Over the past year, social distancing has pushed educational institutions to go online for continuous learning. The pandemic has also dramatically accelerated the development of the social commerce space as consumers switched to online shopping. This has not only helped save businesses around the world, but it has also allowed access to the necessary materials for both day-to-day and emergency situations.
India’s government and industry are increasingly realizing the benefits of the cloud and are encouraging their IT departments to migrate, at least in part, to this new platform. Critical projects by the Government of India, including vaccination roll-out, smart city development, economic inclusion, and agricultural modernization, are all done in the cloud. There is also massive digitization of services in the country’s tax network. There is significant defense analytics going on in the cloud, as is weather modeling, which is the foundation of weather forecasting.
Focus on cloud efficiency
The protracted pandemic has resulted in 64% of organizations in India increasing demand for cloud computing, according to IDC’s Covid-19 Impact on IT Spending Survey. It also highlights that the demand for cloud software supporting the new standards has increased by almost 56%. The main benefits of the cloud include improved scalability, more control, and increased flexibility. As the demand for IT services changes with the needs of the business, organizations can scale their workloads accordingly.
Cost is a key factor for many organizations adopting hybrid cloud services. In the cloud, you simply rent the infrastructure and pay only for what you use, which reduces the cost of managing and maintaining IT systems.
The cloud solves today’s business problems, solves life’s problems
Cloud computing has already proven its transformational potential, helping modernize and empower communities around the world. While India has made significant progress in adopting and using cloud technology, the technology can still be used to address issues of national and social concern.
Access to timely data and diagnostics has proven useful in tackling the challenges associated with chronic diseases such as asthma, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and arthritis. India, already considered the world’s capital of diabetes, is becoming the next capital of osteoarthritis by 2025. Advances in cloud technology can help control this deteriorating situation by empowering healthcare infrastructure from early diagnosis and remote assistance to planning and digitizing complex surgeries.
Cloud infrastructure has underpinned many technological innovations that have helped improve living standards and well-being for citizens in all regions and in key sectors such as agriculture, finance, retail, healthcare, non-profit organizations, and government. This technology has the potential to empower India at both the business and individual levels. It can facilitate successful digital transformation efforts by defining a techno-architectural approach, investment strategy, and talent model that ensures businesses can achieve balance across all dimensions without compromising performance, reliability, or control. In this way, India will not only be at the forefront of innovation but will also improve and enrich the lives of everyone in the country.