Google is winning the Ecosystem war


Which ecosystem am I talking about? IBM had ruled and still rules the mainframe ecosystem . But the game changed! Microsoft lorded over the desktop ecosystem. It still does but we all know that the game is changing again. [Here is one more game changing move by Google - Google intends to remove the most significant … Continue reading

10 Prediction for Cyber Security


(1) The first billion dollar loss…from hacking … (10) Facebook will no longer exist…at least in it current form. Well … they are not my predictions. These predictions have been made by Graeme Newman of CFC Underwriting in the Advisen’s third Cyber Liability Journal (CLj). These predictions are from the view point of an insurer … but I find the … Continue reading

12th Reason Why Windows Phone will overtake Android in 3 years


So, the news is Apple awarded $1bn in damages from Samsung in US court. Apple wins … Samsung loses … Google loses … all other Android phone maker loses … customer loses and … Microsoft wins. Why is it a win for Microsoft? The reason is obvious – any hit on Android will open a window for Windows … Continue reading

Succeed or Fail – Windows 8 will be a Game Changer


You may be thinking how a failure can be a game changer. Yes, it is easy to understand that if Windows 8 succeeds then the tablet and smart phone computing would be changed forever, but how can it change the game by failing? Well – if Windows 8 fails then it would be an official … Continue reading

Trend in Social Media – 2012


Struggle & Contradiction in 4 different dimensions – that is how I can summarize the trend in social media. Open Web vs. Walled Social Media Social Media Usage vs. Social Media ROI Adding Social Dimension to Search vs. Biasing the Search Result Media Convergence vs. Social Media Proliferation Having said that I need to admit … Continue reading

Big Data – Is it a solution in search of a problem?


If you look at the predictions made for 2012, you will find a new entry which was not there last year. Be it Gartner, Forrester or McKenzie  – “Big Data” finds a place in the prediction. So, what is big data? Is it the next path breaking technology which will change everything or is it … Continue reading

Trend in Cloud Computing Adoption – 2012


What can we expect from cloud computing in 2012? Where will cloud computing be one year from now? Basic premise of (1) economy of scale, (2) pay what you use and (3) better utilization through sharing will remain intact – though some reports challenging the extent of cost saving will emerge. Amazon will extend its … Continue reading

Apple, Google, Amazon – Three tech horsemen – who is the Fourth?


If you consider CNN Money survey it is IBM which has beaten Microsoft by a whisker. They did not consider Facebook as it is not publically traded. If you listen to Eric Schmidt, it is off course Facebook. Off course anybody from Google will consider Facebook in the list because Larry Page is turning Google … Continue reading

How to Leverage Google’s “Search Plus Your World”?


Have you ever had the frustrating experience of trying to locate a post or a page in the web which you vaguely recollect having read sometimes in the past? It happens to me quite frequently. For example, recently, I read an article on “10 Ways to Sell an Idea” by Dennis McCafferty which I found … Continue reading

6 Game Changing Technology Events of 2011 – and 2 Non-Events


1. Steve Jobs resigns permanently Steve Jobs, the genius is no longer with Apple. Would you like to take a bet that within next three years, Apple will not be able to come up with another game changing innovation like iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac or Apple PC? 2. Google goes social Paul Allen says Google+ … Continue reading

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