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Indian IT Looks Homeward As Digital Transformation Kicks In

Exports-focused Indian IT services firms have stepped up focus on the typically smaller footprint domestic market, driven by Indian companies transforming their business using digital technology and as the government moves to use technology to improve governance. In the past…

Vodafone-Idea, IBM Deal Set To Exceed USD 1 Bn

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) is believed to have finalised a new $700-800 million (Rs4,900 crore-5,600 crore) five-year technology outsourcing contract with IBM, a deal that is expected to contribute a major part to the Rs8,400 crore annual opex savings that…

Vodafone-Idea, IBM Set To Seal $700-800 Million 5-year IT Outsourcing Deal

Vodafone Idea is believed to have finalised a new $700-800 million (Rs4,900 crore-5,600 crore) five-year technology outsourcing contract with IBM, a deal that is expected to contribute a major part to the Rs8,400 crore annual opex savings that the telecom…

Theft Case May Leave Brand TCS Bruised

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Airtel, IBM Tech Outsourcing Deal Extended Till Jan-end

Bharti Airtel has temporarily extended its technology outsourcing contract with IBM till January end, and is in talks with the US firm for a new contract after that, which could be narrower in scope and lower in value, at $200-250…

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…

Vodafone Idea Outsourcing Deal To Exceed USD 1 Billion for IBM India

Vodafone Idea Ltd. (VIL), India’s top telecom operator, may miss an internal deadline of December 2018 to finalise new IT contracts, and is holding advanced talks with US software major IBM to finalise a multi-year deal by March end, which, some estimates suggest, could…

Vodafone May Extend IBM Contract To Cover Idea Too 

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Realigning To New H1B Realities: Infosys Announces Hiring Plans For US

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Whilst Transforming Clients, IBM India Must Also Transform Within

On January 4, 2017, IBM India named Karan Bajwa as the new Managing Director. He takes over the reigns from Vanitha Narayanan, who has now been appointed as the Chairman. Per the announcement, this change is effective immediately; both Karan and Vanitha will report…

India’s HCL Technologies Counters Trump-Led US Protectionist Sentiment

On Dec. 8, thousands of supporters in a packed hall in Des Moines, Iowa vociferously cheered President-elect Donald Trump as he reiterated his campaign promise to bring back home millions of jobs that Americans have lost to foreigners. Sanchit Vir…

To Combat Market Slowdown, Nasscom Plans A US IT Show

IT industry's representative body, National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), is exploring hosting its first IT industry event in the United States even as the sector combats the market slowdown. "This is clearly a reaction to Trump. But,…

Indian IT Firms Face Uphill Task For New Contracts Up For Rebid

India’s software exporters seem to be the new incumbents in the global technology outsourcing space. In the next two years, clients such as BNP Paribas, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Citigroup and DuPont will look at their existing contracts…

Tata-Mistry Spat Unlikely To Hit TCS Operations: Analysts

The bitter boardroom battle at Tata Sons is unlikely to impact operations of the USD 100-billion conglomerate's crown jewel TCS, but if its chief N Chandrasekaran is elevated to the top at the group level, it could be a blip…

Infy Exits Show Challenge For Sikka In Biz Makeover

The exit of Sanjay Purohit, the seventh key executive to quit Infosys, shows the challenges its first non-founder chief executive Vishal Sikka is facing. Sikka, a former board member at business software company SAP AG, has been trying to push…

Infosys Shares Down 1.1% On RBS Effect

The Royal Bank of Scotland’s decision to shelve its IT deal with Infosys may have hit the Indian company’s stocks on Tuesday but the development could have a ripple effect on many such projects for the IT sector and result…

HCL Technologies June Quarter Profit Rises 14.8% To Rs2,047 Crore

HCL Technologies Ltd, the country’s fourth largest IT firm, saw its June quarter consolidated net profit rise by 14.8% to Rs.2,047 crore on account of broad-based growth across service offerings, and it expects 12-14% revenue growth in the ongoing fiscal.…

“The World Better Be Ready For Automation”: Ganesh Ayyar Of Mphasis

About two years ago, Ganesh Ayyar, CEO of Mphasis Ltd, began interacting with his younger, digitally-native employees to understand the moorings of a new generation. In his interactions he noticed deep underlying currents that could completely change the way these…

Why AWS Announcement Heralds Public Cloud War In India

On 28 June, when Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of its sixth Asia Pacific (APAC) Region in Mumbai, India, it did nothing short of telling its competitors firmly, especially Microsoft and IBM, that it was stepping up its…

Who Should Be Your Cloud Driver On The Digital Highway?

It’s not an easy task to choose a cloud computing services provider, especially when companies like Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Microsoft Corp., International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc., Oracle Corp. and VMware Inc. are pulling out…

Amazon Opens Data Centres In India

As a part of its commitment to invest $5 billion in India, Amazon on Tuesday launched its first set of India data centres in Mumbai to cater to cloud computing services here unleashing a new race for the top cloud…

Amazon Launches First Cloud Data Centre In Mumbai

As a part of its commitment to invest $5 billion in India, Amazon has launched its first set of India data centres in Mumbai to cater to cloud computing services here unleashing a new race for the top cloud provider position…

Karan Bajwa to join IBM

IT veteran Karan Bajwa, who was the Managing Director of Microsoft, is set to join IBM. Bajwa tweeted that he is a reborn IBMer. He was in charge of sales and marketing operations of Microsoft. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst…

AWS Announces New Asia Pacific Region – Here’s Why It Matters!

On Tuesday, 28 June 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of its sixth Asia Pacific (APAC) Region in Mumbai, India. The new AWS Mumbai Region consists of two separate Availability Zones at launch. This news is part of the…

To grow in IT, Tata Sons looks inside for a new strategy

Tata Sons is looking at implementing a group-level acquisition strategy for some of its IT needs , as it focuses on gaining better value in its technology spending, two sources with knowledge of the matter told ET. "It will take…

Alibaba Eyeing Data Center in India to Take on Amazon, Microsoft

Alibaba is reportedly trying to cement its cloud business with plans to open a data center in India this year. According to Indian newspaper Business Line, China's e-commerce titan has plans to boost its cloud computing business in India likely through…

Alibaba to set up India data centre to take on Amazon

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is poised to announce its India entry with a data centre. The Hangzhou-headquartered company, which is planning to enter the fledgling e-commerce market in India this year, probably through an acquisition, wants to set up a local data…

India becoming the new battlefield for data center providers

After the entry of Microsoft and IBM in the public cloud data center market, and with more to follow, the CIO will have to be a connoisseur in weighing cloud options. Public cloud data center services: Indian vs foreign providers…