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IBM & HCL entered into partnership to provide native cloud and cognitive solutions

India: HCL & IBM announced that the companies have entered into 15 years’ partnership for automation and development & operations. Through this partnership their technical teams will enable to focus on native cloud and cognitive solutions.

HCL is expected to build features and functionality on top of the existing IBM platform and products such as software for on premises, software as a service, public and hybrid cloud. IBM already holds expertise in above mentioned product and HCL possess strong engineering heritage and culture of empowerment, together they will bring in advance and cloud enable existing software which would be required for long term success by their customers.

Automation and Development operations software are essentially required by digital enterprise in a competitive environment. While automation helps organization efficiently manage the workloads, development & operations are required to improve the pace, quality and cost estimation of development projects           

TechSci Research depicts that the rising demand for cloud solutions would play a vital role in bringing in efficacy for digital enterprises. Deployment model such as software as a service, platform as a service, Infrastructure as a service would enable enterprises to better react to dynamic environment using automation and development tools which appears to be extremely crucial for enterprise success.    

According to a report published by TechSci Research India Cloud Computing Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, the market for cloud computing services in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 22% during 2015-2020. Increased government spending on National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) and various e-governance portals, coupled with growing acceptance of cloud services in SME segment is expected to drive the market for cloud computing. SaaS is set to top the charts as the largest cloud service segment, occupying over 40% share in the market by 2020. However, cloud services are likely to face stiff challenges pertaining to data security, vendor lock-in period and less availability of quality IT hardware infrastructure in semi-urban regions across the country.

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