How The Oldest IT Company IBM Is Discovering Its India Story

A sense of excitement, of jumping into something green or greener, pervades right through IBM India offices today. The organisation is in the midst of transforming itself to focus on the Indian market. It is metamorphosing with the aim to grow the more profitable India business, even as globally IBM has reported 21 quarters of declining revenues.

Tweet Chat On The Future Of Mainframe – All About Digital Transformation

Join Greyhound Research (@Greyhound_R) and Sanchit Vir Gogia (@s_v_g) along with other esteemed panelists for a tweet chat On The Future Of Mainframe.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 1, 2017. 4:00 PM (ET) onwards

WHERE: Twitter.com or your fav Twitter app, using #mainframechat

WHAT: Industry leaders come together to discuss the following:

  • How is the shift from IT agility to Business Agility, driven by Digital Transformation, impacting organisations?
  • How are you seeing Digital Transformation driving IT spending decisions?
  • Experts believe most workforces aren’t properly equipped to implement Digital Transformation. What are the implications of that?
  • How should tech leaders prepare for the immediate impact digital transformation will have on infrastructure?
  • In your view, what are the biggest mistakes organisations make when implementing digital transformation? How can those mistakes be prevented?

Join the live tweet-chat on this exciting discussion on the future of mainframe, with Sanchit Vir Gogia (@s_v_g) as panelist.

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Here’s Why Mainframes Are Still Relevant In The Cloud & Mobile Era

Last week Greyhound Research (@Greyhound_R) and Sanchit Vir Gogia (@s_v_g) along with other esteemed panelists were on a tweet chat On The Future Of Mainframe. 

Scroll below for our latest tweets on this topic. Read a more updated thread by clicking on any of the tweets from below. Lastly, please spare a moment to retweet, share and respond to this thread!

India Contributes To Amazon’s 77% Profit Plunge: Why Company Will Still Continue To Invest Here

Seattle-based Amazon, known for its strategy of investing in the future, has reported a 77 percent plunge in profits to $197 million from $857 million a year ago in the second quarter. The sharp fall in profit has been attributed to the investments the company is making in faster growing economies like India and in video content, Reuters reported. It could lose up to $400 million in operating profit during the current quarter,  Reuters  reported.

Tweet Chat On The Future Of Mainframe

Join Greyhound Research (@Greyhound_R) and Sanchit Vir Gogia (@s_v_g) along with other esteemed panelists for a tweet chat On The Future Of Mainframe.

Data Centre & Compute Modernisation: Critical Success Factors In Digital Transformation Agenda

Digital Transformation is topping the priority charts not just with technology leaders but with CEOs and Boards alike. Findings from a recent Greyhound Research study titled, Global CEO Priorities 2017, tell this tale eloquently. Per the study, over 95% global CEOs cited Digital Transformation as a key topic of discussion in meetings with their Board and other senior management.

Panel Discussion On Digital Transformation: Greyhound Research In Discussion With Dimension Data

Here is a quick glimpse of Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research presenting on the topic of Digital Transformation at Dimension Data’s Shape The Next Leadership Connect Forum 2017.

Reskilling: Indian IT Sector Starts Massive Effort To Learn New Tricks

How safe is the average Indian techie’s job? Between Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” push at one end and artificial intelligence-driven automation on the other, India’s most sought-after career for two decades is suddenly losing its appeal.

Oracle Launches Cloud Computing Service For India

Technology giant Oracle has launched its cloud computing service for India, which aims to support the government’s GST rollout in July and plans to open data centres in the country. Analysts welcomed this move.

How IBM India Is Becoming Digital

Contrary to popular opinion, even technology companies have to invest continually to push digital so that they can innovate and stay relevant to their customers. International Business Machines Corp.’s (IBM’s) sharpening focus on digital is a case in point.

Greyhound Radio with Rajesh Janey, Dell EMC

Catch Rajesh Janey, President and Managing Director, Dell Enterprise India, Dell EMC in an exclusive conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on our executive dialogue series, #ONTrigger.

Listen to the podcast here or on iTunes / SoundCloud:

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Google Bets Big On AI, Machine Learning To Crack The Cloud

Google is betting big on its dominance in machine learning and artificial intelligence to break into the cloud market.

Sasken Communication Changes Name To Reflect Its Broad Range Of Services

Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd has changed its name for the second time since its inception in 1989 to Sasken Technologies Ltd effective February 14 to reflect its broad portfolio of services.

AI Is Evolving Quick & Vendors Are Struggling To Find The Secret Sauce

Over the last 12 months, we at Greyhound Research, the Technology Transformation arm of Greyhound Knowledge Group, carried out hundreds of end-user enquiries on various aspects of Artificial Intelligence. These enquiries have ranged from questions on benchmarking AI vendors, understanding potential use cases, use of open source among other questions. Amidst a range of topics (reach out to our Client Centricity Team if you wish to know more details), one trend particularly stood out…

With Digital Transformation As Pivot, HCL Technologies Posts Strong Q3 2017 Results

The appointment of C Vijayakumar in the last quarter is proving to be a good move for HCL Technologies. HCL Tech is going through a change and he is bringing in fresh perspectives in the way their deals are being constructed.

There are clear efforts to modernise existing traditional infrastructure contracts (the ones with lower margins) and increase the use of digital technologies. Furthermore, HCL Tech has a significant focus on utilities, healthcare, manufacturing, life sciences among other verticals, that are witnessing a higher need for Digital Transformation and hence higher margins.

Oracle Preparing To Compete With AWS

After launching its public cloud services in September, Oracle is vying for the market dominated by Amazon Web Services – by changing its organisation culture to mimic that of AWS itself.

HCL Tech Q3 Net Up 7.8%, Co Maintains Full-Year Guidance

HCL Technologies on Tuesday reported a 7.8% rise in consolidated net profit at Rs2,070 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2016, as compared to Rs1,920 crore reported in the year-ago period.

How Change In Technology Landscape Is Impacting M&A In IT Industry

The year 2016 witnessed a major rise and impact of new technologies like social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) across businesses and organisations, not just in terms of the adoption, usage and investments but also it gained the status of new mainstream technologies.

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 Pillars That Maketh A True Cashless Society

Below are some of the latest tweets on this topic. Read a more updated thread by clicking on any of the tweets from below.

Tough Road Ahead for IBM India Chief

IBM’s two major global bets — cloud and cognitive — are also the two weakest areas for the computing giant in India, where it seems to be struggling in a highly competitive market. Will the new India MD be able to get the company back on track?

Outlook 2017: Tech Industry Faces A Volatile Year Ahead

“2017 is going to be a volatile year for the Indian IT industry,” says Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research. “The pace of technological changes is very high and it will lead to substantial job cuts. The companies will try to be a lot leaner,” predicts Gogia.

Indian IT services companies have been facing competition from upstart players with highly specialised skill sets based in advanced markets, especially in areas such as cloud services and analytics. The cash-rich Indian IT companies are responding to this by acquiring companies overseas and thereby enhancing capabilities. Wipro spending nearly $1 billion in acquisitions last year is a case in point. In 2017, we are likely to see big boys of the Indian IT industry loosening their purse strings to make large acquisitions. “They will look at companies with sizeable revenues,” says Gogia.

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Whilst Transforming Clients, IBM India Must Also Transform Within

On January 4, 2017, IBM India named Karan Bajwa as the new Managing Director. He takes over the reigns from Vanitha Narayanan, who has now been appointed as the Chairman. Per the announcement, this change is effective immediately; both Karan and Vanitha will report to Randy Walker, Chairman, IBM Asia Pacific.

At Greyhound Research we believe while the company is in great hands with both Karan and Vanitha at the helm, significant challenges lie ahead for them and the broader management team at IBM India. Here’s why.

How To Drive E-Commerce Business Through Predictive Analytics

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO of the Digital Transformation Research and Advisory firm Greyhound Knowledge Group points out that earlier e commerce firms used to depend on reactive analytics like push based email campaigns but over the years the need for personalization has pushed firms to use predictive analytics not just for marketing purposes but also for inventory logistics. “Predictive analytics is going beyond the consumer behaviour patterns. Firms are using cloud and writing algorithms attuned to their company needs for crunch situations like peak sales or holiday season sales.” says Gogia.

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Flashback 2016: Year Of Uncertainties For IT Sector

Information technology industry strived to find newer opportunities and markets in 2016 as geopolitical uncertainties, a challenging business climate and technological shift clouded outlook.

Tough 2016 For IT, Tougher Year Ahead

For India’s export-focused software services sector, 2016 was a tough battle. The information technology (IT) sector had to reduce growth numbers for only the second time in a decade, the first being after a US  recession triggered by the Lehman Brothers collapse. This time, they faced challenges due to automation and shifting investments in digital, the UK’s exit from the European Union and an unexpected victory for Donald Trump in the US presidential election.

IT, Workforce, Security Transformation To Herald True Digital Era: Dell-EMC

To become digital in a true sense, Indian enterprises have to work on information technology (IT), workforce and security together to solve the big jigsaw puzzle and stay ahead in the coming cashless era, a top Dell-EMC executive has emphasised.

ONTrigger with Rajesh Janey, Dell EMC

Catch Rajesh Janey, President and Managing Director, Dell Enterprise India, Dell EMC in an exclusive conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on our executive dialogue series, #ONTrigger.

In this dialogue, Rajesh chats with Sanchit about the recent merger of Dell and EMC, how it will pan out globally and what can the customers expect in India.

Greyhound TV Teaser: ONTrigger with Rajesh Janey, Dell EMC

Catch Rajesh Janey, President and Managing Director, Dell Enterprise India, Dell EMC in an exclusive conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on our executive dialogue series, #ONTrigger.

Sanchit Vir Gogia on GSMA Glomo Awards 2017 Judging Panel

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief analyst and CEO Greyhound Research is a part of the esteemed judging panel of the GSMA Glomo Awards 2017.

Infosys Invests Rs 14.5 Crore In Danish Artificial Intelligence Start-up

Bangalore-based Infosys on Friday announced that it has invested Rs 14.5 crore (DKK 14,920,000) in a Danish-based artificial intelligence start-up UNSILO. The investment is done through Infosys innovation fund.

Tata-Mistry Spat Unlikely To Hit TCS Operations: Analysts

The bitter boardroom battle at Tata Sons is unlikely to impact operations of the USD 100-billion conglomerate’s crown jewel TCS, but if its chief N Chandrasekaran is elevated to the top at the group level, it could be a blip on the firm’s business, say analysts.

IBM Thinks Watson In Cognitive Mode

The technology platform, Watson, does hold a lot of potential for solving customer problems through its advanced analytics capabilities. But it needs to work in tandem with end-user organisations and may be a long way from commercial success in India

Analysts opine that Watson still had a long way to go in the India market.

HCL Technologies Eyes 20% Revenue From Digital Play By 2020

HCL Technologies, India’s fourth largest software services company, expects digital, cloud, analytics, automation and internet of things (IoT) to grow faster than the traditional business segments, accounting for up to 20 per cent of revenues in next three to four years, from current five per cent.

AWS Vs Microsoft

From bringing in big guns to run enterprise sales in the country and running full-page ads to counter each other’s data centre launches to attempting to poach clients, these American giants are leaving no stone unturned to win in India.

On Top Of Cloud

As oracle programmers rewrite fresh codes for its cloud services, the company is scripting a new history. It is transforming itself into a cloud-first company. Some industry watchers might argue that it is a tad late in entering the realm of cloud, but Oracle will tell you it doesn’t matter; it is scaling up faster than all others.