Big data and enterprise mobility in India
Big data, cloud, social media and mobility are the four “transformative megatrends” that will shape global technology adoption over the next decade.
Big data is at a very nascent stage in India but is already touted to have considerable potential. Indian enterprises are experiencing considerable technology transformation across infrastructure, applications and end-user computing. This is due to:
- Proliferation of newer devices like smartphones and tablets
- Increasing enterprise IT adoption
- Implementation of Government projects of considerable size, such as UIDAI and National Knowledge Network
- Rapid adoption of wireless broadband
- Increasing use of online retail, travel and banking
As per NASSCOM, the Big data market in India will grow at 83% annually to reach US$1 billion by 2015.
Over the next decade, digital information in India will grow from 40,000 petabytes of data to 2.3 million petabytes, twice as fast as the worldwide rate. With 900 million+ mobile connections, 100 million+ active mobile data users and increasing number of connected devices, the amount of consumer and enterprise data will grow exponentially.
What is Big data?
We define Big data as very large data sets (volume) that are being produced at a tremendous speed by the growing digitization of the society (velocity) and consist of data from all possible sources from structured to unstructured (Variety).
The diversity of data sources presents a technological challenge in capturing, storing and analyzing information in order to discover meaningful relationships between seemingly unrelated, large and complex data sources. Technologies that allow enterprises to extract meaningful value from this data are clubbed under “Big Data Technology.”
Big data presents an opportunity in the areas of:
- Consumer product marketing and innovation
- Supply chain optimization
- Smart infrastructure and sustainability management
- Security and healthcare delivery
In India, we believe consumer-oriented industries such as BFSI, telecom, retail, healthcare, public sector and manufacturing can benefit considerably from Big data initiatives.
What is Enterprise mobility?
Enterprise mobility initiatives are not new to the Indian landscape, but the focus was on enabling
voice communications and email access over mobile handsets.. Rising consumer popularity of mobile internet access devices such as smartphones and tablets has set the scene for their incorporation into the workplace. However, it has its own challenges and risk related to data security and privacy.
The combination of increased business process automation and remote access to the network constantly has excellent potential to raise productivity. With smart business users demanding access to corporate data anytime, anywhere, mobility devices and solutions will become integral components of the overall technology strategy.