Digital India – Connecting the Unconnected with Technology

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Digital India – Connecting the Unconnected with Technology

The digital revolution is undoubtedly one of the greatest phenomena of our times. The Internet and the digital world offers boundless possibilities – be it students who can take online courses,  a homemaker paying bills online, a physician using medical software to understand a patient’s health completely, or anybody turning to the internet to “google anything”, the technology has deeply impacted our everyday lives.By now, we all know what Digital India is all about – a dream project launched by the Indian government to digitally connect all Indians and bring India to a global platform. Continue reading

Building Green Data Centers

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Building Green Data Centers

Green is the topic of discussion currently, and it has a major impact on the current Business operations, and how organizations have revisited their strategies on the Data Centers. What does green data center mean? A Green Data Center is an enterprise class computing facility that is entirely built, managed and operated on green computing principles (Green use, Green design, Green disposal and Green manufacturing). A green data center is a repository for the storage, management, and dissemination of data in which the mechanical, lighting, electrical and computer systems are designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact. The construction and operation of a green data center includes advanced technologies and strategies. Continue reading

Demystifying Power BI

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Microsoft Power BI

Moving from Opinion-Driven to Data-Driven – The Way to Strategic Business Decision!

Data has become the new battlefield in today’s competitive business environment. More and more enterprises are leveraging Business Intelligence (BI) tools to combat data explosion and make sense out of it.

Some of the current business challenges on analytics: Continue reading

Technology for Sustainable Cities

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Technology for Sustainable Cities

A scene from the future

In today’s building boom, high-rise structures are all like small townships, with households, shops, workspaces – even parks and farms – all under a single roof. The spaces around us are malleable, designed to suit our needs. In place of owning stuff, we pay to use a space or a product, then return it, give it away, or recycle after use. People can car pool as a matter of course, and even rent out space in community gardens. We even order products from each other’s community farms! Continue reading

Building Datacenters of the Future: Many challenges; One solution!

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building datacenter for future
Here is a quick round-up of some of the key challenges that data centers face today, and how all of them can be fixed with just one solution:

Professional wise, data center managers are in a fix. Ballooning data volumes, mounting mission critical applications, increasingly complex IT environments, stringent regulatory and compliance issues, and the ever-elusive challenging SLA that he/she has to achieve against all these enormous odds.

Business wise, the biggest challenge for today’s data centers is the wide gap between data management capabilities and the business expectations. You cannot take a long period to design a data application or to build an infrastructure to run it. Iteration on functionality or any other tweaking must be addressed quickly. In short, application must be agile and infrastructure must be able to deploy quickly. Continue reading

Top 5 Technology Trends India Can Expect To See In 2016

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Technolgy trends in 2016

In a technology world, where change is the only constant, it is hazardous to forecast how technology will play out in 2016. However, the disruptions will be an extension of trends that took off in 2015, albeit with higher adoption rate and stronger reinforcements.

The top 5 technology trends India can expect to see in 2016 are:

Mobile will get bigger and more diverse. And it doesn’t just mean the rising number of smartphone users, but also the host of other reasons behind this growth. Continue reading

Beacon revolutionizing the world of retail shopping

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Beacon revolutionizing the world of retail shopping

What is Beacon?

Beacon is a new technology created to enhance location-based services for mobile devices. It was created with an objective to enable your phone to receive signals from Beacons in the close proximity and react accordingly.

Understanding the Beacon technology

A Beacon is like a business lighthouse that emits signals to nearby smartphones and other mobile devices. Mobile users can use this signal as a navigational aid for their shopping experience.

Beacon follows Bluetooth Low-energy specifications which are embedded in most smart devices. It transmits small packet of data to alert the receiver. From business point of view, they can advertise their items to a unique identifier. It’s a proximity-based (how near you are to the Beacon) and not location-based, which is what GPS technology does. (GPS technology is great for finding location but not for proximity.)  Moreover, Beacons are cheaper than Bluetooth technology, since it consumes less battery. Continue reading