IT, ITeS & Communications

The government has issued the draft of first ever National Software Policy with an aim to increase share of Indian software products in global market by 10 fold to estimated $148 billion and create employment opportunity for 3.5 million people by 2025. The policy will “strive for a tenfold increase in share of the global […]

Cognizant said it would buy Dutch digital marketing and customer experience agency Mirabeau BV, to expand its digital expertise in the Netherlands and Europe. Cognizant did not disclose the terms of the transaction. Mirabeau works with brands such as KLM, ING, Air France, Maxeda, MoneYou, LeasePlan.com, and Transavia. The 15-year old digital firm has 260 […]

The Board of Approval (BoA) has approved six proposals from four developers to develop new special economic zones (SEZs) in IT and biotechnology fields, across three states. Approval was granted to GAR Corporation to set up two IT/ITeS zones, and to Vaxenic India to develop a biotechnology and bio pharmaceuticals SEZ in the state of […]

GE, which has opened its largest digital hub in Bengaluru, said it would work with Indian information technology service providers who would be a partner in delivering outcomes rather than just being an outsourcing shop. At the same time, the global manufacturing behemoth that is transforming itself as a digital industrial company and has built […]

Reliance Industries is gearing up to enter the software services business and plans to take on India’s IT giants, as the energy-to-telecom conglomerate taps the growing potential of the industrial internet. As a first step, RIL has tied up with General Electric’s industrial-internet-of-things platform Predix and will create applications for itself and then sell those […]

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today announced that it would implement a unified global process blueprint for chip-making equipment manufacturer ASML, aiming to “simplify business processes, improve operational efficiency and elevate stakeholder experience.” Recently, TCS set up an exclusive centre for ASML in its Hyderabad campus, which was inaugurated by chief information officer, Louis Luijten and […]

Australian telecom major Telstra, which has been outsourcing technology work to Infosys for nearly a decade, is planning to set up a captive offshore centre in India. Notably, Infosys will help Telstra set up the captive centre with around 200 people to begin with, as the telco looks to work on emerging technology areas at […]

Microsoft India on Friday launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC). This is Microsoft’s seventh Cybersecurity Centre in the world and will function as a satellite to the company’s Redmond Digital Crimes Unit. Located in Delhi, this “first-of-its-kind” centre in India will bring together Microsoft capabilities to foster deeper Cybersecurity collaborations with public and […]

India has become the choice location for global technology firms such Google, Microsoft and Uber to open development centres, as the country provides a unique blend of massive market opportunity along with a low-cost and highly scalable workforce. There are a little over 900 foreign companies in hi-tech sectors such as software, automotive and industrial […]

Competition Commission has cleared IT company HCL Technologies equity swap deal to buy the business of Geometric Ltd. The deal excludes Geometrics 58 per cent stake in 3DPLM Software Solutions Ltd — a joint venture with Dassault Systems. The fair trade regulator has also approved the merger of remaining undertaking of Geometric with 3DPLM. Dassault […]