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“Pune Tech Industry’s 40% decline” was an April Fools Day Prank

Earlier today, we published an article saying Pune’s Tech Industry to decline 40% by 2020, Negligible startup activity – Vivek Wadhwa. As many of you guessed (and, hilariously, some of you did not) this article was an April Fools day prank. An April Fool prank post is a tradition here at PuneTech. This year, Hetal […]

Pune’s Tech Industry to decline 40% by 2020, Negligible startup activity – Vivek Wadhwa

(Update: This article was a PuneTech April Fools Day Prank. A full apologyexplanation, is published here.) (For the last 6 months, Vivek Wadhwa, an entrepreneur academic, has been conducting a detailed study on the competitiveness of the tech industry in India, China and Indonesia. His detailed report is due next month, but since PuneTech was a […]

Business Continuity Management Lifecycle and Key Contractual Requirements

A plan to ensure that your company can survive a disaster is of prime importance. This article gives an overview of how to plan for continuity of your business in such an event.

MCCIA Seminar: “Why MBA?” (for students and parents) – 21st May

What: A seminar targeted towards graduates and their parents on why they should do an MBA. With Arun Mudbidri, Director SIBM, and Sreeram Geet, Career Counsellor When: Thursday, 21st May, 10:30am-12:30am Where: Hall no. 3, 5th Floor, Wing A, MCCIA Trade Towers, ICC Complex, S.B.Road Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to […]

Architecture of a decision-support system

Application of optimization in real life situations is often defeated by “real-life” issues that have nothing to do with the optimization algorithm, and more to do with how well (or how badly) the model being optimized fits reality. This is the second in the series of articles on optimization by “real life optimization guru” Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanian. In the first article, he presented a case study and this article analyzes how a layered architecture to tackling this problem would have surfaced the problems much earlier and many of the surprises that caused them to swing wildly between jubilation and depression would have been avoided.

Branding and Marketing for your startup: PoCC meet, 18 April

“Branding your IP: A mantra to global success” and “Hi-Technology Marketing” – a Pune OpenCoffee Club meeting for Pune Startups to understand branding and marketing

Optimization: A case study

An overview of the dark art of optimization by Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanyan, an optimization guru, and one of the original pioneers of applying optimization to Supply Chain Management. Intended for a technically savvy audience who might not be aware of the application of optimization in real world situations.

Pune’s Tech Mahindra wins Satyam bid

According to news reports today, Pune based Tech Mahindra has won the Satyam bid. Here is the coverage in The Economic Times “Tech Mahindra wins bid for Satyam Computers” Image via Wikipedia The other rivals in the race were L&T InfoTech and the American billionaire Wilbur Ross. This news is already being covered in great […]

PuneTech’s April Fools Prank – Pune handling recession better than Bangalore

Following in the footsteps of such respected media houses as the BBC and the Guardian, PuneTech yesterday played an April Fools’ Day prank on its readers. Click here if you cannot see the video above. It’s different from yesterday’s news clip. We claimed that Pune is expecting growth in revenues in spite of the recession, […]

Pune handling recession much better than Bangalore

Update: This was a PuneTech April Fools’ Day prank. See this post for the full story. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that we are in the midst of a major recession, and it is having a significant effect on the Indian software industry. Now there are hard numbers giving an exact idea of how […]