The world is headed towards the unknown. What a great time for vacation! And while we’re at it, why not make it large – an international vacation!
So here we are at the end of 2016 – on the back of a trumping victory, a demonetisation, and random other unexpected events including a noble Dylan. Many of these events are expected to make life tough for IT companies in India. And then there are mega-trends of automation, centralization and simplification impacting work and technology companies. The largest companies have sent out signals of revenue, on-site and hiring slowdown possibility. Continue reading The Little and The Large →
Three roles have been evolving in software development over past few years.
The devigner is a person who packs a pretty punch. She is a graphic designer, UI designer, UX developer, server developer and database developer all rolled into one. Continue reading 3 Trends in Software Developer Roles – And One to Avoid! →
Alternatively called revolutionary and creepy, Google Glass has cyberspace up – up in arms and up for it. Hate it or like it, you can’t ignore it.
There are social, privacy and etiquette implications. Not surprisingly, places where privacy is paramount (such as dive bars), have banned Google Glass. This makes headlines because…nobody knows!
And then there are positive applications such as surgeons monitoring indicators without having to look away. This makes headlines because…nobody knows!
Nobody knows what will happen to Google Glass.
You can’t even put it in any one slot. Is it technology? Is it fashion? Is it vanity? Is it utility? Is it the first attempt at mass wearables? Is it the advent of the cyborgs? It doesn’t end.
The best way to think about Glass is by closing your eyes.
If the downsides are mostly about inappropriate use or privacy concerns, the assumption is that wearers will never take them off. Given that it is easy to take off, it is is easy to see that people will just adapt and remove them at inappropriate places.
The question is: what utility can it provide?
Consumer uses are highlighted by Google. However, I feel specific work applications will come up as developers and organizations re-imagine the possibilities. You can use live-streaming for experience-sharing among friends, or field support personnel can use live-streaming to transmit a malfunctioning machine’s innards to an expert. You are an augmented human being with capability to see additional relevant information to the task at hand.
How can custom software development be impacted? One idea: a constantly recording Glass app with N-recent-minutes recording will mean that testers always have access to what they just saw – elusive bugs which cannot be reproduced will always be captured.
Every industry will have ideas of its own on what Glass can do for them. If Glass can make nurses more accurate, real-estate agents more responsive, students more attentive – you will use them.
Will you look uber cool or downright stupid wearing them? Will you care, if it helps you do things better and faster?
Winning is a special thing. In every aspect of life winning gives a satisfaction, endless happiness and helps prepare a path by showing a ladder of success to the next level. And of course , winning moments are the best moments in life. It has been more than a year since I am associated with Mindfire Solutions and I feel like a winner. Because being a part of a winning team makes you feel like a winner and Mindfire Solutions is a winner for 2012. It is not just me and my co-workers saying it, leading management consulting firms and industry leaders say it too.
Continue reading I am in Mindfire Solutions and I am a Winner →