HCL launches framework to help enterprises build virtual, agile teams

HCL launches framework to help enterprises build virtual, agile teams
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18 May, 2020

Noida-based technology firm HCL Technologies has launched a framework to enable large businesses to accelerate their digital transformation. 

Dubbed as ‘virtual distributed agile’ framework, the offering comes at a time when employees of several enterprises are working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

While physical proximity will either be unavailable or severely limited, companies in the post-Covid 19 world will be forced to accelerate their digital transformation journeys, the company said. 

“HCL has hence combined its deep experience of “scaled distributed agile” in large enterprises along with remote workforce management to create the virtual distributed agile framework,” the company said in a statement.

According to HCL, the virtual distributed agile framework helps organisations build virtual and agile teams.  The offering takes into account key parameters such as skilling and knowledge sharing, employee metrics, communication and management.

HCL’s latest launch comes at a time when Information technology (IT) services companies are banking on an increase in order inflow for digital transformation from enterprises.  In April, HCL partnered with the Tamil Nadu government to set up a data analytics centre in Chennai to strengthen disaster management efforts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.   

In May, Santa Clara, California-based full-service semiconductor foundry, GlobalFoundries selected Infosys for its digital transformation journey. In the same month, Mumbai-based 3i Infotech inked a deal to deploy its digital transformation solutions at the Dubai, United Arab Emirates headquartered real estate developer Azizi Developments.  

HCL Technologies reported a higher-than-expected net profit for the March quarter, which grew 23% year-on-year (y-o-y), indicating that Covid-19 did not have much impact on the company in the previous quarter.