Tag Archive: Microsoft

Aug 05

Does having open source experience on your resume really matter?

“Code is the next resume.” These words by Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation tell profoundly about how our technology industry, and the many businesses that depend on it, are transforming. The unprecedented success of open source development methodology in the recent past raises some fundamental questions about the way the businesses are …

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Feb 08

Three key events that scaled up Linux for large enterprises

Friday evening can be a very busy time in Citibank’s Changi Business  Park, Singapore office. Hundreds of mission critical applications hit  the production servers, security patches are applied to servers, hundreds of professionals including developers,  systems engineers, Linux guru’s and management professionals spend the  whole night on the conference calls ensuring the smooth functioning of  …

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Jul 05

Book Review: Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

  Here is the story of a man who has one of the most unusual business careers in the last century. Software, music, space,  sports or the complex (and exciting) world of human brain, Paul Allen has made a mark and a lasting contribution in each of these fields. Idea man is a point-blank memoir …

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Jan 22

The impact of open source on business and social good

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I vividly remember that my early opinions about open source software were built around certain questions that made most natural (and perfect) sense to me at that point of time in my life. The questions like “why would someone sell a software product for free” or “Why should anyone participate in a project that does …

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Sep 14

Book review: The Business of Software by Michael A. Cusumano

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A Sloan management review distinguished professor at MIT’s Sloan school of management, Michael A. Cusumano is a leading expert on software industry, director/adviser to more than a dozen software companies world wide, and a renowned author. He is author/co-author of seven books (besides The business of software) including the bestsellers Microsoft secrets and Japan’s software …

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Aug 02

Book review: Leaving Microsoft to change the world: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children

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I usually do not read business books with gawky titles. The kind of titles that serve little more than just quenching an author’s ego. Leaving Microsoft to change the world, however, was an entirely different case. I knew about John Wood’s Room to Read organization and had strong recommendations from a couple of friends to …

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