Thursday, October 28, 2010

Multitaking with Technology

We have all seen the evolution of phone from been a land-line connection to mobile-phone! Along this process the cost of the service also has reduced at the same time various other tasks i such as SMS, Internet, radio to name a few were introduced in due course of time.

When one starts wondering, that we have hit the brim of exploring the usage of cellphones for multitasking, we see one more task that can be accomplished with cellphones. This is what AT&T has done this time.

Our Cellphone numbers are becoming our Identity and used as a surety for online shopping. They are becoming the digital dossiers not only for our personal life but also for our business life. So, where ever you shop, you just need to link your bills to the cell phone number and the amount is reflected in your phone account.

This idea can be extended so that it is similar to what Microsoft's Card Space. A single identity for all purposes whether it be for ID verification, shopping, paying utility bills. Hence user can use their cell phones alone for all personal & transaction purposes. This would be a great example of taking technology to a whole new . Though the pros of this are very lucrative, we must analyze the cons before jumping into conclusions and implementing them.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"IT"s Impact !

Its been close to 2+ years since the world turned into global recession. The worst effected was US, which indirectly effected countries like India and China, who had bulk revenues coming from the US.

These countries were seen more as revenue generators than revenue creators in the IT fraternity. However, a lot has changed in the recent times, with a stable GDP each year recorded by China & India they are looked upon as the next destination for investments by all. We have every other country, government and political leaders lobbying for making their mark in these economies. To support my argument I am giving the example of IBM
Net Income Rises 12 Percent buoyed by strong performance in Brazil, Russia, India and China as well as solid sales of analytics software and services.

IT has always been an everygreen field for investment right from its inception. It might have faced a few hiccups once in a while, but has always comes back to business with a bigger boom. This is turing power and economoy into the hands of the 3 world countires. This only exmplifies the magnitde of impact IT has!!! Hence organizations who are not IT-friendly must start looking at it more seriously and be up-to date with the current technology.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tweets becoming more Feeble!

It was about 8-9 months ago when I, 1st started using twitter. What intrigued me to use it was a political drama that happened around that time. "Tweets" of Twitter was the one that ignited it. The hype for Twitter was so much that , it was becoming more popular than blogging amongst many users.

Now after having been a faithful user of Twitter for a couple of months, I have released the Twitter is fading away.

Of the 10 people I follow, hardly 1-2 tweet once in fortnight. The tweets are so short and less informative that, it never really calls for a conversation/ re tweeting. I have been tweeting regular, but the response to my tweets have declined drastically over the months. The Tweets are almost same as status update feature provided by Orkut/ Facebook. So why bother to log in to Twitter Application and do it? While there is no response or active users who follow you. This is the exact conclusion drawn by the social media analytics company Sysomos posed in a survey.

I wonder if Twitter is an example of Bleeding Edge Technology. For all the hype it had created during its infancy, it should by now have out performed other socializing and communication based competitors such as FaceBook, Blogs, Orkut.

Eager to see what steps the Twitter takes to get back to business. Would it go for a process re-engineering or a process-improvement approach?