Priyanka Sangani

  • Work & entertainment at home lift demand for data centres

    Work & entertainment at home lift demand for data centres

    One week into the 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, data centres have seen demand for internet bandwidth surge as people either work from home or resort to video streaming for entertainment.

    Lapsing of H-1B visas makes techies jittery

    Lapsing of H-1B visas makes techies jittery

    Indians currently in the United States on H1-B visas could face some testing times in the next few weeks. For several,the H1-B visas have lapsed or are likely to do so soon.

    USCIS announces flexibility in responding to RFEs

    USCIS announces flexibility in responding to RFEs

    The immigration agency has said that it would be relaxing its policies in coming months in light of the current situation. “USCIS is adopting several measures to protect our workforce and community, and to minimize the immigration consequences for those seeking immigration benefits during this time,” it said.

    Tech Mahindra to shut all offices, manage critical services from home

    Tech Mahindra to shut all offices, manage critical services from home

    Most Tech Mahindra employees had started working from home in view of the Covid-19 outbreak and the consequent nationwide lockdown, but staff supporting critical and essential services had to be present in its offices. Soin said Tech Mahindra was working to ensure that the transition to work from home would be smooth.

    USCIS may permit H-1B visa holders to work remotely in US

    USCIS may permit H-1B visa holders to work remotely in US

    However, indications are that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may soon decide to allow H1-B visa holders to do so, despite the fact that one of the requirements for H-1B visa workers is that they should be employed at the address mentioned on the labour condition application filed by employees.

    e-Zest and Neurosynaptic announce new solution for Covid-19 screening

    e-Zest and Neurosynaptic announce new solution for Covid-19 screening

    The solution features a Corona-Screen Kit – a portable, lightweight kit that includes basic screening tools that seamlessly connect and feed data into a Patient Health Record system without any manual intervention. It also has a geo-tagging powered screening app that will import and analyse data from the screening tools as well as as travel and medical history.

    Fake Covid-19 apps fish in the troubled waters

    Fake Covid-19 apps fish in the troubled waters

    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.

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