Tiger Global’s Stake In Razorpay To Increase With ESOP Buyback Plan

US-based hedge fund and venture investor Tiger Global Management is buying back the shares of 140 employees at payments firm Razorpay via an employee stock option (ESOP) plan, a statement by the Bengaluru-based startup said. The investor is buying the…

India Has Already Hit Record Number of $1 Billion Startups This Year

You get a clear sense of Policybazaar’s target audience the first time you watch Yama, the Hindu god of death, drag a bedridden man to hell for failing to buy insurance. In a series of melodramatic TV spots, the fearsome deity,…

Visa, Mastercard, Amex In Breach As Deadline For Data Localisation Passes

As the deadline for payment companies to comply with the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) data localisation rule ran out, major payment network players, including Visa and Mastercard, were in breach. While there was no official word on the status…

Digging Deeper – Data localisation: RBI deadline ends

The RBI's deadline of 15 October for all payment system operators to comply with the central bank’s data localisation norms just went by. Companies like Visa, American Express, Facebook, PayPal, Mastercard, Google and WhatsApp are required, as per the Reserve…

Visa, Mastercard, Amex In Breach As Deadline For Data Localisation Passes

As the deadline for payment companies to comply with the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) data localisation rule ran out, major payment network players, including Visa and Mastercard, were in breach. While there was no official word on the status…

RBI Unlikely To Extend Oct 15 Deadline On Data Localisation

The Reserve Bank of India is unlikely to extend the October 15 deadline for the payments ecosystem players to set up a facility to store transaction-related data in India. Those players that do not comply with the central bank’s April…

Why Indian Startups Are Worried About GDPR Complaince

Indian companies, including startups, have been trying to make sense of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on May 25, while taking initial steps to inform their customers about the new law and protecting…

Making Big Data Drive Digital Transformation

As organisations adopt new applications and approaches to cater to non-traditional touchpoints, they are faced with an explosion of data. It's but natural for organisations to get overwhelmed by the large volumes of data generated daily (sometimes every few seconds)…

Vodafone Renews Outsourcing Deal With IBM

Vodafone India has renewed its technology outsourcing contract with IBM for five years. Rivals such as Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys were also in the fray for a deal that analysts say is worth $750-850 mn (Rs…

IBM Wins $750-million Vodafone India Contract

Vodafone India has renewed its IT outsourcing contract with IBM for another five years. The companies did not disclose the contract value. Below are excerpts from a Greyhound Research Freemium Research Note. The complete Research Note is available here. Sanchit…

IBM Hybrid Cloud To Bolster Vodafone India’s Customer Engagement

IBM and Vodafone India on Tuesday announced a five-year agreement running into multi-million dollars where the software giant will manage IT services support for Vodafone India to facilitate a better customer engagement. Below are excerpts from a Greyhound Research Freemium…

Vodafone Renews IT Deal With IBM For 5 Years

According to Greyhound Research estimates, the deal has been signed in the range of $750-850 million. Telecom giant Vodafone has renewed its multi-million dollar engagement with IBM to manage IT services support for its India arm for another five years. Below are…

The Vodafone-IBM Deal Reflects Changing CIO Mindset Towards IT Outsourcing

Vodafone India Ltd, India’s second-largest mobile-phone services company, on Tuesday renewed a multi-million-dollar agreement with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) to manage information technology (IT) services support for its infrastructure and applications. Below are excerpts from a Greyhound Research Freemium…

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…

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…

Mint Enterprise Technology Summit 2016

Leslie D’Monte, Technology Editor is in discussion with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research, Vishal Dhupar of NVIDIA Graphics, DR Shriram Revankar of Adobe India Big Data Experience Lab and many more such guests in Mint Enterprise…

Join Sanchit Vir Gogia for Twitter Chat on Startup Approach To InfoGen

Join Greyhound Research (@Greyhound_R) and Sanchit Vir Gogia (@s_v_g) for a tweet chat on 'Startup Approach to Information Generation'. Panelists: Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research @s_v_g Rajesh Janey, President, EMC-India & SAARC, @RajeshJaney Pankaj Virmani, Founder CEO…

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…

Greyhound Research at EMC Forum talk about Startup Approach to Information Generation

What is the event about?  The CIO Forum: EMC Forum is a flagship event that covers trends and cloud directions, use cases, and discussions. Connect with peers, learn from experts, and experience demos. EMC Forum is time well spent to…

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…

Greyhound Research Keynote & Panel Discussions Microsoft Partner Summit

What is the event about? As a business owner, your key intent would be to drive long term growth and profitability for your business. To stay ahead of the game, you need solutions and trusted partners, who can help transform…

Developing mobile-first for a better customer experience

The new paradigm of user and customer experiences is to look at the simplest, smallest, and lowest powered platforms first, and those who are doing so are reaping the benefits of expanded markets and simpler tools. MobileFirst is a customer…

Microsoft takes big leap forward with Windows10

"Microsoft has a renewed and sharp focus on Windows environment and how it approaches new versions. One of the critical changes the company has made is to position Windows as a platform and bring to life Windows-as-a-service. To make this…

ONTrigger with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 3 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP - Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research's knowledge sharing series ONTrigger. Don’t have enough bandwidth to stream a video? No worries! Hear…

ONTrigger with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 2 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP - Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research's knowledge sharing series ONTrigger. Don’t have enough bandwidth to stream a video? No worries! Hear…

ONTrigger with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 1 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP - Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research's knowledge sharing series ONTrigger. Don’t have enough bandwidth to stream a video? No worries! Hear…

Greyhound Radio with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 3 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP - Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research's knowledge sharing series ONTrigger. Listen to the podcast here or on iTunes / SoundCloud: Can't hear…

Greyhound Radio with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 2 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP - Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research's knowledge sharing series ONTrigger. Listen to the podcast here or on iTunes / SoundCloud: Can't hear…

Greyhound Radio with Duncan Hewett, IBM Asia Pacific – Part 1 of 3

Catch Duncan Hewett, VP - Software, IBM Asia Pacific in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research's knowledge sharing series ONTrigger. Listen to the podcast here or on iTunes / SoundCloud: Can't hear…

ONTrigger with Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India – Part 4 of 4

Catch Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research's knowledge sharing series ONTrigger.   Don’t have enough bandwidth to stream a video? No worries! Hear the conversation…