• What can you expect to find in this blog?

    This is a technology blog, so you will find stuff about emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobile computing, social media aka web 2.0 etc. You also find stuff about agile methodology and trends in architecture.

    Obviously, the blog is written from my perspective that is a world view seen through the lens of a software service provider based out of Bangalore and serving clients across the world.

    As far as possible, I try to ...
    ... Keep the hype out and project a realistic picture
    ... Uncover trends not very apparent
    ... Draw conclusion from real life experience
    ... Point out fallacy & discrepancy when I see them
    ... Talk about trends which I find interesting

State of Cloud Adoption

RightScale has recently published a report on State of the Cloud Report. It is the result of a survey of about a thousand people. The report has seven conclusions in the executive summary: Cloud adoption reaches ubiquity Hybrid cloud is the approach of choice Enterprise cloud governance lags adoption The challenge of cloud security is abating Next-generation IT shapes … Continue reading

Google intends to remove the most significant obstacle to cloud adoption

If you look at the cloud pricing trend it is obvious that it has not been following Moore’s Law. In my opinion, that is the single most significant obstacle to cloud adoption. It erodes the value proposition over a period of time. On 25th March, 2014 – Google has declared its intention to follow the … Continue reading

Is this a case of Big Brother watching you?

Alvin Toffler had predicted that in the Third Wave – Post Industrial Society, actionable knowledge as a primary resource. In some sense, knowledge is more freely available today than any other time in history – thanks to the internet, thanks to Wikipedia, thanks to Google, thanks to TED … thanks to all of us who have … Continue reading

Impact of productivity improvement

There is a difference between “owning” and “consuming“. You can own 100 cell phone but you can use only one at a time. Same goes with most things in life. Owning is proportional to the amount of money you have. Consuming is proportional to the time you have. Digital assets are easy to own but … Continue reading

Robot Wall-E in real life

Remember Wall-E? The robots created by Guy Hoffman reminds me of Wall-E … have a look!  

Seth Godin vs Malcolm Gladwell

I am a fan on Seth Godin’s writing … and … I am a fan of Malcolm Gladwell’s writing … but … … they are very different! Off course they look strikingly different, Seth Godin with his clean shave head and Malcolm Gladwell with his bushy hair. But, if you look deep you will see … Continue reading

Cuckoo Search

Originally posted on Algorithms in Real Life:
I had earlier written on the Ant Colony Optimization and the Genetic Algorithm. Another interesting bio inspired heuristic is the Cuckoo Search that has been developed by Xin-She Yang and Suash Deb in 2009. This technique adapts from the parasitic brood behaviour exhibited by the cuckoo bird. The cuckoo bird cannot complete its…

Why is making a good UI so hard for developers?

Originally posted on nklata:
If you talk to any developer the first response that you will immediately get is “Don’t make me do UI” or “UI is not my job” or even better “I do not understand UI”.  But the same programmer has no problem in understanding lengthy SQL statements or convoluted logic or obscure…

Algorithms In Real Life – Big Data Overview

Originally posted on Algorithms in Real Life:
Big Data Overview What is Big Data? The Wikipedia defines Big Data as a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process and store using traditional tools. The Wikipedia definition is more from a data perspective. Of late, the tools and techniques…

The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network – Harvard Business Review:
There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree…


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