SAP has traditionally had little presence in the database management area, but Vishal Sikka's team changed the architecture that was in vogue for decades.
Traditional forms of healing in vogue once again More people in India are now opting for integrative health-care. The growing popularity of traditional forms of medication indicates a
move towards a natural philosophy of life with focus more on yoga,
natural foods and chemical-free foods.
Independent regional filmmakers turn to crowdfunding to make movies More and more indie filmmakers, particularly in regional cinema, have
started reaching out to people through social media or online
crowdfunding platforms such as Wishberry and Catapooolt. These platforms
charge a fee that differs from portal to portal.
Entrepreneurs eye profitable ventures in home-based medical care Big investors are getting into home health care, using technology
and the cloud, and trying to set benchmarks. Their success depends on
getting the combination of service charges, delivery efficiency and
market response right.
Amusement, theme parks are mushrooming despite hurdles Despite some hurdles, amusement and theme parks are becoming big business across the country. Market intelligence firm Euromonitor notes that 153 amusement parks have come up in India between 1984 and 2013.
L&T has always believed in investing a little ahead of time, says CEO says L&T CEO and Managing Director K. Venkataramanan says the firm is looking at newer areas like sub-sea and deep-water projects. On
the mergers and acquisitions front, the company has been a little conservative.
Business confidence has improved marginally with pickup in economy The latest Business Today-C fore Business
Confidence Survey for the October-to-December 2013 quarter found sentiment among corporate leaders had improved marginally compared to the previous quarter with stray signs of a pickup in the economy.
Fund managers see market sentiment improving, equities rising in 2014 Market sentiment is improving with fund managers predicting a sustained rise in Indian equities this year, finds the fourth edition of the BT Morningstar Asset Allocation Survey.
How Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan is striving to boost growth at Larsen & Toubro The CEO says one of his main goals is to boost
L&T's international business. The plan
is to increase the contribution of overseas markets to 25 per cent of
revenue from 15 per cent in the next three years.