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M&M’s Farm Equipment Sales Rise 7% in August, Shares Swing

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s farm equipment’s sales rise 7 percent on a yearly basis in August, after it sold 16,641 units during the period, according to its stock exchange notification. Key sales highlights (YoY): Total domestic sales rose 7 percent to 15,356 units. Total exports rose 10 percent to 1,285 units. Shares of M&M fluctuated[...]
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Change or Perish – the New Mantra for CIO

The Indian IT industry has gone through several changes over the past few years. Virtualisation of the Data Centers has resulted in huge savings in terms of cost, space and resources and this will definitely have a long term impact. The internet has moved from ‘search’ to ‘watch’ mode, signalling the shift from data to[...]
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CIOs need not be mouthpieces of analyst firms

A CIO should think like a business leader or like a CEO. Only technical skill will be of no help. They need to communicate with the business in their terms, and also ensure that their team follows the same approach. I have always believed that leadership needs empathy. They should also have mentoring and coaching[...]
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CIO: From EDP to Digital Innovator

Before the advent of the Industrial revolution, civilization was at the mercy of hand tools and simple machines. The first and second industrial revolutions brought mechanization into the picture. The Third industrial revolution gave it a digital push and the world started moving from analog to digital. The Industrial revolution brought computers to everyone’s desk,[...]
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Girl child education

My Cause – Education of a Girl Child Parents and especially mothers and later on wife becomes the focal point of the family. The upbringing of children, the values all comes from this formative school before children go to a formal school. Every mother instinctively instills a right sense of value.  However, when not literate[...]
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If I were the CIO of India

The first and foremost thing one needs to ask is what is required for fulfilling the role of the CIO for India? There is a center and there are states and then there are municipal corporations. What is the role of a CIO given the kind of organization structure we have for the country? What[...]
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Living In A VUCA World

Group CIO & Group CFO at Mahindra & Mahindra, VS Parthasarathy puts forth an engaging new perspective on the VUCA times we live in and how to cope with them. Wearing the Group CIO’s hat, only a few weeks back, I had penned an article on ICE, an acronym for innovation, climate change and e-commerce.[...]
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Disappointed CEOs expect rate cut by February-Business Standard

V S Parthasarathy, chief financial officer of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), said the policy was on expected lines and RBI’s consistent stand on policy rates was understandable, but a rate cut would have helped. “The auto industry is still looking for a strong demand revival; lower interest rates would have helped the cause. The policy promises[...]
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