Oracle's Thomas Kurian says, Indian IT companies are making a good transition
BI India BureauJul 17, 2015, 01.07 PM
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Studied in Bengaluru and the United States, Kurian described
The financial daily asked him to describe the transformation in the IT (information technology) services industry, Kurian said the first shift is
Kurian continued that the second transition is from the personal computer to the mobile — that is a dramatic shift. "The mobile phone, the smartphone is a very different device from the personal computer. And those who have designed solutions for that have been able to build significant new revenue streams, compared to those who are trying to continue living off the PCs," he said.
According to him the third big change is the data explosion, driven by a number of factors, including Internet of Things. "These are the three big disruptions," he said.
Talking about the cloud computing, he said: "When we say cloud, we mean it differently than what
Informing about Oracle's several Indian partners, Kurian said: "We have a number of them — all the big names that you are familiar with —
"Our solutions, especially the industry focused ones, are on top of cloud — a lot of work they are doing is in these areas. I think what our new product offerings enable is to have partners drive lots of these newer solutions," he said.
On being asked to comment on SAP's Vishal Sikka, who joined Infosys, a services firm, Kurian said: "My view is that Vishal is really a fine engineer and a very capable executive. I think what the services companies are doing, all of them, is moving from purely delivering services to increasingly building products. And that's a natural evolution for these companies. They started as off-shoring, then they moved to build process outsourcing, then they moved to higher-value services, and now they are getting into products. It's a natural evolution of maturing capabilities."