Government data has treasure troves of information required to generate analytic insights

It’s the year 2020, we are sitting in a room called the Health Cockpit of a prominent municipal corporation in India, and there is an emergency meeting to prevent a possible outbreak of Leptospirosis, which the municipal corporation feels…

Utkal Express derailment: Accident highlights fractures in railway's hiring procedures, skill management

The Japanese rose as a global manufacturing power out of their processes and techniques, not just technology. Some of their early principles were based upon simple but very powerful techniques to manage the manufacturing process and shop…
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Decision Support Systems, the new nervous systems of the Enterprise.

A strategy thinker often needs to depend upon a whole host of reports and other information indirectly sieved out of multitude of Data-warehouses and Data Marts to be able to take the right decisions, and right strategy. Invariably this…
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Enabling a true Business Intelligence (BI) Solution

Reflect on these questions for a moment please?   Is BI really the solution? Is an intuitive understanding of business and an intuitive slicing of data actually giving us the rare insights we needed from data to complete this…
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Railways needs a revenue manager, not a tariff regulator; here's why

The Indian Railways (IR) is expecting a 94 percent Operating Ratio, (they had targeted an operating ratio of  92 percent) despite wage hikes, and falling revenue. What is more a matter of concern than managing the operating ratio is the falling…
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Indian Railways' surge pricing: Why strategy for premium trains is myopic and bad move

Sometime in November 2014, I hailed a cab back from the airport to my house. The cab driver, as numerous of them in Mumbai are, was from Uttar Pradesh. An avid fan of the Indian Railways that I am, I asked him about the punctuality of trains…
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Big Data: Relevance is King!

The advent of Big Data has certainly created bigger opportunities. But, success in implementing BIG DATA initiatives lies in being able to extract RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE from heaps of data generated. This onerous task is akin to getting a needle…
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M76 Analytics: Providing Absolute Analytics Driven Business Solutions

Business Strategies driven by Data Insights have become the number one priorities for the CXO level Management. Together, they promise to transform the way companies do businesses, delivering the kind of performance gains when organizations…