Monday, May 25, 2009

Data protection is the cornerstone of every IT deployment

From MB to GB to TB to…

How much information did we create in 2008? The equivalent of more than: 237 billion fully-loaded Amazon Kindle wireless reading devices, 4.8 quadrillion online bank transactions, 3 quadrillion Twitter feeds, 162 trillion digital photos, 30 billion fully-loaded Apple iPod Touches, 19 billion fully-loaded Blu-ray DVDs... Thus informs a recent EMC-sponsored IDC study titled, ‘As the Economy Contracts, the Digital Universe Expands.’ I’m sure this must be gre at news for those in the storage business. Such as, Prakash Krishnamoorthy.
He is the Country Manager, Storage Works Division, Hewlett-Packard India Sales P Ltd, Chennai (, and when we meet on April 16, I ask him, “From MB to GB to TB… Where are we headed to?”


Thursday, May 14, 2009

'Creating solutions for clinical needs is not what India prides on'

‘We need a robust tech infrastructure’

The benefits of IT (information technology) and computing are easily transferable from space science, defence, robotics, or the entertainment industry to healthcare, observes S. Nandakumar, CEO, Perfint Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Chennai ( “This has enabled visualisation at the touch of a button and at point of care,” he adds, during the course of a recent e-mail interaction with eWorld.


Monday, May 4, 2009

India is accepted as a leading and stable economy

Software for a ‘hard’ industry

Here is a statement that can be cut in stone: “SMEs are the backbone of industry.” Perhaps, Ganesh Kumar Murugan has a plaque to that effect on his table, I wonder, as we meet over lunch on March 6. Murugan is passionate about SMEs (small and medium enterprises); and, as Vice-President, Customer Services, Operations and Technology, Rising Solutions, Chennai, he has a team d eveloping software for some of the ‘hardest’ SME customers — in the stone industry.


We need standards for independent directors

A case study on Satyam

Hopping jets, raising money for schools, advising political leaders across the world, teaching courses, working with government agencies, writing books and articles, rubbing shoulders with corporate captains on boards, suggesting to students practical marriage strategies, and more…
Living a whole new life, after a quintuple bypass surgery (‘five for the price of one’), Bala V. Balachandran, Founder and Hon Dean of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai ( ), is in no mood to slow down.