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.
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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.
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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”
Website designing is a bigger challenge than is perceived to be by most webmasters. Sure, it is very easy to set up a word press or a drupal blog with a single click install, but how do you design it properly so that it delivers the intended value to your stake-holders? In this article, we would discuss upon the major issues related to the color schema of blogs and what they communicate. Continue reading “Website Designing Strategies – Colour Schema”