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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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

Become independent of visas and hire locally: Infosys

Become independent of visas and hire locally: Infosys

Terming the debate around visa-related issues as "rhetoric", Infosys chief Vishal Sikka today said the company is working on becoming "independent of the visa issue" as much as possible and hire more locals.

Nasscom opposes states' entry tax on e-commerce sales

 IT industry body Nasscom on Thursday came out against a Bill introduced by the Gujarat government to levy entry tax on consumers for inter-state e-commerce and similar practices of some other states, saying it poses a significant challenge.