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Steel loses its sheen Apple maps – finding its way On the ‘milky’ way Blue Star plans a new plant in south Auto test tracks launched at GARC Oragadam campus Innovation that helped Chennai port Focus on self-certification and third party inspection Ridley marathon to India Business Briefs Purdue and IIT-M sign the dotted line Inclusive and forward moving... Chola MS launches motor app Industry-well poised to invest on expansion Techies trip to India Make way for the new and dynamic railways Digital retail transactions stabilise at higher level… Rating of states to be released soon Four daughters and a proud father Waste, a gold mine Scoot offers just Rs.13,500 to ANZ... Durga - India’s largest blast furnace; now operational Three more leather clusters… Hero Motocorp - smooth ride Applauding enterprise... Celebration time at MS Chola Automotive Vision Plan II... Chola MS net crosses 100 crores Secured NCDs from Shriram City An American alliance in the chemical industry? Schwing Stetter India joins hands with US-based Gomaco Reality bytes WABCO’s second Chennai plant Holiday Inn opens in OMR Chennai Pharma market dozes Realising double digit growth in Tamil Nadu SumInfra- corridor based development... Airlines wage price war Housing Innovation Challenge, 2015 Nothing to hide... OBO Bettermann for better lightning protection Backpack laboratory Investor friendly Japan Smart controls for cooling large multi-zone spaces ... Gem of social service... TII-challenging year with flat growth Realty sector takes a break... ALL to launch electric busses Flexible labour laws… Chennai Port is at last decongested! Downsizing spree... TiE applauds innovative entrepreneurs Business Breif An aerospace-defence cluster in Tamil Nadu… World labour laws at a glance Indigo stays leader with 40 per cent share Chennai to get a roundabout Metro Connecting the unconnected Indian Bank – global businesses crosses Rs 3 lakh crore... Big-ticket investments march towards Punjab Well-refined – RIL’s refinery margins zoom TOP 10 CEO Compensation European crisis is a global crisis! TCS’ revenues cross Rs 100,000 crore People Flow Day- Safety TII’s single largest investment at Thiruthani ECGC expands operations CUB: towards card-less withdrawal Brand leaders come forward... TN budget pragmatic and moderate on fiscal deficit Strategy war escalates between Hero and Honda Carrefour’s quick exit A global plastic event in India Economic, business and social sustainability Tata Steel commence operations at Kalinganagar Veritas Finance- financing the unfinanced ISRO's 100th mission Adding Zest to Scooty BRICS development bank Murugappa- a year of consolidation Economic issues take a back seat at G20 summit Creating Tamil Nadu Banana brand Nigeria comes nearer IFCI to raise NCDs upto Rs 2000 crore Bridging the skill deficit in pharma industry Is Indian telecom industry heading for a monopoly? Chennai will soon get its World Trade Centre Dynamic e-commerce scenario Illicit markets a concern to growing economy Curbing steel imports will hurt small business... Changing dynamics in human resource management - Striking cords for 25 years… Climate change may change the way businesses work... TVS Logistics – another acquisition to sharpen the business model Sun Edison launches solar pumps Celebrating 180 years of relevance Hyundai excites again Time to fast-pace the logistics sector Placing the right shoe forward... The new look- 4s Verna Need to focus on ease of doing business... Research needs more funding STFC raises money When Centre visits the state AirAsia India infuses funds to fight out competition More gensets and diesel engines from TAFE ALL-two launches in a row ALL – truck industry is recovering from degrowth Towards peace of mind LVB gears to become a financial supermarket
 
Connecting the unconnected

A WORLDWIDE survey conducted by CISCO says the Internet is only 8000 days old. Nearly 2.5 billion people and 37 billion things are expected to get connected through the Internet by 2020. Cisco believes that this is just the beginning. “99 per cent of things in the physical world are still unconnected, ready to be woken up,” said V C Gopalratnam, Vice President and CIO of CISCO, a worldwide leader in  networking solutions.

The new connections mean unprecedented opportunities as people, processes, data and things join and interact on the “internet of everything.” With a smartphone or tablet, readers can bring print advertising to life. They can open up a world of videos, case studies, white papers, and info-graphics that they can share, like, follow or download. It proves this massive shift isn’t just coming. It’s happening. The internet transforms, again. 

Cisco’s study throws up interesting information about net usage. It states nearly 98 per cent of youth have Facebook Account in India. Gen Y starts the day with checking FB account in India. 34 per cent use laptop, 33 per cent use smartphone, 19 per cent tablets and 7 per cent personal computers. Now a new revolution of smartphones and tablets is going to gear up. There is going to be huge push towards these smart phones as business community is going to tap this area for expanding their opportunities in every industry. 

IIM - Trichy satellite centre in Chennai

FORMER SEBI Chairman, M Damodaran, Dr D S Sridhar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu and Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri, Director IIM -Trichy, inaugurated IIM-T’s Satellite centre in Chennai. The 11th IIM in the country started in 2011 has started offering PG programme in Business Management in Chennai with state of the Art Learning Centre built at a cost of over a crore of rupees, a fully automated RFID-based modern learning facility with CCTV and Wi-Fi connectivity. Damodaran said the process of making IIMs degree-awarding institutions is all set to begin soon. 

The committee formed by the HRD Ministry to come up with the draft IIM Bill is set to initiate a process of consultation with all stakeholders within a short span of time. The stakeholders would include students as well. The bill was aimed at making the IIMs Institutions of national importance thereby providing them the legal backing to award degrees. 

Older IIMs have churned out bright managers to sell soaps, cigarettes and cattle food. Hopefully the newer ones will produce graduates who will be involved in enhancing quality of health, sanitation and education in the country. 
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