True Innovation Needs A Viable Business Model


The news that caught my attention the most this lazy long weekend was that Better Place was liquidating . http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57586236-76/electric-car-startup-better-place-liquidating-after-$850-million-investment/ . Of course there was the SAP announcement of organizational changes – but my thoughts as an employee ( that too just 5 months as employee) might not be of much interest to anyone else.Continue reading “True Innovation Needs A Viable Business Model”

Free Does Not Work Most Of The Time


Ever since I had my first job, I have wondered about the concept of “Free” in corporate world. And many years later, I am pretty convinced free is usually a bad strategy for all parties. This is strictly a rant on my personal views – nothing official about it, and do not represent the viewsContinue reading “Free Does Not Work Most Of The Time”

Platforms Everywhere – For All 50 Shades Of Developers


Right up front , this is not some official SAP strategy that I am trying to describe below, just some personal opinions and thoughts I am chewing on in my mind . First I ever heard of a platform ever was in the context of Unix , when I was a trainee in TCS. IContinue reading “Platforms Everywhere – For All 50 Shades Of Developers”

SAP Hana and “The Killer App” Problem


Ever since SAP announced Hana , I and many others have wondered about what would be the set of killer apps that would come out and wow us. While several apps have come out , and hundreds of others are in the works at SAP and its ecosystem, this question has not quite gone away.Continue reading “SAP Hana and “The Killer App” Problem”