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Cognizant Tech to acquire Belcan for $1.3 bn in cash and stock

Cognizant Tech to acquire Belcan for $1.3 bn in cash and stock

Rediff.com6 days ago

Nasdaq-listed Cognizant Technology Solutions has signed a definitive agreement to acquire global engineering company Belcan for about $1.3 billion (Rs 10,853.7 crore) in cash and stock. The transaction is expected to close in the September quarter. The total consideration includes $1.19 billion (Rs 9,935.31 crore) in cash and 1.47 million Cognizant shares, valued at $97 million (Rs 809.53 crore) based on the information technology services provider's closing share price on June 7, 2024.

Weak Demand Leads To Drop In Headcount At IT Majors

Weak Demand Leads To Drop In Headcount At IT Majors

Rediff.com30 Apr 2024

While the current headcount reduction has more to do with slowing demand, the rise of artificial intelligence will impact jobs in the future.

Tapping into India's talent, GCCs eye revenue goldmine

Tapping into India's talent, GCCs eye revenue goldmine

Rediff.com28 Mar 2024

Global capability centres (GCCs) are increasingly looking to tap into revenue opportunities from the Indian market, which is already a critical talent hub. While capturing the potential of the Indian market has been in the works over the past few years, it's only of late that companies are gaining momentum. India is home to more than 1,580 GCCs, with a total market size of $46 billion and growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 per cent, according to a Nasscom-Zinnov report.

'AI will be more impactful than ever, transforming how we do business'

'AI will be more impactful than ever, transforming how we do business'

Rediff.com20 Mar 2024

'Responsible AI, which adheres to the principles of explainability, fairness, robustness, transparency, and privacy, will gain importance.'

Wipro's health care deals get an artificial intelligence booster shot

Wipro's health care deals get an artificial intelligence booster shot

Rediff.com8 Mar 2024

Information technology (IT) giant Wipro has a strong pipeline of large artificial intelligence (AI)-led deals in the health care vertical, according to a senior company executive. Health care stands as the third-largest vertical for Wipro, contributing roughly 14 per cent to the company's overall revenue. Moreover, while most other verticals reported negative growth, health care demonstrated robust growth of 9.9 per cent year-on-year and 7.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter in constant currency during the October-December quarter.

Techies, Want A Job At Marlabs?

Techies, Want A Job At Marlabs?

Rediff.com5 Mar 2024

'The hiring in India will be primarily around skills in data engineering, AI, and product engineering.'

India may pip US as largest GitHub base soon: Nadella

India may pip US as largest GitHub base soon: Nadella

Rediff.com9 Feb 2024

India is expected to overtake the US as the largest developer community on GitHub by 2027, Microsoft chairman and chief executive officer Satya Nadella said during his address to 1,100 developers and technology leaders at the Microsoft AI Tour in Bengaluru on Thursday. India is the fastest-growing market on GitHub, a Microsoft-owned software development platform, with 13.2 million developers using it.

'There is tremendous amount of caution in the environment'

'There is tremendous amount of caution in the environment'

Rediff.com2 Feb 2024

Debashis Chatterjee speaks about the overall demand environment and company's strategy

Companies cautious about GenAI over data privacy, security

Companies cautious about GenAI over data privacy, security

Rediff.com30 Jan 2024

Organisations are facing growing privacy concerns over the use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) while getting attractive returns from investments in privacy, according to Cisco's latest Data Privacy Benchmark Study. The findings highlight the responses from 2,600 privacy and security professionals across 12 geographies, said the annual review of key privacy issues impacting business. "Organisations see GenAI as a fundamentally different technology with novel challenges to consider," said Dev Stahlkopf, Cisco Chief Legal Officer.

'We are going to be an AI-first company'

'We are going to be an AI-first company'

Rediff.com19 Jan 2024

'GenAI has democratised the AI conversation. I do not know of a single client who is not interested in that conversation.'

Tech firms to ramp up talent hunt from Tier-II, III cities

Tech firms to ramp up talent hunt from Tier-II, III cities

Rediff.com29 Dec 2023

Several technology companies are seeking to step up hiring from Tier-II and Tier-III cities of India in 2024 to tap into a vast talent pool of skilled professionals churned out by educational institutions and training centres in these regions. Tier-II and Tier-III cities such as Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Mohali, Vadodara, Chandigarh, and Indore contribute around 12-15 per cent of the country's tech talent, hinting towards the strong talent availability in these regions, according to Randstad India, a talent management firm.

What You Must Know About Google's Gemini

What You Must Know About Google's Gemini

Rediff.com23 Dec 2023

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says Gemini will eventually be integrated into Google's search engine, its ad products, the Chrome browser.

Driven by AI, Micron sees robust chip demand

Driven by AI, Micron sees robust chip demand

Rediff.com15 Dec 2023

US-based chipmaker Micron Technology is expecting demand for semiconductors to rise significantly in the next few years, globally and in India, as memory consumption is going up, largely driven by the widespread adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI). "Memory consumption is expected to double by the end of the decade and the biggest driver in this is AI. "While it's natural to talk about compute and GPUs (graphics processing units) in the context of AI, it is not to be forgotten that the true enabler for AI is memory ... in all the AI engines that we talk about, there is a lot of need to access memory quickly," Anand Ramamoorthy, managing director, Micron Technology India, told Business Standard.

Indian Managers Are Conquering The World

Indian Managers Are Conquering The World

Rediff.com7 Dec 2023

'MNCs now recognise India's capacity for innovation and its pivotal role in substantive contributions to global product development.'

AI Replacing Entry-Level Tech Jobs

AI Replacing Entry-Level Tech Jobs

Rediff.com22 Nov 2023

'AI may perform tasks, but deep expertise and specialisation remain uniquely human.'

'The size and number of deals have increased'

'The size and number of deals have increased'

Rediff.com30 Oct 2023

'We have focused on it quarter after quarter and started to build the pipeline.'

Genpact CEO: 'We are investing $600 million over three years in AI'

Genpact CEO: 'We are investing $600 million over three years in AI'

Rediff.com7 Oct 2023

'AI is not a new thing for us. We started our AI journey in 2015.'

Infosys partners with Microsoft to accelerate adoption of GenAI

Infosys partners with Microsoft to accelerate adoption of GenAI

Rediff.com27 Sep 2023

Infosys said on Tuesday it is collaborating with Microsoft to jointly develop industry solutions that leverage Infosys Topaz, Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cognitive Services. Both organisations are bringing together their respective artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to enhance enterprise functions with AI-enabled solutions across multiple industries. The integrated solutions are aimed at accelerating the rapid democratisation of data and intelligence that will help businesses increase productivity and drive new revenue growth.

Wipro bets on Capco, Cloud, artificial intelligence to power BFSI revenue

Wipro bets on Capco, Cloud, artificial intelligence to power BFSI revenue

Rediff.com4 Sep 2023

Wipro is betting on artificial intelligence (AI) and Cloud computing to earn more from its biggest contributor - the banking, financial services & insurance (BFSI) sector - which brought in 35 per cent of the revenue in FY23. The Bengaluru-headquartered firm also expects its consultancy arm Capco to aid in its vision. "Over the past few years, we have made significant investments in the BFSI sector and have improved our talent, capabilities, and processes in this space - both through organic investments and with the addition of Capco," Suzanne Dann, Wipro's chief executive officer for Americas 2 said.

Cognizant splits global growth markets by appointing 2 internal leaders

Cognizant splits global growth markets by appointing 2 internal leaders

Rediff.com18 Aug 2023

Cognizant Technology Solutions has restructured its global growth markets (GGM) by appointing two internal leaders who will now share the responsibility. The move follows the exit of former GGM leader Rob Walker last month and is among the slew of leadership changes the company has seen in the recent past. GGM refers to the company's emerging markets outside of North America.

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