Archive for the ‘ Year: 2010

Automation to Innovation: A historical account of the future

“A piece of software is mass-produced the instant it is written.” Towards the later half of the twentieth century, a big revolution gripped humanity. After having tackled mass production and creating machines, people looked to using a single machine to do multiple things. I am happy to report that software was born, and with it, […]

Technology Trends in Gaming Industry: My Views from the GDC

I recently visited the Game Developer Conference at San Francisco. GDC is the largest event for folks in the gaming industry. This year’s GDC attracted a record number of participants from across the world and highlighted some interesting trends that are significantly changing the gaming industry. While I observed various interesting trends during this GDC, […]

Apple’s Secret Sauce: Interactive User Experience

An interesting study conducted recently could shed some light on why some of the new-age companies like Google and Apple are scoring so well compared to the erstwhile leaders like Microsoft and Yahoo!. The study from Cornell, published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, shows that experiences are better than possessions. The study essentially […]

SuperSpeed USB 3.0: A Perfect Complement to Solid-state Drives?

Super fast USB 3.0 and colossal SSD seems to be like a perfect marriage, with the two clearly complementing each other. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0, as the name suggests, aims to be much faster than its predecessors, the Hi-Speed USB 2.0. With a signaling rate of 5 Gbps, usb.org claims a 10x performance boost over Hi-Speed. As […]

Windows Device Driver Testing – A Simplified Approach

Development of Windows device drivers was greatly simplified when Microsoft introduced the Windows Driver Foundation (WDF) in 2005-06. WDF gave an object-oriented look to the traditional Windows Driver Model (WDM). One of the results was that driver developers could focus on the core functionalities of their device, and could leave the Windows OS specific stuff […]

Are Solid-State Drives blurring the boundaries between Enterprise, Entertainment and Portable storage?

In this multi-part series of blog posts, I want to highlight the trends in Solid-State Drives or SSDs as storage devices and understand some of the challenges it faces. We at Harbinger Systems have been testing and developing Windows applications around storage systems for over four years. Based on our experience in working with some […]

Enterprise 2.0 software adoption: A tipping point in sight?

Over three years ago, Andrew McAfee wrote an insightful post on The 9X Email Problem. In the post backed by research of a colleague from Harvard, Andrew makes a case for Enterprise 2.0 software to be nine times better than Email to be accepted by businesses and their decision makers. The number nine, he and […]

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