IT industry

Indian IT industry could see upturn next year: Chandrashekhar

The process of investing in technology has sort of started picking up and this trend is actually expected to really consolidate in 2018, Chandrashekhar said.

Nov 02, 2017, 14:41 PM IST
India to lead fourth industrial revolution: Mukesh Ambani

India to lead fourth industrial revolution: Mukesh Ambani

"Data is the new oxygen, new oil for 1.3 billion Indians. Our aim is to not only provide high-speed data at affordable prices but also affordable smartphones to help people connect better with the Internet,` Ambani told the gathering.

Sep 27, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
Dependence of Indian IT companies on visas reducing: Nasscom

Dependence of Indian IT companies on visas reducing: Nasscom

Nasscom President R Chandrasekhar said the applications for work visas by Indian IT companies have halved over the last few years as the companies are leveraging new technologies to reduce dependence on visas to send workers to client sites.

Sep 19, 2017, 20:43 PM IST
Microsoft ready to take 50mn SMBs on 'intelligent' Cloud: Anant Maheshwari

Microsoft ready to take 50mn SMBs on 'intelligent' Cloud: Anant Maheshwari

There are large enterprises that will have a dedicated infrastructure, teams and resources for Cloud adoption.

Aug 26, 2017, 13:09 PM IST
'Salary hikes, voluntary attrition decline in Q1 FY18'

'Salary hikes, voluntary attrition decline in Q1 FY18'

According to online recruitment and career solutions portal Wisdomjobs.Com, most industries witnessed conservative appraisals that were considerably lower than the two-digit salary hikes seen in the previous year.

Aug 07, 2017, 15:20 PM IST
Infosys can be 10 times as large as it is today: Ravi Venkatesan

Infosys can be 10 times as large as it is today: Ravi Venkatesan

 Infosys Co-Chairman Ravi Venkatesan on Sunday said that the company could be 10 times as large as it is today if it could execute well to harness advances in digital and machine learning.

Jul 30, 2017, 16:45 PM IST

Infosys board to face investors' heat at AGM

The 36th Annual General Meeting of troubled software major Infosys Ltd on Saturday is likely to be stormy, as retail investors brace for a showdown with its board on corporate governance and performance issues.

Jun 23, 2017, 17:41 PM IST
No downturn in IT sector; good number of jobs to come: Ravi Shankar Prasad

No downturn in IT sector; good number of jobs to come: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday dismissed as "completely wrong" the reports of a downturn in the Indian IT sector and said a good number of people will get jobs in the current fiscal.

Jun 04, 2017, 20:49 PM IST
Techies well taken care of, no need for union: Balakrishnan

Techies well taken care of, no need for union: Balakrishnan

Employees' unions are not needed in information technology industry where work ethic is good and the staff are well-paid with techies even finding opportunities outside the company they work for, says a senior industry figure.

May 30, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

Cognizant layoff plea closed in favour of sacked staff: Govt

The Cognizant layoff case has been closed in favour of employees and the company has been asked to hold talks one-on-one to resolve the issue.

May 27, 2017, 21:10 PM IST
20-25 lakh jobs will be created in IT sector in 4-5 years: Ravi Shankar Prasad

20-25 lakh jobs will be created in IT sector in 4-5 years: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Denying the reports of a downturn in employment in the country`s IT industry, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said in the coming four to five years, almost 20-25 lakh additional jobs will be created in the sector.

May 23, 2017, 18:48 PM IST
No reduction in H1B visas to India: Sitharaman

No reduction in H1B visas to India: Sitharaman

In a bid to ease apprehensions of the IT industry over the H1B visas, Commerce Ministry Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that India will get the same number of visas, though only the category of people to whom these are awarded may undergo a change.

May 20, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
Donald Trump signs H1 B visa executive order to tighten IT hiring rules

Donald Trump signs H1 B visa executive order to tighten IT hiring rules

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered federal agencies to look at tightening the H-1B visa programme used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the US, as he tries to carry out his campaign pledges to put “America First”.

Apr 19, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
IT companies ganged up to keep freshers' salary low: Mohandas Pai

IT companies ganged up to keep freshers' salary low: Mohandas Pai

India's big IT services companies have ganged up to keep salary of freshers low taking advantage of oversupply of software engineers at the entry level, says industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai.

Feb 21, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

Capgemini India chief says 65% of IT employees not retrainable

With the domestic IT industry staring at a shift in nature of work due to increasing use of digital technologies, a leading firm has said a majority of the workforce cannot imbibe the required emerging skill-sets, and warned of high job losses at the middle and senior levels.

Feb 19, 2017, 21:59 PM IST
Not much has changed in IT since last Nasscom guidance: Infosys

Not much has changed in IT since last Nasscom guidance: Infosys

Infosys on Thursday said IT industry lobby Nasscom deferred guidance for 2017-18 because not much has changed since the last review in November and asserted customers remain "optimistic".

Feb 16, 2017, 19:28 PM IST
Trump impact? Nasscom defers annual growth forecast to May

Trump impact? Nasscom defers annual growth forecast to May

The IT industry lobby Nasscom on Wednesday said the sector will grow at the lower end of its revised target in fiscal 2017, but deferred guidance for the next financial year by a quarter, as the headwinds rise.

Feb 15, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Need help with digital payments? Dial this toll-free helpline number!

Need help with digital payments? Dial this toll-free helpline number!

In a move to further encourage digital payments, the government, in collaboration with telecom and IT industry, has launched a toll-free helpline number.

Jan 04, 2017, 19:53 PM IST
Automation to replace lakhs of entry, mid-level IT executives: Mohandas Pai

Automation to replace lakhs of entry, mid-level IT executives: Mohandas Pai

Increasing automation would shave off 10 percent of incremental jobs in India's IT sector each year even as half of middle-level managers would also bear the brunt in the era of artificial intelligence, says industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai.

Jul 31, 2016, 16:42 PM IST

Apps, websites should be free to decide on free data: Nasscom

IT industry body Nasscom has said telecom regulator Trai should give complete flexibility to apps and websites for deciding on provisions for rewarding free data to customers.

Jul 02, 2016, 20:38 PM IST