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December 29, 2013

India Inc takes on cyber-bullying with dedicated teams, Web tools

Indian corporates are stepping up their fight against the increasing menace of cyber-bullying. Dedicated teams and software now patrol the Web regularly, while online reputation management firms are on standby mode at most corporates.

December 29, 2013

TechM eyes eastern Europe

The business services group of IT company Tech Mahindra, having clients in retail, BFSI, healthcare and lifesciences, is planning to expand its base into east Europe.

December 25, 2013

Positives well captured in Tech Mahindra's valuations

The Tech Mahindra (TechM) scrip has outperformed both the BSE Sensex and BSE IT indices in the recent past. The stock currently trades at 14.3 times FY15 estimated earnings, 35 per cent above its five-year average one-year forward price/earnings (P/E) multiple of 10.5 times.

December 25, 2013

US, European markets looking better: Gurnani

Tech Mahindra, which has completed the long merger process with Satyam Computer Services last year, sees better prospects for the IT industry in 2014.

December 24, 2013

IT firms set eyes on Europe, US to grow revenue

India’s $108 billion information technology (IT) industry is likely to see continental Europe taking centre-stage as a key destination with increasing acceptance of offshoring, rising discretionary spending and a robust demand environment in the US, along with social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) computing technology services becoming mainstream in 2014.

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December 23, 2013

Deal pipeline better; will do well in 2014

Vineet Nayyar, Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra expects Mahindra Engineering Services (MES) merger to play a big role in growth going forward.

December 17, 2013

Global Demand Revival Extensive Telecom Use to Drive IT Growth

Vineet Nayyar: It is looking moderately good. Indicators globally are improving. In the US, as you know, there has been a significant uptick, Asia is doing well and so is the Pacific region. Of significant interest, however, would be Sub-Saharan Africa, where the growth rate is good and the demand for technology and technological solutions is growing.

December 05, 2013

IT companies like NIIT, Tech Mahindra, KPIT see rise in demand from regional airports

MUMBAI: Technology services companies are seeing increased demand from regional airports as more passengers fly in and out of smaller cities and the government looks to modernise those airports as well as privatise others.

December 05, 2013

No Short-term Gains from Engg Unit's Merger

The stock of Tech Mahindra has been flat since the company's announcement last week to merge the engineering business of the parent group with itself. The decision to merge Mahindra Engineering Services (MES) will strengthen Tech Mahindra's engineering vertical at a time when the revenue from its key telecom client BT is sliding.

December 03, 2013

Tech Mahindra Testing Services – Report by Nelson Hall

Nelson Hall, industry’s leading BPO and outsourcing analyst firm has covered a detailed report on Tech Mahindra Testing Services. Excerpts from the report are below.

  • Tech Mahindra has one of the most comprehensive testing service offerings. The company is expanding from the traditional QA and testing services into adjacent offerings, e.g. service virtualization
  • TM TS has extensive experience in testing, as it includes testing practices from former Mahindra Satyam and the former Tech Mahindra as well as from the Mobility division CanvasM
  • Tech Mahindra has high levels of client interest in using open source software tools as an alternative to testing COTS
  • Tech Mahindra is one of two IT services vendors to have been assessed and certified against TMMi level 5
  • Tech Mahindra is successfully winning standalone testing contracts

November 29, 2013

IT services firm acquires UBS system in outsourcing deal

UBS has sold a reference data management systemt o Tech Mahindra, which will now be run by the Indian service provider as a service and offered to other customers.

November 22, 2013

How the leadership of Tech Mahindra’s Vineet Nayyar and CP Gurnani revived Satyam

When CP Gurnani, MD and CEO of Tech Mahindra, walked in to Satyam's office in 2009 after buying a majority stake in the scandal-hit IT major, he bumped into a Satyam President

November 22, 2013

How the leadership of Tech Mahindra’s Vineet Nayyar and CP Gurnani revived Satyam

When CP Gurnani, MD and CEO of Tech Mahindra, walked in to Satyam's office in 2009 after buying a majority stake in the scandal-hit IT major, he bumped into a Satyam President

November 07, 2013

Tech Mahindra positioned as a Niche Player in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Asia/Pacific.

Tech Mahindra positioned as a Niche Player in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Asia/Pacific

October 18, 2013

New School of Thought

The Mahindra Group is on a mission to create world-class technocrats, not just pure engineers.

October 14, 2013

Tech Mahindra goes for growth by acquisition

It is no secret that IT-service company Tech Mahindra has fallen behind its peers when it comes to growth. While the big four players in the sector have risen to become global behemoths in the last five years, logging annual growth rates of over 13 percent and more, Tech Mahindra(along with merged Satyam) has barely managed to expand its revenues,thabks to its focus on one vertical,telecom, and one company,British Telecom.

October 10, 2013

Connected Solutions

Business models must shift to take connectivity and new technologies into account.

October 09, 2013

Q&A: Addressing the myths about FATCA

How are Asian banks and financial institutions responding to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA)? Ravi Vasantraj, Global Head - BFSI Practice, Tech Mahindra, has some answers.

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October 04, 2013

Demand environment has definitely improved from 2012: CP Gurnani

For the combined company - Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam - 48% of the business comes from telecom, which is still investing in digital enterprise - 3G and 4G. Rest of the enterprise business is also showing reasonably high demand, particularly for Tech Mahindra.

October 01, 2013

Infrastructure Management for Manufacturing expansion: M&M case study

Tech Mahindra has been included in IDC’s Best Practice document titled ‘Best Practices: Infrastructure Management for Manufacturing Expansion: Mahindra & Mahindra Case Study’. The document provides insights on the best practices adopted by Mahindra Group Corporate IT in the implementation of Tech Mahindra’s proprietary IT Infrastructure Automation solutions.

September 26, 2013

Connected Cars: The Road to the Future

Karthikeyan Natarajan, Senior VP & Global Head of Integrated Engineering Solutions, Tech Mahindra, gives the view from India on the connected car of the future

September 26, 2013

India's Tech Mahindra expands African footprint

Seven years after India's leading global IT systems integration provider Tech Mahindra entered Botswana, the company has expanded its footprint across nine African countries to share in the continent's growth story and also create jobs.

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September 25, 2013

Tech Mahindra to expand base in West Asia

Information technology services company Tech Mahindra plans to expand its business in West Asia, where it has been witnessing strong growth over the past two years.

September 23, 2013

Why Mahindra's foray into engineering education is unique

A close look at the Mahindra Group's foray into an engineering education in tie-up with one of Europe's oldest and most reputed universities reveals a larger design - an ambition to transform engineering talent into business leadership. This objective, at a time when the right combination of technical acumen and leadership skills is woefully short in the Indian higher education sphere, runs throughout the concept and curriculum of Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), set up in the Tech Mahindra's sprawling campus at Bahadurpalli in Hyderabad.

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September 15, 2013

Apps That Identify In-House Experts

At some companies, it's become a lot easier to figure out which employees know what. Traditionally, companies have struggled to sift among hundreds or thousands of employees, identifying which ones have specific skills, or which ones might be ideal for prospective teams.

September 15, 2013

Tech Mahindra – Making the big league

From being focused on telecom alone, Tech Mahindra has transformed itself into a well-diversified software major over the last 2-3 years.

September 13, 2013

India may Emerge as Low Cost Hub for Security-Sensitive IT Products

India could emerge as a low-cost hub for testing security-sensitive IT products used in telephone and other critical infrastructure networks with the country being recently given the "authorising member nation" status in the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA), said top officials in the telecom and IT industries.

September 13, 2013

Tech Mahindra – Making the big league

Tech Mahindra – Making the big league

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September 10, 2013

Expect FY14 to be better than FY13: Tech Mahindra

CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra sees two demand patterns for the IT industry. 1) Overall since US and Europe look much better than one had envisaged, the confidence among large global corporations is a lot bet ter this year. 2) There is huge demand for video services, mobility, cloud and security, he adds. So, on the back of these scenarios, Gurnani expects to do better this year than the previous two years.

September 02, 2013

No gain, more pain for IT industry as cost crunch trumps benefits of rupee slide

The rupee's fall against the dollar is likely to increase the cost of operations over a period of time for the $108 billion Indian IT-ITes industry, eroding benefits that the depreciating currency usually brings for the sector's exprt oriented services.

August 29, 2013

Joy of a depreciating rupee is very short-term

For every 1% increase or decrease in dollar-rupee, there is only 0.30 or 0.25 as the final impact, which though is not insignificant, but gets priced in very quickly, because of intense competition. Most of the Indian companies are competing with each other and both have the same advantage or disadvantage. Yes, you will see an increase in profitability over one or two quarters, but then you will start seeing a dip as the markets adjust to the new reality.

August 23, 2013

"Indian IT majors can emerge as this decade’s leaders in technology.” Milind Kulkarni, Tech Mahindra.

Most of the companies in the industry have exhibited growth in-line with or higher-than-expectations, which signifies a good quarter. Increase in discretionary spends in the US and improved customer confidence has led to the April-June 2013 quarter being a strong one for our multi-billion industry. This could be considered as a sign of an improvement in the outsourcing industry’s outlook.The price environment continues to be stable and INR depreciation will also help the IT industry, which is internationally focused.

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August 20, 2013

Connected Cars – The Road to the Future

Tech Mahindra, an industry leader in Integrated Engineering Solutions, looks at the future challenges and opportunities of integrated technology in connected cars.

August 20, 2013

Rise of the Machines

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications could open up a new world of technological opportunity, both for consumers and for businesses. So why, despite the big buzz, hasn’t M2M taken off, and what interest should the Middle East take? Tom Paye investigates.

August 15, 2013

What European businesses need to know to do business effectively in India

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report,India will be the third largest economy by 2050, underlining the rate at which it is emerging as a global economic powerhouse. As such, the oppurtunities for European businesses to trade and develop a foothold in the region are opening up, in what is now one of the largest and fastest growing markets. So what do European organisations need to know to maximise their opportunities of forging a path in India?

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August 15, 2013

Analysts give thumbs up to Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra scrip has run-up six per cent in the past three trading sessions — outperforming both the Sensex and BSE IT indices, which grew by two to three per cent each in the same period — after the good results announced on Monday. The scrip has outperformed these indices since June 2012 on the back of strong deal wins, the Satyam merger completion and good inorganic growth.

August 15, 2013

Exclusive interview : Ravi Vasantraj

‘Process once and distribute multiple times’ is the vision of Tech Mahindra’s Managed Data Services, explains Global Head – BFSI, Ravi Vasantraj. It is a breakthrough in the sense that a longstanding problem facing international financial institutions can now be resolved and offered as a platform service.

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August 15, 2013

Vikram Nair in Computer Business Review – ‘Mobility & cloud security services are key for future'

Vikram Nair speaks to Computer Business Review - 'Tech Mahindra says mobility & cloud security services are key for future'

August 15, 2013

Evolving state of ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning solutions continue to adapt to meet the needs of new sectors such as SMB, to include new technology and capabilities such as mobility and enhanced analytics, and to bring greater degrees of consolidation and optimisation to IT environments

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August 14, 2013

Ted Pretty reveals Tech Mahindra’s plans for ANZ telecoms domination

Ted Pretty reveals Tech Mahindra’s plans for ANZ telecoms domination

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August 13, 2013

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August 12, 2013

Rohit Gandhi and Ted Pretty on ABC News

Companies push themselves into the digital age with mixed success, but many of the top tech services businesses are from India. Giant telco services company Tech Mahindra, announced its first quarterly results since its formal merger with a giant IT services company. Profits for the June quarter were up 27% on last year. The leadership team was in Sydney to talk to analysts and clients and Ticky caught up with Rohit Gandhi, senior vice president for Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa and Ted Pretty, the Advisory Chairman for Australia and New Zealand.

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August 06, 2013

Social media and the new rules of analytics

To some in the business world, social media, still represent anything from light-hearted banter to impromptu outpourings of unfiltered opinions and feelings; skewed towards a teen demography full of smileys with not enough economic spending power to make an impact. Not exactly a potent mix for disruptive change in a business context, especially in a B2B scenario.


August 06, 2013

Challenges posed by Smart Cars

Amid the rush to embed sensors and analytics into cars, IT innovation for the automobile sector is shifting to high gear, transforming the driving experience and business models while posing new challenges for urban planners and traffic controllers.

July 25, 2013

For Banks, FATCA is a Technological Challenge

The White House pushed back the Foregin Account Tax Compliance Act(FATCA) compliance deadline to June 2014, giving global financial services more time to plan and iron out the kinks of their new strategies.This is a great relief for many firms because from a technological standpoint, implementing a solution has proved quite challenging.

July 23, 2013

Mining Smarter : Vertical integration in your business

In an uncertain economic market, the collaborative vertical integration of mining businesses brings cooperation, clarity and competitive edge.

July 21, 2013

Tech Mahindra eyes defence

Tech Mahindra, which recently merged Mahindra Satyam with itself, is looking at the defence as one of the key segments to boost revenue.

July 21, 2013

Voters deaf to MPs’ tweet nothings

They tweet constantly from the chamber, the tea rooms and the terrace, but it seems that MPs’ precious words may be falling on deaf ears.

July 12, 2013

Tech Mahindra readies for big leap

The Mahindra group's information technology unit is all set to focus on its next big target. With the merger of Mahindra Satyam and the rebranding of the combined entity, Tech Mahindra, complete, the action has now shifted to the company's bottom line.

July 11, 2013

Tech Mahindra scouts for buys in Australia

Now that the merger issue is behind it, Tech Mahindra is scouting for global acquistions. The company is keenly looking at an acquistion in Australia, one of its biggest revenue contributors in the Rest of the World(RoW) region.

July 11, 2013

Interoperability will unlock mobile banking for everyone

Emerging markets have long been pioneers in terms of mobile money. While adoption has more widespread in certain markets,,across the sector there is a lot of interest in mobile money offerings from operators,financial institutions and regulators.

July 10, 2013

Deriving Synergies from Merger Crucial for TechM

Now that the long-awaited merger with Satyam Computer Services is behind it,software services firm Tech Mahindra is expected to undergo a valuation re-rating in the upcoming quarters. The extent of this will hinge on how wellthe merged entity derives synergies and whether it can ensure growth in revenue without impacting profitability.

July 10, 2013

How Tech Mahindra Turned Around Satyam

Four years it took over Satyam Computer Services Ltd,Tech Mahindra Ltd has managed to restore the company(renamed Mahindra Satyam) to health from the brink of collapse. Tech Mahindra subsequently merged with Satyam with itself to create India's fifth largest information technology company.

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July 08, 2013

India, with eye on Asean, looks to deepen ties with Malaysia

With two years to go for further economic integration among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) into an economic community, India is looking to deepen ties with all countries in the region, especially Malaysia, which it views as a natural stepping stone to the bloc with a combined estimated gross domestic product of $3.8 trillion.

July 05, 2013

Tech Mahindra Riding the Wave of Challenges

Rohit Gandhi, speaks to CNBC Asia, in Singapore this morning.

July 05, 2013

The end of Brand Satyam

Wednesday was the last day when the shares of Mahindra Satyam, the erstwhile Satyam Computer services Ltd, were traded on the stock market. The company will now be merged into Tech Mahindra.This marks the end of a brand that saw both glory and disgrace in equal measure.

July 05, 2013

IT’s all in the name

According to experts, having prime focus on developing a strong brand helps an employer attract, engage and retain the best talent in the industry. Tech Mahindra's decision to drop the ‘Satyam’ brand name indicates that IT companies take branding very seriously.

July 04, 2013

Connected Cars – The Winding Trail to the Future

The consumer in the present world is bombarded by the unlimited potential of connected technologies. Technology has become extremely intimate to consumers, so that a few hours of limited mobile connectivity is likened to being stranded on a remote island. The car, for most drivers, is a "remote island" woth little or no access to social media or other applications that technology has unraveled over the past decade.

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July 03, 2013

Digitisation is going to drive business, says Tech Mahindra

Just ahead of the merger,Tech Mahindra roped in Manoj Chugh as the Head of Business Development of Mahindra Satyam.His mandate is to head the business development of two companies after merged.An industry veteran of 30 years, he worked for Wipro,Scientific Atlanta,Cisco,and EMC.After the formalisation of merger , he speaks on the overall business environment,nuturing young leaders and opportunities.

July 02, 2013

Done with HR

When Indian services company Mahindra satyam Formally Completed its merger with Tech Mahindar in June, only two high level executives from the erstwhile Satyam team made it to the top leadership of the merged entity: AS Murthy and Hari Thalapalli (also known as Hari T).

July 01, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Market- Key drivers and emerging trends

The Indian enterprise mobility solutions market has been growing rapidly as businesses are increasingly considering the adoption of applications and solutions like enterprise resource planning (ERP),customer relationsip management(CRM),supply chain management,fleet and workforce management,billing and unified communication. The key supply side drivers for enterprise mobility srvices are the proliferation of low priced smartphones and tablets,extensive 2Gnetwork coverage across the country, high speed internet connectivity enabled by the ongoing 3G network expansion and the recent launch of 4G services.

June 28, 2013

Tech Mahindra lays Satyam name to rest and breaks top five of Indian owned IT suppliers

After nearly four and a half years of change the IT services brand that was Satyam will disappear from our minds as Tech Mahindra integrates its operations.

June 12, 2013

Have you ever seen an elephant dance?

The vast volume and variety of big data that CSPs create provides the opportunity for operators to extract value in a series of ways.However, big data is so unwiedly that CSPs are having to consider carefully how to make their data elephants dance writes George Malim.

June 03, 2013

Mahindra Satyam in final merger stage

As Indian IT services company Mahindra Satyam prepares to merge with its parent Tech Mahindra, it reported a reasonable fourth quarter.Revenue for three months was US$359 million, up one percent over the year ago period.

May 27, 2013

The secret behind Mahindra Satyam’s surging performance

Indian IT services company Mahindra Satyam recently announced its fourth quarter results. The company has made significant progress in China in terms of increasing headcount and adding engineering clients and has also acquired a large SAP consulting provider in Brazil called Complex IT and inked a partnership deal with TechMatrix for ASEAN region.

Read on MIS Asia

May 21, 2013

Tech outsourcing push tipped under Coalition

Indian technology giants are bulking up on government sector expertise ahead of an expected Coalition victory in the September federal election, with the belief that a Coalition government will adopt an aggressive approach to sending public sector work offshore as part of a search for savings.

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May 20, 2013

India firms hope to cash in on Japan IT services market

Japan's $200 billion ITservices market is now offering renewed hope for Indian companies as the country tries to jumpstart its economy and as more Japanese firms look to expand globally.

May 20, 2013

India Inc looks to scale Great Wall with next-gen biz

Even as Indian Firms struggle for toehold in the mainland, chinese cos are rapidly gaining foothold here.

May 17, 2013

FY14 looks better despite global crisis

We do not practice guidance and with the global head winds, do not consider it to be a practical measure at all.We hope that FY14 will be better than FY13.

May 17, 2013

Time for reflection,quiet appreciation on Mah Sat Mahindra

Expressing happiness over the performance of Mahindra satyam, Mahindra Group chief Anand Mahindra on Friday said it is time for "reflection and quiet appreciation" rather than noisy celebration.

May 17, 2013

Lower Tax, One-off Gain Lift Satyam's Jan-Mar Net

Mahindra Satyam said its sales reported in dollars expanded 1% to $359 million (Rs.1970 crore) during three months to March 31 from the December quarter, as clients in the United states spent more on the services of the Hyderabad based software services exporter.

May 17, 2013

IPv6 – A ‘Switch’ in time saves nine!

Speaking at the ‘Critical Internet Resources: Enabler for Socio-Economic Growth' at the IPv6 implementation roadmap conference, Telecom Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal had stressing upon the need for a holistic approach, and said that by leveraging technology, the growth can be accelerated. "We have to make holistic effort and make children computer literate as we discuss IPv6 benefits," he said.

May 15, 2013

Challenges of Big Data lie in new partner relationships as well as new technologies

One of the main challenges for the telecom sector has always been that changes in business models or in one part of the network have major repercussions elsewhere. The impact of the 'Internet of Things' will be no different, argues Alun Lewis.

April 26, 2013

Excellence through transformative practices

​Kathikeyan Natarajan, Senior VP and Global Head- Integrated Engineering Solutions (IES), Mahindra Satyam, talks about how Mahindra Satyam has been implementing transformational processes rigorously monitor and manage every aspect of the product lifecycle.

April 25, 2013

'Young CEO' Programme launched

Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra have announced their strategic initiative to bolster the campaign towards Mission 2015. The Young CEO initiative, blending the agility of a startup and the experience of a behemoth, has been launched by Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra, two major players in the Indian IT landscape. The programme is designed to nurture young leaders to take on significant roles with ‘end-to-end’ responsibility in the areas of M&A, new business initiatives, platforms, or developing a new geography.

April 23, 2013

Importance of WEF Africa to Organizations like Mahindra

The World Economic Forum on Africa is currently underway in Cape Town. The event encourages private business and government to get together and discuss ways to ensure that the continent benefits from sustainable growth. ABN’s Lindsay Williams speaks to Chittaranjan Jena, Business Head for Africa at Mahindra; on the importance of WEF Africa to organizations like his.

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April 17, 2013

Dealing with Data Deluge

With the increase in heterogeneity of consumer and enterprise IT environment, and convergence of multiple platforms, a huge amount of structured and unstructured data is being generated. At the same time, many organizations face challenges of unclear business requirements, inconsistent data, poor time to market, and inability to harvest business benefits from analytical tools. Clearly, new approaches are needed to manage unstructured data and unlock its value. This is driving the big data revolution. On the sidelines of CIO Summit 2013, CIO magazine along with Mahindra Satyam spoke to senior IT leaders to understand what this means for business, how CIOs can successfully marry structured and unstructured data while shifting from a sense-and respond perspective to an anticipate and- shape perspective.

April 16, 2013

Virtual Backseat Driver may ride along with your next vehicle

How’s your driving? Soon you won’t need to ask; the car will let you know all by itself. That’s a future just two or three years away, Karthikeyan Natarajan, who heads up the Integrated Engineering Solutions Practice for software and systems developer Mahindra Satyam, says in a phone interview from India.


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