INDIAN BIZ newspaper Mint reports that Dell has shut down its R&D centre in Bangalore and moved whatever was being done there to Taiwan and to Texas.Local manager of Dell India seems to be contradicting this in the same report. He claims Dell will hire an additional engineers and product development people by the end of this year.
That fact is part of a report suggesting that US corporations will be cautious about spending money on IT given the state of the economy.
It quotes Indian firm Tata as saying that its consultancy services have already started feeling the pain and two its top 15 US clients have drawn back on orders.
But if Dell is withdrawing, IBM is throwing more energy into India. It’s already committed to spending $6 billion over the next three years. ♣