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Welcome to the March issue of ValueNotesConnect.

35% of urban Indian consumers rely on their social network of friends and relatives for financial planning advice! Join us as we let you in on interesting insights from the HDFC Life ValueNotes Life Freedom Index.

Our analyst, Sameer Murdeshwar tells us how social media driven analytics is the next big thing. Arun Jethmalani blogs about the recent ONGC divestment fiasco. Our technology expert, Deepti Krishnan, sheds light on the SOPA and PIPA debate in an interview with CIOL; while Varsha Chitale elaborates on the importance of being a ‘competitive intelligence-ready’organisation.

A recent report co-authored by ValueNotes – Banking BPO Services: Back to the basics– examines the key challenges faced by global banks in the post financial crisis era, and their implications on outsourcing demand.We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter, and as always, we look forward to your comments.

Warm regards.

The ONGC Fiasco – Investors are not fools
– by Arun Jethmalani
Much has been written and said about the bungled ONGC divestment. About the fact that LIC was forced to bail out the issue. About how regulation was twisted to enable government divestment without the traditional public issue process. But the real arrogance is that the Government still thinks PSUs are “blue-chips”…
Social media driven analytics for better insights – An emerging opportunity
– by Sameer Murdeshwar
In the hours leading up to the Oscars, the Twitter-verse was abuzz with predictions and expectations. And all this time, a team from IBM was monitoring the activity on Twitter using a tool called the Senti-meter – a tool designed to crunch large amounts of real time data in seconds and predict public preferences. Social media driven analytics has far-reaching applications.
Is your organization competitive-intelligence ready?
– by Varsha Chitale
Competitive intelligence is not only about knowing how to find the information you are looking for. It is also about asking questions that are relevant to your business. Developing the skill sets of the CI team for delivering competitive intelligence is important. But it is equally important to get the entire organisation ‘ready’ for competitive intelligence.
Meeting Invitation - SCIP India Chapter
Free downloads
Research Report: Indian consumers’ sense of financial freedom is low – Life Freedom Index
Presentation: Investor sentiment weakens across wallet sizes & age groups – JP Morgan Asset Management-ValueNotes ICI
CI webinar: Select the right research technique to get the maximum ‘bang for your buck’
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Market intelligence on the regulatory environment governing chemical manufacturers in the Gulf region
Market sizing of the non-alcoholic beverages industry in India
Real estate investments of global institutional investors
Market study on lubricants for semiconductor & solar wafer production in Malaysia & the Philippines
Market intelligence on the salaries of general ophthalmologists & retinal specialists in Europe and Asia
ValueNotes in the news
Financial Express: At Kirloskar, GenNext starts taking charge
Economic Times: Urban Indians have low awareness for insurance products
DNA: With $16bn deals, US health reforms can energise software companies
CIOL: A peek into PIPA
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