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
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)
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
“…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)
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
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)
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)
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,
and Techniques and UX.
Microsoft and Open Source
Did you know that Microsoft has a wholly owned subsidiary call... (more)