What India watched in 2012
On Saturday, Korean pop star Psy’s viral video hit, ‘Gangnam Style’, crossed the 1 billion mark, making it the most-watched video on YouTube. Obviously, YouTube global trends were dominated by ‘Gangnam Style’. Closer home, YouTube’s India trends list for 2012 enlists the most trending videos this year. Atop the list is YoYo Honey Singh’s Brown Rang, a Punjabi pop track that topped the charts and was the most watched among songs and movie trailers on YouTube. Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ finished second.
Releasing some numbers on YouTube watching, Google said users saw over 4 billion hours of video a month on an average.
What are people in India watching online? YouTube trends reveal that users watch songs, their favourite TV shows and subscribe to channels to catch their favourite content, the release added.
Modern IT solutions growing slowly
Manufacturing, BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance), government, IT and IT-enabled services, and education featured as the top five sectors, together accounting for 80 per cent of the total IT deals here during the first three quarters of the current financial year, finds Zinnov, market advisory firm.
The report, which tracks IT deals made in the Indian market over this period, debunks the hype that the more “modern” IT solutions such as cloud, big data, social and mobility are pushing the growth.
“While cloud and managed services deals saw some traction, other forms of modern IT saw a slow response in the last seven quarters,” it stated. It also finds that sectors such as retail, travel and logistics, and energy saw rapid growth, while telecom companies continued to invest in total outsourcing.
Finacle ranked market leader
IT major Infosys Ltd. announced that Finacle, its banking solution, has been ranked as a long-term leader by Forrester Research.
A release from Infosys stated that vendor offerings were evaluated on 62 key parameters for banking platforms under the categories of current offerings, strategy and market presence.
In the release, Haragopal M., global head, Finacle, Infosys, said: “Banks today are faced with several demands such as catering to changing customer dynamics and managing multiple banking channels; they also have to constantly look for ways to tap into new markets while adhering to tough regulatory requirements.”