Goal, not the Technology

  Technology plays a crucial role in solving the problem, but just the knowledge of technology is never good enough. Recently came across a discussion on Linked In, focusing on the rapid changes in technology as well as emergence of newer technologies. The rapid pace makes it impossible to know each and every change around … Continued

Always keep Users in Mind

  Today we completed a month in new office. It has been #refreshing to be in the new place. We started #interacting with each other as earlier. With any new thing, there are challenges, however we have planned many things ahead of time to reduce the pain. Before we signed up for the place, we had evaluated many options. … Continued

National Safety Week

  The week of March 4th to March 11th every year is celebrated as National #Safety Week in India for last fifty years. The concept of #industrial safety evolved much before the software industry. As a result, the efforts are majorly focused on personal safety during work. This year the focus is on road safety and it involves a … Continued

Screwdriver to Push a Pin?

  “Oh! Why are you using the handle of the screwdriver to push this pin? You should be using a hammer, isn’t it?” Several times products are used for a purpose that was never intended during development. “First of all, it saves me time, otherwise I have to waste time switching the tool, also this … Continued

What do you do in case of many Alternatives?

  When you have many #alternatives, what is the #best way of doing something? In a recent discussion about maintaining #security of our private #network, the team was discussing the best possible way to set up the configuration. Swanand had to configure the firewall, with more than one WAN links, multiple internal subnets, load balancing, #VPN access to external users, and protection against … Continued

How do you define ‘Done’?

  How do you define ‘Done’? The definition of when to say something is done, will vary a lot based on the person who is answering the question. More about that in a different post later. What I want to talk about today is the eagerness to take the credit and get #publicity. Many times getting … Continued

Challenges

  In CoreView growth begins when you accept a new challenge. However How long can you grow alone? There is a limit to how much one can grow and achieve as an individual. To accept more complex challenges, and to act on them, one needs to team up with others. The next phase of growth … Continued

What is your definition of growth?

  What is your definition of growth? Everyone wants to grow, however what it means to them can be completely different. For some it is the pay package, for others it is the number of people reporting, for some others it is the title or designation. For the remaining, it is just their experience counted … Continued

Asking the right business question

  Last week I wrote about meeting the expectations of the end-user. That will definitely make your product easy to use and popular. But is that good enough? To make a product useful, it has to solve a very specific business problem. Or else don’t write the code, at least not yet. At CoreView Systems Private … Continued

B2B or B2C?

During the initial days at CoreView, we got an opportunity to present to a large multinational. CoreView was a small startup then, but technically strong enough to face the challenge. We started talking about capabilities. As soon as we opened the slide on “TokenJunction”, one of the directors jumped in. “Oh! Is that your product?” … Continued