Saturday, December 13, 2008

SKF India, Trinity declare block closures at Pune plant

While SKF India would be out of operations for 10 days beginning December 22,
Trinity Engineering pulled down its shutters on December 10 for six days.
There are more than 1,000 permanent workers at SKF India’s plant at Chinchwad near here.
To read more, please, visit - business standard

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Pune cyber crime cell warns users against networking sites, spam

The cyber crime cell of Pune police has appealed to the public to take precautionary measures while using social networking websites like Orkut. The appeal was made in a statement issued by the deputy commissioner of police Rajendra Dahale (cyber) on Wednesday. The appeal was made after the cell received complaints from people that a number of profiles have been prepared using fictitious names.

Dahale has appealed to youngsters, who use social networking websites, to refrain from uploading their photographs as a preventive measure. The appeal states that a person can file a complaint asking Orkut to delete profiles made under fictitious names on a priority basis. To register complaints, people can log on to http://help.orkut.com. Orkut started the service to take immediate action on minor complaints. To read more, please, visit - The Times of India

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

TCS Plans To Focus In Tier-II Cities To Cut Costs

Tata Consultancy Services, India's largest computer services firm, plans to cut land and rental costs by expanding in tier-II cities, such as Bhubaneswar and Coimbatore and consolidating its real estate holdings in major cities.

The bulk of the TCS workforce in India is concentrated in five large cities, namely, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune, where its employees work from multiple centres that are either owned or leased by the firm. To read more, please, visit - RTTNews

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Serene Corporation, a leading systems integrator and global IT consulting firm, announces opening of the Offshore Development Center in Pune

Serene Offshore Development Center Maximizes Value of IT Initiatives With Cost-Effective, No-Risk Business and Technical Assistance

Serene Corporation, a leading systems integrator and global IT consulting firm, with expertise in CRM, MDM, EAI, BI, and SaaS solutions, today announced the official opening of the Serene Offshore Development Center in Pune, India, one of the fastest growing IT hubs in the world.

Serene's client-focused and results-oriented approach is demonstrated by the company's extensive investment in human resources, infrastructure, methodologies, and processes to ensure the success of all of the IT projects it manages. The Serene offshore delivery team provides support and augments the U.S. team's deep domain and technical expertise.

"In addition to managing data warehouse report development for our Sales and Marketing groups, Serene manages our day-to-day Siebel SFA operations, primarily at their offshore development center," said Dave Kuo, senior director of information management at CV Therapeutics, a leading biopharmaceutical company. "The process is seamless and worry-free for us. Our Serene Project manager here in the U.S. works with the offshore resources to get the job done. He keeps the lines of communication open with us, and we're very satisfied with the results. This is the way offshoring should be: Serene provides competitive cost savings and the highest quality service."

Smart Outsourcing:

Serene develops a thorough understanding of every client's business and delivers successful IT initiatives based on sound business strategy. If outsourcing IT services makes sense strategically, the company has the cross-trained domain and technology experts to design, implement, and manage those services effectively. The capabilities of the Serene Offshore Development Center integrate with a client's operations to augment and enhance their IT capacity and offerings.

Smart Professionals:

In addition to an offshore team that has exceptional technical expertise, Serene's U.S. team, which is organized around domain expertise such as Banking/Financial Services, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, High-Tech, Media, and Telecom, excels at executing offshore projects. There is no need to sacrifice service or solution quality for offshore savings.

Smart Processes:

Serene evaluates each project to determine whether outsourcing would be beneficial. A core group of senior domain and technical experts analyzes each project and defines a customized approach. If outsourcing is inappropriate for a certain project, the company will advise against taking that project offshore.

Communication is one of the most critical factors in ensuring a successful offshore engagement. Serene has designed its processes to facilitate convenient, effective communication between clients and teams. The company also has instituted a Quality Assurance process that includes extensive, objective testing by an independent QA team dedicated to ensuring the quality of offshore projects.

Smart Solutions:

To meet the challenge of offshore employee turnover, Serene applies innovative solutions to attract the best talent and to train and retain offshore employees, including premium compensation, extensive training and education with rotations across domains and technologies, and clear career opportunities.

For client-driven applications like Siebel and Oracle, Serene provides frequent prototypes and proofs of concept to clients to build confidence in the company's methodology. Serene also has developed a proprietary Performance tool to ensure the efficacy of offshore-written code.

"It is no longer enough for outsourcing to deliver value based on cost alone," said Ajit Kumbhare, co-founder and CEO of Serene Corporation. "Smart outsourcing delivers strategic value based on business results, and that's what Serene provides. We have the domain and technical expertise, a state-of-the-art facility, and the proven methodologies and processes to deliver successful, cost-effective IT initiatives for our clients."

About Serene Corporation:

Serene Corporation is a leading systems integration company and consulting firm that specializes in the implementation of business applications, including CRM, MDM, EAI, BI, and SaaS. Serene serves a wide range of clients across industries such as biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, communications, financial services, high technology, media, real estate, and residential construction. With global clients and worldwide operations, Serene is dedicated to the delivery of integrated IT solutions to achieve outstanding business success. For more information, please visit www.serenecorporation.com.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

From December 5 - Tata Motors to shut Pune plant for 3 days

The downtrend in commercial vehicle sales continues to trouble Tata Motors. After a series of closures across its commercial vehicle plants last month, the company on Tuesday said it will close its Pune plant for three more days this month to trim production in line with the poor demand in the market.


The company's CV sales in the domestic market fell as much as 40% in November at 16,229 units against 26,895 units in the same month last year. To read more, please, visit -The Times of India

Related Stories:

1) Demand slump: Tata Motors may shut Pune unit for 6 days

2) Tata Motors To Sack 3,000 Temporary Staff At Pune Unit

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