Thursday, May 21, 2009

Will Patni be among top 5 by 2012?

I came across an article which showed prospective of Patni becoming one of the top 5 IT service provider of India. It was based on emails from Narendra Patni who is founder of Patni company and new CEO of company Jeya Kumar. Checkout some more profiles of big shots in Patni.

Jeya Kumar has plans to change working structure of company, extend its operation in terms of geography and verticals. It looks aggressive and one need to see if it will be successful. It helps being aggressive when you start new and there are plenty of prospects, but in today's situation where things are chaning, everyone want to play safe.

Jeya Kumar has a different view. In his thinking, time is changing and previous model of offshoring to reduce cost may not be good and that much workable in today's bad economic condition. In this recession time, each country want to save jobs and Patni will be working to develop a new working model to fit into that need of clients and work with them. If it works, they can get a huge chunk of work where other top IT providers are struggling to make way.

It is not that other companies are behind and not looking in this direction. Infosys for example already have its center in Australia, Canada and China. And I am sure they will be looking for expanding even in more countries for setting up DC. If working model changes, they won't be behind to quickly adopt it and start delivering in new environment.

Thing to watch is, will it really work. If this new model has potential, was not it will come a full cycle where situations were before offshoring evolved? Wait and watch:)...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Published a new EXcel to create Hyperlinked file list

I have published a new excel tool which will create hyperlinked file list. It could be useful for people in getting a list of all their files and opening them without actually going to that folder. People who are familiar with Excel, will like it.

Here is the link to this tool - HyperlinkFileTree_V0.1.xlsm

If you have received this excel and have any comments, please post it here. I would see those time to time and improve on it. Please don't send any mails to my email id.

Hemant Kumar

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How life changed

I thought of giving break to my journey and put some software life reltaed stuff. By this way I could be more frequeny in updating the blog.

Here is one which I received from one of my friend. I am not sure who wrote it but it is surely not by me. I really appreciate the feeling put by person who wrote it and please feel free to drop me a mail if you don't want it to appear here.

This poem is about a software engineer, spending a late night in office and feeling sad with how life is going. Nothing is much interesting but still he keeps living it like a machine. Today he is trying to think about past why when he had nothing he was happy, but now when he has much more, still he feel empty. Why?

Here I am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed from a maverick collage life to strict professional life…...

How tiny pocket money changed to monthly paychecks
but then why it gives lesss happiness….

How a few local denim jeans changed to new branded wardrobe
but then why there are less people to use them

How a single plate of samosa changed to a full Pizza or burger
But then why there is less hunger…..

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed…..

How a bike always in reserve changed to bike always on
but then why there are less places to go on……

How a small coffee shop changed to cafe coffee day
but then why its feels like shop is far away…..

How a limited prepaid card changed to postpaid package
but then why there are less calls & more messages……

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed…..

How a general class journey changed to Flight journey
But then why there are less vacations for enjoyment….

How a old assembled desktop changed to new branded laptop
but then why there is less time to put it on……….

How a small bunch of friends changed to office mate
but then why after 8'o Clock it always feel like getting late….

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed….. how it changed……..