Thursday, July 19, 2012


Gartners' David Cearley listed the top ten strategic technology trends that the research and advisory company think will impact IT departments most of the next year.

The list (as shown) consists of media tablets, mobile-centric applications, contextual and social user experience, the Internet of Things, app stores and marketplaces, next-generation analytics, big data, in-memory computing, extreme low-energy servers, and cloud computing.

Cearley explained that the inexorable push of technology, as exemplified by Moore's Law of improving semiconductor density and Metcalfe's Law of improving the value of networks as they get larger, was leading to the "digitization of everything." 

He then detailed the specific trends:

"Say hello to the post-PC era," he said. He expects "Bring Your Own Technology" will remain the norm, as people use their own phones and media tablets, though this leads to security and management challenges. He also expects no single platform, form factor, or technology to dominate, meaning Windows share of client devices will shrink steadily even though Windows may grow in absolute numbers.

Microsoft Windows8 strategy is aligned with this industry trend by providing seamless integration between desktop, web, mobile clients.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Thank God for making this 'century' post.  Humbled and honored at this moment.

In continuation to my hat-trick hits on Mar'12 (Ref:, got an opportunity to be the Chief Guest for the valedictory function of an internation conference on Intelligent Information Systems and Management (IISM) in collaboration with Idaho State University, USA.  It was conducted by RVS College, Coimbatore on Saturday 14 Jul 2012.

Most interestingly, my beloved inspirer Dr. Abdul Kalam was presenting on space technology at Coimbatore University during the same time frame.  What a co-instance!!!

IISM 2012 conference was a motivation for technical challenges posed by the revolution of computing background, which encompasses to explore and support all levels of research that will improve and enhance our ability to conceive, design, build and optimize information and knowledge based systems.

About 125 research manuscripts were presented during the conference and distinguished resource persons both from India and abroad were invited to share the lectures on various topics related to the theme of the conference on Intelligent Information Systems and Management.  In connection to the theme, I presented the concepts and trends of BigData in the industry.  It was well received by an audience group of 250+ international research scholars and got the feedback as the inspiring speech on the emerging technology.  Humbled to earn it.

Key note speakers for IISM-2012 are:

Dr.Hossein-Mousavinezad, Professor & Chair, Dept of EE.
Idaho State University, USA

Dr. Ashok Rao
Former Head, Network Project, CEDT, IISc Bangalore
Guest Faculty, IIM Bangalore

Dr.Narasimhan Sundararajan, Former Senior Professor,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr. Jeyakesavan Veerasamy, Director of Senior Design Program,
University of Texas, Dallas, USA.

Dr. S. Thamarai Selvi,
Dean MIT Campus, Chennai.

Invitation reference is available at

Friends and followers, thanks for all your support.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Windows8 Release

If you've been waiting to get your hands on Microsoft's new, tablet-friendly Windows 8 operating system, your wait is nearing its end. This week, at Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference, it was confirmed that Windows 8 "will reach general availability by the end of October 2012".

Samsung and HP have already revealed their plans for manufacturing Windows 8 devices and Samsung will be launching devices based on the Windows RT operating system in October

Simply put, the news means you'll be able to buy your upgrade or new computer pre-loaded with Windows 8 in October. The operating system will be released to manufacturing in August, which is when certain enterprise business customers will be able to upgrade. Attached image shows the major milestones drafted on 2009 by Microsoft.  They are on mark.

According to the company, this release brings forth a number of enhancements to the platform. It proffers better personalization options and multi-monitor support. The updated list of preloaded applications that come along with the OS include Bing Travel, News and Sports. There are even gaming and music Xbox apps which are said to integrate with Zune pass.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Asia Mobile Revenue

The mobile application market is rapidly growing and gaining popularity as an emerging job opportunities market. India is the third fastest growing app market in the world. As per Gartner report, Indias active mobile connections will exceed 900 million by 2016, which translates to 72% penetration. According to Trai in January 2012 the number of active mobile connections in India has reached 659.99 million and the total mobile subscriber base stands at 903.72 million.

It is estimated that every Indian user spends nearly 52 minutes per-day using mobile apps. Similarly, mobile app economy-estimated at nearly $4 billion (Rs 20,000 crore) in 2009 and expected to grow to $18 billion in half a decade-continues to expand exponentially.

There is an increase in the demand of mobile applications as more and more people are using smart phones. It has been projected that mobile value-added services market (which includes mobile apps) will reach Rs 214.1 crore by the end of 2012 from Rs 158.6 crore in 2011. Revenue generated by mobile VAS was INR 122 billion, as on March 2011. It is estimated to reach Rs 482 billion by 2015.

As growth area, the future is mobile and all the services and offerings are going to run through application. India has more mobile connections than PCs or TVs and landline phones. Mobile app development is evolving to integrate with television, in-car navigation and entertainment, shopping, commerce and banking. It is safe to say that the future of apps is This talks about future growth prospects in the industry.  Attached Asian mobile revenue proves this statement.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


In 2010, consumers spent $6.8 billion in mobile application stores while advertising revenue is $0.7 billion worldwide, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts said mobile application revenue will easily touch 30 billion in 2013.

“As smartphones grow in popularity and application stores become the focus for several players in the value chain, more consumers will experiment with application downloads,” said Stephanie Baghdassarian, research director at Gartner. “Games remain the No. 1 application, and mobile shopping, social networking, utilities and productivity tools continue to grow and attract increasing amounts of money.”

Consumers will have a wide choice of stores and will seek the ones that make it easy for them to discover applications they are interested in and make it easy to pay for them when they have to. Developers will have to consider carefully not only which platform to support but also which store to promote their applications in.

High-end smartphone users today tend to be early adopters of new mobile applications and more trustful of billing mechanisms, so they will pay for applications that can meet their needs. Average smartphone users will become less tech-savvy as smartphones come down in price to have a mass market appeal and these users will be more reluctant to pay for applications.