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December-2009  issue
Cover Story
Author: Vimali Swamy
Late one night in 2001 Sunit Saxena had to make an urgent dash to a grocery store., He was unable to find the items he needed -- nor could he find clerks to help him out. Looking around he saw the workers gathered in a back room... more>>
Cover Feature
Vimali Swamy
The recession that succeeded the great ‘Dot Com Bust’ of 2000 may have led the emergence of Outsourced Product Development... more>>
In My Opinion
Som Mittal
Som Mittal is an Indian business executive, who served as a Chairman and President of Nasscom from 2008 to 2014. He possesses a... more>>
Shantanu Ghosh
Innovation is a new way of doing something. It may refer to incremental and emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in... more>>
Shouvick Mukherjee
India has transformed itself from being a country providing only low-end support in the information technology space to an... more>>
Dr. Vivek Mansingh
I have recently attended the World Economic Forum in Delhi. The event was not only well attended by the industry leaders from... more>>
Sandeep Dhar
The success of India in the Information Technology space and as an emerging destination for R&D is no new story. However, over... more>>
Keshav Murugesh
The emergence of India as an economic and technological powerhouse may be the most surprising, most compelling, most inspiring... more>>
Ganesh Natarajan
The Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services (IT-ITES) industry is a critical pillar in... more>>
Sujit Dey and Craig Lee
Broadband Internet access is growing fast, bringing the benefits of high-speed connectivity to millions of users around the... more>>
Shankar Narayanan
Looking back at 1999, the annual production of mobiles was less than 200 million worldwide; MP3 was yet to be launched, no... more>>
Zoya Anna Thomas
"Energy, ambition, and desire; if you have these qualities, you can turn your dream into reality," says Sanchaita Datta, Chief... more>>
Alka Harriger and Gail Farnsley
These days, it is difficult for anyone to argue that a gender gap exists in the information technology (IT) industry. In the... more>>
Indrajit Mukherjee
Before I can discuss anything about various research frontiers in the area of quality engineering and management, it becomes... more>>
Ramesh Harjani
The wireless communications world is undergoing rapid changes to accommodate the unrelenting appetite for content while... more>>
Prof. Partha S. Mohanram
Why is valuing Internet firms inherently difficult? Firstly, most Internet firms do not have much of a history, as they have... more>>
VC Chakra
si Team
Vdopia, a video ad network firm, has raised $4 million in the first round of funding from Nexus Venture Partners. The company... more>>
si Team
The Santa Clara based Link_A_Media Devices, a developer of data recovery and transport technologies for storage devices, has... more>>
VC talk
Mukul Singhal
Since last six to nine months, there is early adoption in B2B Internet ventures that are trying to organize fragmented... more>>
Somak Chattopadhyay
Although this recession is impacting all facets of economy, some segments of the industry are riding the tailwinds of... more>>
In Focus
si Team
India’s tech knowledge is becoming accepted worldwide. T. Harikumar, who quit his job as an engineer with the Indian Space... more>>
si Team
Whether it is an established MNC, aggressive startup, a stodgy family-run business, or a new age retail business, CEO poaching... more>>
si Team
Kanak Gogoi, a 12th passed entrepreneur from Guwahati, has over a dozen innovations under his name, from a gravity-operated... more>>
si Team
Guess what’s going to be taught at the Harvard Business School soon - business models adopted by mid-tier Indian IT firms... more>>
si Team
Keeping our surroundings clean has never been this exciting, an interactive dustbin developed by six IIT-Bombay students will... more>>
si Team
With the rise in mobile connectivity the demand for mobile apps is witnessing a surge. This paves the way for an increase in... more>>
Sudarshan Kumar
Was it a part of BharatMatrimony’s strategy to gain publicity or protect its trademark? Consim Info, which owns matrimony... more>>
si Team
While India emerged as a top offshore destination in a recent survey, the ‘onshore’ scenario in customer service is found... more>>
Editor's Desk
Pradeep Shankar
Last month we saw President Barack Obama and India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh vowing to deepen trade and investment... more>>