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Microsoft approaches Indian Government to offer its Cloud Services

Smart cities, Banking and State-owned enterprises are the key government projects and entities to which Microsoft urges to adopt cloud services


India: Microsoft, a global technology giant, urges the Indian government to adopt its cloud services and data centers for the key initiatives such as Smart Cities, and for banking and state-owned enterprises projects.

Brad Smith, Microsoft Chief legal recently met Communications and Information Technology minister of India, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, who expressed the interest in using cloud services; however, data security concerns should be addressed and as long as the company approaches follows the proper procedure and approaches relevant authorities in the system.

In September, Microsoft launches it data centers in India to strengthen the offering of its cloud services Azure and Office 365 services, to the Indian customers. As per the Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, the Indian market provides the cloud opportunity of US$ 2 Trillion.

According to TechSci Research, Microsoft strategy to fortify its cloud services in the Indian market and hence it has launched the data center to target data-sensitive industries such as BFSI, Healthcare, and Government. Taking the step forward, the company has approached the government with its offerings and targeting key government initiatives such as smart cities to set-up its foothold in the Indian Cloud market.

A recent report published by TechSci Research,India Cloud Computing Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020” depicts, 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. Cloud computing technology offers tremendous cost benefits over traditional in-house systems for data storage. However, the adoption of cloud computing services in India is gaining attraction, with increasing participation expected to be witnessed from both private as well as government sector.

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