4-12-8

Tightening H1B visa norms a blessing in disguise for IT firms: Mohandas Pai

The present business model of Indian IT companies — offshore-onsite work ratio of 70:30 would now go up to 90:10, the former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys said.

The tightening of H1-B work visa rules in the US would be advantageous to Indian IT firms as they would shift more work offshore and also be in a position to improve their billing rate, says industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai.
The present business model of Indian IT companies — offshore-onsite work ratio of 70:30 would now go up to 90:10, the former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys said.
“So, what will happen is they (Indian IT firms) will offshore more work and increase their competitiveness. They will do only ten percent work onsite, and 90 percent offshore,” Pai told PTI.
“It can be done very easily for 70-80 percent of the business. It will improve their competitiveness and make them better,” he said.

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Tightening H1B visa norms a blessing in disguise for IT firms: Mohandas Pai