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IT Services: Which Margin is the Best Margin

How do you assess the profitability of an IT Services business? Some of the performance parameters are the same as any other business in a different industry – Gross Margin, Operating Margin, Net Margin, EBITDA margin or EBIT margin. But these … Continue reading

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Dark Data is a Big Opportunity for Services Companies

Why is Big Data big? Obviously not because someone invented a new statistical method of data analysis that can explain everything. It’s because there is a lot more data spewing out of business processes where there were none before. The … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Powerpoint

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking someone through a Powerpoint deck on the phone. The discussion was going well. But every now and then she would skip ahead. I’d be on slide 12 expounding some gory detail of … Continue reading

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ET Article

This article was published in the Economic Times on Apr 20, 2012. ********************************* Four Myths About the Indian IT-BPO Industry From zero to over $50 billion in 20 years. That’s been the meteoric rise of the Indian IT-BPO industry. For … Continue reading

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Why This is Emphatically Not the End of India’s IT Services Story

Fred Giron at Forrester has a provocatively titled post out Is This The End Of India’s IT Services Success Story? Thankfully it is not the end. Once you get past the title, Giron’s post itself does not point to a … Continue reading

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Offshore: The Book is Out

My book on the offshore services industry, co-authored with Gaurav Rastogi, is now out in both print and Kindle versions. In India a print version of the book, published by Penguin, is available in major bookstores and online at Flipkart. … Continue reading

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When Does a Services Company Need Products?

Never. That is, according to Mark Suster who has a superb post on TechCrunch They [a services startup] have created two internal technology “products” and wanted to figure out how they could turn their services business into a product business … Continue reading

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Genpact Acquires Headstrong

Genpact acquired Headstrong for $550 million in cash. Headstrong revenues for 2010 were $217 million. Genpact’s were $1.26 B. So unlike iGate’s acquisition of Patni, this isn’t remarkable in the minnow-swallowing-whale fashion. Nevertheless, the acquisition is a sensible one. It … Continue reading

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Indian IT Services: Quarter’s Roundup

Yesterday Cognizant announced their results for the quarter and the year. That rounded up the quarter for the major Indian IT services companies. I pulled some data together for the past five quarters. The results were pretty interesting. First, I … Continue reading

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iGate acquires Patni

iGate announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Patni. iGate with Apax Partners, will acquire 63% of the company for the final price of Rs. 503.50 effectively valuing Patni, the company at $1.5 Billion. By Indian law, iGate will … Continue reading

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