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  • Infosys CEO On Mission To Transform His Company Into Design Thinkers

    Infosys CEO On Mission To Transform His Company Into Design Thinkers

    What he means by that is thinking beyond the boundaries of the defined process to look for something new — to think more like a startup. Sikka says his first nine months have been amazing, but very different from his experience working at SAP for 11 years. The company handles many different tasks, and one thing that bothered him was that people only seemed to work to the specifications… Read More

  • Infosys To Acquire E-Commerce Services Provider Kallidus For $120M

    Infosys To Acquire E-Commerce Services Provider Kallidus For $120M

    Infosys, the India-headquartered consulting and IT firm, is on the verge of making its second significant acquisition of the year after it announced a deal to buy digital e-commerce services provider Kallidus for $120 million. It also made a $2 million investment in an air monitoring startup. Read More

  • The Back Office Developers Crunch Network

    The Back Office Developers

    What are the 5 biggest tech employers in the world? I conducted a survey amongst some tech entrepreneurs and interestingly, almost everyone guessed wrong. Take a second and write down your top 5. If you guessed Apple, Google or Amazon, you’re wrong – and by a huge margin! These companies have approximately 5k-35k developers, almost ten times less than the real behemoths: TCS… Read More

  • Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M

    Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M

    Consulting and IT services provider Infosys announced today that it will acquire Panaya, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company. Worth an enterprise value of about $200 million, the deal is expected to close by the end of March. Read More

  • New Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Prepares To Take The Helm

    New Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Prepares To Take The Helm

    It’s been a whirlwind few months for Vishal Sikka. It began when he suddenly left his job as executive and head of products at SAP at the beginning of May and it has continued as he prepares to take the helm at Infosys on August 1st. When I spoke to him at the end of May, just ahead of the SAP Sapphire Conference,  he seemed at peace with his decision to leave SAP in spite of the… Read More

  • Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

    Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

    India’s Unique Identification project, also known as Aadhar, earlier this week finished capturing demographic and biometric data of over half a billion residents–the largest biometric project of its kind currently in the world. It’s been a multi-year effort not without its critics among privacy and security advocates and others. The latest development this week concerned… Read More

  • WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform

    WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform

    The heat is on to migrate more digital marketing activities into the cloud, and while we have seen a lot of movements from smaller, fleet-0f-foot startups in this area, the big players don’t want to be left out in the cold, either. Enter WPP, which today announced a partnership with the Bangalore-based outsourcing and IT specialist Infosys for a new cloud-based digital marketing… Read More

  • Why America Needs To Start Educating Its Workforce Again

    Ask any old-time IBMer, and you will hear stories of IBM’s legendary workforce-development practices. When a manager identified a manufacturing worker with promise, the company would teach him how to dress, how to speak to clients, and how to service products. These technicians would then be trained to be computer programmers, sales reps, or product managers. IBM president Thomas… Read More

  • Infosys Co-Founder Adds Another $91 Million To Venture Fund

    More good news for Indian entrepreneurs! Infosys co-founder and chairman N. R. Narayana Murthy’s new VC firm, now called Catamaran Venture Fund, just added a whole lot more money to its coffers. A few weeks ago, we reported that Murthy was turning to “the dark side” after selling a large amount of company shares in order to set up a venture capital firm. To set up the… Read More

  • Infosys Co-founder Sells Part Of His Stake, Turns Venture Capitalist

    Great news for Indian entrepreneurs! Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy, better known as N. R. Narayana Murthy and one of the seven founders of Infosys Technologies – a giant of a consulting and IT services company based in India with over 100,000 employees and offices around the globe – is turning to “the dark side” after selling a bundle of company shares in order to set… Read More