An increasing number of companies in India are searching for professionals who have cloud expertise.
These enterprises are also keeping aside more of their budgets to train internal IT staff on cloud initiatives, according to the recently released third annual VMware Cloud Index 2012.
Fifty percent of those surveyed have already adopted cloud solutions or approaches, and about 30 percent intend to deploy cloud solutions within the next 18 months.
Although these figures indicate the growing cloud opportunity in India, 40 percent of the respondents said they find an internal resistance to change in their companies that is posing a challenge to the adoption of cloud.
Fifty-four percent of senior IT professionals in India see cloud computing as a top business priority and 72 percent of respondents said they have a good understanding of the technology.
Eighty percent of the respondents in India expect cloud computing to cut their organizational IT costs and 82 percent said this technology will help them to optimize their existing IT management and automation capabilities.
“The survey demonstrates the potential for cloud computing in the country and reflects a double digit rate of adoption,” said T. Srinivasan, MD, VMware India and SAARC. “With concerns around data privacy, integration and security limiting the adoption of cloud in India, we continue to work towards enabling organizations with knowledge and resources to raise adoption rates.”
VMware was recently in news for announcing the financial results for the third quarter of 2012.