We will solicit Satyam emp, clients: Infy, Wipro

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New Delhi, Jan 12: In the wake of reports that suggested that Infosys and Wipro will not be poaching any of the Satyam employees, the two majors made it clear that they will not be poaching any of the employees, but if the employees approach them, they will not say 'no'.

"We have already made the announcement that we will not poach any Satyam employee. We will not proactively approach their clients and customers either... but clients have to decide for themselves and they have the right to choose their partner at work," Infosys HR Director Mohan Das Pai said.

"I can"t say no to customers if they come to me with more businesses. We already have customers which are common with Satyam. If they are giving us more business we will not say no. It is definitely creating problems for customers “Wipro CFO Suresh Senapathy said in an interview to a Television channel.

The rivals of the tainted Satyam have prying eyes on clients of Satyam and have been trying to take over the business of clients, a global technology consultancy firm had said.

Satyam is likely to see its clients as well as employees deserting it soon due to the competitive wooing by rivals, analysts at Forrester Research said in a report.

"Large and small clients alike will look to other suppliers they already work with as an immediate fallback position as the confusion continues. More than half a dozen providers have already called Forrester to discuss competitive strategies for taking over business in joint accounts," it added.

"Both clients and employees will desert Satyam as a result of competitive wooing. In our interactions with several of Satyam's employees across the organisation they showed utter frustration," Forrester Research's VP and Principal Analyst, John McCart and its Senior Analyst in India,Sudin Apte said in the report.

IT industry body Nasscom has also said that it will refrain from poaching employees from Satyam.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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