KJo wrote:ManSingh wrote:
To answer your question:
1) A lot many people update themselves constantly.
2) All tech sector conferences/events like "Embedded Systems Conference" held in Silicon Valley/Boston are also held in Bangalore. So there is a skill base in Bangalore, right?
3) All desi companies provide the latest possible service offerings like block chain, IOT, deep learning, AI etc. Without skill set upgrades, desi firms would still be on Visual Basic, COBOL??
For ex: See below:
I could go on and on. But the above should give you an idea.
There are a few constraints when you are an Indian IT company. But that is a whole different story.
This article was not written by me, it was written by an IT professional in India so are you saying that he is wrong or not fully correct?
In any case, the many people who update themselves will survive. Others will perish. That is the law of nature everywhere.
So from what you say, I guess this is no reason to worry. Acche din.
It would be too difficult to post how Indian IT works in a single post. The current phase of Indian IT occurs every 5 years. It has happened in the past and will happen in the future too. The business model is such that that it makes sense to shed off a few experienced folks( >8 years ) at fixed intervals and make the company leaner. This allows hiring of fresher's, who can be trained in latest technologies from scratch without any baggage.
The intelligent one's already know that max life of a developer role in desi IT is only upto 12 years. After that you are a liability to the company
unless you won't work for 18 hours a day.
BTW, above is true only for "IT firms". Indian engineering scene is more than that. I can only speak of embedded industry. All big names like Honeywell, Cisco, Texas Instruments, Samsung research, United Tech., Broadcom, Landis Gear, Zebra Tech,, ( can't recall all names now ) have a big presence in India. Can't be lack of skills.
Btw, in this round of people shedding the ones that have been targeted are people managers or non tech leads. They have been discounted as being unproductive to orgs. It is kind of sad as those guys were the one's who benefited the most from growth which implies they were the best of the folks when the going was good. Also they are most likely to have emi's, kids to support just because of their age profile.