SaaS: Enterprise Software Vendors Are Still Denying Reality

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#cloud computing#saas Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img As Silicon Valley girds for $1 trillion wealth transfer from the enterprise software incumbents to nimble upstarts, it makes sense to look how the entrenched players are responding the challenge.While some are buying up the competition while they still can or building their own startup-like operations (praying they won’t cannibalize their main businesses), others are hiding their heads in the sand. For them, at least, the results aren’t going to be pretty.The Old GuardThe enterprise software market is big and messy for a reason: The “enterprise” isn’t a thing, precisely. Enterprises are just big businesses – and businesses do everything. Clorox, Facebook and the Department of Defense might all be considered “enterprises,” but they have very different organizational structures, revenue models and supply chains. If you’re selling software to support those differences, you’d better be ready to customize. Enter SAP, Oracle, IBM, EMC and other enterprise “solution providers.” Typically, these vendors sell customers a product for $500K, charge another $1 million to integrate it and make it work, then take even more ongoing fees to keep it running. Enterprise software products scale – which is why companies are willing to invest so much in them – but they’re expensive, slow-moving and complicated.For small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), speed and cost trump scalability, so they tend to focus on separate “point” solutions. An SMB might stitch together Quickbooks, Microsoft Project, Joomla, payroll services from ADP, and a ton of spreadsheets and email to fill in the gaps. These solutions are cheap and quick, but integration between them is often glitchy, crticial data can get lost in the shuffle, and they have an annoying tendency to fall apart as companies grow.The New GuysOver the last 10 years, Software as a Service (SaaS) delivered from the cloud has bridged the gap between the two worlds, offering scalable enterprise-class services that can be up and running in a matter of weeks, rather than months. SaaS applications are generally less customizable than their on-site competitors, but they’re a lot simpler to understand, often provide better performance, and their pricing is much more straightforward. Some of the biggest enterprises in the world are moving chunks of their infrastructure to these SaaS upstarts, and many newer companies are building their entire platforms in the cloud.Salesforce.com is the most successful example of a SaaS vendor, racing from nowhere to a multi-billion dollar valuation in just a few years. Along the way, Salesforce has proved that the cloud can, in fact, support large enterprises. The company currently manages a 25,000-seat contract with Merrill Lynch, for example, and it closed a $140 million deal with State Farm Insurance earlier this year.Deals like that get headlines, and you’d think that traditional enterprise software vendors would be worried enough to do whatever it takes to response to the challenge.You’d think that, but it’s not always true. In many cases, the big dogs don’t seem to be paying attention, and it could end up costing them.Quick ResponseSometimes they get it right. In HR for example, the SaaS threat is well understood, and the response is already in motion. Workday, created by PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield and other PeopleSoft refugees (and powered by an underpublicized but smoking IPO) provides a full suite of hosted Human Capital Management (HCM) and financial management applications that compete directly with SAP and Oracle (the company that bought PeopleSoft). SAP responded by acquiring the cloud HCM provider SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion – a 52% premium. For its part, Oracle spent nearly $2 billion on Taleo.Game on.The LaggardsBut that’s not the whole story. There’s still plenty of head-in-the-sand thinking going on. Take Web Content Management (WCM), for example, the software companies use to store, edit, manage and publish their assets online. It’s an absolutely essential piece of the enterprise puzzle.In a podcast titled “The Big Shift,” Gartner Group’s Mick MacComascaigh declared a sense of urgency “driving attention to SaaS-based Web Content Management (WCM).” His partner on the podcast? CrownPeak CEO Jim Howard, who’s been promoting SaaS as the “new” face of WCM for the past 10 years.SaaS has plenty of benefits for WCM. It’s much more marketer-friendly, for one. Service-based solutions lack some of the infinitely tweakable options you get by running on your own iron, but they make it far easier for Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and their minions to put together something quickly, without IT help.According to Howard, enterprise sales at CrownPeak are heating up. “CrownPeak will experience over 60% growth this year, with about half of the growth coming from expansion in Fortune 1000 accounts like MetLife, Microsoft/Skype and Intercontinental Hotels,” he claims. Howard also notes that the majority of CrownPeak’s clients are companies with more than $1 billion in revenue, and that many of them plan to migrate away from in-house systems. Nothing To Fear?So why isn’t everyone launching an SaaS WCM system? According to Tony Byrne, founder of Real Story Group and one of ReadWrite’s Five Analysts to Watch, market demand hasn’t met the expectations. “Web CMS customers seem to want more platform-oriented systems, rather than highly productized, SaaS solutions.”That kind of conservatism makes a lot of sense. After all, your content – articles, video, contracts, code – is what you do and who you are. Outsourcing that to a service in the sky is a major leap of faith. It’s also the kind of thinking that keeps established software developers entrenched. No matter how clunky a system is now, a “rip-and-replace” will always bring more near-term pain.As a result, Byrne argues, entrenched Content Management vendors like EMC and OpenText are undergoing less of a paradigm shift and more of a hybrid evolution, trying to address demands for easier management without disrupting the current ecosystem. “We’re beginning to see more traditionally on-premise CMS tools begin to become more ‘cloudified,’ with managed hosting offerings, including some cloud-based alternatives. To be sure, this is not the same thing as SaaS, but it does offer a kind of compromise where you can customize and extend the platform in bespoke ways, but can outsource most of the systems administration.” CrownPeak’s Howard, understandably, thinks “cloudification” is nearsighted and misses the point. “What the old guard calls Cloud (or Hosted or SaaS) has the same IT bottleneck that their premise solution has. The only difference is that the ‘IT guy’ works for the vendor, and not the company. To be true SaaS, a company needs to design the application from the ground up to support parallel development of multiple projects, invest millions in scalable and secure infrastructure, and have services that go beyond fixing what’s broken. When you install a traditional application in the cloud, you still have all of the big, expensive headaches and poor outcomes.” In this view, “cloudified” solutions are just in-house software plus a hosting plan. But is that really what’s going on? The established vendors don’t seem to want to clear up the confusion. Many are sure selling cloud solutions like they’re traditional software. OpenText Cloud’s product page, for example, does a horrible job of summarizing what the service actually does and how a knowledge worker might actually use it. The gist seems to be a murky “We do good stuff. Call us and we’ll talk about how we can do good stuff for you.” That might work for existing customers looking for options, but it probably won’t sell well with CMOs – often the new technology customer.Winning The Battle, But…Just because the content management market hasn’t yet fully embraced the SaaS model, established vendors can’t afford to take a break. Their job is to stay ahead of customer demand – not just meet it.CrownPeak and plenty of others are making beachheads in the enterprise, one department at a time. According to Howard, “The SaaS option doesn’t have to be an either/or. In many large and very large organizations, SaaS can initially fit a niche need while the existing solution stays in place.” That approach introduces the enterprise Marketing Department to a new, responsive company that gets the job done. Since Marketing will be signing the checks, those small sales could lead to much bigger ones down the line – threatening the long-term prospects of the traditional vendors.That’s exactly how those $1 trillion wealth transfers gain momentum.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. cormac foster Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Microsoft: All Your Cloud Belong To Us

first_imgWith a slew of announcements surrounding its Windows Azure ecosystem on Tuesday, Microsoft has more clearly defined its cloud computing positioning. And that position is: Manage the bejeezus out of everything in the enterprise.Microsoft’s crack PR team may not have put it quite that way, but the focus of today’s announcements, kicked off with a press webcast this morning, brought Microsoft’s goals with its cloud offerings into sharp relief.System Center 2012 Service Pack 1The centerpiece of the announcements is the general availability of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which can now work with Windows Server 2012 to manage cloud apps and resources wherever those apps happen to be running. That means a datacenter, a hosted service provider’s datacenter or out on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s answer to Amazon Web Services and OpenStack-based cloud-hosting services.The capability to shift virtual server instances to different locations using what Microsoft calls a “single pane of glass” is intriguing, and gets Microsoft into a place it really needs to be: a provider of cloud management services that starts to rival the capabilities of competing cloud/infrastructure providers.This kind of management is available already for other cloud ecosystems, but typically customers have to use multiple vendors working with whatever cloud provider they favor. There are third-party vendors in the Azure space, too, but if anything was made clear today in today’s press event, it’s Microsoft’s keen desire to provide a end-to-end solution for a customer’s cloud solutions.That won’t come as any surprise, of course, but what might surprise enterprise CIOs is that if these services work as advertised, they would be a attractive tool for any company moving towards cloud computing and hesitant to work with multiple vendors and heterogeneous platforms.Happy, Homogenous Days Are Here Again?Microsoft is betting big on the fact that in the days before Linux and, well, Windows, many IT managers preferred homogeneous shops. Recall the days of UNIX servers and dumb terminals. Sure, you put all your eggs into fewer (or one) vendors’ baskets, but you sure had less service and support headaches.Microsoft is hoping those happy, homogeneous days are here again, betting that IT administrators who recognize the value of cloud and elastic computing will also want to keep things managed by a single set of vendor tools.Staying IntuneRedmond is so sure about this angle of attack in the enterprise and cloud marketplace, it’s doubling down on centralized management with another general release: the latest version of Windows Intune, a cloud and device management tool that, with Service Center, enables deep management of Windows-based devices, as well as management of Android and iOS devices.By folding the single-pane approach into Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) management, Microsoft is declaring that if you want one-stop-shopping for enterprise management, you’d better check out its product line.It’s not a bad bet – if the price is right and the services are indeed worthy. Microsoft has traditionally eschewed notions like keeping prices in check, but with a highly crowded cloud marketplace, it’s unlikely it wouldn’t at least try to remain competitive on prices. The only thing left will be how the tools function, and time will have to tell there.The rest of the cloud marketplace has become a smorgasbord of services and tools, many of them very good, but also scattered across multiple vendors. While some IT vendors will prefer stitching together tools for the optimum solution, there will always be a market for end-to-end stacks like Microsoft announced today.It’s an alternative to which the rest of the cloud-computing ecosystem had better pay attention.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Microsoft brian proffitt Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for …center_img How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts last_img read more

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Finding a Producer: What You Need to Bring to the Table

first_imgStoryboard/Shot ListImage via Shutterstock.If you’re directing your project, you need to show that you’ve put thought into how you’re going to shoot it and what the shots will look like. Just saying it takes place in space might be too ambiguous for a producer to figure out for you. Once you get into pre-production, you can finish up a working storyboard and shot list with your DP.Check out these storyboard and shot list resources.The Benefits of Storyboarding Your Next FilmFree Storyboard Template for Film and Video ProjectsThe Unifying Power of Storyboards BudgetImage via Shutterstock.Perhaps the most important aspect is that you need to have a budget in mind. Producers can do a lot of awesome things – like even raise funds – but you need to bring a number to the table. This takes into account everything from the type of camera you’d like to shoot on, to talent costs, to the total scale of production.Budget resources to read up on.12 Indispensible Tips for Budgeting Your Indie FeatureHow To Create A Film Budget – Learning The Production 411’SThe Essential Guide for Crafting Film Budgets Looking to get your film produced? Here’s what you need to bring to the table.Cover image via Shutterstock.Are you looking to turn your directorial ambitions into reality? To be successful, you’re going to need to find a good producer to help bring your film to life. While producers work on films for a variety of reasons, minding your p’s and q’s when bringing your project to the table can help you find the best producer possible.Here are five things every producer likes to see when deciding to take on a project.Strong ConceptImage via Shutterstock.Ideally, your strong concept is also a strong and well-revised script, but not all projects start out that thorough. However, you need a resolute understanding and comprehensive knowledge of your concept – you can answer every question about the story, the characters, and why the project matters.Here are some tips for concepting and developing your story.9 Quick Tips for Coming Up with Great Short Film IdeasPop-up cinemas: top 10 tips for creating your own8 Great ‘Proof of Concept’ Films That Got Picked Up by Hollywood Distribution Plancenter_img Shooting Schedule and LocationsImage via Shutterstock.A realistic shooting schedule will help you crunch the numbers as well as find available resources. Your own availability is highly important as well. Having locations in mind, along with a game plan for how to access them, will help you make decisions about which days (and how long) to reserve for shooting — which will affect production times.Shooting schedule and location scouting articles.How to Break a Script Down Into a Shot ListLocation Scouting Tips: The Whys and Hows of WhereFree Location Fact Sheet for Film and Video Productions Image via Shutterstock.While this used to be a pretty straightforward process, the rise of VOD and many different streaming services is quickly making distribution a subject to keep in mind during the earliest discussions of your project. Shooting for a theatrical release versus uploading online create very different production cycles – also, if you’re looking to shoot a lead-up teaser or anything before crowdfunding, this is where you bring your ideas to the table.Finally, some film distribution resources to consider.DIY Online Film Distribution for Your FilmFilm Distribution: New Rules For Selling Your FilmThe Ins and Outs of Hollywood Film Distributionlast_img read more

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The Truth About Why You’re Desperate

first_imgIf you are working on prospects that aren’t right for your company (and it’s business model), that don’t value what you do (or how you do it), you are making a mistake. And you’re making a mistake that will cost you your sales results.The reason that salespeople pursue prospects that should be disqualified is because they’re desperate. And nothing ruins your sales results like desperation.Your Business ModelIf your primary value proposition isn’t price, then selling to prospects to whom price is the most important factor is wrong.First, if price isn’t how you create value (and it likely isn’t), then you aren’t the right choice for these prospects—even if you can win their business. Second, and more important still, you destroy your business model by trying to serve clients that are unwilling to leave you enough profit to serve them well.It costs you time and energy better spent on your dream clients. And should you win these prospects, you either damage your company’s business model and reputation by underserving them (since they are unprofitable) or you disappoint them.If you are chasing prospects outside of your model, it’s because you are desperate. If you are desperate, it’s because you need to spend more time prospecting. You can’t protect and execute your business model if you are desperate.They Don’t Perceive ValueThere are some prospects for whom what you do—and how you do it—doesn’t create value. It may not have anything to do with price or your business model. You can spend a lot of time working on prospects that don’t value what you do, but it won’t make your number go up.When salespeople struggle to build their pipeline, and they decide their efforts would be better spent on some new vertical who might adopt what they sell—even though no one in that vertical buys any of what they sell presently. They try selling to people who don’t already buy what they sell. And the reason that these “prospects” don’t buy is that they don’t perceive value.If any of the “prospects” in your pipeline don’t presently buy what you sell, you want to rethink your plan.If you are chasing prospects that don’t perceive value in what you do, it’s because you are desperate. And if you are desperate, it’s because you need to spend more time prospecting. The fastest path to producing sales results is by calling on clients that already value what you sell, even if they are the most difficult with whom to open new opportunities.The Last WordTo a starving man, anything looks like a meal. When you are desperate, everybody looks like a prospect. Your time is better spent prospecting, learning to open relationships, and pursuing deals with your real dream clients.QuestionsWhen you get desperate, do you lower your standards?Have you ever arguing that you should win an account that really isn’t right for your company?Have you ever tried selling to prospects that don’t already buy what you sell because you thought it would be easier? That they wouldn’t all already have suppliers?How do you prevent from becoming desperate?last_img read more

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Why You Need a Strong Bias and a Point of View

first_imgYou cannot be a trusted advisor without the ability to advise. The “trust” by itself isn’t enough. You cannot be a peer if you don’t have the business acumen, the situational knowledge, and a strong bias for what the right things to do might be. You don’t need to be unbiased; you need strong opinions.Peering Into the FutureIf you are going to be an adviser and integrated part of your client’s team, you have to have ideas about what the future holds. You need to know what challenges your client is likely to face, and you need ideas about the opportunities that the future will provide them. You need to be future-oriented.The bigger and more strategic your thinking, the deeper your knowledge, the more valuable you are to high-level stakeholders. They want to know how to guide their business into the future, and they need to see around corners. You need to have ideas about what lies around those corners.Unbiased Means Limited ValueYou create less value when you don’t have ideas, opinions, and biases. If you don’t have ideas about where things are going and what your clients need to do now, then you can only react to the problems and challenges they are facing now. And the problems and challenges they are facing now are the result of the decisions they made in the past. Solving those problems provides value, but solutions provide more value when you solve problems with an eye towards the future.Some segment of your competitors will have competing ideas and opinions. They’ll have their personal biases about what the future holds and what that means your dream client should be doing now. You are in a battle for mind share.Leadership teams make decisions about the future. They want to work with salespeople and sales organizations that have strong opinions and ideas about their future. If you don’t now have these ideas and opinions, you are of limited value. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now What are the big trends that are going to shape the environment in which your dream client operates?Which of these trends is going to have the biggest impact on what and how they do business? What should they be doing now to prepare?How can you help them capitalize on these trends and develop a competitive advantage?last_img read more

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Veena Malik a match-fixer, claims Dixit

first_imgTainted photojournalist Dheeraj Dixit has accused Pakistani actor Veena Malik of fixing matches involving Pakistani cricketers. Although Dixit had earlier said he had nothing to do with match-fixing, he did a U-turn on Thursday, claiming that Veena had approached him while he was covering a cricket series in Dhaka in January. He alleged that Veena asked him for help since he knew many cricketers.  Dixit claimed Veena managed match-fixing for six or seven Pakistani cricketers.  He said he had filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police as he was getting threatening calls from Pakistan. Dixit had earlier been accused of match-fixing by Veena, the former girlfriend of match-fixing-tainted Pakistani cricketer Mohd Asif.  Dixit said Veena had made references about a person called ‘Maj’, who he later realised was Mazhar Majid, the same person who was caught in a UK tabloid sting fixing an England-Pakistan match.last_img read more

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Commonwealth Games: Indian boxers disappoint, settle for four silvers

first_imgVijender Singh looks dejected as England’s Antony Fowler celebrates his win in the Final of men’s Middle(75kg) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday. Photo: PTIHopes were high from Indian boxers with four of them reaching the finals at Commonwealth Games but all lost their respective summit clashes to settle for the silver medals at the SSE Hydro here on Saturday.L. Sarita Devi, L. Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh went down in the final bouts to bring home four more silvers as the gold remained elusive from the discipline at the Glasgow Games.To start with, former World Champion Sarita went down 1:3 to Australia’s Shelley Watts in the women’s 57-60 kg final. The Manipuri started her bout well to win the first round 30:27 but looked completely drained of energy at the start of the second.Vijender Singh bouts with England’s Antony Fowler in Final of men’s Middle(75kg) during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday. Photo: PTIThe 32-year-old veteran also fell down once in the second round which she lost with a reversed scoreline of 27:30. The next two rounds totally belonged to Shelley, who looked much fresher than her Indian counterpart, to bag them with the same scorelines of 30:27.The bronze medals went to Northern Ireland’s Alanna Audley-Murphy and Mozambique’s Maria Machongua.Following her state-mate, Devendro too lost the final 1:2 to defending champion Paddy Barnes of Northern Ireland in the men’s 49 kg category.India’s Devendro Laishram (left) after his bout with Northern Ireland’s Barnes Paddy in Final of men’s Light fly(46-49kg) during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday. Photo: PTIThe two-time Olympic bronze medallist Barnes convincingly won the first two rounds with the same score of 30:27. Though the diminutive Indian won the last round 29:28, it was a tad bit late and Barnes was successful in defending his title.Losing semi-finalists Fazil Kaggwa of Uganda and Welsh Ashley Williams took home the bronze.advertisementA few hours later, Jangra also had to be content with the silver, going down 0:3 in the men’s 69 kg bout to England’s Scott Fitzgerald. The bronzes were won by Tulani Mbenge of South Africa and Northern Ireland’s Steven Donnelley.The Haryana pugilist displayed fantastic spirit and also cut open Fitzgerald’s eye in the opening round but also had to endure some accurate punches and a knock down in the first round.India’s Mandeep Jangra looks dejected as England’s Scott Fitzgerald celebrates during the Men’s Welter (69kg) Final during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday. Photo: PTIIn the second round, the Englishman completely outplayed Jangra who suffered two more knock-downs to also lose the second round 25:30. The 21-year-old Jangra showed good spirit in the final round but Fitzgerald was the better man on the day.After three losses in the finals, much was expected from Olympic bronze medallist Vijender. But he too disappointed, losing 1:2 to England’s Anthony Fowler in the men’s 75 kg final.Vijender, who had won the bronze four years ago and silver in 2006 Melbourne, lost the first two rounds 26-30, 27-30. He came back strongly in the final round to win 30-27 but also had to suffer a knock-down during the round.In all, India secured four silvers and a bronze from boxing at the Glasgow Games.last_img read more

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first_imgan arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). Indias Pride – Limca Book of Records (LBR) 2016 – Unveiled at the Make in India Summit, MumbaiMUMBAI, February 15, 2016/PRNewswire/ — – The Record Book Celebrates 27 Years of Showcasing INDIAS INCREDIBLES- The 2016 Edition Features 3 Records of the Indian Prime Minister- Record Book of 2016 Dedicated to the Specially-abled Coca-Cola India launched the 27th edition of the prestigious Limca Book of Records at the Make in India week, (MIIW) 2016. This new edition celebrates the Specially-abled. The attributes of these determined individuals truly embody the five principles that Limca Book of Records (LBR) stands for; Passion, Ambition, Excellence, Belief and Tenacity. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160215/10140165) The book was launched by Ashwini Angadi, Limca Book of Records People of the Year 2016 along with Venkatesh Kini, resident, Coca-Cola India & South West Asia, Arthy Singh, Sr. Editor, Limca Book of Records and Bhawna Bhede, 3D Rangoli Artist, Limca Book of Records Holder from Maharashtra This years edition of LBR features three records of the Indian Prime Minister: 1) PM with most Twitter following 2) First PM to take a Twitter Mirror 3) Most re-tweeted Indian tweetThe record book also features 7 records of the current Union government, which are: 1) Social media link for govt-citizen connect 2) Most followed foreign minister on Twitter 3) Largest Yoga class 4) Most foreign nationals at a Yoga event 5) Largest rural connectivity project 6) First total broadband-connected district 7) Most bank accounts openedThe event also marked the inspirational story of Ashwini Angadi, who overcame her physical disabilities to achieve tremendous success. Speaking about her journey, Ashwini Angadi said, “I have never allowed my physical limitation to slow me down, rather, I have used it to fuel my passion and desire to not just help myself but also help others. As I stand here today to launch the new edition of Limca Book of Records, I feel great pride and also greater responsibility to empower several others lead their lives with confidence and with their head held high. Thank you to the Limca Book of Records team for acknowledging me and several other Indians who have made their country proud.” Other than the chapter on Specially-abled, LBR 2016 also includes 19 informative chapters on arts, cinema, sports, adventure, science, medicine etc. Launched in India in 1990, it is the second book of records in the world after Guinness Book of World Records. It was launched with the objective of providing a platform to ordinary Indians to showcase their talent in their search for excellence. From then on, there has been no looking back. Today, the book has become a ready-reckoner for those who intend to break limits. At the launch of the 2016 edition of Limca Book of Records, Mr. Venkatesh Kini , President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, said, “Much like the Make in India week, LBR too instills a great sense of pride, encourages and drives people to dare, dream, imagine and showcase their talent. This year, we have chosen to celebrate the Specially-abled – for their determination and passion to rise above the ordinary. Make in India showcases both the soft and the hard power of India to the world and LBR too showcases the real power of India – its people. The unsung heroes, who have risen despite all challenges and achieved unimaginable feats. We recognize the synergies and the singularity in thought of both these properties and that is how LBR now makes its debut at MIIW.” He further added, “Over the last 27 years, Limca Book of Records has encouraged thousands of Indians to go beyond the ordinary. We hope that it continues to stand for the collective will power of our society.” (MORE) PRNewswire JSRadvertisementlast_img read more

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10 months ago​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the bus

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the busby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoy Keane suggests that Manchester United’s players are to blame for the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.Keane has lashed out at the group of players at United, suggesting they “got away with murder” with their performances.United are 6th in the table, 11 points off the top four. A 3-1 defeat to Liverpool led to the manager losing his job.”You would fall out with these players,” Keane told BBC Radio 5 live.”Players who turn up overweight, do not train properly and are not producing… for some to down tools, shame on some of those players.”I am not Jose’s biggest fan, but I can’t tolerate footballers who hide behind agents, their pals in the media – it is a bit of a joke.” last_img read more

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