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May 06, 2005

Costly geographies

Sounds like a new restructuring argument:

We are over-invested in high-cost geographies like the U.S., and underinvested in low-cost geographies like India.

I read similar statement from IBM as well.

May 6, 2005 in Silicon Valley | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 05, 2005

Open source marketing

Genius of firefox lies  as  much in it's technical superiority as in the way it's been marketed.

I think this will go down in the short history of open source as a first big success story of the open source marketing phenomena. Companies of all sizes can learn ton of things from these guys.

Its a pure beauty to see how clear and wicked is their approach to generate and sustain the buzz. 


May 5, 2005 in Emerging Technologies | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 04, 2005

Smart company

Well this blogging thing is making me like Microsoft more and more. The way they are promoting this internally and the way Bill Gates is providing the plug at the highest level is doing wonders to the practice of blogging. Nobody doubts his geeky credentials.

Very soon many C-level execs will be jumping onto this trend. There is lot to loose if you don't talk because some of your competition will start talking very soon.

I think Microsoft has managed to improve their reputation to a great extent by letting their rank and file talk about their work. It was a smart move which is now getting converts from many other companies.  Bill Gates giving time to Engadget tells us where the power curve is moving.

Now in this new battle-equation of Microsoft versus Google, suddenly Microsoft looks very open and transparent.

May 4, 2005 in Emerging Technologies | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 02, 2005

Formula for finding opportunities

More VC theories on how to find opportunities.

For me its always about market. Everything is a function of market. Market size, rapid curves of the market, competition, market maturity and all things which Mr Christensen writes about.

May 2, 2005 in Entrepreneurship | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Open sauce

Dion Wiggins of Gartner urging companies to adopt open source as part of their product strategy.

Denial is not the solution at this stage.  Companies who are able to integrate   open source trend in their overall roadmap and  without sacrificing their immediate revenue stream will be in a good position when this thing hits the roof.

With 99,572 projects already on the board, this trend is accelerating everyday.

May 2, 2005 in Open source | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack