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Archive for May, 2008.

CSI-Pune’s ILM Seminar – A Report

CSI-Pune conducted a half-day workshop on Information Life-cycle management. T.M. Ravi, founder and CEO of Mimosa Systems gave the keynote presentation. There were product/project pitches from IBM, Zmanda, Coriolis. A talk on storage trends by Abhinav Jawadekar. Finally a panel discussion with representation from Symantec (V. Ganesh), BMC (Bladelogic; Monish Darda), Zmanda (K K George), […]

PubMatic Launches Default Optimization Service to Recapture $1 Billion in Lost Advertising Revenue

A large number of websites rely on advertising as their primary source of income. Typically the ads are served by third party ad networks (for example Google’s adsense). When an ad network is unable to find an appropriate ad for a specific page being served to a specific reader, they put in default or public […]

Archival, e-Discovery and Compliance

Archival of e-mails and other electronic documents, and the use of such archives in legal discovery is an emerging and exciting new field in enterprise data management. There are a number of players in this area in Pune, and it is, in general, a very interesting and challenging area. This article gives a basic background. […]

WiCamp – “From Ideas to Dollars” barcamp – 30 May

What: WiCamp is a barcamp with the theme “From Ideas to Dollars”, organized by Wipro Technologies. BarCamps are un-conference like meetings. Here like minded people come over and share their learning on a topic of mutual interest through presentation, demos, videos, etc. When: Friday, 30th May, 2pm to 7pm Where: Wipro Technologies, Platinum Training hall, […]

CSI-Pune Seminar on Information Lifecycle Management – 29 May

What: Seminar on Information Lifecycle Management. ILM consists all the technologies required during the lifetime of some data stored in an enterprise. How data comes in, where it is stored, the storage hardware/software and architecture, how it is archived and backed up, retention policies, and deletion policies. When: Thursday, 29 May 2008, 4pm to 9pm […]

Commercial work pilots begin on Eka, Tata’s supercomputer

The Financial Express reports that Eka, the 4th fastest supercomputer in the world, built in Pune by the Tata’s Computation Research Lab (CRL), has begun running pilot projects for various commercial entities. Excerpts: According to sources close to the development, the main application areas are in aerospace and aerodynamics, automotive design and engineering, academics, animation, […]

121 Tech unveils easyTXT signage solutions | Televisionpoint.com News

FromĀ  Televisionpoint.com: 121 Technologies has unveiled its Bluetooth/SMS enabled easyTXT smart signage solutions. easyTXT is a digitally enhanced media format for deployment at OOH locations such as retail spaces, airports, malls/multiplexes, exhibitions, events. The technology allows potential customers’ mobile phones to be registered in an intuitive manner to receive offers and notifications. […] The technology […]

Monkiri adds Blogger/WordPress support – becomes more useful

When Pune-based social web-clipping service Monkiri had launched a couple of weeks ago, I had complained that it’s utility is very limited because it does not allow posting the clips to the user’s personal blog. They have moved quickly, and fixed the problem. They now support Blogger and WordPress blogs. That should certainly increase its […]

IdeaCampPune – a Report

These are the quick-n-dirty notes that I took during IdeaCampPune. (Actually, they are my live-tweets of the event.) I’ve tried to include relevant links where I could find them. Generally, I think it went rather well. The organizers had stopped registration after 80 entries (there were a bunch of other people who wanted to get […]

A Vision for e-Governance in Pune

In an earlier article, I wrote about how Pune now has a CIO, who is pushing various initiatives to make Pune the city with the best use of technology for governance. At my request, Dr. Anupam Saraph, the CIO of Pune, has written two articles about this aspect of his work. The first one is […]