The first Web 2.0 conference was held October 5-7, 2004 at the Hotel Nikko in
A lot has happened in the last five years like the theme “Web as
Platform” as a terminology is dead and has been replaced by “Cloud
In this year’s hype cycle for emerging technologies, Gartner has positioned
Web 2.0 under “Climbing the Slope of Enlightenment” and expects it to go
main stream in less than 2 years.
If you are clear about what governance means then you can skip the next
section. However, if you have heard the term – Corporate Governance, SOA
Governance, IT Governance – but you are not exactly sure about what it
really means, then here is an explanation.
Suppose you are interested that an entity works in a way you want it to work.
If you are managing the entity then you have the necessity authority to
ensure it. However, you don’t manage the entity directly then what do you
do? To do anything you need to have some authority or influence over the
entity. You can discuss with ... (more)
I admit it … I bought the Kindle on an impulse. Now that I have bought it
and have been using it (I may be rationalizing but) I do like my Kindle and
there are several reasons for liking it.
You must be thinking why Kindle, why not iPad or Galaxy? After all, with
these devices you get color, touch, browsing and many other things.
Kindle is monochrome and without touch screen. You also need a Wi-Fi
connection to browse.
Then why did I buy the Kindle?
It all started when Mahadevan announced that he is going to buy a Kindle. He
has checked one of his friends who is an avid book reade... (more)
How fast does technology change? What is its impact?
It is something like the hour hand of a clock. If you keep staring at it you
would feel that it always remains stationary. If you go away and come back
after sometime, you will see that it has moved a lot.
The same thing is true with technology.
“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and
underestimate the effect in the long run.” – Roy Amara was a researcher,
scientist and past president of the Institute for the Future.
[The photo of Roy Amara is taken from Pete Steege ‘s blog]
Many peo... (more)
ERP Journal on Ulitzer
For some time now I have been tracking the change in popularity of the top
open source platform and I noticed a curious trend. At the beginning of the
year ADempiere ERP was the top open source project. Looking down the list you
would have found PostBooks at 8, Openbravo ERP at 9, webERP at 17 and
OrangeHRM at 21. At that time it was mostly on my unconscious mind and had
not “realized” it. But slowly the trend became more pronounced. Five of
the top 7 open source projects are ERP. This is how it stands –order in
which it is ranked in Source Forge: PostBook... (more)