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Indian enterprises making bigger investment in Cloud, finds MicroFocus study

December 21, 2020: A survey conducted by Enterprise software provider, Micro Focus  reveals  that in the quest towards digital resiliency, 51 percent of companies in India will accelerate their investment in cloud and edge technologies over the next 12-18 months.
This survey was conducted on the sidelines of the company’s annual  “Technology Horoscope”  event for enterprise and government customers.
The survey conducted with over 350 unique organizations threw up some interesting insights on the technology outlook for companies for the upcoming year:
Substantial impact on cloud infrastructure and applications investment plans for 2021 –32 percent of the respondents want to increase cloud related investments in 2021. About 23 percent mentioned that investment plans will be curtailed slightly for both on -prem and cloud infrastructure and applications. However, 18 percent mentioned that there would be no change for them.
In the quest towards digital resiliency, cloud would be key – More than half (51 percent) mentioned that investment in the cloud and edge technologies would be critical. According to 23 percent of the respondents, work from home processes would be a key focus area to strengthen. Over 16 percent said they would focus on applications re-engineering over the next 12-18 months.
Too many applications hinder DX - 49 percent of the respondents believe that the pandemic has led to a sprawl of quickly engineered infrastructure and application that will in fact impede the speed of digital transformation.
AI imperative for DX – About 53 percent of enterprises believe in nurturing data and AI skills internally and will continue to invest in building internal resources for usage. However, 23 percent mentioned that they prefer to work with external partners for data and AI related requirements. 25 percent of the enterprises stressed that Big Data and AI are long-term goals and not immediate focus areas.
Says Genefa Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer, Micro Focus. “As we adapt to new realities, the rules of business are being rewritten with new technologies, engagement models and customer expectations. The coming year will demand organizations to balance the speed of digital transformation with the pragmatism needed to run the business and manage costs as the survey findings underline. Micro Focus is uniquely positioned to help customers run and transform and achieve overall business resilience.  By combining customer-centric innovation with open and cloud-based solutions, we can help protect current and future IT investments helping customers bridge existing and emerging technologies.”