Infosys gets an order from Indian Postal services for more than 300 cores. This is a major change of policy for Infosys who never bothered to even look at Indian business for providing IT services just a few years back. The reason is very obvious. Indian companies refused to be duped with such high rates like what Infosys was easily able to get through US and European clients. Finally when going is getting tough, the most valuable Indian company of yesteryears has been forced to look home for business.
“ The most valuable Indian company of yesteryears has been forced to look home for business …”
The difficult part of getting this business done will be not managing finances but managing employee aspirations that are used to going onsite which are far more advanced and get better money making opportunity. Now onsite will mean Bihar, Jharkhand, and Orissa and so on where probably getting a good hotel itself will be a problem for this pampered lot.
On a more serious note, this shift also signals a great opportunity for Indian companies and Government where the best minds can create the same magic which helped transform western world in technology. Even if Infosys have to spend more than what they earn in this deal, their contribution to Indian Post and to the Indian public at large through this project would mean a lot to India.
We look forward for this new Avatar of Infy which TCS has already been since very long. This time, TCS will get competition even in India from Infy. It is certainly going to be good for everyone.
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By Alok Kumar