Firms Relying On Digital Transformation To Counter Disruption In Ecosystem: Survey

Disruption appears to be the new norm in India, with over 90 per cent of enterprises stating they have experienced disruption, and another 26 per cent unaware of how their industry would look three years down the line, according to a new survey.

HCL Tech Q2 Profit Jumps 16.7%; C. Vijaykumar Promoted To Top Post

HCL Technologies Ltd, India’s fourth largest information technology (IT) firm, on Friday reported that its net profit rose 16.7% year-on-year to Rs2,014 crore in the September quarter, fuelled by strong growth in its  infrastructure services business and improved margins.

The firm also announced the elevation of its chief operating officer, C. Vijayakumar, to the top position in the company and the acquisition of a US firm.

Mahindra Kickstarts Use Of Internet-Of-Things For Its Trucks, Tractors

Mahindra Group, India’s largest maker of tractors, has kickstarted an Internet-of-Things (IoT) project to place sensors in its trucks and tractors to predict potential breakdowns, as the auto-to-defence conglomerate seeks to ride the wave of technological disruption.

‘Prime’ Isn’t Just For Faster Deliveries, It Has Got More In Store, Says Amazon

Amazon is encouraging customers to sign-up on Prime, its premium membership service, which is essentially the US-based e-commerce giant’s biggest loyalty program. And the hook is faster deliveries.

Dell Technologies Research: Indian Organizations Most Digitally Mature Globally

Businesses consider digital start-ups a threat, either now or in the future.

Fires Kill Note 7, Burn $17 Bn Of Samsung’s Market Value

Samsung Electronics is ending production of its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, taking the drastic step of killing off a device that became a major headache for the South Korean electronics maker.

Big Business Houses Race For IT Infrastructure To Rival Startups

Sixty-three per cent of large businesses in India are scrambling to invest in IT infrastructure & digital skills to compete with start-ups who are posing a threat to traditional businesses and 62 per cent are planning to invest over 30 per cent of their 2016 IT budget in transformation projects.

How Facebook Can Disrupt OLX, Quikr’s Marketplace

With its free listing of goods and services, Facebook could disrupt the paid model adopted by classified players in the country.

Dell Tech To Tap Indian Digital Transformation

To tap into the country’s digital transformation, Dell Technologies, outcome of the $67 billion Dell-EMC merger, is sharpening its focus on the country.

Keynote Speaker at Dell EMC Forum 2016

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research as a Keynote speaker at the Dell EMC Forum 2016.

Samsung’s Note 7 Has Created A Deep Scar For What Appeared To Be A Picture Perfect Scenario

It was the smartphone Galaxy Note fans had been waiting for. One that was supposed to pack in the best that Samsung had on offer along with some features that no other manufacturer could come up with. It even featured a not-so-popular iris scanner that Samsung advertised about apart from its water resistant capabilities. But even with the best design from Samsung in a decade, Samsung was in a rush to deliver its flagship product for the year before Apple and LG. Rushing your product in stores comes with some drawbacks as devices usually do not get enough time in the testing phase. And all of this (along with some bad PR) has resulted in the massacre of the Samsung brand.

Digital Startups Will Disrupt Businesses: Study

Businesses believe digital startups pose a threat to their organisation, either now or in the future, while most fear that they may become obsolete because of competition from these startups.

4 Galaxy Note 7 explosions: Samsung Is Neglecting Its Customers

Samsung today is in a very tight spot. I’m not talking about now, but over the past few weeks ago. As for what’s happening right now, the buzz around the web points to five of its replaced Galaxy Note 7 phablets catching fire, which is an even bigger problem. But it doesn’t end there. Samsung has something off epic proportions headed its way. No, it’s not about how it discards those faulty smartphones, but the hurricane of lawsuits and problems related to customer service, ones that Samsung has yet to address formally. Right now it simply appears the company’s communications team has taken a step back.

Greyhound Radio on Impact of Reliance Jio on Digital Businesses in India

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research in a conversation with Sunil Dutt, President Devices at Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and Hitesh Dudani, Co Founder at Univibe Network.

Andromeda OS: Google To Bet On Mix Of Chrome, Android To Beat Apple

Google just turned 18 and like any adult it wants its rivals to take it seriously.

Enter Andromeda OS – another tool that the Mountain View-headquartered company is expected to unveil in the next 24 hours that it claims comprises of the best of Google’s two operating systems (OSes) — Chrome and Android.

Google, Microsoft, Apple & IBM Battle It Out In India Enterprise Space

India is all set to become a battleground as Google is gearing up to take on Microsoft and IBM as the California headquartered search giant is eyeing a piece of the lucrative enterprise business.


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Tips To Make Online Shopping A Truly Rewarding Experience

It’s past midnight. Rick and Nina sit glued to their laptops, waiting to hit the ‘Buy Now’ button. The online Pre-Christmas sale will start any minute and they are hoping to buy their favourite gadgets at less than half the price.

Rick and Nina are not alone. In fact they are a part of a current clan of over 1.5 billion online shoppers across the globe (per latest Greyhound Research estimates). As steep discounting online sales, especially around the holidays and festivals, continue to become a global trend this number is expected to cross 2 billion by 2020.

Google’s New Cloud Region Will Take Competition In The Indian Cloud Market A Notch Higher

According to recent reports from IT research firms, the Indian public cloud market is expected to cross $1 B in 2016 and grow three folds by 2020. It’s a huge opportunity for global cloud service providers as well as local players to cash in on.

Google To Launch First Data Centre In Mumbai To Take On Microsoft, Amazon

Google Inc. is trying to bridge the gap with rivals Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the cloud marketplace in India by announcing that it plans to set up its first data centre in Mumbai by 2017—a strategy that will help the company cater to a larger number of Indian developers and enterprise customers.

What will Indian E-Commerce Companies Do To Win This Festive Season?

On October 2, leading Indian e-commerce companies will kickstart their annual festive season sales. The three months starting October are crucial for both offline and online retailers in India as they account for some 40% of the annual consumer durables and electronics sales in the country.

Leading Indian e-commerce companies began preparations for this year’s sale months in advance.

Wal-Mart, Flipkart Deal Talks: $1 Bn Is A Pittance But Retail Giant May Be Just Testing The Waters

India’s retail space dominated by home-grown market leader Flipkart, with Jeff Bezos-founded Amazon following it, is being infused with increased funding if one were to go by news reports that Wal-Mart is pumping in $1 billion into Flipkart.

IBM Thinks Watson In Cognitive Mode

The technology platform, Watson, does hold a lot of potential for solving customer problems through its advanced analytics capabilities. But it needs to work in tandem with end-user organisations and may be a long way from commercial success in India

Analysts opine that Watson still had a long way to go in the India market.

Snapdeal将采取自营模式 追赶Flipkart和亚马逊

核心提示: 印度电商巨头Snapdeal将采取自营模式,由母公司Jasper Infotech Pvt旗下的子公司E-Agility Solutions Pvt负责这一自营模式。该举措与Snapdeal现在作为第三方电商平台的策略大为不同。此外,近日通过部署10万个核的OpenStack,Snapdeal获得成本降低、性能提升的好处。

Paytm Goes After Insurance – To Cover Auto, Cab Drivers

India’s largest digital payments company, Paytm, through its mobile wallets is looking at ways to revolutionise India’s insurance business. It has launched a program to offer health insurance to auto and cab drivers – 300,000 of them – who use Paytm to accept fares.

Twitter Shuts Down Development Centre In Bengaluru

Amidst increasing scrutiny from investors because of falling revenue growth, micro-blogging platform Twitter has shut its Bengaluru development centre.

Infy Exits Show Challenge For Sikka In Biz Makeover

The exit of Sanjay Purohit, the seventh key executive to quit Infosys, shows the challenges its first non-founder chief executive Vishal Sikka is facing. Sikka, a former board member at business software company SAP AG, has been trying to push the Indian IT services firm to shift its business model from a people-dependent one to higher productive mix of software and people.

MNCs Put Indian Data Centres On Cloud Nine

In a move that should worry local providers, large multinationals, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and IBM, have announced the launch of data centre facilities in India over the last year to capture the thriving local cloud computing demand.

80 Million People Use Facebook Groups Every Month In India

Facebook Inc. announced on Wednesday that over 80 million people in India use Facebook Groups each month to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends. Globally, more than 1 billion people use Facebook Groups every month and the product has grown since it was launched in 2010.

Snapdeal Turns Into Your Shopping Assistant To Survive E-commerce Battle

In order to break away from the herd of e-commerce players who fight on discounts, faster delivery and selection, Snapdeal wants to be your shopping assistant.

Snapdeal Whips Up Excitement: Will This Festival Season Be A Game Changer For E-Comm?

The e-commerce discount wars for the festive season will begin soon. Snapdeal has geared up for it with a change in logo and slogan. The change has been brought about, explains Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder and CEO, to “enable users to unlock their aspirations”.

Flipkart To Sack 800 More Amidst Gloomy Biz Outlook

After sacking 400 “under-performing” employees in July, the country’s top etailer Flipkart is learnt to be in the process of letting go of 800 more employees. The e-commerce major plans to “out-place” half of these employees, while the rest will be left to find jobs on their own.

Traditional ERP Companies Getting Into Real Time Analytics

Traditional ERP companies are beginning to offer real-time analytics, with an intent to help companies leverage data even on mobile phones. Traditionally, ERP systems have always been focussed on records and not enough emphasis was on the value of the information consisting in those records.

India Still Does Not Feature On Apple Launch Map

India may be for one of the fastest growing markets for Apple but when it comes to launches it does not figure on the iPhone maker’s map. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available to customers in India beginning only from October 7 onwards.

Apple Killing The Headphone Jack In iPhone 7: All You Need To Know

Brace yourselves, by around 12AM September 8, it will become abundantly clear that an iconic technology will go the way of the dodo. Of course, I am talking about the trusty old headphone jack – 3.5mm one which we all use to connect earphones/headphones and other audio products. Apple is highly rumoured to be getting rid of this port.

Jio: Telecom Giant Reliance Sparks India Price War

The Indian telecoms giant, Reliance, is offering smartphone users what it says is the cheapest mobile data network in the world.