Friday, September 16, 2011

Entreprenurship and Cloud Computing.

Speaker : Mr Alok Singh, CEO, Novatium solutions

Mr Alok Singh was an enthusiastic speaker and took us through his experiences as an entrepreneur and his career journey.
Mr Singh was a mechanical engineer by profession and had started his career by setting up a manufacturing unit of Diesel Engines . That was just the beginning. Mr Singh has more than two decades of experience in service marketing and service delivery, solutions designing, marketing, manufacturing & consulting. Prior to joining Novatium Mr Singh was was the CEO of Cummins Auto Services Ltd.
Under his leadership, Novatium has taken giant strides from being a start-up technology product company in Chennai to being an established technology service company catering to homes and enterprises nation-wide.
Novatium is India's first cloud computing on wireless broadband. He also talked about Novatium's cutting edge products and superior technology which made it a runaway success. Their endeavour is to simplify computing that will make everyday tasks easier and allow common people to get the most out of their personal computer. He told us that high configuration of personal computers is not needed for accessing mundane activities. He also said that cloud computing is generally much safer. Novatium’s target is to provide a superior and convenient computing experience at affordable prices for the next billion users, especially in emerging and developing markets.
Mr Alok Singh spoke in length about the challenges of being an entrepreneur.
To be an successful entrepreneur
• If you have any ideas of starting your own venture, IMPLEMENT immediately. It should not be just ‘talk’, but having the conviction to put your ideas into practice.
• It is ok to make mistakes but learn from them
• When a venture needs funding, we should look at different options, including angel investors.
• Hard work.

What is cloud computing ?
Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The name cloud computing was inspired by the cloud symbol that's often used to represent the Internet in flowcharts and diagrams.
IT professionals have to learn about the various ways in which services can be delivered to customers. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model has already proved a good value proposition for enterprises, they just outsource their application requirement to a third party to manage and provide them with that service. And SaaS is just a pre-cursor to cloud computing.
Cloud Computing in coming years is going to transform the IT infrastructure space. It is a platform where service providers will deliver IT-enabled services to consumers with a host of features and benefits.

Contributed by Shravan, Nikesh, Sabari Giri

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