Saturday, March 31, 2007

IBM I-WANT-CONTROL Advertisements

Did you all get to see the new IBM advertisements with the theme 'I Want Control"? Some of the advertisements are pretty funny.

Their main message is around how IBM can help IT departments regain control of IT Operations. IBM traditionally is a big player in IT outsourcing, where they manage end-to-end IT for big corporations. With Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) becoming a popular model even for big enterprises, it will be interesting to see how their IT outsourcing strategy will evolve.

On another note on how IT departments can make or break a marketing message; go through the following links:
Go to:
  2. Click on "Read all the Comments". This is below the "CTRL+ALT+DEL" message at the center of their page.
  3. Click on any "i" to go to a comment.
  4. You will find comments like "Our network admin informed me....."
  5. At the bottom of the comment you will find a link to "Reply to or read all posts"
  6. Click on that.........
  7. Unfortunately this leads to a "page not found error!"
Is this a IT issue that could be detected before deployment?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Yahoo : Is unlimited good?

Yahoo announced today that they will be providing unlimited storage for email. This is a great news for consumers like me. I am not sure if the limits per email size will still exist. One of the biggest pains I had is not the size of my mail box but the size of each email, if I have to send attachments.

Is unlimited really good? I will be cautious to check how this will affect the performance of email service.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New Venture

As most of you already know, I am now working for a small software startup eVapt Inc. in Austin TX. We are working on developing Operational Support Systems (OSS) / Business Support Systems (BSS) for the Software-as-a-Service provider market. For more info, look at

Friday, March 23, 2007

Moved from bloglines

After staying for many years on Bloglines, finally making the switch. It was hard for folks to write comments on post at bloglines. Stay tuned on "World around me" here.