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Any recommendations for a Forum and Ticket management solution
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Hi,We're launching an API for developers, where we would offer : 1) Tutorials / FAQ System2) A forum for us to post Best Practices, for developers to start topics of their own3) A ticketing system…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yatin Mulay Nov 4, 2011.

Approach to high-availability in the cloud
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I'm having a debate with our infrastructure provider partner. It's their opinion that to achieve high-availability (HA), one needs to isolate infrastructure at a per-domain level.  So, if one…Continue

Tags: hosting, cloud

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mahesh Khambadkone Nov 2, 2011.

Should we take a per GB or per Mbps pricing model when purchasing Content Delivery Network contracts
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I was told by a large CDN provider that if I purchase my bandwidth on a per Mbps model, rather than a per GB basis, my net cash outflow will be reduced.  How is this possible, and is it appropriate…Continue

Tags: costs, bandwidth, overage, CDN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Santanu Pathak Jan 27, 2012.

What would you pay to digitize your content - books, music, CDs, important documents
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Inspired by both a past life in digitization, and my constant desire to finally get my CD and book collection available on my new devices : Stashed somewhere in your house, chances are you'll find…Continue

Tags: BPO, storage, digitization

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jyoti Aug 14, 2011.


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Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Vijayakumar Mani's discussion I Support Farming!!! Do YOU???
"I know a few people who would love this idea.  How do you get this into more of a franchise, so that other "ISFs" for different regions can sprout ?"
Apr 8
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Sudeepta Sanyal's discussion The Outsource VS In-house debate - The Blueberry Trails at TRH Open House
"It will likely be faster to find a partner than to hire a team that can do the app, backend, hosting. Outsource, provided you can : 1) Spec the product down to each and every page, AND the flows from / to 2) Can validate the vendor's ability to…"
Jan 29
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Abhinay Bagaria's discussion Counsel App - Crowdsource advice on personal issues anonymously
"Nice !  Please include a mechanism to easily track and keep out cyber bullies."
Jan 27
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Sairam Jetty's discussion Freak: Game based chatting extravaganza
"WhatsApp is a huge market to break into ; even Facebook finds it tough to have users on its' messaging app. You've added functionality on top of Whatsapp / other chatting apps, but they are more of enhancements rather than a USP for your…"
Nov 27, 2015
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Nilesh Gamit's discussion What would you do, if you were in my shoes?
"I'd always recommend meeting somebody for such decisions, even if it's a 3 month old fresher.  Maybe they didn't get the role they wanted, maybe there's some personal matter that's cropped up in the past month, maybe…"
Jul 28, 2015
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Hari Om Vashishtha's discussion Marketing & Brand User Engaging Game, sounds interesting ?
"Your challenge will be in getting the right brand to associate with the theme.   And then to get the game downloaded by consumers. And for the brand to agree to keep sponsoring the rewards.  The game mechanic is actually quite nice ; you…"
Apr 30, 2015
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Mithun Chandra's discussion Where's our CTO, have you seen him/her?
"Just when I was thinking of throwing out my oversized, albeit faded, trousers this morning! Unfortunately, I dont fit your criteria for location, Magento expertise nor hours per day, but willing to help whenever you need. Certainly sounds…"
Apr 23, 2015
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Mohammed Farid Ahsan's discussion My tryst with Rodinhoods and the birth of Opinio - debate and discuss app
"One more point : I loved I could share my opinions / share the questions.  However, rethink what is shared. e.g. when I tried to tweet my comment, the tweet itself says "Mahesh Khambadkone says ", causing my comment to go beyond 140…"
Nov 21, 2014
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Mohammed Farid Ahsan's discussion My tryst with Rodinhoods and the birth of Opinio - debate and discuss app
"The app looks wonderful - clean and simple. Slick, too.  A Make In India candidate ! Three comments :- 1) I read your post from the beginning, so assumed opinio allowed me to be anonymous, so the Facebook login at the start was abit…"
Nov 21, 2014
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Priyadeep Sinha's discussion TheRodinhoods Bangalore Open House (Sept. 27) - Live Reporting!
"Awesome writeup on the event.  Thank you Priyadeep Sinha !  "
Sep 27, 2014
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Shubhamoy Chakrabarty's discussion Dynofy - Cloud Monitoring System
"I wasn't at the OpenHouse but I heard about one of the suggestions that was made to you : allow users to receive a CALL if there is downtime. That's a big shortcoming of pingdom.  Do visit OpsGenie, that has a simple interface to…"
Apr 4, 2014
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to paritoshsharma1231's discussion What to do when you are BROKE: building your startup?
"What if you were to hashtaag yourself ? - You'll get your product out - You'll have a case-study to show investors  - You'd have eaten your own dogfood (quoting what Microsoft says , not meant to be derogatory!)"
Dec 5, 2013
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Tarun Bhardwaj's discussion Need your expert advice: My Startup-
"1) What %-age of students from the 20+ DU & 32+ IP colleges do you have on your site ?   What %-age are returning visitors? 3) I dont see the items you mention "For College Student: Especially for fresher's, problem starts…"
Aug 7, 2013
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Puneet Rawat's discussion HELP !! VolksWagen Car Breakdown blaming Us for Car Fault
"The Volkswagen guys have been calling me every week to buy a car.  I told them I love the car but heard their after sales is terrible.  Your story strengthens the problem. However, the folks in Thane insist they are different - because…"
Aug 2, 2013
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Perzen Darukhanawalla's discussion Can your blog become a business?
"Wow, Sanjay.  That's AMAZING, workable advice. I particularly love " The secret to SEO is that you shouldn't do SEO. You should produce such great content that people will do the SEO for you. ""
Jul 23, 2013
Mahesh Khambadkone replied to Vikram Parekh's discussion Content based Social, Local and Mobile Marketing Platform for Out-Of-Home (OOH) Advertising
"I loved the concept of being able to create signboards at run-time on a Google Map :)  That seemed awesome !  Augmented reality (and not just a video walk through !) To answer your questions : 1) Overall, did you understand what we're…"
Jul 20, 2013

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Mahesh Khambadkone's Blog

Entrepreneurs in Residence

About 9 years ago, I was engaged with a online gambling startup in the US.  

They built 100% compliant, white-labelled casino sites and had many of the popular casinos of the time as their customers. Their content focus was on typical Jackpots and Bingo type of games, which…


Posted on June 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

What Microsoft could learn from how start-ups work

A discussion with the folks at Microsoft got me explaining our technology choice on the cloud.  

It led to an idea on how Microsoft should be positioning their cloud offering, keeping the lifecycle of a startup product company in mind :-

1) Most companies start on the cloud, with just an idea

Face it : when starting out, all you would want to build is your product and test that it works for your consumers.  The cloud gives you the perfect platform…


Posted on May 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

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At 1:02pm on June 23, 2012, Vijay Khubchandani said…

Mahesh, I have built an Online portal for comparing Loan Offers.. Its called And currently getting an App developed for iPhone based on the science of Numerology..

At 3:14pm on July 30, 2011, Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal said…
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