HCL Tech wins five-year deal from German chemical co

Noida-based IT and outsourcing services provider HCL Technologies (HCL) said it signed a five-year, end-to-end IT transformation services deal with Germany-based chemical firm Wacker Chemie AG. The size of the deal was not disclosed. Wacker CIO Dirk Ramhorst said his firm was looking to replace its current sourcing model with a “long-term Next Generation Managed […]

COVID drags Zensar Tech’s revenue, boosts Q1 profit

Zensar Tech, a mid-size IT and outsourcing company based in India, reported a 3.1% dip in its revenue (after adjusting for currency fluctuations) as the number of onshore employees fell sharply year-on-year due to COVID-19. Constant currency calculations measure how the company’s revenue would have performed had there been no change in currency exchange rates […]

Cyient wins UK land digitization contract

Hyderabad-based mid-sized IT outsourcing provider Cyient Ltd said it, along with two partners, has won a contract to support one of UK government’s major land records digitization drives. The three companies will support Her Majesty’s Land Registry, the UK government’s land records bureau, to digitize nearly 26 million titles, accounting for around 87% of the […]

TCS employees stay put amid pandemic uncertainties

Tata Consultancy Services, the largest India-based provider of IT and outsourcing services, reported its lowest ever IT employee churn numbers even as the world grappled with economic uncertainties caused by a pandemic. For the year ended March, the company lost just 7.2% of its employees. Typically, IT companies see attrition levels of nearly double that. […]

ArcelorMittal is Infosys’ new client

Outsourced services provider Infosys today bagged a major client in the form of ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company. ArcelorMittal is a Luxembourgish multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Luxembourg City. It was formed in 2006 from the takeover and merger of Arcelor by Indian-owned Mittal Steel and is the world’s largest steel […]

Wipro extends deal with Telefonica/O2 with 5G focus

Indian IT services provider Wipro Ltd said it has refreshed its 15-year engagement with Telefonica Germany with a focus on enabling new services in the 5G era. The program “will ensure that Telefónica Germany / O2 is well positioned to modernise and launch a range of new offerings including 5G products and services,” the Indian […]

HCL Tech wins digital workspace order from Airbus

HCL Technologies (HCL), one of India’s top IT services and outsourcing providers, said it has won a five-year deal to implement a digital workplace solution for the world’s largest aircraft maker Airbus. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Airbus is emerging as the biggest aircraft maker in the world after its long-time rival […]

L&T Tech wins Rs 750 cr order from US oil & gas giant

L&T Technology Services, a provider of consulting and outsourced services in the engineering field, said it won a $100 million (Rs 750 cr) contract from a major US oil and gas company. L&T Tech will be the US company’s primary engineering partner to support two of their integrated refining and chemicals manufacturing facilities in USA, […]

Infosys to provide workspace solution to German chemicals maker

As the Coronavirus pandemic tightens its grip over the world, Infosys has announced a long-term contract with a billion dollar Germany chemicals maker to provide a managed workspace solution for its 14,300 employees in 33 countries. “Infosys will setup an end-user centric modern workplace with globally standardized device/workplace landscape (for Office, Functional and Virtual users) […]

99% of IT work being done from home: Hexaware; Revenue slows

Hexaware, the Mumbai-based mid-size IT services company, reported a rare instance of a slip in its quarterly growth rate amid the Coronavirus lockdown, and said 99% of its IT-related work is now being done by employees from their homes. The quantum of work being done from home is remarkably high for Hexaware, as, in most […]

Center wants states to include e-commerce, IT-BPO in essential services

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, has requested all state governments to include IT and BPO employees, as well as e-commerce, in their list of essential services. Several state governments, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, have announced strict curbs on the movement of people and the functioning of shops […]

Infosys to acquire ABN AMRO’s mortgage services unit

Bengaluru-based IT services firm Infosys said it will take over the mortgage administration services unit of ABN AMRO, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Infosys will acquire a 75% of the shareholding in Stater, while the remaining stake will continue to be with ABN AMRO. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Stater offers pure-play, end-to-end […]

TCS expands platform deal with UK insurer Phoenix Group

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said it will deploy an enhanced policy management solution for Phoenix Group, Europe’s largest life and pensions consolidator and a TCS client of 12 years. The move will not only give more advanced features for Phoenix Group, but also increase the number of Phoenix policies managed using TCS’s BaNCS platform to 5.5 […]

Infosys to create 1,200 digital tech jobs in Australia

Infosys, the Bangalore-based technology company, announced it would create 1,200 jobs in Australia and open three new ‘innovation hubs’ by 2020. The company said 40% of the jobs will be filled with Australian university graduates from areas like computer science and design. This is part of the company’s efforts to broad-base its workforce by opening […]

Mindtree ties up with IISc for artificial intelligence research

Bangalore-based IT services company Mindtree has decided to collaborate with Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc), one of India’s top higher education institutes, to design solutions using Artificial Intelligence or AI. It will do so by creating an endowment, Mindtree Associate Professor Chair on Artificial Intelligence, at the institute to encourage research into the application of […]

HCL manages to hold on to Anglo American as co shifts to the Cloud

HCL Technologies, one of India’s top five IT services companies, said Anglo American, owner of De Beers diamond brand, has retained its services for another five years even as the mining company seeks to cut costs by leveraging cloud and digital technologies. “The multi-year deal will see HCL continue to support Anglo American through the […]

HCL to recruit over 1,000 finance graduates in Vijayawada

HCL SSHS, a joint venture between HCL Technologies and US-based State Street Corporation, said it plans to recruit over 1,000 graduates and post-graduates in commerce, accountancy and finance for its new office in Ganavaram, Vijayawada. The new office has been set up at Medha Tech Park and will be dedicated to finance-related processes such as Capital Markets […]

Wipro announces ‘its largest win’ in a Rs 11,000 cr deal

IT outsourcing firm Wipro said it has won a $1.5-1.6 bln deal from US-based Alight Solutions LLC in what it called “Wipro’s largest win to date”. The Bangalore-based company also announced that it has acquired Alight HR Services India Private Ltd, presumably the India unit of the same company. Under the 10-year deal, Wipro will help overhaul […]