Tom The Architect

Technology and other Interesting Stuff

Month: January, 2006

Google is now watching (oh yeah and maybe No Such Agency also)

I finally have installed Google Analytics. What can I say I just wanted to try Google Analytics out. I was also real lazy and used the Google Analyticator plug-in. It was easy as 123. Now I can track the mass of people that stop by to see how long it has been since I updated last.

I wonder if the there are more robust versions of the plug-in underway, maybe from Google. Sounds like a great summer of code project.

Continuity of Experience

The Continuity of Experience is:
About making the experience more ubiquitous.
About making the experience more consistent.
About making the experience more understandable.
About making the experience more actionable.
About making the collection of our experiences more contiguous.

This web 2.0 thing is just one of the more visible increases in our computing Continuity of Experience. Its all about increased simplicity, integrated metaphors, greater collaboration, transparency and increased information composition. The goal is to make it easier for people to interact with the universe of computing platforms, applications, services and information. Increasing the Continuity of Experience for one user or 10,000 or 10 million (think companies) increases the capacity to transfer value during the experience. We need to think about the continuities we enjoy today and really focus on what opportunities we have to bring isolated experiences into a larger continuity of experience.

Just the Facts: The Next Wave

Dispensing with all the commentary:

The next wave (From the Economist Dec 17, 2005)

Investments in India by Large Corporations

  • Microsoft $1.7 Billion over 4 years.
  • Intel $1 Billion over 5 years.
  • Cisco $1.1 Billion.

The number of people recruited per month by Infosys, Tata, and Wipro: 1000

J.P. Morgan Chase planned number of employees in India: 9000

Exports From India’s IT industry and Business Process offshoring:

2005: $17 billion

2010: $60 billion (estimated)

India’s Market Share:

Offshore IT Services: 65%

Business Process Offshoring: 46%

Amount of Money spent on Legal Services World-wide: $250 billion

Cost per hour for an American Lawyer: $300

Indian firms can reduce legal bills by: 75%

India Produces:

2.5 million graduates per year,

200,000 are engineers.

India has:

28% of the global available workforce,

compared to,

China’s 11%.

Indians working in Business Process outsourcing:

2005: 700,000

2010: 2.5 million (estimated)

Qualified Indian graduates between 2005 and 2010: 1.05 million

The additional amount of office space needed in India by 2010: 14 million sq meters

If you find these tidbits interesting you should read, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century By Thomas L. Friedman.

Wordpress 2.0 up and running

Well its been a long time since I updated the blog. Having Kids keeps me very busy and causes my blog to suffer. I had some time off so I decided to upgrade to WordPress 2.0. I f you see and problems let me know.

Happy new year.