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How Automation will impact the way we work?

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I happened to interview IAS officer Aditya Ranjan, who turned his passion for Robotics into reality by creating the COVID Cobot in his district Chaibasa to carry out food and medicine delivery services to COVID suspected or positive patients. It amazed me to see the work he did and I was intrigued to learn more. “The bot performs basic delivery services with ease,” he said thereby reducing risk of constantly coming in human contact with other members. “What is it that the bot cannot do then?” I enquired. “Well it cannot be empathetic. It cannot think of the next best possible creative solution. It cannot perform critical thinking activities. But it helps me and my team members perform these activities instead,” he gushed.     According to the Pew Research Center Survey on ‘Automa...

How the lockdown fuelled Automation?

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Washing Machine versus Hand Wash The washing machine adorns my house by occupying considerable space in the kitchen. Yet, elders in the house preferred hand washed clothes because ‘haath se dhoney par kapde zyada baariki se dhulte aur saaf hotey hai’(the hands do a better job at washing clothes leaving them cleaner than what the machine may not be able to achieve). We’re talking of BC (Before the COVID crisis) when the machine was left lonely, only to be turned to in case of emergency or when bedsheets were to be churned. Little did we know that this loner would soon become our best buddy through the COVID lockdown period effortlessly simplifying the washing and semi-drying process thereby leaving us with more time to focus on other chores. Left with no other alternative of human help, and...

How IoT Can Help Small Businesses

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Internet of things or IoT is a concept that has emerged out of business research and is becoming pivotal for a business’s success. IoT is nothing but a network of devices and their sensors connected to the internet. Businesses have widely accepted IoT and are tapping on the infinite potential that it possesses. Globally, SMBs are fully embracing IoT devices like DA (digital assistants like Alexa and Google Home), and Wi-Fi appliances & thermostats. What is IoT? IoT is opening new avenues for businesses by prolonging the power of the internet beyond electronic devices. When a device is connected to the internet, its capabilities naturally multiply by sending and receiving information from anywhere in the world. IoT makes it possible to automatically collect data through electronic senso...

Analytics & Internet of Things – An alliance to stay!

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Application of Internet of Things and Analytics – The effect of meltdown at one Hemisphere of the universe has a tumbling effect globally. It is thus imperative to be efficient in capturing data about things in real world which would help us to track information reducing loss, cost, forecast substitutes, repair and derive consumer insights. Business generates revenue through a content customer and a start up reaches break-even only when services/products offered comes in the forefront and tried by the general mass. However, to convert these trials into additional repeats, building a loyal customer base and draw new buyers require fuelling of innovation. To boost this innovation, we need to leverage big data, demystify these potential data sets bringing in ample opportunities and gene...

Innovation is critical to drive growth in the post Covid world

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It is said that “Necessity is the mother of Inventions”, this statement becomes even more relevant in today’s times when every business has to look for innovative solutions to function in the new normal. History has shown that innovation during crisis has been a key differentiator for outperforming companies. Innovation the way to grow in the new normal According to a recent McKinsey survey of more than 200 organizations across industries, over 90% of executives expected the fallout from COVID-19 to fundamentally change the way they do business over the next five years, with 85% of the respondents highlighting that the crisis will have a lasting impact on their customers’ needs. Another key insight that is highlighted across industry executives is that the new scenario will also bring new ...

TechVoice: A Product-First Company, Now & Always – How SASKEN Keeps Innovation At Its Core

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An interview with Satish Burli of SASKEN Technologies on retaining core focus on product development and ensuring innovation is always the driving force SASKEN is one of the leading Indian companies with a core competency in product engineering. Tell us about your role as VP & Head of Product Engineering, and what it entails I head Product Engineering Services at Sasken which addresses the entire embedded segment with a strong focus on Wireless technologies, Consumer and Automotive solutions, and Internet of Things. Recently, we have combined the development teams in both our Embedded and Digital technology areas. We believe that when we layer our Embedded and Digital strengths with unique capabilities in Hardware and RF engineering, coming from our presence in Finland, we have the abi...

Why Indian Companies need to file more patents!

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Crisis is a trigger for innovation, mainly because doing nothing is not an option. The current situation is no different where every country is fighting the Covid-19 pandemic which has put the global economy at a halt. Emerging Technologies leading the innovation front specially in the post COVID era Innovation during the times are mainly focused on two key things: 1) The vaccine which will act as a cure for the virus! 2) How can we survive with the virus! Apart from Covid-19 being the cause, there is one thing which is common with both the innovations i.e. the use of technology specially emerging technology. There has been numerous inventions that have come to fore since the advent of Covid-19 where emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and C...

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

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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...

How The Arrival Of 5G is Going To Impact Businesses All Around The Globe!

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Though 5G technology is all set to enhance business connections and performance dramatically, it still remains a work in progress. The statistics published by the Global System for Mobile Communications show that by 2025, 5G can bring in 1.8 billion connections and therefore the proportion is about to grow to 56% by 2025. The 5G revolution is going to empower applications with faster connectivity and is going to be benefiting industry, instead of consumers alone, and therefore the adoption of 5G is going to sweep businesses and enterprises alike. Low latency and ultrafast connectivity will effectively transform factory floors, from remote real-time monitoring of robots and processes to the utilization of 5G-powered simulations in augmented reality to raised workforce training and increased...

Digital Tools Accelerating Supply Chain and Operations

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Did we ever imagine Digital Tools can help Supply Chain management? COVID-19 has carved the path to leverage utilization of digital tools to survive any business operations. The field of work which we knew needs continuous access to factory, people and resources can be also done remotely. Yes!! You heard it right. In these trying times, innovation and technology have made work simplified. To decrease future shocks and be ready to map the supply chain for any situation, we have to turn our heads towards digital tools and move away from conventional procedures. Due to the interlink of supply chain networks, even smallest disturbance will create a dramatic impact on global supply chain network. Evolution of digital tools and its impact has flickered adaptation new technologies. The technologi...