The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Hair Loss
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Fog
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Vatican
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Crash
Pay $19 for any course!

Emerging Markets: Emerging Leaders In Cloud Computing Adoption – II

Emerging Markets: Emerge Leaders in Cloud Computing Adoption – II

This is the second part of a two-part article. To read the first part, see: Emerging Markets: Emerging Leaders in Cloud Computing Adoption – I

The TCS report, which was produced after surveying 606 companies across 16 industries, followed by in-depth studies of six – CTB/McGraw Hill, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dell, AOL, an unnamed telecom major and an unnamed CPG company with $5 billion in revenue – provided some interesting results.

  • The biggest driver of cloud applications is not to cut IT costs. Perhaps the most important finding of this exercise – the report indicates that the need “to institute new business processes and launch new technology-dependent products and services” drives adoption more than cost reduction.
  • The early returns on cloud applications are impressive. As a cloud computing website, we have carried several articles attesting to the efficacy of this technology.
  • Customer-facing business functions are garnering the largest share of the cloud application budget. Another important finding – the report says that marketing, sales and service account for 40% of this budget.
  • Many companies are reluctant to put applications containing sensitive data in the cloud. Once again, this is something that has been addressed in multiple articles on this site. As has been repeatedly mentioned, security concerns constitute the biggest impediment to widespread adoption of cloud computing (see: Infographic: Biggest Security Concern with Cloud Computing? and LAPD Refuses To Go On the Cloud).
  • Companies evaluate cloud vendors most on their security and reliability/uptime capabilities. Again, these tie in with the security aspects previously mentioned.
  • The heaviest users of cloud applications are the companies that manufacture the technology hardware that enables cloud computing (computers/electronics/telecom equipment), while healthcare service providers are the lightest users. Incidentally, the latter have been the focus of one of my articles (see: Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing).
  • The key to adopting and benefiting from cloud applications is overcoming the fear of security risks and skepticism about ROI. These concerns have been explored with regard to the US Government in an earlier article (Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government? ).

TCS has also published a comprehensive look at the study – its inspiration, key findings and implications – from its CEO and MD, N. Chandrasekaran.

“We have reached the inflection point in cloud computing and there is no turning back. Cloud-based applications are already a substantial piece of large corporate IT infrastructure and the early benefits achieved are too substantial to ignore. There is huge scope for growth in both developed and emerging economies, and we firmly believe that cloud computing will continue to open up opportunities for companies across many different functions,” he said.

What TCS has reported on emerging economies and cloud computing is a trend that has been visible for quite some time. To read about our earlier coverage on this issue, see:

1. Intel and its Vision of the Cloud

2. Cloud Valley: China’s Cloud Computing Initiative and the Man behind It

3. Cloud Computing: Taiwan’s Next Trillion-Dollar Industry

4. How India Stands to Gain from Cloud Computing

By Sourya Biswas

sourya

Sourya Biswas is a former risk analyst who has worked with several financial organizations of international repute, besides being a freelance journalist with several articles published online. After 6 years of work, he has decided to pursue further studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he has completed his MBA. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology. He is also a member of high-IQ organizations Mensa and Triple Nine Society and has been a prolific writer to CloudTweaks over the years... http://www.cloudtweaks.com/author/sourya/

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

FREE! POPULAR RESEARCH TOOLS

Popular Archives

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears  CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of…

Recent

New Trends In Cloud Based Education

New Trends In Cloud Based Education

Cloud Based Education With technological progress accelerating and users’ computer experience becoming richer and increasingly complex, the future developments in education technology is very exciting. Students are now able to attend demonstration sessions on how to handle technology through remote laboratories using advanced applications in a truly interactive environment. One of these exciting areas is in telemedicine.…

Encrypting Your Cloud Data For Extra Protection

Encrypting Your Cloud Data For Extra Protection

Encrypting Your Cloud Data Encrypting data is one of the best ways of protecting your data as it moves to the cloud. The only thing better than encrypting your data, is not storing your data at all. Let’s first look at the case of using file sharing applications such as Dropbox. If you are the…

The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

Bridging The Gap Between Big Content and Big Data Advances in cloud computing, along with the big data movement, have transformed the business IT landscape. Leveraging the cloud, companies are now afforded on demand capacity and mobile accessibility to their business-critical systems and information. At the same time, the amount of structured and unstructured data…

The Many Hats Of Today’s IT Managers

The Many Hats Of Today’s IT Managers

The Many Hats of IT Managers In years past, the IT department of most large organizations was much like a version of Middle Earth: a mysterious nether world where people who seemed infinitely smarter than the rest of us bustled around, speaking and typing languages that appeared indecipherable, yet, which made our world work. They…

Selling Your Business To Your Employees

Selling Your Business To Your Employees

Mobility For Your Employees It may seem a radical notion, the idea of selling your business to the people who work for you, but this is the era in which we now work. Employees of all levels are all incredibly aware of their options when it comes to mobility and employability. This doesn’t mean that…

Technology Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100
Site 24x7 200px-KPMG
Advertising ROI Plans

Established in 2009

CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

CloudTweaks Comic Library

Advertising