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Wipro wins 5-year IT outsourcing deal from Telenor’s Bangladesh unit

IT solutions provider Wipro said it won a five-year IT infrastructure and applications managed-services contract from Grameenphone, the Bangladesh telecom operator owned by Norway's Telenor. Under the agreement, Wipro will manage the entire IT infrastructure of the largest mobile telecommunications operator in Bangladesh.It will be in control of end-to-end application

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FITE says 11 cases against Tech Mahindra layoffs moved to courts

The Maharashtra unit of Forum for IT Employees said 13 disputes over forced resignations and  layoffs at IT organizations have been moved to the labor courts after failed mediation attempts by state labor authorities.11 of the 13 cases were filed by employees of Tech Mahindra, and one each by those

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Wipro brings big data solution to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform

Wipro, one of India's largest IT services providers, said it has brought its big data analytics solution, Data Discovery, to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.Big data solutions help companies collect, store and analyse huge amounts of raw data produced by sensors, cameras, sales reports, social media campaigns and so on to

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Yes Bank launches impulse buying app ‘Tap To Shop’

Trying to differentiate itself from regular ecommerce websites and apps, Yes Bank has launched an impulse buying app known as Tap To Shop.Unlike regular online shopping apps, Tap To Shop will be focused exclusively on delivering deals that are not available at most times. The customer must have installed the

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SBI enables Samsung Pay for some of its debit cards

State Bank of India said it was enabling payment by Samsung Pay service on some of its higher debit card variants.Samsung Pay works by mimicking the 'swiping' action of a credit or debit card by sending a magnetic pulse. The 'card machine' or point of sale machine mistakes this for

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IT companies using illegal tactics to force workers to resign: FITE

The Forum for IT Employees, arguably the IT workers rights organization with the largest number of well-wishers and supporters, accused IT companies of using illegal and unethical means to force their workers to submit their resignations.In a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the organization accused the companies of

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Wipro opens Artificial Intelligence research facility in Israel University

IT and outsourcing services provider Wipro said it will use students at Israel's largest university to jointly conduct research into artificial intelligence.The company inked an agreement with Tel Aviv University, Israel's largest institution of higher learning which is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties.The two will create

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India cloud VPS market takes off with entry of new players

The cloud-based VPS, or virtual private server market in India has seen the entry of several new players in recent months, driving down prices.VPSes are used for various functions, including web hosting, software development and testing.Till about a year ago, prices for VPSes in India were quite high, at around

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Facebook joins Election Commission’s ‘No Voter Left Behind’ campaign

Social network Facebook said it has tied up with the Election Commission of India to remind Indians to register themselves to vote."Starting from 1st July till 4th July, the voter registration reminder will be sent to people on Facebook in India who are eligible to vote," Facebook said, on a

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Wipro to develop on Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform

IT services company Wipro Ltd said it would collaborate with commercial Linux maker Red Hat to set up what it called a "cloud application factory" to offer developers a platform to modernize cloud applications."Wipro’s cloud application factory will have a dedicated services team that can help drive the strategy,

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