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92 Percent Indian leaders advocate ‘Digital Organisation’ for business growth: Study

Admin| Mar 30, 2017 - 01:35 AM

92 Percent Indian leaders advocate ‘Digital Organisation’ for business growth: Study

MUMBAI: About 92 per cent of business leaders in India believe that every organisation needs to be a ‘digital organisation’ to enable growth for their business, a study has revealed.

This is ahead of the Asian average of 80 per cent, the ‘Microsoft Asia Digital Transformation Study 2016’ said.

Indian executives also led their Asian colleagues in placing Cloud Computing as an important element of their digital transformation strategy, it said.

The study polled busi......

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‘Digital’ rules at the upskilling sphere

Admin| Mar 21, 2017 - 12:57 AM

‘Digital’ rules at the upskilling sphere

Today upskilling is the buzzword for both employees and employers alike.

Both these stakeholders are fast realizing that the nature of jobs is changing rapidly and new skills and technologies will be required to do such jobs. Hence, ‘upskilling’ has become a buzzword. Many employees – especially in the mid-management cadre – step aside from work to do specialised courses which can help them step up in the corporate ladder. There is a segment of employees who go for highe......

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Cognizant may fire more than 6,000 in appraisal this year

Admin| Mar 20, 2017 - 12:30 AM

Cognizant may fire more than 6,000 in appraisal this year

BENGALURU: Cognizant is expected to fire more than 6,000 employees as part of its regular appraisal cycle this year, two sources told ET. Media reports have suggested as many as 10,000 could be let go though it has been specified that this is part of Cognizant’s normal appraisal process.

“This is part of the normal cycle. And Cognizant will not be alone in this, most IT companies will have rigorous appraisal process this and employees who have not taken efforts to reskill will ......

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Additional requirement of 4.7 million skilled workers in telecom by FY22

Admin| Mar 18, 2017 - 01:14 AM

Additional requirement of 4.7 million skilled workers in telecom by FY22

NEW DELHI: The Indian telecom sector manpower is set to more than double in the next five years, creating additional requirement of 4.78 million skilled workers by 2021-22, Parliament was informed today. 

"As per the telecom Sector Skill Plan of the Department (DoT), the telecom sector manpower of four million in 2016-2017 would grow to 8.78 million by 2021-22 creating additional requirement of 4.78 million telecom skilled manpower," Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply in Ra

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IT graduates, recruiters are hiring for these skills

Admin| Mar 15, 2017 - 11:55 PM

IT graduates, recruiters are hiring for these skills

With new developments and initiatives in the IT space experts predict a paradigm shift in the career opportunities available in this field in near future. Going forward, Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) are collectively expected to offer a US$ 1 trillion opportunity in the IT segment. TimesJobs brings you the new-age skills which will be sought in the IT sector in coming months.

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Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) creates an ecosystem that allows a business to improve ......

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McAfee to create more jobs in India

Admin| Mar 14, 2017 - 12:26 AM

McAfee to create more jobs in India

IT security firm McAfee is looking at adding more jobs at its centre in Bengaluru and will continue to invest in growing local business in India, a top official said.

Global chipmaker Intel had last September spun out McAfee as a separate company with private equity player TPG owning 51 per cent share in the new entity. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

One of our largest sites around the world is in Bangalore. We continue to invest in that. We are actually adding ne......

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This technology is helping firms in speeding up HR functions

Admin| Mar 10, 2017 - 12:35 AM

This technology is helping firms in speeding up HR functions

NEW DELHI | BENGALURU: A senior manager at lnMobi recently received a popup alert on his computer screen to "catch up" with Ruchi, the company’s newest recruit. 

The mechanism, which sought to ensure that the employee could get immediate access to him, is being increasingly used by companies to help human resources managers speed up some routine functions. 

The technology being used is a chatbot, a computer programme designed to simulate conversation with human users, especiall......

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About 39 Percent NCR youth aspire to become software engineers: Survey

Admin| Mar 09, 2017 - 12:07 AM

About 39 Percent NCR youth aspire to become software engineers: Survey

NEW DELHI: An increasing number of youth in the national capital of India­ New Delhi, within the age group of 12 and 18 years, aspire to become software engineers. According to a recently conducted TCS Youth Survey for New Delhi, about 39% of the respondents in the age group of 12 to 18 years, expressed their desire to become an engineer versus only 20% last year.

This survey captures the digital habits of young students. One noteable trend according to the survey is the decline in pop......

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Angry with poor pay hike, Indian techies push government to make resigning easier

Admin| Mar 02, 2017 - 11:11 PM

Angry with poor pay hike, Indian techies push government to make resigning easier

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU: Indian information technology employees want the government to step in and make it easier for them to leave their jobs, at a time when they face the prospect of poor salary increases and slower job growth.

Over 28,000 professionals have signed an online petition asking the ministry of labour to stop IT companies from holding workers to a three-­month non­-negotiable notice period.

“It is unrealistic for anyone to plan that far ahead for their future actio......

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Cognizant’s consulting head Mark Livingston quits

Admin| Feb 28, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Cognizant’s consulting head Mark Livingston quits

Cognizant senior vice­ president Chell Smith will replace Mark Livingston as global head of consulting on Wednesday. Smith joined Cognizant in 2014 from Ernst & Young where she held several leadership roles in the consulting firm.

Livingston, who joined Cognizant in 2008, grew the consulting practice from 1,600 consultants to nearly 6,000. Livingston is credited with marrying strategy and technology, and collaborating with cross­ function teams, thereby building a consulting practic......

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