Exclusive: Infosys is using Open Source as its most lethal weapon yet!
Technology is changing today’s world but
“The big difference is the pace of this change. Startups are doing well now as they adapt quickly to change,” said Navin Budhiraja.
He added that there is a general commodisation happening between hardware and software stack which is driving this fast technological change in the country.
And, Infosys being a technological giant of the country cannot be left far behind in the game. If you look at their game closely, they are not that far behind and
Open source became huge in 2015 with more consumers adapting it like never before. Though to a layman the quick adaptability will be credited to the ‘free’ aspect of it all, a survey done by Infosys actually contradicts this and brings the real picture forward.
“Previously it was quality first and the security and somewhere down bottom came ‘free’. In 2015 innovation became the topmost reason for using open source platform, ” said Navin for this was great news as he is known as the driving force behind nurturing entreprenurship in Infosys.
He continued to add to this that start-ups will become the new open source pioneers in the country.
Navin also said Infosys is betting big on open source AI. With their non-profit initiative called
“20% share of Vishal Sikka’s 2020 would come from software and a significant share would be from Open Source,” said Navin.
“Using something new like Open Source requires a lot of cultural aspects to look into like IT, financial, heads should agree upon and work so that the company is not hurt and we can still explore. Traditional Infosys it was difficult to do. We are trying to change a few things,” he said.
Talking about the main strategy to target the open source market in India, he said Infosys doesn’t really go and sell Open Source. “We are there as the customer demand is there.”
Image credit: Indiatimes
Popular on BI
- Airlines can now operate 85% of pre-Covid domestic flights, says Aviation Ministry
- Yes Bank-DHFL case: No sympathy, says court, Rana Kapoor's wife, daughters remanded to judicial custody
- Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh resigns amid ongoing turmoil in Congress
- Future of Work 2021: Work from home is here now, but people demand some physical sense at work
- Deadline for PAN-Aadhaar linkage extended till March 2022