Thursday, June 26, 2008

TCS, Infosys, Wipro run Indian IT show: Forrester

Large IT services companies have widened the gap with their smaller peers in terms of revenue, strategy and differentiation, a report by Forrester research says.

The country’s top three IT vendors, TCS, Infosys and Wipro—accounted for 46.4% of exports from India during FY08 compared to 26% in FY04, according to the study ‘Understanding the new grip of vendor polarisation.’

The top-tier firms have been outperforming the rest on all counts, including profitability, revenue-per-employee and growth while the sub-$1 billion firms have not shown any differentiation either in terms of capability or providing specialised IT services, according to the research outfit’s senior analyst Sudin Apte.

Small and mid-sized IT companies are also struggling to grow the base of their existing clients and bag large orders. On the other hand, those with revenue above $1 billion are growing their revenue by 30% despite tougher economic conditions.