Woes of Last Mile Delivery

The world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com, was quick to realize that the value was shifting from "what" was delivered to "how" it was delivered - Kiva Robots, AmazonFresh and futuristic drone delivery are all part of solving the woes of last mile delivery.  While the $62 billion retail giant keeps innovating, our Indian online retailers like Flipkart.com, Yebhi.com, Myntra.com, HomeShop 18, eBay.in and Jabong.com have their own set of unique battles to fight. 377Read more »

How technology can solve the major challenges in Microfinance

Last week, experts, policy makers, practitioners, researchers and journalists gathered together for the two-day Microfinance India Summit in Delhi. There were a plethora of sessions covering a wide variety of topics, specifically the key constraints limiting the sector’s growth and expansion. Two key areas emerged as challenges: 1. Effective on April 1st 2014, margin caps may not exceed 10% for large MFIs and 12% for others. In the medium term, this is expected to put significant pressure on MFIs to reduce operational costs. 2. India is one of the world’s least financially aware…Read more »

Why Indian Enterprises Prioritize Software Spending

Despite challenging economic conditions, the enterprise software market in India is projected to reach $3.92 billion in 2013, a 13.9% growth over 2012 revenue of $3.45 billion. Indeed, in 2013, India will be the fourth largest enterprise software market in Asia/Pacific. Gartner, a global technology analyst firm, attributes this growth to the following trends: “Growing maturity of Indian users is an important driver for overall growth. Compounding the demand is the ongoing tendency for greater customer services along with the continued drive for IT cost savings, as well as the incorporation of emerging…Read more »