99% of IT work being done from home: Hexaware; Revenue slows

Hexaware, the Mumbai-based mid-size IT services company, reported a rare instance of a slip in its quarterly growth rate amid the Coronavirus lockdown, and said 99% of its IT-related work is now being done by employees from their homes. The quantum of work being done from home is remarkably high for Hexaware, as, in most […]

Center wants states to include e-commerce, IT-BPO in essential services

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, has requested all state governments to include IT and BPO employees, as well as e-commerce, in their list of essential services. Several state governments, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, have announced strict curbs on the movement of people and the functioning of shops […]

L&T appoints Accenture veteran as Mindtree COO

Mid-size IT services firm Mindtree said it has appointed as Chief Operating Officer Dayapatra Nevatia, MD and Director of Delivery for Accenture’s Advanced Technology Centers in India. Dayapatra leads the delivery for Accenture’s entire portfolio, spanning system integration, digital, application outsourcing, infrastructure, and security services across industry groups, Mindtree said. “His vast industry experience along […]

Did Satya Nadella really support illegal immigration into India?

Satya Nadella, the Indian-born CEO of Microsoft, has found himself at the center of a citizenship-related debate in India after he reportedly compared his situation in the US to that of Bangladeshi immigrants in India. However, a careful reading of Satya Nadella’s comments reveal that he did not support illegal immigration into India, but did […]

After Tata Sons, TCS moves SC against NCLAT’s Cyrus Mistry order

A day after Tata Sons filed a plea in the Supreme Court against a decision by a statutory body restoring Cyrus Mistry as its chairman, subsidiary Tata Consultancy Services also filed an appeal seeking a stay on the reinstatement of Mistry as a director on the information technology company’s board. Tata Sons is the main […]

After Jio, Airtel too invests in ‘startup accelerator’ program

Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel said it was launching a new ‘start-up accelerator’ program aimed at finding and investing in promising start-ups. The company said the first investment has been made in a blue-collar job-search software from Bengaluru based tech startup Vahan. The size of the investment was not revealed. “Founded in 2016 and backed […]

IT, BPO hiring continues to be strong despite slowdown – Naukri index

New jobs posted on Naukri.com, India’s largest recruitment website, showed an increase of 8% in September compared to the same month last year. However, the headline number was boosted by strong demand for IT and BPO professionals, even as other sectors showed weakness. The biggest declines were shown in the automobile sector, which saw 20% […]

Sterlite Tech acquires UK-based datacenter builder

Sterlite Technologies Ltd said it has acquired UK-based Impact Data Solutions Group at an enterprise value of around 12 million British pounds (Rs 105 cr). Enterprise value includes non-cash costs assumed by the company, including the takeover of any debt that the target company has. The exact cash payout was not revealed, nor was the […]

Kerala to install real-time face detection system in public places

Kerala government has issued a request for proposals from artificial intelligence companies to develop a real-time mass surveillance and facial identification system to be deployed across the state. The surveillance cameras will be connected to powerful computers, and any person whose name has been entered into the system will be detected the minute he or […]

Kerala Electricity Board to offer free fiber internet

Kerala State Electricity Board, the public sector power distribution monopoly that is used by major broadband operators to hang their cables, has decided to start a fiber-to-the-home service on its own. The service, to be called K Fone, will also include a free-tier, which will come with limited data allowance and will be provided to […]

TCS expands engagement with Posten Norge

IT and outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services said it has expanded its engagement with Nordic logistics group Posten Norge to develop a more advanced digital solution. Posten Norge is already a TCS customer from 2013, and the new terms come in the wake of increased deployment of automation software in industries to cut down on […]

Infosys certified as Managed Service Provider by Google Cloud

Infosys said it has qualified as a ‘managed service provider’ for Google’s cloud computing products. Google gives the title of managed service provider or MSP to those companies who “have shown deep cloud expertise”. “From deep daily engagement across Google Cloud business and technical teams to quarterly business reviews, these partners will have the tools […]

Wipro opens digital products compliance lab in Hyderabad

Outsourcing company Wipro has opened a digital product compliance lab in Hyderabad for automotive, defense, consumer electronics, aerospace, telecom, medical, energy and manufacturing. Wipro said it is now home to the only lab in South East Asia qualified to certify Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices. Globally, devices have to comply with a variety of emission and […]

Ramco Systems wins deal from Kuwait’s Americana Group

Chennai-based Cloud Computing solutions provider Ramco Systems said it has implemented its HR and payroll solution at Kuwait Food Company (Americana) K.S.C.C., one of the largest food companies in the Middle East. It said the first phase of the project has gone live, involving 9,000 in the UAE. Americana Group was founded in 1964 in […]

Tata Communications launches Internet of Things marketplace

Enterprise connectivity provider Tata Communications announced the launch of an Internet of Things (IoT) market place. The Internet of things (IoT) is the extension of internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity and other forms of hardware such as sensors, these devices can communicate and interact with others over […]

Vakrangee to distribute ZEE5

IT service management company Vakrangee Limited, one of the main providers of the software equipment for voter id cards and Aadhaar cards, said that it has partnered with mass media firm ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), for the “distribution and subscription” of ZEEL’s video on demand platform ZEE5 for its customers in 3,504 Nextgen Vakrangee […]

L&T acquires Rs 7.2 cr worth of Mindtree shares via open market

Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro said it acquired 73,953 shares of IT firm Mindtree from the open market. The latest purchase comes three days after it acquired 13,443 shares in the IT company. After the latest transaction, L&T’s shareholding in Mindtree stands at 26.53%. The latest stock purchase was made at Rs 979 price per […]

L&T Infotech unit to supply banking software from Temenos

Syncordis SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of technology consulting and digital solutions firm L&T Infotech, said that it has agreed to supply solutions from banking software provider Temenos to its customers. “Through the partnership with Temenos, the company will attain enhanced capabilities to offer a wide range of services across Temenos product portfolio and manage […]