India’s third-largest software services exporter, Wipro, on Friday posted a 34.9% quarter-on-quarter rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,544 crore during the October-December quarter. The company’s consolidated revenues stood at Rs 15,059 crore, a 3.5% increase over the last quarter.
The company improved its operating margin by 5.6% to 19.8%.
New Delhi: Concerns about a slowdown in US economy poses the biggest risk to India’s $167 billion information technology (IT) outsourcing industry as experts fear Fortune 1000 companies may cut spending on technology, hurting Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), Infosys Ltd and Wipro Ltd. Demand for digital services, which includes data crunching and artificial intelligence (AI) powered platforms, is still linked to the overall health of an economy, they say.
New Delhi: The twin trends of outsourcing larger technology contracts and Fortune 1000 companies awarding work that was earlier done internally to its vendors have led analysts and information technology executives to suggest that the sector could grow faster in the year starting 1 April.
These trends are the third positive development for India’s $167 billion information technology (IT) outsourcing sector, after the first six months of the current fiscal saw IT firms adding more employees and raising salaries of some of them by as much as 40%.
Shares of information technology (IT) companies were under pressure on Friday with the Nifty IT index falling over 1 per cent and extending its decline into the fourth straight day, after the US indices extended falls as sentiment remained fragile.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Wipro, NIIT Technologies, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, KPIT Technologies, Tata Elxsi and Sonata Software were down between 1% to 2% on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
Shares of information technology (IT) companies were under pressure with Nifty IT index falling over 1% on Tuesday after Wall Street’s all major indices slid more than 2% on Monday, amid concerns about slowing economic growth ahead of a highly anticipated decision from the Federal Reserve on the course of US interest-rate hikes. The FOMC is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Wednesday.
IT firm Wipro Tuesday said it has taken over the strategic design consulting team at Syfte, an Australian agency that uses design thinking to solve client challenges. Syfte’s team of designers will be absorbed within Designit — one of Wipro’s strategic arms — further strengthening its design and innovation capabilities, Wipro said in a statement.
BENGALURU: Wipro has set a target of $150 million in revenue from its intellectual property (IP) in this financial year, said people aware of the matter. Last year, the Bengaluru-headquartered software services company had clocked a revenue of about $80 million from IP-led business, in keeping with chief executive Abidali Neemuchwala’s strategy to extract more value from the segment, said a person with direct knowledge of the IP business.
New Delhi: Wipro Ltd has appointed former International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) executive Bill Stith to revive the fortunes of the Bengaluru-based company’s healthcare and life sciences division. Stith, who headed IBM’s healthcare and life sciences business in the US, is the third top external hire by chief executive officer Abidali Neemuchwala. His hiring is also Wipro’s third top-level management change in 2018.
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