Saturday, April 3, 2010

MNC R&D centers in India augment reverse brain drain

The presence of Research and Development (R&D) centers of MNCs in India has been a positive influence on the local industry ecosystem, reveals a study report. It fosters innovation, academic partnerships, entrepreneurial zeal while reversing brain drain. 

In their report on MNC R&D centers in India titled, 'Impact of MNC R&D centres in India', Zinnov (management consultant firm) point outs that the diminishing cost arbitrage due to historic salary increments and overheads caused due to productivity differentials and inexperienced talent pool will be a cause of concern for the R&D wing this year. 

The report said the R&D section in India is still very nascent when compared with other Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Israel. Their local R & D ecosystem is very conducive for Multi National Companies (MNC) to enter and extract value in an accelerate fashion.

The report, in its outlook for the future, said that many of these R&D centers in India are now beginning to re-define their approach towards globalization, particularly in the next 12 months. In the drive to optimize costs, they would also explore opportunities in Tier II and Tier III cities in India to execute some non-core functions at these ultra low-cost destinations. As a result of these secondary locations i.e. 43 Tier II and Tier III regions are emerging as IT hubs in India, thereby reducing pressure on Tier I locations. 

The study also reveals that R&D centers have been instrumental in triggering increased Foreign Direct Investment spends and in the development of secondary and tertiary locations, apart from providing direct or indirect employment to thousands of people. The centers have also been a crucial facilitator in checking the process of brain drain to western markets, while effecting reverse brain drain.

Talking about the report, Pari Natarajan, CEO, Zinnov said, "The cost pressures continue to exist, we foresee companies trying to execute more R&D work at the same or even lesser budgets as compared to last year. Companies would be forced to focus on new growth engines in the form of emerging markets (such as India and China) and newer technologies (such as SaaS/ Cloud). And this will fundamentally push all R&D centers to deliver higher value & higher productivity at lower costs." "The main reasons for brain drain some years back were the lack of attractive jobs and growth opportunities. MNC centers have played a major role in introducing the R&D departments and they are providing better opportunities, a reverse brain drain has kick started," Natarajan added.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Facebook surpasses Google as most visited website

San Francisco: Facebook has surpassed Google to become the most visited website in the United States, according to industry tracker Hitwise. The important milestone, as described by Hitwise Director of Research Heather Dougherty, came as Facebook enjoyed a massive 185 percent increase in visits in the week ending March 13, compared to the same week in 2009, reports Economic Times. 

Visits to search engine home increased only nine percent in the same week. However, the tracker does not include Google property sites such as the popular Gmail email service, YouTube and Google Maps.

Google has been positioning challenges in recent months to Facebook and the micro-blogging site Twitter by adding the social-networking feature Buzz to its Gmail service.

Facebook boasts some 400 million users while Gmail had 176 million unique visitors in December, according to tracking firm comScore.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AddOns to this blog!!! cool ebooks links for all you guys in the store

As being asked by many of my friends, i am from now on will be providing links on my blog to some of the very cool ebooks which are not that easy to find.
The first oe is here .

Wren in Martin
One of the most popular english books , whose ebuk is nt easily available...

Here is the link

hurry to download it, before link expires!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Setting up REMOTE connection to another PC

With Remote Desktop on Windows XP Professional, you can have access to a Windows session that is running on your computer when you are at another computer. This means, for example, that you can connect to your work computer from home and have access to all of your applications, files, and network resources as though you were in front of your computer at work. You can leave programs running at work and when you get home, you can see your desktop at work displayed on your home computer, with the same programs running.
When you connect to your computer at work, Remote Desktop automatically locks that computer so no one else can access your applications and files while you are gone. When you come back to your computer at work, you can unlock it by typing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Remote Desktop also allows more than one user to have active sessions on a single computer. This means that multiple users can leave their applications running and preserve the state of their Windows session even while others are logged on.

Basically ,remote desktop is same as TELNET however there is a protocol difference between the two.Moreover you might not get TELNET on all PC's.

Now to start using this service follow these steps:-
  • Open control panel/performance/system
  • Click on Remote tab and check allow users to connect remotely.

  • You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to enable the Remote Desktop feature.
  • Next you have to configure your firewall setting  :-
  1. In the Control Panel, click Security Center.
  2. Under Manage security settings for, click Windows Firewall.
  3. Make sure the Don't allow exceptions check box is not selected.
  4. Click the Exceptions tab, and verify that the Remote Desktop check box is selected.
  5. Click OK, and then close the Windows Security Center window.
    Your host computer is now set up to allow remote access.
  • Now its time to connect.Type MSTSC in run and press enter.
  • Remote connection box will appear ,type the IP address of the PC you want to connect and then it will prompt you to enter username and password (the one which you enter while logging in ,which is of the PC you are trying to connect and not the PC you are on).
  • You will be connected to the required PC.
Note:- You can also give computer name(check it from system  in performance and settings) to connect to a PC in local network.

Warning:- Your  ports should be open to use this service (first forward your ports) .Check if it works without it or not.

    Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Bonanza coming up this year for ebook readers!!

    It is predicted, that by the end of this year, newer models of e-readers with newer display technologies will start to make today's e-book readers look like Model T versions, reports Yardena Arar of PCWorld.

    These next-generation readers will sport color displays with refresh rates capable of supporting video, and they will also use flexible display technologies. However, that doesn't mean that you'll be able to roll them up (yet). Instaed, they will make the devices a lot less fragile.

    These upgrades will usher in a new age of e-book content, including books and periodicals that depend heavily on detailed color graphics (think children's books or textbooks), video content (think magazines and newspapers), and superior durability (all of the above). While you can read printed content on just about any computer or smartphone these days, the LCD displays on most computers and smartphones aren't particularly well suited to serve as paper substitutes. For one thing, they are backlit, and gazing at a backlit display for extended periods of time can fatigue the human eye.

    According to PCWorld, one of the most intriguing upcoming e-reader technologies comes from Qualcomm, the company best known for its mobile network technologies. Qualcomm MEMS (microelectromechanical systems ) Technologies has been showing a display technology it calls Mirasol for several years now. Mirasol is an interferometric modulation (IMOD) technology that, like its electrophoretic rivals, is reflective and doesn't use a backlight. But the similarities end here. Mirasol uses two conductive plates that pull apart when a charge is applied to them; in the same way as a prism creates rainbows, a Mirasol display will create different colors as light passes through it depending on the distance between the plates.

    Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey says that another possible contender in the e-reader display market might be a hybrid technology that blends some of the benefits of an LCD with those of a reflective display. A company called Pixel Qi has been showing prototypes of its 10-inch transflective display for netbooks and e-book readers; it claims to offer superior readability (especially indoors, when the LCD backlighting kicks in) and image quality.

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    Fed up of the sites that set their webpage as your browser homepage?? Here is the solution!!

    Many of you must have experienced that some sites set their web page as the homepage for your web browser. So, whenever you open your browser, the homepage appears as their site's web page. And sometimes, if it is an obscene or adult website then you wonder how to remove it from coming as a homepage again and again but normally fail to do so and eventually uninstall your browser or may be some other hectic way.

    Guys there is a simple solution to this problem..
    But first of all you should know how actually these websites change your homepage.

    These websites actually illegally modify your registry editor and set their website as default home page. This can sometimes may even lead to spywares entering your PC or may be dangerous viruses as well..

    Now to stop this, follow these steps..

    1. Right-click on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop and select "Properties".

    2. In the "Target" box you will see "C:\Program Files\Internet


    3. Now by adding the URL of the site to the end of this it overrides any
    Homepage setting in internet options:

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"

    Now on doing this, your homepage will be permanently set to unless you again modify it by repeating the same procedure.

    For any further assistance on this topic kindly drop a comment on this and i will be more than happy to answer it.

    Hiding your IP address made easy!!

    Question: Can You Hide Your Public IP Address?

    When connecting to the Internet, your home computer is assigned a public IP address. As you visit Web sites or other Internet servers, that public IP address is transmitted and recorded in log files kept on those servers. Access logs leave behind a trail of your Internet activity. If it were possible to somehow hide your public IP address, your Internet activity would become much more difficult to trace.
    Answer: Unfortunately, it is not technically possible to always hide the public IP address of a home network. An IP address enables devices to locate and communicate with each other on the Internet. Completely hiding the IP address of a device would render it invisible but also unusable online.

    On the other hand, it is possible to hide public IP addreseses from most Internet servers in most situations. This method involves an Internet service called an anonymous proxy server.
    Anonymous Proxy Servers

    An anonymous proxy server ("proxy") is a special type of server that acts as an intermediary between a home network and the rest of the Internet. An anonymous proxy server makes requests for Internet information on your behalf, using its own IP address instead of yours. Your computer only accesses Web sites indirectly, through the proxy server. This way, Web sites will see the proxy's IP address, not your home IP address.

    Using an anonymous proxy server requires a simple configuration of the Web browser (or other Internet client software that supports proxies). Proxies are identified by a combination of URL and TCP port number.

    Numerous free anonymous proxy servers exist on the Internet, open for anyone to use. These servers may have bandwidth traffic limits, may suffer from reliability or speed problems, or might permanently disappear from the Internet without notice. Such servers are most useful for temporary or experimental purposes.

    Anonymous proxy services that charge fees in return for better quality of service also exist. These services are designed for regular use by households.
    Hiding Your IP Address - Related Tools

    The ability to hide an IP address increases your privacy on the Internet. Other approaches to improving Internet privacy also exist and complement each other. Managing Web browser cookies, using encryption when sending personal information, running a firewall and other techniques all contribute toward a greater feeling of safety and security when going online.

    One such tool i came across is hide your Ip address.
    Download link:-
    This is a 3 day trial version and works only for explorer(Tried and tested by me).
    Please do try this as it is invisible to almost 95% servers(i personally experienced it).

    The simplest proof of this is to just activate the software by clicking start and then open explorer and go to
    Check here the ip and the ip when proxy is off.
    Wallah, its working.
    To extend the validity buy the key or as we say in india (use jugaad technology) i hope i dont need to mention that because you people are good enough.