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Why cloud computing has high
penetration in India?
By Akhilesh Shukla | 30 May 2014, 3:02 PM IST

It is more than a mere coincidence that Satya
Nadella, before moving into the shoes of Bill
Gates and Steve Ballmer as the CEO of
Microsoft, was heading cloud computing
initiatives of the company. His elevation from
head of cloud computing to the post of CEO
shows the growing significance of cloud
services within the IT giant.
The entire ecosystem, be it service provider, vendor, research firms, etc are positive about
the growth of cloud computing.
Research firm IDC in a recent study predicted that in 2014 spending on cloud services
would surge 25% to over $100 billion worldwide.
CIOs in India have also adopted cloud computing with open arms. The adoption rate of
cloud computing is 67%, as per IDC.
It is lower than countries such as Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. However, Indian
CIOs have adopted cloud for more strategic purposes like collaboration solutions, disaster
recovery, supply chain management, etc. On the other hand, CIOs of South Asian countries
have moved only basic applications like database hosting, email hosting, back-up, servers
and storage on cloud.


But it will take some more years for them to match steps with their western counter parts. and upgrades required in the existing infrastructure are some other concerns of users.indiatimes. IDC Asia/Pacific. Similarly. Practice Group. director. Apart from these. factors such as lack of understanding of how cloud works. Off-late.10/1/2014 Why cloud computing has high penetration in India? | ET CIO The main reasons for high usage and adoption of cloud in India are its cost-effectiveness. which are driving its adoption worldwide. But they try to ignore them. permissions are required from the authorities in case an organisation is moving any data. It helps the CIOs to save IT resources. In the West. Indian government and to some extent CIOs are yet to rise to the growing challenge of data security and privacy. Data security is one of the major concerns for technology buyers." pointed out Sandra. services or applications on cloud. "It's a win-win situation for them. In 2/4 . space. Capita." said Manpreet Singh." said Sandra Ng. Group Vice President. The company has an India office in Pune. It can be quickly deployed. "It is not that Indian CIOs are not aware of the risk factors involved in adoption of cloud computing. an organisation requires permission from the government to store data out of the physical geography of the country.economictimes. National Security Agency needs to access any data. But cloud computing comes with its own risks and apprehensions. any time in the US. who are asked to show quick results and high return from every investment made on IT infrastructure. vendor lock-in. reduces the capital expenditure as well as the time to market. agility and scalability. Cloud also suits the present need of CIOs. Meeting compliances is another barrier to adoption of cloud. Technology Business Services. Another factor that is discreetly driving cloud computing in the country is lack of regulatory guidelines." she added. as they look at the merits (faster and cheaper) of cloud computing. http://cio. "It is true that cloud is popular in India because it is cheap and we do not have any guidelines for data security and privacy. and it is also scalable. "Cloud computing has several benefits. Capita provides business process outsourcing and integrated professional support services solution in UK. we have seen some action.

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