To grow in IT, Tata Sons looks inside for a new strategy

Tata Sons is looking at implementing a group-level acquisition strategy for some of its IT needs , as it focuses on gaining better value in its technology spending, two sources with knowledge of the matter told ET.

How terror is affecting Indian techies overseas

When Nirmal Jain, an IBM employee, was about to be sent to Jordan on his first onsite posting, his family had serious concerns about security.

However, for Jain, now 24, it was a blessing in disguise. IBM paid him a daily hardship allowance of about 40 Jordanian Dinar (roughly ₹4,000) as the country, which borders Syria and Iraq, is considered a high-risk location.

The New-Age Fundamentals of Technology Cost Analysis: A CFO Handbook

The constant state of flux in world economies is changing the status quo for organisations; most importantly the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Per a recent Greyhound Research study titled, Emerging Markets CFO Priorities 2016, nearly 80% CFOs in the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) regions expect to investigate ways to turn asset-light over the next 12 months. Twitter_logo_blue

Blackstone buys Serco BPO operations for £250 million

Private equity firm Blackstone has acquired a majority stake in Serco’s BPO operations for £250 million (₹2,558 crore). This is the largest such deal for Blackstone in India. The sale does not include the UK business of Serco Global Services, which will be divested later.

The deal is expected to bring back some action in the Indian BPO market, which has not seen any major consolidation in the recent past. According to Nasscom, revenue from the Indian IT-BPM industry stood at $146 billion last year, growing 13 per cent last year and commanding a 55 per cent global sourcing share. The domestic market itself is rapidly growing with business coming from e-commerce companies and start-ups.

After IBM and Microsoft, Amazon plans to set up data centre in India next year

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said it will open an AWS infrastructure region in India for its cloud computing platform in 2016.

“Tens of thousands of customers in India are using AWS from one of AWS’s eleven global infrastructure regions outside of India. We’re excited to share that Indian customers will be able to use the world’s leading cloud computing platform (AWS) in India in 2016 – and we believe India will be one of AWS’s largest regions over the long term,” Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, AWS, said in a statement.

ONTrigger with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 3 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

ONTrigger with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 2 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

ONTrigger with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 1 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

Greyhound Radio with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 2 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

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Greyhound Radio with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 1 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

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ONTrigger with Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India – Part 4 of 4

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ONTrigger with Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India – Part 3 of 4

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ONTrigger with Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India – Part 2 of 4

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ONTrigger with Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India – Part 1 of 4

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Greyhound Radio with Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India – Part 4 of 4

Catch Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

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Greyhound Radio with Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India – Part 3 of 4

Catch Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

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Greyhound Radio with Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India – Part 2 of 4

Catch Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

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Greyhound Radio with Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India – Part 1 of 4

Catch Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

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Slow broadband threatens Modi’s Internet vision

The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to herald a broadband revolution through its ambitious Digital India initiative aimed at providing government services online to citizens nationwide by 2019. It may be setting its sights too high.

In addition to introducing e-governance and e-services on a massive scale, the program seeks to bring about broadband connectivity in 250,000 villages, universal phone connectivity, 400,000 public Internet access points, Wi-Fi in 250,000 schools and universities, and public Wi-Fi hot spots for citizens. The program is expected to directly create 17 million jobs and indirectly create 85 million jobs.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The $120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The $120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The $120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The $120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The USD 120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro likely to beat Nasscom’s growth estimates this fiscal, say analysts #Press #Media #CommunicationsToday

Despite a tepid guidance for the first quarter of this year, fuelled by multi-million dollar deals in the past few months, Wipro is expected to beat Nasscom’s 13-15 per cent growth estimates for the 2015 fiscal. Analysts believe that on the back of a strong deal momentum, the company which has been growing at a lower rate than peers like TCS, Cognizant and HCL Tech is expected to bounce back this fiscal year.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro likely to beat Nasscom’s growth estimates this fiscal, say analysts #Press #Media #HinduBusinessLine

Despite a tepid guidance for the first quarter of this year, fuelled by multi-million dollar deals in the past few months, Wipro is expected to beat Nasscom’s 13-15 per cent growth estimates for the 2015 fiscal.