Indian IT Firms To Hire Non-Engineering Grads To Cut Cost

It’s definitely good news for the Non-Engineering graduates but the Engineering graduates may face a job crisis given the current measures taken by IT companies in India to hire professionals. It is being speculated that, Indian IT firms will be interested in hiring more and more Non-Engineering graduates such as ¬†science (BSc), computer science (BCA) graduates and even diploma holders for profiles such as testing and support services at lower wages.

A hiring firm opines that student from science and commerce backgrounds have a high aptitude level and thus the IT companies feel that this aptitude can be converted to technical talent with some basic training. Companies like Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant, ITC Infotech and KPIT Cummins among others are hiring more of science and computer science graduates already.

Here are some facts:

  • Professionals from non-engineering backgrounds form about 5% of the total engineering workforce of Infosys. The company has hired close to 14,000 engineers and about 700 BSc graduates in 2010 – 2011.
  • Wipro Technologies hires non-engineering graduates (science & commerce) from colleges as part of it’s Wipro Academy of Software Excellence.
  • ITC Infotech plans to hire 20 per cent of its freshers from non-engineering backgrounds for testing and managed service profiles.
  • TCS is hiring commerce graduates for software development and has reconstructed coding such that some work can also be done without much engineering knowledge.

via Business Standard

Infosys Adopts Social Media Policies At Work To Curb Leaks

Early this year Infosys had introduced a new management system – ‘iRace’ aimed at remapping the technology skills of it’s employees. iRace attracted unprecedented opposition from Infosys employees on the web via public forums like Facebook and Twitter, often making personal attacks. There also have been numerous instances where two employees working on a same project have shared sensitive data on Facebook.

Now, Infosys Technologies plans to introduce a social media policy next month making it the first Indian company to introduce such a policy. These polocies will help Infosys   to take legal action against employees who leak confidential project / company information on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut.

According to the senior vice-president and group head, Human Resources, at Infosys – Nandita Gurjar – “The social media policy we plan to introduce will talk about the dos and donts of an employee participating in social media. It is like a code of conduct which aims at stopping the employees from sharing confidential and sensitive company information on unprotected places like social networking sites”.

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Infosys Bags Microsoft Deal: To Manage Microsoft’s Internal IT

Microsoft Infosys IT Services DealIndia based Infosys Technologies has bagged a deal with IT giant Microsoft which involves Infosys providing it’s services to Microsoft’s Internal IT Management in over 104 countries. This includes Infosys looking after Microsoft’s global internal IT services like helpdesk, desk-side services, IT infrastructure and applications support.

This deal will not only help Infosys to expand it’s operations but it would also provide Infosys an unique opportunity to partner with the IT division of Microsoft and gain the much required technical and more importantly early expertise in the implementation and management of the latest Microsoft technologies and ultimately enhance Infosys’s capabilities of helping it’s other customers to leverage Microsoft’s innovation and adopt these technologies.

Although the official value of the deal has not been disclosed yet but some analysts believe that the deal can be easily worth over 100 million dollars. Infosys has initial plans of running Microsoft’s in-house services for applications, devices and databases in 450 locations. Infosys has also tied up with Unisys to provide global desk-side support and service desk services.

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