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

Redhot Future Of IT Part I :Marketing yourself as IT professional

I had promised about the "RedHot IT Future Series" and so we discuss here how you should market yourself EFFECTIVELY as an IT professional in this new (and dangerous) web age! Web is the place where you're a hero today and villain tomorrow. While there are lots of professionals who are active on the web, not all are enjoying a good reputation as they got "personal" with others and got into a cockfight. The passive IT professional has nothing to lose but nothing to gain at all!

I know "marketing" might seem as a greasy term but the idea is to have the truth about you out there. You know you're a good person and your family knows that you're really smart person but the rest of the world doesn't!

So the question is how do I market myself on the web as a true "nouveau IT professional". A guy who companies will be tempted to pick up the phone as say "Hey, we wanna talk with you. Can you fly over to Palo Alto (or Guatemala or Johan…

Redhot Future Of IT Part 2 :Virtualized Workplaces

Click on the title to hear what I have to say, alternatively click here to listen to what I have to say here.

So what is a virtualized workplace? Does it mean it does not exist? That it's virtual? Well in a certain way YES. This is where the future of our workplace is going to be. Well it is already a reality in some countries.

OK lets start by asking ourselves these questions:
Do you really bond with your colleagues? (think Team cohesiveness)
Do you spend great amount of hours talking about great things that you will do together? (think collaboration)
Do you really feel that you give 100% at work? (think effectiveness)
What do you really miss at your desk? (think personalization)
Is your desk comfortable enough? (Again think optimizing personalization, OK you have done your best to make it your place)Does it really matter to your employer that you are there for him/her? (think commitment)
Or do you get micromanaged over petty issues? (think mismanagement)
Do you see your employees perfor…

A Collection of Threnodies : Part 1

Whale Fall

Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall

Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy

What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors

I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!

I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run

We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors

we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred

Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested

*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here