India is galloping towards becoming a digital-first economy, and accelerating its pace towards that goal is Cloud Computing. The uses of this much-sought-after technology is not just limited to the more popular concept of smart gadgets, house and other tech, but is also steadily impacting Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and big businesses, becoming a game changer for them.
Cloud has proved to be a tectonic shift in the consumption and delivery of IT services, with the singular goal of simplifying businesses and managing complex processes and data more effectively. Cloud models are basically helping businesses work smarter by providing flexible, cost-effective access to technology and information.
Gauging the need of Cloud services, many players have entered the domain to create scalable infrastructure and capabilities available as services for businesses. Companies such as Umbrella Infocare, PushFYI, Tvisha Technologies, offer these Cloud services where computing resources are available when needed, and you pay for their use in much the same way as for any other utility or service. For instance, Umbrella Infocare, an advanced AWS partner with a focus on Mobility and Cloud Computing technologies understands that to catalyse this transition to Cloud, data-driven technologies play a pivotal role. Hence, players in this field understand and support developments that help organisations move to the cloud specifically with new technologies in mind.
And organisations have enough reason to leverage Cloud. Cloud computing in businesses has changed the way IT practices are carried out and it is predicted to have the most measurable impact on businesses. In the past, companies would have their applications run on a local computer or a server in their offices. But now it allows organizations to access the same applications over the Internet from anywhere in the world. Cloud platform has helped several businesses to manage any amount of workload efficiently. It helps organizations create and use IT services on-demand from optimal sources to maximize utilization and cost-effectiveness.
A Forbes 2018 report says in 2016-2017, the public cloud services market in India has seen phenomenal growth–reaching USD 1.8 billion in 2017, up from USD 1.3 billion in 2016. By 2020, this figure is expected to reach USD 4.1 billion. In Asia Pacific region, India stands second only to China, as the largest and fastest-growing cloud services market. Moreover, Cloud computing gurus see great potential for this sector, on the back of growing Internet penetration, and technology inclination among Indian businesses.
As mobility gains more importance, access from anywhere will become a crucial factor in the growth of SMEs and other businesses. Cloud computing can prove to be a huge enabler here, helping organizations and enterprises stay business-focused, while learning, acquiring, innovating and expanding with the latest technology.