Nasscom - A T Kearney assess 50 leading cities for IT- BPO growth during HR summit

NASSCOM has released the detailed findings of the Nasscom -A T Kearney study on 'Location roadmap for IT- BPO growth: Assessment of 50 leading cities' on the five locations in Tamil Nadu, namely Coimbatore, Chennai, Salem, Trichy and Madurai. According to the report, Chennai is a 'leader location'; Coimbatore, Trichy and Madurai are 'challenger locations', and Salem is a 'follower'.

This report will provide useful information on relative attractiveness to companies who are looking to enter or expand. The dispersion of IT centres will lead to balanced economic development and reduce economic disparity. Apart from partly balancing the pressure on the top tier locations, this would also add significantly to the stability of employees and reduce migration to large urban areas.

The success of each of the centres would depend upon the speed and commitment with which the local city and state governments will work to fill up the gaps identified. Government support will development these areas by extension of the STPI/SEZ like tax benefits as there are few SEZ's in these locations.

The report was released during the Nasscom's fifthe annual HR summit that  got underway at Chennai this morning  with C Chandramouli, IT secretary, Tamil Nadu, attending the event along with 600 delegates.

The HR Summit 2008 aims to bring HR managers from the IT sector to focus on specialised workforce management in a specilised segment during its period of maturity, consolidation and change and how the HR function can move beyond recruitment and attrition issues to play the role of a change catalyst in building skill sets in niche services, developing leadership competencies and expanding the pool of talent in companies.

During the Summit, Nasscom will also share updates on the various initiatives under way across the country, including the Nasscom Assessment of Competence (NAC), NAC-Tech, National Skills Registry and other education, skill-building and talent programmes.