Open Source Office Software Suites For The Enterprise That Can Rival Microsoft Office 2019

Open-source office software is increasingly proving to be a worthy alternative to licensed office software suites, say analysts and industry experts. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst, founder and CEO of Greyhound Research, a lot of organizations are using…

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…

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft on Monday announced a $26.2 billion deal to acquire professional networking platform LinkedIn for $196 per share. The market gave a mixed reaction to the announcement. While shares of LinkedIn surged 47 percent to near $193, Microsoft’s stock was…

Will LinkedIn be another failed acquisition for Microsoft?

In its 41 years history, Microsoft has acquired several companies but the biggest success was none other than Hotmail, which was bought from Sabeer Bhatia for $500 million in 1997. However, a repeat of Hotmail is something that Microsoft hasn’t…

What Does Microsoft Stand to Gain From its $26.2 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn?

Microsoft announced today that it bought LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion deal, the tech giant's largest acquisition in its 41-year history by a wide margin. So what value does Microsoft see in the professional social networking site? Sanchit Vir Gogia,…

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…

Users will get to organise their information better

The acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft will help the duo assist client companies, and even individuals in the personal lives, to organise information and orchestrate their functions better. The deal is expected to give an impetus to Microsoft’s Customer Relationship…

Microsoft To Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 Bn

Microsoft Corp has agreed to acquire LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in a deal that will combine the world’s biggest software maker with the largest global online network of professionals. Greyhound Research Chief Analyst and CEO Sanchit Gogia said that the…

Microsoft Looking For New Source Of Revenue

By acquiring LinkedIn, Microsoft is looking at further strengthening its business from corporates in India and social networking play, an area in which it lags behind Facebook. Analysts feel that Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes as one of the three segments…

LinkedIn sets sights on Indian start-ups

US-based social networking company LinkedIn is looking at buying Indian start-ups, has tweaked its India portal and with its new 800 seater office in Bengaluru, as it seeks to build on its India presence. India is currently the second biggest market…

Thanks to startup boom, new IT services providers born in India

The startup boom in the country is propelling a parallel IT services industry. While established technology companies such as Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services largely cater to overseas customers, upcoming firms are focusing on India, quenching the domestic demand for…

The Dealmaker – TechMahindra

When Vineet Nayyar joined Tech Mahindra (called Mahindra British Telecom), it was a mere $110-million company. Today, it has revenues close to $3.9 billion, and is the second biggest company in the Mahindra Group with a share of 23 per…

Tata Companies firm up Digital teams before launch of Ecommerce venture

In the final leg of Tata Group's initiative to launch a hybrid ecommerce venture comprising all its consumer companies, many group firms, including Titan and Trent, have set up special liaison teams to help with the digital drive. These teams will work with Tata Unistore,…

TechMahindra to rope in 20 execs for digital; poach Askme CEO Jaspreet Bindra

Anand Mahindra is seeking fresh blood to power his group's move to digital, and is on the prowl for 20 'high-powered folks' to make his seven-decade old auto-to-defence conglomerate more digitally savvy as Indian businesses go through a wave of…

Mobility Cloud to define the future of Computing

Building new types of computers, constructing an intelligent cloud and helping companies increase productivity are the three “interlocking ambitions” he wants Microsoft Corp. to pursue “boldly”, CEO Satya Nadella said in a conversation on Thursday. “Satya did great justice to…

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…

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…

Consumers are winners in Amazon vs Flipkart war – Economic Times

With the onset of the festive season, it's raining discounts and even gold bars for customers of Flipkart and Amazon as both these e-tailers are trying to woo shoppers with best deals and grab market share. Both firms have invested…

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…

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…

Microsoft Office 2016 India Price Announced

The Redmond-based technology major Microsoft on Wednesday said that all users who have a subscription of Office 365, which is a cloud-based service, will get the new Office 2016 for free. Other users can purchase the new suite, which is available in 14…

Microsoft Office 365 users to get Office 2016 free

The Redmond-based technology major Microsoft on Wednesday said that all users who have a subscription of Office 365, which is a cloud-based service, will get the new Office 2016 for free. Although the technology major may be focused on collaboration,…

Microsoft India 3 data centres launched; locally hosted Office 365 to go live

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…

Google to continue to sharpen focus on India

Google Inc. is continuing to sharpen its focus on its India business by attempting to get more non-English speaking users online, providing more offline content to users with poor bandwidth, boosting the growth of its Android ecosystem, and helping more…

Microsoft Office 365 now available from Indian Datacentres

Two weeks after making Azure available locally in its three Indian datacentres, Microsoft has now announced locally hosted Office 365 services in India. On October 12, the software giant said Office 365 services will now be delivered in India from the local datacentres…

Is Windows 10 already an enterprise success? 1.5 mn installations in a month say so

Less than a month after rollout of Windows 10, Microsoft has shared that its new operating system had already been installed on 75 million devices. And, interestingly nearly 1.5 million of those systems are running Windows 10 Enterprise. In-fact, Greyhound Research…

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…

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…

Google to continue to sharpen focus on India

Google Inc. is continuing to sharpen its focus on its India business by attempting to get more non-English speaking users online, providing more offline content to users with poor bandwidth, boosting the growth of its Android ecosystem, and helping more…