Both state-run telcos were created to increase teledensity in urban and rural India, but with this aim achieved and bottomlines plummeting, the government will find it tough to revive the two entities.
India: Its size, its people, its coming of age.
Swati Prasad is a New Delhi-based freelance journalist who spent much of the mid-1990s and 2000s covering brick-and-mortar industries for some of India's leading publications. Seven years back when she took to freelancing, India was at the peak of its "outsourcing hub" glory and the world of Indian IT, telecom and Internet fascinated her. A self-proclaimed technophobic, Swati loves to report on anything that's remotely alien to her--be it cloud computing, telecom, BPOs, social media, e-government or software and hardware, and also how high-tech sectors impact the Indian economy.
Monster India partners Wage Indicator Foundation to offer a benchmarking tool for IT professionals to compare wages and other labor-related areas both domestically as well as in the global marketplace.
The country has an electric mobility mission in place, and manufacturers like Toyota, Mahindra & Mahindra and Nissan are enthusiastic about electric vehicles. But there is a lot India needs to do to achieve its goals.
It is imperative for designers to incorporate sustainable features into their products not only to make them last longer, but to help promote a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.
Citibank's proposed on-site mandate and the likely changes to U.S. immigration laws suggest the global outsourcing landscape may change forever, possibly hurting India's booming IT industry.
Modern forms of IT such as cloud, big data and mobility will play a large role in increasing the turnover of Indian public-sector units, from US$383 billion today to US$1 trillion by 2020.
Infosys stands for a lot more than just the boom in outsourcing and Indian IT. It stands for creating wealth amid the middle class, for values and high corporate governance norms. That's why its disappointing results mean more than just the numbers.
Mahindra e2o, an electric vehicle, becomes the first "connected" car in India with telematics-based features such as remote control of air-conditioning to pre-cool the car and technical support.
With huge debts and falling profitability, telecom operators in the country are aiming to drive their direct-to-home business through both divestment and IPOs.
Enterprises in the country today spend an average US$12.2 million on IT, pumping their investment in cloud, virtualization, datacenter consolidation, and IT modernization, according to a Gartner survey.