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Organizer

Organiser is an English weekly magazine, started by RSS in 1947. It is in its 65th year of publication and has a readership of over half a million readers in more than 54 countries.

  1. Book Review – The election that shaped Gujarat and Bharat
  2. Film Review: Bajirao Or Bajirao Mastani?
  3. Encouraging the startup ecosystem in India
  4. On need to introspect for judiciary
  5. On why compulsory voting is good
  6. On Digital India
  7. On Commonwealth
  8. IT mein Growth Kaun Laaya

INDIAFACTS

IndiaFacts Research Centre is a non-profit, premier publishing institution propagating a Dharmic discourse rooted in ancient Indian civilizational values.

  1. False Equivalence to Hide Self Loathing By Ram Guha
  2. Practice What You Preach
  3. The right turns of Shashi Tharoor
  4. Chetan Bhagat as a symbol of Deracination
  5. Congress now wants to be a hindu party

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API strategy – getting it right for an enterprise

October 16, 2016Blog Standard

Few weeks back I spoke to Steve, the divisional CIO of a large enterprise. He was flustered and anxious. The CEO had just given the group CIO broad guidelines and timelines to get in place an API strategy which will help drive sales from their online business. The group CIO was a traditional infrastructure leader

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Amazonians, Rise of Female Consciousness and International Women’s day

March 8, 2016Blog Standard

Drunvalo Melchizdeck is an acknowledged new age spiritual guru, author of several books translated in over 20 languages and conducts classes for spiritual meditation based on his Flower of Life philosophy. This blog is not about Drunvalo. It is about an interesting assertion he makes, on the future of planet Earth, The planet earth is

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Dials for Driving in Digital Economy

January 20, 2016Blog Standard

The WEF meet this year has started today in Davos. Movers and Shakers from world over will meet over next 4 days to exchange notes on what is working, what is not working and how the global economy is responding to various forces. Klaus Schwab, the founder chairman of WEF wrote an opening blog last

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As Startups JAM for Financial Inclusion!

November 8, 2015Blog Standard

When we think or hear the word startups, the typical image evoked is one of hot cool technologies, crazy valuations, silicon valley, young talent, and high growth. When we talk of big MNC banks with global operations, we think scale, regulations, big money, big corporates and smart savvy urban consumers with lot of buying power.

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Approach to Digitalisation – The tip or the iceberg ?

July 18, 2015Blog Standard

 We all know the story of Titanic, the famous ship which sank because it hit a giant iceberg. The tip of the iceberg could be as small as 1m above the sea level while the rest of the iceberg could be hundred times longer and wider and be hidden below the sea level. A ship

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A delicate balance

February 17, 2015Blog Standard

I have had very educating discussions with folks all over the globe, in enterprise IT organizations and people working in Technology companies and IT services companies since I wrote my last post. It is clear that implementing “Anytime, Anywhere Any device secure access to applications and data” is more a journey than a goal, given the

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Anytime, Anywhere, Any device Secure Access – HOW?

July 19, 2014Blog Standard

In all the meetings that I have had of late with IT executives of global enterprises, and product and services vendors, everyone talks incessantly about how the new changing work style is about “anytime, anywhere, secure access from any device” to data and applications. Most vendors claim to have an out of the box solution

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“Ensumer” sets the Agenda for IT

December 13, 2013Blog Standard

The other day I was in a meeting with a CIO of a large healthcare company. She sounded  exasparated by the pressure her team was facing from end users who seemed to know more about the latest devices available and the technology they were using as compared to some folks in her team. “My users

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Love thy neighbor’s business

January 12, 2013Blog Standard

It is 2013, the new year, and it is the season for resolutions, planning and predictions. The analysts and pundits and magazines are out with their lists of the top 10 and top 20 trends. All of them are interesting and full of knowledge and wisdom, (at least they claim to be). I am no pundit,

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December 21 this year…..and the different views

December 18, 2012Blog Standard

Has been a long gap since my last post…..have been busy…so was on a break….but now back! Much has been written and discussed on how 2012 will be the year of transformation or the year of doom, and December 21, the last day of the mayan calender, is considered to be the D-day. have spent some time lately reading up

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Failure of Success!

January 21, 2011Blog Standard

I had an interesting conversation the other day with Mouli, who is a veteran in IT Services. We were talking about Xerox, how they were so successful in their business and how they pioneered several concepts in Services and products side. It is ironical it was to see how the global success of Xerox in

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generation gap…with ZAP generation

August 29, 2010Blog Standard

An interesting example of the “digital” generation gap… The other day, I wanted to read a 40 page document. Like always, I took a print out so that I could read it, and re-read it, underline the key points, till I had internalized it and grasped the essence…..I am 39. Prasanna, a colleague of mine,

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The Futures..&….Options….for services

August 5, 2010Blog Standard

So what is the future of services? It is a no brainer that if possible, both consumers and enterprises would eventually be happy to consume IT as a service, and not as a mix of products which they have to buy and get it all integrated… It is a big “if” though…..it is anybody’s guess

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Services…the new avataar ?

July 11, 2010Blog Standard

Got a lot of response and comments to the earlier post…about silence in services. Some of them are about why Services is a different world and why it is unfair to compare it with product…That may be so…the unanswered question here is about the changing avataar for services. The action in product busienss continues to point

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Silence in Services…?

June 13, 2010Blog Standard

The IT products business is an action packed volatile business, full of churn. Catagoery leaders are trying to usurp the space in other catagoeries by buying out companies. SAP acquired Sybase to get a foothold in database market. Oracle acquired Sun after it exhausted all possible options in software companies. Google in entering the OS

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About Aliens…more evolved ones…and Stephen Hawking

May 15, 2010Blog Standard

This post is not about enterprises and not about IT…recently read a news item related to a comment from Stephen Hawking….about life on other planets , and more evolved beings… http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Curiosity-Shop/entry/shhhh-the-little-green-men just could not avoid posting on this…..It was interesting to read his suggested course of action… It is amusing to see how Hawking suggests keeping

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About the IT staff….facing multiple tornadoes…

April 11, 2010Blog Standard

On a holistic basis, this will be the most impacted, and possibly the worst hit component of the entire eco system. The IT budgets range from $1 Mn to $5 Bn like in cases of some very large companies in Fortune 100 list. The size of the IT team in an enterprise could be as

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About Services Companies…..Is Cloud an opportunity or threat?

March 28, 2010Blog Standard

And then we have the services providers… the companies who dot the i’s and cross the t’s, who fill in the gaps, who fix the missing pieces, customise the software, integrate the hardware, ease out the wrinkes and finally help to make it all work for the CIO. The IBM Global Services and HP-EDS are

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About the “iron” boys…the gear providers…

March 15, 2010Blog Standard

The big iron boys , companies who sell the boxes required for computing, storage, networks – The IBM/HP/Dell/CISCO/EMCs of the world don’t have it any easier…. As their software brothers get hit by open source, SaaS and third party support models, the “big iron” boys are hit by 2 big trends, virtualisation and the cloud.

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About the software part of the ecosystem…and women’s shoes….

February 28, 2010Blog Standard

This is the most glamorous and most “watched” component of the CIO’s ecosystem, maybe also the most critical and the one which will be most impacted by new trends. I recently had dinner with a successful enterprise software exeutive. He has spent years selling software to enterprise CIOs and understands the business very well. He

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about the business side….

February 21, 2010Blog Standard

One of the comments I received from Matt, who is an experienced software executive, sums it up pretty well… “For years the CIOs had the ability to talk a language of black magic to the CEO/CFO about the unique technical components and architectures required to run the business. The CEO/CFO always demanded more for less,

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The ecosystem around the CIO in a typical enteprise

February 14, 2010Blog Standard

Here are the 5 key components of the ecosystem around the enterprise IT/CIO.. 1) Business …..The business users, the other CXOs, the end customers when IT plays a role in their interaction with an enterprise…all these are the ones who maximise the pressure on the enterprise IT function. 2) Software companies…The enterprise software companies ..the

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with its back to the wall…

February 6, 2010Blog Standard

It is the second month in the new year and the usual buzz around the new year has almost settled down. I have been reading analyst predictions of top 10 trends and have been keenly listening to the “IT speak” from enteprise IT teams– their thoughts and plans. Amidst all the noise about the latest

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About Avatar..the movie…I agree…

January 26, 2010Blog Standard

Saw the movie Avataar today…am not much of a movie buff..but I really liked it… It is probably one of the very few alien related movies (if not the only one) in which the conflict between earthmen and aliens presents the aliens in a positive light while accurately depicting the predatory, “land-grabbing” and “profiteering” tendencies

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How do we measure the overall business value delivered by IT….?

December 20, 2009Blog Standard

So back to the world of enterprise IT and how it delivers higher business value to the enterprises…… If we define businee value in terms of reduced cost , reduced risk, increased revenue, reduced cycle time, increased customer satisfaction, increased employee satisfaction and increased brand value…. Does a holistic measurement of this exist? Has anyone

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Smart Grid to Smart Cloud….?

December 12, 2009Blog Standard

Electricity Grids which charge consumers for using energy from grid and reward users for feeding energy TO the grid are real and no longer a distant possibility. In a few years all the utilities will deploy these technologies and users who have alternate energy sources feeding energy into the grid will start growing rapidly. How

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What exactly does “business value” mean…..?

December 7, 2009Blog Standard

IT departments, Businesses and vendors alike use this term very often, so often that it looses its meaning…how does the IT add value to business. There is no commonly accepted definition of the word business value since it is so open to interpretation… So am attempting to define this as holistically as possible…. In the

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How does IT add Value to Business?……what is behind the question?

November 15, 2009Blog Standard

It suddenly seems to be the flavour of the day. Everyone is talking about “ how does IT add value to business”. It is not as if IT was not adding value earlier so I wonder what is behind this heightened sensitivity towards “adding value”. Some top of the mind factors as I see them

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IT Services Companies…time to be wooed?

November 1, 2009Blog Standard

The IT world has seen a heightened level of interest in the services busienss in the past 18 months. HP acquires EDS for $13.9 Bn in May’08 at a premium of 32.5% over the closing stock price. Dell acquires Perot Systems for $3.9 Bn on 21st Sept 2009. at a premium of 68% A wek

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“Software Engineer” and “Softician”

October 19, 2009Blog Standard

We all know the difference between a technologist/engineer and a technician. No one confuses the skill set (and the compensation levels) of an electrical engineer with that of an electrician, or of a mechanic with that of a mechanical engineer. Similar distinctions will emerge between “Software Engineers” and “Softicians” with development technology getting commoditized. It

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I (don’t) get email, therefore I am (not)!

October 11, 2009Blog Standard

A friend of mine was unhappy and upset for 6 months because he said he was overworked and got 200 mails every day. He changed his job, moved to another company and now he is again very unhappy. He feels under-utilsied and complains that he hardly gets any emails. Another friend of mine, who is

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Tail that wags the dog….

October 4, 2009Blog Standard

Many enterprises today have unwieldy IT departments who have a hetrogeneous infrastructure and application landscape accumulated over a period of time. Of all the large IT departments I have come across so far, two challenges seem paramount and common amongst all. First – A large percentage of the IT budgets are still spent on “keep

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Are we out of the woods yet?

October 4, 2009Blog Standard

There seems to be a sense of relief as markets report positive signs and we hear talk of recovery being just round the corner. I am not sure if the relief is from a knowledge of busines environment improving at a fundamental level or is it due to a break in the economic slide and

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Mainframes..reclaiming lost ground?

September 21, 2009Blog Standard

I attended a SI partner meet hosted by IBM last week. It was interesting to see IBM’s aggressive stance on the mainframe machines. One of their booths was titled “ The future runs on System Z!” 🙂 While a large majority of the IT universe (users, vendors and consultants) continue to wish away the mainframe

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Communicating well…the incompetence…

September 13, 2009Blog Standard

Long time back, not very long back though.., I would be impressed when I met a techie or a manager who was good at communicating his thoughts and his ideas, and would be impressed. Am not sure about that any more…Things seem to be changing. With an excessive focus on communication in the IT world,

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Getting started…

September 10, 2009Blog Standard

My first post…to start at the very beginning…about the title… I do believe in it! In business, or in technology, or in life, no matter how complex it looks, or it sounds , or even if it actually is, it is never so complex that it cannot be explained in simple language and explained in

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Published Articles and Op-eds.

Swarajya

Swarajya – a big tent for liberal right of centre discourse that reaches out, engages and caters to the new India.

  1. What Flipkart And Ola Want Is Not Really “Good Protectionism”

Businessworld

BW|Businessworld, a fortnightly launched more than three decades ago, is among India’s largest and most respected business magazines.

  1. Imbibe and Embrace
  2. Intensity of Technology
  3. master or Servant
  4. Evolve or Dissolve
  5. Moment of Truth
  6. Move Ahead
  7. Own It

Informationweek

Informationweek is a global digital magazine for business technology professionals. InformationWeek.com site has over 2.24 million average unique monthly visitors.

  1. Why service integration will play a key role in transforming your workplacae

Outlook Business

Outlook Business, the magazine for decision makers is insightful, analytical and thought-provoking.

  1. Thank God it is Monday
  2. Of Engineers and Mechanics
  3. The rise and fall of greenhorn
  4. Chant your moneymantra right here

Mint

Mint has raised India’s standards of business journalism…and (has a) mix of market news, corporate profiles, and lifestyle features.

  1. making the right bets
  2. MNC captives hold a key
  3. No value for experience
  4. Triple treat for tech firms

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Name: Anirudh Joshi
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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