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Dream. Dare. Do – that is Suyati’s work principle in a nutshell.

May
26
2015

Employee To Entrepreneur - The Story Of Transition

TechnoparkToday, a portal covering events in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram (one of the largest IT parks in the country and home to more than 300 IT companies), featured an interview with me this week. Here are the excerpts from the interview: TechnoparkToday:...

May
04
2015

Crowdfunding – You can get it too! (Part 1)

  Flipkart raises $700 million in fresh funds. Policy Bazaar is in advanced talks to raise $40 million from Venture Capitalists. Open any morning daily, and headlines like these are bound to catch your attention. Venture Capitalists and Angel investors...

Oct
03
2013
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Ektron & Suyati - Picking up the pace

Another visit to Ektron, which naturally translates to another wonderful experience! CEO Bill Rogers and team were gracious hosts, and together, we planned - for the future. In light of Suyati’s myriad Ektron contributions, Bill informed me that Suyati is...

Jun
06
2013
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Kerala’s on the up, down under

My first trip to Australia, couldn’t have come at a better time. Nor could it have come in better company. Some15+ tech firms from Kerala, along with Suyati Technologies have been in Australia on a trip organized to perfection by...

May
16
2013

I‘ve now understood exactly why Ektron rocks!

My visit to the USA has seen a whole lot of highlights. That is, until I visited Ektron’s HQ in Nashua on 16 April, which is my top experience of 2013. I met the brains behind Ektron’s success, and realized...

Dec
31
2012
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Welcoming the new, the old, and everything in between in 2013...

2012 was a good year for me, my family and my team at the Suyati Group of companies. I am extremely grateful for all the blessings, good wishes and support from my family, clients, vendors, friends and well-wishers. We wouldn’t...

Jul
27
2012
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Why Request for Solution (RFS) is a better approach

From the CEO's desk We recently completed a successful project for one of the top publishers of branded calendars in the United States. Our Client was facing challenging issues with the speed and performance of their web application. This application...

Jul
04
2012

Hybris for e-Commerce

by Nielsen Global Online Survey on Internet shopping habits revealed that 85 percent of the world’s online population (875 million in total) has made at least one purchase on the internet. Talk about a highly prospective customer base! The exponential...

Jun
20
2012

3 digital strategies that CIOs need to be aware of

As discussed in our previous blog, “Are you wasting your IT resources?, outdated IT practices in your internal IT department can seriously hamper your growth and progress.  We present 3 digital strategies that every CIO needs to take into consideration...

From Cost to Value - transforming your internal IT department

IT and business- Both working well together can maximize the IT contribution at your enterprise. By managing your internal IT department, it is possible to increase revenue, reduce spending, and ultimately improve your enterprise efficiency. Once you shift your mind-set from...

Small Businesses - Big Finance Troubles? Tips for a better 2012!

It’s never too late. Yes, never too late to figure out your finances and set things straight for the year ahead. Now is the perfect time to begin, especially for small business owners to plan their finances, get organized, and...

What technology does Facebook invest in?

Companies invest in Facebook – either in terms of money (IPO anyone?), time, or resources. But what does Facebook invest in? With an 845 million user-base, how is this social networking upstart planning to compete with offerings from technology giants...

IT Outsourcing - You never get what you ask for, but what you negotiate!

Nothing comes easy. IT Outsourcing, most certainly not. Even as IT outsourcing continues to grow and expand, standardized service offerings are being introduced, and customers are provided varied pricing options. All these, while the maturing IT outsourcing market tightens service...

How “Value”able is your company?

Tired of poring through the latest business blogs, books, best-sellers, to find out if you are doing the best for your business? Entrepreneurs and business owners find it difficult to believe in the insights from their own experience, and tend...

Non-traditional pricing models for traditional IT engagement models

Traditional IT outsourcing pricing models is based on vendors providing a service and being paid for it - at a fixed price, cost plus model, or on time and materials basis. But as today’s global customers expect more value from...

Apr
17
2012

4 pointers to keep in mind for cloud based Disaster Recovery Services

Cloud based Disaster Recovery (DR) has been creating lot of buzz these days. What actually is Cloud based DR? Cloud Based DR refers to maintaining a secondary DR site in the cloud at 20-30% of the primary site’s cost and...

Apr
11
2012

Global rise of SaaS applications

Software as a service (SaaS) or “on demand software” has become the common delivery model for business applications today. For instance, it serves as the prominent delivery model for business applications like CRM (Customer Relationship Management), MIS (Management Information System),...

Mar
19
2012

Suyati Turns 3 Today!

“A marriage anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year!” “Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most, live the longest” Yes, Suyati turns...

Jan
06
2012

Are CIOs connected with their businesses?

“In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker." - Woody Allen Are today’s CIOs connected closely with their businesses? Are they involved in the critical business decisions that are taken? Are they a strategic partner,...

Outsourcing and Suyati – the year gone by

Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experiences that a year is a lifetime at Apple. So this has been ten lifetimes. - Steve Jobs At Suyati, our third year of operations...

Dec
05
2011

Delivering your outsourced IT projects on-time and under-budget

There are CIOs who swear that words like on-time and under-budget should not be used in the same sentence along with IT project delivery. Embittered and cynical about outrageous promises of delivery from IT vendors, CIOs are understandably lukewarm when...

When the fire alarm goes off, where is your exit?

What is the first thing companies SHOULD PAY ATTENTION to when they are about to sign a contract with an IT partner? Look for ways to exit! While it is not always easy to think of exit clauses when you...

Is your offshore venture a Success?

What do you think are the main reasons  that made you go in for an offshore set up? Is it cost savings, and only cost savings? If then, you need a huge reality check! Gone are the days when companies...

Managing Indian Teams

While the ink on the offshoring contract is still drying, it is the right time to start engaging with your new Indian team in a way which nurtures the new relationship and builds trust on both sides. The new booklet...

Top 5 things to consider before you say “I do” to your outsourcing partner…

Ignore this blog if you are outsourcing for the short-term and looking to wrap up a project quickly. If you are thinking long-term outsourcing, then you need to know that you are embarking on a strategic move, which, if managed...

Jul
29
2010

The CEO’s guide to Kissing the Frog

We thought we’d move, for our reader’s sake, from talk of princesses and frogs, to Suyati’s unique outsourcing model. In CEO lingo! Here goes.... Outsourcing traditionally assumes that the flow of resources is one-way, from the vendor to the outsourcer....

Jul
27
2010

Kissing the Frog: A Short Guide to Outsourcing Models

Kissing the frog in investment parlance translates to the kind of risk you are willing to take. If you are ready to outsource your Product development, read on to find out what model will work for you. Captive Centers –...

Jun
05
2010

Leveraging India for Innovation

If you thought outsourcing to India meant cheap programmers, it’s time to think otherwise. India has been providing offshore services for almost two decades now and service providers are rapidly moving up the value chain. Established US and European product...

Jun
05
2010

Position yourself for South and East Asia Markets

Granted that Western markets are still lucrative on a per capita basis, but if you don’t position yourself with skills and capabilities to tap into India, China and Asia Pacific markets for growing in the future, you are going to...

Jun
05
2010

Revenue sharing model for Small and Medium Consulting Companies

2009 has been a tough year for all countries and markets and have one thing in common - less money to spend!  While 2010 has begun on a more optimistic note, in my travels in both Germany and the United...