20% Enterprises to adopt connected cloud plans by 2023

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New Delhi: Connected cloud strategies will be the key for enterprises to deal with their concerns on app modernisation and data migration. Cloud adoption has accelerated as organisations look for agility and resiliency in the new normal.

Enterprises in India are leveraging the cloud for objectives beyond business continuity and cost, to now using the cloud as a platform for innovation.

However, through 2023, all enterprises will struggle with app modernisation and data integration across cloud silos and 20% will adopt connected cloud strategies to overcome these concerns, according to IDC latest predictions for 2021.

“The new normal will witness some of the temporary shifts become permanent like hybrid workforce, customer interactions, among others,” said Rishu Sharma, Principal Analyst, Cloud and AI, IDC India.

“As businesses prioritize resiliency, agility, and efficiency, they will adopt cloud-native architectures, that allow them to cater to the customer and end-user demands swiftly,” added Sharma.

Benefits, such as availability, scalability, and flexibility, are driving cloud investments. Early adopters of cloud and digital technologies have witnessed the least impact on their business operations during the pandemic.

Organisations are planning increased investments in cloud infrastructure and platforms as it aids in faster and more effective ways of application development.

Some of the key Cloud predictions that would impact the technology buyers and suppliers in India in 2021 and beyond are:

Well-connected clouds: Through 2023, all enterprises struggle with app modernization and data integration across cloud silos; 20% will adopt connected cloud strategies to overcome these concerns.

Modern enterprise applications: To gain business agility, enterprises will commit to modernizing over half of their existing applications by 2025, through the use of turnkey cloud-native development and deployment services.

Cloud-ready organisations: By 2024, over 50% of enterprises will replace outdated operational models with cloud-centric models that facilitate rather than inhibit organisational collaboration, resulting in better business outcomes. 

“Cloud is an important part of the organisations’ forward-looking strategy. Cloud continues to be the underpinning platform for digital transformation initiatives and has therefore seen an acceleration in demand,” said Swapnil Shende, Senior Market Analyst, Artificial Intelligence – IDC India.

“Enterprise applications and software that support and align with organisations’ digital transformation strategy are critical investments,” added Shende.

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