Friday, April 1, 2016

Digital Disruption - Facts to ponder!

Why didn’t a cab driver think of Ola or Uber? 
Why didn’t a Shopping Mall owner think of Flipkart? 
Why didn’t a Theatre owner think of BookMyShow? 
Why didn’t Airtel or Vodafone think of Paytm? 
Why didn’t Taj or Marriott think of GoIbibo? 


The answer to all above, and the myriad of all other companies displaced by digital disruption, is that at some point they became so busy and coupled with the ongoing need to meet or exceed the quarterly numbers, that they forgot to look far enough outside of their business to see the disruption ahead. A quite convincing reason why so many companies fail to face the disruption is that when someone from the outside uses digital disruption to disrupt you, the strategy most often invoked is to protect and defend the status quo. It is amazing how much time and money organizations spend protecting and defending their current ‘cash cows’. In the past this was a valid strategy that did produce good results. But digital disruption is different. Because it tends to be game-changing with a very low cost of entry, it is not hard for a small startup to quickly disrupt not only a big business, but even an entire industry.



But, why all this is happening now? What is digital disruption?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Installing Mac OS X El Capitan 10.10 on Vmware ESXi 6.0


After a long struggle of 48 hours, I could finally able to install the Apple's latest Mac OS X El Capitan v10.11  on a Virtual Machine (VM). The experiment was conducted on Vmware ESXi 6.0 virtualization platform running over physical IBM Server X3650 M3.


Following are the installation steps:

Setting up ESXi for running Apple Mac OS X 

Vmware ESXi 6.0 doesn’t support OS X out of the box.
  1. So, the first thing you need to do is to customise the hypervisor layer by executing

Friday, April 17, 2015

Signing Java .jar Files with CLI Command Jarsigner using Hardware Token in Windows

How to Configure Java JDK to Use the eToken

  1. Download the JDK from Oracle.com.
    Note:    Even if you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, the 32-bit JDK is required.
  2. Open a text editor (such as Notepad) and do the following:
    1. Copy and paste the following 2 lines into the text (Notepad) document:
      name=eToken
      library=c:\WINDOWS\system32\eTPKCS11.dll
    2. Save this file as eToken.cfg in the appropriate directory for your version of the JDK, for example:
      • JDK 1.8
        C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.8.0_20\bin
      Note:    If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, the Java JDK is installed in C:\Program Files\Java\....

Monday, September 1, 2014

What Data Science tells me?

• If you’re a DBA, you need to learn to deal with unstructured data
• If you’re a statistician, you need to learn to deal with data that does not fit in memory
• If you’re a software engineer, you need to learn statistical modeling and how to communicate results.
• If you’re a business analyst, you need to learn about algorithms and tradeoffs at scale.

Just stare at the following figure, you'll understand.

Remote Desktop Connection to Abhinav's Mac On Cloud.