Infosys releases 11,000 workers due to automation

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IT outsourcing firm Infosys has released more than 11,000 workers due to automation, the company said during its 36th annual general meeting in Bangalore last week. As a result of automation, utilization and productivity improvements, the company said revenue per full-time employee increased by 1.2 percent. The company further said that the latest move is a clear demonstration of how software is going to play a crucial role in its business model. CEO Vishal Sikka also said in a letter to shareholders that fiscal 2017 is bringing challenges, including rising protectionism, accelerating commoditization, and new competition.