • Application for Temporary Resident Visa (IMM5257E)
  • Application to Change Conditions, Extend my stay or Remain in Canada as a Visitor or Temporary Resident Permit Holder (IMM5708E)
  • Application to Change Conditions, Extend my stay or Remain in Canada as a Student (IMM5709E)
  • Application to Change Conditions, Extend my stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker (IMM5710E)
“INSZoom’s technology teams focus on making responsive updates to our immigration case management system, especially in cases in which Citizenship and Immigration Canada has made substantial upgrades or administrative changes,” said Umesh Vaidyamath – CEO – INSZoom. “We have updated our system to reflect these new barcoded forms to ensure our clients have access to the latest and most up-to-date forms within our system. INSZoom prides itself on providing as comprehensive assistance as possible to users of immigration forms, using technology to empower productivity.”
date:  Jan 30, 2014 comments:  Comments Off on New Canadian Immigration Forms Barcodes Incorporated into INSZoom Technology
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Five Reasons Why Immigration is Important in Overall HR Strategy

posted by: INSZoom date: Jan 22, 2014 News comments: Comments Off on Five Reasons Why Immigration is Important in Overall HR Strategy
by Umesh Vaidyamath
  • Access to Talents/Skills: In their overall hiring strategy, businesses need to have a way to access talent/skills not easily available in the US. There is an acute shortage in the “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) workers in the US. It is critical for a company to access outside talents and skills to survive in the marketplace.
  • Short-term vs. Long-term Employment: A major decision for an employer is whether or not to sponsor an employee for green card. The decision depends on whether the employer needs are short term or long term. There are pros and cons of seeking short-term vs. long-term employees (including significant obligations of sponsoring nonimmigrant work visa, and significant advantages thereof) that an employer needs to understand to make an informed decision in this regard.
  • Globalization of Workforce & Global Mobility: The immigration strategy of a corporation should match its business strategy. If customers are global, you cannot serve those customers without having employees in that country in the long term. Therefore an employer must be conversant with immigration vs. emigration issues not only in the US but in all major countries where the company does business
  • Competition/Market Rules: Both competition and markets point employers towards certain patterns of employment partly by implicit expectations and partly due to market forces. In general, the workforce must represent general population of the markets served by the employer. If you are serving a significant community you must look at overall proportions of your workforce. As a globalized company operating in an immigrant-rich country, employment of significant number of immigrants and dealing with immigration issues is the norm.
  • I-9 / E-Verify: All hires must go through the I-9 or E-Verify regardless of whether they are immigrants or not. This is a central component of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and all employers need to comply.

Umesh Vaidyamath

Vaidyamath founded INSZoom in 1999. As CEO of INSZoom, Vaidyamath managed the company’s dramatic growth from a software start-up to the premier immigration case management software vendor and the largest independent software company in the immigration software industry, with a team of 160+ employees worldwide. Vaidyamath turned INSZoom into a profitable and financially sound company in less than three years. Prior to INSZoom, Vaidyamath’s experience included leading a team of software engineers and architecting state-of-the-art large-scale e-commerce and client server applications at Hewlett Packard, Intel Corporation, Mervyn’s California, JB Hunt, Vodafone and AT&T. Vaidyamath is a frequent speaker on information technology issues and regularly contributes his immigration expertise to leading business magazines and newspapers worldwide. In addition, he is the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award and a 2007 achievement award from Veerashaiva Samaja of North America.
date:  Jan 22, 2014 comments:  Comments Off on Five Reasons Why Immigration is Important in Overall HR Strategy
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