India lacks people and processes to operationalise analytics: Srikanth Velamakanni

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While the consumption of analytics is increasing, Indian companies are way behind in terms of using analytics to drive business decisions, tells Ankita Rai There are more than 200 in India and most of them are servicing clients in the developed markets such as the US and Europe with very few India

Book Extract: The truth about big data

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When I talked to big-company executives about big data, they all agreed that they considered big data to be an evolutionary set of capabilities that would have new and sometimes unanticipated uses over time. But every one of these executives conceded that they couldn't afford to make big data a mere

Fish on Wheels

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Published on Feb 7, 2014By using a camera and computer vision software it is possible to make a fish control a robot car over land. By swimming towards an interesting object, the fish can explore the world beyond the limits of his tank.* The fish itself is placed in a normal fish tank after drivingCategoryScience & TechnologyLicens

One Reason Marketers Know You'll Click On This Mind-Blowing Link

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Getting people to click has always been the bread and butter for digital marketers.   The topics of using search engines and social media to garner clicks have been well covered, but mobile phones and curated feeds have now brought us into a new era of the Internet. As y

When Is the Best Time To Try To Raise Money For My New Business?

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Sometimes coming up with the great idea is the easiest part. Then once you get the courage to strike out on your own, the real challenges begin. One of the most difficult aspects to starting a new business is when (and how) to raise money.   This week's reader question com

Want To Be Happier? Stop Comparing Yourself To What You See On Social Media

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The guy down the hall who got a promotion. The friend who always gets a table at the hottest restaurant in the city. The former roommate who takes the best vacations. Sure, you’re happy for them, but with people posting only the best parts of their lives on Facebook, it’s hard not to compare yoursel

5 Ways To Be A Team Player Without Turning Into A Doormat

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Being on any sort of team requires give and take. We make contributions and sacrifices for the good of the entire group. But, sometimes, things go askew and the term “team player” can become a euphemism for “chump"--the one who gets all the grunt work and puts in the extra hours.“Sometimes, teams ar

Proof That Constraints Can Actually Make You More Creative

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Constraints can seem like the last thing you’d want for a creative project, but they’re actually beneficial when it comes to doing good work. If you’ve ever faced the common writer’s hurdle of the blank page , you’ll know what it’s like to be paralyzed by innumerable opportunities. What restrictions

Go Ahead, Let Your Desk Get Messy

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Years ago, I hired a professional organizer to assess my home (and life). At the time, my husband, son, and I were crammed in a one-bedroom apartment. I also worked out of a corner of the bedroom designated as the “office.” This meant I basically spent 24 hours a day surrounded by a mash-up of book

10 Apps That Could Supercharge Your Career

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No one said that it was easy out there.We’re talking about the job market, of course. And in this competitive environment, even small advantages can have a big impact on whether you land the gig.Small advantages like these eight low-cost (and, in many cases, free) apps, which can help you climb the