Are we falling back on IT Innovation?


Smartphones, tablets, and the cloud – are they true IT innovation? Or, As Bob Lewis suggests, are they consumer innovation or port of one or more of the dozen earlier innovations to these new platforms? In this article he has listed out a list of 12 innovations that had created the ability to do something … Continue reading

Which country will have maximum mobile subscribers by 2012 end?


If you have answered China than you are almost certainly wrong! It will be India. In fact, we may not have to wait till the end of 2012. India is likely to surpass China by middle of 2012. May, 2011 statistics say China = 896 million subscribers against India = 840 million subscribers. (see Wikipedia). … 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

Who can take advantage of Bottom of the Pyramid


The obvious inspiration of this post is late professor C K Prahalad’s (he expired on 16th April at the age of 69) book The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits. However, the real trigger is the very interesting post The Collapse of Complex Business Models by Clay Shirky. The post … 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

Technology Direction – Forrester and Gartner


Both Gartner and Forrester came up with their technology prediction this month. It is interesting to compare the two – here is a comparison. Topic Forrester: The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch (here) Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2010 (here) Remarks Web 2.0 Social Computing In And Around The Enterprise … Continue reading

Mobile App or Mobile Web


Which is more appropriate for Travel Industry? Since the launch of iPhone the mobile industry has been in a flux. It has witnessed lot of innovations since then. Today, more choices are available to the user than ever before which has resulted in a fragmented market. It has complicated matters for every organization which wants … Continue reading

Need for Consumer Centric thinking before building Mobile Applications


Last week I came across a Forrester report on mobile banking. The title of the report is “Consumers Are Apathetic about Mobile Banking”. It says “A Lack of Urgency and Availability of Other Channels Holds Back Adoption”. The executive summary is worth reading: “Despite their bank or credit union imploring them to “bank anytime, anywhere,” … Continue reading