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

How do you think?


How do you go about writing you program? Do you think in terms of: Programming construct Database design Abstract algorithm User interaction Looking back Way we think about writing a program has undergone several phases of evolution. The evolution has a close link with increasing complexity and technological progress. Flow chart era There was a … Continue reading

So Gartner was right!


In October, 2012 Gartner predicted that: “…by Year-End 2014, three of the top five mobile handset vendors will be Chinese…” I did not really believe it! Canalys Study But, it turns out that if you go by the study released by Canalys, it has already happened! Here are the details: IDC Study However, IDC study released … Continue reading

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

Gartner Releases 2 Top 10 Predictions for 2013 – What are they really saying?


Gartner has released 2 set of predictions for 2013 – back to back: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013: Technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013 Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2013 and Beyond: Economic risks, opportunities and innovations that will impel CIOs to move to the next … Continue reading

Is Gamification only a Buzzword?


Is the term “Gamification” a buzzword or is it a real trend which will change the way things are sold … services are delivered? Is it a fad or is it fundamentally life altering trend? Is it something new or is it an old wine in a new bottle? If you are not familiar with … 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

Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 – Emerging Technologies


Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies” for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred. This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high impact in potential. Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last … Continue reading

Robotics – A Glimpse of where we are today


I don’t know about how you feel about the current state of robotics but I was hugely surprised when I started exploring the state of art. AI is a field which has never lived up to its promise – real or perceived. For example if you look at Arthur Clarke’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” (novel … Continue reading