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Samir Ghosh

Samir Ghosh

Samir's passions include software, marketing, entrepreneurship, parenting, dogs, triathlons (swimming, biking, running), golf, photography, and nutrition. Samir has been a core member of 3 successful software startups, and management at Microsoft, IBM, and Procter & Gamble. He has lived and worked in US (NYC, Boston, Chicago, LA, San Francisco), Belgium, Holland, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sweden. Samir loves helping tech companies from early startup through growth stages.

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14May 2017

6 Document Collaboration Methods…Compared

May 14th, 2017|Categories: Collaboration, Email, Knowledge Management|0 Comments

Do you collaborate on documents with co-workers? I.e., do you edit the same doc or file (I use “docs” and “files” interchangeably herein) with one or more people sometimes?

Duh, who doesn’t, right?

Unless your company has strict policies, you probably have some options on how you share documents. You could use browser-based apps like Google Docs or Microsoft OfficeOnline. Or you could email file attachments around.

(I can’t believe I’m still writing about email file attachments for doc collab; but alas, status quo is hard to change.)

Different users have different preferences and different […]

10Sep 2015

Collaboration – 3 Steps for selecting the right tools

September 10th, 2015|Categories: Collaboration|Comments Off on Collaboration – 3 Steps for selecting the right tools

I often get asked for recommendations for team collaboration tools.  The advice I give seems overly simplistic to me, but since I get enough compliments about it, I’ll share it here.

I could expound ad nausea on this topic, but I’ll attempt to be brief and offer 3 key steps in selecting a tool or tools:

There’s a plethora of options, most of which overlap (but few play well together), which unfortunately makes things more complicated.

3 Steps to Selecting Collaboration Tools

Objectives

First, determine what problem(s) you’re trying to solve.  Do you want to improve communications between […]

10Sep 2015

10 Reasons Why You Should Not Upgrade To Windows 10

September 10th, 2015|Categories: New Technology|Comments Off on 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Upgrade To Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, I discovered a bunch of shortcomings…

10. OneDrive placeholders no longer supported.  What?  How do you now use that 1 TB cloud storage you planned on using as virtual storage for your MS Surface?

9. Search in Windows 10 Start is slower

8. Battery system tray icon no longer lets you switch power plans.  It’s now embedded several clicks in the UI.

7. All of a sudden, my monitor overscanning stopped working.

6. If you set OneDrive to not start upon Windows 10 startup, good luck figuring out how to start OneDrive manually (hint: look for OneDrive.exe in Programs)

5. Edge […]

9Mar 2015

Docker Adoption in the Enterprise

March 9th, 2015|Categories: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Docker, PaaS|Comments Off on Docker Adoption in the Enterprise

Docker is hot!

Docker was the #2 “best overall open source cloud project” according to a survey by The Linux Foundation and The New Stack in July 2014.  Google Trends sheds some light, though, on the relatively new entrance and rapid acceleration of Docker versus OpenStack and “Virtualization”.

Docker trends

Google Trends - March 5, 2015

So, why is Docker so hot?

Software used to have a major delivery drag – it had to be delivered on some physical medium like tape, disk or download and then installed. Since software could only be consumed so quickly, […]