Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Born Again: Chatper 6


“Think we are very slow and need to increase our speed. What I am trying to say is that at our current efficiency levels it’s gonna a take us three times the man power to keep up with our growth rate. You’ll need to do something to increase the output from the staff.” – AB was talking to his team of Ravi Singhal (CTO & VP Technology), Revati K (CHRO & VP HR), and Ashok Shah (VP Operations). They were having a meeting to discuss productivity levels, somewhere AB didn’t seem to be very impressed with the current levels of Employee productivity while others didn’t seem to agree  

“Well AB, our delivery is on track we are up with our schedule and in addition to this we have kept bench strength of 10% in case any emergency arrives.” Ashok paused for breath and continued “We have just delivered the first cut solution to NBC and I’d just like to take you through this slide which shows the progress on each project. I think we’ve got it all covered. As per my stats none of the projects seem behind the deadline.”

AB waved his hand in disagreement, what it also meant was that he had heard enough.

“The point is that life in IT is much beyond services. I am no longer interested in serving. While I am not saying that we will not focus on our services business of course we will continue to do so, but its about time we give the world something of our own. I and Ravi have been working on the development of a prototype of a chip……Ravi would like to take it forward.” He gestured Ravi to proceed

Ravi Stood and walked across to the projector screen where he opened a presentation.

“Sure sir, friends me and AB sir have been working on the development of a prototype of a chip that enables WiFi like connectivity between two workstations without having the need to manually connect them, let me tell you how this works”

He flipped through the Slide and a new slide opened.

“Normally it is very easy to connect PCs through LAN, WAN etc. Our chip has two things GPS tracking device and IP Address detector. We call it GIPD. Te GPS device detects the location of a computer by employing a simple search on Google of course it is much more than simple search that it does, he said with a smile. And puts an IP trace on that system, this IP trace traces and keeps track of all the IPs this computer has been connected with and updates it in the database even if the IP Address allocation is dynamic each time a new IP is used a new entry of that system is created in our DB.”

“This device can be used in many areas of Defense, Peer-2-Peer Connectivity; it can also be inbuilt in the mother board/chipset board of a computer or a laptop along with the WiFi chipset.” – AB said just to clarify the commercial viability of this project

“Oh My My” exclaimed Ashok who couldn’t hide his astonishment and excitement “This would obsolete the entire Pen Drive/External hard-drive industry. We sure have a winner here.”

Ashok seemed to be very excited about the project.

“But AB”, Revati who was silent all this while spoke up “Don’t you think that there can be mis use of this i.e. if it falls in the wrong hands?”

“Yes Revati”, AB said and continued “You are right the chances are that there might be misuse of this technology, but so have mobile phones with Cameras, Google earth etc. This should not hold us back from bringing new technology into this world. This makes us more responsible to make this a very safe solution, because if we don’t tomorrow someone else will.”

“Yes Revati, we are planning to do different levels of customizations at the application level so that we deliver completely safe and secure solution to our customers. Also, one must remember that a system has to be switched on and connected to the internet in order to hack into it and all the more chances that a system connected is system monitored and hence any unauthorized intrusion will any ways be taken care of.” Ravi said

“How does this device bypass the firewall and other defenders etc?” Ashok Asked

“This device does not connect via the internet and hence the question of bypassing the firewall etc does not arise. This device places your device in the network of your target device and enables you take access of the target system much similar to what you do in a remote desktop connection.” Ravi clarified  

“OKAY Folks, the reason I have called all of you here is to give you heads up on this and the fact that we are going to need a lot of man power in order to get this product developed, customized and marketed and I am not sure how much funds are there with us to arrange for additional resources. Hence, I would request each one of you to stretch as much as you can so that we can have resources working on this project. I am going to run this through Sanjay and see how much extra we can get. Till then plz push as hard as you can.”  AB said with the Air of finality and got up signaling the end of their meeting

 

 
“It’s kinda nice to home once in a while, isn’t it” Bhumi remarked as she entered the Bedroom in their Solanki Mansion.

“Yes but today it’s kinda different, I have some reading to be done, please go to sleep I may take long.” Sanjay replied from his reading table reading the report that AB had given him today evening. He was so engrossed in reading the report that he didn’t even bother to lift his face and see her.

“What is it” Bhumi Inquired

“Something related to a new product development project that Anubhav wants to undertake, sounds exciting as well as dangerous.” Sanjay replied

Bhumi: “Why?”

Sanjay: “Anubhav’s this project is fine I think we can go ahead and do it but I feel that this product that he trying to build is the tip of an ice berg. I remember telling me something about Nuclear Fusion once and I have an intuition that these two might be related. I don’t think it’s purely a commercial project and it seems as though there is something more to it than it seems.”

Bhumi: “While I don’t understand what you just said but I can tell you one thing. Anubhav at times is an idiot especially when dealing with people, women to be precise, but when it comes his work he is genius. Have you noticed the difference in his body language, confidence levels, posture etc when he is talking technology or business. It’s just that of someone who is sharp, focused, and knows what he is doing and what to do next.” She paused for effect and continued: “He is one person whom you can trust that he won’t harm you come what may. He can be an idiot but he is not a crook.”
 
Sanjay: “I agree, I think I will talk to investors tomorrow”