India’s enterprise mobility market is set to explode.. The research major has said that transport, communications, utility, media and BFSI would be key driving verticals for enterprise mobility.
IDC one of the country’s leading research firms with largest footprint has said that despite constraints technology investment will continue to grow in India. The company has also completed 50 years of its existence and released ICT predictions for the year.
“Consumerization is here to stay, and is driving CIOs to adopt change,” said IDC’s country manager Jaideep Mehta. The executive also said that the IT adoption in emerging markets is up by 17.5 per cent.
CIOs, he said are engaging in mobile apps development which is leading to re-skill them. “With increasing cloud adoption, enterprise mobility is gaining momentum,” added Mehta.
IDC predicts that cloud services market is expected to reach US$ 3.5 billion by 2016 while India’s private cloud market would become US$ 2,214 million by then. Security, it said, will remain major concern at enterprise mobility front in 2014.
“37 per cent organizations rated enterprise mobility as high priority area. Enterprise mobility will reach US$ 1,871 million market by 2017 in India.” said IDC India head.
The research major has also said that transport, communications, utility, media and BFSI would be key driving verticals for enterprise mobility. Despite security-related apprehensions, government, BFSI and telecom sectors continue to focus on public cloud, believes IDC.
“2014 will see IT ecosystem transition to third platform technologies of cloud, and mobility and to a lesser extent big data and social. It predicts influx of cloud and enterprise mobility technologies along with the associated changes in architecture and IT management,” Mehta added.
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