Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Till now, parallel computing has been the exclusive domains of scientists

Share to excel

Interdisciplinary research, more so in computer science and engineering, is lacking, feels N. Venkateswaran, Founder Director, Waran Research Foundation, Chennai (http://bit.ly/F4TWaran). The saddest part is that experts from a different science field who have made the most relevant applied research contributions to the field of computer science and engineering are not encouraged to come into the mainstream, he rues, in the course of a recent interaction with Business Line, during the VLSI Conference held in IIT-Madras.


More and more manufacturers and distributors have started selling their products online

Focus on electronics prototypes, pilot runs

During my brief interaction with Kumar Natarajan, who is the VP (Operations) of Chennai-based Kantel Technologies (http://bit.ly/F4TKantel), the discussion is about the changes in the electronics manufacturing landscape. As someone who is involved in the supply chain for the new product development of electronics manufacturers, Kumar shares his experience about the domain, even as fireworks fill the night sky, and his batch-mates of REC Trichy (1981-85) party around the SRM Hotel swimming pool. Our conversation resumes over email…


Friday, January 21, 2011

The basic premise of cost arbitrage is under attack

Train recruits or recruit the trained?

Were you to ask Santanu Paul — CEO and Managing Director of TalentSprint P Ltd, Hyderabad (http://bit.ly/F4TSantanuPaul) — whether he sees professional skill development as a commercial venture or a social one, he would not fall into the ‘or' trap. “It is both,” avers Paul, during the course of a recent interaction with eWorld.


The needs of integrators are different from those of creators

Close the talent gap

India as a talent pool and a market for design automation' is one of the topics that Rahul Arya — Director of Marketing & Technology Sales in Cadence Design Systems (I) Pvt Ltd, Bangalore (http://bit.ly/F4TRahulArya) — brings up during a recent interaction with eWorld.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The proportion of consultants who can be considered experts in the integration between different modules is miniscule even today

What makes an ERP consultant successful

The bus heading to REC Trichy is packed with alumni and ready to leave from the hotel portico. But before joining his batch-mates (1981-85) for a literal walk down memory lane, S. Rangarajan, a Bangalore-based SAP consultant (http://bit.ly/F4TSRangarajan), shares with Business Line a few interesting insights from his consulting experience. We continue our conversation over email…


It is important that the organisations should be capable of measuring their performance, productivity, and efficiency

Smart way to spend

One of the ways to keep the cost of information technology as low as possible for small and medium businesses is to look for solutions in SaaS (Software as a Service), says Desi Valli, Executive Director & COO, Net 4 India Ltd, Noida (http://bit.ly/F4TDesiValli), a company that provides CRM on a service model.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Innovation is a long process and therefore it cannot have a specific time frame to happen

Innovation should benefit end users

Motivating employees to innovate, and creating a culture that encourages innovation, can often result in organisations spending considerable time and energy to examine several frivolous ideas, cautions Ferose V. R., Managing Director, SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

India is the preferred destination in the global engineering value chain

‘Engineered in India'

As the head of HCL Engineering and R&D Services, G.H. Rao (http://bit.ly/F4TGHRao) has at least half-a-dozen things to say in answer to my poser, ‘In what ways can our policies and procedures enable the development of engineering research services?' With a structured focus towards development of engineering research activities, the government needs to establish a complete product development ecosystem that can supplement design with prototyping and manufacture, begins Rao, during a recent interaction with eWorld.