When it comes to cloud journey, a majority (93%) of organizations in India are still in the early stages, finds IDC India’s latest report.
Indian organizations report that cloud adoption can help them improve IT security and increase business agility. But, infrastructure costs and complexities are the main challenges for them to adopt cloud.
To make the maximum out of investments in cloud, organizations must have awareness around potential benefits and challenges.
“Most organizations in India have plans to spend maximum of their new cloud spending on SaaS applications over the next year,” says Rishu Sharma , Associate Research Manager, Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT), IDC India.
“Organizations in India are looking for providers with deep technological expertise, along with experience across verticals, that can help them transform their businesses, providing them with business agility and increased IT security.”
According to the report, titled “IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Cloud in India, 2018”, more than 14% of organizations in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) are in the latter stages of cloud maturity. Whereas, only 10% Indian organizations are in the latter stages.
“While Organizations in India understand the need for incorporating Cloud Technologies in their Digital Journey, they will have to move from experimentation to active adoption, ensure scale and swiftness for better leverage,” says Ranganath Sadasiva, Director, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC India.
IDC’s latest study refers the early stages of cloud maturity as ad hoc and opportunistic stages. The aim of study is to help organizations understand the things that set thriving organizations apart from surviving ones.
“‘The Cloud Journey’ is a mandatory one for all organizations and there is a need to take intelligent decisions to be able to progress rapidly in the maturity curve,” added Ranganath Sadasiva.