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Can Digital Business Make Tata A Software Company?
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Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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2/14/2014 | 1:04:27 PM
Careful what you wish for?
Tata is thinking big here, but given the woes plaguing established software providers lately, this seems like a case of "be careful what you wish for." Building secure, stable code is difficult, and unless you can command licensing margins like Oracle, not easy to make profit on.

On the other hand, it must be nice to not have a legacy code base to deal with and be able to build new, with digital in mind from the get go. It'll be interesting to see how this works out.
RobPreston
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2/14/2014 | 1:16:13 PM
Re: Careful what you wish for?
I think Tata's industry-specific approach is the way to go. It's an opportunity to bring in its vertically oriented consultants.
ChrisMurphy
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2/14/2014 | 5:17:35 PM
Re: Careful what you wish for?
There's a tension these days over where the next enterprise software innovation will come from -- established software vendors, or Valley-backed startups. TCS is threading between those. Does its reputation and history in IT services help it in trying to break into software?
Laurianne McLaughlin
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Laurianne McLaughlin,
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2/15/2014 | 8:50:56 AM
Rivals
Aren't they competing with the likes of Salesforce on the customer insights front? One tough rival.


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