SaaS will account for bulk of cloud spend in India: Gartner

Bangalore,  March 3, 201: The public cloud services market in India is  poised to  grow at  nearly 30 percent to  end the year at $ 550 million say analysts Gartner.
The market was  $ 432 million in 2013.  Enterprises will spend $ 218 million on software as a service (SaaS)  this year, Gartner adds. And  by 2017 the spend on cloud services will  be around $ 4 billion. SaaS  will account for the largest chunk of this, followed by infrastructure as a service (IaaS), totally $76 million in 2014 and business process as a service (BPaaS), totally $73 million
“The market for public cloud services in India continues to expand at rates outpacing much of the rest of the world,” said Ed Anderson, research director at Gartner. “Increased demand for the business benefits and cost efficiencies will drive growth uniformly across virtually all cloud market segments through 2017.”
The Indian market is expected to be one of the fastest growing countries in Gartner’s cloud forecast. IT spending on public cloud services in India is expected to reach $1.3 billion in 2017.

Source: "Forecast Analysis: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2017, 4Q13 Update and Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2017, 4Q13 Update".
GOVERNMENT SPENDING:  In a separate study Gartner also suggested that  government  on IT products and services spends in 2014 will hit $ 6.4 billion.  “IT services, which includes consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing, will be the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period within the government sector,“ said Anurag Gupta, research director at Gartner. “IT services are expected to grow 3.8 percent in 2013 to reach $1.46 billion in 2014, up from $1.37 billion in 2013 – with the business process outsourcing segment growing 16.3 percent in 2014.”