HCL Technologies Eyes 20% Revenue From Digital Play By 2020

HCL Technologies, India’s fourth largest software services company, expects digital, cloud, analytics, automation and internet of things (IoT) to grow faster than the traditional business segments, accounting for up to 20 per cent of revenues in next three to four years, from current five per cent.

Surviving Brexit Aftermath Using Digital Transformation As Your Armour

Regardless of how the economy shapes up after Brexit, Britian’s decision to move out of the EU in June has undoubtedly given birth to a new-world equilibrium for all in Britain and EU. 

Greyhound Research believes that despite the proposed outcomes of political and economic liberty arising out of Brexit, Britain’s reliance on the EU (and vice versa) will continue to be pivotal for their respective success.

Making Big Data Drive Digital Transformation

As organisations adopt new applications and approaches to cater to non-traditional touchpoints, they are faced with an explosion of data.

It’s but natural for organisations to get overwhelmed by the large volumes of data generated daily (sometimes every few seconds) from a multitude of sources such as social networking sites, internal employee communication, and other organisational resources including sensors among others.

Top CEO Dilemma of 2016: Surviving Digital Disruption

Gone are the days when analysts and shareholders would spare organisations grappling with modest growth prospects.

It’s no wonder that in today’s rapidly changing digital world, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are under constant pressure to deliver the goods. 

Verizon Inks Deal To Acquire Yahoo For $4.83 bn

by Yahoo! Inc. has agreed to sell its core operations to US telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. for $4.83 billion in a transaction that marks the end of the Internet pioneer as an independent company after a two-decade-long journey.

Verizon Acquires Yahoo For $4.8 billion In All-Cash Deal

Yahoo, one of the biggest Internet services companies of yesteryears, has been acquired by US telecom major Verizon for $4.83 billion in an all-cash deal. While the acquisition is being seen by many analysts as the end of the road for the Internet pioneer, users and fans are hoping for a magical revival of its glorious past.

Verizon Buys Yahoo, Puts It In Competition With Facebook, Microsoft And Google: Analyst

Yahoo, that has been restructuring its business for year now, finally sold out to Verizon. Verizon sealed the deal for $4.83 billion, all in cash. This acquisition gives Verizon access to Yahoo’s advertising technology tools such as BrightRoll and Flurry, assets such as Search, Mail, Messenger as well as real estate, among others. The deal is expected to close in Q1 2017.

Verizon Acquires Yahoo, Aspires To Compete With Google & Facebook

On 25 July 2016, Verizon Communications confirmed its plans of acquiring Yahoo’s operating business for USD 4.83 billion.

The sale includes Yahoo’s content offerings in News, Sports, Finance, Yahoo Mail, Brightroll (programmatic advertising technology), Flurry (mobile application analytics solution) and Gemini (search and native advertising solution) among others.

Companies trying to use bots in HR-related functions: Study

Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) are starting to pilot the use of bots in HR-related functions.

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Mint Enterprise Technology Summit 2016

Leslie D’Monte, Technology Editor is in discussion with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research, Vishal Dhupar of NVIDIA Graphics, DR Shriram Revankar of Adobe India Big Data Experience Lab and many more such guests in Mint Enterprise Technology Summit 2016 wherein they discussed about big data analytics in IoT world.

To see video insights by Sanchit Vir Gogia, click here

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Investors Keep A Close Watch As Mu Sigma Founder-couple Splits

Even as investors at Mu Sigma keep a close watch on the recent developments within the company, there is a possibility of bringing in professional mangers at the helm of affairs.

Big Data: Possibilities and challenges

At the 2016 edition of Mint’s Enterprise Tech Summit titled ‘Big Data analytics in an IoT world’, experts discuss potential and barriers to widespread IOT-Big Data value delivery.

The panellists included Sanchit Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research.

Is TCS losing the race because of slow digital growth?

A favourite among investors at one time, Tata Consultancy Services is fast turning into a mammoth that is failing to evolve with time as others are fast catching up on the increasing demand for digital.

India’s largest software exporter’s enterprise value fell to ₹4.86 lakh crore by the end of December, a drop of over 6 per cent over the previous year. The company’s market capitalisation similarly slipped from ₹5.01 lakh crore in Q3 2015 to ₹4.80 lakh crore in the latest Q3, a slide of about 4.2 per cent.

Startups Need To Cater To The Demands of New ‘Information Generation Consumer’: Report

Waves of startups have completely changed the way people consume and do things but what makes an idea stick and cater to unseen needs still largely remains a mystery. A new report reveals that their success is dependent on catering to the multifaceted demands of the ‘Information Generation’, a new breed of connected consumers who are shaped by easy availability of information and technology and are placing new demands on how businesses operate.

Leading From The Front – TCS

The next five years would come from digital. Barely a year later, the IT service provider’s digital revenue is already at $2.2 billion and Chandra is upbeat. “It has been another great year. Our industry is at an inflection point overall because technology, particularly digital, is gaining centre stage and is making a big impact on every other industry,” he says.

TechMahindra to rope in 20 execs for digital; poach Askme CEO Jaspreet Bindra

Anand Mahindra is seeking fresh blood to power his group’s move to digital, and is on the prowl for 20 ‘high-powered folks’ to make his seven-decade old auto-to-defence conglomerate more digitally savvy as Indian businesses go through a wave of technological disruption.

Startups And Traditional Businesses Have A Lot To Learn From One Another

Start-ups are cannibalising traditional businesses – from retail to banking. But there is a lot both the sides can learn from one another, the results of a survey found.

Start-ups, of course, have an edge in innovating faster since they are smaller in size and, therefore, more nimble than traditional businesses. They also work in an agile fashion where the software or the product developed is ‘iterated’ – the product, when released the first time, is hardly perfect but is updated and refined multiple times over a period. That marked a significant shift from the traditional mindset where an enterprise only released a perfect product after rigorous testing, a time taking affair.

Digitally native startups well placed to serve consumers

A new breed of connected consumers is placing new demands on how businesses operate and digitally native startups are well-positioned to address their needs, according to a survey commissioned by EMC India.

The study, conducted by Greyhound Research ‘The Startup Approach to Information in India’ and released here on Tuesday, found that business agility is the key business attribute allowing startups to disrupt traditional industries. But they could also draw a few lessons from traditional organisations in scaling and putting in the right processes in place.

Lack of planning of workload could affect startups

Indian startups may be growing at a blazing pace but they are often unable to optimise information due to lack of planning and workload constraints, says a study. According to the study by Greyhound Research commissioned by technology firm EMC India, technology is helping startups deliver unique and personalised experiences compared to mid and large-sized enterprises.

Lack of planning, workload probs could affect Startups

Indian startups may be growing at a blazing pace but they are often unable to optimise information due to lack of planning and workload constraints, says a study. According to the study by Greyhound Research commissioned by technology firm EMC India, technology is helping startups deliver unique and personalised experiences compared to mid and large-sized enterprises.

Lack of planning, workload probs could affect Startups

Indian startups may be growing at a blazing pace but they are often unable to optimise information due to lack of planning and workload constraints, says a study. According to the study by Greyhound Research commissioned by technology firm EMC India, technology is helping startups deliver unique and personalised experiences compared to mid and large-sized enterprises.

Lack of planning, workload problems could affect startups @EconomicTimes

Indian startups may be growing at a blazing pace but they are often unable to optimise information due to lack of planning and workload constraints, says a study.

According to the study by Greyhound Research commissioned by technology firm EMC India, technology is helping startups deliver unique and personalised experiences compared to mid and large-sized enterprises.  

Startups High on Agility but need processes and technology to scale

The ‘Information Generation’, a new breed of connected consumers – shaped by the availability of information and technology at their fingertips today – is placing new demands on how businesses operate, and digitally native startups are well-positioned to address their needs. This was revealed in an independent survey commissioned by EMC India and conducted by Greyhound Knowledge Group, which found that business agility is the key business attribute that is allowing startups to disrupt traditional industries. 88% of respondents are able to deliver unique and personalized experiences, with 42% of startups already doing this organization-wide compared with 33% of mid-large enterprises.

Startups Need To Cater Demand of New Information Generation

Waves of startups have completely changed the way people consume and do things but what makes an idea stick and cater to unseen needs still largely remains a mystery. A new report reveals that their success is dependent on catering to the multifaceted demands of the ‘Information Generation’, a new breed of connected consumers who are shaped by easy availability of information and technology and are placing new demands on how businesses operate.

Sanchit Vir Gogia on SAP ACE Award 2015 Jury

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief analyst and CEO Greyhound Research is a part of the esteemed jury panel along with other industry leaders, who are evaluating and judging the SAP ACE Awards 2015.

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About the Event:

Established as the mark of technology excellence since 2006, SAP ACE has recognized and honored Indian businesses who have demonstrated the spirit of innovation and leveraged SAP solutions to transform themselves.

SAP ACE continues to keep pace with evolving business and technology landscapes. Integration of the SAP Performance Benchmarking program in the evaluation process and the independent jury panels have made ACE the most coveted award in the industry.

SAP ACE 2015 endeavors once again to recognize and reward the best in technology innovation and business transformation

The Award categories for SAP ACE 2015 are:

  • Adoption of Technology in Line of Business Function
  • Enterprise Wide IT Adoption
  • Leveraging Analytics and Mobility
  •  SAP Project Implementation
  • Innovation Driven Technology Adoption
  • Industry Specific Technology Adoption

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Vodafone in talks with IBM to renew ₹6600 Cr outsourcing contract

Vodafone India has started talks with software major IBM for renewal of a $1 billion (Rs 6,600 crore) outsourcing contract that is set to expire in June 2016, while also sounding out Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Tech Mahindra, two people familiar with the matter said.

VodafoneIn has a new ally in IBM for a whopping $1 bn deal

Vodafone, one of India’s top telecom operators, is now in talks with the software major IBM for the renewal of a $1 billion outsourcing contract that will expire in June next year.

The mobile network operator outsources services like management of application development and the network services in the IT sector. IBM, which is trying to retain the deal, is also planning to sell its data analytics solutions to Vodafone, as published in an Economic Times report, adding that companies like Wipro, TCS, Infosys and Tech Mahindra are also under consideration for the deal.

How Vodafone, RCom, Aircel & MTS use Big Data, analytics to reduce customer churn and increase ARPUs

Telecom operators including Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Aircel and MTS India are investing in technologies such as big data and analytics amid growth in data consumption as they look to retain subscribers and increase revenue per user.

Analytics allow telecom companies to improve their data product offerings by better understanding customer demands and usage patterns, according to the operators. The equipment and networks that provide data services generate significant a lot of data that the operators use to identify and proactively address the network issues they face. This also helps the operators plan their network expansion strategies better.

Marico Gets Smarter With Tableau’s BI Solution

India is one of the most exciting consumer markets in the world. An expanding middle class population with rising average income and increasing spending power, coupled with rapid urbanization, add to India’s consumption story. Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), with a market size of over US$13.1 billion as of 2012, has been identified as the fourth largest sector in India’s economy.

Dell EMC deal great on the books but not for the cooks

Computer maker Dell stirred up quite a storm in the IT industry by snapping up storage juggernaut EMC for a whopping $67 billion. The mother of all deal will have a significant impact on the enterprise technology landscape in the years to come.

The India market at this point of time is opportune for a Dell-EMC deal to take place considering India is still a host to a large number of organisations who are yet to shift workloads to the cloud. The deal would put the merged entity in a sweet spot as it would be providing end-to-end infrastructure in terms of both devices and storage. And the CIO community in India is closely watching the movements on the Dell-EMC merger.

Greyhound Research at IBM SolutionsConnect 2015

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EMC buy will help Dell turn $3 Bn company in 2 years

Dell’s announcement to buy enterprise storage maker EMC for $67 billion could boost the world’s second largest PC maker’s pace of growth in the Indian market, analysts said.

With revenue of over $2 billion from India in the last fiscal, Dell is the fastest growing company among its peers. It expects to cross $3 billion over the next two years, which until yesterday could be seen as an ambitious target but not so much anymore.

Dell-EMC deal driven by Big Data storage, Digital

Not everyone is excited about a multi-billion dollar merger between two seemingly traditional companies that sell hardware, storage and information technology (IT) services to other companies, especially in a new-age world of social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC), Internet of Things (IoT), e-commerce, social networking, 3D printing and drones.

Greyhound Research Keynote & Panel Discussions Microsoft Partner Summit

What is the event about?

As a business owner, your key intent would be to drive long term growth and profitability for your business. To stay ahead of the game, you need solutions and trusted partners, who can help transform your vision into reality.

Restoring & Reinventing

On 20 august — which happened to be Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy’s 69th birthday — the company CEO and managing director Vishal Sikka announced a new set of services, ‘Aikido’. Named after Japanese martial art that is about defeating the enemy using his own force, and enlightening one’s real enemy — the self.