PE Investments In Data Centres Grow Fivefold YoY, Reach $2.2 Bn

An increase in digitization of businesses coupled with rising demand for localization of data has catapulted the quantum of private equity investments in Indian data centres by more than 5 times.   Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive of Greyhound Research, explained that data centre colocation…

Broadcom Acquires VMware For $61 Billion In Second-Biggest Deal Of 2022

Semiconductor major Broadcom Inc will acquire cloud and virtualization company VMware in a cash and stock deal valued at $61 billion. Broadcom’s Software Group, which offers infrastructure and security solutions, will also be rebranded and merged within VMware. With this…

Reimagining the Techverse – The Future of Cloud

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Research, in discussion with Ivor Soans, Editor - Special Features, Bloomberg Quint and Subram Natarajan, Director of Customer Engineering at Google Cloud. From multi-cloud strategy, super cloud to cloud buying…

Reimagining the Techverse – The Future of Cloud

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Research, in discussion with Ivor Soans, Editor - Special Features, Bloomberg Quint and Subram Natarajan, Director of Customer Engineering at Google Cloud. From multi-cloud strategy, super cloud to cloud buying…

Microsoft Plans To Establish Its Largest India Data Centre Region In Hyderabad

Tech giant Microsoft Corp. on Monday said it plans to establish its largest India data centre region in Hyderabad, Telangana. The first phase is expected to be operational by 2025. It's a well-established fact that the pandemic has forced orgs…

SAP Counts On Small, Medium Firms To Drive Cloud Business

German software firm SAP expects strong cloud adoption this year, driven by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that have accelerated their investments in a multi-cloud strategy. It's a well-established fact that the pandemic has forced orgs to invest in digital…

Geo-Distributed Data Centres Key To A Future-Ready Tech Architecture: A Cross-Industry Perspective

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Research, discuss with CIOs from Automobile, Manufacturing, ITeS about using a geo-distributed data centre environment to ensure a future-ready technology architecture. The following leaders attended this power panel: Abhinav Srivastava,…

Geo-Distributed Data Centre Architecture Key To Offering Digital Banking Services

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Research, in discussion with John Varughese, Head - IT & Digital Banking, Dhanlaxmi Bank. In this chat, Sanchit talks to John about the changing Data Centre Architecture and the importance…

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia at Nxtra Connect by Nxtra by Airtel

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia on a Power Panel at Nxtra Connect, a Digital Event Organised by Nxtra by Airtel. In this event, some of the finest technology leaders from the industry come together to talk about how geo-distributed data centres can enable…

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…

Reliance Aims To Embed JioMart In WhatsApp

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail Ltd plans to embed its e-commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, allowing the 400 million users of India’s most popular messaging service order products without having to leave the app, two officials aware of the…

#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…

Infosys Raises FY21 Forecast As Digital Service Biz Booms

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IBM Business Split: One-Fourth Of India Staff May Be Part Of New Entity

With IBM Corp. splitting its business into two companies to build focus on hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI), up to one-fourth of its India employees are expected to be part of the new entity, Arvind Krishna, chief executive officer, IBM said on…

IBM Splits Into Two – Initial Thoughts By Greyhound Research

While the Greyhound Research team is working on a more in-depth commentary about the IBM Split, broadly, we believe this move mirrors the tough call that IBM took ages ago when it let go of its PC business and sold…

Festival Season Sales: JioMart Set To Upset The Cart For Flipkart, Amazon

This year’s e-commerce festival season sale, to be kicked off by Flipkart with its flagship ‘The Big Billion Days’ sale on October 16, followed by Amazon with its ‘Great Indian Festival’ sale on October 17, is expected to be a…

#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…

Can NTT India Handle Client Needs In A Post-Covid World To Become A $1 Bn company?

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#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…

Why Microsoft Closed Its Experiential Stores

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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…