23 May

CIO Role in Big Data

Today I came across an awesome post by McKinsey on how CIO should play a vital role in the Big Data for their company as CIO have the influence and credibility to run such projects.

To help companies raise their game on how they use data and analytics for competitive advantage, CIOs should master four critical roles:

  • as venture capitalist, showcasing the “art of the possible” to internal customers by highlighting the most promising ideas to apply big data and advanced analytics

  • as product manager, assembling easy-to-use big data and advanced analytics “products” designed to match patterns of use by internal customers

  • as recruiter, motivating and retaining the best talent

  • as business leader, building the discipline to enable transformational change and impact at scale

In this article, McKinsey describe some of the steps CIOs are taking in each of these areas and offer insights from the chief executives of information at AIG and Merck.

21 Feb

World population and per capita income

A very interesting map infographic from National Geographic that shows where and how the population of 7 billion lives. The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank.

The most amazing thing for me on this infographic is how World population and per capita income have been shown in co-relation with things like Life expectancy, years of education, literacy rate, fertility rate, new migration rate, phone subscriptions, cars, carbon dioxide emissions etc.

World population and per capita income

World population and per capita income

Here is one of the correlations with world population and per capita income and you can see more on National Geographic’s website by clicking on various tabs of infographic.

World population and per capita income

World population and per capita income

18 Dec

Milk: The biggest driver of impulsive buying in FMCG

As per recent study by Nielsen, nothing has more power to drive consumers to the store than milk (59% of instances), closely followed by pet food (56%) and baby food (52%).

And it is true in case of our family. Every time we go to buy milk it always costs us more than $30-$40. We always come back with many other things, what we all call “impulsive buying”.

 

Source: Nielsen

Source: Nielsen

13 Dec

Are your metrics screwed up due to bots? 61.5% of website visitors are bots.

2103 report for Incapsula reveals an increase in bot traffic since last year. Are you currently segmenting your bot traffic in your web analytics profile? Are you ensuring that your website metrics are not inflated? If not, I think this a right time to start thinking and doing something about it because

61.5% of Web Traffic Is Not Human

61.5% of Web Traffic Is Not Human

 

Here are some good articles on how you can segment the bot traffic if you are using Google Analytics:

18 Oct

Be careful, Your iPad or iPhone can be in your Neighbor's house

Be careful, Your iPad or iPhone can be in your Neighbor’s house.. that is how Apple’s Find My iPhone application shows. While sitting in my home I tried to test this app and my iPad is in my Neighbor’s house as per this app. I know the gps locations cannot be so accurate but I am sharing this to share that next time you loose your iPad or iPhone, think before you knock your neighbor’s door LOL

My Ipad Not in My House

My Ipad Not in My House