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April 13, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Microsoft signs Indian vendor contract, conspiracy afoot?

Tech journos from California to New York are plunging into the breaking story of Microsoft’s new help-desk vendor signing a three year contract. Microsoft and other big companies have used outside companies to provide their employees help-desk services for years. But if Microsoft’s $175,000-a -year engineers know so much about Windows, shouldn’t they be able to stop…

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Comments | Topics: HP, India, Infosys

March 25, 2010 at 5:02 PM

With China concerns high, India courts Dell’s $25B hardware biz

India may see an opportunity to boost manufacturing of PCs and other electronics if Google’s pullout is followed by more tech companies repelled by China’s policies. After meeting this week with Michael Dell, India’s prime minister said the Texas PC giant may be looking for a “safer environment” than China for its manufacturing, according to…

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Comments | Topics: Asia, china, Dell

December 7, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Microsoft India boss: More overseas work rotations coming

Top talent at Microsoft and other multinational companies better have their passports ready. The head of Microsoft’s India business group, Ravi Venkatesan, told the Wall Street Journal that companies will be rotating talent to fast-growing countries and having more Indian workers spend time abroad to develop experience. It’s part of a “more proactive global talent development…

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Comments | Topics: India, Microsoft, recruiting