education we can help as we need more qualified people,” Govil said.
The US has undertaken the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative to encourage more number of students to take up these streams. This also has been supported by Indian IT biggies such as Tata Consultancy Services.
IT major Infosys also has a joint programme with Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) for a software engineering boot camp to train and tap into technical pool in the Detroit region of Michigan in the US. This 18-week programme trains entry-level software engineers with a job fair to follow.
Over the last several quarters, blue-chip Indian IT firms has increased the momentum of local hiring in its largest market, the US, driven by the need to be closer to its customers and to offset any impact from the proposed Immigration Reform Bill. Earlier this year, Infosys said that it has been adding 500 people every quarter and 2,000 a year in the US and plans to keep the number steady.
Wipro’s Anand Sankaran joins Dell as president
Dell has announced the appointment of Anand Sankaran as president and global head of its infrastructure and cloud computing verticals. Sankaran, formerly with Wipro will be reporting to Suresh Vaswani, president of Dell Services. Sankaran, who left Wipro early this month, was with the IT major for over 24 years. He headed the India & West Asia business and infrastructure vertical at Wipro. At Dell, Sankaran will lead a global team of 10,000 employees driving infrastructure consulting and delivery, managed services and services related to the company’s cloud offerings.