23 Feb 2021

IDC Unveils India Cloud Predictions for 2021 and Beyond; 20% of Organizations will Adopt Connected Cloud Strategies by 2023

New Delhi, February 23, 2021International Data Corporation (IDC) has published the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2021 Predictions – India Implications for 2021. COVID-19 has been a testbed for most enterprises’ technology investments. Cloud adoption has accelerated as organizations look for agility and resiliency in the new normal. Enterprises in India are leveraging cloud for objectives beyond business continuity and cost, to now using cloud as a platform for innovation.

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

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. Organizations 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:

#1 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. 

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

#8 Cloud-ready organizations: By 2024, over 50% of enterprises will replace outdated operational models with cloud-centric models that facilitate rather than inhibit organizational collaboration, resulting in better business outcomes.

“Cloud is an important part of the organizations’ forward-looking strategy. Cloud continues to be the underpinning platform for digital transformation initiatives and has therefore seen an acceleration in demand. Enterprise applications and software that support and align with organizations’ digital transformation strategy are critical investments,” said Swapnil Shende, Senior Market Analyst, Artificial Intelligence, IDC India.

These strategic predictions for the India market are presented in full in the following report: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2021 Predictions – India Implications (#AP47201120 ).

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For more information about this report, please contact Rishu Sharma risharma@idc.com or Swapnil Shende sshende@idc.com . For media queries, please contact Shivani Anand sanand@idc.com . You can also follow IDC India’s Twitter and LinkedIn pages for regular updates.

About IDC FutureScape

IDC FutureScape  reports are used to shape IT strategy and planning for the enterprise by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScape are comprised of a set of decision imperatives designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical three- to five-year business planning cycle.

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