Category Archives: India Business

Revving up India’s Accelerator Engine

About the authors: Vignesh Balagopalakrishnan is a Management Consultant at Zinnov who works with the Engineering Excellence team. Iris Babu is a content writer.  India undeniably has a vibrant startup ecosystem, with Zinnov and NASSCOM pegging the number of technology … Continue reading

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Zinnov Talent Outlook, 2013

Our recently launched study titled ‘Talent Outlook 2013’ indicates a paradigm shift in HR trends this year. The survey revealed that 2013 will be a year of skill and talent reconciliation, even as new skill sets are brought to focus … Continue reading

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Indian SMB market at 48.8 million units growing at a CAGR of 4.53%

Our recently launched study titled, ‘Indian SMB Sector 2013’ captures some interesting facts and figures on the burgeoning SMB segment in India. The study reveals that with a total base of 48.8 million SMBs, India is expected to emerge as … Continue reading

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The Product Ecosystem in India is at the Inflection point…

We have been long hearing that the product ecosystem in India is at the inflection point and will grow significantly over the next few years (different consultants look at 2015, 2020 or 2025 to be that period  ). More than … Continue reading

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An Indian Innovation Keeping Senior Citizens Safe

Editor’s Note: This blog was written with Kartik Vittal, a student with the master of engineering management program at Dartmouth College. India has a whopping 60 million senior citizens, even though it’s a young country overall. (That 60 million represents … Continue reading

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Relevance of middle managers at MNC R&D centers

MNC R&D centers rapidly expanded their presence in India during the 2003 to 2006 period. The number of companies set up the centers and found that the experience level of talent was much lower than they are used to in … Continue reading

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Building client relationships in a downturn

The onslaught of the economic crisis in early October last year had a substantial impact on R&D service providers. Many service providers were sitting on quite good deal pipelines only to find that the same would almost disappear in November, … Continue reading

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Non-Linear Growth Model: New Mantra for R&D Service Providers

R&D services, globally, over the past decade have been sustained by traditional, people dependent growth models like staff augmentation, time & material, etc. Over the last decade we have seen vendor partnerships moving from time & materials towards fixed price … Continue reading

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Industry Overview: SaaS market in India

The challenge as well as the opportunity for SaaS players in India is to continue educating the market about the benefits that SaaS can provide to its end users. SaaS also has great potential and room to grow in India … Continue reading

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Reinforce greater value and enhance customer experience: The new mantra of service providers

Zinnov recently launched a study, highlighting that R&D Service Providers in the country have started emphasizing on ‘customer experience’ and ‘reinforcing greater value’ as a resultant of the current economic slowdown. The study said that all Indian R&D Service Providers … Continue reading

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