Aids awareness campaign for BPO staff in Kolkata

KOLKATA - In an attempt to create awareness of deadly HIV/AIDS in the IT and BPO sectors, the Kolkata-based Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are conducting special programmes.

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BPO employees ‘will vote’ despite ‘graveyard shifts’

NEW DELHI - Despite their erratic time schedules and the fact that most of their employers are not giving them a day off May 7, most youngsters working in the BPO industry in the capital are determined to take time out that day to exercise their right to vote in these elections.

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9 Reasons why Indian Corporates Fared Well in Global Recession

recession2 Bad economy made a big impact on world economy. Countries like Germany, Japan are already in recession. Investment banking are the worst hit during this recession period, followed by banking and insurance sector. Many multinational companies and private sector firms posted lower profit or loss in the last one year. Not only has the Indian economy escaped the onslaught of Wall Street, but many Public sector Enterprises (PSE) in India fought well with the sagging economy compared to private sectors due to their conservative approach all along. They didn’t curtail staff strength like their counterpart. On the contrary, they posted significant profit. After going through the discussion with top company management, I found following reasons why India Inc fared well during recession. Full article »

Netmagic offers cloud computing services

BANGALORE - Leading managed IT service provider Netmagic Solutions Tuesday launched cloud computing services for enterprises to save on capital, space and power.

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Recession anxieties driving youngsters to psychiatrists, smoking

NEW DELHI - Mahavir Singh, 27, had everything going for him. A high-paying job with a BPO company and engaged to be married to his sweetheart. Then, suddenly, the pink slip thunderbolt struck.

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Areva hopes to double turnover by 2012

CHENNAI - French power transmission and distribution equipment major Areva SA’s Indian subsidiary, the Rs.2,655-crore Areva T&D India, is hoping to double its revenue by 2012, said a top company official.

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Netmagic ties up with three SAP partners

BANGALORE - Managed IT services provider Netmagic Solutions has tied up with three SAP partners to target the growing Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) market by expanding its hosting service offerings, the company said Friday.

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Oracle Ranked Number One in Enterprise Application Software in Middle East and Africa

eas1 Oracle is the leading Enterprise Application software (EAS)vendor in Middle East and North Africa. The company posted strong year-to-year revenue growth in those countries and its year-on-year EAS revenue was up by 43.1% in 2007. Oracle is the largest EAS vendor in UAE market in 2007, according to IDC, with 44.1% market share and revenues of $49.96 million.

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Ahmedabad BPO firm to organise charity walk

AHMEDABAD - Motif Inc., an Ahmedabad-based BPO service provider, will Sunday organise its seventh annual Charity Walk to generate funds that will be donated to select voluntary organisations.

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BPO employee held for siphoning off Rs.4 mn into fake British accounts

NOIDA - A 30-year-old employee of a leading BPO firm here was arrested Saturday for diverting funds into accounts he had opened in Britain under false names, the police said.

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