Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Two scandals that shook the IT Industry...

I know how it feels....which is the other one???...but in a way it was as important as the next one ( if not more) - as it showed that there was something wrong in one of most respected company ever of India - Infosys!


Yes.. the first one was the sexual harassment case happened in Infosys - Phaneesh Murthy who was once a blue eyed boy of Indian IT and was doing wonders for Infosys - was exposed as a boss who was having indecent proposals to an employee...Infosys resolved the case out of court and spent $3Mn ...very few days later the case was resolved we heard another employee, Jennifer Griffith, claimed that Phaneesh harassed her as well...


That case shocked all and sundry!...The company that spoke about ethics had a black sheep!...the person who had become face of Brand India was mentoring a person who would tarnish his own company's image!...


What I had not liked at that time though was - 


1. Why did Infosys not send Phaneesh to jail? Was not Reka Maximovitch also an employee? Can money compensate for everything?
2. Why is the same NR Murthy talking of not hiring any employees from Satyam - just because they worked in a tainted company? Does it not sound very weird? 


Anyways that case was closed by PR expert Infosys team and everyone forgot about it...


And then the second shocker came...Another face of Indian IT - Ramalinga Raju came out as a fake guy!...
Its too early to comment on what happened behind the scenes and whose fault it is , etc etc....


But its for sure that the Indian IT Sector which had resulted into Brand India  - is doing its best to also tarnish the sheen...
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