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Public sector insurers offered very low rates to eat up the competition in group medical cover business.

The four public sector general insurance companies have made a killing in the new year garnering a massive swing in group medical cover business away from the private sector companies.
These companies have managed to rope in most of the big-ticket corporate clients for their group mediclaim insurance to move premiums worth close to Rs 1,000 crore. The large scale shift has caught the attention of the sector regulator too. The numbers are sizable enough to change the rankings in the insurance business by premium income generated. For instance, over 2013 ICICI Lombard had been reducing the distance between itself and Oriental Insurance, the smallest of the four public sector insurance companies. This will now revert back to the normal pecking order. In the general insurance business renewal of premiums happen towards the end of the calendar year. This year, sources close to the development told The Indian Express that the public sector insurers had gone aggressive and offered very low …

2013 ERP Market Share Update: SAP Solidifies Market Leadership

Comment Now SAP’s continued market dominance depends on how well the company orchestrates it core ERP strategy with the following areas: BusinessObjects 4.0, its highly regarded analytics suite; social application adoption (SAP Jam); the many Cloud-based initiatives they have including SuccessFactors and BusinessbyDesign; mobility platform wins;  and major wins with their SAP Sybase DBMS and HANA architectures. SAP Headquarters, Building 1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) During 2012 the worldwideEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market experienced sluggish growth of just 2.2%, yet Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), financial management and Human CapitalManagement (HCM) applications showed potential for breakout growth. Through the challenging times of the previous year however, SAP still retained worldwide market share leadership.  These and other insights were recently published in the recent report, Market Share Analysis: ERP Software Worldwide, 2012 authored by Chris Pang, Yann…

How to book an IRCTC tatkal ticket- guide for the people with basic computer knowledge

If you’ve ever tried booking a Tatkal ticket, you will know how important each minute is and how annoying IRCTC’s online passenger reservation system can get. You have to make optimum use of each second as soon as the online booking counter opens, and those 5 to 10 minutes before the counter opens are also very crucial. We’ve laid out a guide to help you book a Tatkal ticket, along with a set of handy tech tools and tips and tricks that will help you bag a confirmed Tatkal ticket faster. Keep the page active

First, the Tatkal or last minute online booking window opens only a day in advance of your journey between 10 am and 12 am. A person can book only two Tatkal tickets on one user id, so for any more tickets you will need to login using other IRCTC user ids. Now, you need to successfully log into the IRCTC reservation system at exactly 10 a.m., but remember, there are tens of thousands of other people trying to log into the site, so one needs to be really quick. Try to login using m…

Top 40 MBA programs based on Salary and overall top 100

Top 40 Programs (out of 212)As of 1 January 2013Rank  UniversityProgramMedian Salary1INSEAD - FranceMBA (1 year, Full-time students, Daytime classes)$134,6002London Business School - United KingdomMasters in Finance - Full time (1 year, Full-time students, Daytime classes)$120,0003Stanford University - United StatesFull Time (2 years, Full-time students, Daytime classes)$115,0004McGill University - CanadaMBA full-time (2 years, Full-time students, Daytime classes)$112,0005MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - United StatesFull Time, 2 year MBA (2 years, Full-time students, Daytime classes)$111,0006Dartmouth College - United StatesFull-time MBA (2 years, Full-time students, Daytime classes)$107,4067Chicago (University of) - United StatesFull-Time MBA Program (-21 months, Full-time students, Daytime classes)$104,0008London Business School - United KingdomFull-time (-15-21 months, Full-time students, Daytime classes)$103,5419Oxford (University of) - United KingdomOxford MBA (1 ye…