IT, ITeS & Communications

Global technology giant Google has made its first acquisition in India by taking over a four-month old startup, Halli Labs for an undisclosed amount. Based in Bengaluru, Halli Labs was started in April 2017. Google’s acquisition is the latest in a series of such buyouts by top global tech companies in the field of deep […]

Einsite and Schwing Stetter have entered into a partnership to bring the Internet-of-Things and machine-learning technologies to the construction industry. The partnership will help in digitising construction project management and execution. The two companies will first work to create a seamless integration between Einsite smart-devices and Schwing Stetter equipment. They will then collaborate on how […]

Wipro is seeking alternative proposals for its second project in West Bengal. The company is exploring newer opportunities for its second campus after which it will get back to the Bengal government. Wipro’s proposal to get an SEZ status for its second campus had been long pending. The offers made by IT company have been […]

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 […]