Skip to main content

Wipro planning to acquire Cap Gemini by Jan 2008

There have been enough rumors since last 3 quarters. I talk to some independent advisory firms (some of them are the largest here in Europe) that watch the global markets. And a couple of weeks back, I spoke to one of the Directors on phone and he said: " This is not just going to happen, it has to happen in order to move on to the next phase of Globalization. Cap Gemini is up for a reconfiguration and retooling, and such acquisitions, even if they are disruptive, will force them to reconfigure and retool"

Here's a snippet from The Hindustan times:

Talk about Wipro’s interest in the French company has been in the air for sometime now and the buzz is becoming louder since the software giant has been seen to be making some strategic moves in that direction. Bankers have been holding hectic negotiations with Wipro’s senior management on strategies for financing the deal.

Executives from Citigroup and HSBC have been in discussions with the company's management to finalise a game-plan before the long-holidays begin after Christmas, according to sources. However, this could not be independently verified by either Citigroup or HSBC.

Globalization is happening on all fronts but it is also happening on all sides of your cube. This is the new age where we are forcing ourselves to do the re's: Rethinking, Reconfigure, name a few.

You should look at this phenomenologically, we are in a hyper-disruptive phase. Globalization is flowing in all directions. Protectionism is holding us back, the moment you take that "predator-prey" stance, you are the game of the usurper vs usurped. This not how I personally envision it.

Globalization is like a work out. When your biceps cannot flex/grow beyond that 16.5 inches (meaning when you get stuck in that Globalization 3.0 or Globalization 3.7 phase and just not being able to make it to the G4.0 level), you need to flex your biceps laterally (inorganic acquisitions, as the Wipro CSO says himself). I am not kidding about this.

My friend's uncle became overall winner in the NABBA 2004. He is way past his 40s and he advised that you need to flex your muscles "in all directions" if you really want to grow. I've been doing it unintentionally for about 20 years now but listening to him really helped.

So if you want to move on from G3.0 to G4.0, you have to flex your muscles in all directions, or else your growth with stall.

BTW, here's the link to The Hindustan Times


Popular posts from this blog

Get Vyatta Virtual Appliance, now VMware certified!

We all know Vyatta, don't we?

Vyatta, the leader in Linux-based networking, today announced that its open-source networking software has received VMware Virtual Appliance Certification, thereby providing customers with a solution that has been optimized for a production-ready VMware environment. The company also announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program. As a member of TAP, Vyatta will offer its solutions via the TAP program website. With the Vyatta virtual appliance for VMware environments, organizations can now include Vyatta’s router, firewall and VPN functions as part of their virtualized infrastructure.

Vyatta combines enterprise-class routing and security capabilities into an integrated, reliable and commercially supported software solution, delivering twice the performance of proprietary network solutions at half the price. Running Vyatta software as virtual appliances gives customers many more options for scaling their data centers and cons…

3PAR adds native LDAP support to simplify administration

3PAR®, the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today native support for lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP). Support for LDAP enables centralized user authentication and authorization using a standard protocol for managing access to IT resources. With 3PAR’s support for LDAP, customers are able to now integrate 3PAR Utility Storage--a simple, cost-efficient, and massively scalable storage platform—with standard, open enterprise directory services. The result is simplified security administration with centralized access control and identity management.

“3PAR Utility Storage already provides us with a reliable, shared, and easy-to-use consolidated storage platform,” said Burzin Engineer, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at Shopzilla. "Now, with 3PAR support for LDAP, managing security commonly--across all our resources, including storage--is also simple and efficient.”

Press Release

DeepLearningTrucker Part 1