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Enterprise 2.0 market predictions and reality

Forrester research recently released vendor strategy prediction stating enterprise spending on Web 2.0 ie. Enterprise 2.0  technologies will grow strongly over the next five years, reaching $4.6 billion globally by 2013, with social networking, mashups, and RSS capturing the greatest share.

Many blogger rushed to post their opinion on this research & these numbers. Most of them think these numbers are absurd, I strongly feel these number are irrelevant here. What is more important is trend that indicates steady & strong growth in adoption of Enterprise 2.0 technologies. Also important observation is over the period […]

Social application development challenges & OpenSocial

Every another week, new social network is launched by innovative entrepreneurs. This makes really challenging for social application entrepreneurs & companies  who wish to develop  & implement their social applications across the all popular social networks. Previously there was no choice of generic social application development platform. You need to almost re-engineer social application to make it work on another social platform eg. MySpace/Bebo if its originally developed to work on Facebook. Almost all top social networking sites/plaform have their own proprietary API platform to support social application development & integration.

But now OpenSocial is […]

Signs of economic stagflation in the United States & its impact on offshore outsourcing

In case of economic stagflation (stagnant growth and rising inflation) is US, many are predicting increase in offshore outsourcing. Major reason stated is pressure on margins will ask for more cost savings by offshore outsourcing. I still feel its 50-50 situation. Due to stagflation, less purchasing power as a  result of weak dollar, more skilled resources/job seekers available in local market at lower cost, pressure to save local jobs may hamper outsourcing to great extent.

Union Budget 08-09 & impact on Indian IT industry

Union Budget is welcome for India as a whole. Its quite inclusive & have much needed focus on inclusive growth. India growth story cannot be continued without making every Indian part of it.

From IT perspective & for me as IT enterepeneur its bit dis-appointing budget. Specially

No mention of STPI scheme extension plan. Its very critical for SME IT companies. Bigger companies can always opt for SEZ.
Inclusion of custom software services & software testing services under service tax net. Big dampener for domestic IT business.
Increase in excise duty on packaged software. Will make local software product costlier […]

Green day at e-Zest!

Thanks to Mandar, Vishant, Rakesh, Arya, Debanjan, Maithili, Shruti, Vijay & other 'Green Day' team members: e-Zest Prayas initiated Green Day concept at e-Zest from today. It will be fortnight activity & team members are expected to take green initiatives like Vehicle sharing, Bicycle riding to office, use of public transport, social plantation, etc.

Vishant wrote very beautiful e-mail to explain the concept about Green Day. Also he mentioned exciting plan to make it weekly affair & extend it outside e-Zest as well.

So, I volunteered to ride Bicycle. It was great fun & lots of […]