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 business is getting increasingly competitive; the market has become saturated due to low barriers to entry and increases in technology around the world. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t start your online business, it just means you’ll have to be creative to make it work. If you want your online business to grow its market share it is increasingly important that you differentiate yourself from your competitors. This article will give a brief overview of some techniques you can use to make your online business stand out from the crowd. Continue reading “Make Your Online Business Stand Out From The Crowd”
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”
The factors affecting proceeding of any online payments depends on multiple factors of risk perceptions by the consumer. Exploring multi-faceted risk associated with online transactions has been of interest to researchers as these parameters of perceived risk may influence consumer’s acceptance of online and other e-services. Some previous studies have been done on multi-faceted risk in e-services. This study tries to extend this line of research by examining user’s perception on multi-faceted risk in online payment in e-commerce transactions in Indian context. Results of this study indicate users awareness and there risk perception on eleven different facets of risk in e-payment transactions and tries to prioritize these risk facets into three categories based on user perception about them. Continue reading “Exploring multi-faceted risk in e-payments”
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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This is basically a response to some arguments recently voiced regarding global rankings of Indian B-Schools. This is not a detailed document for reference, but a rather response to a facebook post noticed by the Editor. Continue reading “Why Indian B-Schools feature lower in Global Rankings”
In this digiotal economy, we are witnessing a plethora of startups which are banking on the blossoming economy and trying to create value for the ecosystem. But not many of these entrepreneural ventures are able to make it big, in the days to come. So what could be the issues surrounding sustainability of business models?
Porter’s framework is extremely established as a premium model to establish the competitiveness of any industry. One of the challenges in using the framework is understanding what each of the nuances of the forces are. In this article we provide the details which are captured within each force conceptualized by Michael Porter in the framework diagram provided below. Continue reading “Porter’s 5 Forces Framework – Competitive Analysis of an Industry”
WorkForce 360 was a HR summit organized in Chennai on 19th February, 2015, for highlighting the emerging challenges and the best practices in human resource management, which is increasingly being recognized as a dominant area of competency for which highly skilled professionals would be required by the industry. This conference was organized by Randstad, which is a leading people management services provider with numerous client-dedicated locations nationwide to serve the staffing needs of a wide variety of professional firms across multiple industries.Randstad is a Dutch multi-national HRadvisory firm headquartered in Diemen, Netherlands which offers a plethora of services in the domain of employee and people. Ithas a presence in around 39 countries and is the second largest HR consulting firm, globally.As per 2013 data published in Wikipedia, the firm has a turnover of over 16.6 billion Euros and employs over 28000 employees. Continue reading “WorkForce 360 – The HR Summit (2015) in Chennai, India”
Information systems is an academic discipline of the complementary networks of hardware, software, users and business processes that organizations use to collect, filter, process, create and distribute data. Any specific information system aims to support planning, operations, management and decision making. Continue reading “Understanding Information Systems as a Discipline”
Information Management is the buzzword of the day. Organizations are spending billions of dollars to explore how the information assets of the enterprise may be better managed. So what is this entire concept of information management and how could one do it effectively? Continue reading “Information Management Strategies”
Choosing the right furniture to fit the design of your restaurant is essential in attracting customers. It adds an inviting atmosphere and adds to your image, making it an essential component to the design of your premises. Below are some restaurant furniture trends to consider for your restaurant. Continue reading “Restaurant Furniture – Our Favourite Fit Outs”
It’s Off to Work We Go
These days, it seems that more and more people have become interested in ensuring that they live in a healthy workplace. By learning more about ways that the workplace can be made healthier, people can begin living in more productive, positive environments. Continue reading “Five Tips for a Healthy Workplace”
When it comes to benefiting from advances in technology the security industry is not that different from other industries. In more recent years, nowhere has this been more evident than in the area of CCTV security systems. Traditionally, analogue CCTV systems have given sterling service in monitoring the comings and goings at various business premises and public buildings. These days, however, the IP security camera is likely to play a predominant role, as part of an integrated security setup, one usually controlled by a comprehensive software package. Continue reading “Benefits of using IP security cameras”
Electrical safety is an issue that firms must take seriously. Thankfully, it’s now straightforward for organisations to access electrical inspection services and by bringing experts in to get their appliances and fixed wiring checked, they can minimise the risk that problems will arise. Highlighting the dangers associated with electrical systems, a report in the Liverpool Echo has revealed that an electrical fire recently broke out at a Merseyside restaurant as firefighters tackled a second blaze at a junction box nearby. Continue reading “Managing electrical safety”