Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

As the new yr comes to a close, wishing everyone a very happy and healthy New Year!!
Have fun..

Technology Trends in 2011/ 2012

Technology trends for 2011 were :

What we found in the market, following were the items that took precedence over others:
  1. Unified communications
  2. Mobile Applications
  3. HTML5
  4. Analytics
  5. Social Media
Interestingly, while most theoretical folks talked about cloud, not many companies wanted to proceed with practical applications. Lot of discussions happened about the current state and future of Cloud and Azure in particular but not much materialized.

Technology Trends for 2012 are:
  1. Social business
  2. Tablets as personal computers
  3. Dynamic ERP

Monday, December 19, 2011

Yr drawing to a close

As yet another yr draws to a close, time to ponder things that went right, things that did not go as planned...What could have been done better and what needs more thoughts..In the next 10 odd days would like to create lists that outline, at least from a technology standpoint, items / trends that were anticipated in the beginning of the yr and were given / not given their dues as well as outline similar steps for the new yr..

Lets see how fruitful this discussion goes...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Social media and Enterprise Social business

I have been following up on the nature, size and the business involved in the Social enterprise business and found some interesting facts...
First off is Forrester’s new estimate of the size of the social business industry, which they’ve put at $6.4 billion by 2016, an order of magnitude larger than the (by comparison) paltry $600 million it was just last year. Although the size of the entire worldwide investment in social business has recently been estimated to be as high at $100 billion, Forrester is specifically tracking the investment in the enabling software itself. This includes enterprise social networks, social collaboration suites, and other social business solutions, and not the entire project investment that organizations make as they roll out social software. This does not seem to be a either lowering or raising of previous projections, such as their 2008 forecast that the industry would be $4.6 billion in size by 2013. For a useful cross check, we can see that ABI Research’s new figures, which were released today, has lower figures yet shows a very similar 57% yearly growth (compared to Forrester 60%.)..
Looks like time to start looking more closely at some of the enterprise platforms that promote this...

Saturday, November 19, 2011


As the usage of mobile devices becomes more and more prevalent...companies are facing an unprecendented challenge to manage employee personal devices from a security and privacy standpoint...On one hand, there are the obvious benefits of increased employee productivity due to his device choice as well as reduced costs due to not having to buy these devices, there is the risk of corporate data sensitivity as well as application governance to cover these...Interesting times..

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Since I heard about the advent of ASP.NET MVC 4..started reading a little bit about it..Initial thoughts are around runtime libraries (MS assemblies) as well as  JavaScript libraries are available as NuGet packages..Greater mobility support is another added feature..
In the latest BUILD conference, MS discussed a little about it...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Anna - IAC

With the whole country waking up against Corruption - for the Lok Pal became necessary to blog about it..While there are a lot of debates about its authenticity and whether it is going to sustain the whole nation is clear about one thing, corruption leave India!!
Long live Anna!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


Currently working on a project for very large data processing with these kind of scenarios bringing its own challenges. Performance, Data freshness, spool sizes and data volume storage options are some unique issues and fun working on it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Memory Mapped file

While investigating a quick and efficient way to store data locally on the machine in cache, was reading about Memory Mapped file. Another interesting article on this concept is at:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some emerging areas being tracked

1.       ASP.NET MVC 3 + HTML5

2.       RIA (Silverlight 5.0/WPF/ HTML5) 

3.       SharePoint 360

a.       Composites

b.      Insights

c.       Content

d.      Sites

e.      Communities

f.        Search

4.       MS BI 

5.       MS SOA 

6.       BizTalk Server 2010 / WCF 4.0 

7.       Dynamics (On-Premise or Cloud) 

8.       ASP.NET MVC Portal(Orchard CMS) 

9.       Azure 

10.   MS Lync Services 

11.   MS commerce Server 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Latest trends of 2011

In a recent post, I read about the 5 latest trends in the technology world. Some of interest to us..
1. Cloud computing
2. Smart Apps
3. Analytics
4. Social apps

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Germany and Sweden

Work has taken me to Germany and Sweden for some project work discussions.
This is a very nice project to help the customer with their CRM needs. Both these countries are unique in their own ways..More on my experiences in later blogs..

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kids vacations

With the advent of summer several things to enjoy - kid's vacations, the mangoes, the IPL matches and lots more..Ofcourse training and other office activities are goin on in full swing as well..Hope to see some new members added to the team in the coming weeks..

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Silverlight and PRISM 4.0

While researching about ways to improve RIA experiences for large dataset applications, read through the architecture for PRISM 4.0.

The stocktrader application seems to be a nice sample app for demo. This is next generation SCSF ..

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

New Year with a gush...

First of all wishing everybody a very Happy and a prosperous New Year ahead.
Some thoughts/ideas about what areas should we be focussing on ..are doing rounds..
Planning for the activities of the new year and targets to achieve in the quarter have become priority.
Will write in detail once something concrete.