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Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity

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The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus, according to research by MGI and McKinsey's Business Technology Office. Leaders in every sector will have to grapple with the implications of big data, not just a few data-oriented managers. The increasing volume and detail of information captured by enterprises, the rise of multimedia, social media, and the Internet of Things will fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future.
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Deep analytical talent: Where are they now? Research by MGI and McKinsey's Business Technology Office examines the state of digital data and documents the significant value that can potentially be unlocked. Pop out MGI studied big data in five domains—healthcare in the United States, the public sector in Europe, retail in the United States, and manufactur…
Machines to take over fitness test of light motor vehicles

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Machines to take over fitness test of light motor vehicles

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S. ANIL RADHAKRISHNAN

Technically validated tests will soon commence from the computerised stations at Chevayur in Kozhikode and Elavayoor in Kannur for grant of fitness certificates to light motor vehicles (LMVs) as part of phasing out manual tests and ensuring scientific and foolproof inspections. The computerised vehicle testing stations at Chevayur and Elavayoor, the first ones to be set up by the Motor Vehicles Department in the State, are ready for commissioning and trial runs have commenced, a top Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) official said.


Both the testing stations would offer Certificate of Fitness (CF) for LMVs for the time being and the motorists would not have to pay any additional fee. Light motor vehicles having a gross weight of 7.5 tonnes could be subjected to test. With this, the motor vehicle inspectors would stop doing the routine visual inspection and the manual tests. The practice of taking the vehicles to the road to see if they are roadworthy would also come …

10 Things Colleges Don’t Tell Young Entrepreneurs At Graduation

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10 Things Colleges Don’t Tell Young Entrepreneurs At Graduation
Starting a business just out of school? Take notes, as there are a few things you should know about entrepreneurship that college simply won’t prepare you for. Here are 10 things your university won’t teach you:1. “Hope you liked living like a college student.”
Now that you’re out of school, you’re ready to get your own place, maybe buy a car and stop eating Ramen noodles. But, when you’re working for yourself, personal overhead can kill your business before it starts. The more money you spend on yourself and your lifestyle, the less you’ll have to invest in your business. Related: A Note to Young Treps: Put Down the Ramen2. “There are no right answers.” 
The problems you tackle in school are designed to have both right and wrong answers. When you start a business you can get good advice from experts, but every business is different and you may not know whether you’re right until your business flourishes or founders. You ne…

Samsung Galaxy BEAM: THE PROJECTED MOVE FROM SAMSUNG

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BARCELONA — The Mobile World Congress hasn’t even officially kicked off yet, and Samsung is already on fire, announcing devices left and right. After the 10.1-inchSamsung Galaxy Tab 2, next in line is a smartphone/mobile projector combo called Samsung Galaxy Beam. The device’s dual-core 1 GHz CPU, 4-inch, 800×480 screen, 5-megapixel rear camera (with an additional VGA one on the front) and Android 2.3 don’t do much to differentiate it from the other mid-to-high-range Androids. What makes it different from most other smartphones on the market is its “ultra-bright,” 15-lumen projector, which lets you project a 50-inch wide image on a wall – really handy for presentations or those moments when you want to share your holiday photos with your family and friends.

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Interestingly enough, Samsung says the device has 6 GB of RAM memory, but we’re seriously doubting that, and will update the article when we learn more. Update: apparently, what Samsung really…