Akbar Ali Ansari

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The current web provides a two dimensional user experience. A user has to interact with 2 dimensional objects in a browser. This experience is so much frustrating that some users are turning back to old way of doing business - go offline and call the live person. A study by Forrester Research just found that for online travel web site users. This is no different for other web users. The fact is link based navigation is orthogonal to human nature. The human mind excels with interaction. We humans love interacting and need interactive user interface. When I say interactive, it does not meaning link based navigation or web 2.0 style auto refresh of data, what I indeed mean interacting in human language. The ability to interact like you would do with a live person. One should not need any special language or special technology to do business online. The fact that peop... (more)

A Guided Tour of the WebLogic E-Business Platform

Those who understand e-business know that the Internet has forever changed the business world. More and more successful companies are harnessing and exploiting the power of the Internet to maintain a competitive advantage. Although e-business offers great opportunities, it also demands fundamental changes in the way business is conducted, especially in terms of the following: Using the Internet for advertising, sales, and customer support Presenting a new form of direct customer relations Providing new roles for intermediaries Implementing major changes in products and services B... (more)

AJAX World RIA Expo: 3 Dimensional Web

Have you ever felt the need to ask a question about a product you are shopping online from the online retailer directly, just like you would do if you were in an open mall? If yes, welcome to the 3 dimensional Web. The 3 dimensional Web is all about the ability to interact with the content provider/ product seller about the contents/products. Today's web experience provides very little to interact with the content provider about their offerings. It is a perfect 2 dimensional web - You as a buyer and they as a seller. I am going to talk about adding the 3rd dimension to the web expe... (more)