What is driving enterprises towards Cloud?
Cloud adoption has been steeply increasing in India. According to “India Cloud Computing Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, the Indian market for cloud computing services is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 22% during 2015-2020 with the global levels touching $162B.
In today’s globally competitive world when larger enterprises have already moved to IoT, AI and BigData, it is critical for SMEs too, to explore cloud adoption seriously and use platforms that can help make their businesses smart. Cloud Computing is one of the technological innovations that has revolutionized the way people run their businesses. With its pay-per-user model it has introduced a new concept of consumption and delivery in IT. It gives organizations an opportunity to enhance their business productivity and gain a competitive advantage via infrastructure-free IT.
Cloud technology helps enterprises streamline their processes, and reduce their capital and operational costs. Since it encourages subscription based services, this becomes an added advantage for SMEs who plan to grow in phases. It also helps reorient their business with best practices and hence, achieve greater productivity. The added benefit of accessing data saved on the cloud from any internet enabled device is a boon for people. Thus, allowing stakeholders access to information of their multiple business units at one single place. In the current era, with the expanding need of quick accessibility of technology, it is becoming essential for all sizes of businesses to adopt the latest innovation to cater to the global competitive market.
“Till a few years back, only large enterprises could afford latest innovation. But with cloud computing, the SMEs too can have access to sophisticated technologies. It has increased their possibility of survival in this dynamic market”, said Brajesh Sachan, CTO Deskera, an emerging leader of cloud-based software provider. “We at Deskera provide SMEs with cloud-based business software and are proudly helping them adopt the latest trend of cloud technologies,” he further added.
A growing number of SMEs in India are expanding operations to cater to global markets. To compete with the world, and that too in real-time with speed and efficacy, they need to have access to sophisticated technologies; all this without having to invest in setting up a huge IT infrastructure. With the advent of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model people pay only for the services they use. The SMEs can now boast about having advanced IT capabilities just like the big giant companies. New-age technologies like AI, Big Data, Blockchain and more are not just buzzwords. They are gradually becoming a way of life. All these technologies involving huge amount of data are greatly dependent on cloud computing.
Cloud gives you the freedom of information on-the-go. Unlike earlier days where information used to be exchanged over emails etc. from one office location to another; maintaining data on cloud lets you access information real-time from anywhere.
Digital transformation plays a crucial role in a nation’s growth story. Technologies based on mobility, analytics, Internet of things and most importantly, cloud technologies are the key ingredients for a Digital India. So it is time to embrace digital adoption and move in tandem with the fast changing technologically advanced world.