IBM, once the top multinational employer of choice is at risk of falling off that pedestal.
Workplace dynamics are changing rapidly and organisations are keen to modernise their approach to both, the workplace and the workforce. We at Greyhound Knowledge Group are of the firm belief that the confluence of powerful devices, modern applications and intelligent networks have replaced the Knowledge Worker with the Connected Worker. This in turn is fuelling the Gig Economy. Per our estimates at Greyhound Knowledge Group, nearly 30% of the workforce across the globe will in some form or shape participate in the gig economy by 2020.
If you are not interested in a BlackBerry phone, we would not be surprised because the company has lost his recall value. Its brand recall value also took a hit when it launched the Blackberry Priv earlier this year at a very high price of Rs 62,990 before revising it later in the year.
Microsoft on Monday announced a $26.2 billion deal to acquire professional networking platform LinkedIn for $196 per share. The market gave a mixed reaction to the announcement. While shares of LinkedIn surged 47 percent to near $193, Microsoft’s stock was down 3.2 percent.
In its 41 years history, Microsoft has acquired several companies but the biggest success was none other than Hotmail, which was bought from Sabeer Bhatia for $500 million in 1997. However, a repeat of Hotmail is something that Microsoft hasn’t been able to achieve in the last 19 years despite making several deals worth over a billion dollar each.
Microsoft announced today that it bought LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion deal, the tech giant’s largest acquisition in its 41-year history by a wide margin. So what value does Microsoft see in the professional social networking site?
On June 13, 2016 Microsoft announced the agreement to acquire LinkedIn for USD 26.2 billion. Important to note that this is the first big deal under Satya Nadella’s leadership and LinkedIn will continue to operate as an independent company. Albeit this (in theory) will allow more room for innovation, let’s put this announcement in perspective:
The acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft will help the duo assist client companies, and even individuals in the personal lives, to organise information and orchestrate their functions better.
Microsoft Corp has agreed to acquire LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in a deal that will combine the world’s biggest software maker with the largest global online network of professionals.
By acquiring LinkedIn, Microsoft is looking at further strengthening its business from corporates in India and social networking play, an area in which it lags behind Facebook. Analysts feel that Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes as one of the three segments that could get a shot in the arm with the LinkedIn buy.
Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp, is landing in the country on Monday at a time when his company is “streamlining” its troubled global smartphone hardware business even as the growth of India’s smartphone business is accelerating.
VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today said that it has sold over a million licenses of its VMware AirWatch Mobile Device Management solution to enterprises in India to help them manage the mobility needs of their workforce.
VMware today announced that it has sold over a million licenses of its VMware AirWatch Mobile Device Management solution to enterprises in India to help them manage the mobility needs of their workforce. The company also announced that India was one of the fastest growing markets for its End User Computing business globally. AirWatch saw some notable wins in India – including Air Works, Axis Bank, Fullerton, IDFC Bank, Indigo Airlines, Mindtree, OYO Rooms, Wipro, and Zomato, among others.
VMware’s mobility security company Airwatch has sold over a million licenses in India in a little over a year of operations, and is being looked at as a serious name in the mobile device management space in India.
On September 04, 2015, Blackberry announced the acquisition of Good Technology for US$ 425 million in cash. This is a significant announcement given the looming doubts on the future of Blackberry and the increasing presence of its competitors in the Enterprise Mobility Management space. Below is a quick summary of some of my latest tweets with key high-level analysis on the announcement.
New York-headquartered software firm CA Technologies, which has been struggling globally to break away from its legacy mainframe business, has launched its mobile device managed solutions in India. “Increasingly more and more people are bringing their own devices to the workplace,” says Sunil Manglore, Managing Director of CA Technologies India. “The solution will help CIOs (short for Chief Information Officer) support devices within the (company’s) IT infrastructure.”
Improved security and central control compliment a BYOD strategy. As Apple gears up to its iOS 7 launch this month, many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are considering a move or upgrade. The updated operating system is said to be the biggest evolution of the manufacturer’s software yet and, in theory, it is ideal for SMBs.
Two important and related trends already having a significant impact on day-to-day operations at a rapidly growing number of businesses are BYOD (bring your own device) and BYOA (bring your own application). The trends are continuing to grow in all but the most security-restricted organizations, says Chris Townsend, vice president, Federal and Mid-Atlantic, at Stonesoft, a provider of integrated network security solutions. Market researcher Gartner Inc. predicts that almost four in 10 organizations will rely exclusively on BYOD– meaning they will no longer provide any devices to employees– by 2016, and 85 percent of businesses will have some kind of BYOD program in place by 2020.