Tech Mahindra Sacking: IT Cos’ HR Policies Need To Change

Anand Mahindra’s tweet seeking apology for the rude sacking of an employee, though admirable, glosses over the problems faced by Tech Mahindra in particular and the IT sector in general.

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…

80 Million People Use Facebook Groups Every Month In India

Facebook Inc. announced on Wednesday that over 80 million people in India use Facebook Groups each month to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends. Globally, more than 1 billion people use Facebook Groups every month and the product has grown since it was launched in 2010.

Online travel start-ups join e-commerce fray

India is in the throes of an entrepreneurship revolution with online start-ups getting the support of both consumers and venture capitalists. Over the years a large number of online travel start-ups have entered the fray to cash in on the e-commerce boom that has to a large extent been driven by travel segment in the country. One of the biggest challenges in the online travel space is competition, both from other online service providers and from traditional travel agencies. The travel industry, especially luxury travel, is the first to suffer in times of recession or downward economic trend. Both these situations are more challenging for start-ups than they are for established companies. Start-ups do not have any additional capital or reserves to fall back on, and during an economic downturn, if people spend on travel they prefer to go to a service provider where service satisfaction is guaranteed and not experiment with a new entrant in the market.

India manufacturers lag the world in using IT and leveraging engineering talent

We live in an experience economy. That calls for products which not only work but are designed exceptionally well. Are Indian manufacturers geared for this paradigm? We chatted with Chandan Chowdhury, Managing Director of Dassault Systemes India, and Sanchit Vir Gogia, CEO of Greyhound Research.

With One Login, Snapdeal Wants To Do A Facebook

Snapdeal is seeking to emulate social media giant Facebook in the commercial media space as it looks to expand its footprint. Kunal Bahl, CEO & co-founder, Snapdeal, is creating a clan of apps, just the way Facebook did with FB, Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger. “Facebook had become a monolithic platform; now, they have a bunch of popular apps,” said Bahl.

Net Neutrality concerns scupper mobileapp deal

Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer, has shelved controversial plans to offer free access to its mobile app under a deal with Bharti Airtel.

Net Neutrality Concerns Scupper Mobile App Deal

Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer, has shelved controversial plans to offer free access to its mobile app under a deal with Bharti Airtel.

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.

It Is only Uphill from Here

Telecom is one of the fastest growing industries in India. Today, India stands as the second-largest telecommunications market in the world. The government has raised the FDI cap in India from 74 percent to 100 percent.

Emerging Enterprise Technologies Driving Shift from Endpoint to Network Security

The rapid adoption of SoCloMo is shifting the focus of security organisations from endpoint security to network security; the market pegged at $266 million in 2014, claims almost 28 percent of the total enterprise security market in India.

Big Data Impacts One And All

To serve a growing customer base and better manage the client experience across all customer touchpoints, organisations are moving away from siloed transaction-oriented systems – such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and dealer management systems – in favour of more integrated and socially aware systems.

Social Media: A Platform for ‘Entertainment’ or ‘Investment’

One of the huge marketing channels which has given corporates great ways to protect and build their digital reputations, is social media.Nowadays, social media is becoming an integral part of life online with the proliferation of social websites and applications. Interestingly, social media platforms have emerged as a brand ambassador for the brands.

#GreyhoundInMedia: @Flipkart fumbles on the big day as server fails #Press #Media #Hindubusinessline

For Flipkart, the poster boy of Indian e-commerce, it was supposed to be a ‘big’ day. But things didn’t quite go as planned as a technical glitch wreaked havoc while other e-commerce firms did their bit to poach customers.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Tata Communications to up data centre size, spend $200 million #Press #Media #HinduBusinessLine

Global communications and enterprise service provider Tata Communications said the company expects to lead the data centre business in India with around 26 per cent market share right now. According to the company, it tops the data centre market right now and it is growing at around 22 per cent year on year. The company plans to invest more than $200 million towards doubling capacity in India from five-lakh square feet to 10-lakh square feet over a period of three years.

#GreyhoundInMedia: TCS May Soon Be World’s Second Biggest Tech Employer #Press #Media #BusinessInsider

TCS has become the world’s third largest employer of people in the technology sector, with over 3 lakh employees. And given the pace at which it is growing, it could become the second largest employer this year, crossing Hewlett-Packard, and would be fast closing in on leader IBM.

#GreyhoundInMedia: TCS may soon be world’s second biggest tech employer #Press #Media #TimesOfIndia

TCS has become the world’s third largest employer of people in the technology sector, with over 3 lakh employees. And given the pace at which it is growing, it could become the second largest employer this year, crossing Hewlett-Packard, and would be fast closing in on leader IBM.

#GreyhoundInMedia: TCS may soon be world’s second biggest tech employer #Press #Media #EconomicTimes

TCS has become the world’s third largest employer of people in the technology sector, with over 3 lakh employees. And given the pace at which it is growing, it could become the second largest employer this year, crossing Hewlett-Packard, and would be fast closing in on leader IBM.

Social business is the way ahead

Years ago, it was just unthinkable that you would decide whether to watch a movie or not on the basis of short and snappy reviews posted by strangers, indulge in blatant narcissism by posting ‘selfies’ and revel in the ‘likes’ your ‘statuses’ get. However, the phenomenal growth of social media over the years has changed all of this. In fact, these days, most of your food visits Instagram before you taste it.

Time For Social Media Users To Grow

Is social media a boon or a bane? This is one of the most challenging questions that many of us have faced in recent times. The answer may be different to each of us, based on our own perspectives and usage behaviors.

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