Monday, September 27, 2010

The new machines and today's customers require more sophisticated handling.

IT solutions for SMBs

To be a good fit for small and medium businesses (SMBs), information technology solutions should provide the owner better visibility into his business, better information for decision-making, and help him stay on top of his business, anytime, anywhere. Thus begins ‘Partha' S. Parthasarathy, Chairman and CEO of Chennai-based Nu Street Technologies ( when asked what top attributes IT solutions must have so as to be a good fit for SMBs. “Such solutions should be highly targeted to specific customer domains, not complex solutions that boil the ocean,” he adds, during a recent interaction with eWorld.


Monday, September 20, 2010

The mobile revolution in India

Key challenges telecom operators face

With the mobile phone becoming the greatest social leveller, it is no more a question of socialism or capitalism but only ‘mobilism,' says a cheerful Debasis Chatterji, CEO, Netxcell Ltd, Hyderabad ( He cites a UN study that in a typical developing economy every 10 per cent mobile penetration improves the GDP by 1.2 per cent. That's a huge contribution, observes Chatterji, during a recent interaction with eWorld.


Valuation is to IFRS implementation what book-keeping is to accountancy

From ‘true and fair' to ‘fair'

To those who are implementing IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), training is a big challenge, feels S. Sundararaman, Partner, Haribhakti & Co, Chartered Accountants, Chennai ( More specifically, training in an environment of dynamic evolution of the standards is the challenge, he adds, during a recent interaction with Business Line. “Finding adequate human resources for this is a bigger task.”


Monday, September 13, 2010

The concept of virtual reality in business is not immune to the noisy pattern of input data stream

Biz benefits from virtual reality

After having put together research essays on agent-based virtual environments, augmented reality, collision detection, machining operation simulation, modelling of dynamics surfaces, neuro-imaging technologies, virtual prototyping and virtual reality communities – from authors in China, Germany, Australia, Greece, Spain and the US – the Editor of Virtual Technologies for Business and Industrial Applications: Innovative and Synergistic Approaches (, N. Raghavendra Rao, is not too happy that there have not been any contributions from India.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The latest technology in behavioural analytics is finding the intent of visitors to a Web site.

Find the intent of visitors to a Web site

When I met Harish Reddy a few weeks ago, it was ‘LeadForce1' that was prominent on his card. And Harish, who heads the APAC operations from Bangalore (, spoke about his company's work in ‘Marketing Automation 2.0' or ‘next-generation marketing automation that converts anonymous online visits into qualified sales leads, determines Web site visitor interest and intent, and enables sales teams to reach decision-makers more effectively and close deals faster using patented business intelligence and data mining technology.'
Our conversation continued over e-mail, with the difference that his company's name now is LeadFormix, ‘because of objection from Salesforce.'