Stories by Balaji Narasimhan

Indian Oil uses BI to fuel growth

From a basic BI system that was started in 2001, Indian Oil Corporation has come a long way and is now changing gears to move to a structured BI platform.

Written by Balaji Narasimhan07 July 08 23:33

Staying relevant

If there is one thing that Pitney Bowes has, it is staying power. Founded in 1920 by the merger of the Pitney Postal Machine Company and the Universal Stamping Machine Company, Pitney Bowes is one of the 87 companies that has been a part of the S&P 500 since 1957. In this interview, Eric-Yves Mahe, president, Asia Pacific and Middle East, Pitney Bowes, shares his thoughts on how a company can stay relevant -- and CIOs will particularly benefit from his advice on how IT should be managed post-merger.

Written by Balaji Narasimhan13 June 08 14:58

Back From The Brink

Jyoti Bandopadhyay, VP--IT for Indian company [[xref:|Torrent Power]], was a worried man. He was in charge of an ERP implementation for the company, and had spent US$5.5 million on software licensing and US$82 thousand on hardware -- but the project was going nowhere.

Written by Balaji Narasimhan26 May 08 13:59

Putting The Price War to Rest

Establishing a brand name is a task that few companies do well. And, according to those that have, if there's one thing that's harder it's sustaining a brand.

Written by Balaji Narasimhan11 April 08 13:37

Toward More Efficient Data Centers

Jayshree Ullal, senior VP data center, switching and services group, Cisco, is responsible for driving the direction and execution of Cisco's switching, security and the company's expansion into data center product lines. She believes that the next generation of data centers -- dubbed data center 3.0 -- will give enterprises more flexibility and reduce capex and opex.

Written by Balaji Narasimhan04 April 08 13:47

Stability Comes Home

Arjun Malhotra, Chairman & CEO, Headstrong, says that -- over time -- IT has changed the reasons why it is critical to their business. Where it was once the fulcrum of innovation, today it brings solidity.

Written by Balaji Narasimhan25 March 08 14:07