Wipro May Drop Plan To Bill Senior Leaders

Wipro’s chief executive Thierry Delaporte is moving away from an earlier initiative of accounting senior leaders for the work they do with clients.Instead, the new focus will allow them to drive teams to ensure faster growth. The plans may be…

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…

TikTok, Other Apps Will Get Chance To Send In Their Clarifications

A day after the Union government banned 59 Chinese applications, including popular ones such as TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory and Cam Scanner, citing threat to national security and sovereignty, an Information Technology Ministry official said the banned…

Charted: There’s no match for TikTok’s popularity in India yet

India’s ban on 59 Chinese apps includes one that has ruled the roost in the country for years. The reach of TikTok, owned by Beijing-based Bytedance, eclipses all other live-streaming apps in India by a huge margin. More than a third of Indian smartphone…

TikTok, Mi Call và 57 ứng dụng Trung Quốc bị cấm tại Ấn Độ

Lệnh cấm được đưa ra trong bối cảnh căng thẳng cực độ ở biên giới Ấn Độ và Trung Quốc. Các ứng dụng trong danh sách cấm bao gồm các dịch vụ khác nhau như thương mại điện tử, game,…

Government Bans 59 Apps Including China-Based TikTok, WeChat

The Government of India on Monday banned 59 applications, most of them popular Chinese applications such as TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory and Cam Scanner, citing threat to national security and sovereignty. The ban comes amid continuing tensions…

India’s Apps Ban: China Gets Taste Of Own Medicine, But May Hit Vloggers

In a big move, the Indian government on Monday (June 29) banned as many as 59 mobile applications, many of them owned and controlled by Chinese players in the markets spread across e-commerce, social media, gaming and entertainment sectors. This…

Galwan Valley Clash: Indian IT Services companies In Wait-And-Watch Mode

With the India-China border face-off in Galwan Valley of Ladakh disrupting trade relationship between the two sides, the country’s IT services companies say they are watching the developments keenly. “It is a multi-tangential issue. Indian IT services have a base in China…

Hexaware Plans Voluntary Delisting, Board To Discuss Proposal

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Is The Constant Revolving Door At Wipro A Reason For Its Sluggish Growth?

Despite constant changes in the top executive role in the past 10 years, Wipro has lagged on the growth front. The company has grown at a much slower pace than its peers. #mc_embed_signup{background:#ece9fb; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own Mailchimp…

Wipro’s New CEO Thierry Delaporte Has An Impressive CV But Challenges Galore: Experts

Amid the worst health crisis the world has ever seen, former Capgemini executive Thierry Delaporte will have to face challenges at multiple levels, cultural and structural as he takes charge as Wipro CEO on July 6, 2020. #mc_embed_signup{background:#ece9fb; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;}…

Wipro Names Thierry Delaporte As CEO, MD To Drive Next Phase Of Growth

IT major Wipro on Friday said Capgemini Group veteran Thierry Delaporte will join the company as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with effect from July 6, 2020. He succeeds Abidali Z Neemuchwala, whose decision to step down from…

Could Thierry Delaporte Be That Knight In Shining Armour For Wipro?

On 29th May 2020, Wipro announced the appointment of Thierry Delaporte as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) Wipro Ltd. He replaces Abidali Neemuchwala who was the company's CEO since February 2016. #GreyhoundStandpoint 1 - First things first,…

Thierry Delaporte As CEO To Help Wipro With New Ideas, Global Presence: Analysts

The appointment of Thierry Delaporte as chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) Wipro Ltd is seen as a historic move by industry observers, as he perhaps will be the first non-Indian to be at the helm of any…

Air India’s Website A Major Hurdle For Those Trying To Fly Out

Many Indians and foreign citizens planning to fly out in one of the special flights arranged by the government are fighting against all odds to book a ticket, which includes an inefficient and snag-prone Air India website. Many have stormed…

Firms Gear Up For Extended WFH

Some startups aim to have most of their employees work permanently from home, in the wake of tech giants Facebook, Google, and Twitter announcing such measures for their employees till 2021. “COVID19 is a watershed moment, and a new set…

Indian IT Leans On Govt Spends, Managed Services As Deals Slow

Information Technology spending this year will likely fall as organisations trim investments in technology in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic-led slowdown, analysts said. Other analysts, however, said hardware deals were still being signed, but not at the same pace…

IT Services Companies Bet On Digital Amid Business Slowdown

Indian IT services companies are betting on generating revenues from their digital business which has seen growth despite the slowdown amid the covid-19 crisis. While each company defines “digital" in slightly different ways, areas like cloud, cyber security, and data…

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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…