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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

7 responses to “Don’t Underestimate Google”

  1. Jan
  2. Eran Kampf

    Google is slowly changing the consumer behavior towards Google products… That’s an interesting insight… I never thought about it like that…
    That’s kinda how I made the switch to Google Apps for Your Domain…

    While I don’t see it with Chrome, future will tell about Google Apps…

    By the way, I think Google’s hiring policy – hiring university types – engineering geeks, scientists and PhDs etc.
    These are the perfect guys to invent new algorithms and optimize its data centers etc. and write scientific papers.

    They’re definitely not the ones to come up with innovations like twitter, friendfeed, facebook, Yahoo’s services etc.

    Though maybe I’m just ranting because I havent got a diploma so far in my career ;)

  3. Krishnan Subramanian

    Lol Eran.

    It is my opinion that the scientific papers and algorithms are the ones that paves way for products at a later stage. In fact, I can trace back the beginnings of every technological product to Newtononian concepts. Today’s scientific papers are the ones that leads to products 10-20 years down the lane. Thatz why Google is far ahead of all the other companies in the field, even if it doesn’t show up in their products.

  4. Eran Kampf

    You’re definitely right. Google definitely has gets an advantage with its scientific work (now, not just 10-20 years from now)

    However, “Ph.D qualities” are not the same as “Shipping a product” qualities. Very very few people posses both…
    Google need people with those other qualities too…
    http://books.google.co.il/books?id=h5IQuengOGIC&pg=PA106&lpg=PA106&dq=%22shrink-wrap+qualities%22&source=web&ots=xt7uOeADuL&sig=ADZeclOxFAeH7d_hDzAEV3WjsE8&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result

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