Technology Update (2012 Q2) – Key trends and events


June 6, 2012 was the iPv6 day – we no longer have to worry about running out of IP addresses.   World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark … Continue reading

Is IBM following the right strategy?


Is IBM a globally integrated enterprise focused on worldwide collaboration or is it an organization which is rotten to the core? Do you think that Samuel Palmisano (IBM CEO who retired last year) built IBM into the world’s leading information technology company or has he destroyed almost every one of his predecessor’s real accomplishments? It … Continue reading

9 Stunning 3D Printed Objects and 9 Interesting Facts about 3D Printing


Will 3D printing really change the world? “Just like the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, the advent of the internet and the Social Media phenomenon, 3D Printing will be a game changer” – Forbes: Will 3D Printing Change The World? (2012 March) Since the impact is impossible to predict, let me just give you the … Continue reading

Technology Trends that Require Scrutiny


No individual can really track and understand the impact of change in all the emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Media, Agile Methodology and Big Data … You can realistically aim to have an in depth understanding of only a small subset. By in depth understanding I mean you know significantly more about … Continue reading

Why does Enterprise prefer iPhone over Android?


Mobile management and security vendor Good released its quarterly device activations report. The report states that iOS dominate Android four to one in the enterprise. This is in spite of Android devices having an equal or slightly larger market share compared to iPhone. Is it because iPhone is much better tailored for enterprise need? That … Continue reading

Google releases GO, DART – Does Cloud Computing have anything to do with it?


Do we need programming languages? You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you may need to change your mind. Why is Google working 2 (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM (X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new programming language … Continue reading

Why Consumerization of IT is happening now?


Has the world changed more between now (2012) and 1962 that is last 50 years or the 50 years prior to that (1962-1612)? Wait a minute! What does this got to do with “Consumerization of IT”? Believe me, there is a connection – just hold your skepticism – humor me – and read on! What … Continue reading

What is Consumerization of IT?


If you are unfamiliar with the term “Consumerization of IT” or CoIT then you may think that it means “IT has become a consumer product”. But, that is not the current accepted interpretation of the term. Traditionally, adoption of Information Technology used to start with defense & government followed by the business enterprise. Those technologies used … 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

Agile Projects are more Successful – Survey Result


Survey conducted by Scott Ambler has consistently (2008, 2010 & 2011) shown that Agile and Iterative Projects have been more successful. Apart from the fact that Agile has been consistently been more successful compared to traditional approach, these survey result show two more interesting result – one of them is very surprising. 1) The gap … Continue reading