What is creativity?

October 27, 2005

Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and other.

Three reasons why people are motivated to be creative:

1. Need for novel, varied, and complex stimulation
2. Need to communicate ideas and values
3. Need to solve problems

So now the question comes what you need/require to be creative or how to be creative?

In order to be creative

you need to be able to view things in new ways or from a different perspective.
you need to be able to generate new possibilities or new alternatives.
you need the ability to generate alternatives
you need to see things uniquely
you need to have more fundamental qualities of thinking, such as

    flexibility
    tolerance of ambiguity
    and the enjoyment of things heretofore unknown.

What is creativity?

October 27, 2005

Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and other.

Three reasons why people are motivated to be creative:

1. Need for novel, varied, and complex stimulation
2. Need to communicate ideas and values
3. Need to solve problems

So now the question comes what you need/require to be creative or how to be creative?

In order to be creative

you need to be able to view things in new ways or from a different perspective.
you need to be able to generate new possibilities or new alternatives.
you need the ability to generate alternatives
you need to see things uniquely
you need to have more fundamental qualities of thinking, such as

    flexibility
    tolerance of ambiguity
    and the enjoyment of things heretofore unknown.

Low-Cost, Open Source CRM

October 24, 2005

Open source may finally be arriving on the CRM scene. While still a minority in the market, a growing number of companies are choosing to provide CRM software free of up-front expense. As companies like Red Hat have demonstrated, free software can work for customers and make money. "The idea is that enough of CRM capabilities are becoming commoditized, so why not give those functions away for free and make money off services, such as customization, support, documentation, and upgrades. And i have been associated with one of the company called Apptility Software's in India. The company try to provide low-cost innovative solutions to small and medium enterprises by leveraging our expertise in open source and social computing technologies with an emphasis on measurable cost savings and revenue enhancements


Low-Cost, Open Source CRM

October 24, 2005

Open source may finally be arriving on the CRM scene. While still a minority in the market, a growing number of companies are choosing to provide CRM software free of up-front expense. As companies like Red Hat have demonstrated, free software can work for customers and make money. “The idea is that enough of CRM capabilities are becoming commoditized, so why not give those functions away for free and make money off services, such as customization, support, documentation, and upgrades. And i have been associated with one of the company called Apptility Software’s in India. The company try to provide low-cost innovative solutions to small and medium enterprises by leveraging our expertise in open source and social computing technologies with an emphasis on measurable cost savings and revenue enhancements


Yahoo! has announced its entry into podcasting

October 21, 2005

Yahoo! has announced its entry into podcasting with the beta release of Yahoo! Podcasts. The new Yahoo! Podcasts service enables consumers to easily find,

listen to, rate and review online audio programs.

The entire development of the product took place at Yahoo!'s Bangalore Software Development Centre. “The development of Yahoo! Podcasts from our Bangalore centre brings new market innovations from India for the global market,” said Dr. Prasad Ram, chief technology officer, Yahoo! R&D, India. “Audio Search technology developed at Yahoo! Bangalore is the most sophisticated vertical search product to-date,” he added.

More Here


Yahoo! has announced its entry into podcasting

October 21, 2005

Yahoo! has announced its entry into podcasting with the beta release of Yahoo! Podcasts. The new Yahoo! Podcasts service enables consumers to easily find,

listen to, rate and review online audio programs.

The entire development of the product took place at Yahoo!’s Bangalore Software Development Centre. “The development of Yahoo! Podcasts from our Bangalore centre brings new market innovations from India for the global market,” said Dr. Prasad Ram, chief technology officer, Yahoo! R&D, India. “Audio Search technology developed at Yahoo! Bangalore is the most sophisticated vertical search product to-date,” he added.

More Here


Blog Spammers Take Aim at Google

October 19, 2005

Google Inc.'s free BlogSpot service has become a happy hunting ground for spammers cashing in on the easy integration of AdSense advertisements into the 'push-button' publishing tool.

Over the past few days, the situation has spiraled out of control, prompting outrage from bloggers and third-party blog search providers and an acknowledgement from Google that there's a "tricky problem" to be solved.

An automated spam blog (splog) attack over the weekend was first flagged by Lockergnome's Chris Pirillo, who accused Google of hosting a "crapfarm" of fake blogs.

Or better we call it SplogSpot.