February 22, 2018 / by Somak Roy / Retail Industry Dynamics / No Comments

The (retail) singularity is near

The (retail) singularity is near One of the boldest and the most cogent takes on the future is serial inventor Ray Kurzweil’s thesis of singularity. Ray Kurzweil believes by 2045 machines will be smarter than humans, immortality will be ours, and man and the machine will be essentially indistinguishable. Singularity will be achieved through exponential […]

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February 20, 2018 / by Mani Subramaniam / Retail Industry Dynamics / No Comments

How Marketplace dulls the edge of Merchandising

A recent news item “J.C. Penney cuts chief merchant position” caught many retail industry watchers by surprise.   Traditionally, a merchant’s role had three important components to it:   Select merchandise and make it available to the customer Protect the profitability of the retailer Protect the branding and values of the retailer   To perform […]

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February 20, 2018 / by Mani Subramaniam / Retail Industry Dynamics / No Comments

How Marketplace dulls the edge of Merchandising (2)

In the first part of the blog, we saw that traditionally, a merchant’s role had three important components to it:   Select merchandise and make it available to the customer Protect the profitability of the retailer Protect the branding and values of the retailer   We discussed how the market place, and a number oriented […]

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February 16, 2018 / by Richa Telang / Culture / No Comments

DEMOCRACY AS A CULTURE CODE

  DEMOCRACY AS A CULTURE CODE   I write this piece of paper in a setting from where you can’t help but reflect, from the foothills of mystic mountain Kanchenjunga J. Nothing can be more thought provoking than this back drop.   I have been quite an impulsive traveler, and likewise quite an impulsive professional. […]

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July 26, 2016 / by Rajiv Nambiar / Retail Industry Dynamics / No Comments

Kenya’s growing Retail

Most of us are conversant with Kenya as being a destination for classical savanna safaris but little are we aware of their upcoming retail sector. Our goal with this piece is to let you know what’s exactly going on there. Challenging and encouraging opportunities The Kenyan retail sector is booming with many local and international […]

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July 26, 2016 / by Mahesh Vijay / IT Services Industry Dynamics / No Comments

Preparing to Avoid a Platform Outage

Platform outages are not an un-common phenomenon in the present digital world. In the last few years we have seen outages of all magnitudes with many reputed corporations. In mid-2013, when Amazon website went down for approximately 30 minutes, the calculated average revenue loss was $66, 240 per minute, totaling to about $2 million (Forbes, […]

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April 18, 2016 / by Nayana A V / IT Services Industry Dynamics / No Comments

In-Memory Databases At A Glance

With the advent of high speed processors, the need to reduce latency between the processor and data storage becomes more compelling. With continuously dropping memory prices and steadily increasing system RAM capacity, in-memory databases are gaining  lot of traction as a solution for improving the performance of real-time OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) applications as well as […]

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March 11, 2016 / by Manu Balakrishnan / Tech / No Comments

Choosing a Javascript Framework

A couple of days ago, I had a discussion with one of my colleagues about JavaScript frameworks and how to go about deciding on a framework that improves application usability, performance, maintainability. People who build client-side web applications know the rate at which  JavaScript frameworks are evolving. So in my opinion, it is very critical and important to […]

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December 11, 2015 / by Mahesh Vijay / Tech / No Comments

3 Conclusive Benefits of Responsive E-commerce Design

Online shopping experience has transformed to a new level in the last few years. An average shopper’s expectation is to have a fast, consistent and a high quality shopping experience regardless of the digital device she uses; be it a computer, tablet, smartphone or watch. Today’s online stores strive to meet this challenge in the […]

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