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How CXOs can Ensure Data Security in the IoT

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The speed at which we are advancing towards digital transformation is phenomenal. Thousands of IoT devices are hitting the market every day. By the end of 2025, there will be more than 75 billion (approximately) Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices worldwide. There is no doubt that IoT has generated new opportunities for businesses to deliver significant outcomes, improve the efficiency of products and services, serve customers in a better way, and create new revenue streams. This rising technology possesses tremendous potential to make things even more intelligent and efficient. But while IoT devices are becoming crucial in keeping up with the rapidly evolving market, the business leaders are heedful of the security implications of this novel technology. With the scale of connected ...

Know how Positive WFH Environment is Improving Productivity

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Every organization has now felt the need for positivity during this crisis time. You can say that now it has remained the only resource for increasing the productivity of any kind of business. But, only a few organizations have able to make it possible due to limited resources and implementing techniques. But before discussing how positive environment improves productivity, it is better if we discuss what is a positive environment. Let’s say that the positive environment is that where every employee will feel safe, acknowledged, and can do their best to achieve desired goals. The organizers can promote such an environment by encouraging interpersonal communications, celebrating achievements, birthdays, holidays, arranging wellness programs, welcoming the new members, etc. But, during this ...

Strategies to follow for businesses during COVID-19 to remain productive

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It is not a hidden fact around the world anymore that the COVID-19 crisis has hit hard every country’s economy. This brought challenges for every kind of business operating in that particular country who are the backbone of the economy. For developing nations like us (India), the phase of challenges is bigger without a doubt. But, even if it is hard yet not impossible to overcome the situation if businesses make and follow a few strategies for the COVID-19 period. Here in this blog, we will discuss those few strategies a business can follow during the COVID-19 period to prevent facing complete loss. Few business strategies to follow during COVID-19 Build up and Amalgamate every relationship Due to the sudden pause in the regular business dealing procedures, many businesses are facing a los...

You Can Lockdown yourself but not your thoughts

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Today I woke up with one important news stating that #Mumbai has been under half lock down . If this situation continues, there will be a time in next few days that the whole country will be under a full #lockdown and all the organizations has to mandatory adopt #WorkFromHome Strategy. But then there are many sectors where the work from home is not possible such as #Manufacturing Sector or #SME and #MSME. So employees of these companies will be mostly given a paid or non-paid leave for about a month. So why not just take this as an opportunity rather then sitting hopeless at home and be unproductive. So what you all can do is : This is a great opportunity to learn new skills based on the job specifications. There are more than 10k courses on around 100+ platforms where we can enhance our s...

5G Microservices: A Symbiosis between 5G and Microservices

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Microservices Architecture All the flavor of the Microservices architecture lies in the independence that it offers. Each service is only responsible for the task it was intended for. There is a strong communication among all the services but the overall coupling is very loose, as one would desire in any complex enterprise solution. Here are a few other benefits of employing this architecture to build your solutions: Lets the teams work independently on the services, hence, scaling up the development process Identification scaling of hot services is comparably easy Independence of microservices also enables fault isolation. A wider range of technology stacks to pick from With all these benefits, it seems difficult to find any room for more improvement in the Microservices architecture. How...

Talent acquisition and retention challenges faced by IT Start-ups & SMEs in India

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Talent acquisition and retention challenges faced by IT Start-ups & SMEs in India It seems to be an Inverted Pyramid in case of Talent Acquisition and Retention Tier I&II – There is a huge race in campus hiring where all BIG and well-funded IT companies are attracting bright students by offering them competitive salaries and BRAND NAME. Few caliber students with good soft-skills and technical skills get into decent established mid-size companies with decent pay.   Start-ups and Small-Mid-size Companies (Tier III) Here is a quick peek at the burning issue. Very few individuals or IT graduates are interested in working with Start-ups and Small-Midsized companies because of the low salaries offered as compared with the well-established companies. Most of the prospective candidat...

Deduction Under Section 80C

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Tax deductions allow taxpayers to cut down their tax liability. Tax deductions under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 are the most preferable among different tax-saving schemes. A tax deduction of up to INR 1,50,000 is allowed to be claimed u/s 80C by an Individual or Hindu Undivided Family for making certain investments and payments. This deduction is subtracted from the gross total income to ascertain the total taxable income and hence it brings down the tax burden of the taxpayer. Deductions Under Section 80C Investments and payments allowed as deductions u/s 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 are as follows: Life Insurance Premium Section 80C allows individuals to claim premiums paid against as tax benefits available u/s 80C. This deduction is claimable for the premiums paid toward...

UL Assessment to Verify Security Claims of GE Appliances’ Connected Products Meeting Critical Cybersecurity Benchmarks

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UL announced that GE Appliances is the world’s first household appliance brand to test its connected products against the UL IoT Security Rating assessment.  The IoT Security Rating is a security verification and labeling solution for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) products.  This solution aims to help manufacturers and developers demonstrate the security due diligence of their products by leveraging proven security best practices and rating the security posture of IoT products.  This helps to improve the transparency of security with consumers and to assist them in making conscious and informed purchasing decisions. As part of an ongoing engagement, UL is testing and assessing all connected products on the GE Appliances IoT security platform, including dishwashers, washers, dryers, ref...

Happily Married or in a Love Hate Relationship?

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So how do you relate to technology? Are you happily married to technology or are you in a love hate relationship? Do you feel the need for more space in the relationship and want to go off grid once in a while? You don’t need to answer me, you just need to answer yourself.   New Challenges, New Questions We were still learning human to human collaboration, while we entered into an era where we need to learn human machine collaboration. Do we view Artificial Intelligence as challenge to human intelligence or will we use AI to augment human intelligence? Whether we like it or not, each of us is married to technology today. Are we happily married or do we have a love hate relationship? The answer lies in another question perhaps “Are we ready to reskill ourselves continuously or do we pr...

10 Proven Strategies To Retain Your Retail Employees

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Finding a reliable employee to work in your retail store is a challenging and time-consuming process. Most retailers need dozens of open positions around the year, and it’s almost impossible to be 100% successful when hiring at this frequency. This potential inaccuracy explains why retail ranks among the top five industries with the highest turnover rate. But there is one problem that gives retailers an even worse headache than recruiting – it is employee retention. Namely, losing a good employee is the worst thing that can happen to a company. You can always change equipment or buy a better tool to improve your retail business, but you can hardly ever find a decent replacement for someone who perfectly understands your products and delivers top-level results. According to the report, over...