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…

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. “While India is seeing a lot of multinational companies setting up R&D centres, most of the work that happens out of India…

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…

Greyhound Radio on Reliance Jio Launch

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research with Anshoo Nandwaani, VP & Principal Analyst, Greyhound Research in a conversation about the Reliance Jio announcement and its impact on the telecom sector in the country and across the globe on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing…

Reliance Jio Launch Set To Jolt India’s Telecom Sector

On 1st September 2016, Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani, announced details of the Reliance Jio launch in the company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting Per the company it will start offering services from 5th September but the commercial launch will be…

Why Symantec Buying Blue Coat Makes Sense

Managing enterprise security in today's digital world is becoming increasingly complex with constantly evolving threats. This gives Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) a compelling reason to invest in a security partner who is committed to…

Using Bots To Enhance Experience And Engagement

In today’s digital world, bots are beginning to play an increasingly critical role by helping automate processes among other things. At Greyhound Research we are of the firm belief that while automation and efficiency are clear outcomes of using bots, the…

Making Big Data Drive Digital Transformation

As organisations adopt new applications and approaches to cater to non-traditional touchpoints, they are faced with an explosion of data. It's but natural for organisations to get overwhelmed by the large volumes of data generated daily (sometimes every few seconds)…

Workday Moves Test & Dev To IBM Cloud – Expect Increased Focus On Innovation

On 15 August, 2016 IBM and Workday announced a multi-year partnership wherein Workday will use IBM’s Cloud for its internal Testing and Development environment. The announcement adds to the existing IBM and Workday partnership which includes IBM’s global Workday Consulting…

Top CEO Dilemma: Surviving Digital Disruption

Gone are the days when analysts and shareholders would spare organisations grappling with modest growth prospects. It's no wonder that in today's rapidly changing digital world, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are under constant pressure to deliver the goods.  Additionally, CEOs…

Making Cloud A Rewarding Experience

Cloud offerings are no longer the preserve of startups and small and medium businesses. They now meet the criteria of enterprise IT and are also supported by traditional IT vendors like IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle among others. Cloud Computing as a…

Vodafone Renews Outsourcing Deal With IBM

Vodafone India has renewed its technology outsourcing contract with IBM for five years. Rivals such as Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys were also in the fray for a deal that analysts say is worth $750-850 mn (Rs…

IBM Wins $750-million Vodafone India Contract

Vodafone India has renewed its IT outsourcing contract with IBM for another five years. The companies did not disclose the contract value. Below are excerpts from a Greyhound Research Freemium Research Note. The complete Research Note is available here. Sanchit…

IBM Hybrid Cloud To Bolster Vodafone India’s Customer Engagement

IBM and Vodafone India on Tuesday announced a five-year agreement running into multi-million dollars where the software giant will manage IT services support for Vodafone India to facilitate a better customer engagement. Below are excerpts from a Greyhound Research Freemium…

Vodafone Renews IT Deal With IBM For 5 Years

According to Greyhound Research estimates, the deal has been signed in the range of $750-850 million. Telecom giant Vodafone has renewed its multi-million dollar engagement with IBM to manage IT services support for its India arm for another five years. Below are…

Enhancing Customer Experience To Maximise Marketing Dollars

Given the growing need for organisations to deliver differentiated customer experience, improve marketing spend Return On Investment (ROI) and battle competition from newer technology incumbents, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) today are under increasing pressure. In order to tackle this pressure, organisations…

The Vodafone-IBM Deal Reflects Changing CIO Mindset Towards IT Outsourcing

Vodafone India Ltd, India’s second-largest mobile-phone services company, on Tuesday renewed a multi-million-dollar agreement with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) to manage information technology (IT) services support for its infrastructure and applications. Below are excerpts from a Greyhound Research Freemium…

Vodafone Renews Deal With IBM India To Drive Digital Transformation Outcomes

On 9 August, 2016, IBM India announced the renewal of its partnership with Vodafone India. Building on an 8-year-old relationship between the two organisations, IBM India will help Vodafone transition into IBM Hybrid Cloud. Expected benefits of this partnership includes enhanced…

Using Digital Transformation To Improve Sales Effectiveness

In an omni-channel world, the evolution of go-to-market channels is undoubtedly enforcing a change in the role of Chief Sales Officers (CSOs). Traditional go-to-market channels like retail stores are being replaced by new-age digital channels such as mCommerce and eCommerce…

Making The Case For Workforce Analytics To Transform Employee Engagement

For decades, Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) have automated processes in a bid to improve employee performance. However, they continue to search for better ways to motivate employees simply because employee engagement and organisational success is so interlinked. It's no…

Greyhound Radio with Amandeep Singh Sarna, Starwood Hotels

Catch Amandeep Singh Sarna, Regional Director IT for Starwood Hotels & Resorts worldwide, in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing initiative, Greyhound Radio. Listen to the podcast here or on iTunes / SoundCloud: About…

All Eyes On Microsoft India: Will Anant Help Turn The Page?

It takes one brain to dream of change but many a handful to turn it into a reality. Satya Nadella has done exceptionally well to dream up a new and improved Microsoft and steer the company strategy accordingly. However, the…

Google Continues To Ride High On Advertising In June Quarter

Advertising powered Internet giant Alphabet Inc.’s revenue growth in the second quarter, as it has for years now. Revenue at Alphabet—Google’s parent firm, formed in 2015—rose 21% to $21.5 billion in April-June from a year ago. Advertising revenue reached $19.14 billion,…

Facebook Results Deliver More Bad News For Newspapers

Sure, Facebook increasing its quarterly profit to over $2 billion in the three months ended 30 June, a mere six months after it hit $1 billion is significant, but there’s something even more important in the numbers presented by the…

About Time Microsoft India Delivers A Yorker

On 1 August 2016, Microsoft announced the joining of Anant Maheshwari as President, Microsoft India from 1 September 2016. Anant will be replacing current Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik who has held this position for over five years. This announcement…

Verizon Acquires Yahoo, Aspires To Compete With Google & Facebook

On 25 July 2016, Verizon Communications confirmed its plans of acquiring Yahoo’s operating business for USD 4.83 billion. The sale includes Yahoo’s content offerings in News, Sports, Finance, Yahoo Mail, Brightroll (programmatic advertising technology), Flurry (mobile application analytics solution) and…

Why AWS Announcement Heralds Public Cloud War In India

On 28 June, when Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of its sixth Asia Pacific (APAC) Region in Mumbai, India, it did nothing short of telling its competitors firmly, especially Microsoft and IBM, that it was stepping up its…

Enterprise Mobility – Value Lies In Data, Not Device

About The Author: Sanchit Vir Gogia is the Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, an independent IT & Telecom Research & Advisory firm. He also serves as Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under four brands –…