Friday, September 17, 2004

Salaries of Software Professionals

An interesting analysis of Indian and US salaries for software professionals can be gotten through a paper written by an expatriate professional, Dr. M. Vidyasagar. It uses the concept of Purchasing Power Parity. This paper is very relevant to the hotly-debated topic of outsourcing and offshoring. Ultimately, of course, the free market will triumph as long as the market is kept free.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Telecommunication Equipment Production in India

It appears that the Indian IT sector is getting seriously into the act of augmenting the needs of telecom equipment providers, rather than assist only telecom service providers. And, this realization has occurred at the highest levels of the Central government, as this quote from IT and Communications minister, Dayanidhi Maran, indicates:

" ... India can emerge as the global hub for making telecom equipment ..."

This could mean a highly accelerated growth in this IT sector: telecom equipment providers, worldwide, please take note.

Monday, September 13, 2004

" ... a router is not just a router anymore", - Mike Volpi.

This is what Volpi said today in connection with the release of a new family of routers for small and medium size businesses (SMBs). Once you combine voice, video and data transmission in a single device, the router, the basic routing engine merely becomes a platform because it has to cater now to specialized treatment of the so-called triple-play traffic.
In another news today, Cisco acquired dynamicSoft to strengthen the intelligence needed inside the network. Good move.

Friday, September 03, 2004

Books Online

My professional membership group, the Association for Computing Machinery, has introduced a remarkably valuable new online service to its members, Welcome to ACM's Online Books Program!. This is definitely very valuable and I hope more organizations make use of this. Of course, the one of the behind-the-scenes beneficiary in this food chain is Books24x7 Inc.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

On Facilitative Education: An Essay

Education is an interesting activity. The process of getting an individual educated is an inherently complex one; if you do not love to educate another person, it can be very frustrating. (I suppose if you do not have inherent love for an activity, you won't be able to persist in it). I recently had an opportunity to write an essay On Facilitative Education.