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”
Social media is a term that invokes fear in the hearts of many business owners, but really, it is not that bad. In fact, once you understand how to deliver an effective social media marketing strategy, it is quite easy. Most people perceive marketing to be all about promotions and sales, which is not the case. Marketing is a holistic process that begins when a product is created. One of the mediums that have sprung up in recent years, for this purpose is social networks. Social media marketing encompasses all the other aspects of traditional marketing such as sales, promotions, customer research, and customer feedback.
The information laid out in this article was created to help designers deal with issues from the year 2017. There are several design-related issues that seem to have appeared in the year 2017 that have not been resolved yet. Some have appeared due to changes in technology, and other have appeared due to changes in the way people access websites, which includes changes in the way Google works. Continue reading “10 Most Useful Web Design Tips For 2017”
Establishing an online presence with a website for a business is all about one thing—converting an audience into customers. To make that more likely, every aspect of the website should be focused towards that goal, including its very design. Web design is not just about looks, but also how it directs the users’ overall experience with the website. Therefore, to have a website with a good conversion rate, it should have a web design that makes it easy for potential customers to get into whatever you are offering them. Here are some of the things you can do to make that happen. Continue reading “15 Design Hacks to Maximize Conversions”
Start-ups the world over are slowly and steadily changing the way the industry works. By identifying a problem and addressing it through their products and services, they are making a name and gaining an audience for themselves. Start-ups are also not afraid to take a few unconventional routes and take some bold decisions that others would term risky, and this is helping them gain an edge.
The logistics industry too is seeing its fair share of start-ups emerge. They are leveraging technology to solve a problem and are orchestrating innovation in the truck industry to fast gain a market share. From trying new concepts such as truck platooning to solving base-line problems such as allowing shippers to make freight shipping bookings online, they are doing it all and with flair. Continue reading “Significance of Digital Technology for Logistics Start Ups In 2017”
Call for papers: Social Media & Business Practices in Emerging Markets in Journal of Advances in Management Research, published by Emerald. The detailed CFP may be obtained here: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/writing/calls.htm?id=7089
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The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart City Innovations
August 4-8, 2017, San Francisco, USA
Workshop/Special Session Proposal Due: January 30, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline: March 10, 2017
Social media video consumption has been on the rise over recent years. Because it is becoming a more popular medium than text and images, more social networks have made interacting with videos easier for users. Likewise, businesses have started to incorporate social media video marketing strategies that have lead them to digital prosperity. Continue reading “The Most Popular Types of Video on Social Media”
If you are not new to the Web, Google Chrome must definitely be familiar to you. Even if you prefer another browser, Chrome is still something you are must have heard of. It certainly made its name among other browsers. Now it is closely connected with words “evolution” and “progress”. Continue reading “10 Amazing Google Chrome Experiments You Need to Try Right Now”
One of the most important things for a company’s success is the team that is working on it. This is people who make it possible by simply doing their job well every day. That’s the reason why each organization should have a human resources department that is responsible for the process of supervising the work of employees and hiring new ones.Actually, the range of its functions is much bigger, but these are the key ones. Continue reading “5 Ways Tech Is Changing Human Resources”
Software testing in increasingly being recognized as an area of expertise which requires specialized set of skills. In the entire scope of software project management, verification and validation of the work undertaken by a development team is of paramount importance. In this article, we explore the different approaches for software testing, which may be undertaken by the professionals working in the domain. Continue reading “Software Testing – Approaches and Methods”
The 16th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society
Conference Theme: Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation & Sustainability
Dates: 21st – 23rd November 2017
Social media and big data have been in high focus due to their potentially huge impact on business, society and polity. As more and more data gets created in social media directly by organizations and more importantly, through user generated content, the importance of mining this data was recognized. This research contributes to the same domain and peruses the twitter community before and after an event which is a major breakthrough for an economy. Such an event could be an election for a nation or an economic budget announcement for a country. In this study, the event being monitored is the Union Budget 2016 in India and try to track the conversations surrounding the budget on twitter among the corporates and individual influencers. Continue reading “Do organizations change their personality before and after critical events – Insights from Twitter Analytics”
With the explosion of data generation, getting optimal solutions to data driven problems is increasingly becoming a challenge, if not impossible.The importance of machine learning algorithms, which can handle this burst of data and assist in intelligent decision making, is thus realised among data scientists. Within this category of machine learning algorithms, a special focus area is bio-inspired algorithms. This review article provides the readers some inputs on the advances in the domain of bio inspired algorithms and their potential applications across domains.
Continue reading “A Review of Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications”
Many small business owners are unaware of the license procedures that are required for operating their business. The license for a business depends on various factors like the type of the business, the regulations, and policies imposed by the government and the area in which they are planning to start the business. The license is a legal permit given by the local government to the company that indicates that it runs an authorized business and it is not only applicable to the new business, but even an existing company has to renew their application after a particular period. There are some businesses that require more than one license to operate their business legally in that state which is time-consuming and expensive, even though it is a tedious and frustrating process, obtaining all the legal documents and certificates enables the business to operate without any issues. Because if a company is found in non-compliance, they have to pay penalties and they are chances even for permanent closure of the business. Continue reading “Acquiring 10 licenses / registrations ensures that the business is legal”
Digital services are increasingly getting prominence, due to the multi-faceted models of service delivery and different approaches of customer engagement. However such models face a lot of challenges from the different dimensions of perceived risk. An empirical investigation was conducted by our student, Mr. R Mohta, which highlights the different dimensions of risk in different digital services. Continue reading “Evaluating Multifaceted Risks in Digital Services”
This is a study where we attempt to explore different dimensions of risk that a consumer of any service or product may face over an interaction between the service / product vendor / provider and the consumer. Results are descriptive statistics based on findings of an empirical study. Different dimensions of these risk, which are defined in scientific literature provide different interaction effect at the point of decision making and service consumption. That is why it is important to understand their dynamics when service science is being explored. Continue reading “Risk Management Approaches”
The International Conference on Smart Cities saw talks / presentations from over 30 experts across 9 countries globally. This was a joint academic effort of Swansea University, Waterford Institute of Technology and IIT Delhi. The conference was held in IIT Delhi on 22nd December. Big thanks to all the student coordinators who made this academic initiative feasible. The conference was supported by European Union, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (GoI), FI-Media, TSSG Research Group and BETS. Continue reading “2016 International Conference on Smart Cities”
Abstract: This is a technical report on how a plan can be made for developing a smart campus by taking inputs from multiple stake-holders, and then prioritizing the suggestions. The focus of this smart campus initiative was smart services, sustainability, fostering research opportunities and fostering innovative entrepreneurship models. Focus was redefined to improving campus life, water and power sustainability, infrastructure mapping, information management and flow, waste treatment and outsourcing plans. Potential projects were identified and prioritized based on high impact and low complexity (Phase 1), low impact and low complexity (Phase 2), high impact & high complexity (Phase 2) and low impact & high complexity projects (Phase 3). Governance and project implementation blueprint was also developed as part of this technical report.
Keywords: Smart Campus, Smart City, Sustainability, Smart Technologies, Internet of Things.
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About the Conference: Smart city innovations are new approaches to holistic management of cities’ physical, socio-economic, environmental, transportation and political assets across all urban domains, typically supported by ICT and open data. They can be smart cities only if they become more sustainable, and improve quality of life and economic performance. This requires a shared vision of all stake holders -citizens, public and private organizations and many others. This conference will include experts and scholars working on smart cities, smart technologies, their applications, strategies, and policies for valuable deliberation. Continue reading “International Conference on Smart Cities”
Many projects fail because many start to implement a system without determining if what is being implemented is what the customer really wants, then the buy in from key stake-holders is missing and because the buy in from the end users is missing. So it is important to learn and understand the nuances of requirements analysis and specification techniques thoroughly for system design and development, to address these key issues. Continue reading “Requirement Analysis in Software Design”
The Systems (or Software) Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a domain of competency used in systems engineering, information systems and software engineering to describe a process for planning, creating, testing, and deploying an information system. In this article, we would review the various paradigms of SDLC based development approaches which has emerged in the discipline of Systems Analysis and Design. Continue reading “System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Approaches”
In current years, we are witnessing a revolution in telecommunications industry with the advent of mobile commerce and its subsequent growth. Indeed, the potential impact of telecommunication technologies have made all organizations re-evaluate their alignment to benefit from this technology driven evolution. In this article, we will review the different telecommunication systems and the Telecommunications Management Network.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. This was an analytics driven analysis of Tech Talk by WordPress. The contents are completely custom designed for the blog. Continue reading “2014 in review – Tech Talk”
Business analytics refers to the skills, technologies, applications and practices for the exploration and investigation of existing data assets to gain insight and drive business planning. It focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data, predictive analytical models, data mining models, intelligent tools and statistical methods. Business Analytics is used for strategic, operational and tactical decision making across industry verticals such as banking, financial services, telecom, manufacturing and retail. Continue reading “What is Business Analytics and why the hype”