Wednesday, 30 March 2016

How important is Agile Certification?

Agile is becoming important in the IT field. But, what is the importance of agile certification? Adding a certification to your resume has been always appreciable. But the industry looks for candidates who can really apply agile to process development. A certification implies that the candidate has spent time in this field. Moreover, it is easier to work with the team with an Agile professional, because team members will pay more heed to an expert. Read more about it in the article written by Sharon Florentine (writer at at:

Monday, 28 March 2016

Human Capital Management - A New Perspective of HR Department

Earlier, the function of human resources is associated with the person who handled employee paperwork and personnel files. But today, the role of HR has become a much more important and dynamic. Some companies even refer to HR's activities as human capital management (HCM) to reflect the strategic and leadership-oriented nature of the department. It was also found that HR experts shared their insights for companies who are looking to provide the best Human Capital management for their workforce. Few things that HCM takes care of: -
1) Look beyond recruiting and onboarding.
2) Learn the best way to manage each employee.
3) Invest in the right technology.
4) Take a positive, but transparent approach to communication.
5) Continue to change with the times.
To read more about HCM, follow the article by Nicole Fallon(Assistant Editor at Business News Daily) at:

Friday, 25 March 2016

All about Big Data

Big Data is massive. This article will explore the issues of big data: what it is, how it will improve decision - making, and how to use it correctly.
1) What's the big deal about big data? Big data is all about three "V's" Velocity, Volume and Variety.
2) How it will improve decision?
# Deliver customer insights.
# Deliver targeted communication.
# optimize performance.
3) How to use it correctly?
# Collect data.
# Clean Data.
# Merge Datasets.
# Analyze Data.
To learn more about big data follow the article by Angela Hausman (PhD) at:

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Technologies Deciding Future of Agriculture

Today world is changing at a rapid speed. Technology is playing an important role. Agriculture technology is also advancing and promises to unleash its productivity. The combination of advanced mathematics, automation, advancements in sensor systems and next-generation plant breeding are setting the stage for the next Green Revolution, which is needed to ensure a better future. Next-generation farms are putting science and technology to work towards delivering a step change in yields and growing more from less. Here are the four most exciting developments in 2016.
1) The Mathematics revolution,
2) The Sensing Revolution,
3) Putting it together with automation and
4) Next generation plant breeding of corn.
Read more at:

Monday, 21 March 2016

Make It Easy with Six Sigma Tools

Six Sigma tools are techniques used by experts in process development. These methods, tools and techniques are vital for the success of any Six Sigma project. Six Sigma has two methods: DMAIC and DMADV. DMAIC is the acronym for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. The full form of DMADV is Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, and Verify. The five important tools used are:
1. The 5 Whys;
2. Fishbone Diagram;
3. Histogram;
4. Regression Analysis; and
4. Run Chart/ Time Series.
Read more about it at: :

Friday, 18 March 2016

Future of Marketing Intelligence: Call Center Speech Analytics

With the expansion of Analytics, each sector is trying to utilize it to the fullest. By implementing analytics, the managers are able to identify the behaviors that lead to positive outcomes and also identify the problematic areas. Therefore, organizations must develop the best practices that can streamline the work. By applying this to the calls, customers can analyze the customer - agent interactions. So they can identify the most important factors and can even reduce the volume in maximum traffic hours. The advance speech analytics software not only means, evaluates and presents audio and textual data, but also collects information regarding reasons for calls, emotional nuances in a customer's voice and how well agents are addressing a customer's needs and expectations. This even helps them keep a check on their marketing strategies so that it can be altered for the better. These generate very meaningful insights for why a customer needs to contact the support centers and thus exposing the root cause. So this helps in decreasing the average call time and monitoring the resources spent. Read more at :

Monday, 14 March 2016

Importance of Design Thinking for Data and Analytics

Design thinking is at the top of mind for business teams of big giants as well as startups. The traditional "If you build it, they will come," mentality has been taken from techniques like customer journey mapping and empathy-driven prototyping. Many companies are unsure how to implement it to improve their business - especially in areas like data analytics and decision sciences. The first step is to ask:  for whom are we designing and what is the problem they are experiencing? The second: to what end are we modeling the design - to boost consumption and engagement, improve performance, or to achieve scale? These same needs to be asked at the outset of any analytics effort. Here are five simple steps that are key to infusing analytics with a designer mindset.
1) Create a design framework that allows you to fail fast.
2) Empathize with your customer to impart emotion into your product.
3) Focus on problem-solving that allows for rapid experimentation.
4) Employ methods to inspire creative brainstorming across teams.
5) To design the killer solution, let nature be your guide.
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Friday, 11 March 2016

How to save your head in Social Media Crisis?

Social Media Crisis leaves a lasting and damaging impact on the brand's reputation. This involves strong, negative emotions which go viral in a very short duration of time. If the crisis does not take care of promptly and thoughtfully, the risk escalates. This situation can come from anywhere, from the least expected sources. But the key lies in properly responding to it, rather than reacting. In such situation, it is essential to have a crisis management plan handy. If the mistake has been on your part, acknowledge it and respond very carefully. It is important to have a crisis management strategy and its proper execution. The negative emotions can be appeased by a good customer loving response. Read more about this at:

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Medicare gets easier with Artificial Intelligence

Every human being is interested to know their chances of getting sick in the future. This is where artificial intelligence scientists steps in. With the combination of machine learning, natural language processing and text analytics scientists are working to find out some latest concepts and technologies in biomedicine. Each term is then given a score, which, based on the technology's analysis, identified its predicted rate of incline. So based on that, few predictions have been made for 2016.  To know more, follow:

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Predictive Analytics To Help Police In Reducing Crime

Nowadays, data analysis and space technology are used to help live crime mapping and is known as Predictive Policing. This has been used by various police departments of the few developed countries. In India, Delhi Police is also developing this mechanism in partnership with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It is called The Crime Mapping, Analytics and Predictive System (CMAPS) and is used for with ensuring internal security. This will help in crime control, and law and order and security management through analysis of relevant data and patterns, leading to the optimization of available resources. Each police officials will be equipped with Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) device connected to a central processor, with the records of more than two lakh criminals. To read more about Predictive Policing, follow:

Friday, 4 March 2016

Latest Trends in E-Commerce

There was a time when all the retail stores were taking their business online. But now the well- flourished online stores have begun to establish their brick and mortar stores. In addition to the online setup, they are now even working on traditional retail. An online presence has become crowded and expensive. According to a report, there are more than 800,000 online stores, all competing to attract customers through the gateway of Google. By opening the physical stores they aim to create awareness and attract more customers. They have seen that this creates awareness for their brands and drives a lot of traffic to our website, as well and accelerate the e-commerce sales. Read more at:

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

IT Issues of 2016

The Information Technology (IT) industry had changed a lot from its early years. If we see today, IT sector is changing at the rapid rate and also the problems related to it. Today IT is everywhere directly or indirectly. But if we look at the education system, it was never been easier to manage, but nowadays, it is like a choice between the difficult and the impossible. That is because of the rapid changes. So it is the reason of slowing down the pace of IT sector. The question arises as to how can we align our timelines and change our ecosystem? Top ten IT Issues gives a clear response: Divest, Reinvest, and Differentiate. The ten issues divided into these three categories are: 

# Differentiate: 
* Optimizing educational technology. 
* Student success technologies. 
* BI and analytics. 
* E-learning and online education. 

# Reinvest: 
* Information security. 
*IT Workforce Hiring and Retention. 
* IT Workforce Hiring and Retention 
* IT Organizational Development.

# Divest: 
* Institutional data management. 
* Enterprise application integration.