Wipro May Drop Plan To Bill Senior Leaders

Wipro’s chief executive Thierry Delaporte is moving away from an earlier initiative of accounting senior leaders for the work they do with clients.Instead, the new focus will allow them to drive teams to ensure faster growth. The plans may be…

Infosys Raises FY21 Forecast As Digital Service Biz Booms

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IBM Business Split: One-Fourth Of India Staff May Be Part Of New Entity

With IBM Corp. splitting its business into two companies to build focus on hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI), up to one-fourth of its India employees are expected to be part of the new entity, Arvind Krishna, chief executive officer, IBM said on…

IBM Splits Into Two – Initial Thoughts By Greyhound Research

While the Greyhound Research team is working on a more in-depth commentary about the IBM Split, broadly, we believe this move mirrors the tough call that IBM took ages ago when it let go of its PC business and sold…

Cloud Computing Is Betting On Outer Space

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Can MapMyIndia Beat Google To Be The Navigator Of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’?

They know how to pick their battles. When Google Maps made inroads into India after its launch in February 2005, MapMyIndia (MMI) owners Rakesh and Rashmi Verma had a choice: to concentrate on the enterprise segment or take on the tech…

TikTok’s Suitors: Among Microsoft, Walmart, Oracle, and Reliance, Who Makes The Best Match?

Just about a year back, when afaqs! did a cover story on TikTok, it seemed like the short video platform was nearing the end of its problems in India. It seemed like the major concern for the ByteDance-owned video juggernaut…

TikTok Deal With Oracle May Not Lead Easing Of Ban In India

The ‘technical partnership’ deal struck between US-based business software provider Oracle and ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, is unlikely to bring cheers to users of the mobile app in India as the Centre is reportedly in no mood…

The Big Race For TikTok In India: What’s In It For The Buyer?

In the US, TikTok might be on the last legs of negotiation to find itself an American buyer but the big race is on In India. While several names like Microsoft, Twitter,  Reliance Jio and now Oracle have come to…

Oracle Running TikTok In India Doesn’t Make Sense: Here’s Why

Earlier today, we published a research report on the possibilities and the likely outcomes if Oracle was to land TikTok. Since then, I've received many calls from friends in the media about the implication for TikTok's India business and whether or not…

Oracle Landing TikTok Means A Lot Of Things, But Definitely Not An Ad Network

Sunday night just got exciting, and how! Reports have confirmed that Oracle has won the bid for the U.S. operations of TikTok (a ByteDance company), leaving behind both Microsoft and Walmart from the race. It's being touted that this deal will not…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E05: IBM Says It Can Secure The Modern Enterprise But I Had Qs

Catch Matthew Glitzer, Vice President, IBM Security, Asia Pacific in an exclusive conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia (SVG), Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research on our executive dialogue series, #CounterpunchWithSVG. This series is about sharp, honest, and unfiltered conversations. The format is…

Why Microsoft Closed Its Experiential Stores

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IT Companies Resort To Layoffs As Pressure Mounts Due To Covid Crisis

The information technology (IT) industry is laying off thousands of employees across the globe and in India, on grounds of non-performance, lack of projects and rightsizing surplus staff as pressure mounts on firms due to an uncertain business environment.  …

With Valuations At Historical Low, M&A Activity To Pick Up Pace In IT Industry

The hunt for the right acquisition in the IT industry is expected to pick up pace as valuations are down to a historical low, with the possible merger of mid-tier players Mindtree and L&T Infotech playing out earlier than expected. …

Trump’s Order Queers The Pitch For H-1B Workers

US President Donald Trump’s order restricting American federal agencies from hiring foreign workers, including those on the coveted H-1B visas, is likely to further squeeze Indian outsourcers as they work on many such projects either directly or as sub-contractors.  …

Companies Pivot To Digital Even As IT Budgets Are Under Pressure

As the proverbial light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel increasingly seems like a mirage, with every day bringing new challenges, IT budgets are under increasing pressure. But companies are also spending on initiatives that will help them recover quickly…

Some Relief For Indians As Trump Allows Certain Exemptions In H-1B, L-1 Ban

In what could be a respite for Indian IT professionals and those working in the healthcare sector in US, the Trump administration has announced certain exemptions in H-1B and L-1 travel ban for those continuing employment with the same employer.…

Not Everyone In India Is Going Without A Salary Hike In 2020

Indian professionals are split between making peace with pay cuts and demanding pay raises in this year of crisis. Some experts say the lack of increments is not a big issue as people are saving money on commutes as they…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E04: IBM’s Love Affair With Quantum Computing Is Age-Old Yet New

Catch Robert S. Sutor (Bob), Vice President - IBM Q Strategy & Ecosystem, in an exclusive conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia (SVG), Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research on our executive Q&A series, #CounterpunchWithSVG. As the name suggests, SVG does really pull…

Roshni Nadar Takes Charge At HCL Technologies

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, the only child of billionaire industrialist Shiv Nadar, has been named chairperson of HCL Technologies Ltd, India’s third largest information technology (IT) services firm, as part of a succession plan. “Roshni’s appointment means new blood and new…

IT May See Surge In Offshoring Biz

Indian software services exporters are likely to gain from a steady shift in offshoring business of their global clients amid the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. With North America and Europe contributing as much as 60% of revenues, shifting business onshore will…

TikTok, Other Apps Will Get Chance To Send In Their Clarifications

A day after the Union government banned 59 Chinese applications, including popular ones such as TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory and Cam Scanner, citing threat to national security and sovereignty, an Information Technology Ministry official said the banned…

Charted: There’s no match for TikTok’s popularity in India yet

India’s ban on 59 Chinese apps includes one that has ruled the roost in the country for years. The reach of TikTok, owned by Beijing-based Bytedance, eclipses all other live-streaming apps in India by a huge margin. More than a third of Indian smartphone…

TikTok, Mi Call và 57 ứng dụng Trung Quốc bị cấm tại Ấn Độ

Lệnh cấm được đưa ra trong bối cảnh căng thẳng cực độ ở biên giới Ấn Độ và Trung Quốc. Các ứng dụng trong danh sách cấm bao gồm các dịch vụ khác nhau như thương mại điện tử, game,…

Government Bans 59 Apps Including China-Based TikTok, WeChat

The Government of India on Monday banned 59 applications, most of them popular Chinese applications such as TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory and Cam Scanner, citing threat to national security and sovereignty. The ban comes amid continuing tensions…

India’s Apps Ban: China Gets Taste Of Own Medicine, But May Hit Vloggers

In a big move, the Indian government on Monday (June 29) banned as many as 59 mobile applications, many of them owned and controlled by Chinese players in the markets spread across e-commerce, social media, gaming and entertainment sectors. This…

Galwan Valley Clash: Indian IT Services companies In Wait-And-Watch Mode

With the India-China border face-off in Galwan Valley of Ladakh disrupting trade relationship between the two sides, the country’s IT services companies say they are watching the developments keenly. “It is a multi-tangential issue. Indian IT services have a base in China…

IBM May Cut Office Space In India By Half: Report

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IBM Plans To Reduce Office Space By Nearly Half In India

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