Entries by Vivek Aiyer

Digital Transformation in the Telecommunications Space

Digital transformation in the telecommunications industry is the digitalisation of services offered by telco companies such as text messaging and calling, offered through various competitor apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and WeChat. The introduction of these apps is a threat to the telecommunications industry not only because it offers direct competition, but also because these […]

The impact of 5G technology on Telecommunications industry

The evolution of cellular mobile networks – from 2G when text messaging and mobile data were first offered at the kbps scale, to 3G where faster transmission of data including the ability to video call was available, to 4G which offered even higher data transmission rates at the mbps scale – has resulted in a […]

Why businesses should adopt automation

Automation in the workplace is the use of robotics and control systems to allow seamless and autonomous operation. While the industrial revolution introduced automation in manufacturing – such as the use of robots on the shop floor for the assembly of automobile parts – automation is now receiving attention for its potential to add value […]

Back to the Future – People really are a company’s most valuable asset

Albert Kalaja, COO, Hidden Cove Solutions, writes about his experience on People, growth and change management: Talk to most successful business people and they’ll tell you that creating a successful business is all about having a unique product or service, a strong online presence, financial stability and excellent customer service. They might even add that […]

Hidden Cove: The journey so far and ahead

It all started 13 years ago when Vivek Aiyer, a 28-year-old network engineer decided to take the entrepreneurial leap by creating new software-based tools to efficiently rollout 3G related hardware. ‘I have always been innately curious about people and technology. Whether it’s about how something works or what steps someone takes to do their job […]

Why you need to know about AR if you are in telco

Are you ready for the onslaught of Augmented Reality (AR)? You may be aware of Virtual Reality (VR), which is related, but not the same. Perhaps you are familiar with Pokémon Go, which is an example of AR being used for entertainment. If you work in the telecommunications industry, you can expect AR to affect […]

The one thing you can do for your Company

People are the difference !!! Up until recently, if you spoke to most successful business people, they would have told you that creating a successful business is all about having a unique product or service, a strong online presence, financial stability, excellent customer service and a good team. They might even have added that having […]

Is Cold Calling Ruining The Recruitment Industry?

When I hear of recruiters who chase the sales rather than work with a client in a mutual relationship, a piece of me dies. Similarly, when I get told that the only people agencies look for are ‘hungry sales people’, I feel the annoyance factor reaching critical levels. Then, compounding this is something I heard […]

How Do You Hire On Fit…When Surrounded By Panic? 6 Tips To Consider

Slowly, ever so slowly, the realisation is surfacing amongst some businesses that hiring with fit in mind – character, attributes, behaviours that fit the overall culture of the organisation – is paramount in ensuring not only a successful hire, but a solidly engaged employee from day one. Yet, other businesses still fall for a panic-induced […]

The CDO – Overseeing The Next Big Jobs Growth

As we approach the threshold of the next big phase of jobs growth, it is becoming clear that one C-Level role could well be in the middle of the fair majority of this growth. By virtue of this, they will need to be as in tune with the jobs market as their impact on the business. […]