Retail Cloud Is The Future – Yea Or Nay?

Retailers are beginning to take a shine to retail cloud solutions that would enable them to address customer expectations and help them optimize their business operations. And rightly so, because retail businesses demand swiftness and precision, in order to manage distribution and replenishment of products across store-shelves, which in turn enables flawless retail execution and monitoring. But that’s not all; the proliferation of omni-channel retailing has also played a significant role in compelling retailers to address their legacy requirements using heavy-weight technologies such as cloud – which delivers lower infrastructure costs and improved productivity. However, not all retailers are singing hallelujah just as yet; there are apprehensions w.r.t security, accessibility, dependencies and outages among other things.

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How Are M2M Applications Driving The Smart Cars Agenda?

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I confess, I’m a petrolhead – I love my cars and I can never seem to get enough of being behind the wheels! I jump like a 5year-old when someone mentions a road-trip. I bought my first car at the age of 22 and my most recent set of wheels is my eighth car. And if you’re anything like me, you’d agree that a car is more than a means of getting from point A to point B; especially for us urban-dwellers, who spend a considerable portion of our day inside our cars – waiting in traffic, taking the family out, taking calls (I use a Bluetooth speaker, I promise), grabbing a quick bite and sometimes even getting dressed because we’re running late for work. In other words, it’s our second home.

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Life After Windows Server 2003 End-Of-Life: Made Plans Yet?

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Following Microsoft’s announcement that it will pull the plug on the support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th 2015 (Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life), businesses are running helter-skelter to find an alternative. A lot of small businesses may still be reluctant to make the move just yet, which could lead to irreparable consequences in the long run. Let’s just put it this way – would you still risk driving your car if the manufacturer came out and announced that they no longer support you actively with all repairs and warranties?  No, I didn’t think so; in principle, the analogy applies to the case of the Windows Server 2003 as well. If your mantra is “Don’t fix it if it ain’t broken”, there’s very little I could say to convince you otherwise, right?

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The Really Tough Digital Transformation Crossword Puzzle!

We’ve been talking about Digital Transformation and emphasizing about the criticality of implementing/deploying solutions, in order for Enterprises to remain relevant in a digital future. But first, it is important for CXOs to familiarize themselves with certain terms pertaining to disruptive technologies that are floating around. So here is a quick crossword puzzle to help you ascertain how well you know digital. If you have read our earlier posts, you should find this puzzle fairly easy!

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Apple Watch Review: Not Living Up To Expectations?

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My obsession with time pieces, especially the digital kind, started when I was just a bespectacled, nerdy little kid back in school. I currently own a first-gen Apple Watch – I was one of the first, lucky few to get my hands on this smartwatch which will one day become a part of digital history. No doubt, I love my Watch, but my first love will always be my Casio Databank calculator watch. Sure, you couldn’t make calls with it or use it to count your steps, but hey, it was as smart as watches got back then! Pardon me, I’m digressing J What I wanted to talk about in this post is really about the Watch – I wanted to make sure that I had used the Apple Watch long enough before I penned-down my take on it. After having it attached to my wrist for a little over 3 months, I think I’m finally ready. So here it goes (my Apple Watch Review!)…

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5 Steps To Enterprise Digital Transformation For Beginners

Enterprise Digital Transformation or Digitization of the Enterprise happens when a business transforms its operations and business model(s), to reach out to current or potential customers across several touch-points, creating enticing digital experiences for them, leveraging pervasive and disruptive digital technologies.

To meet customer expectations, organizations must accelerate the process of digitizing their businesses or chances are that a more digitally -empowered competitor could swoop in and snatch your customers away. No, really. If your organization is one of those businesses that has been living under a rock all this while, and if you are still grappling with the ‘right solution’ that will help you face the sun, let us tell you that there are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions. Every business has its own set of business needs and challenges, and they require solutions that fit them perfectly, like a good pair of jeans.

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