Tag: Smart Technologies

4 Important Things a Professional Call Center Consultant Can Do for You

These days, many businesses see the appeal of hiring third-party service providers like call centers. With their competent workers and comprehensive facilities, such firms can help enterprises optimize their business processes at a lower cost.

Your company might want to take advantage of the benefits of outsourced call center services, but where exactly do you start? This is where the expertise of professional call center consultants comes in handy. Not only can these experienced advisors guide you about the details of outsourcing, they can also help you evaluate your options so you can make sure that you’ll have the right systems, tools, and personnel to mount a highly efficient contact center for your business. Continue reading “4 Important Things a Professional Call Center Consultant Can Do for You”

Thinking of Buying a Panel PC? Things You Should Know

When it comes to the world of computers, one can easily get confused about the best product to buy. This is attributed to the fact that technology is quickly advancing and the tech features of one product differ from that of the other. Unless you are tech savvy, it can be really hard to pick on the best panel PC  for your exact purpose in the market.

Even when you are buying the traditional computer or laptop, there are things that you need to consider and the choice will depend on what you intend to use it for. Such considerations include the operating system, size of the screen, the brand and the peripherals among others. Continue reading “Thinking of Buying a Panel PC? Things You Should Know”

A Small Business Guide to Fleet Management Systems

Managing a fleet of vehicles can prove a major drain on the resources for smaller businesses. But improvements in GPS and mobile internet technologies, as well as advanced fleet management systems, are opening the doors for companies of all sizes to easily track vehicle fleets of all sizes, monitoring performance, position and a host of other metrics in real time. Continue reading “A Small Business Guide to Fleet Management Systems”

Best Tools for BYOD Employees

A bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program is a good way to give employees freedom to choose the software and hardware they use to do their job. This boosts employee efficiency while also saving businesses money. It’s a trend that is happening in business worldwide. Take a look at these seven best tools for BYOD employees and why they’re important. Continue reading “Best Tools for BYOD Employees”

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”

Panasonic Rugged Laptops Take Industrial Workplace it to the Next Level

The need for field professionals to work remotely is growing, which is the reason why rugged laptops and tablets are replacing desktops in industrial workplaces. And, why not? The advancements in technology have narrowed the performance gap between desktops and laptops. Loaded with heavy graphics and high configurations, these industrial laptops are bridging the gap between fragile notebook and desktop computers.  But, is it enough to have only high configuration? Continue reading “Panasonic Rugged Laptops Take Industrial Workplace it to the Next Level”

What really are Smart Cities

We were having a discussion about what really are smart cities. Popular understanding was that smart cities are all about sprinkling a lot of sensors across the city to collect a lot of information about various activities that are going on in the City like cars travelling on the roads and people using mobile phones to interact with each other using the telecommunication networks. Continue reading “What really are Smart Cities”

2016 International Conference on Smart Cities

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”

What are Smart Cities – A Scientific Perspective through Infographics

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. The role of technology and the governance of the same is increasingly becoming a challenge that needs to be addressed. In fact, cities can evolve into smart cities only if they become more sustainable, and improve quality of life and economic performance. This can be facilitated through the use of smarter technology. Further to achieve this objective, this requires a shared vision of all stake holders like citizens, public and private organizations and many others. Continue reading “What are Smart Cities – A Scientific Perspective through Infographics”

How to make a Smart Campus – Smart Campus Programme in IIT Delhi

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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The Internet of Things and its Future Potential

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the system of physical articles or “things” installed with hardware, programming, sensors, and system availability, which empowers these items to gather and trade information. The Internet of Things permits products and devices to be detected and controlled remotely crosswise over existing system framework, making open doors for more straightforward combination between the physical world and PC based frameworks, and bringing about enhanced effectiveness, exactness and monetary advantage. Continue reading “The Internet of Things and its Future Potential”