Business Today Archive October 30, 2011 Issue

Edition: October 30, 2011

Cover Story

Cognizant revenue up, CEO D'Souza closes in on Infy

Cognizant revenue up, CEO D'Souza closes in on Infy

Cognizant has overtaken Bangalore's Wipro to the Number three rank by revenues among IT service firms operating from India. Infosys, ranked second, is next in its sights. Under headman Francisco D'Souza, Cognizant has turned the outsourcing model on its head.
Eco-friendly homes may be expensive, but will help you save money in the long run.
Editor's Note
The third Business Today Business Confidence Index shows that business is pessimistic, and that hiring may also be decelerating.
This is a fascinating tale of the intersect of neuroscience and computing.
Starring: D. Shivakumar, Stephen Lussier, G.V. Sanjay Reddy, Manish Kejriwal, Sumant Sinha
Leadership Spotlight
Naveen Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd shares his leadership style.
Vijay Mallya shuts Kingfisher Red at a time when low-cost aviation is flying high. Its 15 single-cabin, no-frills aircraft would be converted into a mix of business and full-service economy class seats to become part of the airline's full-service fleet.
While a few microfinance institutions, or MFIs, have innovated in providing a mix of client-responsive products and services, most adopted a narrow, uniform model of disbursing group loans to very low income clients, mainly women.
The latest BT-TeamLease survey shows hiring has slowed. Employers have grown cautious. Both the Employment Outlook Index, or EOI, and the Business Outlook Index, or BOI, reveal a three percentage point drop for the October to December 2011 quarter, compared to the previous July to September quarter.
Your cover story (King B, October 16) highlights Kumar Mangalam Birla's vision and journey. He gambled with ideas, strategies and dared to dream of a global setup different from the typical Birla style.
Corporate honchos are also writing popular fiction.
Amazon presents the most credible challenge yet to iPad.
Case Study
CavinKare, which began the sachet revolution, is now working towards a global presence.
Long Live the Monk: Steve Jobs redefined the way we look at computers, music and communication through an unwavering self-belief.
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