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Indian IT Service: Want to survive? Downgrade to CMM Level 3 from Level 5
There is spurt of doomsday predictions for Indian IT service. There are many bloggers emerging. All are stating one reality. The  outsourcing party is [...]
6 Reasons Why I do not like IoT(Internet of Things) Hype
IoT is the buzzword today. Everyone is jumping into this ocean. Few words of caution if you are among those. #1 IoT existed for over 15 years at least [...]
Women @ Work. A Thank You Note
Last year, I had an overseas intern. An American intern with no connection to India. He was quite surprised with what he saw here in Bangalore office [...]
Importing R&D Hardware: How History is Holding Back Global R&D from India
1717 AD. Calcutta. Fort William. There were encouragements to do export business. Global business is good. There were tax breaks for export oriented units. [...]
Job Offer with Unbelievable Pay Hike? Congrats! But, Do These 3 Vital Checks
Okay. One more resignation. The reasons are again the same. More money. Much more than here. Of course, the long term career seems clearer there. If one [...]
Awards are difficult, but not for Nobel Prize Committee
Jun 2014. Weekly meeting with the project managers who worked with me. ” We need to recognize people. Let us give away some awards.” We had [...]
Career Paths Do Not Exist. If They Do, They Are More like Bangalore Traffic Lanes.
Presentation time for my group. Human Resources manager presents the career paths that exist in the organization as I look on. “Good morning [...]
DARPA Urban Challenge to Mahindra Rise Prize: Driving the Self Driving Car
Google Driver-less Car. Unless you lived in cave with no connectivity, you heard about self driving cars. Around the world there is quite a bit of [...]
Indian Standard (Meeting) Time May Not Be about Culture
04:06 PM. An important meeting. Six minutes past the start time, conf room is full of empty chairs with few exceptions. One of them is a German. After 15 [...]
Project Acquisition Story: Software Services CEOs, Focus on Footsoldiers!
It was celebration time ! The team had won a new client which is a global energy major from Europe. It was a multi-year project of software product [...]
Not a Software Engineer? Poor You!
2009. It is a remote village in south India. She is an old lady in her sixties. Hardly literate, but quite sharp. She is gazing at this young guy in his [...]
Corporate Social Responsibility: 4 Definite Things You Can Do
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Corporate Social ResponsibilityAs I mentioned in earlier posts, the causes we believe may or may not really be the [...]