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However, some analysts seem to think so. Economic Times today quotes Sid Pai, of ISG Information Services Group: "Over the next five years, profit margins of Indian IT firms could be 11-15%, similar to their global counterparts." The downward pressure will start building up as the companies try to go global, and make investments to expand their operations abroad.
The trouble with acquisitions Newjersey.com reports that Cognizant has sued one of his former executives for breaking a non-compete agreement. In 2011, Cognizant bought Zaffera a retail focused technology firm co-founded by Robert Kreft. Kreft joined Cognizant as a part of the deal, and worked at Cognizant for three years. Then, he founded a company called Vibrao. In its suit Cognizant said this violated non-compete clauses in the deal. Kreft's linkedin profile says he worked as Vibrao CEO for 9 months - till January 2013, and that he is now looking for opportunities as CIO/CEO in retail space, which seems to suggest that things might go in Cognizant's favor. Even so, the case highlights one of the key risks in acquisitions - managing people.
Mailbox by Orchestra
Reuters explains why Mailbox, a new iPhone app from Orchestra has become such a big deal
The ability to "snooze" an email, which is to defer it to another time, whether later in the day, on the weekend, or until the following week, is one of the main features of the app.
"We want to decide 'do I need to reply now', 'can I deal with this later', or 'should I get it out of the way and never deal with it again?'" he said.
The other strong point is its use of gestural swipes for quickly archiving, deleting and filing messages, or adding them to lists, such as "to read", or "to buy".
Over 8 lakh people are on the waiting list, and I am not even half way in the queue.
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