Nanda Kumar Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

Recent Entries

  • Is innovation hiding in the wings?

    In 1927, Charles Lindbergh won the Orteig Prize for being the first to fly non-stop between New York and Paris. The $25,000 prize (over $350K in today’s money) put up by New York hotel owner, Raymond Orteig, mirrored numerous aviation incentive prizes offered in the early 20th century that hel...
  • Becoming agile is easier said than done

    One of the most used and often abused words in the information technology space over the past five years is ‘agility.’ It has been used to describe the state that modern IT departments should aspire to; the ability for management to adapt to change quickly and even how well staff and cus...
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  • Telcos have OTTs, banks have FinTechs

    Brett King (Amazon best-selling author, well-known industry commentator, speaker, the host of the ‘Breaking Bank$’ radio show on Voice America and founder of the revolutionary mobile-based banking service Moven) firmly believes that in 50 years time the banking industry will look back an...
  • IoT - going into battle without bearing the standard

    In my last posting I touched on the difficulties that are being encountered with the rush to then Internet of Things (IoT). I highlighted the fact that all the scenarios outlined were possible now and the fact that we often pursue new technology objectives, usually for commercial reasons, without ca...
  • So, you think the IoT will make your life better? Think again.

    Behind the brave new exciting world of the Internet of Things (IoT) lurks a dark cloud we cannot yet comprehend. What lies in store may well change the current marketing hype around IoT into consumer despair.   It all stems around the basic premise that all things IoT are connected to the int...
  • An Apple a day, with IBM in play, may not keep the doctor away

    Not long ago I heralded the announcement of the partnership between Apple and IBM by predicting that “with IBM’s help, Apple becomes a legitimate business play, and IBM gets to tie up ‘the last mile’ in its enterprise strategy.”   Whilst highlighting that Apple n...
  • Is it time for designer customers?

    Most service industries have become obsessed of late with enhancing the customer experience. The seemingly new benefits of big data are often espoused as the best way to achieve this. Not that data analytics or business intelligence is new, it's more about the breadth of data and how quickly it can ...
  • Connectivity as a Service – what a novel idea!

    I have come up with an interesting concept for communications service providers (CSPs) - why not provide connectivity-as-a-service? Before you mark me as a madman, hear me out, there is some logic behind the question.   Fixed line network operators, from their earliest days, primarily built n...
  • Can simplicity and style secure the customer?

    Very few predicted when Apple Pay was announced that it would turn the payments market on its head and, yet despite attempts by US retailers to curb its popularity, it is already making its presence felt.   The plethora of mobile payments initiatives launched over the past three years have ha...
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  • Things are not always as they SIM

    Back in November 2011 Apple quietly applied for a patent that would allow future iPhones to use a ‘Virtual SIM Card’. Apple’s reasoning was that it would like to provide its iPhone users with the ability to purchase and use wireless network services without the need of a SIM Card. ...
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  • Next generation is here, but are we listening to them?

    You surely know these words from Whitney Houston’s song, “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way,” but how many of us actually take heed of this message? Whilst digitally-oriented corporations go on about how big data will help them profil...
  • iPhone, iPad meet iBM

    If you have any doubts that the desktop computer is not going the way of the dodo then the recent announcement of IBM and Apple joining forces should all but confirm it.   IBM, the once undisputed king of hardware from mainframe to PC is now firmly entrenched in enterprise software, cloud ser...
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  • Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

    A recent reading of ‘The Future of the Mind’ by Michio Kaku set alarm bells ringing for me. Kaku is convinced that the mysteries of the mind will be mysteries no more.   He tells us we will soon be manipulating the ‘stuff of consciousness’ with the same acuity we push ...
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  • Wearables

    We have recently seen a sizable market haul made by wearable devices, primarily focused around fitness and wellbeing of the wearer, but the situation may not be as ‘healthy’ as it first seems.   Even though the wearers may have experienced the benefits of their body functions an...
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  • Barista banking

    It seems everybody wants to get into the mobile payments space, but after some lacklustre attempts and the occasional monumental failure, you have to ask why. Isis - the US-based NFC-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobile and T-Mobile US seems to come and go in s...