Business is never static. There is always a change that is taking place in almost all successful businesses. IT-related business is a proof of that truth. Big Indian IT companies are perpetually on the lookout for fresh talent to add to their bench-strength. This helps when on signing a new contract, there is a sudden requirement of manpower that must be rushed to the new job.
Infosys, the mother of all Indian IT companies, has just declared more-than encouraging quarterly results yesterday. For shareholders, it is a renewed assurance that their stake is in good hands. Though I am not a big judge of financial results, I could still discern from press statements that Infosys’ business has many facets to it, each of which serves in its own way, so as to counter one another irrespective of whether there’s an upturn or a downturn in overall business outlook.
If this sounds confusing, so it is perhaps. But let me attempt an example. Infosys provides consultancy to give inputs to its clients when they want to expand their business. This part is okay, understandable. Now, when the same clients want to reduce their business activities because the outlook is grim, to whom do you think they turn to for help? They of course come to Infosys, this time seeking consultancy to shed overgrown flab.
Infy’s HQ and Bengal’s IT growth.
Picture courtesy The Telegraph.
In Bengali, this is called eating with both hands, just so you never remain hungry. Great, isn’t it? There is a chance that Infosys may land in Kolkata with its own outfit soon. Bravo to that.