Ankur Warikoo Working On A New Script For Nearbuy

An old lady runs through the narrow corridors of a slum, chasing two thieves, who had apparently robbed her bag. Twenty seconds into the chase, the old lady grabs them and hits them on to the ground. The video ends with a message – “Karate classes for just Rs 149.” This was the advertisement of Groupon India, the Indian subsidiary of US-based ecommerce marketplace Groupon Inc, in 2013.

Father didn’t tell him to, but Kavin Mittal took a Hike

Hike Messenger’s new office at the Aerocity in Delhi was designed by Kavin Mittal, its 27-year-old CEO. That is in keeping with Mittal’s career choices; he chooses to build his own things. He could have joined any of the several businesses of Bharti Enterprises, which his father Sunil controls. But Kavin Mittal chose to build a new one, though he kept it under Bharti’s equal-stakes venture with Japan’s telecom and Internet giant SoftBank.

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.

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.

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Capgemini names Salil Parekh deputy CEO

Parekh will focus on the business growth strategy and operating dynamics, along with current responsibilities.

Salil Parekh, who heads the Application Services One and Sogeti units of Europe’s largest information technology (IT) services firm, the Capgemini Group, has now become a deputy chief executive officer. “The leadership team structure at Capgemini group continues to be the same but Parekh’s title is new. The change was formalised late February,” said a company spokesperson, adding that Parekh now shares this position with Patrick Nicolet and Olivier Sevillia.

Next Level Is Banking By Video-Conferencing

Visiting your neighbourhood bank branch may soon be a thing of the past. With technology advancement taking place in leaps and bounds, banks are now following customers away from the 9 to 5 shift.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The $120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The $120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The $120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The $120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

IT Companies Now Generate Higher Revenue From Fixed Price Contracts

The USD 120-billion information technology industry now generates almost half of its revenue from fixed price contracts. While this indicates the rising comfort of overseas clients in dealing with Indian software providers, industry watchers feel that the trend may result in thinner margins and fewer job additions in India.

Microsoft Corporation On Cloud Nine

The Indian workplace is changing quickly, with technology at the centre of the change. Cloud computing is no longer a technology buzzword tossed around in company corridors. It’s mainstream now than ever before and to be on the cloud is today every business’ priority.

Cloud Domination Dreams: Oracle To Hire Troop Of Sales Professionals Across India

Oracle India is ramping up its cloud business with the addition of a dedicated sales force that will sell Oracle Cloud solutions. The company announced that it plans to hire more than 200 sales professionals to accelerate and ramp up its cloud business in the country.

The days of ‘big bang’ hiring by IT firms may be over

EMC Redefines Hybrid Cloud for the Enterprise

EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Federation Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Edition with VMware available immediately. Microsoft Cloud Platform and OpenStack® Editions to be available in 2015. Solution offers public cloud interoperability with VMware vCloud® AirTM, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other EMC-powered cloud service providers

EMC Furthers Its Hybrid Cloud Ambition For Enterprises

Last month IT major EMC announced globally that it is venturing into the hybrid cloud space. At a recent webinar the IT major explains how the company is furthering its hybrid cloud ambition by launching a new solution for enterprises enabling IT-as-a-service (ITaaS). The new hybrid Cloud solution is designed to be implemented in 28 days or less with EMC Professional Services, the company said at the webinar.

EMC Announces Professional Services For Hybrid Cloud

The company has announced four new services under its professional services portfolio to for end-to-end turnkey operational management; to analyze application requirements and workload suitability; for IT transformation and education services

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#GreyhoundInMedia: Web-based converged infrastructure co Nutanix (@nutanix) to enter Indian market #Press @Business_Line_

Nutanix, a Web-based converged infrastructure company, has announced its entry into the Indian market and plans to build a team of skilled engineers in Bangalore. As a part of its go-to-market strategy, Nutanix will also look at partnering with system integrators such as Infosys in virtualisation, storage and servers, providing outreach to small, medium and large enterprises across the country, the company said in a statement.

#GreyhoundInMedia: IBM (@IBM), Twitter (@twitter) data deal will help Indian firms cut costs #Press #Media @BW

The International Business Machine Corp. (IBM) move to offer Twitter data as part of select cloud-based services will especially help mid-sized Indian firms reduce capital expenditure when investing in social, mobility, cloud and analytics (SMAC) technologies, say experts, while helping IBM strengthen its SMAC service offerings to clients worldwide.

#GreyhoundInMedia: IBM (IBM), Twitter (@twitter) data deal will help Indian firms cut costs #Press #Media @Mint

The International Business Machine Corp. (IBM) move to offer Twitter data as part of select cloud-based services will especially help mid-sized Indian firms reduce capital expenditure when investing in social, mobility, cloud and analytics (SMAC) technologies, say experts, while helping IBM strengthen its SMAC service offerings to clients worldwide. On 15 July, IBM had announced an exclusive partnership with Apple Inc. to introduce a new class of business apps, bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to the iPhone and iPad in a bid to capture the enterprise mobility market.

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

EMC is enabling hybrid cloud solutions with key cloud service providers in the Indian market. EMC announced collaboration with cloud service providers Netmagic and Sungard AS, as part of a larger effort to target the cloud market opportunity in India, which is estimated to be $1 Billion by 2015 according to Greyhound Research. EMC is working with each cloud service provider to offer customers a consolidated, customer-focused approach to designing, architecting, and running a hybrid cloud to deliver the speed and agility of public cloud services, with the control and security of private cloud infrastructures. The collaboration will focus on customers in manufacturing, healthcare, retail, BFSI and IT/ ITES sectors.  

#GreyhoundInMedia: EMC (@EMCIndia)partners cloud service providers to tap $1 bn opportunity in India #Press #Media #EconomicTimes

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

#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.

Dell Annual Analyst Conference 2013

Event Dates – September 26th to September 27th 2013

Analyst(s) attending – Sanchit Vir Gogia

SAP Analyst Forum 2013

Event Dates – August 21st to August 22nd 2013

Analyst(s) attending – Sanchit Vir Gogia

Greyhound Radio with Sanchit Vir Gogia on Technology and Education

In this week’s podcast: demand for quality education is growing across the world, but education itself has largely avoided automation. Can IT improve education? And how can the IT industry work with schools and colleges to head off a growing skills shortage, especially in IT and data science? We speak to BT’s Pat Hughes, TCS’ Satya Ramaswamy and analyst Sanchit Vir Gogia, of Greyhound Research.