business process outsourcing

Skill academy to boost Kerala’s MSME sector


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up an international skill academy to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). This was announced ... Read more...

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‘Smart cities way forward to housing for all’


August 4th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) With increasing migration to urban areas from villages and towns in pursuit of education, jobs and better living, realtors should build smart cities for housing all ... Read more...

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IT industry lauds PM’s move to review tax laws


July 30th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) Monday welcomed the initiative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review tax laws pertaining to ... Read more...

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Infosys cuts hiring in first quarter


July 12th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) In a reversal of trend, Infosys Ltd. hired less employees in first quarter (June-April) of 2012-13 fiscal than in the fourth quarter (January-March) of the last ... Read more...

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India, Philippines can cooperate in agriculture sector


July 11th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) India and the Philippines can work together in agriculture and the latter also should not be considered as a serious threat to India's information technology sector, ... Read more...

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WNS to acquire back office in South Africa


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 22 (IANS) Leading business process outsourcing (BPO) provider WNS (Holdings) Ltd will acquire Fusion Outsourcing Services Ltd, a back office in South Africa, for $16 million to expand ... Read more...

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IGNOU course for BPO industry aspirants


June 21st, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started a diploma course in business process outsourcing (BPO), the university said Thursday."Keeping in view the pulse ... Read more...

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Shoojit Sircar explores woman power in docu-feature


June 15th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Following the success of "Vicky Donor", director Shoojit Sircar helmed a docu-feature "She Can, You Can", highlighting the work of two women who attempted to ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits India’s tech hub partially (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) Protest shutdown against steep petrol price hike Thursday partially affected India's tech hub with leading IT firms, including Infosys Ltd and multinationals logging out, even ... Read more...

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Infosys to hire 35,000 techies this fiscal


April 13th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 13 (IANS) India's second largest IT bellwether Infosys Ltd and its subsidiaries would hire 35,000 people (gross addition) in fiscal 2012-13, about 10,000 less than last fiscal (2011-12), ... Read more...

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Infosys declares 440 percent final dividend


April 13th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 13 (IANS) IT giant Infosys Ltd Friday declared a final dividend of Rs.22 per share for fiscal 2011-12, which is 440 percent over its par value of Rs.5 ... Read more...

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Indian IT poised for second revolution: Kiran Karnik


April 4th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The second phase of the infotech revolution in India - themed around innovation and creativity - is pushing IT promotion body Nasscom to focus on ... Read more...

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Kerala’s biggest IT employer expands Bangalore operations


February 17th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) Kerala's biggest IT employer UST Global Friday expanded its Bangalore operations which will initially accommodate 600, with the capacity to expand to over 5,000.Elaborating on UST ... Read more...

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TCS, Mitsubishi form joint venture firm


February 8th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) IT major Tata Consultancy Services Wednesday said it had entered into a pact with Japan's Mitsubishi to set up a joint venture in Japan.The new firm, ... Read more...

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Indian Angel Network to invest Rs.3.25 crore in Peel-Works


January 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Venture capital firm Indian Angel Network (IAN) Friday said it will invest up to Rs.3.25 crore in Peel-Works, a sales manpower transformation and business process ... Read more...

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Standard Chartered’s BPO to prune vendors, save $7 mn


January 19th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Standard Chartered Bank's wholly-owned subsidiary Scope International Pvt Ltd hopes to save $7 million per year by pruning its IT vendor base to three or four ... Read more...

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US company acquires Randstad’s Indian payroll business


January 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) US company Automatic Data Processing (ADP) has acquired the Netherland-based Randstad Holding's Indian payroll business for an undisclosed sum to access the high-growth human resources ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to draft new IT policy: Jayalalithaa


December 21st, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said her government plans to come out with a new policy on information technology (IT) to catapult the state ... Read more...

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TCS to set up new campus in Nagpur


December 19th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Information technology services giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will set up a new software development campus in Nagpur.Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan laid the foundation stone ... Read more...

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Connect 2011 to start in Chennai Dec 20


November 28th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) The 11th edition of Connect 2011, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) event of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be held here from Dec ... Read more...

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TCS subsidiary bags $2.2 billion contract


November 9th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Britain-based business process outsourcing (BPO) service provider and subsidiary of India's largest software company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Diligenta Wednesday said it had won a 15-year ... Read more...

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Charter flight operators seek sops


October 20th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) An association of charter flight operators and related service providers Thursday said they will submit a memorandum to the government to seek cuts in taxes ... Read more...

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India’s premier ICT event unveiled in tech hub


October 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) India's premier information and communication technology (ICT) event began in this tech hub Tuesday, with a focus on innovation and research and development (R&D;) to drive ... Read more...

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Lok Capital invests $3 million in rural BPO


September 15th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) Lok Capital venture fund Thursday said it has invested $3 million (Rs.1.44 crore) in RuralShores Business Services Ltd, a rural business process outsourcing (BPO) firm."RuralShores will ... Read more...

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Wipro’s first rural BPO centre comes up in Tamil Nadu


August 26th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 26 (IANS) India's third largest IT bellwether Wipro Ltd Friday opened its first rural back office for providing business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to global clients in Tiruvarur ... Read more...

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HeroITES expands Scotland operations


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India-based business process outsourcing (BPO) firm HeroITES Monday said its Scottish subsidiary has created a new 110-seat facility near Glasgow.The subsidiary, HEROtsc, opened the unit ... Read more...

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India, China to see growth in BPO sector by 2015


August 22nd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Key economies like India and China will see growth in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) market with rise in demand for outsourcing services in customer ... Read more...

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Chennai woman continues fast in Hazare’s support


August 19th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) S. Sujatha, the only woman among the nearly 40 people on an indefinite fast here in support of Anna Hazare's demand for a strong anti-corruption law, ... Read more...

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Omega Healthcare to hire 1,000 employees in India


August 11th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) The US-based healthcare sector business process outsourcing (BPO) Omega Healthcare will increase its headcount by 1,000 in India and target 40 percent revenue growth this fiscal, ... Read more...

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Two-fold jump in Mahindra Satyam’s net profit


August 10th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Beginning the financial year on an encouraging note, software services provider Mahindra Satyam Tuesday posted a more than two-fold jump in first-quarter net profit, which ... Read more...

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One lakh Bengal youths to get skills training


July 30th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in partnership with a city-based social enterprise is to impart skill development training to over a lakh West Bengal youths ... Read more...

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HCL Technologies, New Zealand’s Finzsoft tie up


June 27th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) HCL Technologies Monday signed an agreement with New Zealand-based banking and finance software solution company Finzsoft Solutions Ltd. to deliver new high value technology solutions ... Read more...

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Wipro appoints new global head for back office operations


June 13th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Technologies Monday appointed senior executive Manish Dugar as global head of its back office operations or business process outsourcing (BPO)."Dugar has been ... Read more...

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India one of the most preferred economies for FDI: Survey


June 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) is set to increase in India in the coming years as, despite some regulatory issues, low business cost coupled with high ... Read more...

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Ghana aims to be West Africa’s IT hub - with India’s help


May 30th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Accra, May 30 (IANS) Inspired and aided by India, the Ghanaian government is taking measures to make information technology (IT) a key driver of its economy and transform the country ... Read more...

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