Catch Vineet Durani, Director, Windows Business Group, Microsoft in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.
Garnering funds is not difficult for Indian companies. Retaining ownership of companies is. Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds are only too happy to come on board, but they like to secure their exit route as they invest. As a result, they are increasingly getting involved in the operations of their portfolio companies, especially e-commerce companies and startups. Some are even taking control of the management of investee companies in order to prepare them for exits as in today’s environment investing is easy but cashing out profitably is not.
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.”
- Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research @s_v_g
- Promod Vallanur, Senior Product Manager, API Management, IBM Systems @pramodvallanur
- Ivor Soans, Managing Editor, Enterprise Technology, Network 18 @IvorSoans
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.
At Greyhound Knowledge Group we like doing things differently and remodeling traditions to make our own. June saw us starting an all-new tradition here at the HQ – #MondayMorningsAtGKG. Over time we realised that Monday mornings were becoming synonymous to grumpy faces, no interaction and whole lot of coffee – we wanted to change this.
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.