Monday, September 28, 2009

In the current state, it is a highly people-based business with a lot of unnecessary forwarding points.

Build efficiency into realty — with IT

Property business is generally perceived to be a murky one. The image associated with key players is one of flashy cars, smooth talking, dream weaving, and a generous waving of hands to offer a free view of gold and precious stones on their person.
The young man in front of me that Saturday morning in Nageswara Rao Park (a popular spot of green in Luz, Chennai) seemed to fail on all those parameters: Biju Savindran, Director of SA Metroplots Pvt Ltd, a Chennai-based real-estate solutions company ( http://www.metroplots.com/), is an MS in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University, with work experience as Member Technical Staff in HCL Technologies, Software Developer in Tata Consultancy Services, Business Process Management Consultant in Project Performance Corporation, and Computational Finance Teaching Assistant in Tepper School of Business.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

'It will be difficult to compare India and Sri Lanka on the IT destination front...'

IT, key business enabler in downturn

In today’s difficult environment, prudence in spending is driving organisations to cut costs, and IT (information technology) is helping them to make that possible, says Yamajala Krishna Murty, Vice-President and India Centre Head, Virtusa (India) Pvt Ltd. Hyderabad ( http://www.virtusa.com/). Over the last decade or so, IT has been central to the way an organisation runs, and the current economic recession has reinforced IT to be the key business enabler, he avers during a recent interaction with eWorld.

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India has enhanced the AML regulatory framework significantly.

Risky to take foot off AML pedal

Sarabjeet Singh is a worried man. As the partner leading the AML (anti-money-laundering) practice in BMR Advisors ( http://www.bmradvisors.com/), he finds it disturbing that the pressure from the regulator is not felt as much by banks in India. If banks do not make the kind of investments required now, they will always be laggards in the global pecking order, he cautions, during the cours e of a recent email interview with Business Line.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Creating games will definitely become easier in the future

All for fun, fun for all

For a long time nothing seemed to happen in Microsoft, though one did occasionally hear about some research or the other. This year you can see many things coming out of Microsoft research labs, assures Jaspreet Bindra, Regional Director, Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft Corporation (India), Gurgaon ( www.microsoft.com/india).

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