Posted by: Karthik Nagendra | December 21, 2011
The changes in the semiconductor design service environment has seen India-based design service firms taking the largest slice of the business. India brings several advantages to these services that are labor intensive and require limited infrastructure.
Posted by: Karthik Nagendra | October 06, 2011
The challenges that plague the modern day enterprise are substantially different from those faced yesterday. Most prominent among these is the imminent resource scarcity- a challenge that is pressing the need for sustainable enterprises.
Posted by: Karthik Nagendra | November 10, 2010
Many organizations have found that virtualizing the IT function frees them to focus more resources on revenue-generating activities. However, managing risks of an increasingly virtualized computing environment requires executives to be up to speed with the latest in managed services.
Posted by: Karthik Nagendra | March 31, 2010
Everyone is familiar with the saying, ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ But in today’s context, ‘Necessity is the mother of innovation’. That’s why companies need to innovate continuously to sustain a competitive advantage; it’s become the ‘the new normal’ now. Enterprises have to look at new ways of doing business since the rules of the game have completely changed, even as globalization continues to blur boundaries. While innovation is constantly encouraged in classrooms and professors conduct innovation tournaments in-house or even between colleges and universities, this is the first time Wipro teamed with Wharton to conduct an innovation tournament at a global corporate level, inviting teams from all over the world to participate. The tournament is the brainchild of Wharton professors Karl Ulrich and Christian Terwiesch. The finals of the Wipro-Knowledge@Wharton Innovation Tournament took place on March 23, 2010 on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. The finals of the tournament – dubbed as ‘brain sourcing’ by Knowledge@Wharton editor-in-chief Mukul Pandya – was keenly fought by 8 teams, whose ideas ranged from business physics to manufacture blogging and practical problems in retail.
Posted by: Karthik Nagendra | March 22, 2010
Wipro Technologies and Knowledge@Wharton teamed up to conduct a global ‘Innovation Tournament’, based on the newly released book, Innovation Tournaments, by Wharton professors Karl Ulrich and Christian Terwiesch. The tournament was designed to identify the most innovative managerial ‘tools’ (a method, approach, template, process or software), to help companies improve their business by increasing efficiencies, cutting costs and/or streamlining operations and improving customer experience.
Posted by: Karthik Nagendra | March 10, 2010
Employing green IT practices can help industries/businesses save thousands of dollars every year. In one consultation with a major Indian telecom provider, Wipro eventually saved the client 30 million rupees (about $620,000). Going green and saving costs actually go hand in hand. Embracing more environmentally sustainable IT practices demonstrates a sense of corporate social responsibility and a commitment to the organization’s long term interests.