HCL Tech inaugurates swanky new office in Colombo with 10 floors, 4k seats

HCL Tech, one of the top five IT services providers based out of India, announced the opening of its largest delivery center in Sri Lanka. Located in a newly built complex known as Cinnamon Life in Colombo, the 10-storey center will accommodate 4,000 workers — four times the number of Sri Lankans employed by the […]

Happy with work-from-home, no plans to go back to office- HGS

Hinduja Global Solutions, one of India’s largest BPO providers with nearly 47,000 employees, said it was quite happy with how things are going under the ‘work from home’ mode, and has no immediate plans to shift employees back to the office. The comments come even as IT firms like TCS have asked employees to be […]

KPIT Tech in tie-up with German auto parts giant

Two weeks after announcing that it plans to invest more and more in developing ‘computer controlled vehicle technology’, Pune-based embedded software company KPIT Technologies has announced a tie-up with ZF, a €33 billion German automobile technology provider. KPIT Tech said it will develop software for next-generation, automated vehicles with ZF, which is based in Munich […]

Vakrangee to spin off IT business, listed separately

Vakrangee Ltd said it would spin off its IT services business into a separate, listed entity. The company’s mainstay business of franchising Vakrangee Kendras, as well as its BharatEasy app, will remain with the current listed entity known as Vakrangee Ltd. The company said it was doing so as both businesses have evolved into very […]

Vakrangee sees strong Q2 growth, reiterates FY22 targets

Vakrangee Ltd, India’s largest operator of IT-enabled kiosks and service centers, reported a strong increase in its operating financials for the September quarter as its performance clearly overshot pre-COVID levels. The company’s total revenue jumped to Rs 207.2 cr for the three months ended September this year, up from just Rs 70.2 cr in the […]

Persistent Systems to give ESOPs to 80% of employees

Pune-based Persistent Systems, one of India’s niche software and services companies, said it has decided to overhaul its employee stock options plan to make it “one of the most inclusive” in the global IT services industry. The new plan, it said, will cover around 80% of its global employee base. The company, which focuses on […]

KPIT Tech to invest in “computer cars”

KPIT Technologies, an outsourced solutions provider primarily targeting automobile producers, said it has decided to boost investments in computer-controlled vehicle technology, given an increased demand from clients for such solutions. Most of the core aspects of vehicles on the road currently are controlled by mechanical methods, such as steering, suspension, braking and so on. However, […]

Vakrangee starts distribution of agricultural products and services

Vakrangee Ltd said it has tied up with BigHaat Agro Private Ltd to provide end-to-end Agri services, digital advisory as agri input products, including seeds and fertilizers. BigHaat is a digital agricultural platform that offers valuable inputs to farmers by using science, data and technology, such as end-to-end crop guidance and market linkages for various […]

Aurionpro selected as Haryana Roadways’ e-ticketing partner

IT services provider Aurionpro said it has won a “strategic order” from Haryana State Transport Department — the biggest operator of bus services in the state — to implement an automatic fare collection system on a revenue share basis. The system will be ‘open loop’, which means that it will not issue its own tokens, […]

TCS expands deal with Swedish pharma chain Apoteket

Tata Consultancy Services said it has expanded the scope of its existing support agreement with Swedish pharma retailer Apoteket as the latter prepares to diversify into new areas. “Apoteket stores draw 34 million customers annually, making it the leading pharmaceuticals retailer in Sweden. “The brand is looking to strengthen its leadership position in the region […]

Ramco Systems wins deal from US defence contractor

Ramco Systems, a Chennai-based provider of enterprise software, said it won a contract to supply operations management software to Draken International, a key US defence contractor which provides aircraft maintenance and management services to the US Department of Defence. The exact size of the deal was not revealed, but Ramco said the US company will […]

HCL Tech wins five-year deal from German chemical co

Noida-based IT and outsourcing services provider HCL Technologies (HCL) said it signed a five-year, end-to-end IT transformation services deal with Germany-based chemical firm Wacker Chemie AG. The size of the deal was not disclosed. Wacker CIO Dirk Ramhorst said his firm was looking to replace its current sourcing model with a “long-term Next Generation Managed […]

Infosys Finacle gets new client for cloud computing solution

Infosys Ltd said Philippines-based UnionBank has selected its Finacle banking platform as its software of choice for easing its migration to a cloud architecture. The UnionBank of Philippines, a medium-sized bank with over 3,500 employees, is a traditional Infosys’ customer. Banks are increasingly moving from the traditional IT architecture — under which they buy accounting, […]

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 […]