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A warm welcome to my blog!!!

This is my personal space where I pen down my thoughts and reflections on technology, business, sustainability, and the environment. Coming from a beautiful village in ‘God’s Own Country’ I am fortunate to have grown up amid coconut trees and lush greenery. My love for nature is rooted in this childhood. Further, life blessed me with wonderful interactions with many great leaders of the world that inspired me and shaped my ideas.

I firmly believe technology should skyrocket but nature should still remain green. If my words strike a chord in your heart I welcome you to read my blog and share your thoughts for a healthy exchange of ideas.


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E-Parliament to leverage efficiency of IT

Digital parliament or e-Parliament is the use of ICTs in parliamentary institutions and processes so that their core functions and operations are enhanced and strengthened. This end-to-end enterprise solution benefits both the State and Citizens. It is a paperless digital solution to automate the day-to-day events of the Parliament. These solutions have an operational, environmental, social and economic impact. In terms of environmental benefits, the solution saves 51 million sheets of paper annually which translates to about 7000 trees, 6.3 million litres of water and 346,000 kg of carbon emissions. It has helped save about 346 million gallons of water every year and also helped reduce 846 metric tons of carbon footprint…

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Over Promising – The challenges in ITeS

The effect of not keeping your business commitments is a loss of credibility with your customers. The long-term effect? Loss of business and a bad reputation. It’s simply not worth the time that you felt you have gained and not worth the cost to your business reputation.

The best advice when something goes wrong is to communicate early and honestly with your client. When you make a mistake, take ownership and communicate honestly. In fact, if handled properly, you might end up in a better place than you imagined. The most important thing to remember is that the sooner you can reset expectations, the better…

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Maintain the flow of Information with DAMS (Digital archival management system)

In the lifecycle of information, archiving is the final stage but an important one. You would agree that every storage of information comes with a cost in terms of time, effort and money especially in an enterprise. It would make sense, therefore, to regulate what we maintain in terms of old information and what we discard. Archiving is the answer.

If you need more validation for DAMS, consider this-unwanted information consumes valuable storage space, slows down information search and increases the number of irrelevant search results. This is in addition to the effort required to maintain, migrate, and classify the ever-growing volume of data and information…

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SBL’s Capabilities in GIS(Geographic Information Systems)

Among our many solutions and technology capabilities, GIS is one of the most valued. GIS or Geographic Information Systems are solutions designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present different types of geographical data. GIS involves spatial data but is more than just software. It requires spatial analysis, managing large datasets, and displaying information in a map/graphical form.

SBL has grown over the years to establish an expert team of geospatial engineers and acquired state-of-the-art infrastructure, starting in 2007. We now have 3 main data processing services in the geospatial domain namely photogrammetry data processing services, LiDAR data processing services and 2D Mapping services. We have invested in people, methods, and systems along with geospatial software and tools…

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Building Happiness - the SBL Success Story

SBL boasts of humble beginnings and stupendous growth. The company started its journey in August 2005 with a small but energetic 30 member team, in Kochi, Kerala. Fast-forward to the present day, and SBL is a leading business house, successfully established in 10 industry verticals with a presence in 4 countries and a workforce of over 1000 people.

Looking back to the initial years, the success was hard-earned and truly a deserving one. The credit goes to the dedicated and passionate team who stretched beyond the boundaries to make it happen, and the visionary leadership committed to delivering only the best side-stepping all the obstacles…

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Historical Aerial Imagery Georeferencing Project)

SBL is a leading provider of end-to-end geospatial services enabling the creation of 2D and 3D maps that help organizations capture accurate geographic coordinates and leverage the application of space and location in the business.

As a part of its 2D mapping services, SBL undertook an aerial image georeferencing project of old historical imagery for Laval in Southwestern Quebec, Canada. Laval is the thirteenth largest city of Canada covering Île Jésus and Îles Laval islands…

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People, Planet, and Process – Digital Parliaments a Move towards Green Governance

Planet earth welcomes anything green and the best model for going green is to start from the top. The concept of green governance is an eco-friendly model of parliament respecting the biodiversity and ecosystem of the earth. The digitalization of law-making bodies can be perceived as an important step to this end. With digital parliaments, the country achieves the twin objectives of environment-friendly functioning and increased efficiency in the law-making process. The revolutionary concept of e-Parliament also becomes the role model for promoting environment-friendly initiatives. After all, changes should start with the leaders...

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Inside out to outside in – The changing mindsets of new age managers

I would like to open a short and insightful discussion on one of my favorite topics in business - the inside-out and outside-in approach. With rapid technological growth, the evolution of eCommerce, and virtual reality, there is a constant pressure in the business world to be abreast of the latest technological and digital developments. How does this affect the business strategy and goals? ...

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Challenges Faced by ITeS Sector in Attaining Operational Stability in the Digital Era

IT and ITeS are the two keywords that have placed India where it is today in the global business. The country is now a leading hub of software exports and ITeS services with the IT and ITeS sector recording an unparalleled growth and touching USD 181 billion in 2018-19. By 2025, the IT-BPM sector is projected to touch USD 350 billion of which BPM alone is expected to contribute USD 50-55 billion...

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