SMAC to be the next-generation growth driver for Indian IT

India’s biggest software exporters are betting on next generation frontiers, including digital and social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) space to help them generate more business but analysts believe it will require more than simple talk to translate the expectations into business.

Infosys, the country’s second largest IT firm, acknowledging that only 25% of digital programmes are successful, puts a spotlight on some of the tall claims made by these technology companies. Worryingly, Infosys’s partnership with IPsoft, the New York based company that relies on artificial intelligence to manage computer networks, is already being dubbed as a “disappointment” by some analysts.

“It (Infosys-Ipsoft partnership) seems to be going nowhere…It is probably about lack of ownership not least as Kakal (Chandrashekar) was pushed out,” said Tom Reuner, an analyst at Ovum, a London-based IT research firm.

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