HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014


Indian IT spawns jobs in US: Nasscom

Nasscom has released a report detailing Indian IT’s contributions to the US economy, in a hostile environment marked by rejection of visas in the professional categories H1 and L1. Yashwant Raj reports. Some numbers to impress uncle Sam

B'lore firms innovate to avoid being 'Bangalored'

A handful of entrepreneurs are trying to prevent the country's software industry from getting "Bangalored". Firms are moving up the value chain in their own way and switching from traditional markets in America and Europe.

India still the world's BPO hub

India has successfully fought off competition from new and emerging outsourcing regions such as the Philippines, South Africa, East Europe and Latin America to retain its position as the world's BPO hub, shows data released by Nasscom. Vivek Sinha reports. Calling India

US busts another scam by India-based call centres

US authorities announced today that they have busted another payday scam, worth several million dollars, conducted on US citizens from callers in India, HT reports.

Infosys US woes tarnish India's outsourcing industry

Investigation into allegations that Infosys broke visa rules to get Indian employees into the United States will put India's outsourcing industry on eggshells.

S&P lowers outlook for Infosys, TCS, Wipro to negative

Rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) today revised outlook for three top Indian information technology companies -- Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Wipro -- to negative from stable.

Infosys top management salary bill crosses $10 million

IT giant Infosys paid its top management personnel a total remuneration of $10.7 million (over Rs. 50 crore) during the last fiscal, marking an increase of about 50 per cent from the previous year.

Little growth seen for TCS, Infosys in Q1

Uncertainty about spending by US and European clients in a weak global economy will likely weigh on the earnings of India's software giants Tata consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys, analysts said on Wednesday. The domestic IT industry earns about three-quarters of its revenues from customers in the US and Europe.

'We have done fairly well in a difficult environment'

Infosys chief executive officer SD Shibulal said the hiring plan of the company for the year does not change although the software exporter revised downwards its revenue guidance for the year in a difficult global environment. Excerpts from an interview.

Infosys lowers guidance for 2012-13, stock tanks

Has Infosys lost its bellwether tag? The question loomed large on Thursday after the Bangalore-based software leader reported first-quarter results that were below market expectations, HT reports. Cloudy outlook

'Indian IT firms supported 2.8 lakh jobs in US last year'

Indian IT companies supported as many as 2.8 lakh jobs in America last year amid a gloomy employment scenario in the US and have invested a whopping over five billion dollars in FDI through acquisitions and green-field projects, according to India's top envoy in Washington.

FIIs turn bullish on IT stocks amid weak rupee

Foreign investors have increased their stake in IT companies in the April-June quarter this year, amid depreciating rupee against the dollar.

Indian IT companies among 10 worst paymasters in world

Indian companies are among the world's 10 lowest paying employers in the IT space, with their mid-to-senior level staff getting an average salary of $38,767 (about Rs. 21.5 lakh) per annum.

Infosys to acquire Swiss firm Lodestone for CHF 330 million

Infosys Technologies today said it will acquire global management consultancy firm Lodestone Holding for an aggregate enterprise value of 330 million Swiss Francs (about Rs. 1,932 crore) in cash.

IT cos exploring new markets in Africa, Middle East

Stating that the global economy is still "volatile and uncertain", National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) today said Indian firms are exploring new markets like Africa, Japan, and the Middle East.
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