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How Do I Get Rid of SlideShare?

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How Do I Get Rid of SlideShare?

As part of my work, I keep testing various Web services. Today, I decided to use something called SlideShare, which calls itself “the world’s largest community for sharing presentations.” When I tried to use it, I was asked to open my account. I did. By Rakesh Raman I entered the site and found it utterly [...]

Nine Signs You’re Working in a Sick Company

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Nine Signs You’re Working in a Sick Company

Some are sick because of the persisting recession. Others are sick because of their own weaknesses. Truth is that corporate sickness is spreading like plague all across the world. So, chances are that you’re also working in a sick outfit. By Rakesh Raman But it’s difficult for most workers to know if their company is [...]

How to Use E-Governance to Deal with Corruption

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How to Use E-Governance to Deal with Corruption

As political bosses and social activists are at daggers drawn with each other over the corruption issue, corruption has become the hottest trending topic in India. But in this ongoing melee, both sides are ignoring a powerful tool that can control corruption. It’s technology. By Rakesh Raman It’s a known fact that computer-based citizen services [...]

Will Spicejet Fly for Everyone in India?

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Will Spicejet Fly for Everyone in India?

When Anuj Kumar Boruah, a resident of New Delhi, decided to buy Spicejet air tickets for his four relatives going from Delhi to Guwahati on Oct. 11, he was under the impression that it will be a pleasant journey for all of them. By Rakesh Raman Alas, it was not. In fact, Spicejet, which screams [...]

Seven Serious UX Flaws on Facebook

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Seven Serious UX Flaws on Facebook

Facebook has gone berserk. I believe. And there is a strong reason behind this belief. Two years ago when I started using the online social hangout, I was under the impression that I will make some good friends and a possible family through it, as Facebook is positioned to ensure social connections. But now I [...]

Why Sonia Gandhi Wants to Protect Chidambaram

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Why Sonia Gandhi Wants to Protect Chidambaram

The ongoing adrenaline-pumping events in the corruption-ridden Indian politics can put even a gory video game to shame. After a spate of recent corruption cases in the Congress-led government, now the action has shifted around the 2G scam. By Rakesh Raman In this case, the Indian government is said to have lost money worth billions [...]

IBM Advised to Treat its People with Humanism in China

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IBM Advised to Treat its People with Humanism in China

As more information related to the Yuan Yipeng vs. IBM case is flowing in, the Beijing Yirenping Center, an NGO which works to promote the equality of socially vulnerable groups, has revealed startling facts about IBM’s unethical behaviour in China. By Rakesh Raman In an e-mail dated September 18, 2011 to me at Raman Media [...]

Can Obama Jobs Plan Reduce Poverty in America?

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Can Obama Jobs Plan Reduce Poverty in America?

America is fast emerging as a new poor country, as poverty here has been increasing at an alarming rate. According to U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday, September 13, 2011, the nation’s poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, up from 14.3% in 2009 and to its highest level since 1993. That means nearly one [...]

Why is IBM Angry with Yuan Yipeng of China?

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Why is IBM Angry with Yuan Yipeng of China?

It was Saturday, September 10, when I received the first e-mail of Yuan Yipeng from Shanghai, China. It was a pretty casual e-mail with the subject line: “Complaint with IBM China CSR.” By Rakesh Raman However, the text headlines along with four hyperlinks prompted me to study the whole case that Yuan tried to explain. [...]

RMN Community Court Service for Online Justice

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RMN Community Court Service for Online Justice

In its constant endeavour to bridge the digital divide and take the technology benefits to the masses – particularly the have-nots – Raman Media Network (RMN) has launched its RMN Community Court service. The new service will act as an online interface between warring parties to find out amicable solutions to different types of conflicts. [...]

Keep Your Friends Close and CIOs Closer

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Keep Your Friends Close and CIOs Closer

When technology is moving in a fast-forward mode, it is extremely difficult for chief information officers (CIOs) to stay in tune with the changing times. So, most CIOs are reduced to performing mere figurehead roles and, gradually, they tend to become what has come to be known as “chief ignorant officers”. In such cases, the [...]

Five Social Media Myths Debunked

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Five Social Media Myths Debunked

If you throw a pebble out of your window, most likely it’ll fall on the head of a person peddling social media services in one form or the other. So, in the unruly social media market, there are perhaps more sellers than buyers. By Rakesh Raman Today, every Tom, Dick, or even Harry claims to [...]