BLOGS & OPINION

5 things Indian speakers should never say on stage

Want to sound like a professional speaker? Then avoid these phrases. Image credit: TEDx Gateway, TED As I media person,…

How should brands reach out to new and ‘cool’ Internet companies?

‘Born in the cloud’ or Internet companies are tech savvy companies (usually startups) that are regarded as ‘disruptors’ as they…

What Airlines in India need to do in difficult times

The aviation industry (and airlines) in India are again facing turbulent times. Last week I read, in astonishment, about a…

Information amalgamation is the next killer application

We live in a truly connected world where apps and services are gathering information about us. There are numerous possibilities…

Why investors are attracted to media companies

When investors come forward to buy or invest in media companies, people wonder what attracts them, and what makes them…

Will the Amazon Go concept work in India?

Amazon Go is a concept of the cashier-less store, devoid of POS machines and checkout operators.

Where Content Marketing is Heading in 2018

Brands are expecting an end-to-end content strategy The year 2017 was an exciting year for Content Specialists. Brands want to…

Is Google AdWords Right for Your Website?

— Scatter Editorial Website owners often face a dilemma when trying to decide how to promote their sites best online.…

What do the new iPhone launches mean for India?

So the new iPhones were launched two days ago (Sept. 12), and we know all the specs and features. In…

How to make your Panel Discussion successful

Panel Discussions are an important part of conferences and delegates look forward to listening to, and interacting with the panellists.…

Trump Meets Technology Leaders But Misses The Point

The verdict is clear and out in the open: If US tech companies are restrained from recruiting highly skilled workers…

How do you solve a problem like Air India?

One of the things I was looking forward to, during my vacation last year, was the opportunity to fly Air…

Why award nominations fail to make it

I recently participated on the jury for an Innovation Award for IT projects in India. Fellow jury members were CIOs…

7 things I want to achieve in 2017

The first working day of the year feels like any other day (if you exclude the bonhomie of colleagues in…

GPU is the new CPU

(355 Views) The CPU (central processing unit) was king in the PC era. I remember the hotly contested race between two…

The opportunities that Apple missed (and what it should pursue next)

The opportunities for Apple lie in intelligent software. The 'i' that prefixes its product names should now stand for 'intelligent'.

Money for Nothing (and your cheques for free)

Every time I see a long queue outside an Indian bank the Dire Straits song “Money for Nothing” starts playing…

10 patterns that can help you predict the next killer technology application

When you track technology for years, and buy new devices every few months, you see a pattern emerging. Here are…

What Indian audiences expect at Conferences and Events

I’m back from three back-to-back events (in India) that I helped organize and also attended as a delegate. And I…

Are you the Sherpa who can make a difference?

Quick: Who was the second man on the moon? Who reached the summit of Mount Everest first? Was it Sir…

Why India is really interested in Tesla

This week I read reports in the local newspaper about Indian transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s visit to the Tesla plant…

What holds us back (career progression)

I don’t watch television, even though the TV is on in the living room. And my family loves to watch…

Avast + AVG have a huge opportunity ahead

There is consolidation happening in the Anti-virus space. After the ForcePoint-Websense-Raytheon consolidation and also the Symantec–Bluecoat & FireEye – iSight…

We are learning from each other…

I begin this post by asking you a simple question: How much do you remember about what you learnt in…

What the LinkedIn acquisition could do for Microsoft (and me)

14 June, 2016: The news headline that caught my attention this morning was the LinkedIn acquisition. I’ve been using LinkedIn…

How to choose your Data Center

Four years ago, I was writing a cover story on data centers for InformationWeek magazine. The research included visits to…

How to choose your Data Center

Four years ago, I was writing a cover story on data centers for InformationWeek magazine. The research included visits to…

Why it’s so difficult to ‘Make in India’

–Brian Pereira Mumbai – As the curtains come down on the Government’s elaborate ‘Make in India’ week today in Mumbai,…

When people are irresolute, undecided and capricious

On several occasions in my career, I have had to deal with people who couldn’t make firm, resolute decisions. They’d…

‘Tis the season to be Gifting

It’s that time of the year again when we think about all our friends and relatives, and what we could…

Preparing for Disruptive Collaboration

Disruption: A process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to challenge an established incumbent business. – Harvard…

Marketers should capitalize on Nostalgia

Not long ago, I read an article about a certain electronics company that started manufacturing 1980s style tape decks. And…

Disrupt or be Disrupted! (How to survive in a Digital world)

I heard you on the wireless back in Fifty Two Lying awake intent at tuning in on you. If I…

What makes a city Smart?

I’m again seeing a lot about Smart Cities in the media these days. There’s talk about Digital India and IoT thrown…

How to get 900+ followers on Twitter

One of the first things I do when I log on to Twitter is to check how many followers I…

Gone in 5.2 secs (What Microsoft-Nokia phones missed)

Two contrasting stories caught my attention in the last 24 hours: First, the sad story of Microsoft and its failure…

There’s an untapped market for Personal Entertainment Devices

On a recent visit to a well-known electronics store in Mumbai, I was disappointed to note the limited choices in…

How to complete your Coursera course

Whenever I mention Coursera (the Massive Open Online Course) to anyone, the response is usually, “Yeah, I signed up for…

Deploying IT has become a drag and drop affair

My visit to the new Brocade development center in Bangalore on April 16, and the briefings I’ve had with some…

CeBIT through the eyes of a journalist

When a journalist has just four days to cover a mega event like CeBIT, it can be an extremely challenging…

CeBIT through the eyes of a journalist

When a journalist has just four days to cover a mega event like CeBIT, it can be an extremely challenging…

What I learned at NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2015

As a journalist, I’ve been attending the NASSCOM India Leadership forum (NILF) for many years. I have fond memories of…

What I learned at NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2015

As a journalist, I’ve been attending the NASSCOM India Leadership forum (NILF) for many years. I have fond memories of…

The next big thing for Samsung, Sony, Apple, LG, Google….

Ever since the passing away of Steve Jobs, we haven’t really seen something “new and exciting” from Apple. The iPhone…

Hi-resolution audio is here at last!

If you are an audiophile or music enthusiast, you “listen” to the music while others merely “hear” it. That means…