What Makes Steve Jobs Special?


If James Watt had also invented the Deisel Engine … If Rudolf Diesel had also invented Electric Engine … If Guglielmo Marconi had also invented Telephony … If Alexander Graham Bell had also invented Mobile Phones … If Thomas Alva Edison had also invented the Fluorescent Lamp … If Edgar F. Codd had also invented … Continue reading

Why was everybody sooooo off the mark about iPad success?


When iPad was launched did you imagine that it would be more successful compared to iPhone? I did not. I could not think of that killer application which is required for a new and innovative device to succeed. (Will iPad Succeed?) Neither did organizations like Forrester. After being way off the mark Sarah Rotman said… …consumer product … Continue reading

Cloud is for Flexibility and NOT for cost saving


Sure – you might save cost by moving to cloud. There are these five instances where you can achieve cost saving: You have a compute intensive application needs to run once in a while. Size of your organization is small to medium where renting works out better for you. You are planning to revamp your CRM or Email solution. … Continue reading

Mobile Computing Trend – Minus the Hype


Yes, mobile computing is moving like an elephant and mowing down whatever comes in its path and there are many statistical indicators to support that hypothesis – as a result mobile channel is becoming must have rather than nice to have option. Hidden among this growth story is also a fundamental shift that is in … Continue reading

Is Apple forcing us to rethink on how to innovate


There is something very disturbing about the success of Apple. Many a management guru has talked about the importance of openness, listening to customer and building partnership in fostering innovation. Here are 3 strongly held beliefs which Apple had been ignoring with impunity. Openness and diversity fosters innovation Listening to customer is stepping stone to … Continue reading

Android – Can you afford to ignore it


Yes – I suppose you can ignore Android if you only work on the server side and have nothing to do with how user interacts with your application or you have taken a vow not to touch anything that has Java in it. Otherwise it may not be very wise to ignore Android. Did you … Continue reading

What is New is iPhone OS 4


This is what Steve Jobs revealed about OS 4. He talked about over 1500 new APIs, Over 100 new user features and 7 tent pole – the key new features. Multitasking is finally there! So is API to access Calendar! But, I think the biggest innovation is iAd, where interactive ads will get embedded within … Continue reading

Will iPad Succeed


Will iPad succeed? We will know the answer to this question in few months time but I would like to put my neck out and apply one of my theories about why such devices succeed example – iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Palm, Walkman etc. For any new device to become very popular – it needs to … Continue reading