TECHNOLOGY

Innovation in Singapore

Here is a B2B story on how companies such as Medtronic and IBM are fostering innovation. This is a story that I enjoyed working on, talking to leaders in the industry. Medtronic and IBM share how they are pioneering disruptive solutions in Asia to access new customer bases and a faster impact in the region.… Read More »

Data Analytics in Gaming

The world of sports is not purely about adrenaline, fitness, and talent. It is also about brains, data, and analytics. Just a couple of decades ago, most sporting decisions were driven by the gut, or on the basis of a coach or agent’s personal evaluation. Much of this has changed today with instinct being supported… Read More »

Intelligent Training Management System: The Gateway to Win Over Competition

In recent years, training has achieved center stage in corporate strategy. In 2015, US spending on corporate training grew by 14.2% to over $70.6 billion . Organizations understand that even though it’s discretionary, investments in training is the foundation of building a talented workforce. Companies who spend on Learning and Development (L&D) can compete more… Read More »

Social Media for Pharma Companies: Just What the Doctor Ordered

What do you do when you are feeling rather unwell and are experiencing unfamiliar symptoms? I’m guessing the answer is: Google your symptoms or ask your social network for advice. For many of us today, the social media has become the go-to place for self-diagnosing health issues, gathering feedback on the efficacy of medicines, figuring… Read More »

IoT in manufacturing

If you think that the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart manufacturing are just buzzwords, it is time to think again. In a survey an overwhelming 97% agreed that IoT has the potential to make the production floor smarter. There was also consensus that it was the right time for manufacturing firms to invest in… Read More »

ITOA: The perfect poster child for transforming IT

In today’s information age, analytics is one of the most talked about topics in IT. In fact, Gartner voted analytics as the leading technology accelerant for 20151. IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) in particular stands out with its ability to drive transformation in an organization. ITOA’s impact is far-reaching from performance stability to preemptive monitoring, seamless… Read More »

What is a data lake?

The digital universe is doubling in size every year, and is expected to reach 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020. Up to 90 percent of that data is unstructured or semi-structured, which presents a two-fold challenge: find a way to store all this data and maintain the capacity to process it quickly. This is where a… Read More »

What is Hadoop?

Hadoop is an open source, Java based framework used for storing and processing big data. The data is stored on inexpensive commodity servers that run as clusters. Its distributed file system enables concurrent processing and fault tolerance. Developed by Doug Cutting and Michael J. Cafarella, Hadoop uses the MapReduce programming model for faster storage and… Read More »

What is MapReduce?

In today’s data-driven market, algorithms and applications are collecting data 24/7 about people, processes, systems, and organizations, resulting in huge volumes of data. The challenge, though, is how to process this massive amount of data with speed and efficiency, and without sacrificing meaningful insights. This is where the MapReduce programming model comes to rescue. Initially… Read More »

What is PowerShell?

Definition of PowerShell PowerShell is the shell framework developed by Microsoft for administration tasks such as configuration management and automation of repetitive jobs. The term ‘PowerShell’ refers to both – the shell used to execute commands and the scripting language that goes along with the framework. The scripting aspect of it is similar to Perl… Read More »