IT Transformation is Business Transformation! Why? How?

March 13, 2019

Author: Ravi Vishnubhotla, Senior Technical Architect (Insurance – FSI) Today, IT transformation (IT Strategy/Application Portfolio Rationalization) has become synonymous with business transformation. In this post discusses why has this happened and how can it be achieved. Why is IT Transformation same as Business Transformation today?As part of IT Transformation, businesses and clients go through IT strategy for 3-5 years to replace their existing legacy technology with newer or better technology. IT Transformation is…


Ericsson IoT chief on AI, 5G, and connecting ‘things’ instead of ‘a thing’

March 9, 2019

We spoke to Ericsson IoT Head Jeff Travers during MWC 2019 about where the industry is heading and how emerging technologies are opening new possibilities. A running theme of this year’s event was how technologies such as the IoT, 5G, AI, and blockchain are converging in powerful ways. Last year was a lot of talk about their potential, this year we’re seeing more actual deployments. Transportation is one area where…


An easy fix could give the marijuana industry access to banking

February 22, 2019

By Aaron Klein Cannabis is now legal in a number of states, but the money it generates is still seen as tainted. The reason for this is the clash between state laws legalizing recreational marijuana and federal laws that label it a controlled substance. As a result, some business owners operating legally under state laws have been fingered as potential money launderers, and many have been kicked out of the…


Unpacking The 2018 World Coffee Research Annual Report

October 22, 2018

While it’s tempting for many who own, work in, and frequent coffee shops to focus solely on day-to-day issues like rising rent, increasing labor costs, and fierce market competition, the coffee production sector currently faces critical long-term threats—threats like climate change, cost of production, and lack of educational and fiscal resources. These issues, if unchecked, will present major barriers to every link in the coffee supply chain, threatening the future…


We Talk to Elizabeth Peyton-Jones About Keeping Models Safe From Industry Abuse

October 5, 2018

The glamorous world of jet setting models, global runway shows and picture-perfect Instagrams can inspire jealousy in just about anyone. But Elizabeth Peyton-Jones wants us to understand that behind these illusions, there can be harsh realities. Modelling isn’t always glamorous and in an industry teeming with the young and vulnerable, it’s important to provide protection. Peyton-Jones created the Responsible Trust for Models three years ago to kickstart the journey towards…


Wipro to acquire India services of US-based Alight Solutions

July 24, 2018

BENGALURU: Wipro said it would acquire Illinois based Alight Solutions’ India services. The Bengaluru-headquartered software services company said it has entered into a long-term relationship with Alight Solutions. Wipro said the companies would aim to reshape the HR services industry by providing Alight’s clients with the breadth and depth of capabilities from the two industry-leading organizations. “This strategic partnership will enable Alight to accelerate investment in consumer-facing technologies and services…


Why KM Birla is worried about India’s ‘positive’ growth

July 23, 2018

Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla today warned of near-term headwinds for the economy saying the rising oil prices, spiralling inflation, firming bond yields and a widening current account deficit are areas of concern. The present positive outlook gets a bit dimmed when one views the increasing trade protectionism, rising crude prices, geo-political risks and the uncertainty about tightening monetary policies in the advanced economies, Birla told the shareholders at the annual…