CSC India in the News is a selection of news articles featuring latest news about CSC India and interviews with our leaders and experts.z
Forbes India, Jan 17, 2013
The last year has seen a fair amount of churn in the leadership of technology multinationals in India. Intel appointed Debjani Ghosh and Kumud Srinivasan respectively as its managing director and president. Sap elevated Suprakash Chaudhuri to acting managing director after the resignation of Peter Gartenberg, his predecessor. In the last 30 days alone IBM appointed Vanitha Narayanan as its new managing director while CSC did the same with Neeraj Nityanand…When it comes to the presence of Indians on the companies executive leadership teams, Google and Intel are at the top with five and four respectively, even as Accenture, IBM, HP, CSC and Lenovo have zero representation. Of course revenue isn’t the only variable to analyze India’s importance for technology MNCs. So let’s look at the same data using India’s workforce contribution as the filter. Thus Accenture, IBM and CSC immediately start standing out for the lack of Indian executives in their senior leadership, despite the fact that 25-30 percent of their workforces are based in India. Conversely Google and Intel seem to be giving disproportionate importance to Indians in their senior leadership ranks regardless of the relative sizes of their Indian workforces.
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TOI, Dec 29, 2012
Neelam Gill Malhotra, VP HR, CSC India, explains, "The advancement in technology has provided our engineers' shared knowledge base which helps them to provide a practical angle to their innovative ideas. The increasing influence of social networks has not only provided an informal medium for in-person communication, but also provided a platform where open discussions could help solve various R&D issues. Without compromising original idea content, developers have a more pervasive environment for discussion of development tools, usages, methodologies, algorithms etc."
Business World, Dec 24, 2012
India needs to be transparent in awarding contracts as per published standards, says Neeraj Nityanand of CSC India. In late 1990s, when I accepted the role of managing director for Unocal India, it was a mandatory requirement for all individuals serving in global senior leadership roles to be instructed and certified by a reputed US law firm on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Every year one had to take a refresher course and recertify that was one fully trained and aware of the statutes, and also affirm that one did not violate the law. It was with part amusement and part serious consideration that one learnt the subtleties of what a ‘bribe’ is and what is ‘lube’. The author, a graduate of IIT-Kanpur & Carnegie Mellon University, is managing director of CSC India, a fully-owned subsidiary of CSC
Business Line, Dec 6, 2012
IT major, CSC will hold Technology and Business Solutions Conference (TBSC) in Hyderabad from December 10. The three-day event, which will be held at N-Convention Centre and at CSC campus here, is expected to be attended by 6,500 of CSC’s partners, customers and employees. They will share insights and expertise and analyse business challenges, CSC said in a statement on Thursday. The theme for this year’s event is Innovate: Minds Wind Open. It will focus on trends in cloud computing, mobility, big data, social and cyber security.
CSC to sell credit services unit to Equifax for $1 billion
Yahoo News, Dec 3, 2012
U.S. technology services provider Computer Sciences Corp will sell its credit services unit to business information provider Equifax Inc for $1 billion in cash, and record after-tax proceeds of about $750 million to $800 million. CSC's shares were up about 4 percent at $39.54 on the New York Stock Exchange, and those of Equifax were also up about 4 percent at $53.59 on Monday morning. The credit services unit provides financial services and consumer credit information to the automotive industry, banks, retail establishments, mortgage companies, medical entities, and utilities in the United States.
The Hindu, Nov 21, 2012
Today organisations operate in a business climate that is highly competitive and volatile. The survival of these organisations depends to a great extent on how quickly they adapt to the changes and their success depends on how innovatively they beat the competition. As a result, the present day organisations want not just the top brass but every manager to gear up to the competition and function in a most creative and enterprising manner…According to Neelam Gill Malhotra, VP HR, CSC India, “Transition of such sort needs a lot of nurturing and assistance.” She says, “At CSC, we believe that for the managers to play a competitive role, it is imperative that they participate in talent management initiatives to attain overall organisational objectives and help us drive a high performance culture.
A Walk in the Cloud: Staying the course
Global Services, Nov 21, 2012
These are exciting times for the Indian IT outsourcing ecosystem. Consumerisation of IT is witnessing unchartered territory. Picture some of these examples. Online shoppers have developed loyalties for online retail stores far from being circumspect of them. Cloud campuses are a reality and enriching education outreach. Offices of district collectors are using web based software which allows the general public to file and monitor grievances through Internet or SMS thereby providing a fillip to e-governance. Mobile workforces located in remote mining sites are exchanging real time information with city headquarters. Even buying a life insurance online does not merit a second thought.
Author is Kothandaraman Karunagaran, vice president, infrastructure services at CSC
Three Essentials For Implementing Cloud In the Mid Market
The Hindu, Nov 20, 2012
"As a practice, large enterprises usually do not put everything into the cloud. They do it in parts, while mid market enterprises usually tend to move all their applications into the public cloud. This can have its advantages and risks as well. They need to be more aware of what they are getting into," says, Kothandaraman Karunagaran, Vice President, Global Infrastructure and Enterprises Services at CSC, India.
Newer Technologies, Newer Threats
VAR India, Oct 22, 2012
Cloud, mobility and big data initiatives are helping organizations solve pressing challenges, while driving accelerated innovation, enhanced agility and improved financial management. However, these initiatives also can introduce big security concerns…Ashwani Tikoo, CIO, CSC India: The resources however that are being provided to support those devices are not growing at anywhere near the same level.
ADM on the road to recovery
Dataquest, Oct 19, 2012
Software development activities in the Application Development & Maintenance (ADM) outsourcing space may get postponed in the current downturn, but it will return with a throttle effect when the economy recovers. Raju Bhupati, Head, ITS India Delivery, CSC says, "The consumer demands are leading to technology advancements and fierce competition between providers. The survival of providers has become subjective to the quality of the product with superior service. Software maintenance and testing plays a vital role in providing reliability and quality to consumers to ensure that they don't have a bad experience on using or buying the product they like."
Times of India, Oct 10, 2012
There’s one in every team – the coworker who takes pride in himself/herself on knowing better and likes to be the pseudo-boss even if they are on the same level of seniority as you are. It can be really tricky handling these self-designated bosses, especially if they tend to be right a lot of the time! “The ‘know it all’ syndrome is common and such an attitude of a team member causes resentment amongst his/her colleagues. It causes low morale among other members of the team and brings down the energy levels in team work,” agrees Rajesh Iyer, chief marketing officer, Pepperfry.com. “It becomes difficult for a team to deliver in scenarios where there arises a conflict of authority. Secondly, there is degradation in the engagement of colleagues in the team and therefore, the composite productivity is affected,” explains Neelam Gill Malhotra, VP HR, CSC India.
Silicon India, Oct 9, 2012
Gitanjali Puri is the Director, Marketing and Communications for CSC in India and is responsible for marketing activities for CSC India Global Applications, Global Infrastructure Enterprise Services and India domestic business. Gitanjali drives the marketing plan for India which includes building the CSC brand with key target groups, demand generation and business development with offshore clients. Brief Introduction: I am a Technology Marketing professional with over 20 years experience in marketing and advertising. I was part of the core team to set up and run the Lenovo Global Marketing Hub, a shared services marketing group set up to increase the efficiency of marketing operations.
Dataquest, Sept 30, 2012
Interview: Kothandaraman Karunagaran, Vice President, Global Infrastructure and Enterprises Services at CSC, India on what is the promise that cloud holds for the mid market. DQ: Is the cloud impact different for mid market enterprises? To what extent is it impacting business productivity? KK: Most small and medium organizations do not have the skill sets to maintain complex infrastructure and to keep up with the fast changing needs. Cost is an attractive proposition and a big driver. As a practice, large enterprises usually do not put everything into the cloud . They do it in parts, while mid market enterprises usually tend to move all their applications into the public cloud. This can have its advantages and risks as well. They need to be more aware of what they are getting into.
Technologies Trending Today
VARINDIA, Sept 22, 2012
You can separate human life from technology. You may be thinking the unthinkable. They are as intertwined as Siamese twins. Ergo, constant technology upgradation is the natural course of action. Technolgy upgradation is something of an absolute must for finding out how to reduce the overall IT delivery cost. Against the backdrop of economic uncertainties, there is an urgent need to address the challenge of minimizing the overall maintenance costs while at the same time providing enhanced service levels with increased number of users remains the task…"We believe among the emerging technologies, Cloud computing is no longer in the 'testing the waters' stage. It has moved well and truly into production," says Ashwani Tikoo, CIO, CSC India.
IT Drives in Top Gear for F1 Race in India
Dataquest, Sept 20, 2012
In a sport where hundredths of a second count, innovative technology can drive a significant competitive advantage. Companies like Dell,Tata Communications, AT&T,Renault, and service providers like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone are making that hundredth of a second count in such racing events. Technology is the power behind Formula 1 racing. Huge supercomputers perform billions of calculations within hours to see which of a hundred front wingplates will work best… CSC created a new way to manage people and their time targets. The Garage Information System (GIS) is based on a simple concept: providing a single location for all relevant information. The GIS is Cloud-based, developed using Microsoft's Azure platform and the skills of CSC's mobile apps development team and its Microsoft specialists. It supports the team in bringing the car to the grid on time, ensuring that the right person is in the right place at the right time. "CSC is enabling the Marussia F1 Team to achieve results on track and in the pits that would have taken far longer and required far higher spending with conventional thinking and technology," Gitanjali Puri, Director, Marketing, CSC India explained Multipolar Technology.
J.R Vaidyanathan, Global Portfolio Director, CSC Speaks on Big Data Analytics
Global Services, Sept 21, 2012
J.R Vaidyanathan, global portfolio director, CSC offers his perspective on drivers and challenges for Big Data Analytics and on its outlook.
GS: What are the growth drivers and challenges for Big Data Analytics?
JRV: The global economy in general is going through a tough time and the India of today is not isolated from these challenges. Be it as it may, data growth is irreversible. The Big Data phenomenon is a major business opportunity for discovering more about the world around us, making financial decisions, or understanding customer behaviour for better target marketing. Handled correctly, it enables the Predictive Enterprise: Strategies to Understand, Anticipate and Plan - new ways to achieve insights through better questions, social discovery, predictive analytics, advanced models and analytics for everyone - bringing communities together (aptly shown in the figure 34). Data is a means to an end for new insights, innovation and connections with people, places and things. Organizations need to tap their treasure trove of data and put it to work like never before.
Big data: Connecting the dots…
CIOL, Sep 20, 2012
Our new data world is a place where chaos runs rampant. This world is free, it is loose, it is not standard, it is us. Data is ultimately about insights. How are people connecting the data dots to gain new insights? How are they completing the context? Or obtaining a more complete context? We are creating a new “sense of things” from all the information we are collecting, processing and reordering. This Data-driven business demands a shift from collecting to connecting. Because data on its own is meaningless, data must be imbued with context to give it meaning, to make it unambiguous, to make it exciting. Without the relationships between data – the context - we are left with a fragmented picture.
Do We Really Know What The Cloud Is?
Global Services, Sept 20, 2012
A look at some of the recent global cloud related surveys brings to fore a very strange reality about cloud. A look at some of the recent global cloud related surveys brings to fore a very strange reality about cloud. Whenever there is a discussion on business technology, there has to be a mention of cloud. It is everywhere, on everyone's mind and is often the most talked about term, but in reality do we really know what cloud computing is. Or it is just that we have become so familiar with the term that we don't want to know more about it… Businesses that operate in specific verticals are experts in their own areas but may not have adequate knowledge on what technologies are available and what works best for them. In that situation where does the responsibility lie? Kothandaraman Karunagaran, Vice President, Global Infrastructure and Enterprises Services, CSC, says, "Finance, management, engineering companies hardly keep track of what cloud really means. IT service providers need to send out the message clearly."
Opportunities, challenges and benefits of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) revolution
Modern Medicare, Sept 13, 2012
As an experienced clinician, surgeon, teacher and industry expert, Dr Robert Wah, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CSC’s North American Public Sector, is an influential member of the medical and technology community. Wah, is also responsible for developing strategy and leading and evangelising the CSC Healthcare point of view. He discusses the opportunities and benefits of EHR. MM: What role do health information systems play in our efforts to improve healthcare? DR. Robert Wah: At CSC, we develop, implement and run electronic medical records systems that benefit doctors and patients by delivering better information for better decisions. Patients make more informed decisions with better information about doctors, their diseases and healthcare plans.
Global Services Interacts With KK, Vice President, Global Infrastructure & Enterprises Services, CSC
Global Services, Sept 11, 2012
Global services interacts with Kothandaraman Karunagaran, Vice President, Global Infrastructure and Enterprises Services at CSC, India on what is the promise that cloud holds for the mid market. GS: Is the cloud impact different for mid market enterprises? To what extent is it impacting business productivity? KK: Most small and medium organizations do not have the skill sets to maintain complex infrastructure and to keep up with the fast changing needs. Cost is an attractive proposition and a big driver. As a practice, large enterprises usually do not put everything into the cloud . They do it in parts, while mid market enterprises usually tend to move all their applications into the public cloud. This can have its advantages and risks as well. They need to be more aware of what they are getting into.
People Matters, Sept 10, 2012
In the recent and on-going campaign for a diverse workforce and primarily focusing on gender diversity, there have been instances where some organizations are holding up male candidates in order to meet their quota to hire women workers. Amidst this drive to hire more female employees to attain the perfect balance at the workplace, there are questions on whether leading organizations are perhaps even ignoring a fair candidate in their quest to hire ‘right’ in the given context…Neelam Gill Malhotra, VP-HR, CSC India shares, “The WIL (Women in leadership) initiative at CSC is dedicated to attracting, retaining and motivating women with deep industry experience and broad perspective to support our increasingly global and diverse client base.”
Big Data Opportunities
Express Computer, Sept 5, 2012
According to IDC, the digital universe will be 44 times bigger in 2020 than what it was in 2009. That's 35 zettabytes of data. 80% of the growth in data is expected to come from unstructured data such as audio, video, email, machine-generated data from a multitude of sensors and data from external sources such as the Internet and social media. To retrieve real business value from it, enterprises need the right tools to capture, organize, process and analyze the data meaningfully…According to JR Vaidyanathan, Global Portfolio Director, CSC India, Big Data analytics will help the retail sector gain insights into consumer buying behavior and enable retailers to offer prices and seasonal discounts based on the same. The BSFI sector also uses analytical methods and tools to a great extent. Another vertical benefiting from the same is the healthcare sector.
Enterprises gear up for MaaS
Express Computer, Sept 4, 2012
Harnessing BYOD and enterprise mobility are on top of the CIO's mind as he hunts for a solution beyond Mobile Device Management. Heena Jhingan examines the potential for Mobility as a Service in the Indian Enterprise. Smartphone adoption in the Indian workplace has always been higher than with the general population. BYOD is coming to the fore as Gen Y workers demand the right to bring their smartphones to work. A recent report commissioned by BT found that India was one of the countries with the highest adoption of BYOD at nearly 80%... Mobility management: Whether enterprises like it or not, they will have to think of mobility management. A number of Indian enterprises have already implemented some sort of workflow or application to allow people to do a lot of their work on mobile devices; others want to limit mobility to vanilla services such as messaging (email/IM). Chirag Srivastava, Senior Manager - Business Architect, CSC India, noted that, IT/ITES was the sector that had the highest penetration of BYOD. Srivastava felt that the trend was catching on with BFSI and manufacturing too.
Cloud Computing Remains Top IT Priority for 2012-17
Global Services, Aug 28, 2012
Worldwide cloud services revenue is forecast to reach $148.8 billion in 2014. Gartner estimates that, over the course of the next five years, enterprises will spend $112 billion cumulatively on cloud-services, combined…Brain J. Manning, President and Managing Director, CSC India, says "In year 2012, Adoption of "as a service" offerings will rise.
CXOtoday.com, Aug 28, 2012
The role of a CIO has gone beyond the traditional handling of technology operations within the organisation today. It is more about bringing in business innovation by improving service and competitiveness. In an exclusive interaction with CXOtoday, Ashwani Tikko, CIO, CSC India shares the recent CIO trends as well as the role of IT in his organisation.
Aviva Licenses CSC’s Insurance Software
SME Channels, Aug 22, 2012
CSC has announced that Aviva Life Insurance Company India has licensed components of CSC’s Integral insurance administration software suite. The contract was signed in the first quarter of CSC fiscal year 2013.
The Economic Times | The Times of India | Sfluxe, Aug 19, 2012
"While the larger issue is probably slow economic recovery in the US, the language used in describing the eligibility criterion for the L1 visa is very subjective and the interpretations by consular officials becomes very important," he says. "Visa refusals for employees have hit Indian companies hard and have pushed back project schedules. Visa rejections are also a drain on financial resources because the money spent for filing applications is not refunded," adds Nivsarkar. "The L1B visas are typically granted to a foreign national with specialised knowledge. An L1B candidate from India can hit the ground running from day one," says Sruthi Sagar Ananthachari, director, corporate shared services India, at IT services company CSC.
The CRM play
Express Computer, Aug 17, 2012
In the era of the connected consumer, CRM is starting to come into its own in the Indian market. The essential factors that bring it into focus are existing market dynamics and the fact that customer engagement is the topmost priority for organizations today. The availability of analytics in CRM software is another factor that has been changing the decision-making pattern. According to Sumeet Jain, Head of New Service Lines, CSC India, "With the help of analytics, key stakeholders can see their product penetration, customer segmentation, while also studying historical and upcoming trends in terms of demand and supply. It helps in adopting the right marketing campaigns for specific areas and also in inventory management as well as valuation based on trends."
Hindustan Times, Aug 2012
Talking straight and empathising with the workforce seems to be the strategy most companies are following to help themselves and their employees weather the current economic crisis. Unlike the knee-jerk reaction of handing out pink slips en masse during the slowdown that hit economies in 2008-2009, organisations this time are exercising caution, involving people and communicating facts clearly and frankly. CSC India has forums like reach out, synthesis, unison, people hours, Connect@HR and town hall meetings that help the company identify improvement opportunities and implement strategic HR initiatives. These help in building a more communicative and informed employee work base, says Neelam Gill Malhotra, vice president HR, CSC India.
Brian Manning, CSC India, President and MD
Although foreign currency gains would have improved on the back of the currency rate movement primarily between the US dollar and Indian rupee, growth however, is much at a smaller pace. A significant portion of the company’s outsourcing and software development activities has been shifted to India and it has further plans to expand its presence.
India PR Wire, Aug 9, 2012
CSC (NYSE: CSC) today reported first quarter 2013 diluted earnings of $0.26 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $1.17 per share in the first quarter of 2012 which included a one-time tax benefit of approximately $0.78 cents. Total revenue was $3.96 billion compared to $4.03 billion in the same period of last year…
Mumbai Mirror, July 16, 2012
India Inc today, advances at a speedy pace towards a corporate success and growth; this requires all its inhabitants to match stride. Employees are trying to adjust to the cut-throat competition that now prevails in the corporate sector, and appraisals only help them accomplish that better. However, the feeling of discomfort and insecurity that arises due to a bad appraisal is more often than not, just like the appraisal itself, relative to someone else in team or the group… Neelam Gill Malhotra, VP, HR, CSC India, provides an alternate perspective on how the company helps its employees cope with subpar appraisals. She says, “As an employee driven organization, we strongly believe and even communicate to all employees that performance appraisal are not the ultimate barometer to judge the employees’s value in the organization’s eye.
People Matters, July 3, 2012
By Neelam Gill Malhotra, Vice President- HR, CSC India
Human resource tasks can be easily classified into following two types:
1. Payroll management, providing health care benefits, handling the administrative and legal details associated with establishing and terminating employment contracts which is basically personnel management. Now all these activities can be sorted under one umbrella using integrated technologies – HRMS and removing the ‘HR Silos’ environment
2. Aligning the workforce to deliver results in accordance to the business needs, matching right people with the right skill set, maximizing workforce productivity
In today’s context, the word ‘people management’ has replaced ‘talent management’ to convey the fact that these new HR systems are now doing much more than just talent management. Integrated workforce planning, on-boarding and transition management, employee self-service portals, social learning, collaboration, integrated career portals, employment branding, candidate application management, integrated sourcing, etc. are some of the commonly used applications for HR software.
InfotechLead, July 3, 2012
In 2009, CSC launched C3 (Connect, Communicate and Collaborate), a Jive-powered community for its 97,000+ CSC employees around the world. Its internal social media has made CSC one of the first professional services firms to become a true social business. Ashwani Tikoo, CIO, CSC India, in an email interview, talks about technological challenges faced by major enterprises…
Securing mobile platforms
Express Computer, June 25, 2012
To date, the threats faced by users of smartphones and tablets have largely been disregarded by IT departments. However, with Indian enterprises starting to deploy enterprise mobility solutions, it may well be time to buckle down and start taking mobile security seriously. In fact, it has been the top priority for security and risk executives for the past twelve months.”… Having put the strategy into action, Ashwani Tikoo, CIO, CSC India, mentioned that…
The Economics Times, June 24, 2012
Are you planning a job change? Have you accepted the offer or still in the negotiation phase? It is essential to understand that making the salary pitch too early or asking for too many changes in the counteroffer are some of the biggest goof-ups that a candidate can do. In conversation with tjinsite, research and knowledge arm of timesjobs.com, Neelam Gill Malhotra, VP-HR, CSC INDIA said that it is highly discouraged by HR professionals to make the interview process a platform for only negotiations or even starting the interview discussion with this topic. Advising candidates, Gaurav Seth, country head, hays India says, "Do your homework - go through salary surveys, and research through your industry association, network of contacts of people in the same industry/profession or recruitment consultants."
DataQuest, June 20, 2012
Byline Article by Kothandaraman Karunagaran.
Cloud is emerging as India’s next growth engine, all thanks to its effective monitoring and reach to the far flung areas. IT-as-a-Service will definitely boost this spirit of entrepreneurship further, leading to the next wave of growth in the country.
IT deployment strategies for insurers
Infotech LeadAsia, June 20, 2012
Insurers are becoming receptive to forging partnerships with IT vendors and a handful of vendors are emerging as the preferred partners of these carriers. IDC Financial Insights said enterprise vendors CSC, Oracle, IBM, and SAP, and specialist players 3i Infotech, eBaoTech, Mastek, and EAB Systems have established themselves as the preferred vendors of insurers in this region.
The Times of India- Times Ascent, June 13, 2012
The concept of ‘bring your own device’ (B.Y.O.D) is gaining momentum at the workplace. Bring Your Own Device to work describes the trend of employees bringing in personal devices like laptops, tablets, smart phones, etc to work and using them to carry out official work using organizational resources like databases, file servers, etc. “B.Y.O.D is an employee-enablement model and a key feature of the consumerisation movement in IT. Employees today are increasingly demanding access to real-time information anytime, anywhere and on any device of their choice. The B.Y.O.D policy infuses control, ownership and independence in the hands of the employee,” adds Neelam Gill Malhotra, VP HR, CSC India… “Enterprises need to look at measures to protect confidential data if a device is lost or stolen; this can be done by limiting user access to specific applications and data areas to minimise overall business risk. For example, at CSC, we have stringent processes to ensure data security in case of loss of devices. Data from the lost device can be wiped out remotely by a central command centre at CSC as soon as the employee reports the loss of a device,” explains Malhotra.
Express Computer, June 11, 2012
Considering the recent spate of growth in business data, India is set to witness an explosion in the number of data centers. That said, the fact remains that data centers are energy guzzlers. The growth in data center space also means that power consumption will skyrocket. Unfortunately, power is a scarce resource in India. Hence, the need for energy-efficient or green data centers becomes all the more critical… To track the performance of data centers and reduce their carbon footprint, companies use various energy-efficiency metrics and benchmarks. Prominent among these are Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCIE). Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to developing and promoting energy-efficiency data centers, has developed these metrics. The PUE ratio indicates how much power a piece of computing equipment uses as compared to cooling and other overheads. “This is a credible and important standard to measure the overall energy-efficiency of a data center. DCIE is the reciprocal of PUE and is expressed as a percentage that improves as it approaches 100%,” said Kothandraman Karunagaran, Vice President - Global Infrastructure and Enterprise Services, CSC India.
Busienss Line, June 6, 2012
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or the concept of letting employees bring their own smart digital devices has opened up new business opportunities for testing tools and security solutions firms.
The Human Factor, June 6, 2012
Neelam Gill Malhotra (Vice-President – HR, CSC India) shares that engaging employees in activities helps spread positive energy within the organization and improves productivity. She also highlights the fact that when leaders create a fun workplace, there is a significant increase in the level of employee’s trust, creativity, communication and productivity.
Rediff, June 4, 2012
Neelam Gill Malhotra, Vice President, HR, CSC India tells you why it is important to focus on your achievements and strengths and part with irrelevant information on your CV. Read on.
DynamicCIO, May 30, 2012
Most large enterprises are opening up to the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). At CSC India, we are also in the midst of it, having rolled it out at the senior management level. We put the BYOD policy in place globally in May last year, and since then it has been a journey for us.
ET, May 24, 2012
Over 40% of the employees consider employee orientation program an effective medium to convey good-work practices to the new joiners and beneficial in developing realistic job expectations, reveals a poll conducted by TJinsite, research and knowledge arm of TimesJobs.com.
eHealth, May 2012
CSC is a global leader in providing business solutions and services across key industry verticals such as healthcare, banking, insurance, manufacturing and government. Kandasamy Sankaran, Director and Delivery Head, Health Services, CSC India, in an interaction with Divya Chawla, talks about emerging issues in healthcare sector.
ET, May 1, 2012
In the corporate world, there has been a shift from a totalitarian business mindset where one man held all of the power to the current company structure where the power is scattered across various parts of the business. Steve Jobs of Apple Inc not only exercised great command over his board and group of senior employees, but also delighted his shareholders with lucrative returns. “Boardroom meetings are melting pots of experienced minds. As in an organisation, corporate board effectiveness also depends on efficacy of the leader at the helm.
GovernanceNow, Apr 15, 2012
CSC, a $16.2 billion company with headquarters in the US, is a global leader in providing business solutions and services across key industry verticals such as banking, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing and government. CSC works out of over countries including India and has played an important role in the growth of the IT industry here. Frank Heitmann, President, Global Applications Delivery (GAD) at CSC, in an interview with Samir Sachdeva discusses how the firm looks at India.
India Infoline, Apr 9, 2012
Mittal was addressing the inaugural session of the CII Finance & Investment Summit at Delhi today. Elaborating on the various aspects of financial inclusion D K Mittal, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, GoI said that in addition to access issues, livelihood generation is a key aspect of financial inclusion.
People Matters, Apr 4, 2012
At CSC, we believe that development and education is an ongoing and continuous process that is imperative at all levels in an organization. However, the methodology and the procedure differ from level to level, thus making the approach more crucial. The top 2 layers consist of experienced professionals, who are well versed with the industry standards. Our senior management is the think tank of the organization, which strategizes new policies and plans and defines the future aspects of the company.
Times of of India, Apr 3, 2012
In an era of globalisation, the pre-requisites of a global leader can catapult the success trajectory of an organisation or a lack of them can hamper it. Here are a few attributes that make today's global leaders click. Right Management, in partnership with Chally Group, conducted a first-of-its-kind global study to examine the skills, competencies and development initiatives that help global leaders to succeed, while also uncovering those that most likely deem their failure. The study, ‘Why global leaders succeed and fail' drew inputs from over 1,400 chief executives and human resource professionals.
Developing future leaders
itsmyascent.com, March 31, 2012
Most corporate training is classroom-based and tends to have only a 10 per cent impact on the actual learning. Organisations will have to radically adapt their cultures, structures, systems and processes in order to survive the new world order – and managing in matrix structures, where information flows around the organisation and around the globe in a way that renders traditional hierarchies and reporting lines redundant, is one of the biggest challenges. So how are organisations looking to develop their future leaders?
Biztech, March 22, 2012
CSC has announced the inauguration of its sixth Center of Excellence (CoE) in India. The new centre that focuses on mobility will be based in Noida, UP. It will serve as a base to develop and test state-of-the-art mobility solutions offering technology demonstrations, situation-specific proof-of-concepts, and the facility to view a realistic prototype on the company’s platform.
Employee Assimilation is critical for overall growth of an organisation
Times Jobs, March 22, 2012
Employees are the backbone of any organization. An organization’s accomplishments are the work of its people. What employees say about the company, how they act in the workplace, and how happy they are in their roles all impact brand, image, levels of service and ultimately customer satisfaction. Hence it is imperative for organizations to encourage initiative, recognize individual contribution, treat each person with respect and fairness and provide ample opportunity for professional growth. With the high rate of turnover in the IT industry, proper assimilation of new employees into the organization, making them comfortable and showing them a clear career growth path is also extremely important to increase productivity and meet business objectives.
Big Data Solutions to Remain Ahead of the Curve
Global Services Media, March 19, 2012
On the subject of Cloud-Big Data convergence, Ganesh Swaminathan, Director Process Management and Office of Innovation-Global Applications Delivery, CSC looks confident. He says analysts in the cloud sphere think that the next few years will see an explosion of Big Data enterprise services. Big Data and Cloud should be considered together, since Big Data needs server cluster for processing with elasticity, which cloud based solution can provide. Thus the cloud will provide major advantages on infrastructure and economies of scale. Also, big data analytics will be part of utility based computing solutions (Pay per use), the industries like to leverage.
Economic Times, March 18, 2012
Right Management, in partnership with Chally Group, conducted a first-ofits-kind global study to examine the skills, competencies and development initiatives that help global leaders to succeed, while also uncovering those that most likely deem their failure. The study ‘Why global leaders succeed and fail’ drew inputs from over 1,400 chief executives and human resource professionals. So, what are the basic attributes that make global leaders succeed? According to J Karthikeyen, VP consulting services, Right Management, while leadership is often thought of as a singular capability, it encompasses several variable sets of skills.
Budget 2012: IT Industry Expects....
Dataquest, March 16, 2012
The budget is a great opportunity to build investors' sentiments and remove anomalies which is vital for growth. Announcement to make India an attractive destination for manufacturing. Reforms like GST, DTC and reforms in areas of agriculture, mining & removal of inverted duty structure etc will help boost the growth, job creation & productivity.
Innovate and Deliver
Dataquest, March 14, 2012
CSC, one of the largest services firms, rolled out its annual Technology and Business Solutions Conference (TBSC) in India. This is for the first time that it had happened outside the US. TBSC is a common platform for the global IT service providers vast ecosystem of partners and customers to share insights and expertise, analyze business challenges, and discuss future developments in IT. The theme for the India event was Innovate and Deliver.
The Financial Express, Mar 08, 2012
NYSE-listed Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is eyeing a 10-12 percent growth in its India business, in line with the headcount growth. The company, which has a global headcount of 97,000, has a 23,000-strong team in India. It is looking at a similar growth in the headcount, besides hiring 1,200 freshers from various campuses in the country in the next one year. “We started our application and remote infrastructure management business a year back after acquiring AppLabs and iSoft," said Vivek Chopra, president, global applications, CSC.
Embattled Europe is Now a Fan of Offshoring
Business Standard, Mar 07, 2012
What on earth is going on in Europe? Countries such as Germany and France who have staunchly resisted sending jobs overseas are suddenly capitulating—at least as far as the IT and software sector is concerned."In case of some of the pure commercials (non-government) accounts in Europe, we go to 80-85 per cent offshore, and in many cases we find that there are very progressive clients in Europe. In some ways, European clients are more comfortable about doing multi-country activities than the Americans," says Brian J Manning, President and MD of the US-based IT services and solutions provider CSC in India. The Indian offshore delivery centres of CSC account for about half of its overall delivery. The US-headquartered company has about 23,000 of around 97,000 overall employees are located in India.
Both Android, IOS are good for Apps development
CIOL, Feb 24, 2012
In an interaction with CIOL, Chirag Srivastava, Senior Manager Business Architect, CSC India shared his views on the growing competition in the mobile application development industry and the factors that are contributing to the rise of mobile applications. With its philosophy being Keep it simple, keep it secure, CSC is prepared to face the challenge of mobile explosion.
CSC Expects India Biz to Grow 10-15 Percent in Next Three Years
Mint, Feb 20, 2012
Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), the $16.2 billion New York-listed technology-enabled business solutions and services provider, expects its operations in the country to mirror the 10-15 percent growth rate of its global applications business over the next three years. The company has nearly one-fourth of its staff based in India, and the operation supports the firm’s businesses in countries. “India is a large delivery centre, we’ve started a small domestic presence and at this time (we’re) just dipping our toes, knowing that we are late in the marketplace,” said Vivek Chopra, president of global applications for CSC. “But we’re still wanting to go after the market in specific areas we believe we can make a difference and provide value to the customer.” “We looked at a couple of areas we want to work in. So in six-nine months, we’ll know the headway we’re making and then start etching our strategy a little more deeply,” he said.