COVID drags Zensar Tech’s revenue, boosts Q1 profit

Zensar Tech, a mid-size IT and outsourcing company based in India, reported a 3.1% dip in its revenue (after adjusting for currency fluctuations) as the number of onshore employees fell sharply year-on-year due to COVID-19. Constant currency calculations measure how the company’s revenue would have performed had there been no change in currency exchange rates […]

HFCL to become 5G supplier, sets up dedicated unit

Telecom equipment and services provider HFCL Ltd said it plans to offer 5G equipment and turnkey services, marking a move up from its roots as a telecom contractor. The company, which has in recent years successfully diversified into manufacturing — particularly of fiber optic cables and terminal devices — said its new 5G network services […]

Cyient wins UK land digitization contract

Hyderabad-based mid-sized IT outsourcing provider Cyient Ltd said it, along with two partners, has won a contract to support one of UK government’s major land records digitization drives. The three companies will support Her Majesty’s Land Registry, the UK government’s land records bureau, to digitize nearly 26 million titles, accounting for around 87% of the […]

Pakistani group launches widespread phishing attack on Indians: ITSec firm

Seqrite, a cybersecurity consultant and the enterprise arm of Quick Heal Technologies, said a suspected Pakistani group has started a wave of sophisticated phishing attacks targeting India’s cricial infrastructure such as power and telecom. According to the IT security consultant, the initial intrusion chain begins with a spear-phishing email — an email that is designed […]

Matrimony.com buys Shaadisaga.com for Rs 11 cr

Matrimony.com, one of India’s top matchmaking service providers, has agreed to buy ShaadiSaga.com, a Delhi-based online wedding services marketplace, for Rs 11 cr in cash. Shaadisaga.com had revenue of Rs 2.11 cr for the year-ended March, down by about 45% from the previous year due to COVID-19. Shaadisaga.com works by helping couples getting married to […]

Panache Digilife to make laptops under PLI scheme, target WfH

Mumbai-based up-and-coming IT hardware manufacturer Panache Digilife said it intends to manufacture laptops and all-in-one PCs to target the consumer market, under the government of India’s production-linked incentive scheme. The company had qualified for receiving benefits under the PLI scheme last week, along with 13 others including Foxconn, Wistron, Dell, ICT, Dixon Technologies and Lava […]

BPO provider HGS rides COVID wave to record profit

Hinduja Global Solutions, one of India’s top pure-play business process outsourcing companies, has been able to turn the massive challenge posed by COVID lock-down restrictions into an opportunity, posting record profits for the year. Like many organizations that depend on thousands of staff working inside a single building, Hinduja Global Solutions found its working model […]

Lockdown blues spells boon for matrimony sites

COVID-19 season has failed to make any dent in the growth of India’s matchmaking websites such as Matrimony.com, the largest. Going by the numbers, youngsters in the country seem to be finding more time for online matching making services during the COVID-19 era than ever before. In a year when most companies have seen double-digit […]

TCS employees stay put amid pandemic uncertainties

Tata Consultancy Services, the largest India-based provider of IT and outsourcing services, reported its lowest ever IT employee churn numbers even as the world grappled with economic uncertainties caused by a pandemic. For the year ended March, the company lost just 7.2% of its employees. Typically, IT companies see attrition levels of nearly double that. […]

ArcelorMittal is Infosys’ new client

Outsourced services provider Infosys today bagged a major client in the form of ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company. ArcelorMittal is a Luxembourgish multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Luxembourg City. It was formed in 2006 from the takeover and merger of Arcelor by Indian-owned Mittal Steel and is the world’s largest steel […]

Wipro extends deal with Telefonica/O2 with 5G focus

Indian IT services provider Wipro Ltd said it has refreshed its 15-year engagement with Telefonica Germany with a focus on enabling new services in the 5G era. The program “will ensure that Telefónica Germany / O2 is well positioned to modernise and launch a range of new offerings including 5G products and services,” the Indian […]

HCL Tech wins digital workspace order from Airbus

HCL Technologies (HCL), one of India’s top IT services and outsourcing providers, said it has won a five-year deal to implement a digital workplace solution for the world’s largest aircraft maker Airbus. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Airbus is emerging as the biggest aircraft maker in the world after its long-time rival […]

Signal messenger down after heavy rush in India, US & Europe

Signal, the open source messaging platform, has become extremely slow and even unresponsive in several parts of India after a sudden rush of new users looking for a more secure alternative to WhatsApp. Global interest in Signal app has jumped by around 50 times since WhatsApp announced changes to its terms of use last week. […]

Wipro in billion-dollar deal with Germany’s Metro AG

IT and outsourcing major Wipro said it will take over the IT division of Germany-based wholesaler Metro AG in a deal that is expected to generate revenue of over Rs 1,000 cr per year for the Indian company. A total of more than 1,300 IT staff from Germany, Romania and India belonging to the wholesaler […]

5G could spell bonanza for TechM, Wipro, TCS & Infy

A move away from traditional equipment vendors such as Ericsson and Huawei by telecom operators could open up a multi-billion dollar market for the likes of Tech Mahindra, Wipro, HCL Technologies, TCS and Infosys. Traditionally, telecom operators like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have almost completely outsourced the construction and management of their networks to […]

L&T Tech wins Rs 750 cr order from US oil & gas giant

L&T Technology Services, a provider of consulting and outsourced services in the engineering field, said it won a $100 million (Rs 750 cr) contract from a major US oil and gas company. L&T Tech will be the US company’s primary engineering partner to support two of their integrated refining and chemicals manufacturing facilities in USA, […]

L&T Tech certified to Alexa-enable devices

L&T Technology Services has been certified by Amazon to put Alexa voice technology into all kinds of devices. Alexa is a voice-interaction technology developed by Amazon, and is quickly emerging as one of the leading standards of voice-based interaction for devices. While it started out as a way to interact with Amazon devices such as […]

Wipro to eliminate divisions, simplify structure

Outsourcing major Wipro Ltd said it will replace the current way in which it has structured its business by reorienting it along two core themes — product-related services, and infrastructure-related services. Earlier, Wipro used to divide its services into seven verticals and five capabilities. The seven verticals included segments like manufacturing, telecom, consumer products, financial […]