Monday 01 Apr '13The buzzword of our times is big data. With all of us being inundated with data and information, some usable but mostly trivial, the imperative to make sense of what we receive has become the difference between productive and efficient individuals and organisations and the mediocre ones.
Monday 18 Mar '13The Knowledge Summit of the CII is always a great place for the rivers of knowledge, from CEOs, academicians, consultants and visionaries to flow into a body of practitioner wisdom that assembles at the confluence!
Monday 04 Mar '13After all the hype and hoopla that preceded the Budget 2013 and the weak stock market response to the final presentation made by our valiant finance minister, one can only say that one more budget comes and goes, bringing its share of raised expectations, some satisfaction and some disillusionment in its wake.
Monday 18 Feb '13An oft repeated refrain from other industry players about the IT sector is that the sector has been the blue-eyed boy of the government for many years and now there is no need to do anything for the IT guys—let them fend for themselves!
Monday 10 Dec '12The explosion of information all around us and the availability of low-cost, high-reliability tools to store process and transmit large volumes of data within and beyond the enterprise are having their impact not just on the role of information technology but also on the ability to address specific customer needs, putting the customer at the very centre of all enterprise strategy.
Monday 26 Nov '12The last few weeks have been depressing for the technology sector in the USA. Disappointing earnings growth and depressing outlook statements provided by most of the tech firms highlight the low investment climate in the US and the dark clouds that continue to hover over the global economies.
Monday 12 Nov '12Inaugurating the recent Game Developer Conference in Pune recently, it was interesting to find 800 enthusiastic youngsters packing the hall and listening to experts talking about the state of the industry as well as the myriad
opportunities that await ambitious new game development companies.
Monday 10 Sep '12The most damning indictment of sophisticated technology comes in a recent blog posted by a US tech watcher when she talks about receiving a sophisticated new phone introduced by a marquee Silicon Valley Tech firm a couple of years ago.
Monday 06 Aug '12The world famous research and advisory firm Gartner has created a phenomenon called the hype cycle which has become the veritable Bible for all technology watchers in the knowledge services industry.
Monday 25 Jun '12In an interesting contra-point provided on the state of the economy, Rajiv Kumar of industry body Ficci had said recently that the issue in India is not political paralysis but political distractions.
Monday 18 Jun '12Over 30 years ago in an engineering college near the city of Ranchi, a group of us, young aspiring mechanical engineers watched a demonstration of muscle power and skill in the foundry and forging workshop, where a workshop demonstrator pulled a red hot piece of iron from the fire and hammered and shaped it into a perfect ‘job’ by judicious use of a 20 pound hammer.
Monday 02 Apr '12A week in Johannesburg interacting with the hundreds of young people who constitute Zensar’s Africa operations has been an eye opener to the opportunity that lies in front of the IT sector if we take our Diversity & Inclusion agenda seriously.