Brexit will be Lose-Lose for both Britain and EU

2016-05-31 | Future Market Insights

Brexit will be Lose-Lose for both Britain and EU

Europe is in midst of uncertainty over the future of Britain’s membership in the EU. The people of Britain have been given the responsibility of making an important decision, as ...

Introducing Mindfulness at Workplace is Beneficial, In Spite of What Critics Say

2016-05-26 | Future Market Insights

Introducing Mindfulness at Workplace is Beneficial, In Spite of What Critics Say

Mindfulness has emerged as a panacea for the corporate world, with a growing body of research suggesting its benefits in reducing stress and building compassiont owards others. At a time when stress ...

Why Pfizer Spent Over US$ 5 Billion for Loss-Making Anacor Pharmaceuticals

2016-05-20 | FMI

Why Pfizer Spent Over US$ 5 Billion for Loss-Making Anacor Pharmaceuticals

Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, affects over 18 million people in America alone. Currently, effective treatment for the disorder is limited, with the most promising bet that  ...

A Social Media Upgrade for Businesses and Entrepreneurs

2016-05-19 | Future Market Insights

A Social Media Upgrade for Businesses and Entrepreneurs

How is it that social media helps identify problems for entrepreneurs and manage their products with greater care? Ever since the inception of social media marketing, entrepreneurs who used this ...

Middle East Offers Good Opportunities for Consumer Goods; Residential Water Purifiers, Electronics Accessories, and OLED & LED Displays Witnessing Strong Demand

2016-05-16 | FMI

Middle East Offers Good Opportunities for Consumer Goods; Residential Water Purifiers, Electronics Accessories, and OLED & LED Displays Witnessing Strong Demand

For businesses around the globe, Middle East is a region with stark extremes. Home to some of the world’s largest oil-producing nations, the region has witnessed intermittent wars, political ...

HP’s Mphasis Exit Valued at $1 Bn, Blackstone Outbids Tech Mahindra to Gain 60.5% Stake

2016-03-29 | Future Market Insights

HP’s Mphasis Exit Valued at $1 Bn, Blackstone Outbids Tech Mahindra to Gain 60.5% Stake

In an interview with ‘The Bloomberg TV India’ last month, Mphasis CEO Ganesh Ayyar nonchalantly talked about how he has had to respond to speculations on HP selling its 60.5% stake ...

Abidali Neemuchwala Can Do to Wipro what Vishal Sikka Did to Infosys

2016-01-04 | Future Market Insights

Abidali Neemuchwala Can Do to Wipro what Vishal Sikka Did to Infosys

Abidali Z Neemuchwala, former TCS stalwart and current chief operating officer, will be the next chief executive of Wipro. Mr. Abidali, who spent 23 years at TCS, is widely known in industry circles ...

A Heartfelt Thank You to Everyone for Making 2015 So Special!

2015-12-30 | Future Market Insights

A Heartfelt Thank You to Everyone for Making 2015 So Special!

As 2015 comes to a close and the promise of a happy and prosperous New Year awaits us, it is time for reflection and anticipation. It’s time to look back and relive those moments and reflect ...

Digital India Initiative Can Truly Transform the Lives of India’s Billion-plus Citizens

2015-09-28 | Future Market Insights

Digital India Initiative Can Truly Transform the Lives of India’s Billion-plus Citizens

In July this year, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, launched Digital India — an initiative aimed at providing internet access to India’s billion-plus population. The ...

Cargill’s Acquisition of EWOS will Help it Consolidate its Position in the Aquaculture Business

2015-08-17 | Future Market Insights

Cargill’s Acquisition of EWOS will Help it Consolidate its Position in the Aquaculture Business

Agricultural behemoth Cargill Inc. has bought Norwegian fish feed producer EWOS for a staggering €1.35 billion (US$ 1.5 Bn). The deal is being seen as an effort by Cargill to expand its ...

Did Moonshot Projects and Antitrust Case Prompt Google to Become Alphabet?

2015-08-11 | Future Market Insights

Did Moonshot Projects and Antitrust Case Prompt Google to Become Alphabet?

Google has a knack of surprising its users, fans, investors, and critics . It has, in the past, launched many products and services that have completely caught tech-analysts off guard. However, its ...

BitTorrent & Onehub Team Up for ‘Hybrid’ Enterprise File-sharing Service

2015-07-24 | Christina Johnsan

BitTorrent & Onehub Team Up for ‘Hybrid’ Enterprise File-sharing Service

BitTorrent Sync has been a handy tool for business workgroups and individual users. Leveraging peer-to-peer technology, it offers an easy way for people to sync and share their files. However, the ...

Facebook Too Wants a Pie of the Booming Online Retail Market, Builds Shops into Pages

2015-07-23 | Christina Johnsan

Facebook Too Wants a Pie of the Booming Online Retail Market, Builds Shops into Pages

Facebook is building shops into pages; aims to get a pie of the lucrative e-commerce market; Google recently announced its buy button ...

Indian Companies Create 91,000 Jobs in America: Is it a Sign of Things to Come?

2015-07-22 | Christina Johnsan

Indian Companies Create 91,000 Jobs in America: Is it a Sign of Things to Come?

A recent report suggesting that India-based companies have created more than 91,000 jobs in the U.S. and contributed to US$ 15 billion in investment, is a testament to the growing influence of ...

Will ‘Purchases on Google’ Threaten Amazon’s Dominance in Online Retail Landscape?

2015-07-21 | Christina Johnsan

Will ‘Purchases on Google’ Threaten Amazon’s Dominance in Online Retail Landscape?

Google’s recent addition of a ‘buy’ button that allows internet users to directly buy a product via search results could well be a pivotal moment in the history of online retail. ...

Immunocore’s Record Fundraising Could well be Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Europe’s Biotech Sector

2015-07-20 | Christina Johnsan

Immunocore’s Record Fundraising Could well be Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Europe’s Biotech Sector

The US led biotech investment wave has finally caught on in Europe, with Immunocore, an Oxford-based cancer drug developer, raising a record US$ 320 Mn in what is being valued as the biggest ...

Disintegration Can Help IT Service Companies Adapt to Changing Market Dynamics

2015-07-17 | Christina Johnsan

Disintegration Can Help IT Service Companies Adapt to Changing Market Dynamics

Symantec’s decision to split into two organisations has caused much furore in the IT security solutions market, with other leading players wondering if it indeed is the way forward to stay ...

Price Control on Medical Devices in Emerging Economies will be Beneficial in the Long Run

2015-07-16 | Christina Johnsan

Price Control on Medical Devices in Emerging Economies will be Beneficial in the Long Run

Governments in developing economies have been mulling the introduction of price control on medical devices for a long time. India, which imports around 75% of its medical devices annually, is ...

Nokia’s Takeover of Alcatel-Lucent Can Help the Company Revive its Fortunes

2015-04-15 | Future Market Insights

Nokia’s Takeover of Alcatel-Lucent Can Help the Company Revive its Fortunes

Nokia Oyj, the Finnish telecommunications giant, has agreed to an all-share takeover of Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), with the deal being valued at a whopping US$ 16.6 Bn. The combined company will become ...

Why Net Neutrality is Really Important for Every Internet User

2015-04-14 | Future Market Insights

Why Net Neutrality is Really Important for Every Internet User

Net neutrality has been a contentious issue in America and Europe, and now India, with over 300 Mn internet users, is witnessing massive online protests over fears that country’s telecom ...

European IT Industry: Challenging Times Ahead in the Wake of Consumerisation of IT

2015-03-11 | Future Market Insights

European IT Industry: Challenging Times Ahead in the Wake of Consumerisation of IT

The European IT industry is restructuring itself in order to adapt to the transformation brought by emerging technologies. The proliferation of smartphones and tablets has brought a sea-change in ...

Infosys Forays into Automation & Artificial Intelligence through its Acquisition of Panaya

2015-02-16 | Future Market Insights

Infosys Forays into Automation & Artificial Intelligence through its Acquisition of Panaya

Infosys Ltd has announced that it will be buying Panaya Inc, a New Jersey-based provider of automation technology. The enterprise value of the cash deal is a whopping US$ 200 Mn. According to Sudip ...

Apple Makes Corporate History: Registers A Record US $18 Bn in Net Profits in a Quarter

2015-01-30 | Future Market Insights

Apple Makes Corporate History: Registers A Record US $18 Bn in Net Profits in a Quarter

Apple’s recent announcement of its financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015 has left the entire world awe-struck. Apple, Inc. registered a net profit of US $ 18 Bn in its first ...

Twitter Forays into Indian Market through its Acquisition of Missed Call Marketing Firm ZipDial

2015-01-22 | Future Market Insights

Twitter Forays into Indian Market through its Acquisition of Missed Call Marketing Firm ZipDial

Twitter, Inc. makes its presence felt in the Indian market through its acquisition of Bengaluru-based mobile marketing and analytics company, ZipDial Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Although Twitter has ...

TCS Layoffs: Could this be the Secret to Success in the Indian IT Industry?

2015-01-21 | Future Market Insights

TCS Layoffs: Could this be the Secret to Success in the Indian IT Industry?

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is India’s largest company by market capitalisation, and is one of the largest private sector employers in the country. A subsidiary of the prestigious Tata ...

Serco Selling BPO Arm - Classic Case of Grapes Turning Sour or Clever Business Strategy?

2015-01-16 | Future Market Insights

Serco Selling BPO Arm - Classic Case of Grapes Turning Sour or Clever Business Strategy?

UK-based outsourcing company Serco Group announced plans to sell its business process outsourcing (BPO) sector in November 2014. This was a part of the company’s long-term plans to focus on ...