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How Technology Is Changing The Landscape Of India?

Industries today are on the lookout for new technology so that they can have an edge over their competitor and at the same time maximize the output from their resources


Any significant development in technology has wide repercussions throughout the world. The discovery of fire was a major development in the evolution of mankind. Clothing, Shelter, Metal Tools and complex processes of manufacturing and construction gave rise to the world we know. India particularly has been at the centre of technological development ever since its independence. India did not have the means to produce even a rifle at home and now has supersonic cruise missiles along with nuclear-powered submarines. From having no computer India now has the fourth fastest supercomputer. These are not the only technological advancements worth mentioning as India has taken significant steps in the field of telecommunications and space technology.

A sparse network of wired telephones was in place in 1947 but now mobile phones are owned by everyone. From watching the doordarshan channel Indians now watch satellite channels available from most satellite television service providers. The space age in India has also taken a big leap with the first space program launched in 1969 setting the foundation for progress. After its launch, India launched its first satellite in 1975 named Aryabhata but that achievement is not the only great one as Indian remote sensing satellite series have provided images which benefit the agricultural sector directly. Moreover, Indian regional navigational satellite system eliminates dependence on foreign satellites completely and helps India generate revenue by offering services to other nations which are not capable of launching a satellite on their own. 

Industries today are on the lookout for new technology so that they can have an edge over their competitor and at the same time maximize the output from their resources. Cross-border e-commerce is one such industry which is using technology to not just minimize loss and maximize profit but run the business faster. Many companies in this sector use market research tools to read into customer behaviour which is significantly different from marketing brick and mortar stores. For example – when you enter in a brick and mortar store and browse through different products do you see a man taking notes when you pick a product or just stare at it and then move on? The answer is no because it is an area which has been tapped with the help of market research tools that track consumer usage pattern and then helps business alter their strategy when the customer or potential customer comes around again with more chances of a purchase. Another example would be that in a brick and mortar store or a superstore everything would have to be organized and assembled but for that to happen the owner or the manager of the store will have to speak to the distributors and manufacturers of specific products to get them to the store. This will require a lot of communication and then scheduling of movement of goods would also take place at a slower rate as they cannot load and unload multiple products at the same time. For online websites, content delivery network is the system in place which exchanges data from the servers of the clients which provide their product on the website for sale and with every client managing their own information and the rate at which the information is uploaded on the site for the customer to interact directly with the product is very fast. Technology employed by e-commerce sites also helps them present the best version of content with templates and a lot of file formats available. 

For security e-commerce sites employ tools that protect customer data and company data so that there is no breach. Moreover, e-commerce sites have a lot of servers on which information is stored which is crucial for site maintenance. Load balancing technology helps shift traffic from one server which has reached its limit to another so that the site response time is not affected. Cloud service technology helps companies limit their computer infrastructure and maintenance giving them more time to focus on their core business. Business scalability and e-commerce platform tools facilitate 6000 checkouts per minute and 86 lakhs orders a day which could not have been possible without the use of technology in this inter-connected world. 

Every stage of agricultural, manufacturing, healthcare and other industries employ innovative methods and are continuously looking to save time so that the country moves faster than it has ever moved. 

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Abhishek Agarwal

He is the Co-Founder & COO of Globepanda.

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