July 8, 2016

The Power of a Byte

Posted by Cristin Balog (View Profile | View All Posts) at 6:22 AM

In the last decade, we have witnessed a phenomenal growth in unstructured data in form of mails, social media posts, feed videos and resumes. The journey is far from over. In fact, a few research firms predict the growth in data by 800 percent within the next five years and the bulk of that data will be unstructured. The preparedness of an Organization to munch this data, would determine and define not only its success but also its survival. Any half - hearted measures would leave us buried under this mountain of data. However, an organized mining of this data would reveal patterns and intelligence unknown in past. It's exciting as well as exhilarating, to even think of the various possibilities of guaranteeing a more optimized and efficient process with improved dollar savings. We, by our actions of today, are adding to the age old maxim: Data when put in context becomes Information, and information when understood becomes power. 

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June 27, 2016

The Workplace that Works for You

Posted by Cristin Balog (View Profile | View All Posts) at 12:09 PM

If you are trying to figure out which company to work for, why not look at what others like you want?

Today employees don't see their workplaces as a means of livelihood or stability anymore; virtually every company on a list - like the Glassdoor list - is there because of people and cultural factors.   Survey after survey says the same thing, which is that broadly, a great employer is one that :


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June 23, 2016

Failure is Fearing to Innovate

Posted by Cristin Balog (View Profile | View All Posts) at 1:04 PM

A few months ago, there was a chalkboard put up by someone in New York with the instruction "Write your biggest regret". The board stood all day & as passersby scribbled on it, it was interesting that most regrets were about actions NOT taken - a dream not pursued, a chance not taken... and various opportunities not taken. 

Could some of these have been because of fear?


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