Sify Technologies Limited (Nasdaq National Markets: SIFY), a leader in Enterprise and Consumer Internet Services in India with global delivery capabilities, today announced that it has been ranked among the twenty best IT companies to work for in the 'DQ Top 20 - IT Best Employers 2009' survey conducted by Dataquest and the IDC Group. Making a first time entry into the DQ-BES survey, Sify has been ranked 13 this year. The company scored on its transparent online appraisal system.
The survey highlighted Sify employees' appreciation of the transparent online appraisal system with clear goals and performance benchmarks. Employees are also given the freedom to innovate and undertake risks. The company's culture was also appreciated.
Unique HR initiatives:
- Sify has a 'Question box' on its intranet, where employees can express their views or can clarify their concerns. These are then addressed by the senior management team
- 'All in a day's work', the HR section of Prime Time, Sify's in-house magazine, updates employees on happenings in various locations, in terms of events, training programs, social responsibility initiatives and celebrations
Mr K N Ajith, VP and Head, Human Resources, Sify Technologies, said, "In the upcoming year, our focus is on four major areas: managerial leadership development, sustained workforce cost management, value creation and engaging employees. We will continue to instill a positive organizational culture. We will also ensure that skills are kept relevant and up to date through various learning initiatives."
The criteria for evaluation for the DQ-IDC Best Employer survey rankings were two-fold mainly employee satisfaction and company initiatives and programs.
Sify is among the largest Managed Enterprise and Consumer Internet Services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching 550+ cities and towns in India.
A significant part of the company's revenue is derived from Corporate Services, which include corporate connectivity, network and communications solutions, security, network management services, enterprise applications and hosting. Sify is recognized as an ISO 9001:2008 certified service provider for network operations, data center operations and customer support, and for provisioning of VPNs, Internet bandwidth, VoIP solutions and integrated security solutions, and ISO / IEC 20000 - 1:2005 certified for Internet Data Center operations. Sify has licenses to operate NLD (National Long Distance) and ILD (International Long Distance) services and offers VoIP back haul to long distance subscriber telephony services. The company is India's first enterprise managed services provider to launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver managed security services. A host of blue chip customers use Sify's corporate service offerings.
Sify also caters to global markets in the specialized domains of eLearning Services and Remote Infrastructure Management Services. The eLearning Services business designs, develops, and delivers state-of-the-art digital learning solutions catering to for-profit, non-profit organizations, and governmental organizations in the fields of hi-tech, engineering, environment, healthcare, education, and finance. The Remote Infrastructure Management Services provides dependable and economical solutions around managed services, hosting, and monitoring.
Consumer services include broadband home access and the ePort chain of cyber cafés across 250 cities and towns. Sify.com, the popular consumer portal, has channels on news, entertainment, finance, sports, games and shopping. Samachar.com is the popular portal aimed at non-resident Indians around the globe. The site's content is available in 8 Indian languages, which include Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil, Punjabi and Gujarati in addition to English.
For more information about Sify, visit www.sifycorp.com