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June 6, 2012 was the iPv6 day – we no longer have to worry about running out of IP addresses. World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark the beginning of a new phase in the life of the Internet, when IPv6 begins to become a normal part of the Internet experience for everyone—taking over from IPv4. Not only is it the end of iPv4 era it also is the end of IE era – Chrome first overtook IE on Sundays! Chrome overtakes IE on weekends: Over the past three weeks, Google Chrome has beaten out Internet Explorer as the No. 1 browser in the world — but only on Sundays. Monday through Saturday, IE has remained the browser with the highest worldwide market share, although its lead is slipping. And then af... (more)

New Media First Movers May Not Win

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... (more)

Will iPad Succeed?

Will iPad succeed? We will know the answer to this question in few months time but I would like to put my neck out and apply one of my theories about why such devices succeed example – iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Palm, Walkman etc. For any new device to become very popular – it needs to satisfy at least one and possibly both the following criteria (elegant design is not one of them): Does it have a new and very responsive user interaction mechanism suitable for the form factor on the device? Does it allow user to perform one important task very effectively which was not easy to d... (more)

Architectural Consideration for Building Cloud Applications

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer Though it is generally believed that biggest challenge of architecting a cloud application is security and reliability, there is another major dimension which is generally overlooked which is cost optimization. In a recent article 59% identified data security to be the main concern and 20% thought it was reliability. The fact that the applications need to be designed differently to take advantage of cloud and thus reduce cost did not even enter into the consideration. Traditionally, actual cost of deployment has never directly been considered as a parameter ... (more)

The Future of Entrepreneurship

Will "management idea generation" get outsourced? Looks ridiculous - but late C.K.Prahalad seem to have indicated that it may happen. Harvard Business Review had published A Tribute to C K Prahalad written by HBR editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius. Here is an interesting quote from the article. “… C.K. also expressed enthusiasm about a book he was co-writing for HBR Press with HBR editor at large Anand Raman, on how some of the best management ideas these days are coming from India and the other emerging markets, and are reshaping management theory….” If you look at the article The Mo... (more)