Jochelle Mendonca

Assistant Editor, ETHaving spent over 10 years as a business journalist , first with Reuters and then the Economic Times, I love writing stories that show people the big picture and stories based on the little illuminating details. I now cover India's largest IT services companies, each of which is attempting to transform itself as the foundation of the business changes. In an ideal world, I'd be paid to read books, but being a journalist is a pretty good alternative. Am always free for feedback, story tips and book recommendations. Email: jochelle.mendonca@timesgroup.com I Twitter: @jochelleET
  • Karnataka dials Firstsource, Infosys for Covid-19 helpline

    Karnataka dials Firstsource, Infosys for Covid-19 helpline

    The state health department has already rolled out an interactive voice response system (IVRS) that calls people with recent international travel history and are home-quarantined, to check on their health status during the 14-day quarantine period.

    Covid-19 impact: IT firms seek client waivers so staff can work from home

    Covid-19 impact: IT firms seek client waivers so staff can work from home

    The spread of the coronavirus is causing issues for IT services companies and they are just beginning to evaluate the impact. IT services experts expect to see more companies seeking waivers as the intensity of the pandemic increases. Analysts said most work, though, was easy to move to a work-from-home model and that contracts had ‘force majeure’ clauses that would allow for it.

    Coronavirus outbreak: Tata Sons asks employees to avoid domestic travel, cut down face-to-face meetings

    Coronavirus outbreak: Tata Sons asks employees to avoid domestic travel, cut down face-to-face meetings

    “Please stop all non- essential travel – whether domestic or international, until further notice,” the Tata Sons advisory said. The previous advisory sent earlier in the month, asked employees to discontinue non-essential international travel. The advisory also asks employees to avoid large face-to-face meetings and gathering and to restrict essential face-to-face meetings to 20 people.

    Infosys sacks employees arrested for taking bribes

    Infosys sacks employees arrested for taking bribes

    “Infosys is aware of the allegations against certain employees who have been found violating the company’s policies. The employees have been terminated, after a thorough internal investigation,” Infosys said in a statement. “Infosys takes any breach of its policies and code of conduct seriously and we are fully cooperating with the authorities,” the company added.

    Coronavirus: Nasscom urges Govt to allow techies to work from home

    Coronavirus: Nasscom urges Govt to allow techies to work from home

    The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has asked the government to relax norms for a month to allow work-from-home for technology and backoffice employees as a measure to deal with the spread of Covid-19 virus in India.

    Work-from-home gains ground as call centres run pilots

    Work-from-home gains ground as call centres run pilots

    This will enable them to provide services that are cheaper and one that can be dialled-up or down based on demand. Experts say the model is helping clients get better quality talent on projects and helping curb attrition.

    Infosys sees a billion dollar in the cloud

    Infosys sees a billion dollar in the cloud

    Infosys held its annual management planning session last week to take stock of its initiatives and plan for the next financial year. A key goal is to ensure that the Bengaluru-headquartered IT services exporter ends the ongoing fiscal year at a fast growth clip, which will set the stage for the next.

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