05
Sep
2014

Young entrepreneurs take center-stage at the NASSCOM product showcase

Last week, as the curtains were being raised at another new edition of the NASSCOM Product Conclave (North) at The Leela, Gurgaon, I was overwhelmed to see how a single event can offer such an exciting platform to start-ups and emerging companies to access the support available in the ecosystem.
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03
Sep
2014

Human Capital Management – Maximizing value from people!

Technology is emerging as the key differentiator for HR processes. Increased automation has helped improve clarity and transparency in HR roles, leading to enhanced communication and improved perception of HR. Greater need for developing a holistic and strategic approach for skill management across global organisations has led to strategic investments within the HR technology processes.
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31
Aug
2014

Addressing The Japanese Conundrum

The PM’s maiden visit to Japan to meet his counterpart Shinzo Abe, is in many ways be a harbinger of change ensuring that the next level of confidence building measures are met. Against this larger backdrop and much excitement, NASSCOM delegation’s visit to Japan, this week could not have been better timed.
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27
Aug
2014

Digital transformation- Turning technology into transformation!

Digital transformation is more than a buzz word. It is real, it is achievable, and it is happening. However, do we clearly understand this term? I am not so sure. Let us delve deeper.
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19
Aug
2014

Digital India To Bridge The Digital Divide

From the ramparts of Red Fort, on the occasion of the country’s 68th I-Day, the Prime Minister (Prime Servant in his own words) in his maiden Independence Day address to the nation, enthralled us yet again. His vision, sincerely touched upon a swathe of issues that has been a common concern since 1947. From financial inclusion to poverty alleviation to digital India to something as basic as hygiene and security of women, all found mention in his speech, as he took the solemn pledge.Digital India to Bridge Digital Divide more

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14
Aug
2014

My thoughts on Independent and digitally-enabled India

In the 67th year of independence, while there is much to be proud of, the gaping digital divide persists, opening up a range of opportunities for the industry to plug into. Whether it is Mobile & Internet penetration, Cloud technology adoption, or fostering an environment to facilitate digital payment or even newer technologies like KNoT, this divide cuts across, rather worryingly.
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14
Aug
2014

IT-BPM Services Outlook – Coming up, a SMAC-king growth time!

IT spending trends during 2009 – 13 were marked by volatility, but 2014 – 17 looks to be a period of more secular growth. Predictable growth makes way for predictable hiring, which results in delivery optimisation and execution. According to ISG, Annualized Contract value (ACV) for IT contracts was up by 100% YoY in Q1FY15. And unlike previous years – the growth has been secular and holistic across verticals.
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12
Aug
2014

Customer Relationship Management – It is all about Experience!

As customers are redefining businesses, raising their expectations, and demanding high levels of satisfaction – technology is offering newer ways to engage with them and altering the speed at which services are delivered. The focus today is creating a wow experience for customers. The NASSCOM PEM initiative showcases many of such innovative product companies who are the host of products being developed and concentrated around providing efficient methods for enriching customer experiences.Customer Relationship Management more

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08
Aug
2014

Remembering A Change Agent – Dewang Mehta

Among countries in Asia-Pacific region, South-Korea has an average bandwidth speed of 20 Mbps, as against India’s 1.6, which requires of us to do some serious catching up. This bit of trivia resonates well in the 52nd birth anniversary of the man who envisioned bandwidth as a basic necessity – alongwith, food, shelter, clothing and electricity, which is now folklore.Remembering a change agent - Dewang Mehta more

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05
Aug
2014

Secretary Kerry’s Visit – A Step Forward

The US Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry’s visit to India last week, has been positive for the IT industry and augurs well for the PM’s visit to the US later this year.
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