H-1B Visas: In An Interconnected World, Why Do India’s IT Firms Still Need Them?

Donald Trump’s efforts to limit the number of temporary workers in the US will dent India’s software industry.

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research, emphasised that the need to have people on-site is more than just technical.

“IT companies are required to have meetings with different stakeholders to implement a business solution,” Gogia said. “Then, there is this trust factor. Clients are also at ease when someone from the company is physically present [and is accountable]. This is also about work environment and change management.”

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