The role of AI and IoT technologies in the Covid-19 situation


By Ashwini Nandini, India Head – Delivery Assurance, GlobalLogic India Countries across the globe are assembling all resources and are deploying cutting-edge technologies to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and report people at risk. In this scenario, technologies such as AI and IoT can be vital as they can help track the spread of the virus, identify high-risk patients, predict mortality rate, and control the infection in real-time. They can also minimize the need for physical human interaction and prevent the spread of viruses while enabling quicker recovery of patients. In these unprecedented times, healthcare technologies have pushed themselves to innovate faster! Use of IoT The current cutting-edge IoT products have the potential to play a vital role in limiting the spread of the viru...

7 critical things to keep in mind before you restart office


Secure your Workplace with Visitor Management System post COVID-19 For workplaces, the virus has made it imperative to restrict person-to-person contact and possible incidents of transmission. It has naturally escalated fears and concerns when it comes to how companies will handle visitors. Slowly businesses are returning to track amidst COVID-19. It is essential and an issue of great importance to safeguarding their employees from any outbreak that could happen inside an organization. The screening and tracking of employees are easy. But what about the visitors who are visiting the premises from outside. As visitors are the one who brings business to the organization so, it is a matter of great concern about how you are going to manage them and how you are going to control their entry int...

To Paralyze or Energize your Sales Pipeline? The fate of your company depends on this one critical decision.


When hit by a recession or by a crisis that disrupts the normal, the first reaction of many companies is to cut back, hold back and hunker down. The business mindset becomes defensive, focusing on saving money, reducing expenditure, cutting down the workforce. In abnormal times, offense may be the best defense… We believe that this is the very opposite of what an organization should do, when faced with a crisis, of the scale of the global COVID 19 pandemic.   At a time of crisis, there are essentially three overall courses of action, that any large, medium or small organization can take. A business can either become defensive and do cost and workforce reduction, or it can go on the offensive and invest and experiment, or it can take a pragmatic and progressive approach, yet innovation...

ACCA-COVID 19 Survey


We invite you to take part in this short pulse survey about the ongoing impact on organisations of COVID-19. We wish to understand the issues still impacting your organisation but also how it is now responding and the strategies being adopted. We thank all who have participated in our previous survey on this subject, but we now seek to understand how this issue is evolving – and would be very grateful if you could answer this survey too. This is part of ACCA’s on-going monitoring of the impact of COVID-19 on organisations around the world. The survey closes on Thursday 4th June. Click below to participate:

COVID-19 – Tipping Point for Automation


COVID-19 – Tipping Point for Automation evaluates how COVID-19 has influenced the adoption of automation from a short-term to a long-term horizon perspective. While it is too early to evaluate the full extent of COVID-19 impact, the rise in infections and the subsequent lockdowns have certainly set in motion new drivers for wide-scale adoption of automation across industries. Key Highlights: Lockdown has acted as a catalyst for consideration and test-run for automation technologies by authorities, case in point usage of drone for surveillance and medicine delivery The economic impact of COVID-19 crisis will limit automation investments in short-term Geopolitics, EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety) and supply chain reliability will create massive opportunities for the automation indust...

Recession proofing organizations – Thinking Series 3

This is a continuing article from my previous article,  related to business undergoing recession and need to recover from recession within a year. Recession will not leave anyone, and no one can escape, however, some organizations will provide specific medicine to reinforce their organizations to transform their capabilities. It the transition leaders choice to which what to apply and where to apply. Already a slow down economy and now it is hit by Corona Virus hit flattened. How to transfer is a major challenge. Governments are offering special packages to overcome the current challenges; however, to bring the organizations efficacy back and manage it through the recession is a significant challenge. How to transform talents and skills that support and enable the recovery? To succeed in t...

Re-opening the offices: HR role


With little relaxation in the government guidelines amidst the lockdown due to COVID-19, companies are opening up offices with limited employees. “Back to basic” won’t apply in this scenario. Many things will change with the regard to operations, job roles, use of technology, and perception towards human capital. The workplace has new challenges to face, the major one is the concern for employee health and safety. HR has a critical role to play in this scenario, “Health and safety remain the top priority,” says Sumit Malhotra, Director, Gartner. “Give decision-making autonomy to local HR teams. With great responsibility of people and organization, HR has to make some critical decisions about the operations and business function that has to get opened. HR with collaborating with disaster ma...

Intelligent Operations Management During a Pandemic


Covid-19 Has Shifted Operations Management Priorities Industrial manufacturers of all sizes are changing future priorities significantly. With the increased volatility and uncertainty of staffing and resources due to COVID-19, the need to maintain an intelligent approach to operations management is critical. Operations management systems provide the foundation for a company standard for operations, enhanced compliance assurance conduct of operations workforce competency, and asset performance management. Operations Management Systems Become Intelligent Operations Platforms Operations Management systems have morphed into a platform called Intelligent Operations.  The current IT landscape for many organizations is a complex combination of spreadsheets, homegrown applications, and siloed disp...

How a crisis changes the business landscape?


By Mr. Vikram Kumar, Co-Founder and Managing Director, SRV Media Pvt. Ltd. What is a Crisis? The world has gone through many crises, The Great Depression of 1929–39, The Asian Crisis of 1997 or be it the Great Recession of 2007-09. All of these wrecked havocs in the lives of people around the world. The most unprecedented and latest among them is the COVID-19 pandemic. What a Crisis does to Business? A crisis can result in stock markets crashing down globally, increased unemployment rate, economic slump and much more. All these result in disrupting economic revenues and profits generated which is directly related to shutting down of various businesses. About 94-95% of businesses globally are small scale companies and employ a majority of the global workforce. These are the ones who are dee...

COVID 19 – Importance of Data


COVID-19 Coronavirus is clearly on the minds of us all. It has impacted our businesses and our personal lives.  Everyone at the EDM Council hopes that you are all doing well. We all need to be diligent, follow the advice of our medical professionals, and above all, stay healthy. It is during times like these that we realize how important data is in everything we do. Combating this virus will depend upon accurate and timely data that will ultimately help medical professionals and communities stem this crisis. The systemic impact of this crisis will require the curation and use of data to fully understand the financial scope of the crisis and help decision-makers respond and secure our economy. Let there be no mistake about it, what we do as information professionals impacts our businesses, ...