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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Business As Usual For IT Companies Despite Omicron, Say Experts

The United States and UK are the top two markets for the $190 billion Indian IT industry and the spike in Covid-19 cases has brought back concerns of a global lockdown, and how this would impact the sector. Sanchit Vir…

Wipro Migrates Air Cargo Application Suite To Oracle Cloud

This will allow Wipro to offer CROAMIS as part of Wipro FullStride Cloud Services, to customers worldwide, aiding faster modernisation of the air cargo industry amidst growing demand for rapid cargo transportation services. “Global supply chain dynamics have gone through…

Industry Spotlight E01: IBM Customer Experience Solutions For Banking & Financial Markets

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.…

Product Spotlight E01: IBM Watson AIOps

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…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E10: IBM To Focus On The Contact Centre And This Time It’s About Data & AI. But Are The Clients Ready?

In the past month, I have spoken to over two dozen contact centre decision-makers on how they have managed the floor during #COVID19 times - all have stated the need to invest in more technology as key for operations hereon…

Wipro May Drop Plan To Bill Senior Leaders

Wipro’s chief executive Thierry Delaporte is moving away from an earlier initiative of accounting senior leaders for the work they do with clients.Instead, the new focus will allow them to drive teams to ensure faster growth. The plans may be…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E09: Despite Its Battles, IBM Is Confident That Its India Business Will Thrive. Will It, Really?

#CounterpunchWithSVG crossed a significant milestone yesterday. In this year so far the series has garnered over 30,000 views from over 100 countries. More than anything else, I see this milestone as the best stamp of approval for this format and…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E08: Oracle Believes Its Cloud Is Like No Other. But Is It, Really?

#CounterpunchWithSVG is now seven exchanges old and has been read more than 20,000 times from over 100 countries. I have had the pleasure of hosting some big names from the world of technology who have braved not only some straightforward…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E07: NTT Ltd. Is Experiencing Record Growth, But Is It Enough?

The year 2020 has turned out to be a rather dramatic one so far. The COVID-19 pandemic has literally halted the world in its tracks. While parallels are being drawn to World War II, this pandemic is far graver and…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E06: Red Hat Believes Open Hybrid Cloud Is The End Goal. But Is It?

The year 2020 has turned out to be a rather dramatic one so far. The COVID-19 pandemic has literally halted the world in its tracks. While parallels are being drawn to World War II, this pandemic is far graver and…

IT Companies Resort To Layoffs As Pressure Mounts Due To Covid Crisis

The information technology (IT) industry is laying off thousands of employees across the globe and in India, on grounds of non-performance, lack of projects and rightsizing surplus staff as pressure mounts on firms due to an uncertain business environment.  …

With Valuations At Historical Low, M&A Activity To Pick Up Pace In IT Industry

The hunt for the right acquisition in the IT industry is expected to pick up pace as valuations are down to a historical low, with the possible merger of mid-tier players Mindtree and L&T Infotech playing out earlier than expected. …

Trump’s Order Queers The Pitch For H-1B Workers

US President Donald Trump’s order restricting American federal agencies from hiring foreign workers, including those on the coveted H-1B visas, is likely to further squeeze Indian outsourcers as they work on many such projects either directly or as sub-contractors.  …

Companies Pivot To Digital Even As IT Budgets Are Under Pressure

As the proverbial light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel increasingly seems like a mirage, with every day bringing new challenges, IT budgets are under increasing pressure. But companies are also spending on initiatives that will help them recover quickly…

Some Relief For Indians As Trump Allows Certain Exemptions In H-1B, L-1 Ban

In what could be a respite for Indian IT professionals and those working in the healthcare sector in US, the Trump administration has announced certain exemptions in H-1B and L-1 travel ban for those continuing employment with the same employer.…

Not Everyone In India Is Going Without A Salary Hike In 2020

Indian professionals are split between making peace with pay cuts and demanding pay raises in this year of crisis. Some experts say the lack of increments is not a big issue as people are saving money on commutes as they…

Roshni Nadar Takes Charge At HCL Technologies

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, the only child of billionaire industrialist Shiv Nadar, has been named chairperson of HCL Technologies Ltd, India’s third largest information technology (IT) services firm, as part of a succession plan. “Roshni’s appointment means new blood and new…

IT May See Surge In Offshoring Biz

Indian software services exporters are likely to gain from a steady shift in offshoring business of their global clients amid the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. With North America and Europe contributing as much as 60% of revenues, shifting business onshore will…

TikTok, Other Apps Will Get Chance To Send In Their Clarifications

A day after the Union government banned 59 Chinese applications, including popular ones such as TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory and Cam Scanner, citing threat to national security and sovereignty, an Information Technology Ministry official said the banned…

Charted: There’s no match for TikTok’s popularity in India yet

India’s ban on 59 Chinese apps includes one that has ruled the roost in the country for years. The reach of TikTok, owned by Beijing-based Bytedance, eclipses all other live-streaming apps in India by a huge margin. More than a third of Indian smartphone…

TikTok, Mi Call và 57 ứng dụng Trung Quốc bị cấm tại Ấn Độ

Lệnh cấm được đưa ra trong bối cảnh căng thẳng cực độ ở biên giới Ấn Độ và Trung Quốc. Các ứng dụng trong danh sách cấm bao gồm các dịch vụ khác nhau như thương mại điện tử, game,…

Government Bans 59 Apps Including China-Based TikTok, WeChat

The Government of India on Monday banned 59 applications, most of them popular Chinese applications such as TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory and Cam Scanner, citing threat to national security and sovereignty. The ban comes amid continuing tensions…

India’s Apps Ban: China Gets Taste Of Own Medicine, But May Hit Vloggers

In a big move, the Indian government on Monday (June 29) banned as many as 59 mobile applications, many of them owned and controlled by Chinese players in the markets spread across e-commerce, social media, gaming and entertainment sectors. This…

Galwan Valley Clash: Indian IT Services companies In Wait-And-Watch Mode

With the India-China border face-off in Galwan Valley of Ladakh disrupting trade relationship between the two sides, the country’s IT services companies say they are watching the developments keenly. “It is a multi-tangential issue. Indian IT services have a base in China…