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Mobility and BYOD Top Priority for CIOs in India: IBM Study

PR Newswire | 21 Nov, 2013
NEW DELHI: A recent survey conducted by IBM India, with CIOs, CMOs, CTOs and other decision-makers across various verticals, indicates that about 57% of enterprises are planning to invest in BYOD and mobile technology for their companies while 67.4% expressed personal interest in owning this technology. Almost 47% of the respondents perceived IT investments in big data, analytics and cloud as imperative.

India has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years due to the surge in the number of enterprises. The massive surge of data flowing in the market gives an opportunity to these enterprises who want to use it for a better overall experience to both businesses and customers. IBM has been working with enterprises to provide them advanced software solutions, technologies and services, to aid their business growth. Today, there is a need to provide compute capability of any kind in a secure and easy way by putting all infrastructures in one place which reduces costs and increases efficiency for the enterprises and IBM wants to understand and partner them in their requirement.

According to data from Forrester, India ranks second in expected Asia Pacific mobile software spending growth in 2013.  Said Manish Bahl, Vice President, Country Manager, Forrester India, "Mobile devices are not merely another chapter in the smaller, faster, cheaper device story. Instead, mobile experiences built on systems of engagement are a flash point for far-reaching changes in how customers will be served."

Besides planning to invest in BYOD and mobile technology, 63% of the respondents from the survey believed that cloud computing is an area where they are likely to make their IT investments. Additionally, 53% of the leaders think that big data and analytics is the area which needs adaptation in a large scale.

"Enterprises play a vital role in a country's economic growth. The Indian economic environment is unparalleled in which organizations are learning to compete in a very new landscape throwing new challenges and tremendous opportunities. There has been a paradigm shift in the way businesses in India demand new solutions that are made in India and for India. They are also showing massive interest in having a bipolar engagement with the consumers, streamline their operations and capitalize on new sources of revenue and most importantly, deliver exceptional services to their clients," Said Avinash Joshi, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, IBM India/South Asia.

"Competitive advantage in this new era of smart will be achieved by transforming organizations through analytics, mobile technology, social business and cloud-based systems. These growth technologies will help Enterprises turn themselves into Smarter Enterprises," he added.

Viral Gandhi from Cox and Kings said, "The next big thing in IT that we would like to leverage is this entire idea of Social Business. And as the CIO of my organization, I believe that the way to optimize this is through Big Data and Analytics. What we have today is access to information, where we can connect with people and businesses with similar problems and look for solutions together."

Satish Kotian, CIO, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd., added, "Data is indeed the basis of competition in this new era. The business will have competitive advantage from Big Data, and the insights from this data. Access to cloud infrastructures, mobile devices and social networks will also benefit businesses. This is also paving new ways of working for Enterprises in India - one that is flexible, innovative and collaborative."

IBM is working with clients in India/South Asia across industries like banking, retail, manufacturing, government and telecom providing IBM technology and solutions. This will enable enterprises to serve specific needs of their clients more effectively and help them in optimizing their IT, while bracing them for future challenges and opportunities.

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Primary Media Contact: Meghala Nair,, 91-9886356229

Secondary Media Contact: Priyanka Jain, Text 100 India,, 91-9971927209

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