HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014


Infosys to hire 35,000 in FY'13

Country's second largest IT firm Infosys on Friday said it will hire 35,000 people this fiscal, including 13,000 for its BPO operations.

IBM launches new Centre of Excellence in Bangalore

IT giant IBM has set up a centre in Bangalore that will offer solutions to automate and accelerate the purchasing, sales and customer service functions.

Indian businesses look to reap bounty from social networking

Social networking sites are beginning to change the face of business in a digitised India with companies adopting a marketing mix of online campaigns, promotions in print, television as well as road shows to reach out to people.

IT cos turn tough on notice periods for employees: HR experts

A large number of IT companies are becoming more strict with departing employees and are asking them to serve the full notice period to ensure that business activities are not affected by a sudden shortage of manpower.

IBM and Oracle eye Technopark as next destination

Global IT majors IBM and Oracle are planning to set up units at the Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram, official sources said yesterday.

A new smart way to connect academia and industry

Brilliant research projects by students of technical institutes across the country would now be able to serve the needs of small and medium scale industries rather than collecting dust in store rooms.

Wipro wins Microsoft country partner award

Wipro has won the 2010 Microsoft country partner of the year award for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology, the IT bellwether said in Bangalore today.

Yahoo to buy back stocks worth $3 bn

Yahoo wants to decrease the number of its shareholders and will buy back up to $3 billion in stocks over three years, the internet search company said yesterday after its board approved the move at its recent annual meeting.

Slowdown likely in IT spend: Gartner

Global IT spending is set to slow down in 2010 on account of a weak euro versus the US dollar, said IT research firm Gartner on Thursday.

Satyam directors acted like rubber stamps: CBI

The CBI, conducting investigations into the accounting scam of Satyam Computer Services, today said all the directors on the board of the beleaguered firm had acted as “rubber stamps” and “not even a single dissent note” was recorded during the board meetings.

Outsource jobs good, but conditions could be better: UN

Global back office outsourcing is creating "reasonably good" jobs in poorer countries, but staff are stressed and some work conditions have to be improved, a United Nations study said today.

Infosys' 2,500 cr SEZ to get operational by March next year

Indian IT bellwether Infosys is investing around Rs. 2,500 crore to set up its seventh SEZ in Sarjapur near Bangalore, the company CEO said recently.

Boss's stumble may also trip HP

The events were billed as CEO executive summit meetings, exclusive gatherings, often lasting several days, where Hewlett-Packard officials wooed top customers.

Indian IT industry to oppose US bill on visa fee hike

The Indian IT industry will soon take up with the US Administration and the Congress the impact of the imminent hike in visa fee on its on-site engineers deployed in American firms.

Cyber attackers beat traditional security solutions: Symantec

With cyber criminals adopting newer ways of attacking consumers and corporates, like via social networking sites, security solutions need to evolve from just providing antivirus protection, software maker Symantec today said.
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