September 2008


Software new product development has become an obsession of late. We have been talking about it, doing a lot of papers and culling out best practices that we have employed, figuring out the success and failure of our association with multiple new products and assigning reasons for their success and failure of the products/business. One thing that is clearly coming out from this exercise is that new products can be created successfully and engineering it is completely predictable.

Then, we decided as to why don’t we do a webinar and share our learnings based on this analysis and discussions and we also requested one of our customers for whom we did the product development to be a part of this session. They have also agreed to be a part of this session.

We (Aspire Systems and MangoDVM) are doing a webinar on this topic of “Successful New Product Development – What does it take?” on the 25th of September, 2008 at 11 am PT/2 pm PT.  You can register for the webinar here.

In this Webinar, you will learn:

  • How to validate your product idea
  • Usage of web 2.0 concepts in the enterprise ecosystem
  • How can you enhance the quality of your product?
  • How to leverage the latest development tools, technologies and platforms available

Companies don’t become big overnight; it takes a lot of efforts; it takes all the stars to shine at you for you to become big. You want to be among the ones that have been there and done that (rather doing that!), then you should probably be visiting this Emergeout Conclave 2008. This is a community event organized by the young turks of the Nasscom Emerge Community.

More details on the sessions and the turks who are going to be there can be accessed here.

I was talking to a friend of mine a couple of days back. He heads HR in a mid-sized IT services (and they also have products) company at chennai. He was mentioning to me that the opportunities for Indian companies in china is huge and they constantly keep getting enquiries from there. Requirements are mainly for work related to project management and at substantially decent prices (not the ones that would probably attract the SWITCH companies, Gartner has some creativity in coining the word SWITCH).

This definitely is a huge opportunity for small and mid-sized services firms in India, but the flip-side is, this company is not able to take up this opportunity as the resources are not keen in doing stints at china, even if it is a short-one. This definitely is a potential area that indian IT services companies will have to address, and learn to service the globally integrated workplace rather than being skewed only towards US and to a lesser extent Europe (predominantly UK).