How to be happy at your workplace?

Working at Google sounds like a dream job for many, thanks to the employee benefits that come with a job at the company. At other Fortune 500 companies as well, employers provide some of the best benefits and perks to their employees. At the same time, some non-standard benefits (benefits given in addition to salary and other perks) force employees to spend more time at work resulting in poor work-life balance. The point I am trying to make is that even the best profile may not really be the best fit for everyone.

According to me, […]

Tech stories making the rounds – Week 26, 2015

Trends in Cloud Strategy

Cloud Computing forms a key part of IT strategies across enterprises today. This year, many enterprise workloads will move to the cloud. The hybrid cloud computing model will also gain traction this year. The enterprise applications will also be cloud optimized.

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Spotify acquires a Data Analytics startup

To counter pressure from streaming music services such as Apple Music and Google Play music, Spotify acquired a small data analytics startup. The startup Seed Scientific used to work earlier with Beats Music, which was later absorbed by Apple. This move should presumably help […]

How cloud is impacting mobility?

The mobile revolution has completely shaken up the business ecosystem. A huge part of the success of the new-age mobile platforms goes to the cloud. Without a healthy collection of cloud-based services, the mobile world would have looked very different now. In fact, research has estimated that it will be a $50 Billion market by 2020.

Many factors are fuelling the rapid rise in mobile platforms. Increased mobile broadband facilities, new HTML5 technologies and the need for collaboration have all led to the growth of mobility. Mobile cloud computing makes sure that this ecosystem thrives […]

AD user migration from Local DC to AAD

I have written this blog detailing processes to sync your local active directory with Azure.

You can sync Azure active directory with your existing local directory as follows:

Step 1- Login to Azure management console

Step 2- On left hand pane, Click New

Step 3- Create new Azure Active directory
Under the User tab, create user with a specified domain such as This should be unique. If you already have office 365 active directory, then you can opt for the “existing directory” option.

Step 4- The user will appear as

This user must be a Global Administrator in role. […]

Tech stories making the rounds – Week 25, 2015

Cloud Computing with Alibaba

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is entering the cloud computing fray in the US through strategic partnerships with domestic businesses. Aliyun, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba, wants to expand its service without investing in localized infrastructure. The e-commerce giant has partnered with seven companies including Intel and Singtel. This initiative is a part of Alibaba’s Marketplace Alliance Program, which utilizes partners to deliver cloud services for the international market. This will further increase competition among cloud powerhouses – Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google and IBM.

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Debunking Big Data and Hadoop […]