Monday, November 15, 2010

Technical fit between "Technologies"

I use Google chrome because it is light weight & an open source browser! I use Face book since it is the best socializing network site I have come across! Is it possible to get the best of these two and fit it together? Off course it is possible, and that is exactly what RockMelt is all about.

If you think in these lines, then what would happen if we bring about the best of each technology and fit them with each other! Wow, the sky is the limit for such innovations! We have just taken our first baby step towards innovation within technologies rather than adapting/ re engineering them.

However, for me Chrome still has some bugs that are not so user friendly. For example:
1. When I need to upload pictures into Picasa, the chrome browser just allows 5 pictures at a time!!
2. A few tabs in the HDFC net banking website is invisible in chrome browser.

On the other hand, FB still has the privacy issues that needs to be handled without much account setting complications it currently offers.

Therefore, it is not only important to come up with hybrid technologies, but emphasis must also be on how to make these technologies user friendly, defect free and compatible for future growth and development of IT world. In other words creating "AVATAR" !

Monday, November 8, 2010

Taking Globalization to the next level.

By Globalization we mean that now the whole universe has into a one single connected entity. Thanks to the latest technology and boom in the e-world. People have no limitations of physical barriers for most of their professional, personal and business activities. But, when it comes to traveling to different places many people feel they are digital crippled. This could be because of:

1. Hardware compatibility issues
2. Different vendors offering different roaming traffics for cell phones
3. Different electricity supplies

Spain & Portugal are making an attempt to ease this issue , by exempting the roaming charge for cell phones in their countries. This is looked upon as a advantage for the vendor and the customer. The vendor can make up for the loss by the increased usage of the service at the same time, the customer need not worry about roaming traffics. Hence based on the business activities between 2 countries if we try to make them more digitally compatible it could become a catalyst for further business growth and development.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Privacy Privacy Privacy!

In the current digital world, people leave behind their digital identity knowingly or unknowingly and over a period of time a digital dossier of an individual is created which would be sufficient for someone to misuse!

We have had many anti-virus, anti-malwares which help minimize this risk for the end users. A new addition to this family is Lookout for smart phones. The basic services provided by them are

1. Anti-Virus Protection
2. Data backup
3. Privacy Dashboards

Apart from the numerous extra features for power users. A minimum rental of $2.99/month or $29.99/year is charged for this service. Though close to 3 million users have downloaded the freeware version of this, the users who want to pay the premium service is unknown.

But if you come to think of it, we spend close to $60+ monthly for smart phones and the various application which are add-on to it. When we can spend so much for communication purpose will we not spend another $3 to protect us and people connected to us from becoming victims of digital crimes!