Manoj Kumar has joined Oman-headquartered Ray International as a Group CIO. The Group has interests Oil & gas, energy, manufacturing, engineering, skill development, logistics, etc. Kumar, in his new role, will be working on SAP and EPICOR roll out along with BI, CRM and Enterprise mobility implementation. Besides, his key job would be to accelerate the digital transformation journey of the group. He has over two decades of experience and last served APL Apollo Group as CIO.
SAP will invest Rs 500 cr in India to push its multi-cloud strategy and create multiple cloud solutions in its data centres to cater to the local customers. Scott Russell, SAP’s global head for customer success said the company was looking at how businesses would start functioning in the aftermath of the pandemic. Russell said he believed that an investment in the cloud will allow the Indian firms to transform faster, greater flexibility and deal with data in an inefficient manner.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy selected IT services company, Infosys to implement an ERP system (enterprise resource planning) system. SAP S/4HANA solution will enable SGRE to enhance its digital capabilities and achieve stronger market positioning. Siemens Gamesa has further planned to occupy Infosys Cobalt, that helps build cloud-first capabilities, for an industrial rollout across 50+ countries and 22 manufacturing plants.
Cloud4C partners with Google Cloud to build a CoE for SAP and Anthos to modernise businesses’ IT infrastructure and build cloud-native apps for economic viability, respectively. The CoE would leverage advanced Google Cloud AI, ML and analytics capabilities to the customers. “The CoE will serve as a multi-disciplinary customer showcase hub, developing and delivering solutions for high efficiency and reliability” Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO, Cloud4C said.
SAP will invest Rs 500 cr in India for localisation and multi-cloud strategy, making its solutions available in India data centres. The software giant aims to accelerate the nation’s digital agenda and support the vision of self-reliant India by leveraging the cloud to help enterprises recalibrate businesses to run better. The integrated cloud tech to enterprises would be data compliant under the upcoming Personal Data Protection Bill.
Infosys said enterprise software maker SAP’s 2022 deadline for a majority of its clients to shift operations to the cloud was “ambitious”. The company have already completed most of the required steps for cloud delivery modernization in October. The final step is to lift the running platforms on internal storage. The company had also extended SAP’s system integrators with core on-premise support till 2027.
Ahuja Hive has appointed Chitranjan Kesari as CIO and IT Head. Ahuja Hive is a joined venture between China’s Fosun groups real estate wing – Fosun Hive and Ahuja Constructions.
An alumnus of BIT, Mesra (Ranchi), Kesari will be responsible to resolve tech issues related to India project sites, infrastructure and security. The key focus will be to resolve SAP on AWS issues and suggest tangible improvements in operations.
Wipro and SAP SE, together, will innovate a cloud-based solution for the real estate industry. Wipro’s Tenant Acquisition Management (TAM) solution for the real estate industry will be integrated as a cloud extension to SAP Customer Experience and SAP S/4HANA software as well. The Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics Process Automation based solution enables faster deal conversion for leasing agents.
SAP said that it was going to shift to cloud computing business, and has decided to abandoned medium-term profitability targets. The tech giant also said that business will take longer than expected to recover from the pandemic. Investors dumped SAP shares as it opened 20% lower in Frankfurt to wipe $35 bn off its market value – biggest one-day drop in 24 yrs. JP Morgan cut its price target for SAP to 120 from 160 euros, and downgraded it to “neutral” from “overweight”.