Category — Information Technology

Gartner: India IT Infrastructure Spending to Reach $1.9 Billion

At the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Data Center Summit, held in Mumbai, the Connecticut research and advisory firm said that India’s IT infrastructure market will total $1.9 billion in 2016, a 1 percent increase from the previous year. This market includes server, storage and enterprise networking equipment, report EMSNow.

“Indian enterprises will continue to focus on optimizing their infrastructure and operations budgets in 2016,” said Naveen Mishra, research director at Gartner. “Optimization is primarily driven with an objective to create next generation data center architecture that can support the ever increasing challenges of digital business. With the emergence of bimodal IT, there are a lot of investments made in Mode 1, and is an increasing focus on building Mode 2 infrastructure.”

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Enterprise networking is the biggest segment within the Indian IT infrastructure market with revenue expected to total $848 million in 2016, according to Gartner analysts.

“With a revenue projection of $253 million in 2016, storage investment will witness a decline from last year primarily due to improved price performance,” added Mishra. “Enterprises are increasingly investing in software defined storage, evaluating alternate, cheaper devices, such as flash storage, which is helping them to contain the ever increasing storage costs.”

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July 15, 2016   No Comments

India’s Micromax Smartphone Maker Ranks Globally

Scottsdale, Arizona-based IC Insights released an update to its 2016 IC Market Drivers Report that examines and evaluates key existing and emerging end-use applications that will support and propel the IC industry through 2019. A table on Major Smartphone Sales Leaders depicts the top 12 companies with a forecast for their full-year 2016 unit volume shipments.  Eight of the top 12 companies are headquartered in China, and a company from India, Micromax, is in the list for the first time.

Seven of the top twelve companies are forecast to register 2016 growth rates of 6% or less while the other five are expected to each log 29% or better increases. Micromax is slated to show a 74% increase.

Micromax smartphones

Micromax smartphones

Japan-based Sony, U.S.-based Microsoft, and China-based Coolpad are expected to drop out of the top 12 ranking.  These three companies saw their 1Q16 sales of smartphones drop to 3.4, 2.3, and 4.0 million, respectively, reports EMSNow.

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July 15, 2016   No Comments

India,The New Innovation Destination of Choice

A report titled Digital Dynasties: The Rise of Innovation Empires Worldwide by Paris, France-based technology consulting and services firm Capgemini has listed Bangalore, India, as one of the top five most preferred locations for multinational companies that want to set up innovation centers and harness technology talent.

India, which did not figure in the top 10 list in July 2015, took Tokyo’s spot in February 2016 to stand at fifth place. Globally, 56 innovation centers opened in 20 countries over the past year, and 11 more plan to open soon. Capgemini analysts say that there has been a 29 percent rise in the number of innovation centers in Asia as compared to their previous research.

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Quoting from the report:

India has been rising in the ranks of favorite destinations to open innovation centers. Our previous research identified eight innovation centers in India in July 2015. India has since seen eight more innovation centers open their doors. Bangalore has been the most favored city with four new innovation centers. Bangalore is home to several billion-dollar Indian startups such as: Flipkart, InMobi and Mu Sigma, and attracts world-class technology talent and investments. Among the new innovation centers opened here are: Airbus’ BizLab, which intends to bring together startups and Airbus’ internal entrepreneurs; and Visa, whose new technology center in Bangalore will house 1000 developers accelerating development of next generation payment solutions. Global firms are showing interest in other Indian cities as well. For instance, TriMas Corporation – a diversified global manufacturer of engineered and applied products – opened an innovation center in Delhi to focus on driving innovation across its range of packaging solutions, while Puratos, a leading global food ingredient company, launched an innovation center in Mumbai.

 

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July 14, 2016   No Comments

Gartner: India Public Cloud Services to Reach $1.26 Billion

According to Gartner Inc., the public cloud services market in India is slated to grow 30.4% in 2016 to reach $1.26 billion. Cloud system infrastructure services – IaaS – will record the highest growth at 32.5% to reach $448.9 million in 2016, followed by platform as a service – PaaS – at 31.7% to reach $82.1 million in 2016.

“We are witnessing a shift from legacy IT services to cloud-based services in India. Cloud services are growing due to organizations pursuing a digital business strategy,” said Sid Nag, research director at Gartner.

EMSNow carries the table below:

 Table 1. India Public Cloud Services Forecast (Millions of U.S. Dollars)

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS)

92.5

114.3

146.9

188.8

242.4

311.5

Cloud Application Services (SaaS)

299.3

389.8

514.4

654.2

792.4

959.6

Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS)

62.4

82.1

106.9

135.0

160.4

184.7

Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS)

338.9

448.9

615.4

839.7

1140.6

1558.0

Cloud Management and Security Services

79.4

104.2

134.5

167.7

206.2

247.8

Cloud Advertising

95.6

123.2

158.0

189.0

222.8

266.0

Total

968.1

1262.6

1676.2

2174.3

2764.7

3527.6

Source: Gartner (March 2016)

IaaS continues to be the strongest-growing segment as enterprises move away from data center build-outs and move their infrastructure needs to the public cloud,” said Nag. “Certain market leaders have built a significant lead in this segment, so providers should focus on creating differentiation for success.”

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July 11, 2016   No Comments

e-Commerce Propels Adobe India’s Growth

The newly appointed Adobe, South Asia, Managing Director, Kulmeet Bawa said in an interview with the Economic Times, “We took the e-commerce sector, which was a low-hanging fruit for us, and signed in the players like Flipkart, Snapdeal and other big names. We then started replicating the same model to the next layer. We also did the same with telecom companies and media companies.”

On Digital Marketing, Bawa says that the simple strategy Adobe conceived three and half years ago which was to choose the top verticals, pick up the big names in each of these verticals, and start replicating across sectors has worked phenomenally well.

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Driven by its  proprietary Creative Cloud subscription, Adobe last week declared its second-quarter results where revenue rose 20.4 % to $1.40 billion. Revenue from the digital media business alone jumped 26 % to $943 million. “What is important to note is that 81 % of the company’s revenue is recurring in nature. Asia-Pacific contributes to about 14 % of the company’s revenue and India is one of the fastest growing markets in the region,” says Bawa.

Adobe forecast third-quarter total revenue of $1.42-$1.47 billion, which would mean a year-over-year growth of 16.4-20.5 %. Adobe will now focus on newer areas such as banking, financial services and insurance, Bawa added.

 

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July 10, 2016   No Comments