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Tech Mahindra Puts Satyam to Bed | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Tech Mahindra has run the gauntlet of stabilizing after its acquisition of the corrupt-ridden Satyam. The fully integrated companies have a unified leadership team, the client base is satisfied and stable, and Tech Mahindra has a robust brand. The provider is now turning its focus to growth. When Satyam imploded through a well-documented set of […]

Celaton Puts the Artificial in Intelligent Business Process Automation | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

As a part of our efforts to profile the rapidly evolving service delivery automation landscape, I am speaking with the leaders of many of the technology players who are helping stimulate innovation in this space. It is an exciting time for automation and the following observations and learnings come from one of my recent conversations, […]

Can Margin Improvement Programs Arrest the Services Deteriorating Margins Trend? | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

A significant trend in the services world is that margins are coming down, and there is a lot of discussion today among industry players about how to improve margins. In an effort to arrest or slow this margin pressure, some providers are moving into programs to address the falling margins. There are a significant number […]

Snowflakes in the Global Services World | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

There is increasing skepticism and cynicism in the customer ranks in the hyper-competitive environment of the services world. As a customer commented to me, “Providers are like snowflakes. They all think they are unique, but they look just like everybody else. And if you put them under pressure, they all become the same thing.” The […]

Infosys Divides in Two — a Bold Move | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Infosys made headlines recently, announcing the separation of its products, platforms and solutions (PPS) business into a subsidiary called Edgeverve Systems. It’s a bold move, but in many respects it makes sense. Here’s my take on the implications and potential net result of the spinout strategy. As I explained in an article in The Times […]

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