The immigration agency has said that it would be relaxing its policies in coming months in light of the current situation. “USCIS is adopting several measures to protect our workforce and community, and to minimize the immigration consequences for those seeking immigration benefits during this time,” it said.
Most Tech Mahindra employees had started working from home in view of the Covid-19 outbreak and the consequent nationwide lockdown, but staff supporting critical and essential services had to be present in its offices. Soin said Tech Mahindra was working to ensure that the transition to work from home would be smooth.
However, indications are that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may soon decide to allow H1-B visa holders to do so, despite the fact that one of the requirements for H-1B visa workers is that they should be employed at the address mentioned on the labour condition application filed by employees.
The solution features a Corona-Screen Kit – a portable, lightweight kit that includes basic screening tools that seamlessly connect and feed data into a Patient Health Record system without any manual intervention. It also has a geo-tagging powered screening app that will import and analyse data from the screening tools as well as as travel and medical history.
Customer relationship management firm Zendesk has entered into a strategic alliance with Tata Consultancy Services to provide enterprise grade CRM solutions for large enterprises.
The company provides IoT enabling sensors to consumer durable firms to create smart appliances that can be managed through an app or voice command.
Some map-based applications that trace the path of the virus across the globe could end up infecting a user’s phone with a virus, the digital kind that is. Spam documents that offer information about the virus through emails and message attachments are also increasing, cyber security firms said.
Nearly half of India’s technology workers – estimated at 3 million – have already begun to work from home as social distancing becomes key to contain the spread of the outbreak. If employees continue to work from home for a few more months, IT companies are likely to conclude that 20-30% of their workforce can operate remotely, said Sridhar Mitta, founder of NextWealth Entrepreneurs.
Global consulting and services firm Nihilent acquired the cross-disciplinary innovations agency, Hypercollective. Nihilent’s technology stacks, used for a deeper understanding of customers, aims to get amplified with Hypercollective’s creative capabilities to bridge the gap between technology, digital, spatial, and creative.
The company already offers facial recognition-based attendance systems and said that the new system would come embedded with a thermal scanner. The system could be set up such that the door would not open if the temperature recorded was over a certain degree.
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