Over 93% Indian firms still in early stages of cloud maturity: IDC
NEW DELHI: Over 93 per cent of India organisations are still in the early stages of maturity when it comes to Cloud adoption, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Tuesday.
Compared to the Asia/pacific (excluding Japan) markets where more than 14 per cent of organisations are in the latter stages of maturity, only 10 per cent of the Indian organisations are in the advanced stages.
“Most organisations in India have plans to spend maximum of their new Cloud spending on Software-as-a-service (Saas) applications over the next year,” said Rishu Sharma, Associate Research Manager, Cloud and Internet of Things (IOT), IDC India. While improving IT security and increasing business agility remain among the top expected benefits of Cloud by Indian enterprises, the challenges related to costs and complexities with infrastructure cannot be ignored.
“Organisations in the country are looking for providers with deep technological expertise, along with experience across verticals, that can help them transform their businesses,” Sharma added.
While the India firms understand the need for incorporating Cloud Technologies in their digital Journey, “they will have to move from experimentation to active adoption, ensure scale and swiftness for better leverage”. “The ‘Cloud Journey’ is a mandatory one for all organisations and there is a need to take intelligent decisions to be able to progress rapidly in the maturity curve,” noted Ranganath Sadasiva, Director, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC India.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) announced that it would work with Whatsapp to educate and train small and medium enterprises (SMES) on how Whatsapp Business app can help them grow their businesses.
Facebook-owned Whatsapp and the CII will work to enhance business communication for Indian SMES through CII’S SME technology Facilitation Centre.
The centre was set up in 2016 with the objective of creating awareness amongst SMES on technological solutions that can be adopted to enhance their overall competitiveness.
“The centre provides an opportunity to its technology partners to expand their market and reach out to SMES spread through out the country with their product and services,” said Neerja Bhattia, Executive Director, CII.
There will be on-ground trainings for SMES on the features and best practices for Whatsapp Business app. The business owners will have the opportunity to attend training webinars that will help them grow and expand.
Launched in January, the Whatsapp Business app helps SMES enhance their reach with specific tools to make communicating with customers more efficient.
More than three million people are already using the Whatsapp Business app worldwide.
“Small businesses need to meet their customers where they are, and in India, that’s on Whatsapp. With the Whatsapp Business app, small businesses can easily and efficiently connect with their customers,” said Ben Supple, Public Policy Manager, Whatsapp.
Whatsapp and CII will also develop informative content to be distributed among entrepreneurs both in physical and digital formats.
Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said it is a major task to ensure that new technologies create more employment opportunities compared to the amount of job losses they cause.
Speaking at Mobicom 2018 here, he also said that he is optimistic about technological disruption creating more opportunities despite all the apprehension. A major task is “to ensure that new and disruptive technologies create more employment opportunities than they take away,” Ambani said.