Wednesday, June 30, 2010

One solution is the creation of virtual classrooms or remote class delivery

Tech role in right to education

The right of children to free and compulsory education is perhaps the biggest inclusive step taken by India since Independence, and technology can help in achieving the same, says Job Thomas, Director and COO, Smartlinx VoIP Networks P Ltd, Hyderabad (http://bit.ly/F4TSmartlinx). If we can address the three major challenges - viz. infrastructure, trained teachers, and content delivery - we can take our country forward through the education revolution, he adds, during a recent interaction with eWorld. "The use of technology can be the biggest enabler for addressing these challenges."

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

As the business world is seen to quote often times, everything starts with ‘customers'

‘Spot innovation opportunities'

It is high time CTOs of Indian industries exploited their skills in proactively spotting opportunities in every volume-supported sector of the nation to innovate new solutions and products for the common man rather than to wait for a foreign brand to take the lead, urges Kalyan Vaidya, Managing Consultant, Valinnova Services, Singapore (http://bit.ly/F4TValinnova).

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Design the home page with some expectations

A page to be proud of

Should a marketer worry about varied streams of data portraying seemingly different stories? “I would think not,” says Seby Kallarakkal, the founder and CEO of the Bangalore-based Nabler Web Solutions Pvt Ltd (http://bit.ly/F4TSeby). Having data from other marketing streams would actually help a Web analyst draw the right conclusions, he reasons during a recent interaction with BrandLine.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Work-shifting gives the organisation the ability to operate more productively with fewer resources

Shift the work to where you are

In the world ahead, the better way to work is virtual, avers Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice-President of Citrix Systems India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai ( http://bit.ly/F4TCitrix). The scenario he describes is one of being free from tethers such as the office, devices, networks and data centres.

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Most reputed companies have a ‘Code of Conduct for Senior Executives,' often available on the company Web site

Disclosure of pending cases

Sample this: Flash news announces the conviction of a company chairman in a long-pending criminal case, and it makes a difference to you, perhaps, as a shareholder or employee of that company. You scramble to check if the latest annual report of the company had informed you about the pending case. And, if you didn't find any mention in the published company documents, Mr Ramesh Venkataraman, Managing Director - Asia-Pacific at CurAlea Management Consultants ( www.curalea.com) has an answer

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IFRS provides an opportunity to reconsider accounting policy elections and implementation

Five IFRS issues that merit attention of company boards

From the perspective of corporate boards, what are the most important IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) issues that merit attention? When posed this question, Mr N. Venkatram, IFRS Country Leader, Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Mumbai, comes up with a list of five issues — set the tone and develop an oversight plan; take a holistic view; determine timing and resource needs; understand the risks; and determine the need for board education.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Desktop virtualisation

One size doesn't fit all

Simpler provisioning of new desktops, reduced downtime in the event of server or client hardware-failures, lower cost of deploying new applications, desktop image-management capabilities, and longer refresh cycle for client desktop infrastructure – all these are listed in Wikipedia as advantages of ‘desktop virtualisation,' the theme of my conversation with Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice-President of Citrix Systems India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai (http://bit.ly/F4TCitrix).

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