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Carnage in Indian IT? As Wipro fires 500, here is what other cos are doing

Trump's tightening H-1B visa norms, AI and automation are weighing heavy on India's IT workers

Bhaswar Kumar  |  New Delhi 

Wipro's move to sack around 500 of its employees as part of its appraisal process is indicative of the churn in India's information technology (IT) sector — which is moving towards increasing automation, use of artificial intelligence and is beset by tightening visa regulations. (Read more) The company is reported to have weeded out "non-performers" after a "rigorous performance appraisal".

However, what happened at Wipro is not an outlier, other IT majors like Cognizant, Infosys and Capgemini are also facing their own share of challenges, and ...

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 08:15 IST
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