Walmart’s Acquisition of Flipkart – Key Questions Answered

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Busting The Myths of Artificial Intelligence

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Future Of Work Is Not In The Four Walls Of An Office

Workplace dynamics are changing rapidly and organisations are keen to modernise their approach to both, the workplace and the workforce. We at Greyhound Knowledge Group are of the firm belief that the confluence of powerful devices, modern applications and intelligent networks…

Google’s Announcement To Intensify Cloud War in Australia & APJ

On June 20, 2017 Google announced the availability of its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Sydney. Per the company, this is their first GCP region in Australia and the fourth in Asia Pacific. This announcement comes in close heels of…

Symantec Ventures – Why It Matters To The Future Of Cyber Security Innovation

On March 2, 2017 Symantec announced the launch of Symantec Ventures - its latest effort to help startups by contributing capital, reducing expenses and accelerating time to market. Per the company, Symantec Ventures is the next step post its partnership with…

Users Must Demand Secure, Transparent Experiences Over Better Looking Apps

Let's start by considering a data point from a recent Greyhound Research study titled Global Mobile Apps Outlook 2017. From the 300+ global app makers we interviewed, nearly all state focus on a MobileFirst strategy and further simplifying User Experience as…

Course Content In Learning Outsourcing: From A Point Of Failure To A Position Of Strength

At Greyhound Research – the Technology & Innovation Research, Advisory & Consulting arm of Greyhound Knowledge Group – the year has started on a rather interesting note. We’ve just closed our annual study, Global CLDO Priorities 2017, and the results…

Whilst Transforming Clients, IBM India Must Also Transform Within

On January 4, 2017, IBM India named Karan Bajwa as the new Managing Director. He takes over the reigns from Vanitha Narayanan, who has now been appointed as the Chairman. Per the announcement, this change is effective immediately; both Karan and Vanitha will report…

Leading With Digital – Why This Transformation Matters For Traditional Orgs and Its CXOs

In today’s time, while leading with Digital is evident, who owns this transformation still remains a bone of contention. This journey needs to be co-owned by those who will be impacted first – the CXOs. Having said that, the starting point…

Tips To Make Online Shopping A Truly Rewarding Experience

It's past midnight. Rick and Nina sit glued to their laptops, waiting to hit the ‘Buy Now’ button. The online Pre-Christmas sale will start any minute and they are hoping to buy their favourite gadgets at less than half the…

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…

With Technology At Helm, South Korea Ready To Contribute To Global Innovation

With AWS’s Seoul Data Centre region going live in January 2016 and Microsoft announcing plans in May 2016, all eyes were set on IBM and Google. While the latter is yet to make any announcement on this topic, the former…

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…

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…

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…

5 Reasons Why Symantec’s Acquisition Of Blue Coat Matters To The CIO’s Office

On 12 June, 2016 Symantec announced its agreement to acquire Blue Coat for USD 4.65 billion. As a result of this acquisition, the company will now have 385,000 customers, a vast repository of data sources and over 3,000 researchers and…

AWS Announces New Asia Pacific Region – Here’s Why It Matters!

On Tuesday, 28 June 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of its sixth Asia Pacific (APAC) Region in Mumbai, India. The new AWS Mumbai Region consists of two separate Availability Zones at launch. This news is part of the…

What Brexit Means For CEOs & IT Leaders

On Friday, 24 June 2016, Britain faced a decisive moment when the majority of its population (51.9%) voted in favour of moving out of the European Union (EU). In words of the exiting Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain went through…

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…

Why Microsoft Acquired LinkedIn? It’s All About User Insights!

On June 13, 2016 Microsoft announced the agreement to acquire LinkedIn for USD 26.2 billion. Important to note that this is the first big deal under Satya Nadella’s leadership and LinkedIn will continue to operate as an independent company. Albeit…

Avoid BI Failure: Dispel Myths for Risk-Free Solution Deployment

While Business Intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a top priority for most businesses, achieving Return on Investment (RoI) through BI implementation still remains a big challenge for CIOs. Though many CIOs plan to invest in BI going forward, most of…

Driving Revenue In The Face Of Digital Transformation – A CSO Directive

Digital disruption is allowing customers to engage with organisations through new-age customer touch points like mobile devices, app stores and online communities. Traditional go-to-market channels like retail stores are being replaced by new-age digital channels such as mCommerce and eCommerce…

The Insight-Led Approach To Talent Processes – Points To Ponder for CHROs

The correlation between employee engagement and organisational success is a no-brainer. Over decades while Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) have automated processes that translate to improved employee performance, they continue to search better ways to motivate employees. The need to…

Delivering Customer Experiences That Bring Home The Dollars – A CMO’s Guidebook

To serve a growing customer base and better manage customer experience across all touch points, organisations are increasingly moving away from siloed Systems of Transaction in favour of contextual Systems of Engagement. These new systems are expected to help marketers…

Making Cloud Work For Your Organisation – Questions CIOs Must Ask

Cloud Computing as a service provisioning mechanism is graduating to become a mainstay option for organisations. Despite skepticism, CIOs are exploring, pilot testing or using in production Cloud offerings in some form or shape. Earlier touted to be only popular…

Redefining The Supply Chain Paradigm – A New COO Diktat

In order to remain competitive and secure earnings growth, organisations are looking at both process automation and newer technology systems to redefine their supply chain. The Board of Directors in most organisations expect this change to be led by the…

The New-Age Fundamentals of Technology Cost Analysis: A CFO Handbook

The constant state of flux in world economies is changing the status quo for organisations; most importantly the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Per a recent Greyhound Research study titled, Emerging Markets CFO Priorities 2016, nearly 80% CFOs in the Asia Pacific…

Rebooting Growth In New-World Equilibrium: CEO Holy Grail To Managing Disruption

With organisations grappling with modest growth prospects, expectations from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has come under scrutiny. In addition to sluggish growth in matured markets, CEOs are now faced with a new-world equilibrium where growth can be expected from…

Office 2016 – A New Chapter In Microsoft’s History

On September 22, 2015, Microsoft announced the launch of it's new office, Office 2016. This is a significant announcement post the launch of Windows 10 which has been touted to be the company’s last official Operating System. Over and beyond the…