The Nexus of Forces: Social, Mobile, Cloud and Information | Gartner June 2012

The management of this complexity falls on the ecosystem of technology providers — from enterprise IT shops to cloud service providers to device manufacturers — and the ease with which pieces fit together and flex around unforeseen scenarios. The task of enterprise leaders is to hide complexity under a layer of simplicity.  Read More …

We had the intuition, and we were able to confirm it based on the data

The darker side of big data allowed these scary marketers steer Mac users to the pricier hotel. We know that websites know which PC, cell phone, and browser we use and we also know that McKinsey Global Institute tells us that big data is the next frontier for innovation, competitive advantage productivity -but this was a shocking news, so if your are price sensitive make sure you click ‘sort by price’ because your browser cookies are telling the retailer that you are a rich guy. Read More …

Cloud Broker Solution | PaaS

Recently we attended cloudsoft technical briefing on their various solutions. Some of the learning and whitepapers are attached here for all.  Policy based cloud brokering (also sometimes referred to as “orchestration”) refers to delivering an integrated solution across services provided by different cloud service providers. Read More …

Tapping Collective Intelligence

Collective Intelligence Yogesh MalikWeb technologies and social media have opened the door to a new world of idea generation and collaborative environments. Governments and organizations all over the world have started using crowdsourcing to shorten time-to-market for new projects or to improve service levels. There is already a reservoir of community talent that can be tapped into inexpensively by most organizations, but not many companies are using social media to interact directly with their customers in order to influence product creation, design or strategy — as suggested by Forrester Research. Read More …

Hosting In China

In recent few months our infrastructure team has received many RFI ( Request for Information ) around hosting in China. We did some research and this article more or less conclude what we know about the state of the Internet in China.
At a very early stage we realized that hosting a website in China is not as placid as one can expect. While we contacted one cloud vendor, a leading China based hosting provider, Read More …

Big Data – Are We Ready For More Of Everything?

Big Data Yogesh MalikData is slowly becoming the new raw material of business – an economic input almost on a par with capital and labor.  We all know that today’s world contains an unimaginably huge amount of digital data that is providing us with many opportunities which previously could not be seen like spotting consumer trends, preventing future deceases, combating crime, and so on. All this data whose size is beyond the ability of typical software tools to capture, store, manage and analyze is called “Big Data.” Read More …

Not all cloud SLAs are created equal

Currently it is very difficult for the cloud consumer to tell the difference between a good and poor quality cloud provider. On-premises outages can go on for hours behind the corporate curtains but people will not hesitate to ask cloud SLAs and warranties. For public clouf, since any outage information is publicly available which makes it more vulnerable. If you read SLAs provided by AWS EC2orRackspace Cloud you will  find tha Read More …

Cloud Computing, What’s New? Cloud Service Brokerage

As a part of infrastructure practice team we have been watching what’s happening in the world of cloud computing. A lot many people were implicated with the support and integration services offered by various cloud vendors, and by looking at cloud vendor’s vision around support, security and integration it always appears that they are not going to fill all the missing pieces of the picture that cloud consumers want to see in a service provider. Read More …

The Future of the Web is Semantic

Imagine if all the information on the web were presented in a way that might be understood by machines as well as people.  Humans can always figure out what to do with the information, but in the Semantic Web, even computers can manipulate information.  With so many online discussions, bookmarks, microblogs and annotations connecting us to others, the Web is slowly becoming a collection of data silos. Read More …

What SOPA means for internet business?

Since last couple years there have been significant innovations around web technologies, and that has created subtle hostility between copyright holders (like big movie houses, record labels) and new technologies (like social sharing technologies and content aggregation ). Read More …