Is Microsoft’s Update To Surface Pro Enough To Move The Needle?

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Sasken Communication Changes Name To Reflect Its Broad Range Of Services

Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd has changed its name for the second time since its inception in 1989 to Sasken Technologies Ltd effective February 14 to reflect its broad portfolio of services.

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.

Thoughts About Bots In Human Capital Management and Beyond!

In a recent research note we highlighted a key trend about Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) piloting and implementing Workforce Empowerment Systems (WES) to win the war for talent. This trend was noted in our recent Greyhound Research study titled Global CHRO Priorities 2016, where we spoke to 750+ CHROs from across the globe.

VMware AirWatch sells over a million licenses in India

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today said that it has sold over a million licenses of its VMware AirWatch Mobile Device Management solution to enterprises in India to help them manage the mobility needs of their workforce.

India emerges as one of the fastest growing markets for VMware’s end-user computing business

VMware today announced that it has sold over a million licenses of its VMware AirWatch Mobile Device Management solution to enterprises in India to help them manage the mobility needs of their workforce. The company also announced that India was one of the fastest growing markets for its End User Computing business globally. AirWatch saw some notable wins in India – including Air Works, Axis Bank, Fullerton, IDFC Bank, Indigo Airlines, Mindtree, OYO Rooms, Wipro, and Zomato, among others.

With a million sales, mobility security company Airwatch gains traction

VMware’s mobility security company Airwatch has sold over a million licenses in India in a little over a year of operations, and is being looked at as a serious name in the mobile device management space in India.

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.

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.

Mobility Cloud to define the future of Computing

Building new types of computers, constructing an intelligent cloud and helping companies increase productivity are the three “interlocking ambitions” he wants Microsoft Corp. to pursue “boldly”, CEO Satya Nadella said in a conversation on Thursday.

The Business Case for Virtual CISOs

Can’t Afford to Hire a Full-Time CISO? Then Rent One

Challenged by rising cybersecurity threats and a deficit of qualified security leaders, many organizations are now opting for “CISO as a service” – virtual CISOs who will step in and provide critical strategic leadership. In some cases, the virtual CISOs are short-term to fill a tactical need. Other times they sign long-term contracts to, say, develop a security road map for an organization. Whatever the end goal, for organizations that cannot find or afford a full-time CISO, the virtual leader fills a vital security gap.

The Business Case for Virtual CISOs – Bank Info Security

Can’t Afford to Hire a Full-Time CISO? Then Rent One

Challenged by rising cybersecurity threats and a deficit of qualified security leaders, many organizations are now opting for “CISO as a service” – virtual CISOs who will step in and provide critical strategic leadership. In some cases, the virtual CISOs are short-term to fill a tactical need. Other times they sign long-term contracts to, say, develop a security road map for an organization. Whatever the end goal, for organizations that cannot find or afford a full-time CISO, the virtual leader fills a vital security gap.

Reliance Communications, Sistema Shyam Teleservices adopting open source softwares to cut costs

Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Sistema Shyam Teleservices, also known as MTS India, are increasingly adopting open source software as it helps them significantly cut costs. The two telcos say using open source software allows them flexible options for their networks to meet demands for new services besides freeing them from high licensing costs related to proprietary software.

Microsoft to open new window to computing

Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software company, is doing the unthinkable. It is readying to deploy its new operating system (OS), Windows 10, on the cloud. Labelled “Windows as a service”, the company will provide free upgrades to users of Windows 7 and 8.1. Microsoft has also assured users that it will keep the new OS updated for the supported lifetime of a device for free. Windows 10 debuts on 29 July.

What’s Ailing India’s Manufacturing Sector?

About 75 percent of companies in India are still grappling with Manufacturing 1.0 and 2.0 stages – a basic stage where a company already has systems of production and transaction, according to a Greyhound Research report.

75% manufacturing cos in India still grappling with basic levels of technology adoption

Greyhound Research recently conducted a survey of manufacturers in India.

Key Highlights of the study were:

  • 75% of Manufacturing organisations in India are still grappling with Manufacturing 1.0 and 2.0 stages
  • 25% Manufacturing organisations in India are planning or executing components of Manufacturing 3.0
  • No Manufacturing organizations in India are planning for organisations 4.0 or 5.0

Enterprise Mobility – Value Lies In Data, Not Device

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Analyst Perspective On Capgemini Acquisition Of IGATE Corp: Sanchit Vir Gogia

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Following IGATE’s acquisition of Capgemini, Greyhound Research’s Sanchit Vir Gogia, said that while the deal is good, it is on the expensive side.

ONTrigger with Minhaj Zia, Polycom India – Part 2 of 3

Catch Minhaj Zia, Managing Director – India & SAARC at Polycom in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

ONTrigger with Minhaj Zia, Polycom India – Part 1 of 3

Catch Minhaj Zia, Managing Director – India & SAARC at Polycom in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO,Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.

Topsgrup To Raise $100 Million From International PE Firms

Security firm Topsgrup, run by Tops Security Ltd, is planning to raise $100 million from international private equity (PE) firms to fund acquisitions and provide existing investors a profitable exit.

Budget 2015: Start-Ups Get A Tech Boost

If the big idea of Budget 2014, announced on 10 July, was clearly start-ups, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government took it a step further by announcing on Saturday an allocation of Rs.1,000 crore to enable information technology (IT) start-ups, create additional funding avenues for small companies to raise money and, in turn, generate more employment.

Mobility, Network Intrusions Driving Network Security Market In India

The last few months have seen numerous phishing attacks and hacking on to corporate networks—making the threat landscape all the more complicated. Security breach incidents like leaking of confidential emails of Sony pictures entertainment, hacking of Forbes website and iCloud, which leaked thousands of personal pictures of celebrities over the internet have motivated enterprises to integrate sophisticated network security systems.

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia as a Keynote Speaker VMware Channel Partner meet

Catch our Chief Analyst & CEO, Sanchit Vir Gogia delivering a Key note on End User Computing and Mobility at VMware India Channel Partner Meet.

Enterprise Mobility – Value Lies In Data, Not Device Alone

Times have changed, and so has how we use smartphones. From their earlier simplistic use of fetching email and contacts, smartphones are now the powerhouse for consumers and business users who use mobile gadgets for accessing applications and surf the web. Powered by big screens, more than sufficient memory and processing power, smartphones of today’s age support 3G networks (some now even support 4G) and run sophisticated apps developed from across the globe.

$200 Mn Well Spent? 3 Reasons Why Infosys Buying Panaya May Be A Good Idea

Infosys today announced that it will be shelling out $200 million for a little known US-based firm Panaya that is a privately held company backed by venture capital firms like Benchmark Capital, Hasso Plattner Ventures and Battery Ventures. “The acquisition of Panaya is a key step in renewing and differentiating Infosys’ service lines,” CEO Vishal Sikka said in a statement following the acquisition. But here’s three reasons why the company may have spent its $200 million well for the acquisition:

$200 Mn Well Spent? 3 Reasons Why Infosys Buying Panaya Makes Good Sense

Infosys today announced that it will be shelling out $200 million for a little known US-based firm Panaya that is a privately held company backed by venture capital firms like Benchmark Capital, Hasso Plattner Ventures and Battery Ventures. “The acquisition of Panaya is a key step in renewing and differentiating Infosys’ service lines,” CEO Vishal Sikka said in a statement following the acquisition. But here’s three reasons why the company may have spent its $200 million well for the acquisition:

$200 Mn Well Spent? 3 Reasons Why Infosys Buying Panaya Makes Good Sense

Infosys today announced that it will be shelling out $200 million for a little known US-based firm Panaya that is a privately held company backed by venture capital firms like Benchmark Capital, Hasso Plattner Ventures and Battery Ventures. “The acquisition of Panaya is a key step in renewing and differentiating Infosys’ service lines,” CEO Vishal Sikka said in a statement following the acquisition. But here’s three reasons why the company may have spent its $200 million well for the acquisition:

CIOs Need A Broad Outlook For Developing Security Strategies

The last few months have seen numerous phishing attacks and hacking on to corporate networks—are you seeing the threat landscape getting more complicated?

The security industry is rightly earning its long due importance in organisations owing to numerous attacks last year. The threat landscape is becoming more volatile and any industry vertical connected to the Internet stands at a risk. Companies need to evaluate their current security technologies and assess its flaws and gaps.

It Is only Uphill from Here

Telecom is one of the fastest growing industries in India. Today, India stands as the second-largest telecommunications market in the world. The government has raised the FDI cap in India from 74 percent to 100 percent.

Top Trends Influencing Healthcare IT In 2015

The healthcare landscape is undergoing substantial changes as systems are being driven by rapid advances in mobile platforms, health information technology, and social media.

Emerging Enterprise Technologies Driving Shift from Endpoint to Network Security

The rapid adoption of SoCloMo is shifting the focus of security organisations from endpoint security to network security; the market pegged at $266 million in 2014, claims almost 28 percent of the total enterprise security market in India.

#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.