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For business recovery, you need fire fighters kind of profile and sharp transition experts. Thinking Series 2

This is a continuing article from my previous article,  related to business undergoing recession and need to recover from recession within a year. Your organization need Sharp Transition Experts for business recovery, disaster management and save the resources in short time. How to find right talent within your organization? Is your leadership team ready to be firefighters? Team should deal with operations separately from strategy. How to find resources who will plan, directs and act? Not advisory alone. Some sample steps what he or she will do : Assess the business environment, internal and external Assess the current key metrics with key goals Prepare recovery plan based on milestones Asses the job skills, job profile, and required competence to make recovery Asses the ability of resourc...

Remote SOC: A Challenge for Security Professionals

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As the COVID-19 outbreak has strained the global workforce to stay home, most of the organizations have established work from home policies to maintain business continuity and productivity. This immediate shift has raised challenges for the security operations team to stay connected and overcome the possible risks in this critical time. Since personal devices and networks are more prone to cyber-attacks, the global pandemic is giving C-Level executives as well as SOC managers sleepless nights. CERT-In, in its latest advisory, notified that there has been a substantial rise in the number of cyberattacks on personal computers, routers and networks as most of the security professionals are working from home. When it comes to the security operations center (SOC), it is important to discover ho...

Learn the “new normal” of Stock Market in the COVID-19 crisis

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With the rising cases of COVID-19 around the world, concerns are turning into fear among the hearts of the people. The industrial sectors and service-based companies have taken a great hit from this pandemic. Among all such industries, the influence of COVID-19 can be seen greatly in the stock market. The COVID-19 has created a turmoiled situation for the stock market. You may have heard or seen how the trade, stock, etc. are getting extremely low. These fluctuations are affecting our country’s economic stability badly as the stock market plays a crucial role in the economy. So, it is highly important that the stock market must go on without getting any disruptions. But, how to achieve such goals in this time of crisis? Well, that is where the new normals come into play. Making a few chang...

How the new normal can help the logistics industry to keep running in COVID-19?

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The world is in an alarming state right now. We cannot continue doing our things in a way that is considered normal a few months ago, i.e. before the worldwide hit of pandemic COVID-19. So, a new concept of normalization has been accepted around the around in various sectors, and the industrial zones are not an exception. Like any other domain, the logistics industry has accepted this new normal in their way of business. This is vital and may be the only step to surviving in today’s crisis. So, what are these new normals we are talking about in the logistics industry? Do you have any idea? Well, if you cannot find the answer, there is no need to put stress on the brain. That is why I am here to discuss the new normals in this blog. The normalization of the logistics industry simply means m...

The Shape of Education and Training to come

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If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. -John Dewey (Educationist) Living in unprecedented times such as what we see today, much of what we knew or believed conventionally has been tossed out of the window, at least in the short term. Who would have believed that we would have lectures on zoom, mentoring sessions over conference calls, notes over whatsapp? Yet here we are using technology as the only means to reach out to the learner. Technology won’t replace teachers but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who do not. As education and training has been forced to move into the virtual world from the physical world, not just learners but also teachers will have to pull up their socks and learn to use technology to teach. Change is to...

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...