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Digital tip of the week – How to change your Twitter handle

October 31, 2014

Digital tip of the week  – How to change your Twitter handle

Yes, you created your Twitter handle a few years ago, without knowing so well what you were doing. And now you want to change it to a more professional looking name. You can do it easily by going to Settings and then “Username.” If your new name is available, you can change it, and instantly you will be @NewName, without losing a single follower.

All your Twitter posts, both new and old, will be rebranded with the new name. But any tweet or retweet you were mentioned in will still be under your old name, and will no longer be linked to your account, so think twice before you change your handle, because there is no step back once you do that.


Landmark partnership for Cloud-based analytics! IBM and Twitter!

October 29, 2014

A partnership has just been announced  between IBM and Twitter!

This alliance brings together Twitter data together with IBM cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms, and consulting services.

The collaboration will focus on IBM analytics services on the cloud, a new set of applications providing data-intensive capabilities for the enterprise, and  specialized enterprise consulting.

Entrepreneurs and software developers will also be able to integrate Twitter data into new cloud services they are building with IBM’s Watson Developer Cloud or IBM Bluemix platform-as-a-service.

Check out Twitter’s blog!


Happy Halloween! The Mask of Mobile !

October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween!!! Have fun with Mobile!


My Top 10 “Facts” of Big Data and Analytics from IBMInsight Today!

October 26, 2014

There was an exciting start to IBM’s Insight conference in Las Vegas starting first with our Outstanding Partners !!!   And did you know that this is the LARGEST Big Data conference in the world!

As Bob Picciano said “Data is the WHAT; Cloud is the HOW, and Engagement is the WHY”

Here’s are just some of the exciting Facts that we’ve learned on the first day!

  1. 71% of companies planning to increase budgets for analytic systems and 60% of leading companies – compared to just 29% of lagging organizations – are increasing big data and analytics investment by double digits over the next two years.
  2. Most companies estimate they’re analyzing a mere 12% of the data they have, according to a recent study by Forrester Research. Is this good or bad?   Are they missing out on data-driven insights hidden inside the 88% of data they’re ignoring?
  3. >91% of big data deployments are planned to augment existing data warehouse not replace them
  4. From IBM’s Business Tech Trend Study, nearly 70% of leading companies say analytics are integral to how their organizations make decisions, compared to fewer than 20% of lagging organizations
  5. 89% of leading companies have mature big data and analytics capabilities – 2x more than lagging companies.
  6. 74% of leading companies have most of the big data and analytics skills they need – 2 times more than lagging companies
  7. 33% of leading companies have an enterprise-wide analytics strategy – nearly 7 times more than lagging companies
  8. More than 80% of leading companies plan to increase use of social and mobile analytics over the next two years
  9. 80% of all data is geo-spatially managed in some way –Robin Jones
  10. A medical record is worth twice as much as a credit card on the black market.

And my 2 favorite quotes of the day.  “Complacency is the early stage of irrelevance!” and “Innovation is key. Its engine sits on two pillars: Culture and Team”.




Digital tip of the week – How to write a perfect LinkedIn summary

October 24, 2014

The summary section on your LinkedIn profile is your presentation letter to the world and the way you can encourage people to read on. Simplicity is key to have a good summary that will reflect and summarize the rest of your profile. Here are some recommendations:

  • It should be detailed, but concise. But try to use the 2,000 characters available leveraging key words and phrases related to the role and the business.
  • Be organized: try to not have your summary look too cluttered, instead break it up with Subheads and make it easy to read.
  • Include your contact information. Make it easy for people to find you.

Direct from India: Content Transformation on steroids!

October 21, 2014

Imagine if you had access to a single platform that enabled you to create, manage, and convert multiple file formats. Think of it as content transformation on steroids!  One could literally save untold amounts of time and even resources with such a platform tool!

The SmartCamp India winner, Stelae Technologies, has such a solution!


Stelae Technologies’ solution, Khemeia, is an automated solution (secure on the cloud and on premises) that enables an end-to-end workflow for information management. With at least 70% of cost savings over current solutions, Khemeia is one platform for multiple file types (PDF, Word, ASCII, etc) and enables rapid turnaround times for converting files into multiple output formats (XML, S1000d, XBRL, etc.).

Stelae Technologies has many recognizable clients, such as Indian Air Force, Rolls Royce Aerospace, Wolters Kluwer, DCNS, Deutsche Bank, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Follow them @arunasch. I’d say they are already off to a great start!

Congratulations to Stelae Technologies!

Helpful link: Stelae Technologies ->


More cool IBM BlueMix apps! You have to check these out!

October 20, 2014

More cool Bluemix Apps!!!!

Bluemix is IBM’s Cloud Platform built on Cloud Foundry’s open technology, enabling businesses to rapidly adjust to customer needs by allowing developers to mix and match different interoperable app services and tools. Powered by SoftLayer’s global cloud footprint, Bluemix – unlike similar platforms – offers developers the cloud power they need to build without ever having to configure an infrastructure.

Bluemix addresses a growing demand to more easily build cloud-based, creative mobile and web applications – without needing a high-level of technical know-how.


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