Thursday, September 27, 2012

Telecom Companies Plan Renewable Energy Outsourcing in India

Two years back in 2010,  I wrote about need for new business model - Renewable Energy Outsourcing for Telecom Companies.

My rational was that there is clear business case for Renewable Energy usage in Telecom Companies in India and other emerging countries but Telecom Companies don't have expertise in Renewable Energy Operations.

So there was need of new business model - Renewable Energy Outsourcing, where specialist companies setup Renewable Energy Operations and provide power to Telecom companies on kwh basis.

Glad to see that two years later in 2012, TAIPA ( Tower And Infrastructure Provider Association) in India floated RFP for a pilot project for RESCO for 500 Telecom Sites.

RESCO  stands for Renewable Energy Service Company

If concept is successful, there is need for Renewable Energy at 100,000 sites in India ( approximately 20% of Telecom Sites in India)

The concept is interesting. Hope it is successful and Renewable Energy Outsourcing becomes next big thing in outsourcing in India and Globally.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

iPhone 5 - Noise Cancelling Function: Idea to Implementation

iPhone5 is released and one of the interesting feature is 

"There's a noise-cancelling earpiece and advanced microphones for better audio calls"

Tow Years back in 2010, I did research and published my findings on 50 potential technology ideas which can improve daily life.

Among the list of ideas, first idea was Noise cancellation functionality in cell phone

Noise Cancellation Functionality: Including noise cancellation device, like in high end headphones, in cell phones will enhance experience of cell phone users in transit station (1)"

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Glad this idea is implemented now ! Few more to go...


Little bit of information of my new book:


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A Business Fiction book - "Who is that lady?"

The book is about an idea that is converted into a billion dollar business, about a belief that an idea can be implemented and about formulating right strategy for converting an idea into a business. The plot harmoniously weaves around complex business fundamentals, required to set up, run and make a business successful, presented in lucid, easy to understand style. The novel is about implementation, about challenges that can be overcome, about success, about friendship, about passion, and about fun above all! All in all a hilarious and inspiring story on entrepreneurship and idea possibilities!

The book has got good and encouraging reviews from readers so far.

Dr. T. R. Madanmohan ( Ex Associate Professor IIM Bangalore ) says, “Reading ‘Who is that lady?’ brought vividly the moments of celebration and anguish of "identification of business opportunity", validation and construction of business model and implementation. A wonderful, written as a novel, that should be read by all current and future business leaders. Wish the book was available around 2005 for my class of Managing Technology led business at IIM Bangalore. I am sure the class would have devoured and gained much more from the book.” 

Sathish Sheshadri ( Management Consultant at IBM) says, “India is renowned for using stories to convey great life lessons. Who is that Lady could well become such a legendary story on the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship. Everyone from students to CEOs will find a lot to reflect on, from the pearls of wisdom that the authors have shared through the protagonist, Pratik.”

Major Pooja Gupta says, “The book makes you think... if there is anything in this world which is impossible.”

Subir Dhar (Principal Consultant at Infosys) says, “This book will inspire India’s restless youth to take up entrepreneurship.”

Neerav Nimesh (Entrepreneur) says, “An entertaining book, which is not only a good novel but also a very good book on management. The author has been able to explain the fundamentals of every aspect of business whether marketing, planning, strategy, organizational structure, H.R., lines of communication, team work, goal setting etc and has done so without appearing to dispense "gyan".

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Why rising fuel cost is good for India’s outsourcing business?

Fact:- Increase in fuel cost is making the global transportation costly.

Hypothesis:- Rise in global transportation cost combined with wage rise in China will make sourcing from china costly.

Implication:- Manufacturing outsourcing will reverse and manufacturing will shift back to US and European countries in coming years.

Evidence:- Signs are visible now as many Chinese manufacturers are scouting for land deals in US cities for manufacturing sites.

This rising fuel cost will impact manufacturing outsourcing as manufacturing outsourcing requires physical transportation of goods. It will not impact services outsourcing ( IT and BPO).

Possibility:- On the contrary, with reverse in manufacturing outsourcing the employment situation will improve in western countries and there will be less public pressure to stop services outsourcing, which will be good reprieve for India’s outsourcing business.

So rising fuel cost can be actually good for India’s outsourcing business provided India keep check on rising wages of IT and BPO manpower!