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Aug 13 2010   8:19PM GMT

Is the greatest IT acronym for Indian IT?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40


The IT industry is littered with acronyms. It is something close to my heart.

When I went for a my first reporter job in the IT sector, having previously reported about business supplies and politics, a job advert asked whether I knew what ADSL was. I didn’t have a clue.

After over a decade in the IT sector I have seen them all. WAP, WAN, SSL VPN, BRIC, EMEA etc. The more time that passes the worse they get.

But I heard a great one today, and useful too. Rather than refer to the Indian IT suppliers or reel them off, why not just say SWITCH. Satyam, Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant and HCL. Brilliant. Sorry Mahindra Satyam we know you changed your name but I don’t want to spoil a great short-cut.

This was courtesy of Equaterra’s UK head Lee Ayling who I met today. This is how staff at Equaterra make life easier when talking about thye Indian suppliers.

What is the best IT acronym you have ever seen?

Just a bit of light blogging for a friday.

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  • Matt
    "ICT" = Imported Computing Trainee!

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  • naveen
    i more thing i would like to add.

    cognizant is not an indian company.

    it is US based with 65% resources working from india.

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  • Karl Flinders

    Yes I know but 50,000 of its 80,000 staff are in India so it is often grouped with the Indian firms. You are quite right though.

    If you see the think below you will see I have recently written about this.

    Thanks for your comment


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