'Cloud computing offers significant benefits for corporates'
Posted on Aug 29 2014 | IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Majority of the decision makers in Indian corporates have ranked business intelligence as the major use of big data. They also agree that cloud computing and big data can give significant impact for their business.
According to a survey by online education company Skillsoft, 65 percent of decision makers in India ranked business intelligence as the greatest benefit of leveraging big data - huge and complex data sets from various sources which are difficult to process.
"Further, despite low levels of adoption of cloud solutions and big data in some industries, decision makers and learners alike agree that the benefits of both can drive significant and measurable impact for their respective businesses," stated the survey titled 'Leveraging the Power of Big Data and the Cloud'.
Cloud solutions or cloud computing is offering computing solutions as a service and not as a product over internet.
According to the survey, 73 percent of the respondents said more training is needed in relation to cloud solutions for their better performance.
"No longer can decision makers and business professionals ignore the potential that big data and cloud solutions can impact their business outcomes, their team dynamics, and even their own career advancement," said Aruna Telang, manager, Consulting Services - Asia, Skillsoft.
The survey's key findings are:
- 79 percent of decision makers believe more training is needed within their organization in relation to big data.
- 61 percent stated they were hired to support the process of training employees on cloud solutions.
- While 54 percent of decision makers are investing in cloud solutions, the research findings showed that 19 percent of these individuals do not have any budget allocated to training.
- Across organisations, e-mail systems, customer relationship management (CRM) and learning management systems (LMS) were the hottest cloud solutions being adopted.
According to Skillsoft, 13 markets across the Asia Pacific region are represented in the study.
The survey also included data from more than 300 large and medium-sized businesses and organisations across 20 industry sectors in Asia Pacific.