US Imposes Fresh Curbs On H-1B Visa

The latest changes to the H-1B visa program introduced amid a tough US presidential election campaign are expected to directly affect technology companies, foreign workers, and employers who rely on these non-immigrant US visas. “IT services providers can expect delayed decision-making and…

Trump Takes Another Stab At H1B Little Realizing It May Cause More Harm Than Good

Last night the US administration sent yet another shock wave to the Indian IT by announcing changes to the H1B visa program again. Amongst the broader posture of clamping down aggressively on the number of visas issued, the Trump administration has…

IT Companies Resort To Layoffs As Pressure Mounts Due To Covid Crisis

The information technology (IT) industry is laying off thousands of employees across the globe and in India, on grounds of non-performance, lack of projects and rightsizing surplus staff as pressure mounts on firms due to an uncertain business environment.  …

With Valuations At Historical Low, M&A Activity To Pick Up Pace In IT Industry

The hunt for the right acquisition in the IT industry is expected to pick up pace as valuations are down to a historical low, with the possible merger of mid-tier players Mindtree and L&T Infotech playing out earlier than expected. …

Trump’s Order Queers The Pitch For H-1B Workers

US President Donald Trump’s order restricting American federal agencies from hiring foreign workers, including those on the coveted H-1B visas, is likely to further squeeze Indian outsourcers as they work on many such projects either directly or as sub-contractors.  …

Companies Pivot To Digital Even As IT Budgets Are Under Pressure

As the proverbial light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel increasingly seems like a mirage, with every day bringing new challenges, IT budgets are under increasing pressure. But companies are also spending on initiatives that will help them recover quickly…

Some Relief For Indians As Trump Allows Certain Exemptions In H-1B, L-1 Ban

In what could be a respite for Indian IT professionals and those working in the healthcare sector in US, the Trump administration has announced certain exemptions in H-1B and L-1 travel ban for those continuing employment with the same employer.…

Roshni Nadar Takes Charge At HCL Technologies

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, the only child of billionaire industrialist Shiv Nadar, has been named chairperson of HCL Technologies Ltd, India’s third largest information technology (IT) services firm, as part of a succession plan. “Roshni’s appointment means new blood and new…

IT May See Surge In Offshoring Biz

Indian software services exporters are likely to gain from a steady shift in offshoring business of their global clients amid the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. With North America and Europe contributing as much as 60% of revenues, shifting business onshore will…

Hexaware Plans Voluntary Delisting, Board To Discuss Proposal

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IT Firms Lean On Utilities & Communication Arms

Indian IT services providers Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Wipro expect their communications and utilities verticals to clock steady growth, even as the core financial services, retail and travel segments take a hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Clients in the travel and hospitality industry have already reduced…

Companies To Seek Technological Intervention To Reinforce Business Post-Pandemic Shutdown

Companies across sectors are more likely to look out for advanced tools and technologies that could facilitate their business growth multifold once the shutdowns following the Coronavirus pandemic are lifted worldwide, a top Verizon executive said.Australia-based Robert Le Busque, Managing Director at Verizon Asia Pacific, …

Hyper AI To Wellness Helpdesk: BPM Firms Adapt To Coronavirus Crisis

Apart from work from home, business process management (BPM) companies have taken a host of measures to ensure employee engagement and client productivity. This has meant changing things not just in India, but a host of other geographies that they are present…

COVID-19 Is Both A Rude Reminder And A Game Changer For Tech Companies

Last 45-60 days have been nothing short of a whirlwind for all of us. From cancelled travel plans to complete shutdowns, most countries have been impacted in more ways than one.While the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unravelling…

COVID-19 Is Both A Rude Reminder And A Game Changer

COVID-19 is a rude reminder of the fragility in our systems of doing business. It’s also a game-changer for government and organisations if they take the right lessons from this world event and invest in the right people and technology…

Technology Firms Will Be Beneficiaries, Not Casualties, Of Coronavirus

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DXC Technology To Hire 10,000 People In India With Focus On Digital

DXC Technology plans to hire over 10000 people in India this year with a strong focus on candidates with digital technology skills, as the company looks to transform faster remain competitive. The US-headquartered tech services major, which was founded in 2017…

Small Contracts Are A Big Deal For IT

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Accenture’s Acquisition Of Droga5 Gives It An Edge In Consultative Sales

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Mphasis Eyes Double-Digit Revenue From Blackstone

Mphasis is eyeing double-digit revenue contribution from companies in the portfolio of Blackstone, American private equity firm that owns a majority stake in the software services firm, up from around 5% at present, said its chief executive Nitin Rakesh. Historically, the IT and business…

DXC’s Acquisition of Luxoft Will Likely Reduce Its Dependency On Mphasis

DXC Technology’s decision to acquire niche engineering services firm Luxoft may be considered as a step towards eventually reducing its dependency on Mphasis, said analysts. DXC, an IT and digital services company, was formed in April 2017 after the merger of CSC and the…

W12 Acquisition To Help TCS Compete Better In Digital Design Space

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Genpact flags Trump policies a risk

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Proposed Changes to H1B Visa Norms Is An Opportunity And Not A Threat

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A tale of four CEOs: IT is not an easy job

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KPIT-Birlasoft Deal: Mid-sized IT Companies Can Follow New Model

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Private Equity Firms See Gold In Mid-Size Indian IT Firms

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H-1B, Singapore Protectionism: Calm Down, This Is No Do Or Die Battle, Indian IT Has Weathered Bigger Storms

With the latest missive from the Donald Trump administration on H-1B visa, cautioning companies against misuse, the immigration issues of the Indian IT sector are back in news. And it is not the US alone that is drumming up protectionism…

Trump Begins Clampdown On H-1B Visas

In a fresh blow to software professionals, the Trump administration has moved to bar entry-level programmers from the H-1B visa programme. “H-1B abuse is very high and it is important to check the abuse. All IT services players will adjust to…

Tech Mahindra Delays Appraisals For Senior Staff As Trump Heat Adds To Worries

India's famed multi-billion dollar information technology (IT) industry has been facing challenging times over the past 6-12 months with top-notch IT companies already facing earnings pressures in recent quarters due to tough business environment prevailing in their most lucrative US…