Please hold your skepticism, keep an open mind, go through the following
points and only then pass a judgment on my prediction that “three years
down Windows Phone would have overtaken Android”
[Update August-2012: The 12th reason (Apple awarded 1 billion US$ but
[Update June-2012: 3 Thing Microsoft Achieved Through The Launch Of The
(1) “Mango” has received very positive response
Just go through the following comments.
“… I say this with all seriousness and some incredulity: Apple, watch
your back. Microsoft may have finally figured it out. The battle for the
mobile market just got interesting again…” – Robert X. Cringely
“…With Mango, WP7 has caught up with Android and iOS in nearly every way,
and in some areas it’s even surpassed the other two in functionality …”
– Brad Molen
“…Windows Phone 7.5 is supremely usable, surprisingl... (more)
Zachman wrote “This is what is killing Enterprise Architecture” and Sunil
starter a discussion on it in Linked iCMG group. The result – 637 comments
and counting. It is a lively discussion and could not resist the temptation
to summarize it. Though it is a tough ask to summarize 35 pages of heated
discussions into one blog post, I am going to be brave enough to try it.
The Starting Point of the Discussion
There is a dilution in the meaning of Enterprise Architecture. The term is
loosely used for many IT related activities. Because of this dilution EA is
losing its importance and d... (more)
If you are unfamiliar with the term “Consumerization of IT” or CoIT then
you may think that it means “IT has become a consumer product”.
But that is not interpretation which is generally accepted.
Traditionally, adoption of Information Technology used to start with defense
& government followed by the business enterprise. Those technologies used to
be sold in low volume and high cost. Only over a period of time cost used to
come down making it affordable for the individual consumer to adopt such
Now we see that the trend seem to have reversed. Many of the latest
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
Not only is it the end of iPv4 era it also is the end of IE era – Chrome
first overtook IE on Sundays!
I like putting faces to names.
Steve Lohr did the research and wrote an article about the origin of the term
Big Data in The New York Times. I couldn't resist the temptation to put faces
to the names. Right or wrong, all the facts are from his article.
His first step in the research was to contact Fred R. Shapiro
Fred R. Shapiro is a world-recognized authority on quotations and on
reference in general. He edited the award-winning Oxford Dictionary of
American Legal Quotations.
But Mr. Shapiro couldn’t find anything … crisp and definitive. The
term Big Data is so generic that the... (more)