Emerging Markets Archive

Do you actually need a prepaid wallet?

It is difficult to argue with the statement that the mobile phone has made a bigger difference to our lives than any other invention in the last three decades. India has more than 900 mobile subscribers and a huge chunk of it belongs to the Tier II and Tier III cities. The smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices and its apps are helping the ‘Digital India’ to make smarter choices. more

Why Should YOU Attend the Conference on Architecting Intelligence?

Technology has reached a paradigm shift through Artificial Intelligence from where it was just a few years ago. It is finally a reality and is poised to soon drive the economy to achieve greater wealth. Integrating artificial intelligence into software systems make them more capable, autonomous and in some cases more human. Through Big Data schooling, training on Deep Learning Algorithms and augmented by self learning, Artificial Intelligence has shown the capability of getting smarter with each interaction. With democratized access to intelligent algorithms, the new paradigm of intelligence as a service will redefine the whole concept of intelligence as a utility to extend what humans or machines could do on their own. Sound interesting? So why should YOU attend the conference on architecting intelligence this year? more

The $18 billion question

‘Small is BIG’ is an oft quoted statement when it comes to India’s small & medium businesses (SMBs) segment – big opportunities, big business AND a big challenge. NASSCOM, in partnership with Frost & Sullivan, has put together a soon-to-be released report aimed at understanding the SMB customer with an action plan to crack this market. more

Helping the smaller companies

One of the consistent discussions that kept on cropping up while I was at the India Leadership Forum in Mumbai this month was over smaller companies. How can smaller companies find business if they don’t have overseas sales offices, and how can they be found when a potential client is actively looking for a smaller partner – probably because they are themselves fairly small and might not be considered very important by the big suppliers. more

Obama’s chilling State of the Union

President Obama’s State of the Union address yesterday included some chilling words for the offshore outsourcing community: more

Thinking Allowed

Thinking Allowed is a weekly BBC Radio 4 programme focused on sociology. It’s a very interesting insight into how society works and opens up current academic thinking by presenting it in a way that is approachable and interesting. more