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Three Indian Companies Among World's Most Innovative Firms: Forbes (Hindustan Unilever, Tata Consultancy Services and Sun Pharma Industries)
Source: Outlook India / 20 August 2015

Hindustan Unilever, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Sun Pharma Industries are the three Indian companies that have been named among the world's 100 most innovative companies by Forbes in a list that has been topped by Tesla Motors.

Fast moving consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever has been ranked 41 on the list, followed by TCS at rank 64 and Sun Pharma at rank 71 in the Forbes list of 'The World's Most Innovative Companies'.

India's largest IT company TCS, with a market cap of USD 80.3 billion, appears on the list for the eighth time. The company took a major step toward bolstering its digital services when last month it announced a training program in digital technologies for a third of its workforce. (

Goa's effort in Digital India (Tata Consultancy Services maintains Goa Passport office's website.)
Source: Herald Goa in / 20 August 2015

Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys in a recent interview to the media, which to our good luck was not banned by the government, made a very telling statement. He clearly mentioned that Infosys always lost money on projects done for the Indian Government. Murthy, not being at the helm of affairs at Infosys in the present time, perhaps gave himself the opportunity to speak a little more freely. Being an industry veteran he probably sensed this was not an exclusive Infosys problem, but prevalent among the top IT companies of India.

The Goa Passport Office headed by Agnelo Fernandes, a man on a mission, uses technology to the hilt with the underlying goal to serve the customer, even if they are designed by the Central Government. It is time all government heads visit his offices to understand how processes are digitized and every bottleneck systematically eliminated. Guess who maintains their website, naturally India's leading IT company Tata Consultancy Services. (

Puducherry boys bag place in IT quiz finals (TCS IT wiz - Chennai)
Source: Deccan Chronicle / 19 August 2015

Chennai: J. Jayakrishna and Venkata Sai Adarsh Kone, who hail from Puducherry, will be representing Chennai at the national finals of TCS IT wiz contest in Mumbai. They clinched the contest after answering the question on emerald sea. It was for the first time in the history of TCS IT wiz contest, a school from Puducherry won the contest. Tata Consultancy Services' quiz contest to build awareness on IT skills among students was held at Music Acade-my on Tuesday.

Over 1,280 students from schools in the city and St. Patrick School from Puducherry participated. Six schools, including St. Patrick School, were chosen for finals. J. Jaykrishna and Venkat Sai Adarsh of St. Patrick School said they went through company websites and social media to get in touch with various quizmasters. (

TTD to be more pilgrim-friendly (special entry darshan tickets etc. in the official website, with the help of Tata Consultancy Services)
Source: The Hindu / 16 August 2015

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) management is all set to get closer to the devotees and improve amenities for the pilgrims visiting the hill shrine.

Commemorating the Independence Day, TTD Executive Officer D. Sambasiva Rao hoisted the tricolour and inspected the guard of honour from the vigilance and security sleuths at the TTD headquarters here on Saturday, when he mentioned the various schemes in pipeline that would improve convenience and make Tirumala visit hassle-free for the visitors. Dr. Rao made a specific mention of the revamping of the online services, revival of the payment gateway and enhancing transparency in allotment of accommodation and increasing the online quota of special entry darshan tickets etc. in the official website, with the help of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). (

Mexico to invest US$620mn in IoT in 2015 - IDC (Tata Consulting Services (TCS), Latin American companies will spend 0.23% of their IT budgets on IoT)
Source: Onesource - BNamericas (English) / 14 August 2015

Mexico will invest US$620mn in expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and devices in 2015, some 12.7% more than in 2014, according to consultancy IDC. Last year the country spent US$550mn on connected objects.

The increase in investment follows a global and regional trend. The consultancy said that Latin America is expected to invest US$8.8bn in IoT this year, mostly in transportation, government, manufacturing and public services.

"Interaction and communication between different sectors of society is fundamental for the IoT ecosystem to develop," said Diego Anesini, Latin America research director at IDC.

The consultancy said in July that the number of connected objects in Latin America will grow to 827mn by 2020, up from 244mn in 2014. This is equivalent to a CAGR of 22.5%, compared to the 19.2% CAGR expected globally.

Despite the expected rapid growth, Latin American companies are only devoting a small chunk of their IT budgets to IoT in comparison with the rest of the world. According to Indian IT outsourcing company Tata Consulting Services (TCS), Latin American companies will spend 0.23% of their IT budgets on IoT initiatives in 2015, as opposed to 0.45% in North America, 0.40% in Europe and 0.34% in Asia-Pacific.