TCS: Thought Leadership Subscribe to Thought Leadership from Tata Consultancy Services for thought leadership, expert opinions and ideas on a range of topics in IT Services, Business Solutions and Outsourcing. http://www.tcs.com/rss_feeds/pages/tlfeeds.aspx en-us Copyright 2014 10/30/2014 1:25:28 PM 10/30/2014 1:25:28 PM http://www.tcs.com/rss_feeds/pages/tlfeeds.aspx global.marketing@tcs.com 60 Big Data and Analytics in Manufacturing: Driving New Levels of Management Productivity http://www.tcs.com/resources/white_papers/Pages/Big-Data-Analytics-Manufacturing.aspx Big-Data-Analytics-Manufacturing-0914-1.pdf In repeated surveys with executives in the IT organization, 'leveraging information' is ranked as a critical capability, but maturity remains relatively low. There is certainly a lot of market hype about "big data" and analytics, often abbreviated as "BDA." The advancement of sensors — their capability, their connectivity, and their shrinking cost — means that unprecedented levels of data can be collected. IDC Manufacturing Insights advises companies to set an aspirational goal of doubling the productivity of their knowledge workers in the next five years.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 9/30/2014 11:00:00 PM
READY FOR RETAIL? http://www.tcs.com/resources/white_papers/Pages/TCS-Water-Ready-for-Retail.aspx The UK water market has been evolving slowly yet significantly over the last few years. The recent Water bill addresses the long pending issue of competition in the UK non-household market. The retail competition in the market will help drive change and much needed efficiencies in the industry; a necessity given the challenges in relation to the scarcity of water, population growth levels and waste.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 6/30/2014 11:00:00 PM
Cloud Solutions for Centralized Reference Data Management http://www.tcs.com/resources/white_papers/Pages/Cloud-Solutions-Centralized-Reference-Data-Management.aspx Cloud-Solutions-Reference-Data-Management-0514-1.pdfDue to the repercussions of the global financial crisis, most banking and financial institutions are seeking innovative ways to improve efficiencies and contain costs. Reference data management (RDM) currently revolves around data quality, integration between data elements and flexibility to meet regulatory demands. The concept of a single or centralized reference data platform was triggered by the need to reduce manual intervention, speed up the on-boarding process, simplify risk analysis, expedite regulatory reporting and improve automation.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 4/30/2014 11:00:00 PM
Why assurance is critical for a successful T2S transformation http://www.tcs.com/resources/white_papers/Pages/Assurance-critical-T2S-transformation.aspx Assurance-critical-T2S-transformation-0314-1.pdfWith the T2S (Target2 Securities) platform's implementation timelines fast approaching, Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) and Custodians are racing against time for an efficient and smooth transition to the platform. Most of the market participants (CSDs, Custodians and large investment banks) are ready with their detailed business transformation strategy and are currently in the process of re-engineering their system architecture to adapt to the target state.   The logical next step would be to focus on assurance and ensure smooth migration to T2S platform with minimum business impact.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 4/30/2014 11:00:00 PM
Basel III Capital Disclosure Requirements: The Way Forward For Banks http://www.tcs.com/resources/white_papers/Pages/BaselIII-Capital-Disclosure-Requirements-Way-Forward.aspx Capital-Disclosure-0514-1.pdfBasel III contains proposals to enhance the capital disclosures made by banks and thereby addresses the issue of inadequacy in capital disclosures and lack of transparency and comparability of a bank’s capital positions. This paper discusses the major changes proposed by Basel III with respect to capital disclosures and how it addresses the inadequacies in the existing disclosure practices. It also recommends the way forward for banks to achieve compliance and the various benefits that the industry would derive from the same.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 4/30/2014 11:00:00 PM
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) - An Approach to Ensuring Compliance http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Foreign-Account-Tax-Compliance-Act.aspx The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted in 2010 by the United States (US) to improve tax compliance with regard to offshore accounts of the US citizens. Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) will need to report to the IRS the US accounts they handle or be subject to a 30% withholding tax on any US-sourced income and sales proceeds. By tracking down delinquent US taxpayers, the IRS expects to raise an additional $8.7 billion in taxes over the next ten years.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 1/17/2013 11:00:00 PM
Advanced Semiconductor Application Architecture http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Advanced_Semiconductor_Application_Architecture.aspx The semiconductor industry is a self-evolving industry driven by continual improvement in technology, end-user applications and highly mature supply chain processes. It has several unique processes; therefore, it has contributed in the evolution of several IT applications that are unique to the industry.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 12/26/2012 11:00:00 PM
Empowered consumers: The next wave of electric utility services http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Empowered_consumers_electric_utility_services.aspx Demand for electric power is flattening out in OECD countries after a steady rise, and growth is shifting to the developing world. China and India are expected to invest a full 3-5% of their GDP in building their power system between now and 2035.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 12/13/2012 11:00:00 PM
Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) - Rebuilding Europe’s economies? http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Financial_Transaction_Tax.aspx In April 2010, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented a report named “A Fair and Substantial Contribution by the Financial Sector” on a recommendation given by G20 after considering a rejoinder to the financial crisis. The introduction of Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) was considered to be one of the alternatives to finance the economic chaos caused by the crisis. The FTT will be effective from January 2014.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 12/11/2012 11:00:00 PM
Digital Consumer – Imperatives for Banks and the IT Industry http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Digital_consumer_banks_IT_industry.aspx Smart organizations have already placed digitization and its integration into the mainstream as a top priority. In 2011, Google clocked $2.5 billion in annual revenue from mobile advertising. eBay expects customers to buy and sell merchandise worth $8 billion in 2012. PayPal expects to see mobile payment volume of $7 billion by end of 2012*.   The digital economy is set to hit the cruising altitude and the Banking and Financial Services (BFS) industry needs to expand its horizons and gear up for the evolving digital world.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 11/27/2012 11:00:00 PM
Digitizing the Publishing Enterprise http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Digital_Publishing_Enterprise.aspx For the publishing industry, “being digital” is no longer an add-on to the core physical publishing business, a “nice to have” element on the periphery. Over the next ten years, the entire environment in which content is used and created will undergo a vast change. Publishers will need to reengineer and reinvent their businesses and need new systems to manage the new digital enterprise.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 11/26/2012 11:00:00 PM
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Consumer-driven IT http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Bring_Your_Own_Device_BYOD.aspx Today, we are observing an increase in organizations adopting the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) philosophy, although the percentage is still very small. BYOD trends have evolved over time. Business phones have provided mobile email for a decade, but the market has moved from business phones complete with corporate controls to consumer devices such as tablets and smartphones. BYOD also helps brings in unique operating system (OS)/ software / app platforms to accomplish tasks. Hence, BYOD leads to Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) and these terms are often used synonymously.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 11/1/2012 11:00:00 PM
Harness the Potential of IT with Five Core Value Disciplines http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Harness_IT_Five_Core_Value_Disciplines.aspx Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has permeated deeply in an organization’s business models, customer value propositions, and products / services. Further, IT has allowed organizations to digitize, automate and integrate global business processes.   Practical experience shows that IT organizations that are “run like a business,” with capabilities such as customer relationship management, R&D and performance management, more consistently deliver better results and elevate IT’s strategic role in the success of the entire enterprise.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 10/17/2012 11:00:00 PM
Second Screen Revolutionizes the Television Experience - Part 3 http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Second_Screen_Revolutionizing_Television_Experience_Part_3.aspx In Part 1 of our series on the Second Screen, we examined various Second Screen apps and the opportunities they offer broadcasters, advertisers, media companies and other parts of the media domain. In Part 2, we looked at the technology fueling the innovations of Second Screen and how they work.   In Part 3, we hear what the entertainment industry moguls are saying about Second Screen and how they are experimenting to discover ways of utilizing it. These comments come from a series of panel discussions held at a conference labeled Entertainment Apps, sponsored by Variety, the legendary show business trade magazine, hosted in Los Angeles. The conference focused on apps created for mobile devices that had TV, films and games at the heart of their appeal.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 10/4/2012 11:00:00 PM
Driving Indian Consumption Through Integrated Multichannel Retailing http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Driving_Indian_Consumption_IMR.aspx It is déjà vu time for Indian retail. From a multi-billion dollar opportunity in early 2005, today, Indian retail is poised to become a trillion dollar opportunity by 2020. With the current market size coming from a rising Indian middle class estimated at US $500 billion, this translates to an additional US $800 billion in the next eight years.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 8/21/2012 11:00:00 PM
Second Screen Revolutionizes the Television Experience http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Second_Screen_Revolutionizing_Television_Experience.aspx In Part 1 of our series on the Second Screen, we explained the concept of the Second Screen app and discussed the opportunities for additional revenue and how to improve audience engagement and refocus attention on the primary content.   In Part 2, we examine some of the technologies that fuel the fire of this viewer engagement and become a part of the holistic approach to Second Screen.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 8/21/2012 11:00:00 PM
Keeping the Basins Full: Smart Water for the 21st Century http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Smart_Water_21st_Century.aspx The global water demand is forecast to rise by more than 50% by 2030. The world’s supply of clean water is shrinking because of climate change, over-abstraction and pollution. The situation is compounded by several factors, including rising costs resulting from increased energy intensity and higher energy prices, inefficiencies in distribution and treatment, and flawed financial incentives.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 7/2/2012 11:00:00 PM
Low-carbon Freight Logistics for the 21st Century http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Low-carbon-freight-logistics-21st-century.aspx In the face of almost two-and-a-half fold growth by 2050, we estimate that the freight logistics industry can reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by about 27% relative to today’s levels. Moreover, we expect this to net the industry financial savings of almost USD 1 trillion in 2050.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 6/14/2012 11:00:00 PM
Revolutionizing your Television Experience with the Second Screen http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Revolutionize_Television_Experience_Second_Screen.aspx If you own an iPhone, iPad, an Android phone or a laptop computer, then you might be online doing something else even while watching TV. This is true of 80% of those who own smart devices and is somewhat of a phenomenon in terms of its scale and rapid growth.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 6/3/2012 11:00:00 PM
Behavior with big data: Your customer is going digital http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Behavior_big_data_customer_digital.aspx Companies that have grown during the last recession and continue to grow exhibit the following strengths: Behavior with big data with the customer going digital Enhancement of operational efficiency Optimization of the supply chain Innovation
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Thought LeadershipTCS 5/17/2012 11:00:00 PM
Helping banks in the capital markets space manage regulatory compliance effectively http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Banks_capital_markets_regulatory_compliance.aspx By Kumar Srinivasan, Head, Capital Markets BPO, TCS Today, banks in the capital market space are confronted with a tough growth environment and cost discipline, notwithstanding the increasing cost of compliance, demand for more transparency, stringent regulations and the scrutiny of complex products.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 4/4/2012 11:00:00 PM
When Innovations Collide: The Intersection of Social, Mobile and Traditional Channels http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Innovations-Social-Mobile-Traditional-Channels.aspx The future of sustained competitive advantage hinges on the ability to effectively manage the collision of disruptive innovations. The digital disruption driven by mobile, social, big data, cloud and the consumerization of IT is affecting every industry. Though much has been said about these individual areas of innovation, the areas of intersection – critical to creating value from these innovations – have mostly been ignored. As innovations collide, the intersection must be effectively managed – or the result is distributed chaos.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 3/20/2012 11:00:00 PM
Improving the wind energy’s competitive edge http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/improving-wind-energy-competitive-edge.aspx Wind energy, one of the cleanest sources of power, is sharpening its competitive edge; producers are becoming steadily adept at harnessing the world’s wind resources and getting the energy to consumers.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 3/20/2012 11:00:00 PM
Social Media Activity of the Automotive Industry in the UK – A TCS Study http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Social_Media_Activity_Automotive_Industry_UK_TCS_Study.aspx “No matter the vertical market, we see social media being used primarily as an outbound marketing and communications tool.” - Nina Bonagura, Analyst, IDC
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Thought LeadershipTCS 2/22/2012 11:00:00 PM
Low Carbon, High Growth: The 21st Century Sustainable Supply Chain Model http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Low-carbon-high-growth-21st-Century-Sustainable-Supply-Chain.aspx The supply chain has traditionally been viewed as a linear process from the vantage point of a single company, starting with the supplier and ending with the point of sale. What happens to the product materials after use has not been a core business concern. The limitations of this perspective have important implications for the supply chain’s ability to compete in the emerging business paradigm.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 2/13/2012 11:00:00 PM
Security Management for Telecommunication Networks http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Security-Management-Telecommunication-Networks.aspx Telecommunication networks technology has evolved from the traditional Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN) to 3G and more recently, 4G. PSTN-based circuit-switched networks are being replaced by packet-switched networks. To stay ahead of competition, in a growing telecom industry, operators must maintain a secure, highly available infrastructure providing reliable and resilient services to their users.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 2/9/2012 11:00:00 PM
Transformation in Insurance Sourcing http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Transformation-Insurance-Sourcing.aspx The global insurance industry has evolved considerably over the last few years, but not without its share of challenges. A slow recovering economy, stringent regulatory standards and changing demographic structure will further shape the industry. As a result, insurance companies have a multipoint agenda ahead of them. They need to manage costs effectively and increase top-line revenue to face the economic times ahead, mitigate risks, expand to newer and emerging geographies, and gain new customers to remain competitive.   One of the risk mitigation strategies is to engage a partner to deliver some of the services more efficiently and effectively.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 1/18/2012 11:00:00 PM
Gamifying Industrial Training and Simulation http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Gamification-training-simulation.aspx In most heavy industries, such as oil & gas and manufacturing, training simulation is provided by using training rigs, desktop and web-based training applications. These applications use 3D virtual environments. However, such training is conducted in isolation or modularized with limited interactions and simulation.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 12/15/2011 11:00:00 PM
Future-proofing the Organization through Analytics http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Future-proofing-Organization-Analytics.aspx The global economy, today, compels organizations to operate under competitive and regulatory pressures.  In any industry, decisions and plans need to be made on the basis of insights and predictions from accurate data. Business analytics enables fact-based, insight-driven decision making to manage an organization’s strategic, operating and financial performance.   As companies continue to be short-skilled in this analytics expertise, they are beginning to realize the value of outsourcing research and analytics services to skilled service providers.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 12/15/2011 11:00:00 PM
Enterprise Mobility – Perspectives Vol. 4 http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Enterprise_Mobility_Perspectives_Volume_4.aspx Mobility is a prime example of the tremendous power of consumerization to transform business. Before we had the time to think twice as business leaders, as consumers we all had smartphones in our hands. While we were taking a breath to figure out how they changed the way we work and the way we should interact with consumers, the iPad transformed the tablet market and created a new form factor and an explosion of new applications. The social media juggernaut took on a new dimension on these mobile platforms. All of these devices and applications transformed our personal lives. And the pace of change shows no signs of slowing.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 12/5/2011 11:00:00 PM
Give your Business the Speech Edge http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Give-Business-Speech-Edge.aspx India’s growth story watchers vouch that the big surge for business lies in the tier II and tier III towns. Technology companies, manufacturers and service industries are moving there already. Mobile services are entrenched and are likely to grow further. As the growth in areas of infrastructure that enable mobility, such as roads, transport, power and fuel affordability is low, connectivity will depend heavily on the mobile phone.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 11/17/2011 11:00:00 PM
Seeking speed in an era of competition, consolidation and evolution http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Speed_competition_consolidation_evolution.aspx By NG Subramaniam, President, TCS Financial Solutions, Tata Consultancy Services (Excerpts from the fifth issue of TCS BaNCS Research Journal)* Changing priorities in the capital markets space A shifting regulatory landscape and a conservative approach together are changing priorities in the capital markets space today. Agile business models, increased operational efficiency, and, interestingly, at times, a move to traditional trading strategies are a part of this new landscape. Irrespective of...
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Thought LeadershipTCS 9/22/2011 11:00:00 PM
Innovation Management: Realizing the Value of Innovation http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Innovation_Management_Value.aspx In a world of evolving customer expectations, disruptive competition and restrictive regulatory requirements, coupled with Wall Street’s unrelenting demand for growth, various organizations have acknowledged the importance of innovation to their success. Realizing the benefits of innovation, however, requires not only “talking” but “walking the talk.” The “walk” is a systematic approach to the continuous development and implementation of value-adding ideas to increase your competitive advantage. This systematic approach, or “innovation management,” involves the establishment of a cross-enterprise model, championed by senior executive leadership.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 9/6/2011 11:00:00 PM
Enriching User Experience: Social Web and Mobility in the Enterprise http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Enriching_User_Experience_Social_Web_Mobility_Enterprise.aspx “Be user-centric.” The golden rule of design. A rule easier to break than keep. The reasons are many. Your “user” no longer conforms to a single profile. Previously, we catered largely to “Gen X,” comprising computer users who were fairly patient, tied to a desktop and were worried about online security, thereby limiting their online activity. Enter “Gen Y,” or the digital native. This generation cannot remember a time before the internet, is tech-savvy, networks, uses multiple devices and seeks instant gratification. Now, you have to get a completely different user interface on the menu!
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Thought LeadershipTCS 8/10/2011 11:00:00 PM
Simplify your IT infrastructure: Reduce costs and complexities http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Simplify-IT-infrastructure-Strategies-management-tips-success-stories.aspx “All of us really want to build an IT environment that is simple, easy to manage, easy to understand and highly efficient. Unfortunately, reality is somewhat different. In most enterprises, IT environments have become extremely large, complex and heterogeneous to the point that no one really understands it completely.”
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Thought LeadershipTCS 7/28/2011 11:00:00 PM
Evolution of the smart supply chain: Key drivers http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/evolution-smart-supply-chain-key-drivers.aspx The retail and food industry in India is growing at a rapid pace. However, the supply chain in these sectors has so far been characterized by inefficiencies, huge losses and stock-outs due to the presence of a large number of intermediaries, lack of infrastructure and complicated legislation. India spends close to 13% of its GDP in logistics, which is far higher than the efficient level of 8%.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 7/14/2011 11:00:00 PM
Fast and efficient ways of managing the exponential growth in data http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/handling-data-growth.aspx TCS’ Perspective on Storage Product Engineering Storage technology and solutions have become very relevant today as business data grows exponentially, and enterprise look at faster, cheaper and more efficient ways to handle this data growth. Gartner mentions the following technology innovations as "transformational": Data de-duplication Enterprise-grade Solid State Drives (SSDs) Thin provisioning Therefore, an enterprise’s IT and business strategy must focus on storage as an integral...
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Thought LeadershipTCS 6/28/2011 11:00:00 PM
Going Green: Multiple Approaches http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Going-Green-Multiple-Approaches.aspx Many businesses profess green strategies. However, in recession / recovery phases, they are unable to modify their business processes or add to their green products. But if CIOs are able to demonstrate sufficient cost savings then green becomes an interesting proposition for business.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 6/6/2011 11:00:00 PM
Go Lean: Value Stream Map your SDLC Right Now http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Value-Stream-Map-your-SDLC-Right-Now-Go-Lean.aspx Over the last few years, the IT industry has witnessed an upsurge in the usage of lean principles and organizations that consider application development and maintenance (ADM) solutions as their core competency have benefited. They have demonstrated rapid movement of software into production, shown significant improvements in defect identification and reduced rework and lead time, thereby reducing cost and effort while improving quality. Lean is not only used in improving the software development life cycle (SDLC) but also in integrating disparate data and systems to function cohesively.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 12/15/2010 11:00:00 PM
The Entrepreneurial CIO http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/The-Entrepreneurial-CIO-perspectives-3.aspx PERSPECTIVES, VOLUME 3
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Thought LeadershipTCS 11/18/2010 11:00:00 PM
Financial Inclusion—From Obligation to Opportunity http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Financial-Inclusion-Obligation-Opportunity.aspx Financial inclusion is the process of ensuring access to mainstream financial services where and when needed by vulnerable social groups at an affordable cost. It is the usage intensity of financial product and services instead of mere ownership of a financial product, which results in sustainable financial inclusion.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 10/27/2010 11:00:00 PM
Accelerating the Right to Information through Technology http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Accelerating-Right-Information-India-Technology.aspx Enabling the Success of the RTI Act in India The Right to Information (RTI) Act in India has had a successful beginning. It holds great potential to empower and transform the country in a true sense. However, certain roadblocks impede its functioning and implementation. RTI’s sublime vision needs to be matched with superior execution of the act to transform the government’s vision into reality.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 10/7/2010 11:00:00 PM
Using ICT to Conserve Water http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/ICT-enabled-interventions-conserve-water-India.aspx Water is a critical natural resource today. Projections made by the 2030 Water Resources Group show that world demand for water will exceed accessible supplies significantly, threatening to impede global economic growth and result in large-scale food insecurity. India is expected to face a water deficit of 50% of overall projected demand in 2030; 80% of this demand is expected to come from agriculture, 13% from industry and 7% from municipal and domestic units.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 9/23/2010 11:00:00 PM
Enabling Green Supply Chains http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Enabling-Green-Supply-Chains.aspx Today, companies are compelled to take into account the impact of their activities on global warming and its resultant impact on various ecosystems. The media is also quick to link companies with suppliers who follow environmentally-unfriendly policies, especially in the event of a catastrophe. However, the "how" to green a supply chain still remains a vague thought for many companies. Here, we elaborate on some specific solutions and technologies that companies could adopt as part of their practice. 
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Thought LeadershipTCS 8/26/2010 11:00:00 PM
Realizing the true potential of Virtualization, Cloud & XBRL http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Perspectives-Vol2-Section-3-new-frontiers-virtualization-cloud.aspx PERSPECTIVES - VOL 2, SECTION 3 Usually, techniques such as virtualization have been applied only to decrease data center costs through server consolidation. Service management techniques have helped deliver standardized support from remotely located centers, but this is just one form of commoditization, and the pressures to cut costs still remain.  
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Thought LeadershipTCS 8/12/2010 11:00:00 PM
Getting More from Operations http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Perspectives-Vol2-Section-2-getting-more-from-operations.aspx PERSPECTIVES - VOL 2, SECTION 2 The rush to transform both business and the supporting IT infrastructure, to accommodate the new economic reality, has led to lurches toward programs that promise quick benefits. In many cases, plans for data center virtualization or for off-shoring various kinds of business processes or support functions were hastily accelerated. But after these initial spurts of activity it became clear that many sorts of transformations were needed that would not just be quick projects but would represent long-term changes that are achieved gradually.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 7/13/2010 11:00:00 PM
Aligning IT and its Costs http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Perspectives-Vol2-Section-1-Aligning-IT-Costs.aspx PERSPECTIVES - VOL 2, SECTION 1 When the focus is to support growth, systems are implemented to sustain future business models instead of existing ones. This may lead to underutilization of technology applications. As the pressure to allocate IT costs to specific business units intensifies, a deeper understanding of business-IT alignment is required. The transformations required by new strategies can be far reaching.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 6/2/2010 11:00:00 PM
Innovation in the 21st Century Model of Business http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Innovation_to_Grow_the_21st_Century_Model_of_Business.aspx TCS_Innovations_Webcast.m4vGlobal businesses today have a demanding set of customers across multiple industries and countries. Research and Development has to meet the expectations of this set, which is extremely technology savvy.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 5/16/2010 11:00:00 PM
Creating Eco-corporations for a Sustainable Future http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Eco-corporations-Sustainable-Future.aspx Mankind has exploited more resources from the Earth in the last couple of centuries than the previous inhabitants managed to extract over millions of years. Experts measure that our present consumption rate outpaces nature’s regeneration capability by twenty percent. We are growing at a linear pace, but our resources are finite. And we are depleting at a rapid pace, the resources that will be required to sustain our governments, communities and businesses. As a result, business stakeholders...
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Thought LeadershipTCS 5/10/2010 11:00:00 PM
Taming the beast: Simplifying the complexity of IT set-ups http://www.tcs.com/Insights/Pages/Taming_the_best_simplifying_complexity_of_IT_set_ups.aspx TCS_Innovation_Simplification.m4vIn this webcast, TCS CTO K Ananth Krishnan and Prof Jeff Ullman, member of TCS Research Advisory Board and Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Computer Science (Emeritus) at Stanford University, discuss cloud services, virtualization and map reduction methodologies as options for simplifying IT storage and processes.
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Thought LeadershipTCS 5/3/2010 11:00:00 PM