The Many Eggs of Columbus

Many of us have heard the story of Christopher Columbus being challenged by nobles at a banquet about the greatness of his discovery. They argued that if it was not for him some other Spaniard would anyway have discovered America (confused for East Asia at that time). Columbus responded by challenging his critics to make … Read More »

Ain’t broken? Just the time to fix it!

“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed & direction unless acted on by an external force”.  No, this is not going to be a blog on the Basic Sciences… I mentioned Newton’s first law of motion only to highlight an interesting parallel between … Read More »

OpsVeda on Cloud – Bring on the Complexity

When talking about running OpsVeda on the cloud, a refrain I hear often from potential customers is about the complexity of their processes and how that becomes a hindrance in moving anything to the cloud (or specifically SaaS). For large complex organizations SaaS is the software equivalent of Henry Ford’s approach to Model T – … Read More »

The needle in the Operations’ haystack

Recently I was scanning my mail when I noticed solicitation from a reputed retailer trying to sell me a conditioner that promises “tangle-free hair”. Now, even from a mile away one can make out that entangled hair should be the least of my worries. I scrolled down and surprisingly there was another mail from the … Read More »

For Heaven’s sake, this is Excel!

Yesterday evening I was catching up with a friend at a nearby coffee outlet. He is the finance head for a company here providing ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook products to retail outlets across the city. Mid-way during our conversation he excused himself and picked a call from one of his team-members. The conversation was about some … Read More »

Exceptions and the Chain of Critical Events – OpsVeda

Over the weekend, an uncle of mine dropped in for a courtesy call. He is one of those gentlemen people admire for their breadth of knowledge and insatiable curiosity. After some chit-chat about family and holidays, he turned to me. “So son… how are things at work”. “Exciting… we are seeing excellent customer traction. And… … Read More »