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SAP: The Road Beyond ERP

German multinational corporation SAP SE may be best known as an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software firm but senior executives insist that it has successfully moved beyond ERP to providing cloud computing and digital solutions as well. “The growth has…

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…

Companies trying to use bots in HR-related functions: Study

Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) are starting to pilot the use of bots in HR-related functions. According to a study by Greyhound Research titled Emerging Markets CHRO Priorities 2016, after talking to 750 CHROs, 6 per cent of them are…

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…

RPG goes digital to integrate all group functions

RPG Enterprises, the tyre-to-IT conglomerate, plans to ring in a comprehensive digital change across its businesses that would integrate all the group's functions across products, clients and even monitoring and rating of employees of the Mumbai-based group. "It is a…

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…

Enterprises adopt new HR-related solutions

Need for HR analytics and in-depth timely reports is starting to drive enterprises to modernise existing or adopt new HR-related solutions. According to a Greyhound Research study covering 750 Chief Human Resource Outsourcers (CHROs) from across the globe, 80 per…

From Recruit to Retire – Oracle Approach To Human Capital Management (HCM)

On 7 April 2016, as part of the Greyhound Research Analyst team, we had the opportunity to attend the Oracle CloudWorld 2016 in Mumbai, India. At the event we met some of Oracle’s global executives who highlighted the growing demand…

How terror is affecting Indian techies overseas

When Nirmal Jain, an IBM employee, was about to be sent to Jordan on his first onsite posting, his family had serious concerns about security. However, for Jain, now 24, it was a blessing in disguise. IBM paid him a…

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…

HCL launches skill development arm

HCL TalentCare to work with govt’s National Skill Development Corp. The Shiv Nadar-led HCL Group entered the skill and talent development market with the launch of HCL TalentCare on Thursday. The new company will work with the government’s National Skill…

Capgemini To Become No. 3 MNC IT Employer In India

The Capgemini-IGATE merger will make the French company a leading employer of Indian engineers, thereby enabling it to better compete with domestic vendors for price-sensitive IT engagements, industry insiders feel. “Our estimate is that Capgemini-IGATE would currently employ 83,000 people…

Startups Like India’s Money But Want More Government Action

Technology startups in India are getting a financial boost from the government, but entrepreneurs say that more could be done to support growth in the industry. Sanchit Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO at Greyhound Research, called the government's planned tax…

Budget 2015: The Tech Industry Reacts

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced the Union Budget for 2015, and the new budget comes with a number of benefits for technology companies. The public might not be so happy to see the rate for service tax inch…

The days of ‘big bang’ hiring by IT firms may be over

‘Trespassers will be recruited,’ an adage that defined the hiring needs of India’s $120-billion IT services space in the last decade may no longer hold true. All indications are that frontline companies may hire fewer staffers going forward as they bring…

Cisco adds 129 crorepatis in a year to retain talent

The number of crorepatis at Cisco India shot up to 132 in 2014 from just three in the previous year, a development that comes at a time when the USbased network equipment maker is gearing up to cash in on…

India to become Capgemini’s default offshoring location soon

Cap Gemini SA, the Paris-based consulting and software services firm, is trying to save costs by farming out more work to its centres in India and hiring freshers from colleges.Capgemini, which has software development centres in more than 10locations outside France,…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Learning from the Masters #Press #Media #BusinessStandard

The blossoming IT services sector in India has learnt many lessons on staffing from manufacturing. Heavy competition and the economic downturn notwithstanding, TCS has managed a 6.3 per cent reduction in the average employee cost every year over 2007-2013, as per…

Catch Greyhound Research as a Jury in the IBM HackFest

What is the event all about?  How can you reach over 243 million Indian online users? By joining the IBM HackFest Virtual Hackathon. Choose from one of three themes: Finance/Technology, Entertainment or Social Good. Create an awesome hack, alone or…

Tech Mahindra Q1 profit falls 8% to Rs631 crore

Revenue rose 24.8% to Rs.5,122 core in the June quarter, as compared with Rs.4,103 crore in the year-ago period. Tech Mahindra Ltd, India’s fifth-largest software services company, said fiscal first-quarter profit fell 8%, missing analysts estimates, on higher visa and hiring…

#GreyhoundInMedia: HCL Tech Q4 Net Jumps 53.7%; Sees Strong Growth Ahead #Press #Media #NewIndianExpress

Buoyed by strong growth in application and infrastructure services, India's fourth largest IT solutions firm HCL Technologies Thursday reported a 53.7 per cent surge in its consolidated net profit to Rs 1,834 crore for the fourth quarter ended June 30,…

#GreyhoundInMedia: HCL Tech Q4 Net Jumps 53.7%; Sees Strong Growth Ahead #Press #Media #PTI

Buoyed by strong growth in application and infrastructure services, India's fourth largest IT solutions firm HCL Technologies Thursday reported a 53.7 per cent surge in its consolidated net profit to Rs 1,834 crore for the fourth quarter ended June 30,…