About 3.1 mn cybersecurity position, mostly in the Asia-pacific region, are lying across the globe, said a report by Michael Page India. The report said that 19 mn ransomware and phishing attacks were identified in the region during Feb-May 2020, most of them were COVID-19 theme while overall cybercrime went up by 600%. The demand for cybersecurity professionals is short by 43% mostly for app development security, cloud security. threat intelligence, data privacy.
Flipkart and Adani Group join hands to build a Tier 4 data centre and 534,000 sq. ft. fulfilment centre. The centre will be set up at the Adani Logistics hub in Mumbai and will be operational in the Q3 of 2022. It will house 10 mn units of sellers’ inventory and offer direct employment to about 2,500 people. The data centre will be built at AdaniConnecX’s facility in Chennai. AdaniConnecX is a 50:50 joint venture of Adani Enterprises and EdgeConneX.
Around 55% of the CIOs plan to increase the total number of full-time employees in their team to push digital initiatives throughout 2021, said research firm Gartner. Positions will be opened for the techies having experience in the areas of automation, cloud, analytics platforms, and support for remote work. The need to accelerate digital initiatives, by a large margin, will drive talent acquisition, followed by automation and rising cloud adoption.
Microsoft, with Linkedin Re-skilling courses, plans to place 50,000 people in tech skills jobs. The tech giant aims to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic move into new fields. The effort began last year when LinkedIn made many paid digital skills training courses — software development, data analysis and financial analysis — free for users. Microsoft and LinkedIn had aimed to get 25 mn people to try these courses, but the figure hit 30.7 mn.
HCL Tech has opened a new innovation centre in Canada to deliver advanced tech solutions to its global client to accelerate its digital transformation journeys. The Noida based firm also plans to create 2,000 jobs in Canada in the next three years. Joelien Jose, EVP & Country Head – Canada, HCL Tech said that the centre will provide next-gen services like digital and analytics solutions, cloud consulting and migration, cybersecurity, IT infrastructure and apps services.
A report by Indeed, an employee job portal, said that Indian firms not keen to support remote work post-pandemic, unlike global peers. The report, went on to say that 59% of employers are not in favour of remote working, while 70% said that they will work from the office once a solution to the pandemic is in place, even as 75% accept that there is no decline in employee productivity. Surprisingly, 90 % of startups will also like to work from the office, once a solution for the pandemic was in place.
A study by global professional services firm Aon said, India Inc is likely to provide a salary hike of 7.7% in 2021. It analysed data across 1,200 companies from more than 20 industries and concluded that about 88% of the surveyed companies intended to increase salaries in 2021. This indicates a strong economic recovery and a positive business sentiment.
Accenture is spending over $1bn every year on reskilling and training employees for professional development said CEO Julie Sweet. She also added that they were teaming up with US consumer electronics retailer Best Buy, which is creating over 1,000 new tech jobs, to make sure that about 30% of them are diverse. Accenture has increased training hours by 6%, reduced training cost by 11% to $866 mn. It has trained over 70k people in skills required by clients.