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The new rival of Byju’s, UpGrad, and Simplilearn is no ed-tech startup. The name is TCS.

The pandemic has opened up a big opportunity for the IT giant’s ed-tech play. Harnessing its existing iON platform, it has launched applications, from online internship packages to digital classrooms and remote assessments. However, its startup rivals enjoy one big advantage: Their balance sheets do not come under the scrutiny of the stock market every quarter.
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Jochelle Mendonca
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Nearly a decade ago, Tata Consultancy Services launched iON, a software product supposed to be an enterprise resource-planning platform for Indian small and medium businesses. At that point, the move was so ambitious, it was called the Nano for the Indian IT industry, after the Tata Group’s affordable car. The company’s aim was to earn USD1 billion from the
develop products are tuned to this channel of learning. Others are those who will focus on sales alone, not innovation. Currently people don’t have a choice, but smart companies will innovate for the post-pandemic era, when people have a choice again,” says Narayanan Ramaswamy, national leader for education and skill development at consultancy KPMG. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)
Nearly a decade ago, Tata Consultancy Services launched iON, a software product supposed to be an enterprise resource-planning platform for Indian small and medium businesses. At that point, the move was so ambitious, it was called the Nano for the Indian IT industry, after the Tata Group’s affordable car. The company’s aim was to earn USD1 billion from the develop products are tuned to this channel of learning. Others are those who will focus on sales alone, not innovation. Currently people don’t have a choice, but smart companies will innovate for the post-pandemic era, when people have a choice again,” says Narayanan Ramaswamy, national leader for education and skill development at consultancy KPMG. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)

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