India, South Africa in ICT Cooperation Pact

India, South Africa in ICT Cooperation Pact

India and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, the Cabinet has informed. “The MoU will help to establish inter-institutional cooperation and relations between the two parties in order to promote cooperation in the field of ICT,” an official release said. The […]

Infosys says seeing client-specific softness after BREXIT

Infosys says seeing client-specific softness after BREXIT

IT services provider giant Infosys is seeing some ‘softness’ in clients after Britain voted in June to leave the European Union, a top company executive said during an analyst meet. Infosys will be in a better position by October to evaluate the impact of this on its earnings outlook for the current fiscal year ending […]

IT sector hiring to decline in FY17, according to NASSCOM

IT sector hiring to decline in FY17, according to NASSCOM

National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) said fresh hiring in the current financial year may be lower than last year as IT companies are facing pressure on margins, besides focusing on automation of jobs. “Hiring activity in the year before last was 2.20 lakh (new jobs were created in IT sector). Last year, […]

IT firms need not panic on Donald Trump, Brexit impact long-term: NASSCOM

IT firms need not panic on Donald Trump, Brexit impact long-term: NASSCOM

National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) said that the industry needs to wait and watch, rather than panic, on the outcome of the US Presidential elections, though it warned of lasting impact of ‘Brexit’ on India. Republican candidate Donald Trump is a frontrunner for the US President’s post and is widely feared in […]

Republican Party may rein in H-1B visas for Indian IT professionals

Republican Party may rein in H-1B visas for Indian IT professionals

The Republican party favors reforming the guest workers’ programs, which include H-1B visa system concerned over alarming levels of unemployment in the US, indicating a drastic reduction in the green cards issued every year that could impact Indian IT professionals. “In light of both current needs and historic practice, we urge the reform of our […]

Oracle signs accord with ICT Academy of Kerala

Oracle signs accord with ICT Academy of Kerala

Software and cloud major Oracle on Monday announced a new collaboration with ICT Academy of Kerala (ICTAK) with the objective of educating 500,000 students in India annually through its academy. With this collaboration, it is targeted to reach 6,000 students in Kerala in the next three years by Oracle Academy — the company’s flagship philanthropic […]

Summer school on “ICT use in agriculture” begins at PAU

Summer school on “ICT use in agriculture” begins at PAU

The Department of Extension Education, PAU, Ludhiana is organizing a 21 days Summer School on “ICT Use in Agriculture” from July 5 – 25. A total of 26 participants from different states viz. Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Orissa, Assam and Punjab are participating in this refresher course. On the inaugural function […]

Tamil Nadu paves the way for Indian IT industry to be unionized

Tamil Nadu paves the way for Indian IT industry to be unionized

Tamil Nadu government’s recent response to a petition allowing formation of unions in IT companies could come as a relief to many, but will not be received well by company managements. While the IT employees and unions calls it a good move by the government and on the other, the companies are not very supportive to this idea. […]

Government must use satellite technology for Digital India initiative:  TV Ramachandran

Government must use satellite technology for Digital India initiative: TV Ramachandran

Satellite communication could provide the missing link in the government's Digital India program to offer high speed broadband connectivity for all by speeding up access in rural and hard to reach terrain, according to industry body Broadband India Forum. "Satellite communication is readily available in India, and about 10 gigabyte capacity is already available all over India. There […]