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Softbank may invest in Jio as Mukesh Ambani deleverages business

NEW DELHI: Japan’s Softbank is reportedly looking to make a $2-3 billion investment in India’s fastest-growing telecom firm Reliance Jio as billionaire Mukesh Ambani looks to deleverage business by selling stakes. This comes on the back of reports of Saudi giant Aramco in discussions to buy a 25% stake in Reliance Industries’ refining and petrochemical business for $10-15 billion. “Softbank has long been seen as a potential investor in Jio,” JPMorgan said in a research report.”For the past 2 years, our conversations with investors have highlighted expectations of Softbank investing in Jio and hence…

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Redefine business through Industry Internet of Things

The fourth wave of the Industrial Revolution, Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) is not only redefining the businesses but also the complete ecosystem. McKinsey reported that B2B IIoT applications would contribute around 70% to the global estimated market of $11.1 trillion by 2025. The traditional business models will be no help to the existing business to gain a competitive advantage, and thus business leaders have to rethink and discover new ways, designs and business models embracing IIoT. Non-ownership business models provide an excellent opportunity to carve mutual benefits by sharing…

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Delta Reveals New Business Class Seats For Boeing 767-400s

Since it unveiled its all-suite business-class concept back in August 2016, Delta has been hard at work revamping the premium cabins across its fleet. The first Delta One Suites with closing doors went into service aboard the airline’s Airbus A350s back in October 2017, and the airline currently has 12 of those aircraft in its fleet. Delta is also in the process of retrofitting its Boeing 777s with the new suites, and fliers can already find them aboard the aircraft on routes such as those from Los Angeles to both Shanghai and Sydney. The…

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Time Mindtree, L&T top brass sat and talked real business: Phaneesh Murthy

The Indian IT industry, which went through a high growth curve, has now entered a more mature phase. Many Indian companies today compete effectively against global peers across geographies. It is typical of a mature industry to undergo consolidation through mergers and acquisitions and the Indian IT industry is no different. From targeted IP-driven acquisitions to mergers such as the ones between iGate and Patni and then subsequently Capgemini and iGate, KPIT and Birlasoft, as well as Atos acquiring Syntel, this consolidation trend is here to stay. All these, however, were done with buyers…

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Why you should rebuild your business as often as possible

Over the course of my company’s 15 year trajectory, we’ve never stopped rebuilding it. Rebuilding isn’t an option; it’s the only way forward. It’s how we adapt to market conditions, client requirements, and employee needs. A rebuilding mentality drives forward-thinking practices and ultimately ensures that we stay not just relevant but ahead of the curve. After years of focusing on a rebuilding strategy, I’ve distilled the approach into the following five rules: 1. Don’t give in to routine Businesses are born everyday. Everyday someone with a fresh idea or a…

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Tech Mahindra aims for 50% revenue share from digital business

Pune: IT services firm Tech Mahindra said that it was targeting a 50 per cent revenue share from digital business, even as it has trained 70 per cent of its IT workforce in digital skills. The company has partnered with FutureSkills, an initiative by industry body NASSCOM, to drive this reskilling program for employees. Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Growth, Tech Mahindra, said, “We, at Tech Mahindra believe that successful digital transformation lies in ‘disrupting one’s own business before others do’. As part of our TechMNxt charter, we are investing…

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