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  • Digital Procurement: A Direct Materials Perspective

    Over the past few years, digital transformation has become a buzzword that has infiltrated organizational departments, including procurement. Implementation of digital technologies is considered a top priority for most CPOs in mid-to-large scale organizations. While the software market is relatively mature for indirect material procurement, organizations still struggle to find the right set of solutions to facilitate direct material procurement operations. In this article, we have focused on challenges in adopting digital technologies for direct material procurement and the type of systems global conglomerates currently have for direct procurement operations.

  • What 2017 Looks Like for Indian Start-up Valuations

    As caution (and common sense) began to question the business and revenue models that India’s biggest tech-startups were banking on, investors shifted focus from scalability to profitability.

    2017 looks like a year of reckoning for India’s tech-startups.

  • Robo-Advisors — Innovation in a Time of ETFs

    Automated solutions can now provide investment advice at costs ranging between 0.15% - 0.50% as compared to the usual 1% fee that traditional investment advisors charge. What started off as experiments in providing low-cost investment advisory tools have spawned over a hundred Robo-advisory services worldwide. 

    Could they be the game-changers they’re made out to be?

  • The Cisco-BlackBerry Deal – 9 Months On, Who Gained More?

    On June 23, the cross-licensing deal between Cisco and BlackBerry was announced. The agreement was a no-brainer when one considered the current market position of BlackBerry, and how the Canadian technology giant wanted to make full use of its assets. However, the deal did raise a few eyebrows when one considered that it was only Cisco who would pay a licensing fee to BlackBerry, and not the other way around. With the deal now a quarter shy of being a year old, let’s understand who stood to gain more from the deal – Cisco or BlackBerry?

  • M&A Trends in US Technology Sector

    Technology acquisition has been the preferred way of strengthening position and expanding for both tech and non-tech companies in the US. M&A activity across major technology sub-sectors, including software, technology hardware & equipment, IT services, internet software and semiconductors, is driven by increased interest from non-tech companies and PE firms, and the need to acquire new age technologies such as IoT and AI.

  • Indian Government Invalidates Large Currency Denominations — Could This Affect the Nation’s Liquidity and GDP?


    Remember remember
    The 8th of November
    A bid to foil terror was plot
    With scant hours to midnight
    The government done did right
    A mortal blow to the shadow they wrought.

  • Lithium Polymer Batteries

    Lithium polymer batteries, or LiPo batteries, are secondary cells that find application in mobile electronics, laptops and radio-controlled equipment. W

  • KSA Telecom Sector: Taking a Giant Leap!

    The telecom industry in KSA has taken a giant leap forward in the past few years. The industry has shown incredible progress in terms of infrastructure development and deployment of advanced technologies. Currently, KSA is among the few countries in the world to adopt 5G services and is rapidly expanding its coverage across the Kingdom, thus presenting an attractive opportunity for key players in the sector.

  • Connected Drug Delivery Devices: A Solution to Plug Loss of Revenue Due to Medication Non-adherence

    Price hikes, the predominant growth strategy adopted by biopharma companies, is under the scanner due to pricing pressure from patients, payers and regulators across the globe. This has created a pressing need to look at the USD 637 billion potential revenue lost due to non-adherence. In this article, we provide insights on the advantages of connected drug delivery devices in improving adherence and why biopharma companies need to establish partnership with healthcare technology providers to develop and embrace this next frontier of drug delivery devices.

  • Why Tech Watch Should Be a Part of Your Competitive Intelligence (CI) Strategy

    “Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.”

    ― Andy Rooney

  • 9 Things to Research Before You Enter a New Market

    One man’s ignorance is another man’s opportunity.

    In a world where external forces are impacting business’ success like never before, conventional wisdom and experience can no longer guide future strategies. To gain a strategic advantage, companies must learn about the what, where, and why of the market environment they plan to enter.

    They need a good Competitive Intelligence (CI) strategy.

  • Why Technology Surveillance Tools Are Not Enough for Tech Watch

    When technology evolves at a breakneck pace, it is necessary for dynamic organizations to track the innovations and technological developments affecting their area of business, and be aware of the opportunities — and threats — coming their way.

  • 8 Things to Look for in a Good Research Partner

    If you're in business, you're at war.

    Odds are you’re also trying to run a lean business, which means you've not got enough manpower to chuck into the trenches.

    When it comes to gathering critical information about the markets, the competitors, or even the feasibility of key business decisions; most firms operating out there have in-house research experts that are a jack of all trades, but masters of none. And this might work in few cases.

    Sometimes though, and this definitely sneaks up on the weary that aren’t wary, you’ll need to spring a little extra for situations that call for specific expertise.

    Your first big decision is whether you want to tackle this internally, or hire a Research Partner. 

  • Indian Telecom Industry: Consolidation Paving Way for Stability

    The Indian telecom industry has witnessed significant changes over a period of time. Currently, it is in the consolidation phase amid intense competition, declining revenues, and high capex requirements. With increasing data usage among consumers, companies are shifting focus from traditional voice calls to wider digital consumer space such as content and mobile banking solutions. This paradigm shift is expected to be the key to stabilization and growth in the industry in the coming years.

  • Commercialization of Nano-additives — Labs to Market

    Through the application of nanotechnology, existing products such as fuel, cement, or food can be manipulated on an atomic, molecular, or supramolecular scale by means of nano-additives/nano-fillers so as to enhance their physical or chemical properties. 

  • Innovative Plastics & Polymer Additives for Smart Packaging

    The smart packaging market is gaining traction, especially among sectors such as food and pharma, and is likely to boom in the coming years. 

  • Payment Banks: A Paradigm Shift in India’s Banking System?

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted 'in-principle' approval to eleven entities that allows them to set up payment banks.

  • 5G: Did COVID–19 Mar the Grand Rollout?

    The rollout of 5G, expected globally in 2020, took a beating as COVID–19 struck with all its might, taking one country after another. To deal with the highly contagious virus, lockdowns were imposed across the globe that completely derailed the rollout of 5G. While spectrum auctions and implementation have resumed, the tempo has slowed significantly compared to the speed with which 5G was being rolled out; however, there is hope that the delay will not have a long-term impact.

  • Impact of NB-IoT and LTE-M in Manufacturers and Logistics sectors

    IoT is increasingly being incorporated by businesses, indicating its growing significance. The connectivity facilitated by this system plays a key role in boosting efficiency. Currently, the most popular connectivity technologies are LTE-M and NB-IOT, characterized by low power consumption and wide area of coverage. Here, we mainly discuss their impact on logistics and manufacturing industries, including the role they would play in further growth in the two domains, and the outlook for these technologies.

  • Four Technological Advancements That Could Change the Medical Tourism Landscape as We Know It

    The next wave of medical tourism growth will be assisted by superior technological systems and services.

  • Long-Term Trends Likely to Emerge in TMT Sector as an Aftermath of COVID-19

    COVID-19 has led to increased usage of internet as well as technology, media, and telecom (TMT). As the virus continues to force nations to remain under lockdown, these trends will be long-term and may become part of the “new normal.” While the developed countries already had a large base of online users, they still saw a surge in numbers. The emerging nations are continuing to see a rise and yet have unexplored potential that could lead to further growth.

  • Impact of digitization on Indian E-tail market

    Digitization, aided by remarkable growth in internet and smartphone users as well as reduction in smartphone prices, has triggered a major transformation in the Indian retail market. The rapid development of the digital market, coupled with favorable government reforms, higher capital outlays, and investment by foreign majors, is driving a gradual shift from retail to online retail. The uptrend in online retail is only expected to strengthen, unleashing immense growth opportunities.

  • Fintech Revolution, What’s Next…?

    Fintech revolution is the new buzzword in the financial industry which is constantly evolving. This sector has attracted several startups that are bringing technological innovations to the financial market. Investors are closely watching developments fueled by the new revolution. This article highlights the four upcoming areas in Fintech that have high probability of success and early investment opportunities. Many of these start-ups have the potential to become a unicorn and can yield high returns to its investors.

  • Are institutional brokerage rates in the US headed toward ‘zero’, in line with retail brokerage rates?

    On October 2, 2019, some of the largest online stock brokers in the US – Charles Schwab, E*Trade, and TD Ameritrade – mirrored each other’s moves in cutting the commission/fee charged for online trading to zero. The impact was immediately reflected on their shares prices that tanked as much as 12% (Schwab) to 28% (Ameritrade), depending on the share of revenue generated from commissions. While the quick succession in which fees were slashed has caught everyone’s attention, the latest round is only the most recent in a multi-year battle to retain customers and attract new ones (younger) amid direct competition (the ‘Robinhood’ model of zero fees) and changing industry dynamics (continued shift to passive investing). The decline in revenues following the cut in fees would prompt retail brokers to look for various ways to bridge the gap (cost cuts, consolidation, and diversification of revenues). While it is difficult to predict what would follow next in the retail broking space, the pressure on institutional broking will most likely intensify as the ripple effects of rates being slashed to zero spread industry-wide.

  • The Future of Digital Lending in India

    Digital lending is leading the FinTech revolution. Though still in the nascent stage, it has managed to gain a strong foothold in India. Various models are currently being used, as it slowly evolves and becomes sophisticated. In this article, we explore the potential of digital lending startups in India, along with factors driving growth and the role of various government initiatives to support it.

  • Is 'Emergency Innovation' Helping Emerging Nations in Their Fight Against the Virus?

    Coronavirus is extremely contagious and has spread to over 150 countries across the world within a span of two months. Countries are adopting various macro-strategies to deal with the pandemic. Data shows that emerging countries have managed to deal with the epidemic more effectively than developed nations. While developed countries are using hi-tech technologies, emerging nations are taking recourse to ‘emergency innovations’.

  • Connected Packaging: Technology Enabling Experience

    Expectations related to packaging of products are changing as consumers increasingly expect a package to do more than just keep products safe. This has given rise to the concept of 'connected packaging', which acts as an effective marketing channel bringing physical products to the digital world.

  • Four Ways To Get More Out Of Your Patent Landscape Studies

    Simon Sinek, in his TED Talk ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’, makes a prudent point. Interestingly, this very point makes a significant impact on R&D and IP professionals.

  • Men’s Grooming: A Buzzword Taking Indian Millennials By Storm

    Increasing consciousness among Indian males about appearance is driving a boom in the market for traditional as well as new grooming products. Many startups with innovative offerings are giving competition to traditional market players. The sector, at a nascent stage currently, is expected to witness phenomenal growth in the medium term.

  • Facility Management: Increasing Efficiency Through Adoption of Emerging Technologies

    Facility management is widely regarded as an essential service that helps maintain the health and safety of people as well as increase the lifespan of buildings and the assets within. Emerging technologies have been assisting facility managers to achieve these objectives. The industry’s reliance on technologies is expected to grow and play a crucial role in containing the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Future of US Grocery Shopping: Cheaper, Smaller, Smarter

    Is the US grocery industry witnessing a “transformation” or “disruption”?

    As grocers try to find an answer to the biggest question, it is certain that the industry is at an interesting crossroads. Grocers are increasingly feeling the impact of intense competition, whether to win price wars or attract customers to pay higher prices.

  • Alternative Funding Options for Start-ups During the Current Recessionary Times

    Due to the current recessionary times, investor sentiment is at an all-time low. This has hit start-ups seeking funding from venture capitalists and the investor community. However, entrepreneurs can currently explore alternative funding options. Benefits of these options could increase their prominence in the future.

  • Wearable ACs – The New Future

    The digital age has increased awareness about global warming. With the help of technological advancements, efforts are on to come up with innovations that would tackle the increasing fluctuations in temperatures. One such attempt is the development of a personal wearable AC, which is highly power-efficient and provides relief from too much heat or cold. Sony recently launched a wearable AC, although it is not the first to venture into this domain. The volume of research underway in this space currently indicates new possibilities in innovative wearables.

  • Zero Trust Security: An Ideal Cybersecurity Solution in the "Work from Home" Culture?

    The outbreak of COVID-19 and the consequent need for social distancing have made “work from home” (WFH) a norm across the globe. Although currently being viewed as a short-term measure, this concept may soon become a culture. The future may see employees not being constrained within a brick and mortar structure. Access to information on cloud from anywhere ensures business continuity, and WFH or “Work from Anywhere” will soon be the new mantra. However, in such a scenario, robust and reliable cybersecurity solutions would be required to combat the increasing exposure to cyberattacks.

  • Social Distancing: Trigger to the new age Robotic Revolution?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has turned out to be like an apocalyptic movie, complete with the threat of large-scale, global annihilation from the viral spread. It has nearly extinguished economic activity and confined scores of people to their homes. In this scenario, robotics/automation could come to our rescue, saving human lives by enabling continued social distancing. Can robots save the global economy from collapse and help improve productivity? Will robots become the new normal?

  • Branchless Banking: Clicks to Replace Bricks

    The fear of contracting COVID-19 and the associated quarantine measures have been keeping customers away from bank branches, and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. The lockdown scenario worldwide is pushing customers more towards online banking and to becoming net savvy. As customers become more comfortable in managing finances digitally, are bank branches doomed to become altogether redundant when the pandemic ends? Will bank branches be a thing of the past? 
    We think YES!

  • India’s Ban on Chinese Apps – An Opportunity for Indian Tech Start-ups

    The political strain between India and China in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the more recent Galwan Valley skirmish has prompted the Indian government to ban certain vulnerable apps that have a Chinese hand. Indian citizens are also favoring home-grown products in their attempt to boycott Chinese products and to support the government’s edict. With the pervasive presence of Chinese apps in almost all segments – from financial services to entertainment and gaming – the current ban opens up vast opportunities for Indian players. Can Indian start-ups rise to this challenge to meet technological demands and emerge as winners?

  • The What and Why of IMO 2020

    The proposed implementation of IMO 2020 on January 01, 2020, has thrown maritime companies in a tizzy as they prepare to comply with the new regulation. It is expected to bring about a massive shift in the industry, paving the way for either modification of vessels or changes in fuel requirements. The impact on shipping industry would be substantial with the demand-supply dynamics of fuel getting affected significantly. This article looks at possible changes on the part of maritime players and potential effect on the market.

  • Are Electronics and Automotive Manufacturing companies shifting their base from China to Vietnam?

    Vietnam has emerged as a favorable alternative production destination for the electronics and automotive industries. This is due to several factors: the country’s robust economic growth (+6.8% YoY in 2019, driven by increasing FDI), increase in imports (+10.5%) and exports (+7.3%), multiple free trade agreements, rise in industrial production, low raw material costs, and high availability of raw materials and suppliers.

  • Twitter — A Crystal Ball for Asset Managers?

    Crowdsourcing through social media could be the next big thing in an asset manager’s analytical arsenal. 

  • The AI Revolution in Banking

    AI is among the key trends that will reshape the banking industry going forward. Today, AI has evolved to play an integral role in many phases of the banking ecosystem, with a potential to make banks exponentially “smarter”. AI is not just another technology to enhance productivity – it is an industry disruptor with the potential to bring exceptional value to businesses and customers.


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  • Investment in Gaming Industry – Not a Child’s Play

    Since the 70s gaming has been a popular activity among adolescents. With new technologies and innovations, games have only become more sophisticated. Easy availability of mobile phones and internet has added to their widespread usage. Pegged at an estimated USD148.8bn in 2019, the industry is expected to reach USD196bn until 2022, recording a CAGR of 9.6%. The sector is driven by changing demographics and increasing focus on other avenues such as mobile gaming. Although investing in individual stocks of conglomerates in the gaming space (Sony, Microsoft) or focused gaming companies (EA, Activision, NVIDIA) promises higher returns, it is accompanied with higher risks.

  • Connected Cars - A Rising Trend In The Global Automobile Sector

    Cars with access to the Internet, also known as connected cars, are gaining popularity in the automobile industry.

  • Is the Center of Steel Production Shifting Again?

    A combination of several factors has resulted in developing countries like China and India replacing traditional steel-producing countries such as the US, Japan, and Germany over the past few years.  There's another shift afoot, however, and new global centers of steel production are likely to emerge before long.

  • Supremacy of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Set to Weaken in 2020?

    Introduced just a decade ago, video streaming is set to replace conventional cable TV, which has existed for almost seven decades in the US. Over the past years, early entrants such as Netflix, Amazon (Prime Video) and Hulu have acquired significant market share in the online streaming universe in the US. To tap into this revolutionary growth, giants from tech and media world, such as Disney, Apple, Comcast and AT&T, are entering the market, launching a streaming war of sorts.