#CounterpunchWithSVG E09: Despite Its Battles, IBM Is Confident That Its India Business Will Thrive. Will It, Really?

#CounterpunchWithSVG crossed a significant milestone yesterday. In this year so far the series has garnered over 30,000 views from over 100 countries. More than anything else, I see this milestone as the best stamp of approval for this format and…

IBM Business Split: One-Fourth Of India Staff May Be Part Of New Entity

With IBM Corp. splitting its business into two companies to build focus on hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI), up to one-fourth of its India employees are expected to be part of the new entity, Arvind Krishna, chief executive officer, IBM said on…

IBM Splits Into Two – Initial Thoughts By Greyhound Research

While the Greyhound Research team is working on a more in-depth commentary about the IBM Split, broadly, we believe this move mirrors the tough call that IBM took ages ago when it let go of its PC business and sold…

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…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E08: Oracle Believes Its Cloud Is Like No Other. But Is It, Really?

#CounterpunchWithSVG is now seven exchanges old and has been read more than 20,000 times from over 100 countries. I have had the pleasure of hosting some big names from the world of technology who have braved not only some straightforward…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E07: NTT Ltd. Is Experiencing Record Growth, But Is It Enough?

The year 2020 has turned out to be a rather dramatic one so far. The COVID-19 pandemic has literally halted the world in its tracks. While parallels are being drawn to World War II, this pandemic is far graver and…

#CounterpunchWithSVG E06: Red Hat Believes Open Hybrid Cloud Is The End Goal. But Is It?

The year 2020 has turned out to be a rather dramatic one so far. The COVID-19 pandemic has literally halted the world in its tracks. While parallels are being drawn to World War II, this pandemic is far graver and…

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…

RedHat Summit 2020 Reinforces Focus On Hybrid Cloud

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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…

Delta Air Cuts Tech Projects, Slashes 1,300 Vendor Jobs

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Technology Firms Will Be Beneficiaries, Not Casualties, Of Coronavirus

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Arvind Krishna Brings To IBM Exactly What It Needed – A Sense Of Urgency

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Impact On Aviation To Hurt IT firms, Revenues May Drop 1-7%

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Covid-19 impact: IT-ITeS Sector May Trim Workforce To Cut Costs

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Coronavirus: IT Firms Ask Clients Abroad To Allow Staff To Work From Home

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Genpact’s Response To Coronavirus Is A Lesson In What Not To Do During A Pandemic

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TCS’s Global Head Of IT Infrastructure Succumbs To Massive Heart Attack At 53

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India’s IT Industry Braces For Coronavirus Impact

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