Infosys prided itself on its margins. It led the Indian IT industry on this parameter and was long seen as the sector’s bellwether. Then cloud computing happened, sounding the death knell for the traditional IT outsourcing ways, which still contribute two-thirds of the Indian IT companies’ revenues.
“We will have to see what substance there is to these whistleblower allegations. We should be reminded that accounting for large transactions such as referenced in the allegations are complex and can have several legitimate interpretations,” Peter Bendor-Samuel, founder of Everest Group, a consultancy in the US that advises corporations on strategy, told Forbes India in an email.