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Udayan Banerjee

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Struggle and Contradiction in four different dimensions – that's how I summarize the trend in social media. Open Web vs. Walled Social Media Social Media Usage vs. Social Media ROI Adding Social Dimension to Search vs. Biasing the Search Result Media Convergence vs. Social Media Proliferation Having said that I need to admit that in another dimension there is no struggle, no contradiction – it is going up … up … up. Usage of Social Media Through Mobile Whichever statistics you look at – whatever prediction you see; more people are accessing social media sites through their smartphones and tablets. More social media applications are getting downloaded. This trend is not going to decelerate in the near future. The State of Media: The Social Media Report – Q3 2011 from Nielsen brings out these interesting facts: Close to 40% user access social media content from their m... (more)

What Is the Definition of Big Data?

Is Big Data a buzzword with no clear definition? Wikipedia defines Big Data as... ...a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications... 13 More Definitions of Big Data Here is a collection of 13 (unlucky?) other definitions of "Big Data" - from analyst firms, from government organizations, from technology publication and from technology vendors. 1. Gartner ...is defined as high volume, velocity and variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovat... (more)

Why Web 2.0 Won't Work Inside Enterprise

I am writing this post with the hope that you will prove me wrong – you will point out all the fallacies in my argument. These are the collections of views that I have come across, on why web 2.0 concepts and tools are not much of use inside an enterprise. Incompatibility – Structured approach in enterprise vs. Self-organizing approach in web 2.0 There are fundamental differences between how an organization works and the basic principles of web 2.0. Every organization has a clearly defined hierarchy. Goal setting and responsibility allocation is normally top down. Most activity ... (more)

Agile Adoption – Crossing the Chasm

Everybody acknowledges that IT has to plays a key role in any new service or product design. Therefore, IT needs to align with business and be flexible to changing business needs. It is a question of how to be agile rather than should we be agile. Then, why is there such a gulf between the people who evangelize agile processes and those who look at them with great suspicion? Any application is built to satisfy a business goal. The process has two major steps where the step one is to define the application behavior which will help in meeting the business goal and the step two is to... (more)

Cloud Computing Service: Amazon EC2 vs Google GAE

Amazon Cloud on Ulitzer Their economy of scale will be difficult to match. What about Microsoft - they are constrained by the fact that they have to defend their desktop business - which will prevent them from following optimal cloud strategy! Cloud Computing Service Service provider with large number of networked computer systems Allowing you to use a slice of that processing power and storage Shielding your program and data from others sharing the same service, and Charging you for your actual usage Value Proposition of Cloud Computing Elastic Capacity - Pay for what you actually u... (more)