PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

When is the right age to start-up your business? Like most things in life, there is no correct answer to this question. There may be some obvious reasons why starting up in your 20s is better – age...
Apr 27, 2015
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Here's What You'll Learn: A brief overview of industry, and the latest business trends. Key challenges faced in managing supply chain operations in organizations, and the industry. How IT solutions...
Oct 13, 2014
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Subramanian Chittur, Head-IT, Metro Cash & Carry says that the most important and imperative skills that the future CIOs need to acquire are many which would enable them to match the...
Aug 14, 2014
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Organizations today are much more effective and agile trying to cope with ‘do more with less’. One key thing forward-thinking companies today ensure is performance management to evaluate and measure...
Apr 01, 2014
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Leadership and innovation are key ingredients to any growth and especially true for senior IT managers who are on their way up the career ladder. Future CIOs need to shed their traditional mindset,...
Dec 09, 2013
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Information Security Solutions provider Websense says theres so much to consider: the rising tide of targeted data-stealing attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs); the evolution of the...
Aug 16, 2013
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April is the cruellest month. Whether you appreciate the season for its regenerative powers along with Geoffrey Chaucer or curse it with T. S. Eliot for stirring dull roots with rain and waking the...
Aug 02, 2013
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I recall Charles Darwins most popular theoryIt is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. To what and why am I relating this...
Jul 24, 2013
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When he thinks of IT, he automatically thinks of the supreme energy of entrepreneurs, who have founded the world's most iconic IT companies. A passionate technology leader, Sourabh Chatterjee is of...
Jul 03, 2013
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The role of IT heads has now changed dramatically and they have been given a mandate of influencing the non-IT functions and business groups to ensure that technology is put to the best of use. The...
Jun 25, 2013
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Business transformation through IT will remain a top priority: Given that the business environment is expected to remain volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous businesses will be under pressure...
May 20, 2013
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A growing population, rising incomes, urbanisation, the advent of modern retail, and a consumption-driven society present tremendous opportunity for growth for the payment technologies industry....
Apr 03, 2013
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The big overarching focus on growth by the FM is the fundamental feel good factor in this budget. Given the fact that one can argue that a lot of the weakness in the Indian economy is what I call a...
Feb 28, 2013
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The early months of a CIOs tenure are an extremely important time to learn about a companys culture and critical issues, shape an agenda for change, build relations with peers and senior leaders, and...
Jan 09, 2013
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The biggest challenge that enterprises face today is to manage security breaches, prevent threats and maintain the highest level of security. The 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), a...
Nov 09, 2012
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A year ago, we concluded a global poll which comprised about 20 per cent C-suite executives, 20 per cent Vice Presidents and 60 per cent office professionals with a sample size of just over 1,000...
Oct 08, 2012
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The cloud is becoming a reality in most organisations, and research groups such as Gartner are endorsing the prevailing trend-- indicating that the adoption of public cloud services has increased...
Oct 01, 2012
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Personal skills contribute a great deal towards enabling aspiring IT managers to tide over the tough journey as they climb up the career ladder towards the role of a CIO. Needless to say, there is...
Sep 26, 2012
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All chiefs, without exception, agree that for IT managers, business and managerial skill development and understanding corporate goals and strategies are as critical as becoming the CEO of the...
Sep 24, 2012
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One key focus for government entities is to enable all government bodies with adequate IT infrastructure to serve the public better. However, the roles of IT managers are confined to just keeping the...
Sep 17, 2012
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In the past few weeks, actor Aamir Khans debut TV programme, Satyamev Jayate, has sent a ripple of renewed enthusiasm for positive change in a country that has been marred by poverty, lack of...
Sep 10, 2012
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In India we all know the value of jugaaddoing something on the spur of the moment with minimal or whatever resources are available to achieve an immediate objective. So it is a pleasant surprise to...
Aug 31, 2012
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Traditionally, IT managers have used basic financial management concepts for preparing the benefits and developing a business case for IT investment. However, these concepts are not foolproof. The...
Aug 30, 2012
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Any change in the data centre, whether in the form of re-architecting its framework or bringing in strategic changes to unleash the promise and potential of technological innovations, is going to be...
Aug 23, 2012
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While effective communication is critical to the success of every business, understanding finance and financial terms is equally vital. For IT managers whose activities primarily revolve around IT,...
Aug 06, 2012
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At some point in life, each of us is bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and we cling to the strong desire to carve out a niche for ourselves in society. Being an entrepreneur or even the journey...
Jul 31, 2012
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In eight areas of your life you have the power to be guided by your soul, says Deepak Chopra in this slim but significant book: Thoughts, emotions, perception, personal relationships, social role,...
Jun 22, 2012
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Business insights deduced from data can act as a catalyst to business growth. Deriving wisdom based on history, events and actions can tell you a story of business evolution and help in setting the...
Jun 22, 2012
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Project management is a combination of art and science. There are three vital factors which become the guiding principles or form the authentication process in project management. These include...
Jun 11, 2012
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When Robert Frost wrote this poem Never Ask of Money Spent /Where the spender thinks it went/Nobody was ever meant/To remember or Invent/What he did with every cent little did he realise that the...
Jun 07, 2012
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Charting out the background, context and path for becoming an exceptional leader is a humongous undertaking. Almost akin to taking an expedition to Mount Everest. That's the kind of journey Ravi...
May 30, 2012
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All of us -- Bill Gates, Narayana Murthy, you and me -- have 24 hours in a day. Not a second less or a second more. Why cant we all achieve what they have achieved in the available 24 hours? Time...
May 11, 2012
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The concept of green is becoming indispensable in our lives. Global warming threats have made it imperative for all sectors to invest in addressing the green factor. This means producing eco-friendly...
May 09, 2012
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The ancient proverb You are what you think is changingfast as we see technological evolution making its impact on the individual and the industry. It is interesting to watch that this evolution is...
May 03, 2012
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Have you looked closely at the portfolio of IT initiatives in your company lately? If so, you might have found an interesting change in topics happening. Theres a significant shift in the role of IT...
Apr 27, 2012
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/*-->*/ The Great Recessionthe deepest economic down-turn since the 1930screated chaos in workplaces everywhere. In the process, the very underpinnings of trust were upended. Today, one-third...
Mar 06, 2012
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There is an abundance of literature on green technologies and products, so that's not what I'm going to talk about here. On the contrary, Im going to talk about things that may not sit well with how...
Feb 28, 2012
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More than just making monetary contributions, spending time with children and old-age people is something everyone appreciates. R Gracekumar, Associate Director IT, Cognizant Business Consulting,...
Feb 06, 2012
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Not everyone who plays badminton would emerge like Pullela Gopichand or Prakash Padukone, India's former badminton champions, says Somasekhar Gonuguntla (Somu), Project Manager at Tesco HSC (...
Jan 12, 2012
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Know your work pattern: Consider what makes you more productive: being proactive well in advance or sweating things out under a tight deadline. Keep a comprehensive to-do list: Whether you seek to...
Jan 09, 2012
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In the current scenario, any cultural change in an organisation has a strong association with technology. Of late, I find the security heads in an organisation taking up the cudgels to bring the...
Dec 15, 2011
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Healthy diet is based on seven basic food groups to provide a balanced meal. These food are cereals, milk and milk products, meat, legumes and grams, green leafy and other vegetables, fruits, fats...
Dec 02, 2011
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For a customer-focused insurance company like ours, the priority is to retain clients. It is also critical to leverage IT and treat it as a catalyst for growth to ensure quality, which is the most...
Nov 28, 2011
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We are almost through this year, and some of you are already glad its coming to an end. Some of you may already be setting your sights on some new goals and objectives for next year. Others are just...
Nov 25, 2011
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It is interesting to watch how colours, shapes, forms, gestures, pictures, spoken words, calligraphy, beats, rhythm and music, give life to human expression. The capability of human mind to arrange...
Nov 24, 2011
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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the worlds largest professional societies, will be holding its annual Pinkerton lecture for the second time in India on November 21, 2011....
Nov 17, 2011
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Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is excessive strain on eyes caused by working for long hours in front of a computer monitor or screen. While concentrating on a screen the eye tends to blink less. This...
Nov 14, 2011
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It is human behaviour, in boom times, that employees across organisations are up to taking risks because they entail rewards, recognition and opportunities to grow in their careers. This is not the...
Nov 08, 2011
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