Infosys Sees Big Opportunity In Cloud And Cybersecurity

With Salil Parekh set to take charge of Infosys from January next year, the software major is betting big on cloud computing and cybersecurity to reignite growth. India’s second-largest software exporter, since its initial days, thrived on getting technology projects for Fortune clients, which involved writing or maintaining software codes for these companies.

Episode 5: Greyhound TV Dealing With Digital – In Conversation With Bjorn Engelhardt

We at Greyhound believe the change to digital is first personal and then professional. Catch Bjorn Engelhardt, SVP – APJ, Riverbed Technology in an exclusive conversation with Anshoo Nandwaani, Principal Analyst, Co-Founder & CHRO, Greyhound on our latest Greyhound TV series, Dealing With Digital, a Greyhound Studios production.

India’s Transition To Digital Has Caused A Spike In Cyber Attacks, But They Can Be Fought

India’s rapid transition to a cashless economy since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization drive has exposed new avenues for virulent cyber threats across the nation.

Hurtling Into Digital Age, India Stacks Up 3 Billion Entries

That whoosh you hear is of India’s 1.3 billion people speeding along into the decidedly digital age of the future. And it shows in the 3 billion transactions about to be logged by IndiaStack, the open source initiative to help businesses develop a unified software platform, on the back of the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and last year’s demonetisation drive.

Cyber Risk Insurance: More Window Shoppers Than Converts Even After Attacks

A company is hit by ransomware every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, thanks to the rise of ransomware-as-a-service model that is available ‘on demand’ to criminal gangs who increasingly target businesses. To date, 2017 has seen this trend play out in full force, with high-profile attacks such as Petya and WannaCry.

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. 

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IBM Losing Its ‘Top Employer’ Mojo

IBM, once the top multinational employer of choice is at risk of falling off that pedestal.

Hybrid IT Expected To Help Deliver On The Digital Transformation Promise

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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.

Cyber Insurance – The Missing Component In Enterprise Security

A little more than two weeks ago, the massive “WannaCry” ransomware virus hit over 150 countries infecting about 200,000 to 300,000 computer devices and systems globally, as the worst nightmare for cyber security experts unfolded rendering them helpless.

Catch Greyhound Research at Dimension Data Leadership Connect 2017

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research at Dimension Data Leadership Connect 2017.

What is the event about?

We are experiencing unprecedented change and disruption in the industry today. Business and technology paradigms are changing at a pace that has never before been seen and the innovative use of technology to adapt to these changes is becoming the only way forward.

To address this change, Dimension Data is organising the Leadership Connect, a gathering aimed at bringing together CxOs involved in Digital Transformation journeys.

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Fireside Chat Topic: Bringing Transformation Home

Greyhound Research’s Chief Analyst & CEO, Sanchit Vir Gogia (SVG), will be at the event to share insights on Digital Transformation from across the globe and in the region. Separately, SVG will chair a fireside chat session (participants below) on how can CxOs tailor Digital Transformation for their respective organisations.

Have a question for SVG?

Tweet to us on @s_v_g@Greyhound_R or email us on connect@greyhoundgroup.com and we’ll get the conversation brewing!

When & Where? 

April 19, 2017, Mumbai

April 20, 2017, Bengaluru


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Symantec Ventures – Why It Matters To The Future Of Cyber Security Innovation

On March 2, 2017 Symantec announced the launch of Symantec Ventures – its latest effort to help startups by contributing capital, reducing expenses and accelerating time to market. Per the company, Symantec Ventures is the next step post its partnership with Frost Data Capital Partner in 2015. Initially while the company aimed to foster up to 10 Security and IoT Analytics startups per year, with Symantec Ventures it plans to further its investment in areas like Machine Learning and Security Analytics.

M-Wallet Companies Look To Forge Partnerships With Insurance Firms

Mobile-wallet ventures are increasingly looking for partnerships with insurance companies in an effort to minimise their liability with risks from cyber security breaches on the rise.

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.

5 Reasons Why Symantec’s Acquisition Of Blue Coat Matters To The CIO’s Office

On 12 June, 2016 Symantec announced its agreement to acquire Blue Coat for USD 4.65 billion.

As a result of this acquisition, the company will now have 385,000 customers, a vast repository of data sources and over 3,000 researchers and engineers worldwide. Post this acquisition, Symantec will have USD 4.4 billion in combined revenue (on pro-forma, non-GAAP basis) in FY16. By the end of FY18, Symantec expects to realise USD 550 million in run-rate cost savings. In addition, the combined entity will have access to vast Security and Threat Intelligence data sources including Telemetry gathered from 175 million protected endpoints; more than 2 billion emails scanned per day; 1.2 billion web requests monitored per day across 55 languages; 12,000 Cloud applications monitored and controlled.

One Year On, What’s Plaguing Digital India’s Success?

aPM Narendra Modi’s highly ambitious Digital India Program completes a year of its existence today. In the last one year, several initiatives were announced by the government – from the launch of MyGov.in portal to BharatNet and E-sign to Wi-Fi hotspots.

Is Symantec/Blue Coat Deal a Game-Changer?

Indian security leaders welcome the move, expected to be finalized later this year, saying it will definitely change the way technology is consumed by organizations, as they expect new innovations to help them tackle future threats more effectively.

IRCTC website not hacked claims Indian Railways Public Relations officer

While earlier reports pointed out stating that the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’s (IRCTC) website was hacked, turns out, it was not. The IRCTC themselves have come out stating that their website was not hacked, but that some data in the name of IRCTC is in circulation.

Bangladesh Bank cybertheft leaves Philippine authorities rattled

The whopping $81 million loss by Bangladesh’s central bank in one of history’s biggest cyber heists has left the Philippines — where the money wound up — scrambling to save face. The Southeast Asian nation’s biggest and first cross-border money laundering scandal left both financial regulators and legislators rattled, and the failure to stop launderers and tax evaders has become a major issue in the run-up to the Philippine elections in May. The incident has turned a spotlight on defects in the nation’s banking and casino regulations, as well as the vulnerability of emerging-market institutions to online theft.

Bangladesh Bank purged after cyber heist

Atiur Rahman, Bangladesh’s central bank governor who resigned in disgrace on Tuesday, reputedly never took a holiday and once dreamed of completely digitizing his country’s banking system. Rahman stepped down after failing to reveal that $81 million had been electronically siphoned to a bank in the Philippines in early February from Bangladesh Bank funds deposited at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Greyhound Radio with Alok Ohrie, Dell India

Catch Alok Ohrie, President and Managing Director, Dell India, in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series #ONTrigger.

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Greyhound Radio with Christian Fredrikson, F Secure

Catch Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, F-Secure Corporation, in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series Greyhound Network Radio.

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Part 1 of 6 

Part 2 of 6 

ONTrigger with Christian Fredrikson, F Secure

Catch Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, F-Secure Corporation, in a conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing series #ONTrigger.

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Global IT giants Microsoft, Oracle hail Digital India

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the launch of ‘Digital India’ project at the IGI Stadium, New Delhi. The first day of the “Digital India Week” saw who’s who of India Inc. pledging investments worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore; and about 18 lakh direct or indirect jobs in the country.

Verizon Breach Report: An Analysis | Security Leaders on How India Must Respond to Trends

Verizon’s recently released 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report finds that even as attacks rapidly increase in complexity, cyber criminals still rely on tried-and-true techniques such as phishing to compromise organizations.

Topsgrup To Raise $100 Million From International PE Firms

Security firm Topsgrup, run by Tops Security Ltd, is planning to raise $100 million from international private equity (PE) firms to fund acquisitions and provide existing investors a profitable exit.

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 upwards to reach 14 percent -your phone bills and other bills could rise slightly, unless the service providers decide to try and absorb the costs.

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 indirect tax regime and make it more transparent. However, the decision to review excise duty and service tax separately raises lack of clarity on the execution part of the process and how it will be taken forward.

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 review excise duty and service tax separately raises lack of clarity on the execution part of the process and how it will be taken forward.

Greyhound Radio with Sanchit Vir Gogia on Union Budget 2015

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst, Greyhound Research says that announcements made in Budget 2014 have remained mere aspirations with lack of clarity on policies with regard to Digital India, uncertainty over the Rs 10,000 crore start-up fund for MSMEs, as well as the inadequately funded 100 Smart Cities project. He elaborates on the big opportunity in cloud that India has if it gets regulations and tax sops right for providers, but warns that unless there is concrete action, frustration among entrepreneurs and corporates will only rise.

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 and policies that will bring stability to the sector and maximize growth.

Will Union Budget Give Impetus To Digital India Dream?

Through its landmark initiatives such as ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make In India’, the Indian government has demonstrated the importance of digital technologies for industries to sustain and grow. In the Union budget 2015-16, IT industry expects the finance minister to go a step ahead, and introduce measures that will enable businesses drive digital initiatives and sustain long-term innovations in the country.

Budget 2015: Analyst Seeks Relief From Double Taxation On Software

GST – Clarity on place of supply rules

While the government has floated a bill for common goods and service tax (GST) across the country last month, contemplations appear with respect to various aspect of GST design including price and threshold exemptions. Since the rules are yet to be released in the public, the industry is also unclear whether the tax is to be levied based on the state where a company branch is located or where its headquarters are based.

Greyhound Standpoint On Top Expectations Of IT Head Honchos From Budget 2015-16

GST – Clarity on place of supply rules

Greyhound Standpoint – While the government has floated a bill for common goods and service tax (GST) across the country last month, contemplation’s appear with respect to various aspect of GST design including price and threshold exemptions. Since the rules are yet to be released in the public, the industry is also unclear whether the tax is to be levied based on the state where a company branch is located or where its headquarters are based.

What IT Head Honchos Are Expecting From Budget 2015-16

The budget is just round the corner. Everyone has their own set of expectations from the upcoming budget. While common man is hoping the budget to bring some tax relief and cheaper commodities, industrialists are keeping their fingers crossed about import and export duties. But, what are IT honchos expecting from the budget. We asked Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Group CEO, Greyhound Research, and he shared some interesting insights with us. Take a look!

What IT Head Honchos Are Expecting From Budget 2015-16

The budget is just round the corner. Everyone has their own set of expectations from the upcoming budget. While common man is hoping the budget to bring some tax relief and cheaper commodities, industrialists are keeping their fingers crossed about import and export duties. But, what are IT honchos expecting from the budget. We asked Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Group CEO, Greyhound Research, and he shared some interesting insights with us. Take a look!