October 7, 2008
I was going through the Innovation 2008 report by the Boston Consulting Group(BCG). The main purpose of this effort by BCG was to understand innovation and efforts taken by enterprise to promote innovation and measure ROI on innovation.
The report gives a very holistic picture on innovation and deals with important issues such as measuring returns on Innovation investments.
Following are the world’s most innovative companies. Find the top 10 here, check the report for the complete list. I was extremely glad to find the TATA group in Number 6, ahead of Nintendo, P&G, Sony and Nokia. This is quite an achievement. Here’s the top 10 list along with the reason for selection
1. Apple – Breakthrough products
2. Google – Unique customer experiences
3. Toyota Motor – Innovative processes
4. General Electric company – Innovative processes
5. Microsoft Corporation – Breakthrough products
6. Tata group – Breakthrough products
7. Nintendo – Breakthrough products
8. Procter & Gamble – Innovative processes
9. Sony – Breakthrough products
10. Nokia Corporation – Breakthrough products
What do you think about this list ? If you were to make a top 5, what companies would it have ?
April 18, 2008
It’s now almost an year since I started blogging seriously – blogging about work, about trends in technology, product management, user experience and usability.
It’s one year down and this is my 50th post on this blog. Not bad after all, an verage of four posts a month, a post a week!
The other I was just going through my blog stats and wanted to check out the most popular posts etc.
Here’s an excerpt
Top 5 posts and pages of all time along with the number of views
|MOSS based internet portals||766|
|Living in a web 2.0 world !||316|
|Apple form factor evolution||247|
|Microsoft announces eScrum Tool||132|
|Microsoft Cloud OS||126|
Here’s the traffic snapshot over the last year. I think that this is fairly consistent, but would like to hear from experienced bloggers about this trend line.
Any finally search engine terms which brought me in traffic, here are the top terms along with the number of clicks
|MOSS for internet||25|
Thanks for all your support, keep the comments and feedback flowing!
February 18, 2008
Scoble claims to have been moved to tears after seeing a demo by the Microsoft Research team.
Something like this coming from Scoble is quite rare and this of course led to an avalanche of blog posts and predictions as to what this ground breaking thing could be. Popular predictions included Photosynth , Seadragon etc.
Scoble then came back with ‘Misreading Scoble on Microsoft cry’
One particular line caught my attention
The thing I’m talking about is NOT anything you’ve seen Microsoft do before.
That said, I think it will stand up to the kind of hype I unleashed yesterday. It is still inspiring me and I still want to get my hands on it as soon as possible.
Wonder what this could be ? Any predictions ? Btw, as per Scoble’s claims we would be getting to know about this by Feb 27.
October 10, 2007
I’m pleased that Microsoft responded quickly to the demands of the online community. They have made available patches to the calculation problem which involves calculations around the number 65,535 and 65,536 in Excel 2007 and Excel services.
Here’s the take of the problem from the Excel and Excel services team blog.
” This issue was introduced when we were making changes to the Excel calculation logic in the Office 2007 time frame. Specifically, Excel incorrectly displays the result of a calculation in 12 very specific cases (outlined below). The key here is that the issue is actually not in the calculation itself (the result of the calculation stored in Excel’s memory is correct), but only in the result that is shown in the sheet. Said another way, =850*77.1 will display an incorrect value, but if you then multiply the result by 2, you will get the correct answer (i.e. if A1 contains “=850*77.1”, and A2 contains “=A1*2”, A2 will return the correct answer of 131,070).”
The good part is that they will be pushing this out with Windows update, which mean you can have the potential fix without any explicit download. The fix will also be available along with the Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2007 (official date of release for which has not yet been announced).