While Indian organizations have embraced mobile applications for employee enablement, they should look more at leveraging them to better connect with customers and partners, according to Forrester.
Can Bangalore be the next Silicon Valley? Srinivas Kulkarni looks at what it will take for India to have a flourishing startup ecosystem.
Srinivas is an avid blogger and a technology enthusiast who has worked for a couple of digital/tech startups in India since 2010. He has also worked with a few technology clients dealing with tech startups in India and Asia-Pacific, giving him an insight on the country's startup space. In his spare time he listens to audiobooks, podcasts and is a passionate travel blogger.
As glamorous as it might be, working for a startup entails many challenges and going the extra mile. Among the factors to succeed include managing expectations, being an intrapreneur, and knowing when to stand up even against a client.
Who needs emulators any more? pCloudy, a Bangalore-based startup offers a test environment on the cloud for developers helping solve the fragmentation problem.
Aurus Network's flagship product, CourseHub, allows HD quality videos at ultra low bandwidths of 100kbps due to its proprietary video compression technology, and also comes with content management tools to edit and add quizzes.
The Mumbai-based company's mapping service offers a 3D view of cities, similar to Google's street view which has struggled to get approval in India.
A Pune-based startup helps midsize organizations make work life easier, with a single tool for employees to meet all their communication and collaboration needs.
Bangalore-based startup, Affine Analytics, touts big data tools designed to help big and small enterprises transform their decision-making processes by making these more scientific, measurable, and self-learning.
Processes in startups help efficiency. What's more important is balancing that process with innovation to provide the right empowerment for employees to deliver success.
One of the toughest things to get down pat is creating a good business plan for your startup. This should include a three-year roadmap starting with an executive summary and identifying your mission.
The startup ecosystem has grown quite a bit in the last few years, thanks to backers such as the Indian Angel Network, Nexus, Helion, The Morpheus, Seedfund, Canaan, SAIF, Lightspeed, Bessemer and Kae Capital.