“Internet of Things”: The off road drive to connectivity in India

November 30, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now gaining traction, reshaping the way we engage with our world in our day to day lives. A recent report that came out from Gartner states that the number of connected units, relating to the IoT, will reach 26 billion by 2020-a 30-fold increase since 2009. Will India accept… Read More »

The Big Bang! Where does the Big Data analytics future lie?

September 26, 2016

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, yet what’s next? Will data keep on growing? What technologies will be created around it? Then again will big data turn into an artefact as fast as the following pattern — cognitive technology? rapid data? Discussing the fate of big data… Read More »

Why State Governments Need to get Smarter with Data!

July 27, 2016

Authored by Rajesh Kumar, Sr. Industry Consultant, Teradata India Pvt Ltd Due to its vast population of over 1.2 billion people the Indian state and central government agencies are trying to provision for delivering citizen centric services more effectively and efficiently. In a typical state government, the administrative machinery is divided into various departments for carrying… Read More »

Indian Railways next big station – Big Data Junction!

May 12, 2016

How’s this for thought? In the NDA’s maiden Railways budget presented in 2015, the word ‘technology’ was mentioned only once. There were another 13-14 references to Braille facilitated coaches etc but nothing more. In the light of this, the 2016 budget wasn’t predicted to be any different. Suresh Prabhu’s 2nd budget however more than made… Read More »

Put your fashionable foot forward as Big Data meets Beauty

April 27, 2016

The retail sector in India is emerging as one of the largest sectors in the economy and is currently valued at US$ 600 billion. Of this about 90% is unorganized retail and only 10% is organised however the balance seems to be increasingly tilting towards the organised space. In fact a recent study by Google stated that… Read More »

Retailing in the New World

April 12, 2016

Today, enterprises that manufacture products aimed directly at the consumer are experiencing change in the route that is taken for these products to reach their target market largely – because of technology. That technology is Big Data backed by analytics. Developed markets are as usual, ahead in adopting this technology due to the better infrastructure… Read More »

How do I know my city is smart?

February 29, 2016

The list of 20 smart cities out of the 98 shortlisted for the ‘Smart Cities Mission’ was released recently. These 20 cities will be the first to receive funds, thus kick starting the process of developing them into ‘Smart Cities’. 2017 and 2018 will see the inclusion of 40 and 38 cities, respectively. While some… Read More »

Using Big Data Analytics to boost National Security

February 12, 2016

Almost after every terrorist attack, quite a lot of attention goes towards how intelligence is collected, analyzed and disseminated in order to protect the country against terrorism activities. In many cases, post-event analysis generally concludes that sufficient information existed such that officials could have intercepted and avoided the incident to happen. For our government security… Read More »

Can power utility service providers plug their leaks with Big Data?

November 24, 2015

In my recent interactions with some of power utilities I realized that there is mounting pressure on them from regulators, consumers and stakeholders to reduce the impact of outages, improve customer service, lower the cost of operations, and to be gentler on the environment. Most of the Utility service providers were insulated from prompt redressal… Read More »

The Big Retail Analytics Conundrum

October 21, 2015

Knowing your customer is a motto as relevant today as it was in the days of the neighborhood retailer. With unlimited shopping options, securing customer insights to build enduring one-to-one relationships is more critical now than ever before. India’s retail market has emerged as one of the most dynamic industries in the country and is… Read More »