Indians Increasingly Becoming More ‘Cloud’ Friendly: VMware and Forrester Study

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Indians Increasingly Becoming More ‘Cloud’ Friendly: VMware and Forrester Study

A recent study conducted by VMware and Forrester Consulting found that more and more Indians are now adapting to cloud technology in their day to day IT life. The study revealed that around 25% of web users in India have currently adapted to the cloud technology with most of them being business enterprises. The study also found internal resistance to be the major factor hampering the growth of cloud technology. The study points out that if this issue is resolved then it would increase the current numbers substantially.

The study named as ‘VMware Cloud Index 2012’ was conducted across 11 Asia Pacific countries. Almost 40% of the people who took part in the survey claimed internal resistance to be the major hindrance in adapting the cloud technology. The study also found that almost 54% of IT professionals who occupy senior positions in companies in India consider cloud computing as one of their top most priority. A higher margin of 72% of the total respondents claimed that they have a detailed understanding of the cloud computing technology.

The most important finding in the survey was that about 82% of the participants believed that cloud computing would enhance the IT management and automation capabilities which are in place now. The report also pointed out that almost 62% of the Indian organizations are increasing the budgets for providing training to internal IT staffs for supporting the company’s cloud initiatives.

Other hindrances for cloud adaptation as mentioned by IT professionals who took part in the survey includes;

  • Data Privacy

  • Loss of Control

  • Integration with existing on-premise systems and security

However the respondents also showed increased hopes for overcoming these problems and stated that they are on the lookout for recruiting new professionals with necessary expertise in these sectors. India is one among the fastest growing IT destinations from across the globe with several multi-national companies already having established offices in various metropolitan cities in the country.

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