Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The inventory management modules may appeal to warehouse/cold fleet operators

Call of the farm

The previous IT (information technology) wave was more in outsourcing, but youngsters now are no longer satisfied with just a pay package and a cubicle life, observes Venkata Subramanian, Founder and Managing Director, eFarm, Chennai (http://bit.ly/F4TeFarm). With hardware and software costs becoming so affordable, entrepreneurs with a niche idea and know-how to combine the IT strength to a craving business need can see great success, he adds, during a recent lunch-hour interaction with eWorld.. “We are optimistic that the next generation will be the ones who will bring about a change in agriculture…”


Monday, November 29, 2010

Mobile solutions become very interesting for the personal finance space

Tech tools in personal finance management

To those who feel guilty that they are not managing their personal finances in a disciplined way, the good news is that they may well belong to the majority. And, more importantly, the blame may often lie in the absence of tools for managing finances, rather than disinclination to be thorough with one's incomes and expenses, feels V.R. Govindarajan, Director, Perfios Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bangalore (http://bit.ly/F4TPerfios).


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Collaboration and collective wisdom would be the key mantra for MIS in the near future

‘Distill' information for true MIS 2.0

Collaborative decision-making, which taps into the knowledge that exists across all levels in the organisation, works wonders for root-cause analysis, and hence problem-solving becomes a regular affair, avers Poornima Sathy, JEO and Head of Operations, Distil Information Systems, Chennai (http://bit.ly/F4TDistilInfo).


Historically, Indian industry has resigned itself to a highly complicated and cumbersome way of doing business.

GST can usher in a level-playing field

The rollout of GST (Goods and Services Tax) and the removal of exemptions and tariff variations will change the market dynamics, feels Mr K. P. Gopal, Director, Stuser Tools Pvt Ltd, Chennai. “It can make some companies more price-competitive than earlier, while it can make others (who enjoyed the benefit of tariff variations) less competitive,” he adds, during the course of a recent interaction with Business Line.


HRO firms are continuing to grow at a much higher rate than the economy at large

Employee-friendly healthcare

With the increasing costs of healthcare in the US, what are the steps being taken by organisations to save these costs as regards their employees? Responding to this poser, Mr Venkat Tadanki, CEO, Secova, US ( http://bit.ly/F4TTadanki) — a player in the HRO (human resource outsourcing) space — discusses the long-term, short-term, and ongoing initiatives in organisations, during the course of a recent email interaction with Business Line.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Markets pay a premium for services and goods of all kinds

‘Follow your heart'

It is with a story that Srikanth Jadcherla, CEO-Seer Akademi (India) (http://bit.ly/F4TJadcherlaS), begins a recent lunch-hour interaction with eWorld. “The engineering entrance topper in Andhra Pradesh this year was the son of an auto-rickshaw driver; an incredible accomplishment for someone without any privilege or advantage by birth. The bright kid chooses to study Electronics and Communication Engineering and hold your breath — work for an IT major and move his family to Hyderabad. And thus we sink one more brain that could win a Nobel Prize.”


Monday, November 1, 2010

Invest in integrated tools, security and transition methodologies

On the RIM of action

What the acronym RIM evokes in Rajiv Kaul is not ‘Research in Motion' but ‘Remote Infrastructure Management.' Because, as the Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of Mumbai-based CMS Info Systems Pvt Ltd (http://bit.ly/F4TRajivCMS), Rajiv is excited about the potential that RIM holds for the IT (information technology) industry.