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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

ServiceNow Intellibot acquisition

ServiceNow’s Intellibot Acquisition Marks Its Foray Into The RPA Arena

ServiceNow’s Intellibot acquisition is the former’s foray into the RPA arena. How will this affect the current Hyper Intelligent Automation landscape? Know more here.

edge AI

The Bleeding Edge Of AI – How Edge AI Will Redefine Computing

The combination of Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence is called Edge AI. This new technology and its use cases, especially with 5G rollout, will open up a plethora of enterprise opportunities.

WorkFusion's funding

WorkFusion’s New Funding Round Catapults It Into The Big Leagues

The latest round of WorkFusion’s funding has catapulted it into the Hyper Intelligent Automation big leagues. What’s next for this automation player?

Unlocking Global Center of Excellence Value

The Quintessential Playbook To Unlocking GCoE Value In The Post-pandemic World

As time has evolved, so have Global Centers of Excellence and what they mean to HQ. In a post-pandemic world, how can GCoEs create tangible value?

Microsoft Ignite Hyper Intelligent Automation

Microsoft ‘Ignites’ The Hyper Intelligent Automation Space

The Hyper Intelligent Automation space is heating up with new Microsoft Ignite announcements and what it will mean for enterprises.

Global Business Services 2.0

GBS 2.0 – Transforming The Enterprise With Agility, Speed, And Innovation

Read how Global Business Services (GBS) organizations are redefining enterprises in their 2.0 avatar, with agility, speed, and innovation.

OutSystems funding

Demystifying Low Code/No Code Platforms Within Hyper Intelligent Automation

Low Code/No Code platforms are on the rise in the last twelve month or so, in terms of funding and investments. Read how OutSystems’ latest funding signals a paradigm shift in the HIA space.

Industrial Cybersecurity

Industrial Cybersecurity In The Age Of Digital Resilience

As organizations have embraced Industry 4.0, IT-OT convergence, and Industrial IOT, they need to prioritize industrial cybersecurity to ensure digital resilience.

GCoE Innovation Strategy

Innovation Without Value Thinking, A GCoE Zero-sum Game

GCoEs today look at innovation through a narrow lens. Here’s what a robust GCoE innovation strategy should focus on to make tangible business impact.

UiPath funding

UiPath’s Funding Propels It Into Hyper Intelligent Automation Escape Velocity

UiPath’s latest round of funding has catapulted the decacorn into Hyper Intelligent Automation escape velocity. What has its journey been like, so far? Know more here.

Hyper Intelligent Automation trends 2021

Zinnov’s Automation Predictions 2021

What does the future of Automation look like? Here’s a look at Zinnov’s Automation predictions for 2021 and what it means for enterprises’ digital transformation agendas.

SAP-Signavio acquisition

SAP Throws Its Hat In The Hyper Intelligent Automation Ring With Signavio Acquisition

The SAP-Signavio acquisition signals the tech giant’s intent to throw its hat in the Hyper Intelligent Automation ring – an already crowded space!

Citrix-Wrike Acquisition

Inside Citrix’s Billion-dollar Bet On Enabling Modern Workplaces With Wrike Acquisition

Here’s our analysis on the billion-dollar Citrix-Wrike acquisition – a bet towards enabling modern workplaces in the post-pandemic world.

Zinnov Zones for Hyper Intelligent Automation

The Unstoppable Hyper Intelligent Automation Juggernaut

Hyper Intelligent Automation (HIA) has been on an unstoppable march in the past year, with 2021 being instrumental in taking HIA to the next level.

Start-up trends - Indian Start-up Ecosystem

Top 10 Trends That Will Shape The Indian Start-up Ecosystem In 2021

These are the top 10 trends that will take the Indian Start-up Ecosystem to the next orbit in 2021 and make it a veritable Unicorn capital of the world.

Digital Engineering services trends 2021

Top 10 Trends That Will Shape Digital Engineering Services In 2021

2020 has radically transformed the technology industry. As we step into 2021, here are top trends that will shape the Digital Engineering Services space.

Real-time Process Discovery - Hyper Intelligent Automation

Real-Time Process Discovery: A Giant Leap Towards Accelerated Hyper Intelligent Automation

Real-Time Process Discovery is all set to accelerate Hyper Intelligent Automation adoption across enterprises. Here’s a look at how RTPD will be a shot in the arm for HIA adoption.

Enterprise Technology trends 2021

Top 6 Enterprise Technology Trends That Will Shape 2021

These are the top 6 enterprise technology trends that will redefine the post-pandemic business environments in 2021 and beyond.

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Top 10 Trends That Will Create A Value Moat For GCoEs In 2021

Indian Global Centers of Excellence showed exceptional grit and fortitude in 2020. What will help create a value moat for these GCoEs in 2021? Know more here.

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On Cloud Nine: The Cloud Adoption Roadmap For ISVs

Enterprises need to accelerate their cloud adoption strategy, because the pandemic has provided a shot in the arm for a robust cloud migration move.

automation trends

Key Automation Trends That We Gleaned At The UiPath Reboot Work Festival

At the recently concluded UiPath Reboot Work Festival, we gleaned a few key automation trends. Know more in this blog.

Setting up a global center of excellence

The Genesis, Journey, And Goals Of An India Global Center Of Excellence

What does it take for a global organization to set up a Global Center of Excellence in India and scale it at an accelerated pace? Read more here.

Celonis Poised To Take A Bigger Slice Of The Hyper Intelligent Automation Pie

Celonis’ acquisition of Integromat is set to create waves in the Hyper Intelligent Automation space. Here’s Zinnov analysis of the Celonis-Integromat acquisition.

Virtual Care – The Opportunities And Challenges For The Healthcare Ecosystem

A compendium of insights on the impact of virtual care, and how it is undergoing a significant transformation as it prepares for a new normal.

How Technology Is Redefining BFSI Outcomes In A Digital-first World

An insightful conversation on how digital transformation in BFSI is at the core of its resilience, and has revolutionized the industry.

Decoding Hyper Intelligent Automation: A Journey Towards Scale, Growth, And Consistency

In our conversation with Mark Foster of IBM, we discuss the challenges in the adoption and deployment of Hyper Intelligent Automation.

COVID-19: Ushering In A New Era Of Digital Transformation In Healthcare

Digital Transformation in Healthcare has got a shot in the arm because of COVID-19. Here’s a look at 5 key trends that will shape the future of Healthcare in a post-COVID world.

How Toro’s Global Footprint Is ‘Teeing it Up’ For Innovation

Excerpts from an insightful discussion with the leaders of The Toro Company, where they shared their vision for the company and their newly launched Global Center of Excellence in India.

Why Scaling A New Global Center Of Excellence Requires New-age Thinking

Scaling a new Global Center of Excellence takes innovative thinking. Here’s an excerpt from a conversation with MINDBODY’s India center head.

The Digital Engineering Opportunity – Private Equity Investment Thesis In The Post-pandemic World

Digital Engineering Service Providers have been attracting PE investments in the last few years. What are the factors leading to significant Private Equity investments in Digital Engineering? What are the growth levers that these companies need to focus on to attract PE investments?

The Modern Intelligent Workplace Playbook – Going Beyond Resilience, Towards Antifragility

Here’s a look at Zinnov’s playbook on creating modern intelligent workplaces that will define tomorrow by going beyond resilience, towards antifragility.

Remote Work Post-Pandemic – An Analysis

With organizations being forced to adopt remote work en masse, what is its future outlook, long-term benefits, and disadvantages of remote work post-pandemic.

IBM-WDG Acquisition: Too Little, Too Late?

The IBM-WDG acquisition has set the Automation world abuzz. What does it mean for the Automation/RPA space? Here’s our in-depth analysis.

Cost Optimization Through A Talent Lens

An account on the various cost optimization measures that organizations can adopt, with respect to talent, in the COVID-19 era.

Employee Engagement In The Times Of COVID-19

Sailesh Menezes, Senior Director & Head – HR, HPE, India shares insights on employee engagement in the times of COVID-19, in a conversation with Zinnov.

Cost Takeout – The 3 Critical Cogs In The Cost Optimization Strategy

An analysis of the three important levers to achieve ‘cost takeout’ – a conversation that has gained momentum like never before, owing to the COVID-19 crisis.

Conversational AI – The Intelligent Weapon In The Fight against COVID-19

Conversational AI is on the path to replace humans, and COVID-19 has accelerated its adoption and implementation, even helping develop newer use cases.

Micro-Soft-omotive Acquisition – What It Means For Microsoft And The Automation World

Microsoft’s acquisition of Softomotive has opened up a plethora of opportunities for the Automation world at large. Here’s Zinnov’s analysis of the Microsoft-Softomotive acquisition.

The Quintessential Post-Pandemic Enterprise Technology Playbook

How can enterprises chart their recovery paths on the other side of COVID-19? By taking a technology playbook-driven approach.

COVID-19 IOT Use Cases: Adoption Stories From The Frontlines

IOT has emerged as the silent hero in combating COVID-19. Here’s a look at the top IOT use cases for COVID-19 that are fighting from the front.