Tag: infrastructure

Deconstructing the Future of Work | In the News

Four-day weeks, on-demand pay, “rural” talent, digital workers… in recent times, we’ve heard these ideas accompanied by seemingly teleological questions about work as a construct.

The timing is understandable given the confluence of factors at play – the rise of digital, labor pyramid issues, and the after-effects of a global pandemic, including a desire for more meaning in work and convenience through remote work. After years of navel-gazing, society is finally waking up to the fact that our jobs, the way we do them, the time we spend, and the very fundamentals of the nature of work itself are perhaps incongruent with the world we now live in.

This realization opens up the very promising possibility of re-examining and perhaps reconstructing work for the new era. But, beyond the clarion call, what exactly does it entail, how do we understand the future of work, and how do we design for it? Fundamentally, we can break it down into three distinct components: the how, the where, and the who.

Read the full article on Business Reporter

Aware Automation: An Enabler of Business-Centric Infrastructure | Blog

In today’s digital world, enterprise success is all about speed, agility, and flexibility in order to adapt to market and competitor dynamics. It is no surprise that 62% of enterprises view IT services agility and flexibility as a primary focus of their IT services strategy1, with cost reduction seen as a derivative.

The digital businesses of today require a business-centric IT infrastructure that is agile, flexible, scalable and cost-effective. For a long time, IT infrastructure has taken up an inordinate amount of time and the lion’s share of precious resources (particularly financial). However, with new cloud delivery models gaining prominence and advancements in the underlying technology, business leaders now view IT infrastructure as an enabler of digital transformation — or at the very least, want to ensure that their IT infrastructure evolves to such a state.

Read the blog on IPSoft

 

Wipro May Consider Another Share Buyback up to $1.2 Billion | In the News

Wipro, India’s third-largest outsourcer, may announce another share buyback this quarter subject to regulatory approval and NCLT’s decision on the merger of four of its business with the outsourcer, the Times of India reported citing market participants.

Worth mentioning here that Wipro is coming off the one-year moratorium for a share buyback. Wipro had announced the last buyback in November-December 2017. Share buybacks are allowed only once in 12 months.

“Wipro has sold off underperforming assets in its infrastructure business, worked through some poor contracts and is looking to follow the path other Indian IT firms have trodden by returning cash to shareholders through a share repurchase programme,” Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO of IT advisory Everest Group told the publication.

Read more in Times Now

How DevOps changes the delivery of IT functions | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Labor arbitrage and shared services companies have had a perfect marriage over the last 20 years. Then along came the Digital Revolution with new business models and a new construct for services. One component of the digital model construct is DevOps. It makes a significant impact on business services, but it’s important to understand how it changes the picture for labor arbitrage and shared services.

Shared service companies are structured on a functional basis. One way to think about them is they are a stack of functional expertise. In the case of IT, the stack includes such functions as infrastructure, security, application development and maintenance, and compliance. There is a multiple stack hierarchy, with each functional layer having shared service champions responsible for delivering that function cost-effectively at a high level of quality. Labor arbitrage fits perfectly into this equation in that each functional layer uses people, and the work can often be done more cost-effectively offshore than onshore.

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