Sunday, October 30, 2005

Happy Diwali & Eid Mubarak

Happy Diwali!

Eid Mubarak

Friday, October 28, 2005

Marketing Concepts

It is not wrong when we are sharing what we enjoyed So Control C and Control V are right sometimes as MS does.

A professor at IIM was explaining marketing concepts:

1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: "I am
very rich. Marry me!" - That's Direct Marketing

2. You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl.
One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says: "He's very
rich. Marry him." -

That's Advertising.

3. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her
telephone number. The next day, you call and say: "Hi, I'm very rich.
Marry me." - That's Telemarketing.

4. You're at a party and see gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten
your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink, you open the door (of
the car)for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her ride and
then say:"By the way, I'm rich. Will you marry me?" - That's Public

5. You're! at a party and see gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and

"You are very rich! Can you marry ! me?" - That's Brand Recognition.

6. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: "I am
very rich. Marry me!" She gives you a nice hard slap on your face. -
That's Customer Feedback.

7. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: "I am
very rich. Marry me!" And she introduces you to her husband. - That's
demand and supply gap.

8. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you
say anything, another person come and tell her: "I'm rich. Will you
marry me?" and she goes with him - That's competition eating into your
market share.

9. You see and gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you
say: "I'm rich Marry me!" your wi fe arrives. - That's restriction for
entering new markets.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Is IT time to wind up from Bangalore

Last Sunday night, it was impossible to reach the Bangalore airport as the rain pounded the city and the waters were rising. And the infrastructure collapsed completely, leaving vital links to the city disrupted. And angry city residents could do nothing but be patient and wait for situation to normalise.

Check out the photos Click Here

Richmond Circle was a scene straight from hell. Most roads and city's all arteries are clogged.
The rains left many I-T firms inundated. Wipro office was inundated too. Office goers had a tough time.

The rains have wreaked havoc in the IT city at a time when there was a face-off between the Infosys mentor Narayanamurthy and the former Prime Minister H.D Deve Gowda about how the former has been indulging in land-grabbing and has not been concentrating on the Bangalore International Airport.

It began when the Wipro chief Azim Premji first raised an alarm about the deteriorating infrastructure in the city, lack of infrastructure facilities and lack of accommodation facilities. Recently, Bangalore was again in news for its astronomical hotel prices almost as high as London and Paris.With the row between N R Narayana Murthy and Deve Gowda escalating, the AP government has moved into top gear to woo Infosys to Hyderabad. The IT major already has a campus in Hyderabad's hi-tech district Cyberabad, but the Y S Rajasekhara Reddy government is offering it land for a second. "Hyderabad is willing to host a larger Infosys facility," a senior AP government official said.

IT minister Sabita Indra Reddy said an Infosys team has already met Rajasekhara Reddy and sought about 100 acres. "We have agreed," the minister confirmed. Officials said an announcement could come within "ten days." This possibility comes barely two days after Wipro signed a deal with the AP government to set up its second software development centre in Hyderabad "within 12 months".

Under the deal, Wipro has been allotted 100 acres at below-market prices. An AP government team is likely to be active in Bangalore's annual four-day IT event,, next week to win Infosys and other companies fed up with the collapsing infrastructure in the Garden City. "We (AP) are hosting a dinner at the on Oct. 26.

If the Infosys deal is clinched, Wipro and Narayana Murthy's company will be the first IT firms to have a second campus in Hyderabad. Other companies like Microsoft, GE and Oracle have only single units here.

Hyderabad, however, has a long way to go before catching up with Bangalore. This is clear from software export figures. At Rs 8,270 crore in the last financial year, software exports from Hyderabad were less than a third of Rs Bangalore's 27,600 crore.

Gowda Wake Up atleast Now..

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Farmers profit as ITC sells Himachal apples

Uzhavar Sandhai, a good plan might have dropped in TN govt however the same mode of operation is successful in ITC-IBD. The major concern about this project to reduce the brokerage and increase the profit to Farmer end. Since echoupal is successfull IBD started open their hand widely to move to some other products. They started with APPLEs as an experiment and succeeded in that also. Look at the review from portal

ITC has in collaboration with the state-run Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corp(HPMC) for the first time purchased apples from select farmers and just finished selling them in India's metropolitan centres.

"ITC with help from HPMC procured almost 13,000 boxes of apple valued at around Rs.6 million," said C.R.B. Lalit, the managing director of HPMC.

"The fruit was procured from selected orchards and sold by ITC in selected outlets. ITC paid the farmers immediately. HPMC has been paid a commission of Rs.25 a box for providing local help to ITC," he said.

Many farmers who sold their produce to ITC seem satisfied.

"I got a 30 percent higher price than what the average apple farmers sell at to commission agents in several cities across India," said Ranjeet Mehta, an apple farmer from Kotgarh.

Even though the apple procured by ITC is only a fraction (13,000 boxes, each box weighs around 22 kg) of the total produce of 230 million boxes in the state, many feel this could mark the entry of bigger players into this industry.[Link]

Sivaji Update-1

Here is the few Updates about SIVAJI....


Rajni as SIVAJI

Rajni & Shriya

Again we will hope this pictures will get realised in Movie


Monday, October 24, 2005

Now its IPOD Turn..

Consumers angry about what they say is the iPod nano screen’s tendency to scratch easily have filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple Computer, saying they want their money back plus a share of the company’s profits on the music player’s sales.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California in San Jose on Wednesday, essentially brings complaints about the ultra-slim device that have been festering on blogs and message boards into the courts.

Apple has sold more than 1 million units of the nano since its launch. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of nano owner Jason Tomczak and others who have purchased the device. The lawsuit alleges Mr. Tomczak rubbed a paper towel on his nano’s face and “that alone left significant scratches.” [Link]

Thursday, October 20, 2005

ITC Infotech India Ltd.

I am always proud of being an ITC Infotech'ian, I have already shared few topics regarding my company. Just have look about my Company

ITC Infotech India Ltd., the wholly owned subsidiary of ITC, offers a powerful customer value proposition based on its in-depth domain knowledge gained from the experience of servicing a range of internal and external customers across diverse domains.

Profiled by Forrester Research as a Leading Tier2 vendor and driven by a CAGR of 54%, ITC Infotech is today one of the fastest growing IT companies in India. Based in the picturesque 37 acres ITC Infotechpark in the heart of Bangalore city, ITC Infotech through its wholly owned software subsidiaries in the UK and US service multiple Fortune Class clients in North America and Europe.

ITC Infotech is an SEI CMM Level 5 software services & solutions provider. Supported by ITC’s strong business fundamentals, our corporate vision and resources are totally aligned to deliver to our global clients the true essence of “Business-friendly Solutions” innovatively and cost-effectively.

We are a part of the ITC Group, one of the world's most successfully diversified companies. ITC is one of India's foremost private sector companies with a market capitalisation of nearly US $ 9 billion and a turnover of US $ 3 billion. Rated among the World's Leading Companies by Forbes magazine, ITC ranks third in pre-tax profit among India's private sector corporations. ITC has a diversified presence in Cigarettes, Hotels, Paperboards & Specialty Papers, Packaging, Agri-Business, Branded Apparel, Packaged Foods & Confectionery, Greeting Cards and other FMCG products

ITC Infotech provides End-to-End IT Services for its clients with a strategic focus on the following solution areas:

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Product Life cycle Management (PLM) and Engineering Services
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
E-Business - B2B, B2C and Community Portals
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


சக்தியெல்லாம் ஒன்று சேர்ந்தாலே!- a one line lyric in CM. It comes very true inthe nest film itself. Film Production Giant AVM, Shanker, and Rajni in New movie. No wonder that the turnover is more that 100 Crores. Is this the story?

Sivaji is an NRI. He is a software engineer. He returns to Tamilnadu. He gets dejected on seeing the plight of education department being made a business commodity. He uses all his savings and property and builds world class free education centers. On approaching various departments to accomplish this, he comes across bribery and corruption. He gives everything to get the task done and finally starts his education centers. When all is about to commence, all the other education center owners who made multi-millions, protest against him. They ask the government to cancel Sivaji's license. The government denies their request. As a result the government loses power and is dismissed. The new government cancels Sivaji's license, and demolishes all education centers. After spending all his money on his dream project, which is now no more, Sivaji is left in the streets with just one rupee.

In this situation, how Sivaji overcomes his enemies and how he realizes his dream project again and says 'How is it?" is the story of Rajini's new movie "Sivaji". Directed by Shankar.

I sure this is not the story of the movie!

Are Jews Smarter?

Did Jewish intelligence evolve in tandem with Jewish diseases as a result of discrimination in the ghettos of medieval Europe? That’s the premise of a controversial new study that has some preening and others plotzing. What genetic science can tell us—and what it can’t. [Link]

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Bihar Election-Phase 1

Nalanda, was the gateway for educataion. Now? Bihar is in the last in the list in Education. Awaited election started today with Terrorism as expected. Biharis are waiting for a Govt. almost for past 1 year. We will forget what happened the election before. Election is a biggest Biz for Bihar Terrorists. Hope Bihar people will elect a party with majority to not to go for one more election. God Please Help those People!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Hebbel Lake

Located in Bangalore Outer Ring Road (North West), near by Bellari-Hyderabad Flyover. A quiet nice place to spend leisure time, not much crowded. Boating is also available in the evening timings. Lot of couples(unmarried) are arriving to this place as this is not crowded much, you can find them under each and every tree. Could be decent if you go with friends rather family. I like Ulsoor Lake as it is much connected and cleanliness. Will post some Pictures of Ulsoor lake in another couple of days.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

SAP and ME

No company has come to better represent the idea of enterprise applications than SAP AG headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. Today, more than 20,000 companies run more than 64,500 installations of SAP software for their back-office infrastructure. The lion's share of those installations are SAP's R/2 and R/3 ERP systems. When big companies talk about integrating applications today, there is usually an SAP application in there somewhere.

When client/server computing began to flourish in the 1990s, and international organizations looked for financial software suites, SAP successfully moved its former mainframe application software forward. Like others, the firm has had to make adjustments since then -- supporting a number of databases, finding better ways to link to legacy computer systems, linking up with Java servers and embracing so-called Web services architectures.

While SAP applications have long been known for being mission-critical, they are also known for being rigid, complex and tightly coupled. So notoriously proprietary was the company's software, and so arcane its ABAP programming language, that a cottage industry of consultants sprang up to customize, fine-tune and upgrade SAP applications.

While overall company revenue has risen from euro 5.1B in 1999 to euro 7.0B in 2003, software license revenue declined in 2003. The drop was somewhat offset by increases in maintenance revenue, yet the mantra in the IT world today calls for reduced maintenance charges. Like others, SAP is working to create more flexible software and to exploit open-source and XML-based Web services software to make that happen. At the same time, the company hopes to shed its inflexible software image, and to expand into the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) markets.

Why such a Big Blog, what is the reason behind this.. on the way .. Check out my next blog on Monday


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