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NASSCOM Submits its Recommendations on National Open Digital Ecosystems

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On 31 May, 2020 NASSCOM submitted its feedback to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on the National Open Digital Ecosystems (NODE) Whitepaper. We provide below an overview of the key recommendations made in our submission: Use of distributed ledger technology to unlock the potential of NODE– The government should explore the use of blockchain particularly in land-record and title management, payment systems, education certification management, immunisation and supply chain management. This will help mitigate the risk of malicious actors manipulating information for various front end and backend access mechanisms. Need for delivery platforms to be open-source– Platforms should be open sourced so that the community can collaborate and work to improve ...

The Next Shift: India’s Manufacturing Readiness Post Covid-19 Crisis

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Change is buffeting the industrial manufacturing industry comprising of the most disruptive innovations that would address the customer’s pain point. However, there is no one-size fits-all strategy that suits all industries. A clear understanding on the trends would enable a successful transition from traditional manufacturing into the Industry 4.0. The first step for transitioning is the development of a comprehensive strategic road-map that carefully evaluates the end-to-end process of manufacturing value chain, also the cost and benefits associated with each step. The map should chart out few of the technology and design trends. Technology Trends – While, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) builds on the capacity of accurate and consistent data capture and holds a potential for enablin...

Definition of MSME revised

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On 13th May, the Finance Minister made the first set of announcements, on the economic package. The measures focused on providing much needed liquidity infusion, esp for the MSME sector. As a part of these announcements, definition of MSMEs was changed. India, till then, defined MSMEs based on investment in plant and machinery. Also, the limit was seen too low. with many small companies being left out of the definition. The change in definition was to address this. The new definition announced is based on investment in plant/machinery and Turnover.  Further,  No distinction in definition for manufacturing and service enterprises. The new definition announced is below. Micro – Investment below 1 crore & turnover upto 5 crores Small – Investment below 10 crores & turnover upto 50 cro...

Global crisis accelerating digital transformation without code

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Disruption in businesses caused due to the COVID-19 is accelerating businesses towards digital transformation. COVID-19 resulted in the closure of physical workspaces and slowdown of business. As a result, “Organizations are now finding new means for business continuity amidst pandemic”. Here for the long haul COVID-19 has showcased the importance of an organization’s digital infrastructure and the need to quickly adapt to advances and reliable solutions to hold ground in the market over the competitors. Organizations are looking towards rapid application development platforms to create critical business applications to ensure business continuity. Instead of writing scripts in some programming languages, business applications can be created by domain experts while easily integrating with t...

The Difference Between Hybrid WAN vs Software-defined WAN

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What Is An Hybrid SD-WAN? A Hybrid WAN often operates in connection with the software-defined WAN and relies on the SD-WAN’s aptitude to disperse the traffic. A Hybrid WAN could even be converted into an SD-WAN by appending SD-WAN technology. A hybrid SD-WAN is often considered an enhancement because it enables a user to adopt strategies to control pathway configuration and selection. It further suggests that the branch office can be reconfigured more efficiently and swiftly. A hybrid SD-WAN additionally enables traffic to flawlessly move between the links with no loss of quality and with an enhanced application experience. The Difference Between Hybrid WAN vs Software-defined WAN The Hybrid WAN and Software-defined WAN technologies make the current WAN flexible and agile to resolve diffic...

How The Arrival Of 5G is Going To Impact Businesses All Around The Globe!

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Though 5G technology is all set to enhance business connections and performance dramatically, it still remains a work in progress. The statistics published by the Global System for Mobile Communications show that by 2025, 5G can bring in 1.8 billion connections and therefore the proportion is about to grow to 56% by 2025. The 5G revolution is going to empower applications with faster connectivity and is going to be benefiting industry, instead of consumers alone, and therefore the adoption of 5G is going to sweep businesses and enterprises alike. Low latency and ultrafast connectivity will effectively transform factory floors, from remote real-time monitoring of robots and processes to the utilization of 5G-powered simulations in augmented reality to raised workforce training and increased...

What is Software Testing Advisory – Taking a Deep Dive

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To implement digital transformation successfully, enterprises should leverage software testing advisory services to ensure testing is metrics-driven, efficient, follows Agile and DevOps, and looks at things from a fresh perspective. With enterprises embarking on digital transformational journeys or makeovers by adopting state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies, they have to countenance myriad forms of disruptions. The market and customers demand high-quality products and quick resolution of issues (if any), which can only be achieved through QA consulting. Enterprises, in order to remain competitive, may seek software testing advisory services. This is to ensure their value chain is streamlined, bottlenecks are removed, productivity improved, and efficiency enhanced. To deliver mark...

To Paralyze or Energize your Sales Pipeline? The fate of your company depends on this one critical decision.

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When hit by a recession or by a crisis that disrupts the normal, the first reaction of many companies is to cut back, hold back and hunker down. The business mindset becomes defensive, focusing on saving money, reducing expenditure, cutting down the workforce. In abnormal times, offense may be the best defense… We believe that this is the very opposite of what an organization should do, when faced with a crisis, of the scale of the global COVID 19 pandemic.   At a time of crisis, there are essentially three overall courses of action, that any large, medium or small organization can take. A business can either become defensive and do cost and workforce reduction, or it can go on the offensive and invest and experiment, or it can take a pragmatic and progressive approach, yet innovation...

Digital Tools Accelerating Supply Chain and Operations

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Did we ever imagine Digital Tools can help Supply Chain management? COVID-19 has carved the path to leverage utilization of digital tools to survive any business operations. The field of work which we knew needs continuous access to factory, people and resources can be also done remotely. Yes!! You heard it right. In these trying times, innovation and technology have made work simplified. To decrease future shocks and be ready to map the supply chain for any situation, we have to turn our heads towards digital tools and move away from conventional procedures. Due to the interlink of supply chain networks, even smallest disturbance will create a dramatic impact on global supply chain network. Evolution of digital tools and its impact has flickered adaptation new technologies. The technologi...

NASSCOM Insights Newsletter April 2020

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  The latest in technology thought leadership and insights from NASSCOM Emerging Technologies: Leading the Technology IP Creation Bandwagon for India Overview “Emerging Technologies: Leading the Technology IP Creation Bandwagon for India” provides an understanding to accomplish an understanding Read More Global Capability Centers: Leadership Capabilities for Digital 2020+ Discovering leadership-capable talent and building leadership succession plans are challenges not unique only to the global capability centers (GCCs) of India Complexities, however, increase in … Read More Start-up Catalysts – Incubators & Accelerators Overview NASSCOM’s “Start-up Catalysts – Incubators & Accelerators” report underlines the current scenario and growth of in...