An India-China Trade War? Modi Fans The Flames Of Boycott Calls

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Rahul Gandhi’s Promise On Ease Of Doing Business Is Election Rhetoric At Best; Implementation Is Key

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Cognizant Tax Evasion Issue Unlikely To Have Significant Impact

Industry experts believe that Cognizant will not see much impact from its ongoing case with the income tax authorities in India. "Cognizant is not a company that is known to be non-compliant. That said, a company of its stature should…

Reviving Growth: To Solve Jobs Mess, Boost Entrepreneurship By Easing Processes To Start Up, Shut Down

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Coming Soon To A Website Near You: The Carnage Of Indian E-commerce

At 148 years old, India’s salt-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group wants to get hip and cool. So, for its first big gamble on India’s booming e-commerce space, the group says it will only sell Camels—that’s short for “certified authentic merchandise everybody loves”—on its…

Great Expectations, Skyhigh Hopes

Riding high on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s apparently ‘pro-Industry’ budget, India Inc moves beyond the uncertainty of ‘will-it-won’tit?’ expecting that after a long spell of recession, better days could be just around Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound…

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: IT Industry Gives Thumbs Up

The Indian IT industry is welcoming FM Arun Jaitley's announcement on removal of Special Additional Duty on IT products in his Budget 2015 speech. Union Budget 2014-15 provided the much needed relief to domestic manufacturers of personal computers and tablets by…

Sorry Mr Jaitley, Your Budget 2015 Has Left The IT Sector In The Lurch

Amid high expectations from the IT industry, Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented his first full-year Union Budget 2015 in the Lok Sabha on Saturday. This time the expectations were much higher, given the fact that technology was a focus area…

Budget 2015: Rs 1,000 Cr Fund Is A Confidence Booster But Start-Ups Fear Red Tapism

The Rs 1000 crore fund set aside for IT start-ups in the Budget 2015 would pave way for entrepreneurs to explore opportunities in newer sectors, provided the proposed techno-financial, incubation and facilitation programme, or Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation (SETU) does…

Start-Ups For Implementation Before Fund Allocation

“Start-ups” and “entrepreneurship” have definitely been the buzzwords in the Narendra Modi government as these words have found special mentions in the last two consecutive budgets. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has allocated  1,000 crore to establish a mechanism to be known…

Small Gets A Firm Start

The $146 billion Indian information technology (IT) industry found the right space of recognition in the Union Budget for 2015-16 with finance minister Arun Jaitley applauding the role played by over 3,000 start-ups, a segment which is expected to be…

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…

Budget 2015- Arun Jaitley Announced To Remove Special Additional Duty On IT Products

The Indian IT industry is attractive content with finance minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget presentation as he announced removal of Special Additional Duty on IT products. It has been a giant relief to home manufacturers of personal computers and tablets as the issue…

Budget 2015, A Mix Bag Of Hits And Misses: Sanchit Vir Gogia, Greyhound Research

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research on Budget 2015 Greyhound Research believes that the Union Budget 2015-16 is a mix bag of hits and misses. The government’s decision to introduce GST by April, 2016 will simplify the…

Post-Budget Reaction by Mr. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research

Greyhound Research believes that the Union Budget 2015-16 is a mix bag of hits and misses. The government’s decision to introduce GST by April, 2016 will simplify the indirect tax regime and make it more transparent. However, the decision to…

Greyhound Research Perspective on Union Budget 2015-16

About The Author: Sanchit Vir Gogia is the Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, an independent IT & Telecom Research & Advisory firm. He also serves as Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under four brands –…

Budget 2015: Start-Ups Get A Tech Boost

If the big idea of Budget 2014, announced on 10 July, was clearly start-ups, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government took it a step further by announcing on Saturday an allocation of Rs.1,000 crore to enable information technology…

Budget 2015: Rs 1000 Crore Announced To Enable IT Start-Ups

Technology startups are giving a thumbs up to FM's announcement of Rs. 1000 crore fund for supporting the startup environment. The FM in his speech hailed the IT-BPM industry of India as "World Class" and one of the largest employers…

Budget 2015: IT Industry Gives Thumbs Up To Removal Of Special Additional Duty On IT Products

The Indian IT industry is welcoming FM Arun Jaitley's announcement on removal of Special Additional Duty on IT products in his Budget 2015 speech. Union Budget 2014-15 provided the much needed relief to domestic manufacturers of personal computers and tablets by…

What Happened To Your Rs 10,000 Cr Startup Fund, Mr Jaitley?

Even as the NDA-government is upbeat on the promotion of local start-up firms to prop up the manufacturing segment in the country under the much-hyped Make in India initiative, the fate of similar initiatives announced in the past have remained…

Pre-Budget 2015/16 – An IT Report Card To The NDA Government

About The Author: Sanchit Vir Gogia is the Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, an independent IT & Telecom Research & Advisory firm. He also serves as Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under four brands –…

Budget 2015: Here’s What IT Industry Wants From You, Mr. Jaitley

The Modi-led Government will present its first full Union Budget on February 28. With the promise that the new government would put technology in the forefront, the Indian IT industry has pinned hopes on the Modi government to push reforms…

#GreyhoundInMedia: IT Report Card to the NDA Government – Evaluating the Union Budget 2014-15 #Press #Media #Firstpost

As a follow-up to our previous blog where Greyhound Research highlighted pain points IT decision makers are facing in India, below is an IT report card for the NDA Government post the announcements in Union Budget 2014-15. This report card assesses various…

IT Report Card To The NDA Government – Evaluating The Union Budget 2014-15

As a follow-up to our previous reportr where Greyhound Research highlighted pain points IT decision makers are facing in India, below is an IT report card for the NDA Government post the announcements in Union Budget 2014-15. This report card assesses…

Indian SMEs Continue To Battle The State of Flux

Recently, Greyhound Knowledge Group in association with Firstbiz commissioned a survey across 540 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in 9 cities. In light of the Budget 2014-15, our aim, through this survey, was to accentuate the pressing concerns of the SME sector. In the…

Status Check: Does Budget 2014 meet SME expectations captured in Firstbiz-Greyhound SME Survey?

While many have cheered Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s seemingly big focus on the MSME sector with a Rs 10,000 capital fund for such companies, Greyhound Knowledge Group Chief Futurist, Founder & CEO Sanchit Vir Gogia does not see the Union Budget’s take on SMEs in…

Dissecting Jaitley’s first Budget: Does it satisfy the appetite of the IT industry?

Moving in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stated agenda of giving technology a high priority, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced several initiatives to boost the technology space in his maiden Union Budget. In reactions, Jaitley's Budget has managed to…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Dissecting Jaitley’s first Budget: Does it satisfy the appetite of the IT industry? #Press #Media #Firstbiz

Moving in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stated agenda of giving technology a high priority, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced several initiatives to boost the technology space in his maiden Union Budget. In reactions, Jaitley's Budget has managed to…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Union Budget 2014: Pay more for your smartphones #Press #Media #IndiaToday

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced an increase in basic customs duty by up to 10 per cent for all telecommunications products that are outside the purview of the information technology agreement. As a result, the prices of smartphones,…