#EarthDay #sustainability #dressforacause

The Inuit tribe in the northern reaches of Canada has experienced the most tangible effects of the changing climes. According to them, the Earth is ‘wobbling.’ And just maybe, humanity will once again be pitted against extreme weather conditions and tested thoroughly to be able to prevail.

But before the advent of another ice age, or some as yet unthought-of natural possibility, we have been warned. And no, global warming is not the problem. The problem is apathy. Today is Earth Day (the Google Doodle is awesome, BTW), which makes today a great day to start an awakening. A revolution, if you will!

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From the Runway to the Roadway: The Vero Moda India Story

These days, whenever one looks at the huge store front of the Vero Moda store, Mumbai, there is, almost always, a sale going on. With so many offers, discounts and an amazingly intuitive collection, Vero Moda offers affordable style to the modern Indian woman.

There are many international brands in the Indian retail market today- and yet, Vero Moda is one of the few that has queues outside on sale weekends, beginning from early in the morning- hours before the store actually opens. The atmosphere is like the entry to an elite club, complete with bouncers allowing one person inside at a time.

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The Internet of Things: Transforming the Retail Industry

2015 has brought with it a revolution, when it comes to disruptive technologies and innovative methods of utilizing the same. One of the most popular trends to grace the world today is the Internet of Things(IoT). Actually calling it a trend would be counterproductive.

IoT is not really a trend- because it is definitely here to stay and spin the world in new directions. IoT has already made itself indispensable. From smart cars to smart homes, IoT exists in the grey area between accepted technologies and awesome new gizmos that rule the market today.

The surprise though, is that in spite of IoT being a buzz word, it has not become as mainstream as, say the internet or the mobile, or even virtual. Not everyone everywhere is aware of the huge implications that IoT already has and will have in their lives.

This is largely because IoT is not retail ready. Of course there are many new gadgets coming up every day that are collectively termed as IoT. But can you really imagine one person wearing or using 50 different objects to harness the power of the Internet of Things?

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AI- Seeing the Future!

We have heard this word many a times. Sci-fi movies are always quoting AI as if it’s a household word. Artificial Intelligence has interested scientists and enthusiasts for a long time now. Ever since mankind developed the computer, the ides of AI has taken root.

It would not be farfetched to assume that in a few decades artificial intelligence will be a large part of our lives. It already plays a significant role even today- just look at Siri or Cortana for example. These words are very familiar because we can ask them various questions and they probably answer them accurately.

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How Financial Services firms are leveraging Big Data?

Financial Services today is an umbrella that covers everything from bank loans to insurance services. There are so many functions involved in the financial services sector that it is easy to lose count. In technical terms, financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of organizations that manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds and some government sponsored enterprises.

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Mind your Es(eCommerce) and Fs(FMCG)…

The F here stands for FMCG and E for eCommerce…

FMCG, this term is being bandied about relentlessly these days. Fast Moving Consumer Goods or FMCG, as they are known by business insiders, are an imperative part of any industry all over the world. These are products that are sold quickly and at a relatively low cost.

Though the absolute profit made on FMCG products is relatively small, they generally sell in large quantities, so the cumulative profit on such products is very large.

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Big Data and Food Production…

Big data has revolutionized the way we solve our many problems. It has completely changed the world’s perception of people and things. With the availability of precise and thorough information, making decisions has become easy. The magic of Big Data has spread everywhere. All possible applications of data analytics have been studied. Newer and better uses of big data are being discovered daily.

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Big Data analytics and its integration with Social Media

Big Data is the buzzword today… Everything is about gathering and predicting data. In every field that we hear of, big data has made inroads. Call it exploitation or what have you to… but Big Data is here to stay.

We’re told that the potential for beneficial insights mined from anonymous, adequately protected data is enormous. So where does all of this indispensible data come from? There are structured and unstructured data according to those who bandy jargon.

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Amazon’s Anticipatory Shipping – New Trends

Till date, it was just the promise of big data. The fact that big data has great predictive power compelled many organizations to adapt to it. Companies started taking notice of the potential of big data. Slowly but surely, big data and its many complimentary benefits have grabbed eyeballs.

New methods are being discovered daily, to grab customers’ attention. Big data analytics has given wings to organizations. Be it sales, logistics, customer retention, etc, big data analytics delivers. With the promise of prediction, especially in retail sales, Amazon came up with concepts like drones to quicken delivery time.

Kudos to efficient service! As if that was not enough, they recently came up with anticipatory shipping. Sounds intriguing?! That is because it is…

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Big Data in Real Estate- Real Opportunity!

Data are now woven into every sector and function in the global economy. These days all work is becoming “data-informed” or “data-driven.” Big data enables better demographic insight into how products and services are used by enterprise and competitors.

The presence of big data analysis has revolutionized the way industries operate. It is no wonder then that the real estate sector is also affected. Big data gives the ability to shift from expense to opportunity.

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