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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby KJo » 01 Jun 2013 22:57

Singha, what's the scoop on INFY? Why is it doing badly?

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 02 Jun 2013 06:50

There are others here in far better position to comment on that. To me it seems they are stuck in a place where they cannot compete on high end nor on price because stronger forces have laid claim to both ends.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby suryag » 02 Jun 2013 07:52

folks what is the difference between programmer analyst and program analyst? i thought the latter made more sense

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby bhavani » 02 Jun 2013 08:12

Singha wrote:There are others here in far better position to comment on that. To me it seems they are stuck in a place where they cannot compete on high end nor on price because stronger forces have laid claim to both ends.


Companies like Sapient , Capgemini , accenture have been giving a hard time to infosys on the High end. These firms tend to have white managers in US who put up a good front picture to leaders in US companies. Recently even Indian firms have been hiring gora managers in US to front and backed up Indian leaders. Infosys has also been lagging back in terms of niche fields like Digital marketing, Sales, CRM etc. Infosys used to make a lot in finance with firms like BoA, chase etc, but now demand is very low in these areas.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 02 Jun 2013 08:33

yes I think their % of revenue derived from the finance sector was always higher than wipro or tcs.

cognizant has become the new #2 .. wipro is also fading away slowly
http://profit.ndtv.com/news/corporates/ ... ner-322714

"Cognizant experienced the highest growth rate among the top five providers with an increase of 20.1 per cent in 2012," said Arup Roy, research director at Gartner.

Cognizant, which was ranked 28 globally in 2011, moved to the 23rd position in 2012 with revenues of $7,053 million. Infosys, which was ranked 27 globally in 2011, also improved its ranking to 26, with revenues of $6,691 million.

Tata Consultancy Services remained the highest ranked Indian IT firm globally. It was ranked 16, the same as in 2011, with revenues of $10,888 million.

"TCS closed in on the top 10 worldwide market share leader, with less than $1.5 billion separating it from the 10th ranked provider, Hitachi," Gartner said in a press statement.

Azim Premji-promoted Wipro retained its global ranking of 31 (revenues of $5,737 million), while HCL Tech was placed 41, jumping six places, with revenues of $3,916 million.

The top five Indian providers (TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro and HCL Tech) grew 13.3 per cent to reach $34.3 billion in 2012, exceeding the IT services industry growth of 2 per cent, Gartner said.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 02 Jun 2013 08:36

cos can become global giants only if their home market is [a] huge [b] growing fast [c] gives them hidden advantages whether in hiring, cultural context or 'national champion' status

we have seen this in USA, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, UK, France and now also China (lenovo,huawei,zte, haier...)

it does not help that Govt ensures India does not care for higher growth only "social justice" and keeping everyone a bhikari lining up for one subsidy or another....hence our IT cos have always had a lopsided revenue structure of getting only small fraction of their money from domestic customers. and even here the dharmic mode of ops ensures all foreigners can also compete on price using local units.....do you think IBM or HP can dream of getting big IT maintainence contracts from the Cheen Govt?
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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Sachin » 02 Jun 2013 08:37

bhavani wrote:These firms tend to have white managers in US who put up a good front picture to leaders in US companies. Recently even Indian firms have been hiring gora managers in US to front and backed up Indian leaders.

I feel many other companies also do this now on a regular basis. Recruiting "local talent" ;). The idea being that these folks being local to the country can gel well, more with customers. I have seen Indian engineers and Managers who do not even want to have a lunch with their own client partners (because of non-veg food, the taste being different etc. etc.). One thing which I like with the "local talent" coming in is that the standard work culture of Indian managers - "every thing has to be done today, and now!!!"; does not work with them. The Gora folks just would state that they are too busy for the day and the work would be completed at another point of time (which they generally stick to).

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 03 Jun 2013 07:18

model of headcount based revenue growth is hard to sustain beyond a certain size. they are already well north of 100,000 employees.

what the country is sorely lacking are medium sized product based cos
TIBCO - 3500 ppl - $1b revenue
ADOBE - 12000 ppl - $4 revenue
SYMANTEC - 20000 ppl - $7b revenue

these cos tend to start with 1 or 2 world beating ideas and retain the core, while slowly making a few allied products.

we need cos where the avg per employee revenue is $250K or if not that atleast $150K......our service sector avgs only around $30k.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Vayutuvan » 03 Jun 2013 08:46

> $4 Revenue
Is there a B missing? :mrgreen:

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Abhijeet » 03 Jun 2013 10:34

Decent article on what hinders startup growth in India, many points noted here previously:

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/xirq6nD ... rowth.html

Lack of infrastructure, lack of talent, small local market, hard to find early stage funding etc.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Raja Bose » 03 Jun 2013 11:17

Infy's fate will eventually be shared by all bhaaday-ke-naukar companies including Wipro and TCS. To be the master of your fate, you need to own products.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 03 Jun 2013 11:52

well with 80% of the raw engineering/STEM elite preferring to migrate abroad in the 80s, 90s, 00s what does one expect?

people in sciences from good univs even took their BSC and did additional 4-yrs degree abroad on the strength of that to get settled abroad as 3-yr was not recognized outside.

also I am not sure more than 5% of the "elites" coming out of the IITs/the best NITs want to be anything more than be part of a established system rather than "chuck it all up" do a fbook or goog at huge risk to their immediate finances, marriage prospects :oops: , family H&D if the venture fails which in 9/10 cases it generally will. with no pension , medicare or social security system the whole setup here is designed to keep people insecure and in money gathering mode because there is no mai baap sarkaar with any passable service be it old age benefits, cheap but good schools for the kids, subsidized care in govt hospitals etc. when such benefits come (if the country is more rich) people will take more risks. but we are in chicken-egg here...the country cannot get more rich without developing a wide spectrum of products, and people wont risk their chaddis for that even if funding were on tap unless the country is already more rich and able to provide a fallback net :((

one way out is having a booming economy ample jobs so that even the alums of failed ventures can get jobs - this the INC will not tolerate as it is not secular, scares the minorities and goes against redistributive social justice.
another is what singapore govt goes ie gives generous grants and tax breaks - GOI is already doing that to many institutes in STEM though not in social media or web for sure.

many products involve some ownership or integration to HW - again the INC does not tolerate india being a success in electronics or precision manufacturing.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Abhijeet » 03 Jun 2013 13:07

I spent a lot of time recruiting people in India (for a software product startup) the last few years. I eventually came to realize that the outsourcing companies have actually done a pretty good job of matching their business model with the quality of their input (i.e. employees). With the lack of fundamental understanding and hands-on practice that the average college graduate in India has, it's foolish to expect companies to produce anything that requires more than a basic level of skill.

It's to their credit that the outsourcing companies found a large market willing to pay for services that can be produced by employees of that caliber.

The software companies are making the best of a deeply, deeply flawed education system and a country with broken governance. There are an increasing number of product startups in India, but it's slow going.

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The comments about risk taking are right on, but I think blaming lack of a social safety net misses the point. The US has a very inadequate social safety net compared to Europe, but a far higher level of entrepreneurial activity. It will take *at least* one generation of people who don't have to worry about basic RKM issues before their children venture into entrepreneurship. Even now, most entrepreneurship in India is in service, cash-flow based or "trading" businesses because they can start generating revenue very early on. There is simply no financial depth to take deeper risks than that. Most people who are "entrepreneurs" in India would, I bet, gladly become wage-earning employees if the organized sector could absorb them. (This is one of the reasons I strongly support organized retail expanding in India.)

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Abhijeet » 04 Jun 2013 00:23

Snapdeal: $400M gross merchandise value, probably about $40M revenue. Thinks China is 6-7 years ahead of India, Amazon/eBay 20 years ahead.

Good interview with sharp questions.

http://allthingsd.com/20130524/ceo-of-i ... ed-to-make

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Raja Bose » 04 Jun 2013 01:22

Singha wrote:well with 80% of the raw engineering/STEM elite preferring to migrate abroad in the 80s, 90s, 00s what does one expect?


I think even at its peak the brain drain was like ~30%. Forget the lack of education, safety net etc. nobody doing their startup will ask for that and these are not a problem in India. Heck, what safety net do startup founders have in US apart from family (which is same as India). The difference is in US, successful entrepreneurs actually plough back some of their money and a lot of their experience, connections and mentoring to help budding startups - that's how the Bay Area thrives becoz the successful folks take risk after they are successful. None of this happens in India every idiots like Murthy are behaving like total banias with zero long-term vision for the industry they made their fortunes off and zero inclination to take such risks. That is why Bangalore is not the next Bay Area - its most likely gonna be Shenzhen or something.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby SaiK » 04 Jun 2013 03:29

Raja Bose wrote: - that's how the Bay Area thrives becoz the successful folks take risk after they are successful. None of this happens in India every idiots like Murthy are behaving like total banias with zero long-term vision for the industry they made their fortunes off and zero inclination to take such risks. That is why Bangalore is not the next Bay Area - its most likely gonna be Shenzhen or something.

which murthy are you referring to? :mrgreen: the one takes risks and gets caught with repeated charge-sheets?

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Raja Bose » 04 Jun 2013 04:50

:rotfl: ^^^I didn't mean our man phineesh for sure - he takes too much risk!

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Vipul » 04 Jun 2013 19:43

At Intel, an Indian inside.

The Intel executive behind the American chip maker’s most important product of the year—the 4th Generation Intel Core processor code-named Haswell, to be launched tomorrow—is an Indian called Rani Borkar. This Mumbai-educated Intel veteran of 25 years is a key figure at Intel Architecture Development Group, the division that is responsible for designing chips, and has a lot riding on her shoulders. She leads numerous worldwide engineering teams that are working overtime to incorporate new functions into the silicon and speed up the company’s push into mobile markets

Meet the woman behind Intel’s leading architectures—Rani Borkar. As the corporate vice-president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Development Group, Rani leads the Santa Clara, California-based tech major’s numerous worldwide engineering teams that are responsible for the development of the full range of processors, from Intel Itanium, Xeon, Core, Atom and system-on-a-chip (SoC) products for server, client, and hand-held devices. This Intel veteran of 25 years has held several technical and senior management positions in microprocessor design and development, notably the development and delivery of multiple generations of the Intel Pentium 4 processors and the first generation of Intel Core processors and their proliferations.

Nowadays, she has been tasked with a bigger challenge: leading Intel’s efforts to design a new crop of microprocessors that can be used by the makers of mobile phones and tablets. It is pertinent to have a broader perspective here in order to understand the chip maker’s intensified focus on the fast-growing smartphone and tablet market. Intel for decades has called the shots in the computer industry, but was slow to react to the explosion of mobile phones and tablets. As a result, it lags its rivals in the hard-to-resist $85-billion mobile-chip market that is now dominated by Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics, which design their chips using architecture licensed from ARM Holdings.

“Yes, we missed it, we were slow to tablets and some of the mobile computing,” Intel’s new CEO Brian Krzanich told shareholders at an annual meeting last month. The CEO has now taken direct control of the Intel Architecture Development Group that is responsible for designing chips and is making all efforts to speed up the company’s push into mobile markets. While Intel will accelerate a push to get its chips used by makers of smartphones and tablets, the pressure is now on Rani and her chip design team to rise to the occasion.

“People who know me well also know that I am always looking for the next challenge, the next mountain to climb. So in addition to developing PCs and server products, since the last few years I have also taken on a new charter to develop SoCs for the tablets and phones,” said Rani, who received her master’s degree in physics from the University of Mumbai in 1982 and earned her master's degree in electrical engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute in 1989. “I am cherishing this new opportunity to develop breakthrough products in these segments and do what Intel does best—Innovate and Lead.”

Rani is in-charge of Haswell plus SoC development (the latest SoC launched was called Silvermont which is an Atom SoC mainly targeted at tablets). For the uninitiated, these integrated system-on-chip designs incorporate core functions into the silicon for PCs, tablets and servers as well hand-held devices where Intel is considered lagging.

Basically, it is an integrated circuit that integrates all components of a computer or other electronic system into a single chip. Intel’s success in SoCs will have much to do with its overall success the next several years.

What is Haswell?

Haswell is the code-name used by Intel when referring to its forthcoming chipset. It is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture. Intel chipsets alternate between a “tick-tock” release cycle. A “tick” represents the shrinking of the process used to build chips whereas a “tock” is the building of a new micro-architecture. Haswell is classified as a “tock” in this cycle. Upon release, the chips will officially be known as the 4th Generation Intel Core processors.

Intel’s most important product of 2013, the 4th Generation Intel Core processor will be released tomorrow at the annual Computex Taipei computer trade show. It has been specifically designed to enable a wide array of sleek designs like touch-enabled ultrabook convertibles, all-in-one PCs and tablets. It will deliver powerful performance with vibrant graphics, amazing battery life, responsiveness and leading edge security. This product offers the biggest jump in battery life in Intel’s history.

Why is this important?

We are now at a point where we are seeing the rebirth of the PC, with more innovations than in the past 15 years. We are seeing exciting new form factors emerging, including exciting 2-in-1 devices that combine the power, performance and graphics of a laptop with the flexibility, portability, ease of use and battery life of a tablet. It’s the power efficiency combined with the overall and graphics performance of Haswell that will enable this new category of 2-in-1 devices that will reinvigorate the PC market, feels Rani. “The importance of Haswell is that it enables new innovations for the PC industry.”

At the beginning of 2012, Intel had no market share in phones. It didn’t even have a microprocessor for a tablet device. Today, there are Intel-powered phones shipping in more than 20 countries. It even has the Clover Trail (the code-name for the dual-core Intel 32nm Atom system-on-a-chip).

The lady from Mumbai is definitely making progress and building momentum!

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Abhijeet » 05 Jun 2013 14:01

Hopefully the start of a really big deal.

www.amazon.in is now live.

Third party sellers only for now, but with Amazon fulfillment for many items. This means they have their logistics in place and will probably move to first party selling as soon as the FDI bill goes through.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 05 Jun 2013 14:52

Hear hear

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Sriman » 05 Jun 2013 22:36

Abhijeet wrote:I spent a lot of time recruiting people in India (for a software product startup) the last few years. I eventually came to realize that the outsourcing companies have actually done a pretty good job of matching their business model with the quality of their input (i.e. employees). With the lack of fundamental understanding and hands-on practice that the average college graduate in India has, it's foolish to expect companies to produce anything that requires more than a basic level of skill.

It's to their credit that the outsourcing companies found a large market willing to pay for services that can be produced by employees of that caliber.

The software companies are making the best of a deeply, deeply flawed education system and a country with broken governance. There are an increasing number of product startups in India, but it's slow going.

That's a good assessment, agree.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 06 Jun 2013 07:25

btw its been a long time since I got to interview any MCA. is the program still flourishing? back in my days there was dearth of btech in CSE , so MCA was devised as a way to get masses of more people ready for IT industry needs.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby vina » 13 Jun 2013 16:20

Hmm. Jarnailgiri , I guess there is a lot of instinct that goes into it as well. Take the example of the Most Revered Field Marshal at the Most Revered Company. Under the acting Jernail earlier, there were salary freezes , furloughs/layoffs and basically managing by spread sheet .

Under the exact same set of numbers and environment, Field Marshal comes back and within a week hands out an across the board 8% salary INCREASE , and an all hands address . Any talk of layoffs etc summarily dismissed. If that doesn't motivate a workforce and whip them into shape for battle I don't know what will. This is the exact opposite of a managing by spreadsheet /YumBeeYea/ conventional management will do.

Now Most Revered will come back at the competition with a vengeance , believe me. Field Marshal is going to whip the internal issues in shape and at the same time a massive Blitzkrieg offensive of fast moving massed Panzer and heavy artillery with dive bombers , all with brilliant execution with superb tactics is going to get launched. Something that is going to shock and awe in it's speed and ferocity.

Watch the space. Most Revered is Back and you will see the offense roll out in the next 2 quarters .

ps: My sources tell me that when the Finance guys were ordered by Field Marshal to do the increase, they whined saying that there was no budget for that, FM coldly told them, finding money is your problem, go and find the money to do it :mrgreen: .

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Pratyush » 13 Jun 2013 16:43

Vina's account hacked by GD?

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Vikas » 14 Jun 2013 02:32

Same set of people work for Vina and Singha in the basement :)

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby KJo » 14 Jun 2013 02:42

INFY is looking for a new CEO.
Martenullah, Singhulla, you guys might want to apply :)

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Postby vina » 14 Jun 2013 09:23

From what I hear folks say, it was vintage performance by the Field Marshal in yesterday's all hands meet. It seems that he started off by general small chat about how in 1981 and when they started, no one imagined that they would be where they were today, no one imagined that one day Tony Blair would visit them first before going to Delhi, Putin would visit them first before Delhi and said that the employees were the biggest stake holders and asset that he had and for that he is giving them a 8% salary increase effective July 1st.

And he continued by saying that the support staff (basically security, gardeners , cleaners etc) who are on contract deserve a hike as well and said "I hope you are not going to be upset with me on this for giving them a bigger hike " and announced a 9% hike for them .

With that he brought the house down.

And later in the evening, I read in today's E-Con-o-mic TOI(let) that Dalda too has announced a hike for it's employees (the public shaming and inspirational leadership by example is lost on the finance robot who now runs Dalda.). Eightyfive percenter can never EVER do what the Field Marshal did in a hundred years, it is simply not in him, they are condemned to be me too followers and a tame no 3 or 5 or whatever forever (just like in their consumer business), who compete on price and squeezing wages)

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 14 Jun 2013 11:51

yeah but how did TCS grow to twice the size of infy and wipro when a decade ago they were same size?

what is the secret sauce there?

too much skin in banking sector client?
sasken was another one very dependent on nortel type telecom clients..when nortel sank, they went down too.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 17 Jun 2013 11:05

I dont think INFY problem is pay - wipro and tcs pay the troops the same and get the same troops from same set of colleges. hence increasing pay will not affect setting the company right.

so how is TCS able to surge so far ahead?

I think it might have to do quality and retention at middle and top management levels....it is alleged TCS really takes care of their veterans even at the middle level.

INFY has been hit by rash of departures at mid and senior levels.

in a product co it might not be so critical but in a services co it matters a lot because constant flow of deals has to occur for the troops to remain engaged.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Gus » 17 Jun 2013 11:13

some friends in infy left it after some new fangled HR program that screwed it up too far than usual HR screwup programs.

it is ok to have churning at lower levels, new people can be brought from other companies and colleges. it is a bad loss if you lose people who know stuff and get the projects done. i think infy lost a lot of good people then.

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Postby Singha » 17 Jun 2013 11:31

variable component of pay hiked to unheard of levels and only a small percentile getting 100% of that

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 17 Jun 2013 20:41

redbus? it has been acquired for 800cr by a south african co
http://tech2.in.com/news/web-services/i ... ort/896510

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby svinayak » 18 Jun 2013 09:04

Singha wrote:redbus? it has been acquired for 800cr by a south african co
http://tech2.in.com/news/web-services/i ... ort/896510

My friend was the first investor in Redbus

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Abhijeet » 27 Jun 2013 13:39

Some good news amid the gloom: India is now the world's third largest smartphone market according to a research firm, overtaking Japan and behind China and the US.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/26/india- ... hone-world

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Sriman » 27 Jun 2013 14:24

pandyan wrote:interesting. Link says their annual revenue is $200M, but planning to sell the company for $130M? Usually, it should be around 5-7 times revenue right?

My guess would be that the $200M sales amount being mentioned refers to the ticket sales amount and not the money Redbus.in made off those tickets.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Prem » 11 Jul 2013 23:07

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... rs_by_2017
India to overtake U.S. on number of developers by 2017
India's size and youth are seen as the driving forces behind the expansion


Computerworld - The U.S. may be the global center of the IT universe, but India will exceed the U.S. in the number of software developers by 2017, a new report notes.
There are about 18.2 million software developers worldwide, a number that is due to rise to 26.4 million by 2019, a 45% increase, says Evans Data Corp. in its latest Global Developer Population and Demographic Study.Today, the U.S. leads the world in software developers, with about 3.6 million. India has about 2.75 million. But by 2018, India will have 5.2 million developers, a nearly 90% increase, versus 4.5 million in the U.S., a 25% increase though that period, Evans Data projects.
India's software development growth rate is attributed, in part, to its population size, 1.2 billion, and relative youth, with about half the population under 25 years of age, and economic growth.India's services firms hire, in many cases, thousands of new employees each quarter. Consequently, IT and software work is seen as clear path to the middle class for many of the nation's young.For instance, in one quarter this year, Tata Consultancy Servicesadded more than 17,000 employees, gross, bringing its total headcount to 263,600. In the same quarter of 2010, the company had about 150,000 workers.Its real GDP growth has been about 8% over the last decade, but there are signs that growth rate may fall and that could lead to adjustment in the projections, the report said.
In 2011, Evans Data projected that India would surpass the U.S. in software developers by 2015. Janel Garvin, the CEO of Evans, told Computerworld that in 2011, in the midst of the recession, the firm had a lower forecast for U.S. growth than it current does."At that point India's growth was not as effected by the recession so the projection was that India would surpass US earlier," Garvin said. "Since that time there have been improvements in the U.S. and we've adjusted the growth projection accordingly in this latest study.""These are projections and represent the best data we can find, but they are still mathematical projections into the future, and the future is never certain," she said.What is clear is the history and the rate growth among India's fast growing IT services firms. Even firms like IBM have more workers in India than in the U.S.Over the next couple of decades, India will add about 110 million workers to its labor force, more than the U.S., China, Russia and Japan combined, says Goldman Sachs.In 2018, China will have about 1.9 million programmers, and Russia about 1.3 million, Evans Data projects.NASSCOM, India's IT industry group, expects IT exports to grow between 12 and 14% next year, driven by "anything-as-a-service," smart computing, which connects systems with physical infrastructure, and growth in the SMB market, among other sectors.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Neshant » 28 Jul 2013 16:53

how is Microsoft and its operating system trust worthy if they feed all kinds of info to the NSA ?

india should create its own operating system


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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Vipul » 28 Jul 2013 19:36

Gujarat tops in e-transactions with a lion's share.

Gujarat leads the country in e-transactions, accounting for almost 25 per cent of the total e-transactions recorded in the entire country between January 1 and July 27, 2013.The volume of e-transactions is a measure of an efficiency in e-governance of a state in providing public services electronically by using information and communication technology.

In the past too, Gujarat has been thrice declared the best e-governed state in the country.

According to the data available on the national e-services dashboard of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology(DEIT) under the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Gujarat accounts for 8.80 crore out of a total of 30.56 crore e-transactions having been recorded for all the 35 states and union terrirotires in the country between January 1 and July 27 this year. Most of these transactions in Gujarat were related to land records.

Andhra Pradesh occupies the second position with 7.87 crore e-transactions having been recorded during this period, followed by 3.20 crore in Haryana, 2.15 crore in Karnantaka and 1.62 crore in Assam.

Industrially advanced Maharashtra occupies the 6th position in the country, with only 1.50 crore e-transactions. Madhya Pradesh at No. 14 with 27.97 lakh transactions and Bihar at No. 15 with 27.92 lakh e-transactions.Union territories of Daman and Diu, and Andaman and Nicobar are at the bottom, having recorded 8,968 and 8,712 e-transactions, respectively.

Gujarat also tops in "across-the-counter" e-transaction services, thus saving time of the people. With 5.29 crore across-the-counter e-transactions having been recorded for Gujarat between January 1 and July 27 this year, the state accounts for more than 50 per cent of the total of 10.18 crore such e-transactions in the country recorded for the same period at the national e-services dashboard of DEIT. An analysis of the e-transaction data at the Electronic Transaction Aggregation and Analysis (ETAA) of DEIT indicates that e-transaction services were mostly utilised by people in Gujarat for seeking land records (3.62 crore), utility services and bill payment (3.29 crore), various types of certificates (8.08 lakh) including non-creamy layer certificates and income certificates etc., public distribution system(93.76 lakh), property registration (10.81 lakh), health (24.27 lakh) and transport (12.14 lakh).

On being contacted, S J Haider, secretary in the state government's Department of Science and Technology, said such a huge level of e-transactions in the state was achieved by collective efforts of various state government departments and by setting up infrastructure required for delivery of e-governance services at the state, district and taluka level as also village level.According to him, close to 14,000 village panchayats have been provided with e-governance services under "e-gram vishwa-gram".He said efforts were also on to gradually link e-transactions taking place at municipalities, Jan Seva Kendras and hundreds of other government departments with the national e-services dashboard, which would increase the state's e-transaction volume manifold in the months to come.

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Intel selects IIT Delhi for 5G research

Postby symontk » 29 Jul 2013 11:41

http://www.indiancolleges.com/education-news/Intel-selects-IIT-Delhi-for-5G-project-worth-Rs-16-crore/4655


Intel has chosen Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) as one of the universities to develop 5G or Fifth Generation Technology

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby RamaY » 29 Jul 2013 16:36

^^ that is cool.

Nearly a million e-transactions a day. Indicates how the system (not the IT part but the KPO side of it) is scaling.


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