Cybersecurity in the time of IoT

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The magic of IoT Cybersecurity: “Alexa, turn off the light.”

A few years back, turning off lights on a command, was a far away dream. But now, with a wide range of home automation products, one can make their homes smarter and better. Each day newer devices emerge with better features and more sophistication, and they are progenies of the Internet of things (IoT).

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Chatbots Boosting Small Business

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Customer experience is a major factor which drives revenue and growth for any business. Hence for small businesses providing a great customer experience is a good retention strategy. Various technologies are gaining importance to increase interest in products and enhance the overall customer experience, Chatbots being one of them. Chatbots aren’t exactly a new phenomenon as it had been around in one form or another. The last couple of years have seen a significant rise in the application of the chatbot technology.Companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Slack, Google, Apple, etc. are already making their mark with their AI chatbots.

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Maintaining work-life balance

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Worried about how to balance work and personal life? Don’t worry, we have got you covered!

“Hey there,

When was the last time you indulged yourself in some or any of your passions outside of work?

What was the last book that you read? Or binge-watched a series?

Last but not the least. Are you able to balance your work life and personal interests?”

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Do we need adult education to keep us competitive?

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

Developing competitive skills such as adult education at par with the industry is the key to a career growth and a prospect for better job opportunities. If you want to see more doors open for you, you might consider learning what is the next best thing in your field of work.

Suppose one work in a technical field, then learning new programming languages is most desirable. If one is inclined towards management or business analysis, then knowing more tools can augment one’s existing skill sets. I am a technology consultant, I recently completed a course on R Programming from Coursera and am planning to pursue a very interesting course on Machine Learning.

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Is innovation relevant while pursuing growth by acquisitions?

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“The key to making acquisitions is being ready because you really never know when the right big one is going to come along” – Benjamin Franklin

The leading analog semiconductor company Avago Technologies is all set to buy its competitor Broadcom for $37 billion in cash and stock, merging two leaders in wireless and wired communication semiconductors.

This news has rocked the technology world as it is seen as the biggest chip deal in the history according to the data compiled by Bloomberg.

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Taking Uber to the Financial World

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“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” – J. K. Rowling

A few days back I visited my Bank’s ATM (Automated Teller Machine), which is around 8 miles from my office. I decided not to let go of my favorite parking space (under the shade of the tree, where my car would not get too hot in the summer) and instead to take an Uber to the ATM.

As I was waiting for my Uber, a thought struck me, what if there is an Uber business model for the banks? Do I really need to go to the bank or the ATM? Can we take the financial services beyond the banks? Yes, with e-banking and mobile banking, most of our banking needs are satisfied at home, yet we still do need to go to the banks and the ATMs for other services.

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