Indian tech startups added a record number of unicorns in 2020: Nasscom
Remote work helped startups reduce burn and accelerated the growth of new tech hubs.
Ministry of skills development joins hands with Microsoft and NASSCOM for digital learning content at ITIs
Nearly 1,20,000 students in around...
Don’t limit data centre sops to location-based criteria: Nasscom
The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) last month released a draft Data ...
Centre's new IT norms are set to further boost the WFH model, possibly making it permanent
Simplified guidelines for business process outsourcing and ITeS companies issued by the government last Thursday will encourage hybrid working models with a substantial number of people working from anywhere (WFA), human resources heads of several companies and other experts told ET.
Indian IT industry looks forward to working together with new US administration
Nasscom has projected a revenue growth of 7.7 per cent at USD 191 billion for the IT sector in the ongoing fiscal. The industry has added a net 2 lakh jobs, taking the overall workforce to 4.36 million.
Govt relaxes rules, facilitates work from home for tech industry
Under the Other Service Provider (OSP) guidelines of the Department of Telecom (DoT), the registration requirement for OSPs has been done away with altogether and the BPO industry engaged in data related work have been taken out of the ambit of OSP regulations.
TCS wants more women leaders in top deck, sensitisation on caste issues also on cards
“Today diversity is among the centre points of focus for our CEO and leadership. I have upfront seen the board-level questions, board-level interest in this subject,” said TCS’ chief leadership & diversity officer Ritu Anand.
Indian IT firms see rise in engineering research and development deals from their global clients
Last week, Wipro received a multi-year global contract for providing automotive engineering services from Marelli. Analysts said the deal could be worth $250-300 million spread over a few years. KPIT received a five-year software services deal estimated at more than $60 million deal from tier-I automotive company.
Nasscom expects Indian ER&D sector to grow to $75 billion by 2025
The engineering research and development services or ER&D, including development centres of global companies and businesses of Indian companies, generate $31 billion currently and the domestic market contributes nearly $2.5 billion out of that.
New gen services, products to be half of HCL revenues in 3 years: C Vijayakumar
Right now, we are still in the middle of the pandemic and India is still at an intense phase. However, post this normalizing, we would expect a good number of people coming into our offices, said Vijayakumar while replying to a question.
Govt forms a committee to fast-track rules for work from anywhere
This working group is under the larger inter-ministerial group set up by the ministry of electronics and IT (MEITY) that has been coordinating with ministries such as telecom, labour and commerce to make temporary relaxations permanent and also bring in large scale reforms to boost work from home.
Nasscom welcomes latest H-1B visa exemptions, says cautiously optimistic
On Wednesday, the US Department of State announced ‘national interest exemptions’ to the two Presidential Proclamations suspending entry of certain immigrant and non-immigrant (H-1B, H-2B, and L-1) visa holders into the United States.
Shelf-life of skills now only 2-3 years, says NASSCOM Chairman U B Pravin Rao
As corporates are reinventing themselves, individuals also need to reinvent themselves to stay relevant, said the Chief Operating Officer of Bengaluru-headquartered IT major, Infosys Ltd.
Nasscom says Donald Trump's order on H1-B visa based on misinformation
The order directs the heads of each federal department and agency to review the use of offshore services as well as temporary foreign labour (H-1Bs, L-1s) in the execution of contracts awarded in FY 2018 and 2019 and issue a report within 120 days.
India has potential to be magnet for digital innovation: Debjani Ghosh, Nasscom prez
"It's not just leveraging the talent, it's about ensuring we have the right policy framework to take the risk, to try out new things, it's about ensuring ease of doing business. If we are innovating, how quickly can we safeguard our innovation, how easy is it to file a patent in India. A lot of these things will have to be looked at," she said.