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China shares India's concern on H1B visa issue: State media

China shares India's concern on H1B visa issue: State media

The H1B issue not just affects the Indian IT sector but also Chinese students studying in the US, hence, Beijing supports India's stance, the article said. 

Indian IT industry not H-1B dependent: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka

Indian IT industry not H-1B dependent: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has refuted the general impression that the Indian IT industry is overly dependent on H-1B visas.

Narayana Murthy tells IT honchos to take less salary and avoid layoffs

Narayana Murthy tells IT honchos to take less salary and avoid layoffs

Seeking to allay fears of slowdown in the Indian IT industry affecting jobs of techies, software major Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy on Thursday advised executives to take home less pay and avoid lay-offs at the middle and lower rungs.

Layoffs rile India's flagship IT sector, tough times likely to continue

Layoffs rile India's flagship IT sector, tough times likely to continue

IT outsourcing has long been one of India`s flagship industries but experts say automation, a failure to keep up with new technologies and US President Donald Trump`s clampdown on visas is creating industry-wide upheaval.

Indian IT industry rightly should be in panic: Rajat Gupta

The Indian IT industry "rightly" should be in "panic" mode as it has not kept pace with the fast-changing innovation, India-born former McKinsey head Rajat Gupta has said.

'Legislative change needed in wage structure to prevent H-1B abuse'

'Legislative change needed in wage structure to prevent H-1B abuse'

The US Labour Department has said a legislative change is required in the four-tiered wage structure to take stronger action against firms using H-1B visas to replace their American employees with workers from countries like India.

H-1B visa a trade and services issue, will keep a close watch: India

H-1B visa a trade and services issue, will keep a close watch: India

India on Thursday said it was keeping a "close watch" on the US tightening the H-1B visa rules which will impact Indian IT industry and professionals, and asserted that the issue will be taken up with the Trump administration.

Changed H-1B visa norms don't mean much for India: Nasscom

Changed H-1B visa norms don't mean much for India: Nasscom

The Indian IT industry body Nasscom on Tuesday said the clarifying guidance by the USCIS on eligibility for computer programmers under the H-1B visa norms will have little impact on its members, as the clarification has been the adjudicatory practice for years.

Uncertainty on visa front key challenge for IT: Infy co-founder

Uncertainty on visa front key challenge for IT: Infy co-founder

Uncertainty on the visa front is the main challenge for India's Information Technology sector in 2017-18.

Biz models of e-tailers have not worked: T V Mohandas Pai

Biz models of e-tailers have not worked: T V Mohandas Pai

Business models of e-tailers in India are not just running out of steam but even have not worked, says information technology industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai.

Indian IT industry faces twin challenges of Trump, automation

Automation and the new U.S. administration were the big unknowns at the Indian tech sector`s annual shindig this week, with machines threatening to take away thousands of jobs and concerns over possible visa rule changes in the key American market.

Donald Trump may be a blessing in disguise for domestic IT industry: Mukesh Ambani

Donald Trump may be a blessing in disguise for domestic IT industry: Mukesh Ambani

US President Donald Trump may be a blessing in disguise for domestic IT industry to focus on home market, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said

H1B visa issue: Govt seeks data from industry to take up matter with US

H1B visa issue: Govt seeks data from industry to take up matter with US

The government has sought detailed business data from the industry, mainly the IT companies, so that it can effectively take up their concerns over the US visa issue with the new American administration.

AI-powered IBM Watson to help Indian enterprises go digital

The year 2017 is predicted to be that of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning -- redefining the way humans communicate with devices to not only improve daily life but also boost businesses, even in India.

HB-1 Visas: Discriminatory action, not rhetoric worries Indian IT companies

HB-1 Visas: Discriminatory action, not rhetoric worries Indian IT companies

Indian IT industry body Nasscom Wednesday shrugged off pre-election political commentary in the US around work visas, but expressed concern over "discriminatory approaches" of the American authorities.

Budget 2016: IT industry seeks relief from double tax,export boosting steps

Budget 2016: IT industry seeks relief from double tax,export boosting steps

Representatives of information technology hardware and software industry in a pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also sought measures to facilitate exports and simplification and rationalisation of taxation.

 

Indian IT eyes digitisation, automation for growth in 2016

Having shifted gears from its focus on 'enterprise services' to 'enterprising solutions' in 2015, Indian IT industry is betting big on digitisation and automation to maintain its growth momentum in the New Year.

India IT outsourcing firms seek booster shot from Obamacare

The United States is the biggest market for the outsourcing industry, which is dominated by Tata Consultancy Services Ltd , Infosys Ltd and Wipro Ltd .

Phaneesh Murthy launches health and lifecare venture

Entering a new arena, former iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy is launching an online market place for healthcare products and services in partnership with four professionals.

IT industry seeks duty removal to ease component imports

The Indian information technology (IT) industry is to seek the government`s help to do away with the four percent duty on imported electronics components as that is becoming counter-productive.