Mobility and BYOD Top Priority for CIOs in India, Says IBM Study

       Mobility and BYOD Top Priority for CIOs in India, Says IBM Study

  PR Newswire

  NEW DELHI, November 21, 2013

NEW DELHI, November 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Plan to Increase Investments on BYOD  and Mobile Technologies by 67%

(NYSE: IBM): 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.

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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."

Besidesplanning 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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