Infosys to bring down on-site employee numbers going forward

IT services provider Infosys Ltd said it has largely exhausted the possibility of improving its profit margins by increasing employee utilization levels and will focus on bringing down on-site employee numbers to boost margins. The company reported an employee utilization level of 84.9% for the three months ended December — an all-time record — compared […]

Infosys reports in-line quarter, revenue up 5.8% YoY in constant currency

Infosys reported a quarter that was largely in line with expectations and said it retains its full-year revenue growth guidance at 5.5-6.5%, excluding the impact of currency movements. With nine months gone, the company has grown at 5.6% in constant currency terms so far. For the third quarter, revenue in constant currency was up 0.8% […]

Bangalore, ‘cultural fit’ swung it for Salil Parekh – Search Committee Head

Two crucial factors that swung the decision in favor of hiring Capgemini veteran Salil Parekh as the new CEO of Infosys were his familiarity with working in the IT sector in Bangalore and his overall ‘cultural fit’ with the Indian IT industry, said Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, who heads the committee that spearheaded the search for a […]

Infosys launches inter-bank blockchain network

Infosys said it launched Finacle Trade Connect, a network-based system of distributed record keeping for banks based on the block chain technology. A blockchain-based record is open to all participants and all participants have a copy of all the data. Moreover, all transactions are recorded on a real-time basis on every copy of data. In […]

Indian IT sector margins to fall to 21.2% from 23.5% by 2020 – ICRA

Indian IT companies will continue to struggle to maintain growth rates and their margins will continue to fall in line with the trend seen in the last few quarters, credit rating agency ICRA said. The rating agency predicted a sharp decline in revenue growth rate from about 17.1% per year in the last five years […]

Cognizant to beef up digital practice with acquisition of Zone

Continuing the trend of IT outsourcing companies topping up their digital practice with targeted acquisitions, Cognizant said it agreed to acquire Zone, a digital agency specializing in customer experience, digital strategy, technology and content creation. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to satisfaction of certain closing conditions, it […]

Nilekani says ‘I’m happy, let’s move on, Murthy!’

Nandan Nilekani, the stand-in chairman of Infosys Ltd today gave his stamp of approval to the investigations conducted in the context of corruption allegations around the IT company, and suggested that the company and its founder Narayana Murthy will be able to develop a ‘trusting relationship’ going forward. “I am fully persuaded, as is the […]

Infosys wins SAP contract from Finnish lift-maker KONE

IT outsourcing company Infosys said it has been chosen as a partner by lift-maker KONE for developing and maintaining its enterprise resource planning or ERP system. Infosys has been able to “transition, elevate, evolve and transform” KONE’s ERP service delivery and landscape, said Nitesh Banga, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing, for the […]

Infosys to deliver private cloud solution based on Suse Linux and Openstack

IT services provider Infosys said it now offers a private cloud solution built using SUSE Linux and Openstack. The solution will make use of Openstack cloud and datacenter solutions developed by Germany-based Micro Focus SUSE. Infosys and Micro Focus SUSE have jointly invested in a center of excellence to develop validated reference architectures, accelerators and […]

Infosys completes acquisition of London-based Brilliant Basics

Infosys said it completed the acquisition of Brilliant Basics, a London-based product design and customer experience company. The acquisition was first announced a month ago. “Through this acquisition, Infosys further expands its worldwide connected network of Digital Studios that are focused on fulfilling the needs of global clients for end-to-end Digital Transformation solutions required to […]

Indian CEOs find themselves under promoter’s shadow – survey

Indian promoters are unwilling to give total management control to professional boards and managers, a survey by Assocham has revealed. A majority of the corporate firms have promoters’ holding well over 50 per cent and even those with much lower stake are not willing to bet fully on professionals, found the survey that was based […]

Infosys included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Infosys said it has been inducted into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and is now part of two of the indices — DJSI World and DJSI Emerging Markets. The indices measure the economic, environmental and social performance of companies and are based on the companies’ corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation strategies, […]

Narayana Murthy to clarify his stand on Infosys allegations, Vishal Sikka today

Infosys founder and former chairman N R Narayana Murthy is all set to lay his cards on the table on his recent allegations about possible corruption at Infosys at a conference call with investors today at 6:30 PM. UPDATE: Murthy’s call has been reportedly postponed to next week. The call comes five days after Infosys […]

FULL TEXT: Vishal Sikka’s resignation letter to Infosys board

Vishal Sikka, the SAP-veteran who took over as the CEO of Infosys four years ago, has put in his papers after continuing differences of opinion with some of the key shareholders. He will, however, continue as the vice chairman of the company. He also wrote a long letter to the employees of explaining his reasons […]

Vishal Sikka says Infosys trying to retrain employees displaced by automation

Infosys Chief Executive Officer Vishal Sikka said his company was not overwhelmed by the problem of automation and that it is trying to retrain its staff displaced by automation. Sikka was responding to a question on ‘what happened to the 11,000 employees’ displaced by automation at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at Dalian […]