Tag "IT"

India is 60th most-innovative country globally: GII rankings

By : CIOL Writers

India moved up six spots to feature in the top-half of the Global Innovation Index (GII) in 2017. From the 66th position in 2016, India now ranks 60th among 127 countries in the world with top-ranking in Central and South Asia. While

Dell Technologies rolls out flexible consumption models for IT

BANGALORE, INDIA: Organizations are looking for new ways to procure their technology and solutions to reduce large up-front capital investment costs in a rapidly-changing technology landscape. Whether implementing a hyper-converged infrastructure solution for the first time, planning a PC refresh

Infosys, Wipro and 5 other IT firms reportedly to lay off over 50K employees this year

By : CIOL Writers

Indian IT sector would be witnessing mass layoffs in 2017 that could reach over 50,000. Apparently, 7 of the biggest IT firms are planning to hand over pink slips to at least 56,000 employees this year, reports Livemint. In the wake of US

Gurgaon-based Appworks acquires software development startup BigDrop

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to enhance its capabilities in services, products and digital marketing, IT servicing and consulting company Appworks has acquired BigDrop, a custom software development startup. The financial details of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed. Gurgaon-based BigDrop,

Karnataka to be key hiring destination for BPO/KPO, ITeS, telecom, software & IT in 2017

BANGALORE, INDIA: Karnataka is set to see an increase in hiring from the BPO/ KPO, ITeS, Software and IT as well as telecom sectors, according to India Hiring Intent Survey 2017, marking an increase of five to ten per cent

Rapid pace of IT decentralization costs Indian companies dearly: VMware study

BANGALORE, INDIA: IT departments are being sidestepped by business leaders who adopt their own cloud-based technologies to innovate faster and meet growth objectives. At the same time, IT departments are left to shoulder responsibility for things that go wrong. This was

IT spending in India will reach $72.4bn in 2017: Gartner

By : CIOL Writers

Driven by growth in software and IT services revenue, IT spending in India is forecasted to reach $72.4 billion in 2017, up 6.9 percent from 2016 estimated spending of $67.7 billion, according to technology research firm Gartner. In the current

50pc of the world’s airports now list security as top priority for IT investment

By : CIOL Writers

Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passengers and airport security with 50 percent rating it a high priority, up from 37 percent last year, according to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey. For many airports, the

Can Kashmir become a viable ICT hub?

KashIT: KashIT is a special series initiated by CyberMedia to unleash the growing digital economy of Kashmir valley. These are a series of articles, interactions and company profiles highlighting the lesser known IT and ITeS ecosystem present in the valley

“ICT alone can offer 1 lakh jobs in Kashmir by 2020”

KashIT: KashIT is a special series initiated by CyberMedia to unleash the growing digital economy of Kashmir valley. These are a series of articles, interactions and company profiles highlighting the lesser known IT and ITeS ecosystem present in the valley

Microsoft imparted IT skills to over 7lac Indian teachers under Project Shiksha

By : CIOL Writers

Tech major Microsoft has so far equipped more than 7.7 lakh government school teachers with IT skills across 12 states in India under its Project Shiksha programme launched in 2003, the company said. The “Microsoft India Citizenship Report 2015-16” highlights

Oracle partners ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu to train 45,000 students in the state

NEW DELHI, INDIA: During a recent visit to India, Oracle CEO Safra Catz said the company would expand its educational partnerships to another 1,000 institutions with a goal of reaching 500,000 students annually. In line with that commitment, Oracle and

Healthcare providers in India to splurge $1.2bn on IT in 2016

BANGALORE, INDIA: Health care providers in India are expected to spend $1.2 billion USD on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 3.4 percent over 2015, according to Gartner. The report includes hospitals, hospital systems, nursing and residential

Govt in India will spend $7bn on IT in 2016

BANGALORE, INDIA: The government in India will spend $7 billion USD on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 3.1 percent over 2015, according to Gartner. “The ‘Digital India’ initiative continues to be drive investments in the government,

e-Commerce cos pay 2X more to woo mobile talents from IT cos

BANGALORE, INDIA: Developers employed in e-commerce firms enjoy twice the salary and monetary benefits in comparison to their counterparts in the IT Services & Software companies across the nation, according to the India Mobile Talent 2016 Report released by Belong.

Passion over pay for millennials in IT

MAYFIELD VILLAGE: The adage that money moves men in tech is being proved wrong. A new survey by Progressive Insurance shows that despite rising salaries, 81 percent of millennials interested in a new job in IT in the US would

Thermo Fisher opens technology development center in Bangalore

BANGALORE, INDIA: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., announced the opening of its new Technology Development Center (TDC) in Bangalore. The facility will serve as an extension of Thermo Fisher’s information technology team while enhancing its responsiveness to the needs of customers

Indian cos’ security initiatives still lag behind

BANGALORE, INDIA: CISO Platform has launched a report on the IT Security maturity of the industry, based on data from 400+ organizations.Small and Medium sized organizations are not included in the sample. Key insights from the report India vs. Globe

India still lacks formal data management strategy

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Commvault has announced findings from a new IDC survey and whitepaper which suggest that data silos within organizations in India are limiting the ability to make insight-based decisions. The lack of formal strategy in data management is

Hot skills IT companies and HRs look for in 2015

CHENNAI, INDIA: The recent HR survey of NASSCOM highlights that specialized skills will be in high demand especially in the areas of Digital and Product Engineering. HR practices will also get a digital makeover. The technology-enabled HR will also become a champion of the