Wednesday, November 10, 2010

If the Ramayan were on Facebook

Super Cool Tricolor depicting India

31 States, 6 Major Religions, 29 National Festivals, 1 COUNTRY ~ Thats India!!
Our national anthem is chosen as World’s BEST national anthem by UNESCO.
If I start to mention about our Great Country India and its achievements, there will be no end to it (and I would be able to publish this post may be on 15th August, 2011) so I will just quote:
“Without Indians no worthwhile discoveries could have been made” ~Albert Einstein
So true! Vande Mataram!!
On this occasion I would like to give a  Grand Salute to all Freedom Fighters who sacrificed their lives so that we could be born in Free India. And not to forget our Indian Army, Navy & Airforce because of them we continue to breathe in Free India.
Jai Hind!! Vande Mataram!!!
Let us promise ourselves today to make these 2 Great Men – Mahatma Gandhi ji & Jawaharlal Nehru ji’s Dream come true of a United & Peaceful India.
Jai Hind! Vande Mataram!!
Jai Hind!!                  Vande Mataram!!! 

Top 10 Software Licencing Mistakes Enterprises Make

  1. Making ad hoc purchases – Allowing employees to make ad hoc purchases and not controlling authorized purchases is a common occurrence. Enterprises often buy licenses as needed in a piecemeal fashion, rather than under a volume purchase agreement, which can be much more cost effective.
  2. Not tracking installation and use – By tracking installations of software and its usage, enterprises may be able to substantially reduce ongoing maintenance payments, either because the applications are not being used or because they are no longer supported by the vendor.
  3. No central repository – A central repository for keeping proof of software licenses so that they are easily accessible for review allows enterprises to quickly comply with vendor audit requests, saving time and money.
  4. Not tracking renewal dates – Not keeping track of software license agreements and renewal dates, makes enterprises vulnerable to lapses in Software Assurance or other maintenance programmes, which can prove costly for enterprises. Some vendors may demand that enterprises just pay maintenance retrospectively to the renewal date, whilst others could make organisations re-purchase the licenses
  5. No communication between departments – IT operations must work with Procurement to ensure that software is installed and used in accordance with the respective license agreements to avoid software compliance issues. This is often not the case.
  6. Not purchasing maintenance at the right time – The right time to purchase maintenance is when enterprises are looking to be part of an upgrade. For example, Adobe has a couple of new software releases planned this year.  If enterprises buy maintenance before the release is announced, the price will be is significantly lower and they will become automatically eligible for that product upgrade. 
  7. Not ascertaining strategic requirements – Ordering licences without determining what the enterprise truly requires over the longer term could be an expensive mistake. For example, an enterprise might need just Microsoft Exchange & Windows Client Access License’s (CALs) now, but in six to twelve months time decide that it actually needs to deploy SharePoint. In the context of this example, a CORE CAL would be the better option – offering all three applications in a bundle – as it will save the enterprise money over the long run.
  8. Assuming licensing rules don’t change – Licencing rules change frequently and enterprises need to stay on top of all the vendor rules and regulations.  Not doing so can result in enterprises being out of compliance, which could be a costly oversight if audited by software vendors. This situation is now being further exacerbated with the proliferation of visualization technologies and cloud computing.
  9. Not applying the Product Use Rights – Product Use Rights define how software licences can be consumed. They include upgrade, downgrade, second use, virtual machine use and multiple version rights. Accurately applying them can drastically reduce licence consumption and hence reduce the need to buy more licenses.
  10. Not automating Enterprise License Optimization An optimised licence environment cannot be achieved without an automated solution. Enterprise Licence Optimisation solutions, also known as next generation software asset management tools, enable enterprises to collect all the necessary data – from asset inventory to purchase orders and organisational data – and apply licence entitlement rules to generate the necessary reports to effectively manage software licenses.

Enterprise Software Top 10

Enterprise software is big business; the Top 10 enterprise software companies generated 22.5 billion USD revenues in 2008, and some of the world’s largest software companies are in the enterprise software business. German giant SAPcontinues to lead the market it has been leading for over a decade. Oracle, that stepped into the enterprise software market in a big way in 2004 with the acquisition of Peoplesoft and JD Edwards for $10.3 billion, is currently in second place in the Enterprise software Top 10.
Top 10 Enterprise Software Companies
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The Market Leaders
Nine large enterprise software companies made it to the Software Top 100 of 2009. Most of these companies experienced revenue growth in 2008, despite the challenging economic circumstances. CRM is a rising star, outshining the rest: Salesforce software revenues were up 45% last year, after already achieving 51% revenue growth in 2007. However, with 959 million USD they still have a few strides to make before they can enter the Top 3: UK-based company Sage is currently in third position with revenues of 1,496 million USD.

History of enterprise software
Actually the enterprise software market is pretty young. It is a recent term that was invented to encompass the related ERP, CRM and SCM markets. As ERP companies started entering the SCM arena, and then started buying CRM companies to add to their portfolio, a new market definition was necessary: enterprise software. SAP, the company that made ERP popular in corporate business, was founded in 1972 by five former IBM engineers in Mannheim, Germany. They wanted to help businesses link their processes and information, starting with production and logistic processes. Modular design made it possible to change and add software modules, while still keeping oversight in one central database. Businesses embraced the new software as it ended the traditional ‘automation islands’ between business departments: back then, computer systems of different departments could generally not communicate with each other, and data was stored separately for every department, resulting in data discrepancies. Over time, more functions were added in the fields of finance, HRM and CRM. This integrated approach proved to be very useful for large enterprises and ERP soon became popular. In the nineties almost every large corporation started adopting ERP software, and SAP was their partner of choice.
Enterprise Software Acquisitions
1.SAPTop Tier
2.OraclePeoplesoft, Siebel
3.SageTekton, Emdeon
4.InforSSA, GEAC
5.MicrosoftDynamics, Navision
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9.EpicorScala, NSB Retail
10.VismaAccountview, Volym

As ERP proved to be a financially rewarding market, ERP vendors started using their cashflow to buy competitors. Acquisitions were so many in number, that most of the ERP vendors of the nineties now no longer exist as separate companies. All companies in the Top 10 used acquisitions to gain or strengthen their position. SAP bought Top Tier, Oracle spent lavishly on PeopleSoft and Siebel, Sage bought a host of smaller players. Infor, which is backed by Golden Gate Capital, has bought so many companies that they earned a position above Microsoft on the list. Microsoft did not originally make enterprise software, but decided to get into this growing market by buying some medium-sized players.
As the Top 5 have been growing in the past few years through acquisitions, number 9 and 10 on the list - Epicor and Visma - are now rumored to be targets themselves. More consolidation is definitely expected for the future.

Future developments: jumping the SaaS band wagon
A relatively new development is the increased interest in Software-as-a-Service. Both SAP and Oracle have announced a shift of their activities in this direction, spurred by the strong financial results of SaaS companies like and Netsuite.
Despite others jumping the SaaS band wagon, we expect Salesforce’s momentum to continue, and a Top 3 position is possible within two years time.

Diwali in history

Diwali in history
The history of Diwali is replete with legends and these legends are moored to the stories of Hindu religious scriptures, mostly the Puranas. Though the central theme of all legends point out to the classic truth of the victory of the good over the evils, the mode of their presentation and the characters differ. Diwali, being the festival of lights, lighting the lamp of knowledge within us means to understand and reflect upon the significant purpose of each of the five days of festivities and to bring those thoughts in to the day to day lives.

The five day of Diwali:
The first day of Diwali is called Dhanvantari Triodasi or Dhanwantari Triodasi also called Dhan Theras. The second day of Diwali is called Narak Chaturdasi. It is the fourteenth lunar day (thithi) of the dark forthnight of the month of Kartik and the eve of Diwali. On this day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasur and made the world free from fear. The third day of Diwali is the actual Diwali. This is the day when worship for Mother Lakshmi is performed. On the fourth day of Diwali, Goverdhan Pooja is performed. The fifth day of the diwali is called Bhratri Dooj. It is a day dedicated to sisters.

Hindu Mythology The Story of Rama and Sita:
Lord Rama was a great warrior King who was exiled by his father Dashratha, the King of Ayodhya, along with his wife Sita and his younger brother Lakshman, on his wife's insistence. Lord Rama returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, in which he put an end to the demon Ravana of Lanka, who was a great Pundit, highly learned but still evil dominated his mind. After this victory of Good over Evil, Rama returned to Ayodhya. In Ayodhya, the people welcomed them by lighting rows of clay lamps. So, it is an occasion in honor of Rama's victory over Ravana; of Truth's victory over Evil.

The Story of King Bali and Vamana Avatar(the Dwarf):
The other story concerns King Bali, who was a generous ruler. But he was also very ambitious. Some of the Gods pleaded Vishnu to check King Bali's power. Vishnu came to earth in the form of a Vamana(dwarf) dressed as priest. The dwarf approached King Bali and said "You are the ruler of the three worlds: the Earth, the world above the skies and the underworld. Would you give me the space that I could cover with three strides?" King Bali laughed. Surely a dwarf could not cover much ground, thought the King, who agreed to dwarf's request. At this point, the dwarf changed into Vishnu and his three strides covered the Earth, the Skies and the whole Universe! King Bali was send to the underworld. As part of Diwali celebrations, some Hindus remember King Bali.

The Defeat of Narkasur by Lord Krishna:
Lord Vishnu in his 8th incarnation as Krishna destroyed the demon Narkasura, who was causing great unhappiness amongst the people of the world. Narkasura was believed to be a demon of filth, covered in dirt. He used to kidnap beautiful young women and force them to live with him. Eventually, their cries for rescue were heard by Vishnu, who came in the form of Krishna. First, Krishna had to fight with a five-headed monster who guarded the demon's home. Narkasura hoped that his death might bring joy to others. Krishna granted his request and the women were freed. For Hindus, this story is a reminder that good can still come out of evil.

Krishna and The Mountain:
In the village of Gokula, many years ago, the people prayed to the God Indra. They believed that Indra sent the rains, which made their crops, grow. But Krishna came along and persuaded the people to worship the mountain Govardhan, because the mountain and the land around it were fertile. This did not please Indra. He sent thunder and torrential rain down on the village. The people cried to Krishna to help. Krishna saved the villagers by lifting the top of the mountain with his finger. The offering of food to God on this day of Diwali is a reminder to Hindus of the importance of food and it is a time for being thankful to God for the bounty of nature.

Sikh Festival Diwali:
In Sikh perspective, Diwali is celebrated as the return of the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji from the captivity of the city, Gwalior. To commemorate his undying love for Sikhism, the towns people lit the way to, Harmandhir Sahib (referred to as the Golden Temple), in his honour.

Jain Festival Diwali:
Among the Jain festivals, Diwali is one of the most important one. For on this occasion we celebrate the Nirvana of Lord Mahavira who established the dharma as we follow it. Lord Mahavira was born as Vardhamana on Chaitra Shukla 13th in the Nata clan at Khattiya-kundapura, near Vaishali. He obtained Kevala Gyana on Vishakha Shukla 10 at the Jambhraka village on the banks of Rijukula river at the age of 42. 

Jai Hind   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


•A small truth to make our Life 100% successful..........

H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K = 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
L+U+C+K = 12+21+3+11 = 47% 
(None of them makes 100%)

Is it Money? ..... No!!!!! Leadership? ...... NO!!!!

Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our "ATTITUDE". It is OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes OUR Life 100% Successful..
A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100%


Three people were laying bricks. A passerby asked them what they were doing.
The first man replied, “Don’t you see I am making a living?”
The second one said, “Don’t you see I am laying bricks?”
The third one said, “I am building a beautiful monument.”
Here were three people doing the same thing who had totally different perspective on what they were doing. They had three different attitudes about their work. And would their attitude affect their performance?
The answer is clearly “YES.”

24 Things To Always Remember

  • Your presence is a present to the world.
  • You are unique and one of a kind.
  • Your life can be what you want it to be.
  • Take the days just one at a time.
  • Count your blessings, not your troubles.
  • You will make it through whatever comes along.
  • Within you are so many answers.
  • Understand, have courage, be strong.
  • Do not put limits on yourself.
  • So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
  • Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
  • Reach for your peak, your goal and you prize.
  • Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
  • The longer one carries a problem the heavier it gets.
  • Do not take things too seriously.
  • Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
  • Remember that a little love goes a long way.
  • Remember that a lot … goes forever.
  • Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
  • Life’s treasure are people together.
  • Realize that it is never too late.
  • Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
  • Have hearth and hope and happiness.
  • Take the time to wish upon a start.

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be.
That's when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down.
But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.
There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them.
Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are.
So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be.
Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.
Keep Believing in Yourself with a humble smile on your face :)

Timed Writing: Techniques for Success

When you think of essay writing, you probably see yourself sitting at the computer with time on your side. In reality, however, there are many situations in which the writer is on the clock.
Everyone knows that an essay needs a clear thesis, supporting paragraphs with specific examples, and language that is exact and effective. What everyone doesn't know, though, is how to include all those elements when time is short.
Read on to learn about the steps you can take to improve your writing when you face timed essays.

1. Reading and Understanding the Question

The most common, and worst, mistake that you can make when writing with a time limit is to misread the question. You may feel that you need to rush and get started, but once you get your assignment, take a deep breath and slow down. To craft an accurate response, you must know where to begin, as well as where you're going.
An effective strategy is to underline, circle, or otherwise highlight the key words in the question. Here are explanations of the words and phrases you'll find in instructions for timed essays:
Agree or disagree: Take a position and stick with it throughout the entire essay. Don't change your mind or try to argue both sides.
Challenge: This term is a synonym for disagree.
Compare: Outline the similarities between the two sides.
Contrast: Outline the differences between the two sides.
Compare and contrast: The expectation is that you do both, not choose one.
Debate: You can argue both sides of the topic. Ultimately, though, develop a specific position with one side coming out stronger.
Define: Outline the topic's main points.
Illustrate: Make a point and use specific examples to support it.
Identify parallels: This phrase is a synonym for compare.
Discuss or explain: These terms are vague. You may be expected to complete any of the tasks listed above. Look for other key words in the question to guide your response.
Develop your point of view: This is what you'll be asked to do on the SAT® essay. You may use any of the strategies listed above to support a thesis that takes a position on the topic.

2. Planning

Again, you may feel the urge to rush ahead and put pencil to paper. Yet if you do so without devising some sort of design, you are almost certain to lose focus and end up with a jumble of words that leads nowhere.
Take another deep breath and invest two or three minutes in planning. Writers generally have their own personal strategies, but if you haven't found one that works for you, consider these techniques:
Outlining: This format is helpful for people who like clear structure.
Brainstorming: Put the topic or thesis in the center of the page and then write supporting examples that branch out from the main point.
Listing: Similar to outlining but with a bit less structure, this method lets you get your ideas down easily.
Weighing pros and cons or similarities and differences: When you're asked to debate or to compare and contrast two ideas, write a heading for each assertion, draw a line between the headings, and list the main points side by side.

3. Writing

Once you've read the question carefully and have spent a few minutes planning, you're ready to begin. You need to pace yourself because you'll have only a few minutes per paragraph. If you constantly find yourself rushing to finish, consider these tips.
Introduction: A creative start draws readers in and makes them want to keep going. However, unless a great opening dawns on you immediately, skip it, leave space to go back later (if you have time), and move directly to your thesis. You can't get back the time you spend stressing out over your opening.
Body: For each body paragraph, include a topic sentence that gives a specific example to prove your thesis statement and a body that elaborates upon or explains this example. Keep in mind that, unless the directions tell you otherwise, you don't have to come up with three examples. Supporting your thesis with one or two well-developed examples can work better than including three that are short or unfinished.
Conclusion: Try to come up with a conclusion that does more than restate your thesis and main points. However, unless your directions require one, a formal conclusion isn't always needed. Your time might be better spent editing and proofreading your essay.

4. Editing and Proofreading

Try to leave a few minutes to read through your entire essay. Look out for any glaring structural or content errors. Then, if time permits, check for spelling and grammatical mistakes. Lastly, if you have time, revisit your introduction to see if you can improve your opening.
Remember, you can write a solid, effective essay in a short time—if you use those precious minutes wisely.