Posts Tagged ‘Global’

Global angel fund B-Hyves plans to back 6-8 software solution startups in India every year

January 14th, 2014

B-Hyves is a new early stage investor in town and is looking to invest and incubate ventures in business process software solutions and may invest in around half a dozen firms a year in the country, the managing partner of B-Hyves told

“We are looking to co-invest in software solution ideas or ventures which have domain expertise in segments like real estate, healthcare and life sciences, logistics and supply chain and human resources,” said Arun Kumbhat, managing partner of B-Hyves said.

The company would look at investing up to €0.5 million ($680,000 or Rs 4.2 crore) either in existing startups or incubate companies with entrepreneurs who have strong domain knowledge.

According to Kumbhat, while B-Hyves would prefer to co-invest in a company with an entrepreneur, which means incubating the venture, it would simultaneously look at investing in other existing firms.

According to Kumbhat, who has led ventures like pharmaceutical and medical supplies company Halley Medical Supplies and also been an advisor to international pharmaceutical companies and drug delivery technology startups like Medincell SA, B-Hyves will make six-eight investments in the country every year.

B-Hyves has already made a few investments in Europe and will also look at investing in the US. The holding company of B-Hyves is B-Op Trust AG, founded by German entrepreneur Stefan Seiler. Seiler is also founder of ZugSeil Group, a software solution company which started in 1994.


US losing grip on global software market

August 30th, 2013

In the wake of the initial release of the iPhone, the American software industry and its new-found focus on developing mobile applications, or apps as we now affectionately refer to them, was performing brilliantly in 2008, even as the rest of the country was falling deep into recession.
“On average,” boasted an industry insider publication, “workers in the software and related services sector were paid $85,600 in 2007. This is 195 percent of the national average.”
Five years ago, 65 percent of all apps were created in the United States. A new report from tech analytic firm Flurry shows that we’re losing that grip. Right now, more apps are produced outside the US than within.
The loss of dominance is a story of translation, locality, China and Angry Birds.
“While US-made apps are used elsewhere, unsurprisingly, people in many other countries spend a significant amount of their app time in apps developed in their home countries,” writes Simon Khalaf in a blog post for Flurry explaining the report. “For example, 13 percent of the time spent in apps in the UK is spent in apps made in the UK and 8 percent of the time spent in apps in Brazil is spent in apps made in Brazil. But as is so often the case, it’s China where things get really interesting. Nearly two-thirds of the time spent in apps in China is spent in apps made in China. US-made apps only account for 16 percent of total time spent in apps in China. The size and growth rate of the Chinese app market imply that the worldwide share of time spent in apps that are produced in the US can be expected to contract further.”
The solution for American developers is branching out to worldwide appeal.
“While many US app developers are just starting to think about globalizing their apps, it has been a near necessity for developers in some other countries from the beginning. Consider the situation facing a developer in a small country where the local language is not one of the world’s dominant languages,” continues Khalaf. “Unless they create an app with global appeal (e.g., a flashlight app), or that can be adapted to local markets relatively easily (e.g., translation of a weather app), they are likely to end up with very few users. That is a problem since the time required to develop an app for a small number of users is no different from that required to develop an app used by a large number of people.”
Add this data to the heap of evidence that suggests the world is getting flatter and flatter every year.


Global mobile device management enterprise software market 2012-2016

August 26th, 2013

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Mobile Device Management Enterprise Software Market 2012-2016″ report to its offering.

The analysts forecast the Global Mobile Device Management Enterprise Software market to grow at a CAGR of 21.3 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to enhance customer experience.

The Global Mobile Device Management Enterprise Software market has also been witnessing an increasing demand from small and medium-sized enterprises. However, the emerging threat from open-source mobile device management solutions could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

The key vendors dominating this space include Airwatch LLC, Fiberlink Communications Corp., Good Technology Inc., and Mobilelron Inc. The other vendors mentioned in the report are BoxTone Inc., IBM Corp., SAP AG, Sophos Inc., SOTI Inc., Symantec Corp., and Zenprise Inc.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the team, said: “SMEs require regular feedback on their services, as they find themselves catering to large number of customer segments and this requires constant innovation on the part of service and product offerings. It has been witnessed that large organizations are more concerned about the number of mobile devices entering and exiting their company on a daily basis in order to safeguard their data. Therefore, BYOD policy has not been implemented on large scale in large enterprises while several SMEs are deploying BYOD in order to reduce infrastructure and operational costs.

“Increased BYOD deployment in SMEs further increases the demand for MDM solutions. In addition, high adoption of Internet-enabled wireless gadgets such as personal digital assistant, smartphones, and tablets among employees of SMEs, MDM solutions has been adopted by SMEs as a growing trend, which in turn bring down the desktop and laptop usage to a considerable extent.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers is the need to enhance customer experience. A large number of organizations are using mobile devices to improve the customer experience and to increase efficiency. Therefore, MDM solutions have become almost necessary for organizations to manage customer experience effectively and ensure that they reach the maximum level of customer satisfaction, as it is critical to sustain in the competitive environment.


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