Monthly Archives: May 2008

Man + Woman = 2 Donkeys that live happily together!

Equation 1

Human = eat + sleep + work + enjoy
Donkey = eat + sleep
=> Human = Donkey + work + enjoy
=> Human – enjoy = Donkey + work

In other words, Human that don’t know enjoy = Donkey that work
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Equation 2

Men = eat + sleep + earn money
Donkeys = eat + sleep
=> Men = Donkeys + earn money
=> Men – earn money = Donkeys

In other words, Men that don’t earn money = Donkeys
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Equation 3

Women = eat + sleep + spend
Donkeys = eat + sleep
=> Women = Donkeys + spend
=> Women – spend = Donkeys

In other words, Women that don’t spend = Donkeys
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To Conclude:

From Equation 2 and Equation 3
Men that don’t earn money = Women that don’t spend.
So, Men earn money not to let women become Donkeys! (Postulate 1)
And, Women spend not to let men become Donkeys! (Postulate 2)

So, we have? Men + Women = Donkeys + earn money + Donkeys + spend money
Therefore from Postulates 1 and 2, we can conclude
Man + Woman = 2 Donkeys that live happily together!

IBM Vows To Stay Ahead in Domestic (Indian) IT Market

The Indian services arm of IBM Corp., which contributed almost $1 billion (around Rs 4,200 crore) in company revenues during 2007, is gearing up to aggressively grow the business as it takes on competition from domestic rivals such as Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

IBM’s aggressive targets here are significant not just because India is turning out to be the fastest expanding business for IBM globally and already plays a significant role in its global services strategy but, it comes as other top local tech firms such as TCS and Infosys Technologies Ltd are beginning to go after similar business within India.

Demand for information technology, or IT, services in India is expanding at 30-32 percent annually, the fastest expansion of such a market anywhere in the world, from about $5 billion, according to market research firm Datamonitor India. Tech researcher Gartner Inc.’s local office estimates the market at Rs 19,562 crore. Industry insiders estimate IBM has about half of outsourced contracts in India.

“Right now, India contributes 3 percent of our total revenues and that’s purely from Finnacle (Infosys’ banking software product) and what we consider as significant contribution is when we cross the 5 percent mark. We are hoping that India at some point will be more than 5 percent,” he said. Analysts note that IBM has been focusing on the domestic deals for nearly 10 years. That coupled with their strategy of helping Indian businesses transform themselves by leveraging IT, has helped IBM build a strong domestic base.

Bharti Airtel Ltd, Idea Cellular Ltd, Vodafone Essar Ltd, the government’s Central Bureau of Direct Taxes, the Delhi International Airport Ltd and real estate giant DLF Ltd are among IBM’s key customers in India. “IBM has always seen IT services as part of the bigger business issue which is business transformation. This is their strength and so, their selling pitch and IT penetration is at a different level,” said Alok Shende, practice head at market research firm Datamonitor India

Aberdeen group announces top 100 most influential technology vendors for 2008

Source: Aberdeen – 13 May

Abstract:
Annual state of the market report, spanning 5 years, 550,000 locations, and over 2.5 million interviews, identifies technology vendors having the greatest impact – The list included software, hardware, andservice providers with Microsoft, Oracle and SAP rounding out the top three spots. Technology household names including IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco, Salesforce.com, EMC and Sun closed out the top 10. Other well established brands including Google (#11), RIM/Blackberry (#12), Apple (#16),Motorola (#22), Intel (#29), and Intuit (#46) were notably present.Also making a strong appearance on the service side were Accenture (#25), EDS (#36), Tata Consulting (#43), Infosys (#56) and Capgemini (#79).