TECH DIGEST – Week 46, 2014

Cloud Computing provides an edge over competition

Embracing the cloud has helped companies stay ahead of rivals and maximize the new business models that have emerged due to the digital revolution. Cloud has enabled companies to become more efficient and adaptable while accelerating time to value and an innovation platform. Cloud has disrupted many industries. New enterprises are using the cloud to quickly start operations, scale-up and increase their geographic reach.

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The Big Opportunity for Healthcare in Big Data

Thanks to the fast moving field of data analysis, we are able to know more deeply […]

By |November 21st, 2014|Technology|0 Comments

Tablets and the Workplace Productivity Payoff

The recently conducted 2014 International Tablet Survey of IT Decision Makers concluded that tablet adoption by Enterprises has resulted in increased user productivity and enhanced customer service. This survey polled 1,169 IT Decision Makers (ITDM’s) across 10 countries with the intention of understanding the benefits of tablet usage in the workplace. The research revealed that apart from the obvious productivity benefit, tablet adoption helped employees’ access information more conveniently and reduced work duplication by allowing real time information entry.

Some of the highlights of the survey were as follows:

9 out of 10 ITDM’s revealed that […]

By |November 20th, 2014|TABit, Technology|0 Comments

Gamification of Enterprise applications

What is Gamification? It is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-gaming environments to engage users in problem solving and increase their self contributions and sense of achievement.

Gamification essentially involves using an empathy-based approach for introducing and operating a system that allows the players to enter a playful and enjoyable experience to create value for both the player and other stake holders. It does not aim at creating a game but offering a playful experience to solve a broader set of problems.

Gamification has been widely applied in marketing. Over 70% of […]

Will Mobile become Core of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution?

The Internet, as defined by the Oxford dictionary, is a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols. The human race has exceptionally benefited from this great invention.

Moving forward, the next big thing everybody is looking forward to is the “Internet of Things” (IoT). As the name suggests it’s a network of things, wherein things can be any smart device which can communicate with another smart device. And these devices can be anything, either mounted on living beings or non-living objects, around us. […]

Musings from Silicon Valley

I have been meeting and interacting with lot of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, tech professionals, angel investors and venture capitalists in the last few days.

Here is a summary of learnings from discussions with key stakeholders in the ecosystem:

Apart from the great weather, the cross section of intellectuals and go-getters from different cultures and ethnicity is a real asset for the Silicon Valley. Young entrepreneurs trying different ideas and approaches for solving problems energize the ecosystem.
When you are raising money for a startup, your idea, founding team, vision and drive to succeed is the deciding factor […]