Persistent Systems restructures after IBM alliance


Persistent Systems, a product and outsourcing company, said it is reorganizing its business structure in four divisions.

These divisions are ‘digital’, IBM, Services and Accelerite. It will also set up a new Corporate Operations office whose job will be to accelerate the four growth units. It will be headed by Atul Khadilkar.

“Unique to Persistent, the company’s product development and technology DNA drive all four growth strategies. The new structure along with new leadership responsibilities will be effective April 1, 2016,” it said.

The first of the four divisions will be ‘digital’. It will focus on the “how” of digital by bringing together data, APIs, and experiences, the company said. Sudhir Kulkarni will be the President for the Digital business.

“This growth strategy combines a technology partner ecosystem, Solutions, and a unique architecture for enterprise digital transformation or the transformation to become software-driven in business.”

The second division, which will look at the company’s combined business with IBM, will be headed by Mike Kerr.

His job will be to “build on the recent alliance for the IBM Watson loS Platform and the vision of software-driven everything as the next step in the digital transformation of enterprises.”

The third division will be the company’s largest and oldest — outsourcing services and will be led by Mritunjay (Munjay) Singh.

The services division has been set the goal of software and product development “including agile and experience design that are driven by the mainstream adoption of SMAC technologies.”

“This growth strategy continues the company’s focus on customers in the business of software (software vendors) and businesses or enterprises that are becoming software-driven,” Persistent Systems said.

The fourth division, Accelerite, is largely in existence even now, and is home to all the products that the company licenses out.

It will continue to focus on products that includes “business-critical infrastructure software for enterprises, telecom operators, and the public sector.” Nara Rajagopalan will continue as the CEO of Accelerite, the Products business of Persistent.

The Accelerite product suite was set up a few years ago and includes solutions for cloud life cycle management, endpoint security, enterprise mobility management, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The unit will also evaluate takeover of non-strategic products from other technology companies, Persistent Systems said.