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January 22, 2013  1:30 PM

How much is charisma at the top worth to Indian service providers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, hcltechnologies

I wrote earlier about Vineet Nayar. More specifically the fact...

October 24, 2011  9:55 AM

NHS IT project is dead, but why do large IT projects fail? Part 13

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, IT projects

Following the news that the NHS National Project for IT has been dropped I have been posting some of the views I have recently had provided to me for an unrelated feature I am...

September 2, 2011  11:50 AM

Indian IT supplier’s responses to question over hacking scandal

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

When the phone hacking scandal was all over the news, just before the shock news that News of the World had been closed, there was a lot of talk of emails being delated.

I must admit the whole thing was so shocking I hardly even though of the outsourcing angle.
Recently however a...

June 13, 2011  12:36 PM

Indian IT sector faces pay for results

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, Nasscom

The FT ran an interesting article expressing the views of Nasscom about the post-recession period.

The statement, from Nasscom's head Som Mittal, that the Indian services sector will grow 15% to be worth $70bn this year revealed confidence that businesses are spending on IT services...

April 27, 2011  12:12 PM

Indian suppliers are the new IT bellwethers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, IBM, Infosys, TCS, Wipro

When I started working as a journalist in the IT sector IBM was always used as the bellwether for IT spending. If its results were bad it usually meant businesses weren't spending on IT. If the results were good it usually meant businesses were spending.

But times have changed,...

February 28, 2011  3:58 PM

Most private sector companies not interested in recruiting former public sector workers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, IT jobs

Over half (57%) of private sector businesses are unwilling to take on redundant public sector workers according to research from the Financial Times.

The survey of 500 private companies found...

January 21, 2011  11:50 AM

TCS’s UK workforce is reducing as UK business grows

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, TCS, Wipro

India's IT service providers are truly global. This is reflected in the diverse customer bases that they have. But is it reflected in their...

November 2, 2010  11:46 AM

Indian CEO warns of business threat from China

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
China, HCL

One of Computer weekly's journalist recently met HCL Technologies' CEO, Vineet Nayar.

Amongst other things he warned Indian IT services companies to be prepared to change their ways or lose business to Chinese companies.

He says that IT buyers will go to China for the same reason...

October 28, 2010  9:38 AM

India’s booming middle class chose what to study based on demand not curiosity

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, Infosys, TCS

Computer weekly correspondant Kathleen Hall is out in India visiting Indian IT services firm HCL. She sent me a blog post following an interview with an Indian academic.

Here is Kathleen's blog post:

The huge disparity of wealth in India is impossible not to notice. Whether it's a...

October 27, 2010  11:29 AM

Wipro latest Indian supplier to declare its intent in UK government sector

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cogizant, HCL, Infosys, TCS, Wipro

I have been blogging recently about what the Indian IT...

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