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Enabling business growth through systems

Creating systems is a really important way to enable growth within a business. Many people firstly think of improving leadership, skills and finance for growth and overlook building an organised and systematic approach to running the business. The growth and development of a business is a really exciting stage, but without solid planning and infrastructure, you jeopardise valuable growth opportunities. Thinking proactively and consistently working on an operations plan will encourage healthy development. Continue reading “Enabling business growth through systems”

Online Lending Marketplaces – New Talk of the Town

Marketplaces have always been the preferred shopping choice since forever. They allowed access to multiple brands and various options in a single area. This translated into a convenience in terms of saving the time to be spent in traveling as well. Similarly, for the sellers in the marketplace, this resulted in giving them access to a large customer base as well. As such, marketplaces were a win-win situation for both the shoppers as well as the sellers. Further, with the advent of the internet era, the concept of marketplace got redefined and was taken to another level, as online e-commerce portals like Flipkart, Amazon etc. enabled access to several marketplaces just with a click of the mouse. Similarly, for booking your travel tickets, you no longer need to check with your travel agent every time you need to plan your vacation and just log on to any of the travel booking sites like MakeMyTrip, Yatra etc. Continue reading “Online Lending Marketplaces – New Talk of the Town”

Video Technologies to look out for in 2017 (and beyond)

The trend for brands to create content designed to be sought and not pushed to people’s televisions and devices, is creating a golden age for content. Video technology has progressed in leaps and bounds in this time as well. Partly this has been fuelled by rapid increases in mobile and fixed internet speeds along with the almost universal adoption of smartphones in developed countries.

With the digital infrastructure and actual content starting to play catch up with technologies (4K and augmented reality are two cases in point here) 2017 is shaping up to be a golden year for video technologies. Continue reading “Video Technologies to look out for in 2017 (and beyond)”

Printers You Can Own for Less Than Rs. 5000

The “Digital India” campaign by the Government of India started the process of transforming the country into a digital hub by providing web access to people living in the tier II, tier III and tier IV cities. Now with the GST bill also having been passed, the demand in the IT sector is likely to grow at a rapid pace after its implementation in the financial year 2017.

According to International Data Corporation, HP remained the market leader in India for PCs, with 44.7% shipment share in the first quarter of 2016. When it comes to the laser printing segment, this manufacturer enjoys a significant 57.7% market share in the country and yet the company is focused on expanding its market further in 2017. Continue reading “Printers You Can Own for Less Than Rs. 5000”

6 Things Every Responsible Parent Should Do

Children of parents who are involved with their schooling have higher educational and career goals, says a study conducted by Duke University. In fact, children raised by happily married couples are 44% more likely to gain a college degree and less likely to have a child out of wedlock, according to another study by Add Health, funded by the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. This clearly underlines the role of parents in a child’s educational achievements, code of ethics and success in career path.

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” This quote by Jane D. Hull also encompasses the importance of a parent’s role in a child’s future. Continue reading “6 Things Every Responsible Parent Should Do”

16 Best Free iPad Apps for 2016

They say that the best things in life come free. And if they happen to be iOS apps for the iPad, all the better.iOS apps are everything that make an iPad a delight to use. Educational apps keep your kids preoccupied as they wait for their turn at the dentist’s. They make it possible for you to send documents, interact with other users and get some work done without having to confine yourself to a desk.

Of course, if something is free online, there is always the chance that it will bombard you with annoying adverts during use. Some free iPad applications are no different. App developers often resort to this strategy to generate revenue. It makes sense.  Distributing their apps for free might get them more users but it won’t make them any money. Continue reading “16 Best Free iPad Apps for 2016”

4 Important Applications of Microscopy

Ever since the 1590s, the microscope has helped pave the way for numerous discoveries in various fields. It was first invented by putting a few magnifying lenses inside a tube. By layering them in such a way, it greatly enlarged whatever objected was inspected through it.

Today, there are now a number of different types of microscopes on the market, each with a very specific purpose. Many of them are much more sophisticated than their humble predecessors, often employing precision linear stages for more accurate positioning and focusing capabilities. Thus, they are now used in a variety of industries in order to expedite the process of analysis and even quality control. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of these important applications in the modern age. Continue reading “4 Important Applications of Microscopy”

The High Costs of Cyber Breaches and What Credit Unions Can Do

Whether you are working in the finance sector, the healthcare industry, or even the field of education, there is not a single organization that is completely safe from the threat of being hacked. Getting hacked is no cheap affair, either, as the average cost of a cyber breach can be as high as $4 million per attack. However, there are some steps you can take in order to lessen the likelihood of falling victim to one of these schemes. In this article, we will discuss a few tips you can implement in your credit union to keep your sensitive data safe from prying eyes. Continue reading “The High Costs of Cyber Breaches and What Credit Unions Can Do”

How To Tackle The Idle Employees That Could Ruin The Work Environment

Employees are the most essential part of an organization, the recruiters try hard to get the best employee in their company. As I have observed there are various kinds of people you will find at your workplace. Some will be irritating as hell, some will bore their colleagues to death and some will be fun loving.

Now, as an employer dealing with such people might not be a big task, you can manage to find a way out and make every employee productive irrespective to their behaviour or personality. But I am very sure the most difficult thing to do would be to handle the lazy employees. They are always up with a reason for not coming to work, for their deficient work or for drooling on their desk. However, there is a certain way to handle such employees which I have discussed below. Have a look and find several kinds of lazy employees and how to make them work. Continue reading “How To Tackle The Idle Employees That Could Ruin The Work Environment”

Smart, Slim and Sophisticated: The HP Spectre x360

In a world where laptops are fast losing out to tablet, the new HP Spectre x360 notebook stands out from the crowd and is bound to turn heads wherever it goes. It possesses both the qualities of a notebook and a tablet. The unique geared hinge mechanism lets it bend with ease and offers a super firm parking at any angle up to 360 degrees. Among the latest laptops from HP, the new Spectre x360 is also the most premium notebook.

This classy convertible has a metallic body, full size keyboard with metallic caps, an extra broad touchpad with a chrome band to go with the sturdy and stylish design. With everything up to date, this device definitely will give you the convenience, entertainment and performance you are looking for. Continue reading “Smart, Slim and Sophisticated: The HP Spectre x360”

Conclave of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Technology (CELT), India 2016

The aim is to promote an open dialogue between the academic community and mainstream entrepreneurial crowd. With same vision in mind, KIIT Entrepreneurship Cell is organising Conclave of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Technology (CELT), India.  This is in association with Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations as the partner, Harvard University, Cambridge for the period of 9th-13th of August, 2016. For the entrepreneurs, there can be no better launching ground to kick-start their ideas.

Delegates attending CELT will have a transformative experience; the guest lectures, panel discussions, workshops led by corporate leaders and luminaries from the practician’s who’s who world will open their perspectives and provide insight to an endless orchard of possibilities. Continue reading “Conclave of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Technology (CELT), India 2016”

10 reasons why online shopping can help you cut down your expenses

Right, now as we talk about cutting down expenses, a lot of things come to our mind. Like, that one time when we thought we would not waste anymore money on silly things but bought an extra microwave just because it was on sale?  And then justified our actions saying that we were being cautious about “what if the first one malfunctions?” No more of that stuff now. Online shopping has entered the picture and it has successfully kept our expenses in check. Especially, it has proven to be highly useful to businessmen and nothing-in-short-of-boon to startup guys who run low in the flow of money during the initial days. This is an informative piece on how to control your expenditure and not get completely bankrupted in the lure of shopping. Continue reading “10 reasons why online shopping can help you cut down your expenses”

The step by step guide to opening a savings bank account

If you are about to open a savings bank account, we guide you through the procedure and the documentation required.

Every person who makes an income starts by opening a savings bank account. It is the best way to stow away one’s surplus funds and use it in the future for personal and professional purposes. Whatever money one earns or saves every month can be safely put away in the savings account. It is the best way to put away your savings and also earn interest from the bank. Continue reading “The step by step guide to opening a savings bank account”

An SME Loan Can Help You Build Your Dreams

It is interesting to know that as of June 2016, India recorded approximately 4,200-4,400 start-ups. According to a report by a top lobby group, Nasscom and Zinnov Consulting, India has the third highest number of start-ups in the world, behind only the US and the UK. It is possible that India will overtake the UK (4,500-5,000 start-ups) in 2017. Another important statistic to know is that most of the founders, almost three out of every four, are under the age of 35. Thesesure are the few guys who will be fulfilling their dreams early in life. Continue reading “An SME Loan Can Help You Build Your Dreams”

What Does the Budget 2016 Mean for Your Finances?

Although India has seen a decline of 13% in the monsoon during 2014 and 2015, the nation’s economy registered growth of 7.6% in 2015-16. Foreign investment reserves rose to a record value of US$350 billion. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) also came down from 9 to 5.4 during this period. The Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitely, presented the Union Budget on February 29, 2016, with a special focus on income through taxes and foreign direct investment. There were many reforms included for finance companies in India as well. It also focused on the development of the agriculture and health care sectors. Here’s how the Union Budget could affect your finances and finance companies in India. Continue reading “What Does the Budget 2016 Mean for Your Finances?”

7 secrets to improve your Fixed Deposit interest

Opening a Fixed Deposit account is something of importance in today’s economy. But, how does one ensure that their FD gets them the best possible returns? Read on to find out.

Fixed Deposit accounts are a type of savings account that functions on a fixed interest rate for a predetermined period of time. Once the account matures, the interest is then credited to you, the investor. Fixed Deposit rates in India are constantly fluctuating, so if you opened your FD at a reasonable interest rate, then you probably have nothing to worry about. However, here are a few ways to improve your returns from your FD. Continue reading “7 secrets to improve your Fixed Deposit interest”

The FMB Movement

The Family Managed Business Movement was pioneered by Dr M L Shrikant who combined Business Acumen, Management Education and Gandhian way of life. Through his life work of building one of the foremost business schools of the country, he propagated mission of “Influencing the Practice here and now”and “Value based Growth.” Linking Gita to Management he was a believer in Abyudaya (Rising together).

Today most of the Family Business discussions around us follow the western ethos which proclaims individualism, competition and consumption. Continue reading “The FMB Movement”

Forex Trading For a Living

Believe it or not, there are Forex traders out there who live a comfortable life solely through trading on the Forex market. In might seem like a dream to some of you who are doing it as a side job while maintaining your finances through the main employment. But it is clear that trading Forex for a living is possible. Yes, it takes a lot of dedication and time to become a successful trader but fortune comes to those who work hard in order to achieve it.
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GoI to give higher remuneration than what 7th Pay Commission prescribed

In a sharp turn of events, the Government of India has decided to give a higher pay as compared to what was recommended by the seventh pay commission. Indeed the recommendation of the seventh pay commission was not considered really attractive by most government employees, considering the inflation and salary hikes given in the private sector. This will lower the gap of pay and benefits. Continue reading “GoI to give higher remuneration than what 7th Pay Commission prescribed”

Pricing Mechanisms and Strategies

Pricing [1,2,3,4] becomes, more often than not, a major challenge for marketers, as one of the key decision point for marketing any product or service. A major point of deliberation is what approach for pricing is suitable for a particular product or service. The infographic provided adds insight on the different approaches for pricing. Continue reading “Pricing Mechanisms and Strategies”

Before Racing From Engineering to Management

Ever wondered why MBA is a natural choice for most engineering graduates in India?

Well, each of them might have their individual rationale to pursue management education as their post graduate qualification but the overarching truth is awfully simple. In India it is believed that on an average, a MBA degree double your value in the job market. How and why is neither known nor desired to be known. Coaching institutes don’t talk about it, parents often don’t get into it and b-schools don’t speak about it. Yet the magic wand is supposed to work and double your likely CTC soon after you graduate. Continue reading “Before Racing From Engineering to Management”