Sep 12, 2019 - 'White collared slavery': Accenture, Cognizant dragged to court over long work hours, leave policy

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What Doesn't Seem Like Work

If something that seems like work to other people doesn't seem like work to you, that's something you're well suited for. For example, a lot of programmers I know, including me, actually like debugging. It's not something people tend to volunteer; one likes it the way one likes popping zits. But you may have to like debugging to like programming, considering the degree to which programming consists of it. The stranger your tastes seem to other people, the stronger evidence they probably are of what you should do.

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Indian IT Firms Unlikely To Fire Employees; But Appraisals, Perks Can Be Stopped

Despite the grim news regarding pay hikes and bonuses, Indian IT firms as of now won't be resorting to any major staff cut-downs.

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Nearly 45% Indians do not backup data, files: Survey

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HCL says Covid impact not 'significant'; bookings on track

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Cybercriminals float fake UPI IDs under the pretext of PM Cares relief fund for COVID-19

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Telemedicine start-ups up the ante to address coronavirus concerns

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Video-conferencing app Zoom becomes the most preferred app for Android users amid lockdown

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Technologies that can enable a smooth remote working environment during Covid19

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Microsoft Cloud services witness massive 775% jump

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Cognizant to give two-thirds of its staff 25% more in base pay on account of Covid-19

The extra pay is a sign of gratitude for their efforts in continuing to work during the Covid-19 pandemic

ICEA seeks inclusion of mobile phones, laptops in essential services list

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Coronavirus impact: Nasscom says ensuring customers that the new model will work important

The most important thing for us right now is to ensure that once we are done with this, we work with clients, we reach out to our customers, we talk to our customers and we ensure they understand that we are committed to making this new model work, Debjani Ghosh, the president of industry body NASSCOM.Get latest Business online at

Coronavirus lockdown: Govt may extend tax holiday, incentives for SEZs

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Infosys Foundation commits ₹100 crore towards Covid-19 relief efforts

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Unicorn India Ventures marks the first close of its Fund-II at Rs 90 Cr

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Bolstering India’s fintech success story with Blockchain

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Why Software Developers Are Most Likely To Work From Home

Software developers already constitute the largest group of remote workers in the world. Given the current COVID-19 situation, more developers are likely to shift to a similar arrangement. But, why are developers leading the course of this fluid workforce? In a survey, some 73% of technology professionals revealed that they think of remote work as…

Covid-19: How Kerala is using tech to prepare for worst-case scenario

An army of hundred-odd coders, data analysts, software experts, doctors, para-medics, government officers and others are building a tech node to help understand the situation better and plan for the future

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