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The future of enterprise resource planning (ERP) rests in the cloud

The future of enterprise resource planning (ERP) rests in the cloud

With the boom in start-ups and the number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) increasing exponentially, it’s time businesses start leveraging new-age technology. According to a recent report by NASSCOM, the number of start-ups in India is the fourth highest in the world, at more than 3,100 start-ups. The report also predicts that the number is set to increase to 11,500 by 2020. However, start-ups have their own problems; more than 85% fall by the wayside. The government’s Digital India campaign is aimed at automating business processes, among other things so that running a business becomes simpler. Enterprise resource planning…
PC shipments worldwide continue to decline in the third quarter: Gartner

PC shipments worldwide continue to decline in the third quarter: Gartner

For the eighth consecutive quarter, worldwide personal computer (PC) shipments have declined according to results by IT research firm Gartner. It totaled 68.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016, a 5.7 percent decline from the third quarter of 2015. The trend has come on the back of computer manufacturers facing many challenges, including weak demand in the consumer market, especially in emerging markets. This is the longest duration of decline in the PC industry’s history. "There are two fundamental issues that have impacted PC market results: the extension of the lifetime of the PC caused by the excess…
Olympics 2016: Big Data and Analytics prevent sports injuries

Olympics 2016: Big Data and Analytics prevent sports injuries

Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan had to be rushed to hospital after he apparently dislocated his elbow during the men’s 77-kg competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 20-year-old weightlifter was in the reckoning for a bronze medal as he attempted to lift 195 kg in the clean and jerk event. Midway through the lift his left elbow appeared to pop out; he screamed in distress and was in tears before he was led off the platform by members of his coaching team. Similarly, Indian woman grappler Vinesh Phogat was taken off the arena after she suffered knee dislocation during the…
Tech majors bat for green data centers

Tech majors bat for green data centers

There is little doubt about the huge data center boom in the world, particularly in the Asia Pacific. Companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Google are spending billions to build green data centers. While Google set up its first data centers in Singapore and Taiwan, Amazon Web Services (AMS) built data centers in Singapore and Tokyo (Japan). A data center is basically a facility used to house servers, storage devices, cables, and Internet connection. Large data centers are industrial-scale facilities that use electricity equivalent to a small town. According to a study by the US Department of Energy, data…
Indian Government’s spending on IT to reach $7.2 Billion in 2016: Gartner

Indian Government’s spending on IT to reach $7.2 Billion in 2016: Gartner

The Indian Government, including both the Center as well as the state governments, is on course to spend $7.2 billion on IT products and services in the year 2016, which is an increase of 2.4% over 2015, says Gartner, a global IT research firm in a report. The prediction is in line with the government's initiatives such as Digital India and Smart City. "The e-governance initiatives to simplify digital channels and data-driven initiatives are driving investments in the government and are anticipated to grow through 2020. The ’Digital India’ initiatives are making government processes streamlined and integrating the data repositories,"…
Bihar to create history, implement Prison ERP in all jails

Bihar to create history, implement Prison ERP in all jails

The Bihar government has decided to install Prison Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in 56 jails of the state starting from November 2016. A pilot project of the ERP system that facilitates central monitoring of Bihar’s jails from prison headquarters was for the first time introduced in Beur jail, Patna, in 2012–13. The technological upgrade was a resounding success. The decision to extend the ERP to all prisons of the state has been taken recently. This would make Bihar the first state to implement Prison ERP. "Bihar would be the first state to implement Prison ERP system which is a…
Technology can ensure the Right to Food for India’s poor

Technology can ensure the Right to Food for India’s poor

A huge chunk of the Indian population suffers from chronic hunger. Modern technology such as proper inventory management and food supply logistics can help in ensuring food security for the poorest people in the world, most of which reside in India and China. Colossal food wastage behind India’s hunger problem One may be tempted to conclude that the culprit is insufficient food production. However, this is not true. In India’s case, around 40 percent of fruits and vegetables and about 20 percent of grains get destroyed because of insufficient infrastructure and supply chains that are inefficient. Food never reaches consumers.…
Tech giants zero in on Asia for setting up data centers

Tech giants zero in on Asia for setting up data centers

With the proliferation of cheap smartphones and tablets and the ever-expanding reach of the Internet, Asia—particularly South-East Asia–has emerged as a hot destination for the setting up of data centers. Rise in Internet users together with good economic growth translates into greater data demand. With the tremendous expansion of the Internet and a huge potential for growth, Cloud providers place servers close to users for better services and reaction times. This leads directly to the setting up of more data centers. The region has seen a sudden spike in the establishment of data centers. While Google set up its first…
How cloud computing helped cut back on carbon footprint at Rio Olympics 2016

How cloud computing helped cut back on carbon footprint at Rio Olympics 2016

Olympics is the biggest sporting spectacle of the world and it obviously leaves behind a huge carbon footprint. Construction, transportation, and other Games related activities take a huge toll on the environment, which is not only unsafe for players but also for the people living in close vicinity. In the effort to reduce carbon footprint, modern technologies such as Cloud computing played a crucial role. Even as the scale of operations increases every year, Cloud technology is ensuring that the environmental costs decrease rather than escalate, even as images get more high definition and the coverage of the Games more…