Author: Avinash Babu

www.hindustantimes.com : Cognizant, the New Jersey-headquartered software services company with most of its operations in Chennai, is likely to lay off 6,000-10,000 “ redundant and non-performing” employees. The retrenchments are reportedly a part of the appraisal process, as digitisation and automation become the new normal for Indian IT firms; and Cognizant is not different from Infosys, Wipro and TCS. The way IT services are being delivered...

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www.forbes.com : At the recent annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Fourth Industrial Revolution was one of the most-discussed topics by CEOs and heads of state who see the tremendous potential for digital technologies to add real value to industry and society. According to a WEF report, the cumulative value of digitization could reach $100 trillion over the next 10 years,...

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A friend in the recruitment industry asked me recently, Why is it that the best candidates show the least interest in a job opportunity when I call them up?  Thus began a process of interaction and introspection with a number of technology R&D professionals in my circle of personal and professional contacts. I asked each one of them why they would and why they would not entertain...

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Analysis of Internet and Security By Magesh Parthasarathy Abstract The modern internet has become very popular with regular residential customers ranging from students to youngsters to adults and senior citizens. People do online browsing with their favorite browsers for various purposes like e-commerce, watching online movies, games, email, voice and text chat application, web based video conferencing, web cam application etc, file sharing of digital media content using...

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Captives (Global In-house Centers) have evolved over the past decade and are now a sustainable option for organizations aiming to leverage the growing technology talent pool in India. According to NASSCOM, there are more than 800 captive set-ups in India employing more than half a million employees. Also known as Global In-house Centers, these captives are in various stages of their life-cycle. While there has been mixed...

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A Captive Implementation starts with the Captive Business Case creation. A fact-based approach with cost, performance metrics, investments, transition and payback timelines. The business case is validated for viability by the key stake-holders and top management. Top management’s commitment is crucial for the success of a captive. On firming up a viable Business Case, Captive Design is evolved. Captive Design covers the Road-map, Build-out and Operational...

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