Right or Wrong: 2016 tech trends forecasts revisited

Posted - 01/05/2017

Well, here in the IDG Connect Trends Forecasting Unit we’re all patting ourselves on the back after an uncanny set of predictions as to what would happen in 2016 all came true. Sort of. On the Internet of Things we predicted that there would a rush of companies promising to be the source of securing


Donald Trump in White House: Now, what will happen to H-1B visas?

Posted - 01/05/2017

On January 20, when Donald Trump takes oath as the 45th President of the United States, the Indian information technology (IT) sector will brace itself for some unpleasant news, mainly in the form of a tighter immigration policy. There are three ways in which it could go – status quo, which in a way is

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US eases tests for green cards

Posted - 01/05/2017

US authorities have liberalised the tests used to grant a National Interest Waiver (NIW) to EB-2 category of green card applicants.  Those having an advanced degree or exceptional ability fall in the EB-2 category . Indian entrepreneurs and qualified individuals will now have a fairer chance of obtaining an NIW, which in turn will speed up


Bill to end H-1B visa abuse reintroduced in US Congress

Posted - 01/05/2017

California Republican Darrell Issa has re-introduced a bill aimed at cracking down on the H-1B visa abuse by making major amendments to the existing program, allowing only highly skilled foreign employees work in the US. The new bill, titled “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act,” has been re-introduced in Congress by Republican Darrell Issa and Democrat


US tech companies are by far the biggest beneficiaries of skilled foreign workers

Posted - 01/05/2017

As 2017 draws nearer, the tech industry’s eyes are on President-elect Trump, and how his administration may enact previously suggested policies that seem certain to clash with Silicon Valley’s ideals. Trump’s hardline conservative stance on immigration and foreign labor could result in a major conflict, for one — particularly when it comes to the H-1B