Archive for June, 2005

Newsweek carries Ratan Tata on its cover; does Indians proud

June 30, 2005

For decades, Western news magazines and newspapers had carried either no news or bad news only about India.

Only in the recent past, particularly after India’s small success in IT services, R & D and Science and Technology, they have started positive coverage. While no one wants undue positive attitude (often exhibited towards ASEAN countries during 80’s and on China in the recent past), Indians do expect a balanced coverage (even echoed by BusinessWeek Senior Editor Pete Engardio in Bangalore recently).

It is heartening to see NewsWeek (July 4, 2005 issue) carrying a lead-story “Tata’s Triumph” with a picture of Ratan Tata, Chairman Tata Sons on its cover-page.

With companies such as TCS (the largest IT Services company in India with more than $ 2 Billion annual revenue), Tata Steel (rated as the “lowest cost” steel producer in the world), Tetley Tea (the largest tea brand in the world), Taj Hotels (one of the premium brands in hospitality), Tata Motors (with its Indica at $ 4,000, one of the lowest cost passenger car with sales of half a million already, and its plan to make $ 2,000 car), in its fold, Tata Sons is a company that is unique. By featuring it on its cover NewsWeek has done us proud.

It is interesting to see my last year’s blog entry as a background

Great news – Print media reporting becomes positive about India
Feb 10, 2004

After years, if not decades, there is a perceptible change in the attitude of
the media, notably print media, in the way India news is getting reported. For
once there is positivism, confidence and a dose of encouragement, pride and a
sense of “we are second to none”. It is a welcome development and shows the
first sign of a confident nation marching towards progress. It is indeed such
a contrast that for regular readers of print media for decades (like me), who
got nauseated through the cynicism brought forward by giving undue coverage to every little negative thing in India – ac accident here, a murder there, a case of bribery in a State or a show of un-friendliness to a customer
somewhere. By no means such negative things are denied – they must be reported so that they go away, but often glorification of such events led people to think that that is all India is about, which by no means is true.

We are a vibrant nation, full of energy and still the average Indian even in the much maligned state exhibits extra-ordinary attitude of help and co-operation to fellow Indians and even foreigners. There are aberrations, but the print media made it appear for years that nothing is possible in this country full of
corrupt politicians, rude officials and helpless citizens; there are fine
politicians too, selfless officials too and dreaming citizens, who are out to
create a new India, an emerging India and an India that is a better place to
live, at least for the next generation.

We IT professionals feel good that possibly the success at the global scale
that Indians (like Narayana Murthy & Azim Premji), Indian companies (Infosys & Wipro), and Indian products (i-Flex Flexicube) created the first signs of such a change. I should quickly add that we have to be ever careful and watchful that this “feel good” factor does not lead to complacency of any kind. We have miles to go; we are still a country of 100 Million illiterates, if not more; the largest number of blind people live in India; we house the largest number of house-less citizens without even access to good drinking water. However, we need to walk the long miles with the confidence that we will solve these problems, by ourselves and without World Bank Aid!

I fondly remember the words of Jaswant Singh, our Finance Minister who gave the following message to our graduating students in his Convocation Address 2003 “remember the subtle difference between atma viswas (self confidence) & ahamkar
(arrogance); you should be self confident without being arrogant; stop talking India down

Interestingly, the foreign media too has changed its tone; majority of
the 69 articles in the Economist were positive, 18 of the 31 articles in
BusinessWeek were positive about India in the year 2003!

Institute of Mathematical Science, Madras builds a super-computer and does India proud

June 29, 2005

Today’s Deccan Herald carries a nice piece “Kabru success story” documenting the creative efforts of computer scientists in MATSCIENCE under the leadership of Prof Hari Dass. Using just about $ 500,000, the group could build a 144-node Linux cluster which is the fastest tera-scale facility (1.0002 Tera-flops per second) among educational institutions in India. Interestingly this cluster was one of the Top500 Super-computers in the world in the year 2004.

There are other notable Indian hands in the Top500 Club (BJ Arun of California Data Corporation and Srinidhi Varadarajan of Virginia Tech) (refer my blog of June 24, 2005)

Super Computer Club has IBM dominance after years

June 24, 2005

The 25th Edition of the world’s fastest computers (www.top500.org) was released in Heidelberg, Germany in the International Super Computer Conference on June 22, 2005.

IBM Blue Gene at Lawrence Livermore Lab in Berkeley, CA with 136.8 Teraflops tops the list; the second in the list is also an IBM Blue Gene with 91.3 Teraflops at IBM Research Lab. The emergence of American Companies (IBM, HP, Cray and SGI) in the Top 10 list contrasts with the strong position held by Japanese (NEC Earth Simulator used to be No 1 in many editions of Top 500 list). HP that had a dominating position a year back is slipping. Linux is the dominant operating system among the Top 500 List of June 2005.

Americas dominates the supercomputing scene with 294 Super Computers followed by Europe (114), and Asia (81) – not very different from the position a year back (for full details refer to my Financial Express articles “Look at IT” of May 28, 2004 and Oct 29, 2004). In terms of countries, USA enjoys a dominant position with 255 installations, followed by Germany (40), UK (32), Japan (23), China (19), South Korea (14), France (11), and India (8).

In India, C-DAC had managed to enter the Super 500 Club in 2003 with its Param Padma Super Computer (Rank 171). Institute of Mathematical Sciences at Chennai had an entry (Rank 253) in the 2004 edition; unfortunately both have fallen out of this list in 2005.

Delhi area (ONGC (3) & Institute of Genomics) and Bangalore (Intel India (2) and Tech Pacific & PCS Trading) are the concentrations of super computing in India.

There are Indian hands behind the toppers in the Top 500; India-born BJ Arun founded California Data Corporation with rank 7 and India-born Professor Srinidhi Varadarajan assembled Apple cluster at Virginia Tech at rank 14 does Indians proud; when will India catch up?

Vignani is born; global semiconductor veteran Tom Rohrs visits India

June 24, 2005

IT is taking deep roots in India. Bangalore has capabilities across the layers in IT – from applications (enterprise applications, mobile applications), AppServer, DBMS, Operating Systems, Microprocessors, Servers, Storage, Devices, Networking, Switches, Design, Testing, Validations, Libraries, Tools, etc., About three years back the global leader in Semiconductor Equipment Supplier, namely, Applied Materials came to Bangalore. Kumar Ramachandran, a veteran in Applied Materials took charge as Country Manager and grew Applied Materials India to a 700-strong company.

Today (June 24, 2005) Kumar Ramachandran takes an entrepreneurial role and launches Vignani, a company that will start offering design engineering services to global capital equipment industry (including, but not limited to semiconductor industry). With his successful stint with Applied Materials Kumar Ramachandran is likely to lead yet another growth industry from India – propelled by IT, but going beyond a limited view of IT that one associates with India, namely, software services for business applications.

As part of its management team, Vignani brought Thomas Rohrs to Bangalore on his maiden visit to India. Thomas Rohrs a veteran in the global IT industry spent five years with Applied Materials Inc., most recently as senior vice president, Global Operations, and was also a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Immediately prior to that he was vice president, Worldwide Operations for Silicon Graphics, and previously worked at MIPS Computer Systems as senior vice president, Manufacturing and Customer Service. Mr. Rohrs also served as group operations manager for Hewlett-Packard Company’s Personal Computer Group.

It is an important day for India; with EMS majors Flextronics and Solectron getting active in Bangalore and Nokia and Elcoteq building their manufacturing operations in India, semiconductor and hardware will be as commonplace in India as software services in the not-too distant future.

Jack Kilby inventor of Integrated Circuits is no more

June 23, 2005

Nobel Laureate Jack Kilby invented the Integrated Circuits, working for Texas Instruments way back in 1958; it is another story that he got his Nobel Prize only in 2000!

Integrated Circuits (IC) form the basis of the huge global electronics industry worth more than trillion dollars. IC’s are used in a whole range of industries – cutting across computing, communications, entertainment, control and an array of equipment – ranging from office equipment to factory automation to healthcare. The present day software industry would be unthinkable without the IC’s that form the bedrock of modern day memory, microprocessors and DSP (that in turn constitute much of today’s PC’s and Mobile phones).

It is interesting to note that Jack, a mid-westerner from Kansas, could not get admission to MIT; he finally managed to get a Masters’ Degree from Wisconsin. It was another Silicon Valley pioneer Robert Noyce who is also credited to have invented IC’s independently, who got much of the limelight in the high-profile IT industry. Robert Noyce got his PhD from MIT, joined Shockley, the inventor of Transistors, and later started Intel along with Gordon Moore. In yet another twist of court trials between Kilby and Noyce, it took nearly forty years for the courts (something that sounds very familiar to many of us in India) to get Jack Kilby the credit for his invention. Jack was a Distinguished Professor at Texas A & M University after his retirement from Texas Instruments, when he finally got his Novel Prize in the year 2000!

Jack Kilby had spent time in Eastern India repairing military radios when Japanese were bombing the Allied; he did go back to School later and finished his Masters’ Degree before joining Texas Instruments at Dallas where he spent several decades.

Jack Kilby (81) died on June 20, 2005

Interesting Book with a Chapter on India

June 20, 2005

IFIP (Int’l Federation of Information Processing), the mother Society of ALL Computing Societies of different Nations (including ACM, IEEE, British, Australian and Indian Computer Society) brought out last week a compiled book

“Perspectives and Policies on ICT in Society”, An IFIP TC9 (Computers and Society) Handbook, Series, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 179 , Berleur, Jacques and Avgerou Chrisanthi (Eds.) 2005, VIII, 290 p., Hardcover, ISBN: 0-387-25587-7

About this book

Governments, the media, the information technology industry and scientists publicly argue that information and communication technologies (ICT) will bring about an inevitable transition from “industrial” to “information” or “knowledge-based” economies and societies. It is assumed that all aspects of our economic and social lives, in both the public and private spheres, will be radically different from what they are today. The World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva 2003 – Tunis 2005) shows the importance of a worldwide reflection on those topics.

Perspectives and Policies on ICT in Society explores the ICT policies of different nations and regions such as Africa, China, Europe, and India. The authors assess the arguments surrounding the impending new age, as well as some of the more sensitive issues of its developments. This progress will signal an expansion of ICT in many domains – the so-called ubiquity – such as in the workplace, the home, government, and education and it will affect privacy and professional ethics. The expansion will also encompass all parts of the earth, particularly developing countries. Such growth must take place in the context of historical dimensions and should underscore the accountability of professionals in the field.

The intent of this book is to address these issues and to serve as a handbook of IFIP’s TC9 “Computers and Society” committee. Thirty authors from twelve countries consider the ICT policies with their associated perspectives and they explore what may be the information age and the digital society of tomorrow. The book provides reflection on today’s complex society and addresses the uncertain developments rising from an increasingly global and technologically connected world.
Jacques Berleur is at the University of Namur, Belgium, and Chrisanthi Avgerou at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom.

Written for:

Researchers and practitioners in Information and Communication Technologies

There is a Chapter “The Information Society in the Asia-Pacific Region: India & Australia” authored by S Sadagopan and John Weckert, that you might find it interesting!

Amazing insights – Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address at Stanford

June 19, 2005

In the Commencement (Convocation in India) Address to the graduating class at Stanford University, Steve Jobs, Founder & CEO of Apple Computers and Pixar Animation provides some deep insights.

The core of his address was to pursue one’s passion, even when the going is tough “You have got to find what you love”.

He quotes extensively from his personal experiences – very difficult early days, his dropping out of the college, his experience in calligraphy that led to “beautiful” fonts of early Apple Computers, his getting thrown out of Apple (the company he founded) and his eventual return to Apple, his interest in graphics (that led to Pixar Animation) etc.,

What is most interesting is the observation that in his early days he walked several miles to the Hare Krishna temple every week to have a good meal!

Very few would have thought Steve Jobs would have such deep philosophy driving him towards excellence, when he talks of his attitude towards death; asking the question everyday to ourselves “will I do the things that I am doing if it was my last day of life?” – deep indeed.

I will strongly advise every one of my students, particularly those that are graduating to read this insightful address – one of the best Commencement Addresses I have come across in recent years. Lucky indeed are Stanford Graduates of the Year 2005.

PS: I do not want the reader to click once more for the address – I have appended it right here!

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Stanford Report, June 14, 2005

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.
And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:
Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky – I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation – the Macintosh – a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.
I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me – I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I retuned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.

This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die.

Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.

Two interesting yet contradictory articles on Open Source

June 17, 2005

Two articles landed in my mailbox today.

    The first one is “Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS)? Look at the Numbers!” By David A. Wheeler (http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html) and revised as of May 9, 2005, is a very balanced, comprehensive article with concrete numbers in terms of market share, reliability, performance and cost of ownership. It is indeed convincing enough for all of us to take a close look at Open Source Software (not necessarily discontinue commercial software)

    The second one is a paper in the acclaimed Journal Information & Management (ISSN 0378-7206) July 2005 Issue titled “Something for nothing: management rejection of open source software in Australia’s top forms” by Sigi Goode of Australian National University. This study is based on 500 of Australia’s top firms and found “that managers rejected open source software because they could not see that it had any relevance to their applications, perceived lack of reliable technical support and the learning costs appear to be substantial”

This debate is interesting; commercial software does enjoy the “incumbent” advantage; open source enjoys passionate attachment. It remains to be seen how open source and commercial software find their complementary positions.

Intel senior executive in-charge of standards visits India

June 16, 2005

Dr Philip Wennblom, Director, Standards in Intel Corporate Technology Group was visiting India this week. He was accompanied by Dr Jessie Jiang of Intel Corporate Technology, who got her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business after her PhD. This was their first ever visit to India.

Wennblom sits in the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) of IEEE Standards Authority (SA), a committee of IEEE Board of Governors (BoG).

IEEE over the past two decades has played a key role in some of the key standards in computers & communications (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Firwire).

Indian IT industry has not been very active in the Standards activities; even in Unicode Forum Indian representation by DIT (Department of Information Technology) is just a couple of years old. Recent participation by new generation Indian companies such as Sasken in ADSL, Pramati in J2EE, and Wipro in IEEE 1394 are notable exceptions. We need to make such participation a rule.

One hopes that visits by such stalwarts would pave the way for a concerted effort in getting Indian technology companies to profit by standards and participate and influence global standards, a must if India is to play a “leadership position” in IT

WYSE starts Engineering Center in Bangalore

June 15, 2005

WYSE, world’s No 1 thin client manufacturer with 40% market share for years had the formal launch of its Engineering Center in Whitefield in Bangalore today.

In a glittering function at Leela Hotel, presided over by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka and Hon’ble Minister for Science & Technology, Karnataka, there was a “digital opening and ribbon cutting” of the campus.

As a Guest of Honor I had the privilege of meeting the global CEO Dr John Kish and Indian CEO Dr Nav Bhullar, amazing individuals.

I talked of my long association with WYSE terminals at Purdue Engineering Computing Network (ECN) way back in 1986, and the coincidence that the Indian software “icon” Infosys and WYSE were born in the same year, namely, 1981.

I did mention to the WYSE senior management that they can be damn sure that their decision is right. Every one of the global No 1 company across the IT stack have moved their engineering to Bangalore. How can WYSE not afford to do?

The list of World’s No 1 companies that moved their engineering to Bangalore include SAP (Application Software), BEA (Middleware), Oracle (DBMS), Microsoft (Operating System), IBM (Servers), Dell (Desktops), HP (Printers), Intel (Microprocessor, Cisco (Switches), EMC (Storage), and Applied Materials (machinery for Silicon Fab) not to mention Macromedia, AutoDesk

Thin clients are used by BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) and Government globally. LIC (Life Insurance Corporation of India) that has 200+ Million policies use thin clients; India is a world leader in innovative e-Governance; Karnataka is a leader in e-Governance in India. It is natural that WYSE will serve this growing need and will grow to a Billion Dollar company soon

To sum up, moving engineering to Bangalore is “wise”; not moving would be “other-wise”. How can a WYSE company take anything but “wise” decision?