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2019 EMP in Strategic Innovations, Digital Marketing, & Business Analytics | IIT Delhi

Executive Management Programme

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Strategic Innovations, Digital Marketing, & Business Analytics

Department of Management Studies, 

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

5th Jan – 9th Jun 2019, Classes on Weekends / National Holidays Continue reading “2019 EMP in Strategic Innovations, Digital Marketing, & Business Analytics | IIT Delhi”

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Prevention of cybercrimes in smart cities of India | IT & People

Chatterjee, S., Kar, A.K., Dwivedi, Y.K. & Kizgin, H. (2018). Prevention of cybercrimes in smart cities of India: From citizen’s perspective, Information Technology & People. Forthcoming.

(Emerald Publication, Impact Factor: 2.138, Scopus CiteScore: 2.35, ABDC: A, ABS 3*)

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Keeping Google Happy – SEO tips for your website

Without visitors coming to your site, it’s difficult to make conversions and sell your services so it’s important to ensure your website abides to Google’s algorithm requirements in order to get eyes on your products. While most website builders are aware that “Content is King” too many people still tend to put any old content on their website or even take content from other websites, which in fact works negatively against the website in question. When putting content together, consider the following advice to keep your website ahead of the curve and relevant to search engines; Continue reading “Keeping Google Happy – SEO tips for your website”

What are The Benefits of Getting an EIN Online?

What is an EIN? An EIN is an employer identification number, or a tax identification number used by the internal revenue service uses to identify your business for tax purposes. Getting an EIN number applies to several different people and to figure out if you need one you must take into consideration several different aspects:

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What Is Fileless Malware? A New Cyber Threat Rises

All the malware you know and fear relies on files to store data used in the execution of malicious deeds. Indeed, no program could function on your device without files, right?

Wrong. Experts have identified a brand-new variety of malware that allows viruses to spread without planting files on victims’ computers. If you want to avoid this emerging threat, read on to learn all you can about fileless malware — and what it means for security of the future. Continue reading “What Is Fileless Malware? A New Cyber Threat Rises”

How do Indian Institutions compare with the Global Leaders

Recently I had a very interesting chat with a close friend. Why do some of the best Indian Institutes never rank among the top universities in global rankings. What stops us to work harder and achieve global rankings. Why do Indian institutions fare badly in research? I was kind of perplexed in responding how can I explain it to someone outside the ecosystem. The challenge is that I should explain this in less than 500 words, since readers inside the domain of academics, know already about our shortcomings, but readers outside our system may get lost if we explain it in too much of details.  But more importantly, I also suffer from a lack of time to pen down my thoughts in a more detailed manner.

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“Technology enabled Health” – Insights from Twitter Analytics with a Socio-Technical Perspective

International Journal of Information Management, Vol 43, pp 85-97.
Highlights: We investigate the nature of discussion on “Technology enabled health” in Twitter.The study identifies the top technologies in health domain. The study explores the nature of discussions surrounding disease categories. The inter-dependency in terms of usage between technology and diseases is illustrated.
Authors: Purva Grover, Arpan Kumar Kar, Gareth Davies

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Effects of successful adoption of information technology enabled services in proposed smart cities of India: From user experience perspective

The purpose of this paper is to understand the effects of successful adoption of information technology (IT)-enabled services to be provided in the proposed smart cities of India from end-user-experience perspective.

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Big data with cognitive computing: A review for the future

Abstract : Analysis of data by humans can be a time-consuming activity and thus use of sophisticated cognitive systems can be utilized to crunch this enormous amount of data. Cognitive computing can be utilized to reduce the shortcomings of the concerns faced during big data analytics. The aim of the study is to provide readers a complete understanding of past, present and future directions in the domain big data and cognitive computing. A systematic literature review has been adopted for this study by using the Scopus, DBLP and Web of Science databases. The work done in the field of big data and cognitive computing is currently at the nascent stage and this is evident from the publication record. The characteristics of cognitive computing, namely observation, interpretation, evaluation and decision were mapped to the five V’s of big data namely volume, variety, veracity, velocity and value. Perspectives which touch all these parameters are yet to be widely explored in existing literature.

Journal: International Journal of Information Management (Elsevier)

Authors: Shivam Gupta, Arpan Kumar Kar, Abdullah Baabdullah, Wassan A.A Al-Khowaiter

Download the article here at Elsevier.

4 Ways Beginners Can Get Help Building a New Website

Creating your own website can seem like an overwhelming challenge if you’ve never done it before. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for beginners to learn about and participate in web development. In fact, the web design process has been so drastically simplified that it’s now possible for a reasonably intelligent individual to build a website from scratch in just one day, without any prior experience. Continue reading “4 Ways Beginners Can Get Help Building a New Website”

How Cloud Computing is Shaping E-commerce

The past years have been marked by significant data security breaches, highlighting the continuing need for secure and reliable systems. As commerce continues to be more digital and more social, businesses of all sizes are trying to put their businesses online quickly, easily, securely and at a low cost. Many opt for more agile and streamlined cloud platforms. Thus, we will inform you about the latest developments in Cloud Computing in the areas of E-commerce and Retail through our series of studies ‘CloudCommerce’. Today  we are updating ourselves on the significant impacts of the cloud on e-commerce. Continue reading “How Cloud Computing is Shaping E-commerce”

Success of IoT in Smart Cities of India: An empirical analysis

With rapid progress of wireless technology, the daily life of the citizens has undergone drastic change. They are using sophisticated devices based on latest technology for their daily usage at homes. This lucrative facility is available especially to the citizens of modern cities of the world. India is also not lagging. Government of India has announced for creation of 100 Smart Cities where the citizens are expected to use Information and Communication Technology with the help of internet. More use of internet by the citizens would enhance more internet penetration and here Internet of Things (IoT) plays a crucial role.

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How Maintenance Businesses are Saving Time and Cost Using CMMS?

Business automation is everywhere! With most businesses migrating from traditional spreadsheets to automated software, maintenance businesses are no exception. And by maintenance businesses I mean, facility and operations management businesses, or rather preventative maintenance businesses; with an objective of upkeeping client’s property, assets, stock, inventory, etc.; to ensure optimal efficiency and functionality.

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Website Maintenance: 4 Common Newbie Mistakes

No matter how a website is built, which language or platform it’s powered by, it’s necessary to do proper maintenance. Regular maintenance can help your site stay relevant, give users a great experience and make it more secure. It’s not as simple as building a website and leaving it like that forever.

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Starting an Online Business: 4 Simple Tips

Are you looking a source of extra income or perhaps contemplating to leave the world of employment to finally become your own boss? An online business may just be the answer you’re looking for. With the continued rise of eCommerce and the fast-paced development of information and mobile technology, it’s a viable option for many — even the inexperienced and those with limited cash capital. Continue reading “Starting an Online Business: 4 Simple Tips”

Digital India – Reflections and Practice | Springer

This book offers a multidisciplinary resource on digital government, while specifically focusing on its role within the emerging market of India. The Government of India (GoI) is concentrating on transforming India under the Digital India initiative. In order to do so, it has emphasized three core areas: (1) Computing infrastructure as a  utility to every citizen; (2) Governance and services on demand; and (3) Digital empowerment of citizens. The chapters in this book address issues surrounding these areas, highlighting concepts such as knowledge societies, urban operations and logistics, issues in managing emergent Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), and also smart analytics for urbanization. The chapters contribute to the theory, practice and policy for a “Digital India.” The book captures lessons, knowledge, experiences (about challenges, drivers, antecedents, etc.) and best practices emerging from implementation of various projects. While the book is dedicated to a “Digital India,” this book can also be valuable resource for public administrators, government officials and researchers in other emerging markets and developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America where similar socio-political and economic conditions exist. Continue reading “Digital India – Reflections and Practice | Springer”

Top Digital Marketing Trends and Tips for 2018

Marketers, is there anything else more fulfilling than edging out your competition? We don’t need to go beyond the nods, do we?

Unfortunately, you have to work at being the best marketer. You must understand your market needs, the changes affecting your audience’s purchase patterns, and, you also have to determine the best way of meeting the needs of your market despite the changes? How do you do this? Edging out your competition and staying on top of the game means that you have to analyze trends. The only way to meet the needs of your customers is preparedness, which is crucial to a grade 9 math tutor as well. Continue reading “Top Digital Marketing Trends and Tips for 2018”

5 Present-Day Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence was officially founded as a discipline in 1956, and in the years since, it has experienced tremendous growth and development—allowing AI systems to do a lot more things in ways we could only just imagine in the past. Let’s take a look at some of the best applications of artificial intelligence in the world today.

Personal Tasks

Among the many applications of artificial intelligence these days, smartphone virtual assistants are definitely at the vanguard, since these are the types of AI people are familiar with the most. Examples of these are voice activated assistants like Siri on the Apple iPhone, Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S8, and Cortana on Microsoft devices. As you may very well know, these personal assistants can perform tasks and services for the user, facilitating the use of device features that would take much longer to access without AI aid. These include reading emails and messages aloud, scheduling events, looking up and dialing contact details, performing internet searches, and other duties that were traditionally performed by actual personal assistants or secretaries.

In the future, smart personal assistants are likely to become more ubiquitous, especially in homes, where they can act as automation hubs for smart houses. There are already a few such AI technologies operating today, including the likes of Amazon Alexa on the Amazon Echo device, Siri on the Apple HomePod, and the Google Assistant on the Google Home device.

Healthcare

In a world that is slowly transitioning to value-based care—a healthcare delivery model where providers and compensated according to the quality of patient health outcomes—it is important for health payers, providers, and public health agencies to become more sophisticated when it comes to handling data. With the help of artificial intelligence solutions, it become possible for these organizations to sift through and analyze voluminous amounts of data, which they can then use to empower their policies and practices. What are the implications? Consider being able to detect healthcare fraud, reduce resource wastage, develop the best healthcare plans, improve population health, and even cure diseases. In short, health organizations are poised to benefit a lot.

Financial Services

The financial services sector is one of the most data-driven industries in the world, with financial organizations exchanging large amounts internal documents and customer transaction information on a daily basis. Because banks and other financial institutions are also confronted with numerous regulations and compliance standards, they should see to it that that they are not failing on their legal and institutional obligations.

By analyzing data with the proper artificial intelligence tools, financial organizations will be able to understand the risks, comply with regulations, and meet customer needs effectively. They’ll be able to perform specialized tasks, whether it’s building regulatory risk models or predicting and preventing criminal activities like fraud and money laundering.

Transportation and Navigation

Have you ever wondered how map services like Google Maps and Waze calculate the best routes from your location to a certain destination? Or how about the methods by which ridesharing applications like Uber and Lyft determine the price for your ride? If you guessed artificial intelligence and machine learning, then you are correct.

Google Maps, which acquired Waze from the Israeli company Waze Mobile in 2013, efficiently makes use of crowdsourced data from the latter in order to help commuters avoid traffic jams caused by roadwork, accidents, and other disturbances, while also providing estimated times of arrival. Uber, on the other hand, uses machine learning in its proprietary algorithms in order to predict which areas will have increased rider demands at which hours. This way, they are able to implement what they call surge pricing, a strategy in which ride prices are increased at certain locations and at certain hours in order to bring down rider demand while also encouraging more drivers to pick up riders from those locations.

Aviation

Aviation has always been an early adopter of AI technologies, and autopilot systems are one of them. Autopilot is a technology employed to control the flight path of an aircraft without constant intervention by a human agent. Although an autopilot system is not a complete substitute for human operators, it does help them significantly by allowing them to place their attention on other important aspects of aircraft operations, whether it’s monitoring weather conditions or reviewing and configuring instruments.

Surprisingly, autopilot systems have been in existence since the 1912, when the Sperry Corporation developed the first aircraft autopilot technology. Modern aviation AI systems, however, are much more advanced and are powered by computers—from coupled autopilot systems and full authority digital engine control systems to more recent developments such as digital cockpit assistants and next-generation autoflight systems that use machine learning to mimic expert pilots.

Without a shadow of doubt, artificial intelligence and machine learning will become more important in our daily lives as these technologies advance. What sort of challenges do you think AI will solve in the future?

CFP for SI on Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation & Sustainability in Information Systems Frontiers

Nations are rapidly transforming by leveraging on information and communication technologies (ICTs). The access to information and knowledge across the web enables new innovations and the creation of smart cities. Organisations and governments at all levels initiate ICT-driven programmes to stimulate innovation and address the needs of the key stakeholders. This results in radical changes in the way nations are organized. Continue reading “CFP for SI on Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation & Sustainability in Information Systems Frontiers”

Executive Management Programme in Strategic Innovation, Digital Marketing and Business Analytics

IIT Delhi announces the call for applications for the Executive Management Programme in Strategic Innovations, Digital Marketing, & Business Analytics, which is planned from 6th January 2018 – 10 June 2018, and Classes to be held on Weekends/National Holidays. This will be an extensive programme of a minimum of 150 contact hours spread over 6 months. Continue reading “Executive Management Programme in Strategic Innovation, Digital Marketing and Business Analytics”

How to Use Error Monitoring Tools to Boost App Performance

By combining your automated error monitoring activities with the rest of your IT team’s efforts, you have the unique opportunity of boosting your app performance much further than you could by focusing solely on manual performance tracking one method and exclude the automated one. Continue reading “How to Use Error Monitoring Tools to Boost App Performance”

Make your Money work in your Interest

Recently SBI slashed interest rates and introduced a two-tier interest system for savings accounts, whereby savings accounts with less than 1 crore deposits will incur just 3.5% (this is a drop from 4%, which is the continued rate for deposits over 1 crore) The reason given behind the change was that, a decline in Inflation must be met with a corresponding decline in the savings rate. Continue reading “Make your Money work in your Interest”