Microsoft Looks To Get Its Mojo Back

Rahul Banerjee, vice-president of sales and marketing in a leading consumer goods company, is a road warrior. He spends almost 20 days a month visiting various cities. Earlier, on his trips, he routinely packed his laptop, his iPad and a…

From Transactions to Contextual Engagement: Strategy Please? with Sanchit Vir Gogia

“Competitive differentiation depends on pervasive customer engagement in a business environment that is proactive, innovative, agile and people-centric. Using Tom Peters’ principles such as “bias for action,” every person in your organization should be empowered to deliver maximum value to…

Could A Google Tikona Deal Trigger New Models?

Google Capital, a company owned by internet search giant Google is evaluating to buy stake in Tikona Digital Networks, as per a report published in Economic Times. The speculations are rife that internet firm Yahoo and software giant Microsoft are also…

The challenge of mobility and the cost of BYOD fleets

In March 2013, ZDNet reported that the size of the 2013 bring-your-own-device (BYOD) market would be double that of 2012, making BYOD truly mainstream. Sixty eight percent of respondents in the same research report said that getting buy-in from staff presents…

Google India’s efforts to get small biz online hit a rough patch

Google India’s efforts to get small and medium business units online are struggling to take off. A number of shop owners and companies, who initially signed up for the free service, have declined to pay at the end of the offer…

What to Look for When Hiring an IT Consultant

Just because someone has the words "IT consultant" printed on a business card doesn't mean he can solve your particular technology challenge or will work well with your IT or management team. So how do you find the right IT…

What to Look for When Hiring an IT Consultant

Just because someone has the words "IT consultant" printed on a business card doesn't mean he can solve your particular technology challenge or will work well with your IT or management team. So how do you find the right IT…

What to Look for When Hiring an IT Consultant

Just because someone has the words "IT consultant" printed on a business card doesn't mean he can solve your particular technology challenge or will work well with your IT or management team. So how do you find the right IT…

Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips

Consumers in emerging economies have skipped past stodgy old landlines and PCs straight to mobile phones. But that doesn't mean CIOs in those regions won't run into problems with building the mobile enterprise. "To successfully implement a project compared to…

10 dicas de estratégia de mobilidade para mercados emergentes

Consumidores em economias emergentes substituíram as velhas linhas fixas e PCs diretamente por telefones móveis. Mas isso não quer dizer que CIOS destas regiões não encontrem problemas ao montar empreendimentos mobile. “Implementar um projeto de sucesso [em países emergentes] é…

Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips

Consumers in emerging economies have skipped past stodgy old landlines and PCs straight to mobile phones. But that doesn't mean CIOs in those regions won't run into problems with building the mobile enterprise. "To successfully implement a project compared to…

More Enterprises in Emerging Markets Go Apple

According to a survey, conducted by Greyhound Research, Apple products are making their presence felt in the enterprise. 39% of respondents reported using one or more apple products at the workplace – this includes personally owned devices. Interestingly, while iPhone and iPad…

Greyhound Research says, Emerging Market Enterprises support Apple Products

To better understand the change in the consumer behaviour regarding use of mobile gadgets, the IT research and advisory firm of Greyhound Knowledge Group, Greyhound Research has conducted a survey of 300 senior IT decision-makers in the APJ and MEA…

How Can CIOs Implement Mobility in Emerging Markets

With mobile technology trending more than PCs or landlines, IT companies are investing more and more money in it. A recent research conducted by Greyhound Research, revealed that although companies are increasingly investing in the mobile, CIOs are faces issues…

Apple devices find more Support from Enterprises in Emerging Markets

Greyhound Research, the IT research and advisory arm of Greyhound Knowledge Group conducted a survey of 300 senior IT decision makers in the APJ and MEA regions. The study covered seven key verticals including Manufacturing, Retail, Professional Services, Media &…

Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips

Consumers in emerging economies have skipped past stodgy old landlines and PCs straight to mobile phones. But that doesn't mean CIOs in those regions won't run into problems with building the mobile enterprise. "To successfully implement a project compared to…

Chopping away Cloud bills

Although cost saving is one of the key drivers for the trending success of cloud computing, cloud deployments do not always and necessarily mean saving costs; nor does the cloud mean that a company can perpetually go on saving with…

Data Security – The Questions, Solutions and Do’s and Don’ts

At a recent tweet chat organized by Greyhound Research (corresponding hashtag: #SecurityChat), an esteemed group of panelists discussed 'Security in the New IT World'. The conversation revolved around  various facets of security issues plaguing todays enterprises, particularly impact of emerging technologies…

Enterprises Bite The Apple!

The increasing use of Apple’s products in organizations across emerging markets is noteworthy. To better understand this evolution, Greyhound Research conducted an online survey across the APJ and MEA regions. We surveyed 300 IT decision makers – 150 each in…

Tweet-Up on Enterprise Mobility – Join The Conversation!

Join me and other esteemed panelists for a tweet-up on the enterprise mobility. WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 between 4 pm and 5 pm. WHERE: Twitter.com or your fav Twitter app, using #IBMMobile and #MobileChat. WHAT: We will be using this time to…

Big Data – Inside InMemory Analytics

When Godrej Consumer Products wanted to implement an analytics solution, it had only one focus in mind: to have overall information visibility, especially in view of the fact that the amount of data a business has to deal with is…

The Soft Side of Networking

The idea of network administrators having programmable central control of network traffic without requiring physical access to the network’s hardware devices seems to be finally gaining ground. A sign of this is Juniper’s recently announced strategy on SDN, which focuses…

The Big World of Analytics

It is no longer a hypothesis. The exponential growth in digital information has brought forth new verticals and businesses—and analytics is a key segment that sprung up in the boom. Research firm IDC projects that the digital universe will reach…

Surviving The Post Windows XP Era – We Are Keen To Hear From You!

We’ve all heard about the recent announcement by Microsoft to stop support for Windows XP by April 2014. While the announcement is not a surprise, it does usher a long list of questions and concerns for CIOs across the globe.…

So What’s The Fuss With These Technologies Really About?

CIOs are usually bombarded with various cycles of prediction and reports made by IT research companies/consultancies and vendors to give them a fair idea of what technologies are going to make it big. But, have these technologies really had the…

Keeping A Cat-Eyed Vision At The Union Budget 2013-14

It’s that time of the year again when Indians and all others with economic ties to this country eagerly await the announcements from the much celebrated annual financial event, the Union Budget. To gauge the market sentiment, I made a…

Decision Making A Roadblock For Adoption of Social Technologies

Most CIO conversations that I've had in the past few quarters either begin or end with a discussion on social technologies. While some refer to social as LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs, other mature and advanced users talk about tools like…

What Do DIT’s ‘IT Rules, 2011’ Mean To Orgs Operating In India?

After not addressing the flak for years from Governments across the globe, the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India (GoI) has introduced new rules earlier this year. Coined as the Information Technology (IT) Rules, 2011, the notification is…