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Indian IT’s temporary hiring to double by 2020

BANGALORE: The percentage of flexi hires in the IT sector is expected to double to 20% by 2020 as IT companies increasingly outsource non-core activities and focus on high-margin businesses, said a report by the flexi staffing bodyIndian Staffing Federation (ISF). "IT firms are swiftly adopting the practice of hiring flexi staff in order to beat margin pressures, maintain lean benches and also facilitate ju ...

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Digiweigh Launches Online Store

California, United States: At Digiweigh, it is their mission to offer high quality products that are at the same time affordable. Today whether a business is big or small there is a need for high quality reliable weight measurement equipment and Digiweigh is committed to meeting their needs, within their budgets. Digiweigh started out as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for leading US and European b ...

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Flow and Level Lab from Forbes Marshall Inaugurated at VIT

Pune: As part of our CSR for Industry-Academia interaction and cooperation, Forbes Marshall has donated a number of the latest flow and level instruments to Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune which a leading engineering college that also offers a degree in Instrumentation & Control Engineering. The main objective was to familiarise students with the basic working and real-time functioning o ...

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TomTom Expands India Map Coverage and Unveils Intuitive Software for Portable Navigation Devices

Pune: TomTom India today announced new map update, software enhancement and up gradation to its MyTomTom application for faster map downloads. With the new map update, the coverage now expands to more than 7200+ cities and towns across India. This helps our consumers abreast with the rapid changes in the Indian land routes. The new navigation software incorporates all the key navigation logic and every elem ...

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By 2025, 10% of Indian workforce would be flexi staff

Mumbai: By 2025, about 10% of the overall workforce in India could be working in a flexible capacity through staffing company. According to Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), an apex body of flexi staffing industry in India, flexi hiring in IT industry to increase from 10% to 20% by 2020. ISF said that the Indian IT and ITeS industry is considered as the pioneer in organized staffing and is expected to witne ...

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Cognizant displaces Infy to become 2nd largest Indian IT firm

New Delhi: US-headquartered firm Cognizant clocked the highest growth rate of 20.1% in revenues among the top five India-based IT services providers last year, global research firm Gartner said today. The NASDAQ-listed firm also displaced Infosys as the second-largest IT services provider in 2012 with a worldwide revenue of $7.1 billion, Gartner said in a statement. "Cognizant displaced Infosys to become th ...

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Music, lighting can be used to trigger mobile malware

LONDON:  Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have uncovered new hard-to-detect methods involving music, lighting or vibration that criminals may use to trigger mobile device malware. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) presented the research at the 8th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS) in Hangzh ...

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Kerala police Cyber dome

To monitor the internet for illegal activities and to give the cyber cell a technological edge over cyber criminals, the state home department will set up a cyber security centre at Technopark, Trivandrum. The project named “Kerala Police Cyberdome,” is high-tech centre for cyber security solutions and innovations. The Cyberdome will act as an online police patrol. The centre will come up in a 5,000SF secur ...

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Nasscom team to explore IT opportunities in Latin America

Hyderabad: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) is leading a delegation of IT companies to Latin America from May 26 to May 31. The countries in the region are on a transformational path, offering scope for spending on technology. Quoting IDC, Nasscom put the IT market in Latin America at $124 billion in 2012 and projected to grow to $166 billion by 2016. The trip would cove ...

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House Bill on immigration reforms may benefit Indian IT industry

Bangalore: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives in the US is in the process of formulating its own version of the Immigration Reforms Bill which is expected to help the IT outsourcing industry. Among others, the Bill according to industry insiders proposes to increase the number of H-1B visas to 155,000 from the present level of 65,000. The Bill that was originally proposed by the bipartisan g ...

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