Google Cloud Run

Cloud Run: Google Has Found Its Rhythm In The Serverless Computing Marathon

Google has hit its stride with Cloud Run, and has the potential to become the king of serverless computing. Is it ready to give Azure and AWS a run for their money? Read more here.

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits Study – An India GCoE View

Employee benefits is proving to be a global talent accessibility and retention gamechanger in the new normal. Read now, to know more.

Small Medium Business

US SMB Market – Preparing For The Next Disruption

This Zinnov report provides an expansive view of the SMB market in the US, as they embark on their digital adoption journeys and focus on building resilience.

SMBs

Are US Small Businesses Investing For A “Post-COVID” Or A “Pre-recession” Market?

The US Small Medium Business market presents a massive digitalization opportunity. How can ISVs capitalize on this US SMB market opportunity?

The Rise Of The Meta-prise – How Enterprises Are Leveraging The Metaverse For Growth

In this report, read about the Metaverse and how it unlocks new opportunities for businesses in 2022.

Artificial Intelligence – Trends and Forecasts 2022

In this report, we forecast what the trends for artificial intelligence will look like in 2022.

India GCC trends

NASSCOM-Zinnov India GCC Trends – Quarterly Analysis

This report has been co-developed by NASSCOM and Zinnov through a comprehensive study to understand the GCC Landscape in India.

Center of Excellence

Here’s Why You Should Explore Bulgaria To Set Up Your Next Center Of Excellence

Setting up a Center of Excellence in global locations is critical for organizations to access the best global talent and de-risk business.

Talk Of The Town: Rising Private Equity Investments In Technology Services

The report provides strategic insights into Private Equity investments in the Technology Services space in 2021, while laying out the predictions for the key acquisition themes in the coming years.

Romania

What Makes Romania An Ideal Choice To Set Up A Center Of Excellence?

Factors such as ease of doing business, mature software engineering ecosystem, etc. make Romania a COE Hotspot, according to our recent report.

Top 5 Locations To Set Up Your Next Center Of Excellence

Setting up a Center of Excellence should be a top action item in enterprises’ global talent acquisition strategy in the wake of The Great Resignation. Here are the top 5 locations where you can set up COEs.

Where Should Your Next Center Of Excellence Be Set Up?

Based on Ease of Doing Business, Talent Availability, and other critical factors, we identified the locations to house scalable software product engineering teams. Read to find out more insights from our research.

Wipro’s Acquisition Spree Continues – M&A Still A Priority For IT Companies Globally

With the Rizing acquisition, the SAP partner shall become a critical extension of Wipro’s SAP Cloud practice and Wipro FullStride Cloud Services. Here’s how, and why.

Hyper Intelligent Automation

Hyper Intelligent Automation Powering Enterprise Systems Of eXperience

Hyper Intelligent Automation (HIA) has been on an unstoppable march for enterprises, with 2022 being instrumental in taking HIA to the next level.

talent retention

How To Never Run Out Of Talent That Fits As An Organization

Is there a dearth for skilled talent? How does Employee Value Proposition tie into talent retention? Read to find out.

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Technology & Services – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Q1 Update 2022

What transpired in Q1-2022 in the technology & services space, in terms of mergers & acquisitions (M&A)? To know more, read here.

Intelligent Talent Cloud

Intelligent Talent Cloud: Leveraging Deep Tech To Build And Manage A Remote Workforce

The Intelligent Talent Cloud is proving to be a global talent accessibility gamechanger in the new normal. Read now, to know more.

Frictionless Commerce – Delighting Customers With Autonomous Checkouts

How can retailers become future-ready for the new normal with smart hybrid solutions? This whitepaper explores frictionless commerce for the retail industry in 2022 and beyond.

Digital Experience

The Emergence of Digital Experience As A New PE Focus Area In Digital Services

Creating an improved digital experience has become the epicenter of customer-centricity. It’s a key value-driver for investors to attract new customers.

Future of Work

7 Critical Levers To Include In Your 2022 Business Strategy

Whether organizations opt for a hybrid or remote work strategy, a full-proof roadmap is required to navigate the future of work. To know more, read here.

insourcing

Insourcing: Making Inroads Into Capability Building

To understand the rise of insourcing, Zinnov studied 165 global companies that clocked in USD 1 Bn+ in annual revenue across Healthcare, Automobiles, IT/Software, FMCG, Oil & Gas, BFSI, etc., verticals. Here is what we found.

Indian SaaS

India SaaS Report 2022 – Punching Through The Global Pecking Order

The Indian SaaS landscape is having its ‘coming-of-age’ moment, with phenomenal industry growth propelling India to become the second largest SaaS nation by 2026.

global center of excellence

Building Senior Roles In India Global Centers Of Excellence

This whitepaper identifies the benefits of having senior leadership roles out of India Global Centers of Excellence through extensive primary research, and interviews of best-in-class centers that have profited by practicing this.

process intelligence

Process Intelligence Blitzkrieg – The Hottest Automation Capability To Invest In

Process Intelligence is the hottest new Automation capability that investors and players alike are investing in. What does this blitzkrieg mean for the Automation space?

Costa Rica

What Makes Costa Rica A Destination Of Choice For Globalization?

Costa Rica’s technology dominance, and business-friendly laws, make it a powerful Center of Excellence & globalization hotspot.

Vietnam

Top 5 Reasons To Expand Your Business In Vietnam

Vietnam is a potential Center of Excellence (COE) hotspot, with its tech talent, thriving infrastructure, affordable costing & smooth government laws.

Google's acquisition of Mandiant

Google Hits All The Right Notes With Its Acquisition Of Mandiant

Why is Google’s Acquisition of Mandiant for a whopping USD 5.4 Bn on everyone’s radar? Read on to know why there is more to the deal than meets the eye.

Technology Trends

Tech Trends: A Post-Pandemic Technology Foresight

This Zinnov POV provides a glimpse of the top 10 technology trends that can help unlock business potential & innovation to shape the post-pandemic digital world.

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IBM’s Acquisition Of Neudesic – A Match Made In Hybrid Cloud Heaven

The IBM Neudesic acquisition is a match made in Hybrid Cloud heaven. How does this Azure consultancy add to Big Blue’s overall strategy? Read more here.

PE investments in digital services

Why 2021 Was A Pivotal Year For PE Investments In Digital Services

In 2021, Digital Services firms saw a record flow of Private Equity investments with a substantial number of deals. But what led to this change? Here’s the Zinnov analysis.

Nintex Kryon

Nintex’s Kryon Acquisition: Fast But Steady Wins The Race?

Can Nintex’s acquisition of Kryon (rumoured to be worth USD 100 Mn) be a strategic step for the company’s goal to reach USD 20 Bn valuation?

innovation benchmark

Innovation Benchmark for India GCoEs – 2021

Zinnov’s Innovation Benchmark for India GCoEs – 2021 evaluates innovative approaches that India GCoEs have taken to date. Read more.

Automation Foresights 2022

Zinnov’s Top 8 Automation Foresights For 2022

The future of Automation is here. Here are the top 8 Automation trends for 2022, as enterprises transform digitally.

direct to consumer business model

How The Direct-to-Consumer Business Model Is Unlocking Value

How has the Direct to Consumer Business Model revolutionized business? Read this blog post to know more.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Technology & Services – Mergers & Acquisitions Quarterly Update

The M&A activity in the technology sector is expected to surge in 2022, backed by the sectoral tailwinds and market conditions. Read more here.

Tech Mahindra – CTC

Tech Mahindra’s CTC Acquisition – A Move In The Right Direction; But Is It Exciting Enough?

The Tech Mahindra-CTC acquisition is a marked pivot from the IT giant’s build M&A approach to a buy approach. To know more read here.

The GCoE Leadership Manifesto – 2022 And Beyond

In this letter to the leaders of India GCoEs, Zinnov’s CEO, Pari Natarajan shares his thoughts on what the leaders need to prioritize for 2022 and beyond.

returnship program

Returnship Programs: The Under-tapped Silver Bullet In An Organization’s Talent Arsenal

Returnship Programs, can become a sustained and scalable channel of hiring, that can combat attrition. Read more here.

Hyperpersonalization

Is Hyperpersonalization The Answer To New-Age Employee Engagement?

Hyperpersonalization has increasingly become critical for leaders to not only attract, but retain top talent, in a hyper-competitive talent market.

Business Trends

8 Global Business Technology Trends To Watch For In 2022

Align your go-to-market strategy with these business trends shaping the business ecosystem in 2022. To know more, read here.

good leadership qualities

The Making Of A Great Leader In A Crisis And Beyond

How can leaders ensure that they have the right skills to lead their people in this ever-changing digital world?

How An Innovation Hot Streak In GCoEs Can Leapfrog Growth

Did you know the bottom 80% of the ER&D spenders will struggle to win the Growth Wars? Innovative companies have realized that a change in organizational culture might be key to winning the Growth Wars

Fortress IQ - Automation Anywhere acquisition

The Future of Automation Anywhere Is Both Integrated And Decoupled With FortressIQ Acquisition

Is Automation Anywhere too late in making this acquisition? Is this a desperate attempt by AA to plug in the gaps in their product arsenal in a bid to prep itself for a potential acquisition? Let’s unravel what this acquisition has in store for the Automation ecosystem and understand if there is any real potential in this acquisition.

Culture of Innovation

7 Key Takeaways For GCoE Leaders Driving Innovation Charters From India

Here are seven key takeaways from Zinnov’s CXO Forum that could help a leader build a culture of innovation to deliver global impact.

Globalization in India

The Emergence Of Indian Tier-2 Cities Are Changing The Dynamics Of The Talent Wars

These 15 Tier-2 cities in India are the ultimate globalization hotspots. To know more, read here.

Net Zero Future

Empowering A Net Zero Future For 2022 & Beyond

We need a net zero workforce equipped with the right skills and enthusiasm, to help build a cleaner, greener system and operate newer, sustainable business models. To know more, read here.

Returnship Program

Returnship Programs: A Scalable & Sustained Channel For Hiring

Why have returnship programs become a scalable and sustained channel for reintegrating women in the workforce? This research will provide key insights.

Offshoring

Offshoring vs. Outsourcing — Is There An Explicit Winner?

Organizations are facilitating the growing demand of COVID-19 by looking at offshoring and outsourcing to mature and accelerate capabilities.

Hyperautomation

Hyper Intelligent Automation: The Strategic Gamechanger For Enterprises

Hyper Intelligent Automation (a.k.a Hyperautomation) has become a strategic enterprise gamechanger accelerating business growth at rapid speed.

nearshoring outsourcing

The Rising Tide Of Nearshoring In Latin America

LATAM has become the nearshoring pivot in the new normal, due to its proximity to the US, growing talent pool, cost-effectiveness, and cultural affinity.

Agritech

Agritech in India: How Technology is Enabling New Yields

A deep dive into India’s agricultural ecosystem, and an analysis of the status of the nation’s Agritech sector.

Future of Work

Future Of Work – The Arrival Of The Hybrid Digital Workplace

The new normal is here to stay. As future of work gets redefined, organizations need to look into building hybrid digital workplaces

The Great Resignation

Will ‘The Great Resignation’ Be The Chief HR Transformation Officer For Enterprises?

Is the Great Resignation here to stay? How will this transform organizations and the economy How can we combat it? Here’s our analysis of the matter.

BOT Model

Build Operate Transfer (BOT) Model – The Formula For Automation COEs To Scale In-House Capabilities

An enterprise may have realized that there is a need for an Automation COE, maybe even built a few automations and defined some key objectives. But how can enterprises take this COE idea from inception to scale? Here is our take on one of the approaches that any enterprise can leverage to build the Automation COE with a third-party partner: the BOT model (Build Operate Transfer).

Digital Transformation in Mexico

How Mexico Evolved As LATAM’s Center Of Excellence Hub

Mexico has become a preferred Center of Excellence hub to expedite digital transformation and form antifragile business solutions.

Mergers & Acquisitions in Hyper Intelligent Automation

Mergers & Acquisitions In Hyper Intelligent Automation: The Go-to Growth Strategy

Mergers & Acquisitions within the Hyper Intelligent Automation space has emerged as the go-to strategy for companies looking to grow exponentially and future-proof their businesses. What does the M&A landscape look like? What does the future hold?

cybersecurity firms

Combating Cybersecurity Threats With Globalization

Thanks to globalization, Cybersecurity firms are now able to scale faster than their peers by leveraging a larger pool of digitally diversified talent present in low-cost locations.

network decommissioning

Decommissioning & Migration: A Catalyst For Network Transformation & Environmental Sustainability

Network decommissioning and migration are key to build the network of the future, that is sustainable, scalable, and intelligent. This Cyient-Zinnov whitepaper sheds light on what it takes to build and scale the network of the future.

What An Employee Wants – Building Dynamic And Personalized Employee Experiences To Win The Talent Wars

The key to understanding the science behind hiring and retaining talent lies in understanding employee expectations and tailoring suitable experiences.

Nintex TPG Capital acquisition

Nintex Gets Fresh Funding To Reach A Bold Vision Of USD 20 Bn Valuation

TPG Capital announced that it will be acquiring a majority investment in Nintex for a staggering USD 2 Bn. What does it mean for Nintex and its future?

virtual accelerator model

Virtual Accelerators – The Asset-Light, Value-Heavy Business Model, A Globalization Gamechanger

The Virtual Accelerator Model has moved entire offshore setups online — transforming the way companies expand, and globalization takes place.

Automation Center of Excellence

The Automation Center Of Excellence Guidebook

A careful look into the value proposition of an Automation Center of Excellence, and the dissection of its different governance models.

ESG

Driving Value From India GCoEs: The Role Of Environmental, Social, And Governance (ESG)

To drive value from GCoEs, it’s important to assess how India caters to global aspirations regarding the ESG criteria.

sustainabililty

Circular Economy: The Mantra For Environmental Sustainability

The Intel-Zinnov Sustainability Conclave 2021 hosted a number of talks from leaders on environmental sustainability, circular economy, and more.

India – The Dream Destination For Centers Of Excellence

How a large talent pool, mature ecosystem and the Ease of Doing Business in India transformed the country into a Global COE hotspot.

private equity investments - Vista-Blue Prism acquisition

Private Equity’s Giant Leap Within Automation

Private Equity investments within Automation are heating up, and Vista Equity Partners’ acquisition of Blue Prism is telling. Learn more here.

Digital Engineering

Digital Engineering At The Forefront Of Future-Proofing Businesses

The appetite for Digital Engineering is surging relentlessly across newer technologies and industry players, with changing customer, employee, and partner dynamics.

Quality of Life at work

Redefining The Quality Of Life At Work In the New Normal

As the world settles into the new normal, organizations need to relook at how they’re contributing to the Quality of Life of their employees. Those who miss to recognize, reinvent, and reshape their company culture will be ones hit the hardest by the next pandemic around the corner – The Great Resignation.

private equity investments in technological services

Investment And Value Creation In The New Digital Normal

This Zinnov study evaluates the global Digital Engineering Services space by analyzing 3000+ PE transactions in the overall Technology Services segment, including buyouts, growth capital, and add-on acquisitions. The findings bring out the larger picture of the global Private Equity landscape, the increasing focus on Digital Engineering, and other trends within the ecosystem.

Software as a Service

India – Spearheading The Global SaaS Revolution

The PERFECT storm is fueling the SaaS revolution in India, and Indian SaaS companies are poised to be at par with the Indian IT services industry over the next decade, which is a momentous trillion-dollar opportunity in the making.

IT in Poland

The Resurgence Of Poland As A Research & Development Hotspot

Zinnov’s latest Global Center of Excellence (COE) Hotspots report identifies Poland as an up and coming technology innovation hub with large available digitally skilled talent pools, strong technology infrastructure, and business-friendly laws.

Future of Work

202X & Future Growth Possibilities – Navigating The New Reality

Leaders are now more ready than ever to unlock new paradigms of talent, technology, and operating models for their businesses. However, in a post-pandemic world, when every company has tasted the power of digital – the growth wars are logically going to become more intense.

Appian Lana Acquisition

Appian + Lana – A Giant Leap Into Process Mining

Appian became the latest entrant into the Automation space – it announced its acquisition of Germany-based start-up Lana Labs (with a major focus on the manufacturing industry) to augment Appian’s Process Mining capabilities. In terms of the Automation industry, we expect the focus on Process Mining to intensify further and witness more action in the next few months.

Robotic Process Automation

Salesforce And Its RPA Waltz – Is There Space On The Automation Dance Floor?

Salesforce’s acquisition of Servicetrace is now the talk of the Automation Town. Considering the amount of competition in the Automation field, a new player like Salesforce must have a secure plan in hand and make moves carefully to make a significant dent. What lies ahead in Salesforce’s RPA journey?

Low Code No Code

Democratizing Automation With Low Code/No Code

Low Code/No Code platforms are rapidly catalyzing the democratization of Automation. To steer a multi-platform environment, it’s best to start with the company strategy, identify, and prioritize high value Automation to enjoy long-term success.

Sports Tech

Sports Tech: A New Spin In The Ball For The Sports Industry

The Sports Tech business is rapidly growing and constantly expanding through creative and cutting-edge technology taken from numerous industries. It also helps create new opportunities for fans, clubs, players, sponsors, investors, and innovators alike.

Setting Up A Center Of Excellence

The Case For An Enterprise Center Of Excellence (COE)

Setting up a Center of Excellence (COE) is not enough; they must be maintained and managed efficiently. Adopting new technologies, demonstrating business value, building employee relationships, among many other things are crucial to building a COE.

Indian SaaS Revolution – Rising Trillion Dollar Global Opportunity

Indian SaaS Revolution – Rising Trillion Dollar Global Opportunity

The Indian SaaS industry is being fueled by a PERFECT storm, giving rise to a trillion-dollar global opportunity. This Chiratae-Zinnov study touches upon the salient features of this revolution.

What Your Talent Acquisition Process Says About Your Employer Brand

An organization’s employer branding strategy heavily rests on the talent acquisition process. The better the hygiene of the process, the more likely it is for the company’s employer value proposition to surge.

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias – Traversing From Awareness To Action

Unconscious biases are hidden, or implicit biases embedded within a blind spot of our brain, and can influence our thoughts, opinions, and behaviors without permission of the beholder. Addressing biases at the workplace will always be a key tenet of I&D for an organization.

Women in Technology

Women In Automation – The True Strategic Gamechangers

Women in technology have always been crucial in transforming the Automation landscape globally. Women leaders at the Zinnov CXO Automation Conclave 2021 discuss their journeys and the importance of gender diversity at workplace among other things.

AP Automation

AP Automation: New Summit For Back-Office Optimization

AP (Accounts Payable) Automation plays a pivotal role within the procure-to-pay lifecycle, pervading Hi-Tech and Non-Tech verticals alike. This is reflected in the Global AP Automation market valuation standing at USD ~1-1.2 Bn, which is expected to reach USD ~3-3.2 Bn by 2026 at a CAGR of ~21%.

LGBTQ+ inclusion

Catalyzing LGBTQ+ Inclusion In The New Normal Workplace

What can organizations do to catalyze LGBTQ+ inclusion in the new normal workplace? How can allyship help accelerate this?

intelligent supply chain

How ‘Intelligent’ Is Your Supply Chain?

This Microsoft-Zinnov point of view makes the case for companies to adopt and implement an intelligent supply chain, especially in the new normal.

Intelligent Document Processing

Intelligent Document Processing: Accelerating Digital Transformation

Implementing IDP which can process complex document-based information in bulk and at the highest accuracy levels, will help enhance business efficiency, transform existing processes, and achieve Intelligent Automation success.

Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusion And Diversity Maturity Benchmark – Creating An Inclusive Workplace

This latest Zinnov’s marquee report aims to help accelerate a mindset shift at an organizational level by empowering leaders to make informed decisions with I&D at the core of long-term business strategy.

Engineering R&D priorities

Enterprise ER&D Strategy & Focus – Digital Engineering To Build An Antifragile Future

This latest Zinnov study answers questions around Digital Engineering priorities of enterprises and what its implications are for Service Providers.

e-Sign

The Rise Of e-Sign – A Must-have Enterprise Technology

Electronic signature (e-Sign) has turned into a critical enterprise technology, with the space witnessing acquisitions & alliances between e-Signature companies.

Inclusion and diversity

The Big “I” – Redefining Inclusion In The “New Normal”

What does it mean for an organization to be ‘Inclusive,’ especially in the current remote scenario, catering to a distributed workforce?

selling your business - M&A

The Time Is Right – Why You Should Sell Your Business NOW!

The time is ripe for mergers and acquisitions, with the right factors coming together for business selling. Here’s all you need to know about why you should sell your business NOW!

Value creation for enterprise software portfolio companies

Value Creation For Enterprise Software Portfolio Companies – A Private Equity Perspective

Here’s a snapshot of how Private Equity firms are leveraging certain key value creation levers for their enterprise software portfolio companies.

Digital Engineering Service Providers

Digital Engineering Investment Thesis – Value Creation Drivers For Service Providers

Going forward, we will witness a change in the Digital Engineering priorities of enterprises across verticals as they aim to become antifragile by rapidly adopting intelligent and connected technologies.

e-Gaming

Onto The Next Level: e-Gaming’s Transformation Into A Digital Staple

e-Gaming is the next big thing that companies are betting big on, by increasing digital investments. What are the digital trends revolutionizing the space?

COVID Response management

COVID Response Management – The Importance Of Clear, Concise, And Structured Communication

Being clear, concise, and structured forms the crux of crisis communication. These need to be front and center when outlining COVID response management.

GCoE Set Up

Client partnered with Zinnov to leverage our expertise in laying down the design of their AI & ML CoE globally- India, Europe and Silicon Valley.

GCoE Accelerator Setup

GCoE Accelerator Model powered a Technology Center of a PE Portfolio company has rapidly scaled up its innovation capacity within a year of its establishment

Microsoft-Nuance acquisition

Microsoft Makes A ‘Nuance’d Acquisition To Cement Its Position In Voice AI

The recent Microsoft-Nuance acquisition is the tech giant’s concrete step in cementing its position in Voice AI.

Inorganic Growth Strategy

Tactical Partnerships expansion and accelerated growth through formulation of M&A strategy along with connects with target companies.

5 Year Strategy Plan Creation

Strategic mid and long-term planning and forecasting through a comprehensive as-is-analysis, growth mapping and goal setting.

Market Entry

A detailed market entry strategy and strategic GTM recommendations for Organic & Inorganic Growth.