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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

Search from over a hundred HOW TO articles, Tips and Tricks

India IT - facts, numbers & trivia

Numbers tell a story. Interesting tidbits about India IT from the newspapers (work in progress) -
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), largest Indian software services provider, is closing in on Accenture to become the world's second-largest IT company in terms of headcount by the end of this financial year... TCS had 2.27 lakh employees on its rolls as of last December. Accenture, on the other hand, had a headcount of 2.46 lakh as of February this year. IBM is the biggest of the lot with a global headcount of 4.5 lakh.As on date, Infosys and Wipro have 149,994 and 136,734 employees respectively 23-Apr-2012
  • Hyderabad, which currently has a headcount of around 18,000 associates spread across the Gachibowli and Pocharam campuses, ranks third in terms of headcount after Bangalore that has 25,000 employees and Pune with 21,000 people. Chennai with a headcount of 17,000 is the fourth largest centre for Infosys. ToI 21-Jan-2012
  • Tata Consultancy Services has emerged as the largest recruiter over the last year, followed by Infosys and Wipro Technologies. Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. is ranked four in the list, while HCL Technologies Ltd came fifth. The other players who found place in the top 10 list are: Mphasis Ltd, Genpact Ltd, Capgemini India Pvt Ltd, Tech Mahindra Ltd, Aegis Ltd. .....women as a percentage of total new hires have reached more than 40 per cent over the last 3 years - NASSCOM rankings of top 20 IT-BPO employers. CIOL, 28-Jul-2011
  • Onshore software services (often derogatorily called 'body shopping') account for close to 45% of TCS' $8-billion revenues - ET, 1-Jul-2011
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India reported that at the end of March (2011) the country had just 8.8m broadband connections. By contrast, it boasts some 812m mobile subscribers. - Economist, 28-Jun-2011
  • "..cloud-services form 3 per cent of Infosys' income, and over 10 per cent if cloud- products are included."  - 25-Jun-2011
  • TCS's headcount stood at 1,60,429 as on April 1, 2010, which increased to 1,98,614 as on March 31 this year. - ET, 21-Jun-2011
  • Infosys had 130,820 employees during 2010-2011, from 88 nationalities. Of this, the number of software professionals stood at 123,811, while the rest were sales and support staff....the average age of its employees in 2011 stood at 27 years. The trend is similar with other IT service providers, including Wipro and TCS. - BS, 4-Jun-2011
  • Tata Consultancy Services is the largest private sector employer in the country. It had 1,63,700 employees as on June 30. But guess who's number 2? ....The fact that IBM has over one lakh people on its rolls (global workforce is about 400,000) in this country is one of India Inc's best-kept secrets.  ToI, 18-Aug-2010
  • Wipro .. "the first company in the world to achieve a level 5 CMM certification" ET, 8-May-2010
Also see: Indian software product start-ups that are making news


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