The Cross-Platform Enterprise Lore

It’s a known assertion that software applications (desktop or distributed) are not truly platform agnostic. Even if a software application is developed as a cross-platform solution, it is very difficult to make it look and work identically across all platforms (operating systems). Hence, lately I’ve been thinking about the quest [continue reading...]

PaaS, or passe

In the cloud computing space, there’s the SaaS model, its cousin DaaS, and their distant mate – Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

All the “XaaS” platforms exist and operate under the same umbrella, so to speak. The “Comparing Amazon’s and Google’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Offerings” article illustrates a nice graphical overview [continue reading...]

Indian outsourcing can disappear

A recent article at Forbes titled “The Coming Death Of Indian Outsourcing” reads:

Information technology and IT-enabled services will employ 4 million people in 2008 and account for 7% of gross domestic product and 33% of India’s foreign-exchange inflows, according to Nasscom, an Indian IT industry organization.

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