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Scouting out the next batch of Infoscions

Infosys is constantly looking to nurture innovation wherever it might be. With this rationale, the organization commits itself to not only identifying bright young talent but also equipping them with the tools they need to bring their ideas to life.

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Sidestepping pitfalls in the search for technology innovation

A very successful private equity investor once shared with delegates of a packed conference that he spends more time on the road than he does in his office. The reason, he said, is that he wants to see firsthand the types of companies in which his firm is considering investing. Not only that, but he would go to exotic lands during the worst times (weather-wise) of the year. Monsoons would hit the coasts, earthquakes would shake cities, and snowstorms would cripple roads and airports.

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Using the Sum of the Parts to Power Innovation

Google was faced with a challenge. So many people were using its search engine that Google was trying to keep up with the skyrocketing demand. Enter two developers - Jeffrey Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat. These Google developers recently won the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for designing a significant part of Google's revolutionary software infrastructure – Google's Web search and indexing platforms as well as other Google applications.

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The journey to technology intensity: From seeking IT investment to inspiring it

My friend's organization was spending upwards of 3% of its revenue on IT. The corresponding figure for its peers is approximately 1.8% to 2.3%. So, does that mean my friend’s business has got its math all wrong?

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Power Grids Fueled by Innovation

I watched a show recently about how India is making efforts to build out its power grid to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population. What drew me in to this spot on the NewsHour television program was the anecdote told by Rajdeep Sardesai, one of the country's prominent news presenters.

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Strategy for gender equality: educate our sons

Global figures like Kofi Anan and Shashi Tharoor tell us that, perhaps, the single most powerful tool for improving the world is educating women and girls.

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When innovation takes on a mission

Sometimes, an idea, simple though it may be, can single-handedly change the way the world works. It can empower economies to put payment systems into the hands of the unbanked millions. Enable global corporations to reduce energy footprints.

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Finding heroes

Sometimes when you travel, you hear news from home you might have missed in your everyday life. This week I read an interesting article about my local library in Manly, a suburb Sydney, that made me think about leadership.

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Technology takes a cause

A corporation's social responsibility is no longer a point of contention. Now, more organizations are going beyond talking about it or donating to worthy social causes. Some organizations are taking greater ownership and are creating a visible impact by tackling some of the larger issues plaguing their societies.

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Making sense of sustainability

Any discussion around business aspiration usually starts out as a simple, even monosyllabic exercise - "growth", "profit", "share". With a little bit of probing, there comes the realization that aspirations have grown along with the organization, taking on as many dimensions as the organization itself.

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Infosys edge

It's a world of growing complexity and changing dynamics. And, I often find many vexing challenges, that businesses face, stem from the fact that they must, on the one hand, add on new capabilities to adapt to change, and on the other rationalize these add-ons in the interests of organizational efficiency and operational simplicity.

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Social media: Sustainability before profitability?

It's one thing for a company to be socially responsible but what is the best way to communicate this activism to your customers? You guessed it. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media web sites are a sure path to show customers that businesses are caring, participating members of the community - whether brick and mortar or cyberspace or both.

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Going green: A little disruption can go a long way

Infosys has been identified among the top 25 performers in caring for climate initiative. Well, visit one of our campuses and you'll see straight away that we are an environmentally conscious company.

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Sustainability: It's not only just the right thing to do

The world is currently grappling with the challenge of having to adapt to rapid change. With 7 billion people and counting, there is now a lot more to worry about if the planet is to endure. Sustainability is no longer a synonym for a softer form of environmentalism

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Could a closed-loop system be the solution to reducing waste?

Certainly everyone wants to recycle waste and protect the environment but we are limited by the lack of a viable systematic approach. The solution lies not in reducing waste but in making waste generation and consumption a cyclical process, mimicking the way nature does this task. In supply chain, such a process is done by closing the loop by pairing the process of forward with reverse logistics.

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A responsible supply chain is a delicate balancing act

As consumer demand for green products continues to rise, enterprises are keen to implement sustainability in product lifecycles. Responsible supply chain spans complete product lifecycle including, design, manufacturing, packaging, transportation and disposal. Managing and maintaining optimal harmony in input and waste determines the success of a supply chain and thereby the product.

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Is carbon a loss leader to energy?

Enterprises that embark on sustainability management initiatives soon realize that carbon footprint reduction initiatives are actually an energy game. Measures taken to lower carbon footprint inevitably leads to energy efficiency thus making carbon a loss leader to energy. But what are more important are sustained energy efficiency operations that facilitate cost savings through reduction in overall energy usage and lower carbon footprint as a derivative.

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What sustainability reporting software is the right one for you?

As organizations spruce up their sustainability goals and performance metrics choosing the right software to measure sustainability gains credence. At present, the software market is fragmented with multiple players. Enterprise selection of right software depends on clear identification and establishment of sustainability goals and identification of KPIs to analyze pertinent data.

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When the lights went out, my light went on

Unexpected outages call for rethink on device purchase decisions based on energy consumption. Sustainable energy practices necessitate understanding of energy efficiency ratings and load pattern to facilitate efficient energy consumption.

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The energy conundrum in an emerging economy

Sustainable future in energy consumption calls for tapping renewal sources of energy in addition to traditional sources. But installed capacity for alternative sources remains abysmally low in emerging economies. What hinders their progression to the desired state? Find out.

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Addressing resource intensity in building a Sustainable Tomorrow

Three core principles lay the foundation for Infosys' view of Sustainable Tomorrow. They are Resource Intensity, Green Innovation and Social Contracts. The first principle, Resource Intensity, aims to do more with less simultaneously reducing dependence on natural resources and reducing costs in the bargain. Find out how.

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Internally or externally, the environment figures in a business plan

Sustainability provides organizations an opportunity to transform themselves – both internally and externally, especially with regard to how it engages with external stakeholders. With a broad platform of opportunities, enterprises need to define a procedure for extracting information from such initiatives.

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What You Cannot Measure, You Cannot Manage

In addition to financial metrics, businesses have to measure two other sets of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – environmental and social. With a heightened level of awareness from monitoring and analyzing sustainability data comes accountability for poor performance and reward for good performance. Learn how to cope with the New Order.

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How Social Media is changing the Nature of Green Campaigns

Information now spreads freely and rapidly over the net. This helps ordinary citizens raise a collective voice against global giants. And it's much more convenient than actually taking to the streets, so it's also easier to recruit support and elicit greater participation.

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e-Waste and the Role of Non-Profits in Sustainability

Non for profits and unsung champions of sustainability have a crucial role to play in elimination of e-Waste. They are slowly, but surely, making a positive impact on the environment.

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