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Tech Digest – Week 30, 2014

Three Things to do before adoption of cloud

For businesses looking to develop intimate customer relationships, a good infrastructure matters a lot. And this is where the special combination of hardware, software and services combine together to deliver on the promise of cloud. Organisations looking at the cloud model need to ensure that they have a flexible IT environment, build analytics-ready systems and integrate the front and back office. These key areas lay the right IT foundation for your business which ultimately leads to success.

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e-Commerce companies using Big Data analytics to enhance customer […]

Systems of Engagement: The way ahead for Enterprise IT

In a conference earlier this year, IBM CEO Virginia Rometty listed three trends which are transforming the IT industry: data, cloud and engagement. With the corporate workforce spending an increasing amount of time online, the enterprise IT game has to change its rules. Traditional Systems of Record- ERP-type systems which manage critical business functions like finances, CRM, HR among others – are slowly giving way to their more evolved brethren. Say hello to the Systems of Engagement.

Originally introduced as a concept by Geoffrey Moore, systems of engagement move away from legacy top-down enterprise systems […]

Google updates local search algorithm, ranking changes already visible

Technology giant Google recently updated its search algorithm which is geared to impact the local search results. The update will provide Google users with more precise and relevant local search results for Google Maps and Places. A Search Engine Land report calls it the Pigeon Update, a funny way to put across the point that it affects local search results (And pigeons tend to fly back home!).

The report has also stated that Google wants the Pigeon update to tie deeper with their web search capabilities. Google has also informed that this updated local search […]

Internet of Things: The undergoing revolution in healthcare

Healthcare reform has been long overdue. The sector has been mired by inefficiencies and lack of quality services in real time. All of that is changing now with the steady influx of internet-connected devices in the market. The popular buzzword – Internet of Things or IoT – has already captured the world’s attention. Now, IoT is beginning to transform and empower healthcare services.

With the use of smartphones and intelligent healthcare applications that run on them, people have already begun dabbling with internet-connected devices as tools to monitor their health. IoT will take off from […]

Internet of Things in Manufacturing: The transformation is underway

Manufacturing is a key element in the growth of any country. The sector is witnessing a tremendous change through digitization of its processes. Some have even likened it to the Third Industrial Revolution. The key element in making manufacturing smarter is – The Internet of Things (IoT).

IoT, along with Big Data and M2M communications, fundamentally alters the traditional approach to manufacturing. While the legacy approach involved a sort of disconnect with the operational systems, adoption of IoT in manufacturing calls for a more open approach from companies. The technology will enable companies to collect […]