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A graduate fresher in his/her early twenties receives an offer letter from a software company and is on top of the world and is the toast of their family and friends. The route to economic freedom and security is paved with long hours, learning the ways of the workplace and climbing the corporate ladder. This growth, of course, takes a few years to realize and by the time our erstwhile fresher is in their late twenties, they realize that their prosperity has shown up in their home, their car(s), and on their belly. Family, society, and loud advertisements repeatedly guilt them into thinking that it is primarily due to the sedentary lifestyle that they lead and that they should immediately join a gym, or salsa, or zumba or the latest fad. But is a sedentary lifestyle only to blame? The nature of work of an employee in a software industry is typically of thinking. The job requires a person to sit down and think what to do and how to solve a given problem. To an outsider, it may seem that the employee just sits and rests for eight to ten hours in a day, and yet is stressed. According to a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine, scientists conducted an experiement that shows that people burn only three calories more when completing intellectual tasks, such as reading and summarizing text, in comparison to people resting and completing other low intellectual activities, such as memorizing objects. Yet, they consumed atleast 203 calories more after performing tasks that involve intellectual stimulation than just resting. The body converts carbohydrates to glucose when intense brain activity is involved. This results in a drop in blood glucose and insulin levels that the brain interprets as hunger. The overall number of calories does not change but the glucose levels do. People are therefore hungrier after intellectual activity than otherwise. This adds up to an intake of excess calories than required in absence of physical activity. When this practice continues over the years, the result is evident in our societies, including beer bellies. This factor is, of course, relevant to any profession or activity which requires deep thinking as a part of its job description. This is one of the reasons for the obesity epidemic that has afflicted working professionals in urban societies. This is also reflected in school-going children who do lot of mental work and feel hungry and require to have some snacks and hence incresing the risk of obesity. This, and a bunch of modern conveniences such as motor vehicles, constant availability of readymade food, and general lethargy combined. So there's your explanation, don't just blame your job but blame the intellectual stimulation that your job provides that's causing your waistline to expand. No wonder the snacks table gets wiped out at our office parties.
Thursday, 21 July 2016 / Published in Software Industry

A graduate fresher in his/her early twenties receives an offer letter from a software company and is on top of the world and is the toast of their family and friends. The route to economic freedom and security is paved with long hours, learning the ways of the workplace and climbing the corporate ladder. This growth, of course, takes a few years to realize and by the time our erstwhile fresher is in their late twenties, they realize that their prosperity (more…)

Friday, 08 July 2016 / Published in Technology

A smart city conjures a picture of highly networked systems working in tandem to increase quality of life for its citizens in terms of good infrastructure. It includes interlinking of various systems such as traffic systems, vehicle tracking, safety and security crime prevention and redressal, electricity generation and distribution, hospitals, schools, residential and commercial development, public transport, healthcare system, conservation (more…)

Friday, 08 July 2016 / Published in Mobility

5 effective tips you have been ignoring

iOS puts forward an excellent portfolio of design features for mobile apps. Being highly user friendly, (more…)

Friday, 08 July 2016 / Published in e-Learning

You are missing out on these business advantages

E-Learning started as an alternative mode of delivering small scale tutorials and has emerged into a valuable tool for workforce development and conducting courses of superlative professional significance. Digitalization of business processes is doing exceedingly well, and so as Online Learning. (more…)

Friday, 08 July 2016 / Published in IoT

More than half a billion devices are expected to go online soon. Securing this vast mesh of connected devices will encourage more temptation for illegitimate access and data theft. Internet of Things is no more awaited and has businesses adopting it already. It’s high time now that security has its say on the budget.
Before hiring a security expert, understand the following. (more…)

Friday, 08 July 2016 / Published in Education

This is why it will stay ERP revolutionized industrial practices due to cost advantage and the ability to connect instantly with business systems. While Schools, Colleges and other institutions face difficulties in cross departmental communication, ERP goes a step ahead and cuts down on the need to maintain software tools on every system. Here are more use cases.. (more…)

Friday, 01 July 2016 / Published in Technology

In this day and age, all businesses big or small need to have an online presence. The marketplace has exploded to include online buying in both websites and mobile apps. Consumers are internet savvy and lifestyles have dictated that a lot of information consumption happens online.

Whatever business sector you may be in, however well established your product line may be, your current and would-be customers will be interested in checking your business and its offerings on the Internet, simply because it is one of the easiest ways to do so for your customer. (more…)

Friday, 01 July 2016 / Published in Mobility

A look at most advertisements, be it digital and/or television based, seem to urge you to download their mobile app and sample their product or service. Likely this step comes after exhibiting the superior qualities and the USP that a product offers to their customers. Most customers browse predominantly through their smartphones, both for information and purchase purposes. It does not matter what size your company is or how many products your line up supports. (more…)

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 / Published in Outsourcing

Staff Outsourcing offers numerous perks to tap upon; achieve stringent delivery time frames, reduced HR burden, costs minimization, and access to qualified resources anytime. It has saved many projects and tempted many consulting groups to try it. However, overlooked gaps can delve you in numerous inconsistencies. Outsourced Staffing has its share of drawback and quitting the model is no solution. Only skillful execution followed by astute risk management can do wonders
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Friday, 17 June 2016 / Published in Big Data

Advanced Business Analytics are no more confined to the Fortune 500 organization alone. With Big Data, SME segment has plunged at the opportunity and harnessed the best from multiple data sources. However, they commit mistakes and ponder if something else could have been done. While expectations from technology tend to grow, here’s what you need to follow for an effective Big Data strategy. (more…)

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