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  • 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

A Software as a Voting Member of the Board?


Do you think that a software being a voting member of the board of director is science fiction then think again! It has actually happened! VITAL (Validating Investment Tool for Advancing Life Sciences), which is a software, has been appointed as a voting member by Deep Knowledge Ventures (DKV), a Hong Kong based venture capital … Continue reading

How does Bitcoin work?


If you clearly understand how Bitcoin works then don’t bother reading this post. However, if you are like how I was before I read the article Minimum Viable Block Chain, and you are not clear about what Bitcoin is and how it works then please read on. Bitcoin is a neat technical solution to the problem … Continue reading

Difference between Anomalies and Outliers


Outlier = legitimate data point that’s far away from the mean or median in a distribution Anomaly = illegitimate data point that’s generated by a different process than whatever generated the rest of the data Ravi Parikh has written a very interesting blog on this topic – Garbage In, Garbage Out: How Anomalies Can Wreck Your Data. … Continue reading

Baxter – AI or Magic?


Marco Tempest is a Swiss magician based in New York City. He also happens to be a Director’s Fellow, MIT Media Lab! His team working Magic Robot Interaction has created Baxter. To understand what he is working on have a look at his amazing TED presentation! To know how much of this is AI and how much … Continue reading

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

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