Is Windows 10 already an enterprise success? 1.5 mn installations in a month say so

Less than a month after rollout of Windows 10, Microsoft has shared that its new operating system had already been installed on 75 million devices. And, interestingly nearly 1.5 million of those systems are running Windows 10 Enterprise.

In-fact, Greyhound Research CEO Sanchit Gogia said that according to their research about 70 percent of 150 organisations surveyed across Asia Pacific were not going to explore Windows 10 for the next 2-3 quarters.

Source: FirstPost

Google to continue to sharpen focus on India

Google Inc. is continuing to sharpen its focus on its India business by attempting to get more non-English speaking users online, providing more offline content to users with poor bandwidth, boosting the growth of its Android ecosystem, and helping more small businesses access the Internet, according to a senior company official.

ONTrigger with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 3 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

ONTrigger with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 2 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

ONTrigger with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 1 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

Greyhound Radio with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 3 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

Listen to the full podcast here

Greyhound Radio with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 2 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

Listen to the full podcast here

Greyhound Radio with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 1 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP – Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger. Listen to the full podcast here:

Enterprise Mobility – Value Lies In Data, Not Device

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IT Industry May See Muted Growth In Fiscal 2016

The $118-billion Indian information technology (IT) industry could see muted growth in the fiscal year ending March 2016, even lower than the 13-15% growth that software lobby Nasscom forecast for the current fiscal as most businesses keep a wary eye on their IT budgets, say industry analysts.

IT Industry May See Muted Growth In Fiscal 2016

The $118-billion Indian information technology (IT) industry could see muted growth in the fiscal year ending March 2016, even lower than the 13-15% growth that software lobby Nasscom forecast for the current fiscal as most businesses keep a wary eye on their IT budgets, say industry analysts.

Alibaba Arm Buys 25% In Paytm Parent For $700 M

When Jack Ma visited India in November, he said he was keen to do business with companies here. In just two months, the Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba has made good his intention by taking a 25 per cent stake in Paytm, a mobile commerce company.

Indian IT Industry Mood Lifts on Totalisation Pact

With the resumption of the discussions on Social Security Agreement and Bilateral Investment Agreement finding pride of place in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcements at the joint press meet with visiting US president Barack Obama, the country’s IT sector is hopeful of a conducive business atmosphere in the US to expand its business operations.

Cisco adds 129 crorepatis in a year to retain talent

The number of crorepatis at Cisco India shot up to 132 in 2014 from just three in the previous year, a development that comes at a time when the USbased network equipment maker is gearing up to cash in on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ initiative. With a fresh investment of $1.7 billion, the company is offering huge salary hikes to retain employees, even as it looks to hire the best engineering and sales talent from local as well as international markets.

#GreyhoundInMedia: EMC (@EMCIndia)collaborates with cloud service providers in India to target $1 billion cloud market #Press #Media #BusinessStandard

Information management and storage major EMC has partnered cloud services providers, Netmagic and Sungard AS, as part of its efforts to tap the USD 1 billion cloud market opportunity in India.

#GreyhoundInMedia: #Google’s #AndroidOne bet on #Asia #Press #Media #Mint @Google

Seldom has a global technology company launched a global product or programme in Asia. On 15 September, at an event that rivalled its annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google Inc. did precisely that when it launched the first family of three Android One phones in India as part of a larger initiative to bring “high-quality smartphones at affordable prices, to as many people as possible”, with support for local languages.

#GreyhoundInMedia: HCL Infosystems ties up with Hamilton Beach #Press #Media #Mint

HCL Infosystems will market and provide a distribution network for products under Hamilton Beach brand for five years. HCL Infosystems Ltd, an information technology (IT) hardware firm and a listed subsidiary of HCL Enterprise, is seeking to tap consumer electronics as its distribution business becomes a key revenue generator for the company. 

#GreyhoundInMedia: Asia-Pacific, Middle East new focus areas for IT services firms #Press #Media #Mint

Indian software services exporters have begun sharpening their focus on countries like Japan, China, Malaysia, Australia and those in the Middle East, given the growth potential of these markets.

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#GreyhoundInMedia: The Social CIO #Press #Media

Enterprise technology decision makers are increasingly leveraging social network and technologies to foster growth in their organisations. Social technologies are playing a major role in fostering growth among organisations and enterprise technology decision makers are leveraging social networks in numerous innovative ways. There are some key verticals like BFSI, telecom, retail and hospitality which is using social technologies to reach out to their customers. Interacting with the customers on a regular basis allows enterprises to know their requirements and this helps in coming up with offers or products that are liked by the customers.

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Android may rejuvenate Nokia

While analysts are not calling the Nokia X Series smartphones a game changer, they are upbeat about Microsoft’s strategy to tap into the sub-Rs.10,000 phone segment. In the age of smartphones powered by Google’s Android operating system, Microsoft seems to have half acknowledged that if it has to succeed in phones, it makes sense to ride on Google’s open technology.

CA bets on mobility solutions

New York-headquartered software firm CA Technologies, which has been struggling globally to break away from its legacy mainframe business, has launched its mobile device managed solutions in India. “Increasingly more and more people are bringing their own devices to the workplace,” says Sunil Manglore, Managing Director of CA Technologies India. “The solution will help CIOs (short for Chief Information Officer) support devices within the (company’s) IT infrastructure.”

How messaging apps are beefing up their user base

Smileys were always popular, but they never got the cult status that stickers – the new, larger emoticons – have gained. The fad, started by the Line messaging app in Japan, is now big enough to prompt TV shows featuring sticker characters in the country, and local versions of stickers in other countries. But the biggest indication that the stickers from Japan had become a global phenomenon came when Facebook adopted them, first on mobile and then on web chat.

The challenge of mobility and the cost of BYOD fleets

In March 2013, ZDNet reported that the size of the 2013 bring-your-own-device (BYOD) market would be double that of 2012, making BYOD truly mainstream. Sixty eight percent of respondents in the same research report said that getting buy-in from staff presents no challenge to a BYOD workplace program (no surprise, given how much we all love our own phones and tablets), but of the aspects reported as “a very big challenge”, most responses were for “devising a security policy” and “implementing appropriate mobile device management [MDM] software”.

Five Ways for SMBs to Enter Emerging Markets Fast

Growing companies often look to developing markets for new opportunities; however, finding the right time to enter these markets can be a difficult balance. Recent research from Oxford Economics, sponsored by SAP, suggests that less than one-quarter of U.S. small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be operating solely in the U.S. in three years. While SMEs are expanding their presence at a rapid rate in new markets, BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) are becoming old news: the acronym has been amended by many economists with “S” for South Africa, and lately, “I” for Indonesia. Other countries like Turkey and South Korea are ripe for entry even though they were hardly considered just a few years ago.

Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips

Consumers in emerging economies have skipped past stodgy old landlines and PCs straight to mobile phones. But that doesn’t mean CIOs in those regions won’t run into problems with building the mobile enterprise.

10 dicas de estratégia de mobilidade para mercados emergentes

Consumidores em economias emergentes substituíram as velhas linhas fixas e PCs diretamente por telefones móveis. Mas isso não quer dizer que CIOS destas regiões não encontrem problemas ao montar empreendimentos mobile.

Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips

Consumers in emerging economies have skipped past stodgy old landlines and PCs straight to mobile phones. But that doesn’t mean CIOs in those regions won’t run into problems with building the mobile enterprise.

More Enterprises in Emerging Markets Go Apple

According to a survey, conducted by Greyhound Research, Apple products are making their presence felt in the enterprise. 39% of respondents reported using one or more apple products at the workplace – this includes personally owned devices. Interestingly, while iPhone and iPad continue to be the most used apple product, Mac is increasingly gaining traction.

Greyhound Research says, Emerging Market Enterprises support Apple Products

To better understand the change in the consumer behaviour regarding use of mobile gadgets, the IT research and advisory firm of Greyhound Knowledge Group, Greyhound Research has conducted a survey of 300 senior IT decision-makers in the APJ and MEA regions. The study covered seven key verticals including Manufacturing, Retail, Professional Services, Media & Entertainment, among others.

How Can CIOs Implement Mobility in Emerging Markets

With mobile technology trending more than PCs or landlines, IT companies are investing more and more money in it. A recent research conducted by Greyhound Research, revealed that although companies are increasingly investing in the mobile, CIOs are faces issues on how to deal with it. The study interviewed 100 CIOs Asia/Pacific and Africa/Middle East, resulting in the report, “Riding the enterprise mobility wave: How are CIOs dealing with it?” The study showed that almost 70 percent CIOs wante dto invest in mobile technology, and 65 percent were already in the process of expanding mobile IT.

Apple devices find more Support from Enterprises in Emerging Markets

Greyhound Research, the IT research and advisory arm of Greyhound Knowledge Group conducted a survey of 300 senior IT decision makers in the APJ and MEA regions. The study covered seven key verticals including Manufacturing, Retail, Professional Services, Media & Entertainment among others.

Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips

Consumers in emerging economies have skipped past stodgy old landlines and PCs straight to mobile phones. But that doesn’t mean CIOs in those regions won’t run into problems with building the mobile enterprise.

“To successfully implement a project compared to the U.S. or U.K. is absolutely different in terms of cultural challenges, maturity mindsets and vendor presence,” said Sanchit Vir Gogia, founder and principal analyst at Greyhound Research in New Delhi.

Will HP Get Lucky With Smartphones This Time?

The ever-developing and already crowded smartphone sphere will witness the re-entry of global IT giant Hewlett-Packard (HP). Realizing the business potential in the smartphone industry, Yam Su Yin, the company’s Senior Director, Consumer PC and Media Tablets Asia Pacific told PTI that it would be an awful business decision to stay out of the market.

Nokia – News You Can Use

Six years ago, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia had a pretty broad brief for Jawahar Kanjilal: he had to launch some services targeted at emerging markets. Kanjilal did some research and zeroed in on an SMSbased information service called Nokia Life Tools (NLT), which would provide agricultural information, such as weather reports and crop prices, and educational services such as English language courses.