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The ‘Discovery’ Phase of Innovation

“As life plays along with its enormity and bliss, we must observe and soak all we can”

- From the justmadeupquotes diary

Discovery of the unspoken needs of the customer is the first step we need to adopt if we take the Innovation as a Service approach. In a training session on the subject by an industry expert, I was posed with a seemingly simple question – “How much portion of the time spent in the innovation process goes for discovery, ideation and implementation respectively?”

With some varied opinions springing up from the different attendees, we were […]

By |January 29th, 2015|UI/UX|0 Comments

The Best Technology Stories from the Week – Week 4, 2015

Cloud Computing has Eased the Life of Users

Till some years ago there were no app stores available. Upgrades were not automatic or with the simple push of a button. For access to the latest advancements in computing, users had to pay hefty fees for software. However, all that has changed now. The modern day applications like Google Docs, Evernote and Dropbox were all born in the web or the cloud. Today, we have to just go to app stores and download software at a fraction of the earlier costs.  The low costs and ease […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Technology|0 Comments

Agile Testing Helps Make Testing Visible

When we say agile, two terms comes to mind immediately – Extreme programming and Scrum. Extreme Programming is a software development method or framework that follows the agile values and principles. It has a specific set of practices to be followed.

Scrum is a project management framework which follows the agile values and principles. It also has specific set of practices to follow. So agile testing is a set of values and principles which helps in software development and project management.

Agile Testing

Call it another approach to testing. You can apply agile to any development method […]

What are the best use cases for smartwatches?

Going by the status quo, its pretty clear that smartwatches are leading the wearables baton. While tech giants, geeks and entrepreneurs are experimenting with smart ‘everything’ – glass, rings, suits and the likes – watches have clearly managed more consumer adoption. With Apple also offering its own Watch, it wouldn’t be long before they are a more common sight. Probably a cause of worry for all the Citizens and Tag Heuers of the World?

Jokes apart, IMHO, watches have found adoption because consumers are quite habitual to them. Like other wearables, the consumers aren’t expected […]

Connected Global – Intercloud

As the world is moving to cloud at great pace. It has forced to rethink the traditional model of data center based information and application hosting to a new cost effective and efficient model of cloud computing. But while we are hurling ourselves to cloud the limitless computing offered by cloud is getting challenged. CTOs are on lookout for something that will increase the capacity of cloud beyond its own limits and that too seamlessly.

The solution that addresses this issue is ‘intercloud’ which was first proposed by Kevin Kelly in 2007. He visioned that […]