With the young discovering old ways to connect, Covid-19 outbreak has turned some assumptions about tech and the demographics of the Internet on its head.
The Teaneck, New Jersey-headquartered company said the additional payout for employees in India and the Philippines will be up to the Associate designation level. The company said the payout would be made in the April salary, and would be reviewed each month as the situation required.
Tata Consultancy Services’ Rajesh Gopinathan and Infosys CEO Salil Parekh defended their companies’ move in separate posts, highlighting the need to restrict work-from-home in the case of employees who support critical functions of global clients.
Cybersecurity experts warn that the ongoing situation has made cybercriminals more active as they are increasingly targeting both the bank employees with malware attacks, and the unwitting customers using digital channels with scam messages, to defraud them and gain remote access to secure networks.
CEO of the company Rajesh Gopinathan in a LinkedIn post on Tuesday, addressing the developments that the company has made said, "We are leveraging the TCS R&D infrastructure to run multiple threads looking for opportunities to support the governments, both India and abroad. Some examples are COVID-19 patient tracker, creating a quick and light platform for clinical trials systems."
Companies such as Cognizant, Wipro and NTT are using virtual meetings to interview and select candidates in an effort to carry out business as usual. However, onboarding of selected candidates is being postponed until April. Experts from staffing firms suggested that video-based recruitment will be the norm in the coming weeks.
Some map-based applications that trace the path of the virus across the globe could end up infecting a user’s phone with a virus, the digital kind that is. Spam documents that offer information about the virus through emails and message attachments are also increasing, cyber security firms said.
L&T Technology Services Limited announced that it has appointed Amit Chadha as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and whole-time director of the company effective April 1.
Smart ads and optimised keywords are helping firms position products as panic rises.
Duggar is a chartered accountant and has served as Managing Partner at Agnus Capital LLP. He was earlier the CFO of Wipro’s IT, BPO and data centre business. He has held leadership positions at Practo Technologies, inMobi and RPG Enterprises.
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