All stories by Sai Ishwar
IT firms are still hiring freshersRediff.com4 Nov 2020
'Our focus on fresher induction is high, given that they come in with certain advantages.' 'They do not have an unlearning process as seen in senior employees.'
How IT services firms plan to protect clients from cyber threatRediff.com28 Oct 2020
In the last couple of months, top Indian IT services providers, including TCS, Infosys, Wipro and HCL Tech have announced setting up cyber threat management centres in the US and Europe.
US hikes visa processing fee by up to 75%Rediff.com19 Oct 2020
The move may result in a short-term cost impact for IT Indian companies, according to experts, despite the firms ramping up their local hiring and offshoring projects elsewhere to overcome visa-related issues.
TCS to roll out salary hikes for all employees, effective October 1Rediff.com8 Oct 2020
In the second quarter, attrition for the IT firm hit an all-time low of 8.9 per cent, a fall of 120 basis points on quarter-on-quarter basis.
Cash-rich IT service firms on a shopping spreeRediff.com7 Oct 2020
The top four Indian IT firms have cash reserves of nearly $15 billion with TCS alone holding $5.9 billion in reserves, followed by Infosys with $3.6 billion, and Wipro with $3.4 billion. HCL Technologies has cash reserves of $1.75 billion.
Why US-based IT firms are likely to send more work to IndiaRediff.com25 Sep 2020
Most of the large Indian IT services players, such as TCS, Infosys, Wipro, and HCL Tech, have signalled increased offshoring efforts and opting for local hires in the US, primarily to address the immigration-related challenges.
Delisting a typical case of arm-twisting: PaytmRediff.com21 Sep 2020
Paytm said the global tech giant's move was hypocritical as Google, too, regularly runs similar scratch card campaigns in India under its Google Pay app.
Banned apps' India dream may turn sourRediff.com18 Sep 2020
Bringing a local or non-Chinese partner onboard opens up the possibility of legal recourse to have the ban diluted or revoked. However, the process of going through a review committee and setting up local servers might take at least 3-6 months.
Start-ups cheer proposal to remove LTCG taxRediff.com17 Sep 2020
The move will establish a level-playing field for domestic investments in start-ups compared to foreign-based sources.
Non-personal data draft: Nasscom identifies gapsRediff.com16 Sep 2020
The data-sharing obligations could generally place India at a disadvantage, given that such obligations may not exist in other countries and such outcomes would be undesirable, said Nasscom.
Professional gamers are in a tough zone after PUBG banRediff.com10 Sep 2020
While some gamers are looking at alternatives like Call of Duty, most believe these might not become the craze among users like PUBG was.
Covid-19 may trigger third wave of outsourcing for Indian IT industryRediff.com1 Sep 2020
A Goldman Sachs report said, in the past also, major crisis have led to a sharp increase in outsourcing and even offshoring particularly to India , thanks to lower wages for technology developers as compared to developed economies, and an increasing annual base of engineering graduates.
Paytm Mall suffers huge data breach, gets ransom callRediff.com31 Aug 2020
Hacker group John Wick is said to be responsible for the Paytm Mall database breach.
Parl panel plans to summon FB amid reports alleging bias towards BJPRediff.com17 Aug 2020
After a report mentioned that Facebook overlooked its hate speech policies in cases of BJP MLA T Raja Singh and 3 others, Shashi Tharoor, chairperson of Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT, said the committee 'would certainly wish to hear from Facebook'.
With OCEN, small businesses have access to instant loansRediff.com6 Aug 2020
The protocol aims to "democratise" lending, reduce costs of credit, and ensure accessibility of credit to small companies and street vendors, according to Nandan Nilekani.
Clones of banned Chinese apps return to mobile phones in IndiaRediff.com27 Jul 2020
After India banned 59 Chinese apps last month, at least three more China-based video apps - Snack Video, Likee Lite, and Zili - have now made it to the list of top 10 downloaded apps in India on Google Playstore.
Paytm to launch stock-broking services soonRediff.com24 Jul 2020
Paytm had received the approval for brokerage services from market regulator Sebi in January this year.
TCS to resume hiring outside talentRediff.com11 Jul 2020
The Mumbai-headquartered company, however, said it would selectively hire experienced employees from outside.
Drones still can't deliver packages even in green zonesRediff.com8 Jul 2020
Use cases for drones are, however, immense - industrial inspections, geospatial surveys, agricultural surveys, and general surveillance and security.
It's reverse brain drain! Start-ups woo talent returning to India from USRediff.com6 Jul 2020
Indian start-ups and software product companies are trying to attract engineers and programmers who are either stranded in India because of the lockdown or H-1B visa holders who have been laid off.