IBM’s Red Hat Acquisition: Here’s What The Mega Deal Means

IBM on October 28 made its biggest-ever acquisition- that of open source software company Red Hat for $34 billion, and the deal could have some impact on the India operations of the combined entity, feel experts. Calling the deal a…

IBM Announces Acquisition Of Red Hat

On Sunday, IBM said it is acquiring Red Hat for $33 billion, a premium of 63% over its traded value, as it looks to build the hybrid cloud capability and take on entrenched players such as VMware, Google Cloud, Amazon…

Enterprises Cannot Ensure Better Security While Still Repeating the Same Old Mistakes

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Smart Cities, FinTech StartUps And IoT Top Dell EMC’s Agenda

Bidding for smart city projects, working with startups and launching a slew of products for an increasingly digital world are among the things that Dell EMC is planning , as it completes one year of the merger between Dell Inc.…

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…

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…

Keynote Speaker at Dell EMC Forum 2016

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research as a Keynote speaker at the Dell EMC Forum 2016. Keynote speakers at Dell EMC Forum include (see detailed profiles here) : Amit Midha, President, APJ Commercial, Dell EMC Rajesh Janey, President and MD,…

All Eyes On Microsoft India: Will Anant Help Turn The Page?

It takes one brain to dream of change but many a handful to turn it into a reality. Satya Nadella has done exceptionally well to dream up a new and improved Microsoft and steer the company strategy accordingly. However, the…

About Time Microsoft India Delivers A Yorker

On 1 August 2016, Microsoft announced the joining of Anant Maheshwari as President, Microsoft India from 1 September 2016. Anant will be replacing current Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik who has held this position for over five years. This announcement…

Why AWS Announcement Heralds Public Cloud War In India

On 28 June, when Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of its sixth Asia Pacific (APAC) Region in Mumbai, India, it did nothing short of telling its competitors firmly, especially Microsoft and IBM, that it was stepping up its…

Who Should Be Your Cloud Driver On The Digital Highway?

It’s not an easy task to choose a cloud computing services provider, especially when companies like Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Microsoft Corp., International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc., Oracle Corp. and VMware Inc. are pulling out…

Amazon Opens Data Centres In India

As a part of its commitment to invest $5 billion in India, Amazon on Tuesday launched its first set of India data centres in Mumbai to cater to cloud computing services here unleashing a new race for the top cloud…

Amazon Launches First Cloud Data Centre In Mumbai

As a part of its commitment to invest $5 billion in India, Amazon has launched its first set of India data centres in Mumbai to cater to cloud computing services here unleashing a new race for the top cloud provider position…

Karan Bajwa to join IBM

IT veteran Karan Bajwa, who was the Managing Director of Microsoft, is set to join IBM. Bajwa tweeted that he is a reborn IBMer. He was in charge of sales and marketing operations of Microsoft. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst…

AWS Announces New Asia Pacific Region – Here’s Why It Matters!

On Tuesday, 28 June 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of its sixth Asia Pacific (APAC) Region in Mumbai, India. The new AWS Mumbai Region consists of two separate Availability Zones at launch. This news is part of the…

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

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…

Will LinkedIn be another failed acquisition for Microsoft?

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…

What Does Microsoft Stand to Gain From its $26.2 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn?

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? Sanchit Vir Gogia,…

Why Microsoft Acquired LinkedIn? It’s All About User Insights!

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…

Users will get to organise their information better

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. The deal is expected to give an impetus to Microsoft’s Customer Relationship…

Microsoft To Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 Bn

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. Greyhound Research Chief Analyst and CEO Sanchit Gogia said that the…

Microsoft Looking For New Source Of Revenue

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…

Is Microsoft truly changing under Satya Nadella?

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. Sanchit…

VMware AirWatch sells over a million licenses in India

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…

India emerges as one of the fastest growing markets for VMware’s end-user computing business

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…

With a million sales, mobility security company Airwatch gains traction

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. According to…

Taking A Nonconformist Approach To The IT Analyst World

Last week I was with posed a question for the nth time – probably the 50th time since launching Greyhound Research 3 years ago – and it prompted me to formally pen down my thoughts. This question is not new…

Join Sanchit Vir Gogia for Twitter Chat on Startup Approach To InfoGen

Join Greyhound Research (@Greyhound_R) and Sanchit Vir Gogia (@s_v_g) for a tweet chat on 'Startup Approach to Information Generation'. Panelists: Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research @s_v_g Rajesh Janey, President, EMC-India & SAARC, @RajeshJaney Pankaj Virmani, Founder CEO…

VMware looks to thrive under Dell

Virtualisation software maker VMware expects the takeover of its parent, EMC Corp, by Dell to help it make inroads into the small and medium enterprises and businesses market in India, where the US technology giant has a large presence. Experts…

Safe And Ready For Any, Say VMware Execs

Ever since Dell announced its plans of $67 billion acquisition EMC, making it the largest tech mergers of all time – tech enthusiasts and analysts have gone wild predicting how Dell will integrate EMC into its current offerings. One of the most discussed part…