Blogs-2014

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December 2014

“As we ring out 2014 and bring in 2015, I want to share my thoughts about the 3 trends that would define the technology industry next year. Mobile computing will continue to lead the charge as it has done for most of this year. All industries, whether old or new, will have to continue investing in this space. Mobile devices

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November 2014

“Last month we saw a lot of action in the India e-tailer space. Almost all the big players were accused of crashing websites, unfulfilled promises, trumped up prices, late deliveries, selling merchandise at lower than cost prices and even murder and manslaughter. Well, I’m kidding about the murder and manslaughter bit, but the way in which accusations were running thick

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October 2014

“The past few days have seen two big releases in the mobility space. First came Google’s Android One, the mobile phone platform specially designed for India – read cheap, reliable and long lasting (or sasta, majboot, tikaoo as we Indians would call it). Closely following this came the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6, a top of the line phone costing

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September 2014

“Of late, there has been a huge furore over the leaked private pictures of some celebrities. The blame has squarely been set at the door of ‘cloud computing’ in general and iCloud in particular. To my mind, this is a direct result of the extremely rapid growth of the cloud without matching growth of solutions used to secure the cloud.

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August 2014

“The Football World Cup provided a lot of entertainment in the past month. A lot of tweets and messages were buzzing around social networks, but the one that stuck me the most was “Netherlands have Robben, Argentina have Messi, Brazil have Neymar but Germany have a team”. No wonder Germany emerged the ultimate winners. This just stresses the importance of

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July 2014

“With the Indian Budget 2014 round the corner, all our hopes are on the Finance Minister to deliver something radically better and different from his predecessors. We really need a budget that sets the path for industrial growth and improves the job market. Health and education should not only be priorities in the budget, but active follow up on the

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June 2014

“With a new majority Government in place, Indian business has reason to be optimistic. All the right things are being said and some positive actions have already been taken. This should augur well for the future. Well, at least the stock markets think so! Technology companies expect a lot from the Indian consumptions story and I am sure they will

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May 2014

“Cloud is to data what a bank is to money – It took a long time for people to trust a bank enough to give them their money for safekeeping. Inspite of that, just half a decade ago, there was a serious threat to quite a few large banks some of which succumbed. This happened despite the large number of

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March 2014

“We are now at a very interesting and challenging time with a lot of disruptive technologies threatening the very existence of traditional businesses. A lot of businesses refusing to adapt and innovate around such disruptive technologies have just perished. We have umpteen such examples in the travel, retail, finance and banking industries. Now, with the era of cloud computing looming

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