From the Editor's Desk With India producing 1 million job-seekers a month, domestic demand alone cannot sustain this workforce. At the same time, the world is ageing quickly (Germany, Italy and Japan already have more than 20% of their populations above the age of 65). Skill-based immigration is how they will solve the problem of their dwindling workforces and this is an opportunity for a young country like India (with more than half its population under the age of 35 years). However, the demand-supply match has many issues including swindling middlemen, skill mismatches and resume fraud. Rajiv Dabhadkar elaborates on this issue in this article.
AI sees increased adoption by e-commerce companies The technology is inbuilt within the e-tailer's application and helps connect product discovery in the offline world like reading a magazine or on the street to online searches of similar products on e-commerce websites.
Internet users in India reached 342.65 mn in March Telecom operators have installed 11.9 lakh towers as of May 31 - Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha in a written reply in Lok Sabha spoke about telecom operators investment, mobile towers and call drop issue.
Eyeing reinvention, India's traditional businesses bond with startups When billionaire investor and e-commerce sceptic Rakesh Jhunjhunwala committed to become the biggest investor in Exfinity Fund that backs business-to-business technology ventures, last November, he only did what bricks-and-mortar industrialists have been doing for a while--putting their money into the country's burgeoning consumer internet and tech startups, trusting them to strike it big. It is also their way to hedge against the disruptive power of online businesses.
Hopeful of GST Bill passage in August : Meghwal New Delhi, Jul 20 () Banking on support from regional parties for passage of the GST Bill, Government today expressed hope that the Rajya Sabha will clear the indirect tax reform in the first week of August.
Three trends driving advertising and marketing technology together : Insights The worlds of marketing technology and advertising technology developed in parallel for two decades, but three important industry trends are bringing them together: The growing advertising utility of walled gardens like Google and Facebook; the importance of the data layer and analytics to customer experience; and the CMO’s desire to
Working backwards to determine the best franchise for you When someone considers owning a franchise, many think about what they might be good at or perhaps what might make them the most money quickly.But here is another angle to consider: What about looking at what you want from your life first? What if you took into account the lifestyle you want to create?
Tips and considerations to make the franchise-selection process less daunting Entering into a franchise is a serious undertaking that should not be taken lightly. There are inherent risks associated with starting a business and the task of finding the right franchise can be daunting.So, what should potential franchisees do before entering into a franchise agreement and what due diligence should be undertaken? We have outlined below some tips and considerations for potential franchisees to consider before making a decision.Review the Franchisor’s Disclosure Documents