Product Spotlight E02: IBM z16

Over the past months, we at Greyhound Research have received a ton of requests from our end-user clients to offer more product deep-dives. Essentially, share insights that go beyond the usual 30,000 feet conversations and focus on products/suites that IT…

PE Investments In Data Centres Grow Fivefold YoY, Reach $2.2 Bn

An increase in digitization of businesses coupled with rising demand for localization of data has catapulted the quantum of private equity investments in Indian data centres by more than 5 times.   Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive of Greyhound Research, explained that data centre colocation…

Broadcom Acquires VMware For $61 Billion In Second-Biggest Deal Of 2022

Semiconductor major Broadcom Inc will acquire cloud and virtualization company VMware in a cash and stock deal valued at $61 billion. Broadcom’s Software Group, which offers infrastructure and security solutions, will also be rebranded and merged within VMware. With this…

Google’s Ad Customisation Model May Not Find Takers

Google’s recent announcement to allow users more control over the content they see in advertisements is unlikely to find as many takers. According to tech and marketing analysts, rolling out a feature for users is vastly different from getting them…

Apple Rings In The Closing Notes On Its Iconic iPod

Two decades after it disrupted the way people listened to music, Apple has rung in the closing notes on the production of the iPod. Introduced in 2001, the first iPod was launched by Steve Jobs as the “quantum leap” for…

Musk’s Plan To Get Enterprises, Govt Pay For Twitter May Conflict With His Free Speech Plan

Elon Musk’s proposal to ask businesses and government bodies to start paying for using Twitter could be in direct conflict with his utopian idea to allow free speech on the platform, according to experts. Paying customers, including companies and governments,…

Going Private The Right Way For Twitter To Focus On User Growth And Revenue : Experts

Elon Musk’s buyout of Twitter for $44 billion could provide the micro-blogging company the much-needed impetus to rework the company’s revenue and business model. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research, told  BusinessLine that right now the two…

Free Speech Absolutist Elon Musk May Chafe At Laws Of Land, Say Experts

Tesla Inc founder Elon Musk’s $44-billion takeover offer for microblogging platform Twitter may lead to more run-ins with the Indian government and others, due to his self-proclaimed ‘absolutist’ stance in support of free speech, experts said. A shakeup is “desperately…

Buyer Spotlight E01: Bharat Gas, LPG Business Unit of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

For us at Greyhound Research, IT Decision Makers are the most important stakeholders. For it's a set of stakeholders we work the most closely with. To put this in perspective, nearly 70% of our business comes from these stakeholders and…

From Zee to Meta — Subhash Chandra’s New Universe

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WhatsApp Has Banned Nearly 20 Million Accounts In India

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Virtual Banks, Digital Humans, Social Chat Spaces — Inside TCS’ Metaverse Game Plan

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Indian IT Companies Pull Plug On Russia

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Tesla Tycoon’s Bid For Twitter Seen As Battle For Control

Tesla tycoon Elon Musk’s hostile takeover bid of Twitter is being seen by analysts as a battle for control of all-powerful algorithms that influence our newsfeeds. They feel it could be the change that Twitter needed though, at the same…

Will Tata’s Super App Bet Pay Off?

While the Tata Neu app by itself looked promising, industry experts remained divided on the scope of the super app model in India as complications related to draft e-commerce rules, data privacy and app stickiness comes to the surface. “If…

IT Firms Tap Nascent Metaverse To Help Clients Explore Its Potential

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Microsoft Plans To Establish Its Largest India Data Centre Region In Hyderabad

Tech giant Microsoft Corp. on Monday said it plans to establish its largest India data centre region in Hyderabad, Telangana. The first phase is expected to be operational by 2025. It's a well-established fact that the pandemic has forced orgs…

SAP Counts On Small, Medium Firms To Drive Cloud Business

German software firm SAP expects strong cloud adoption this year, driven by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that have accelerated their investments in a multi-cloud strategy. It's a well-established fact that the pandemic has forced orgs to invest in digital…

Ukraine War May Delay Critical Parts Supply For Device Makers

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Sify To Invest ₹1250 Crore To Generate Green Power For Data Centers

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IBM Unveils Cyber Security Hub In Bengaluru

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) said on Wednesday it is launching a cybersecurity hub in Bengaluru to address the concerns of its clients across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Analysts agree the need for a security hub like this is…

N Chandrasekaran Reappointed As Tata Sons Executive Chairman

N Chandrasekaran has been reappointed by Tata Sons to continue as the Chairman for the second term of five years following Tata Group patriarch Ratan Tata expressing satisfaction on the progress and performance of the diversified conglomerate. “He was an…

ShareChat Parent Enters Into Strategic Partnership; Will Buy TakaTak In $700-million Deal

Social media platform ShareChat’s parent Mohalla Tech (which also operates Moj) has entered into a strategic partnership with Times Internet-owned short video app MX TakaTak, operated by MX Media. The plan is to build India’s largest short video platform —…

Revenue Forecasts Of IT Firms Signal High Demand For Cloud

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Data  Centre  Boom To Spur  Talent Race

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Infra Status For Data Centre Biz To Spur Growth, Say Experts

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Apple Sees Flat Quarter In India, Even As Global Growth Breaks Records

Despite Apple’s record-breaking results globally for the quarter ending on December 25, the iPhone maker saw flat quarterly growth in the Indian market. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Founder of Greyhound Research, “During the December quarter for…

LEAP Of Faith: IFFCO Moves Lock, Stock And Barrel To Oracle Cloud

The world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of fertilisers in the cooperative sector is taking a technology-first approach to its business objectives Cloud has become a springboard for faster, sustainable and cost-effective innovation in the new year. Industry analysts echo this…

Police Looking Into App Targeting Muslim Women: Union IT Minister

Following outrage over a new app that puts out a list of Muslim women up for ‘auction’ along with their photographs, Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday said the government is working with the local police…

Services Spotlight E01: IBM Cloud Satellite

The past few quarters have been busy for us at Greyhound Research. At one end, our team of analysts and consultants have been working closely with some of the world's biggest companies and helping them with their digital transformation strategy.…