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When an enterprise declares its intention to implement Web 2.0, it could be attempting to do one of the following things... Use social networking sites available on the web (Blog, FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) to reach out to their customers to: sell to them provide after sale services Use technologies classified under Web 2.0 (Wiki, Blog, Social Networking etc.) to promote collaboration among employees capture, disseminate and locate organization knowledge and source of knowledge A variant of item 1 could be to create a social networking site to create a buzz around company’s products and services. Similarly, a variant of item 2 could be extended collaboration framework to cover other stake holders like suppliers, agents and even customers. However, these approaches are different from the original meaning associated with the term web 2.0. The term was conceived t... (more)

A Software as a Voting Member of the Board?

Do you think that a software being a voting member of the board of director is science fiction then think again! It has actually happened! VITAL (Validating Investment Tool for Advancing Life Sciences), which is a software, has been appointed as a voting member by Deep Knowledge Ventures (DKV), a Hong Kong based venture capital fund. This is what Dmitry Kaminskiy, senior partner at Deep Knowledge’s tells Beatbeat… “…On the meetings investors will firstly discuss the analytical reviews made by VITAL. All the decisions on investing will be made strictly after VITAL provides it’s... (more)

Cloud Economics – Amazon, Microsoft, Google Compared

Any new technology adoption happens because of one of the three reasons: Capability: It allows us to do something which was not feasible earlier Convenience: It simplifies Cost: It significantly reduces cost of doing something What is our expectation from cloud computing? As I had stated earlier, it is all about cost saving … (1) through elastic capacity and (2) through economy of scale. So, for any CIO who is interested in moving to cloud, it is very important to understand what the cost elements are for different cloud solutions. I am going to look at 3 platforms: Amazon EC2, G... (more)

Is Facebook at the Peak of Its Hype?

The record of Facebook so far is impressive … in fact it is unprecedented. Facebook with $40 billion valuation & 500 million users – Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the youngest billionaire & Time “person of the year” … the list goes on. So, where does Facebook go from here? Are we looking at the tip of the iceberg or are we standing at the top of Mt Everest? Here is a 2007 May Fast Company article – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: Hacker. Dropout. CEO. It makes interesting reading. The article goes on to says “…TechCrunch posted documents said to be a part of an internal valuation of Faceb... (more)

Microsoft is Supporting Open Source

Guess who the only “Premium Diamond Sponsor” was for the Open Source Convention, OSCON 2012? Yes, it was Microsoft. See the report from eWeek. Other sponsors of the event included HP, Citrix, Google, Open Stack, Red Hat, Dell, Facebook, Intel, RackSpace, VMWare, Amazon, Ubuntu, IBM and Oracle. (This is a partial list). The Tracks were Business, Cloud, Community, Data, Education, Geek Lifestyle, Java & JVM, JavaScript & HTML5, Ops, Perl, PHP, Programming, Python, Tools and Techniques and UX. Microsoft and Open Source Did you know that Microsoft has a wholly owned subsidiary call... (more)