There is a change brewing in Infosys. Under Vishal Sikka’s direction there are a few things that are already presenting themselves as fresh and innovative. But can Infosys become the pioneer of automation without losing its tag as a great employer and a stellar stock marker performer. Look at the incremental changes, like the acquisition of Skava and Panaya, that are happening, within the company, to understand why Sikka wants to brand Infosys as a digital company without frightening investors and employees. There are several challenges along the way especially when he quotes the late professor Mashelkar famous words “do more with less for more.”
With enhanced technological advances and constantly depleting natural resources, there is an increasing need for companies to factor in alternative energy resources while not just devising new industry solutions, but also in planning organization’s sustainable future. Enterprises are now seeing the need to reduce carbon footprint and cut down energy costs to improve productivity and efficiency, but beyond that, it is essential for them to explore the opportunities in implementing renewable energy solutions.
Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Sistema Shyam Teleservices, also known as MTS India, are increasingly adopting open source software as it helps them significantly cut costs. The two telcos say using open source software allows them flexible options for their networks to meet demands for new services besides freeing them from high licensing costs related to proprietary software.
As many as 12 big retailers, including Future Group, Landmark, Shoppers Stop and Globus, met Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Wednesday and pitched strongly against the Union government’s proposal to grant 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) status to e-commerce and e-tailing companies.
Last Friday, PM Narendra Modi took the entire country by storm when he articulated his thoughts for a digital India. As the euphoria subsides, we ask very pertinent questions to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research, about the hurdles that may hamper the PM’s dream. While Gogia very candidly points out the roadblocks, he also throws light on the opportunities that the telecom and the IT industry can leverage. Edited excerpts from an interview.