How Amazon Makes Money

Amazon is huge. It’s a lot bigger than you think. It’s bigger than Walmart. It’s even bigger than Walmart and its leading seven competitors combined. So how did an online bookseller turn into the largest online retailer in the world? Part of the secret sauce for Amazon is its approach to business. Rather than setting out to be the biggest and the best bookseller, Amazon set its sights on growth and didn’t limit itself to one area of the market. A significant portion of the profits are reinvested into growth areas, so today Amazon is also a leader in areas like cloud computing, smart home devices, and tablets. Individual sellers can break into one of the largest and most successful online retail platforms around, and 40% of Amazon’s retail products are sold by...

Here’s What I Learned About VMware at vForum 2017, Mumbai

Ages ago, I was introduced to the concept of blogging: a form of journal writing online. This was the time when the entire concept was seen as an amateurish exercise. There were several blog software providers — online and hosted. What really changed the world of blogging was the creation and adoption of the WordPress software. I like to think of the WordPress example whenever I hear of new technology paradigms. For instance, I would like a WordPress for blockchain — a kind of software that would take care of my most basic and routine blockchain tasks; a kind of software that would automate publishing blockchain implementations in such a way that a basic, pre-configured, installation could perform the most rudimentary operation. I feel likewise about...

Where Is Cloud Computing Headed?

Recently I was invited by VMware to the vForum 2017 at Mumbai. That got me thinking about how the cloud was altering the software industry. A quarter of a century ago when I was pursuing an undergrad degree in computer engineering, there was a particular way in which we were taught programming languages (BASIC, FORTRAN, Pascal, COBOL, and what have you). All these years later, devices have changed and we are dealing with new languages (C, Java, Javascript, …). Yet the basic approach to programming has not changed. I think we are standing at the threshold of a paradigm shift in programming. In the highly controversial NoOps vs. DevOps debate, I stand firmly in the NoOps camp – while agreeing that this might not be an all or none game. The first use case of...

How does technology help to quit smoking?

Technology has changed the way of our living. It has introduced various new sources which have made our every work very easy. We can effectively use technology for meeting our loved ones, for consulting doctors, for doing jobs and much more. From talking people with a phone or sending messages through emails, from video chatting to e-learning there are several concepts and advancements of the technology which entirely has changed the way of our living. Smoking is one of the worst habits of a person whose long-lasting addiction may cause serious results in human beings. It is not only dangerous for the individual who is used to it, but it is also hazardous to the people who reside near to the smokers also. Technology has developed various ways to get rid of this...

Technology for Outdoors Adventures

In the digital age that we now live in technology can be used almost everywhere. It’s hard to find a place in America where you can’t at least connect to a satellite and use GPS. So if you’re heading on an outdoor adventure into the great not-so-known you may wonder what kind of technology you’ll want to bring along and what will be the most beneficial to you on your trek. Try out these suggestions to keep your from suffering from technology withdrawal. A weather radio may seem like an ancient device but they have come a long way in recent years. Now you can find ones that include flashlights and can even charge devices either by using solar panels or hand crank! In the event of an emergency, this is definitely something handy to have in your backpack! If you’re...