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Mumbai Marathon prize money increased (Associate sponsor Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will take part in a big way with 1,500 runners in different categories.)
Source: The Hindu / 5 December 2013

The response for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, to be run on January 19, 2014 has made all the stakeholders happy. But the fatigue factor was touched upon by Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Standard Chartered, at a press conference here on Wednesday. He said that nearly 80 per cent of beneficiaries from charity depended on this single event and urged the people of the city to raise more money for the needy.

Adille Sumariwalla, President, Athletics Federation of India (AFI), agreed with the title sponsor's view. The event has so far raised Rs. 100 crore for charity.

The Full Marathon has received 3,600 entries, the Senior Citizens 1,360 and the Dream Run 20,150. Associate sponsor Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will take part in a big way with 1,500 runners in different categories.

TCS BaNCS wins custody solution award
Source: Onesource - India Blooms News Service / 5 December 2013

New York, Dec 5, (IBNS): Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, on Thursday announced that TCS BaNCS for securities processing was named winner in the custody category at the First Annual Global Custodian Technology, Consultancy and Law Awards for Excellence that were held at the Harvard club in New York City. These awards celebrate the firms that were recognized in client perception surveys conducted by Global Custodian.

TCS BaNCS for corporate actions was also a finalist in the Corporate Actions category. On the awards program and selection criteria, Alexandra DeLuca, Global Custodian's Editor, said, "These awards aim to recognize and celebrate the solutions that are transforming the capital markets industry. As today's custody world becomes increasingly complex, in part thanks to an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, we found that TCS BaNCS was providing a robust trade processing platform with readily integrated corporate actions and cash processing capabilities in real-time settlement."

Commenting on the award, Arun Arunachalam said, "TCS BaNCS ensures a highly scalable processing infrastructure while managing high volumes of local as well as cross-border trades apart from the increased diversity and complexity of financial instruments. Central to our strategy is a highly collaborative approach of multiple stakeholders, such as customers, prospects, analysts and other industry players who participate to create a product roadmap."

"As a result, TCS BaNCS delivers enriched connectivity to new markets, market specific functionality and compliance to country wise regulatory and tax reporting requirements," he said.

TCS BaNCS for securities processing/custody is positioned for custodians, banks and financial institutions. Its real-time, multi-entity, multi-currency, multi-asset, multi-market, multi-lingual application enables end-to-end trade-to-settlement processing to address the business needs of custodians (Global, Regional and Sub-custodians).

Teleos Announces 2013 World's Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (2013 global individual operating unit (IOU) make winners - Tata Consultancy Services)
Source: Onesource - Business Wire / 3 December, 2013

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the Winners of the 16th annual Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. For the first time, Samsung has been recognized as the Overall Winner.

The 2013 Global MAKE Winners are (in alphabetical order):
Accenture,, Apple, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Fluor, Google,IBM Infosys Limited, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, POSCO, PwC, Samsung Group, Schlumberger, Tata Group, Toyota Vale S.A., Wipro Limited

A panel of Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally recognized knowledge management/innovation/intellectual capital experts selected the Winners. The panel rated organizations against the MAKE framework of eight key knowledge performance dimensions visible drivers of competitive advantage and intellectual capital growth:

  • Creating an enterprise knowledge-driven culture
  • Developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership
  • Innovation
  • Maximizing enterprise intellectual capital
  • Creating an enterprise collaborative knowledge sharing environment
  • Creating a learning organization
  • Delivering value based on customer/stakeholder knowledge
  • Transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value
  • Contact Teleos for the free "2013 Global MAKE Report" Executive Summary.

Over the past 16 years, only 59 organizations have been recognized as Global MAKE Winners. An even more select group of organizations form the 2013 Global MAKE Hall of Fame. These 24 organizations have been Global MAKE Finalists in each of the past five annual studies: Accenture, Apple, APQC, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Fluor, Google, IBM, Infosys Limited, Mars, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Mindtree Limited, Petrobras, POSCO, PwC, Royal Dutch Shell, Samsung, Schlumberger, Siemens, Tata Group, Toyota and Wipro Limited.

Teleos also has announced the 4th annual Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners for Individual Operating Units.Part of the annual Global MAKE study, this category recognizes Individual Operating Units which form part of a larger organization -- and includes individual companies, divisions, business units, agencies and departments. The Winners are (in alphabetical order):

Brasil Kirin, China Merchants Securities, Hong Kong Police Force, Korea Water Resources Corporation, Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon IC, Nalco Champion, Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDS, Singapore Armed Forces, Tata Chemicals, Tata Consultancy Services, Unilever Indonesia

The Singapore Armed Forces has been named the 2013 Overall Global Individual Operating Unit (IOU) MAKE Winner for the second year in a row.

TVS Capital ropes in ex-TCS CFO S Mahalingam to its advisory board
Source: The Economic Times / 3 December 2013

CHENNAI: TVS Capital Funds, the Chennai-based private equity firm run by industrialist Gopal Srinivasan, has roped in former Tata Consultancy Services CFO S Mahalingam to its fund advisory board, as part of a slew of additions to its key teams.

The additions come about six months after TVS Capital raised Rs 585 crore toward a fund set up to invest in mid-cap companies in diverse sectors such as education, hospitality and agriculture.

2014 TCS New York City Marathon: Runner and Volunteer applications available
Source: ABC local / 2 December 2013

Who's already looking forward to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon?

The runner and volunteer applications for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon will launch on Monday, December 2 on the new TCS New York City Marathon website, TCS NYC Marathon. The application window will remain open through March 18 for the more than 100,000 runners expected to apply. The window for volunteers will extend to July 31. The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon will take place on Sunday, November 2, title sponsored for the first time by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Social Media ROI (How the Best Consumer Companies Use Social Media" from TATA Consultancy Services sheds some light on just how helpful social media is)
Source: Onesource - Green Profit / 1 December 2013

A recent study on "How The Best Consumer Companies Use Social Media" from TATA Consultancy Services sheds some light on just how helpful social media is to businesses that have incorporated it into their marketing strategies. Some key findings:

  • 38% of consumer companies say they've had a positive return on investment when it comes to social media, significantly more than those who reported a negative ROI. However, 44% have not measured their social media ROI.
  • 3Industries that sell products consumers are passionate about tend to get greater benefits from social media.
  • 3Those with the best social media ROI go above and beyond Facebook and Twitter. More than 80% have blogs, 77% have mobile apps and 61% have video channels on the Web.
  • 3Companies who fare best in social media ROI value consumer opinions and knowledge sharing

Awadhi affair!
Mr. Jayant Krishna of TCS is mentioned.
Source: Hindustan Times / 1 December 2013

Visiting CEOs from nine North Indian states and senior IAS officers experienced the magic of Awadhi culture during a Confederation of Indian Industry event hosted by Tata Consultancy Services at its amphitheatre. CII's Jayant Davar, Prof Shruti Sadolikar of Bhatkhande Music University and Bharat Wakhlu and Jayant Krishna of TCS lit the ceremonial lamp. The evening started with a cultural show comprising an orchestra of Indian classical instruments played by 10 Sri Lankan students studying at Bhatkhande Music University, directed by Dr Sunil Pavgi.

IT's awesome twosome, the perfect combination of youth and experience
Mr. Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, managing director and CEO, Tata Consultancy Services is mentioned.
Source: Financial Express / 30 November 2013

If Natarajan Chandrasekaran wants Tata Consultancy Services to grow at a blistering pace, NR Narayana Murthy is not one to rest on his laurels even after a lifetime spent building Infosys. Murthy has put Indian IT on the global map, and set standards that others aspire to meet. To Chandrasekaran goes the credit of turning TCS into India Inc's hottest property - the firm logged $10 billion in revenues in 2012. In his second innings at Infosys, Murthy's hoping to steer the $7-billion IT major onto a faster track with a tenacity that belies his age. The younger Chandrasekaran is raring to go: brimming with ideas to deal with new challenges that the digital age brings.

The first-ever Express IT Awards in Bangalore on Saturday will see Murthy being honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Chandrasekaran taking home the Newsmaker of the Year award.

Indeed, it has not been easy for Indian IT to keep up the tempo in a tough business environment. But the TCS chief has repeatedly surprised the Street, outperforming quarter after quarter; TCS became the world's second most valuable IT services company in 2013.