IT’s time for ctrl+alt+delete

Indian tech biggies need to log into a digital future. Otherwise, the world will pass them by

IT’s on track, declare some. Not really, say others. Of late, opinion is divided on the strategy adopted by Indian IT companies. While one set of investors criticise them for keeping cash idle and losing the race to global peers, the other set is glad that they are not setting foot in unknown territory but, instead, saving cash for a rainy day.

But what the second lot don’t seem to realise is that the global market for technology is changing at a rapid speed and Indian IT companies need to change and think ‘big’ to stay relevant. Already, export revenue growth has slowed to single digit (from 13.8 per cent in 2013-14 to 10.3 per cent 2015-16. In the current year, Nasscom estimates growth to be 8-10 per cent) and order book expansion is happening at snail’s pace....................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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