When asked whether the global slowdown will hurt the profit margins, Mr Natarajan said, ''it will certainly affect the profits, as they will come down by a small percentage but it will not be a long term injury.'' ''Nasscom has identified six underlying themes for the year which will work as vectors for us to plan initiatives and focused programmes around. We believe these themes will help us in charting the way forward and maintaining a steady growth curve for the IT industry,'' Dr Natarajan said.
The six point agenda consists of creativity to encourage innovation in products, processes and business models, community building and collaboration to allow professionals to interact across organisation and geographic barriers. The other points are adoption of Green IT by encouraging environmental responsibility, reducing e-waste and increasing efficiency.