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  • As we enter the new decade, the question really is how businesses adopt new capabilities that will help them be agile, customer centric, innovative and cost sensitive at the same time.

    "Currently, managers often need to spend time filling in forms, updating information and approving workflows. By using AI to automate these tasks, they can spend less time managing transactions and can invest more time on learning, performance management and goal setting," Helen Poitevin, research vice- president at Gartner, said.

    "With the waning of global uncertainties, businesses are redoubling investments in IT as they anticipate revenue growth, but their spending patterns are continually shifting," said John-David Lovelock, distinguished research vice president at Gartner.

    Worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled USD 418.3 billion in 2019, down 11.9 per cent from the previous calendar year, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.

    Indian firms are aiming to diversify focus on the Rest-of-the-World markets. The market expansion coincides with a push towards a platform play, creating a common design and engineering base from which products can be developed to meet a quicker time-tomarket paradigm.

    The global PC market grew 2.3 per cent year-on-year in October-December 2019 with shipment totalling 70.6 million units, data from research firm Gartner showed.

    Chakraborti has close to 25 years of experience in tech marketing, advertising, and business research. He was most recently at Zycus Technology, where he headed its global marketing function over the past 5 years. Prior to this, he has served in leadership positions at companies such as IBM, Gartner, Capgemini, and Mastek.

    Prior to Microsoft, Bishnu was the director for Sales at Gartner India driving large enterprise and government business. According to a release shared by the company, he will drive the enterprise and education business verticals along with growth initiatives for Wheebox Talent Assessments.

    According to Gartner, Inc., fears of geopolitical instability may impact the global offshore services market, as sourcing, procurement and vendor management executives review their options to mitigate risk.

    Geopolitical conditions have a direct impact on trade and economic activities of a country. According to Gartner Inc, recent events like the Sri Lankan terrorist attacks, the US-China trade dispute and political tensions in Hong Kong are raising fears of delivery disruptions. This could further affect global offshore services market.

    3-D manufacturing will grow in size and scale as everything — from shoes to hearts — becomes ‘printable’. Known as additive manufacturing, a 3-D printer assembles an object layer by layer using plastic, resin or metal. While manufacturing products is the easier part, the challenge is to scale the effort to make it truly useful for industries.

    “They (organisations in India) may delay those investments given the environment especially in the manufacturing sector because that is going through a very tough time, customer experience related transformation initiatives can be put on hold or go slow. “It will be harsh to say they are not going to put in money in transformation,” said Gartner.

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