From Recruit to Retire – Oracle Approach To Human Capital Management (HCM)

On 7 April 2016, as part of the Greyhound Research Analyst team, we had the opportunity to attend the Oracle CloudWorld 2016 in Mumbai, India. At the event we met some of Oracle’s global executives who highlighted the growing demand for MobileFirst, CloudFirst business applications.

FISME and Microsoft to enable more than 10,000 SMBs for cloud adoption – CIO India

Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), an apex industry body, and Microsoft have come together to enable more than 10,000 micro, small and medium businesses across the country to adopt information technology and cloud computing. This will help them to connect better with their existing customers and reach out to potential customers across India.

FISME Microsoft to enable more than 10000 Indian SMBs to adopt cloud by 2016 – Dataquest India

Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), an apex industry body, and Microsoft have come together to enable more than 10,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises across the country to adopt information technology and cloud computing. This will help them to connect better with their existing customers and reach out to potential customers across India.

Microsoft India’s cloud updates: 3 data centres launched today

Microsoft has made some significant announcements on its cloud strategy in India. The software giant has shared updates on its local data centres. As part of today’s announcements, the company has launched three centres in Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai; and said that its commercial cloud services will be available from these data centres. Microsoft Azure services is launching today, and Office 365 services will be available from October 2015. Dynamics CRM Online services will follow suite early next year.

After IBM and Microsoft, Amazon plans to set up data centre in India next year

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said it will open an AWS infrastructure region in India for its cloud computing platform in 2016.

“Tens of thousands of customers in India are using AWS from one of AWS’s eleven global infrastructure regions outside of India. We’re excited to share that Indian customers will be able to use the world’s leading cloud computing platform (AWS) in India in 2016 – and we believe India will be one of AWS’s largest regions over the long term,” Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, AWS, said in a statement.

After IBM and Microsoft, Amazon plans to set up data centre in India next year @firstpost

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said it will open an AWS infrastructure region in India for its cloud computing platform in 2016.

“Tens of thousands of customers in India are using AWS from one of AWS’s eleven global infrastructure regions outside of India. We’re excited to share that Indian customers will be able to use the world’s leading cloud computing platform (AWS) in India in 2016 – and we believe India will be one of AWS’s largest regions over the long term,” Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, AWS, said in a statement.

10 Key Insights On PC Usage In India

The youth in India will drive the next phase of PC growth, according to an independent study conducted by Dell India.

Greyhound Research as a Knowledge Partner with CIO Productivity Conclave 2015 in Mumbai

FRESH (9)What is the event about?

As the global market place bounces back to growth, the role of the CIO and the Digital Strategist has become vital for ensuring successful migration to a digital enterprise. Understanding current trends and challenges will leave you with fresh ideas to implement at work.

Catch Greyhound Research as a knowledge partner in association with Information Week Big Data Analytics Summit

What is the event all about?

Big Data has been the buzzword in the technology space for quite some time now, with analysts and service providers discussing numerous benefits that can be derived by crunching the huge data sets available. With increase in Big Data awareness levels, Indian enterprises are also realizing the potential of Big Data analytics and are looking to unlock the business value from their data.

Catch Greyhound Research as a knowledge partner in association with Informationweek Big Data Analytics Summit

What is the event all about?

Big Data has been the buzzword in the technology space for quite some time now, with analysts and service providers discussing numerous benefits that can be derived by crunching the huge data sets available. With increase in Big Data awareness levels, Indian enterprises are also realizing the potential of Big Data analytics and are looking to unlock the business value from their data.

Catch Greyhound Research as a knowledge partner in association with Information Week Big Data Analytics Summit

What is the event all about?

Big Data has been the buzzword in the technology space for quite some time now, with analysts and service providers discussing numerous benefits that can be derived by crunching the huge data sets available. With increase in Big Data awareness levels, Indian enterprises are also realizing the potential of Big Data analytics and are looking to unlock the business value from their data.

Greyhound Research presents Rising Stars Club in association with INTEROP Mumbai 2014

 

So, why are we doing this in the first place?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  -John Quincy Adams

Leaders are not defined and identified at what position they stand in an organization, they are defined by their individuality, their actions and with the way they handle situations. We at Greyhound Research in association with INTEROP Mumbai are proud to present the Rising Stars Club to recognize upcoming IT leaders who stand out in what they do. We’d like to recognize these upcoming leaders who will be stepping into the big shoes of a CIO to add to their organization’s business.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Tata Communications to up data centre size, spend $200 million #Press #Media #HinduBusinessLine

Global communications and enterprise service provider Tata Communications said the company expects to lead the data centre business in India with around 26 per cent market share right now. According to the company, it tops the data centre market right now and it is growing at around 22 per cent year on year. The company plans to invest more than $200 million towards doubling capacity in India from five-lakh square feet to 10-lakh square feet over a period of three years.

SME Survey: What small business want from the first Modi-Jaitley budget

If Narendra Modi plans to keep his promise to the electorate of creating more jobs for our youth, this is one group he can’t afford to ignore: the small and medium (SMEs) enterprises which provide the bulk of the jobs outside agriculture. With the Union budget to be presented by Arun Jaitley just three days away, these are the people worth listening to.

#GreyhoundInMedia: SME Survey: Electricity is a pressing need; roll out more clusters to solve infra issues #Press #Media @FirstPostBiz

Lack of adequate infrastructure is an oft cited problem by Indian industry, but nowhere is it more acutely felt than in small and medium enterprises and they’re hoping that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will come up with a whole new roadmap in his first union budget to make facilities like electricity and waste management available.

#GreyhoundInMedia: #SME Survey: Businesses want protection of low-skilled labourers in Budget 2014 #Press #Media @FirstPostBiz

Indian small and medium enterprises employ over 40 percent of the total workforce in the country, but they only contribute to 17 percent of GDP. In fact after  agriculture, SMEs are the second to fostering employment opportunities. Yet in January-February 2013, SMEs saw a decline of 51 percent in investments by private equity investments. The fact remains that SMEs are the unsung backbone of the Indian economy, which is why the finance minister should address various issues affecting MSME performance in the current recessionary economic climate.

SME Survey: Industry Hopes For An Equal Platform To Take On The Big Guns

It doesn’t help to be small in Indian industry with a majority of SMEs complaining that they are constantly being shouldered aside by their bigger competitors when it comes to marketing and having access to technology solutions, and they’re hoping Finance Minister Arun Jaitley can do something about it.

The Firstbiz-Greyhound Knowledge Group survey of small and medium enterprises in India found that 68 percent of all the respondents said they were constantly losing to larger competitors.

SME Survey: Govt Scheme For Collateral-Free Loans Useless, Need Of The Hour Is Dedicated Exchange

Fund raising is the biggest challenge faced by small and medium enterprises in India, limiting their ability to retain talents, innovate and do necessary research and development, a pre-budget survey conducted among 540 SMEs has found.

Not surprisingly almost all of the companies surveyed expect the Narendra Modi government’s budget to introduce schemes to obtain credit without complex collaterals and to get term loans at lower interest rates. Interestingly, Goods and Services Tax is not the biggest pain point and hence not the most expected outcome from this budget.

SME survey: PE sector unregulated, Govt Should Step In To Safeguard Cos’ Interests

Is money flowing into the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector in India? Is there a spurt in the growth in the SMEs sector? We believe so given that the news reports are gung ho about either startup A or startup B having received private equity funding.

We at Firstbiz were in for a surprise in a survey we did with the Greyhound Knowledge Group. What we found was that while e-commerce continues to remain the favourite milch cow of PE investors, while other enterprises struggle to find backers.