Cloud computing needs govt push, says Kris

Cloud computing needs govt push, says Kris

Cloud computing needs govt push, says Kris

The fast emerging cloud computing market in India deserves encouragement both by government and educational institutions, according to Executive Vice-Chairman of Infosys Limited, S Gopalakrishnan.

“The government must support by use of cloud in e-governance, making regulations to promote cloud and taking leadership in cloud related standards and policies. Also, academics should include cloud in the curriculum, as cloud computing is the way computing will be in the future,” he said. Gopalakrishnan was speaking at inaugural session of the second international of “IEEE Cloud Computing” in Bangalore on Thursday, where he also unveiled a white paper on "Roadmap for Cloud computing innovation in India."

Benefits of the cloud

Speaking on benefits of cloud computing in healthcare, he said, “The advantages of a central Electronic Health Records System (EHR) on cloud are, it can be accessed by the hospitals, doctors, R&D organizations and insurance companies, with the permission of the patient. The government can also use the data to build statistics on particular ailments.”

The startup showcase & demo sessions at the event saw participation from NanoBI Analytics, Impel CRM, Cloud Munch, i7 Networks, IDOS, Researching Souls, Cloud Byte Inc, Cloud Munch, Wolken Software, Knowlarity, TAL Software Solutions, {Fix}nix and Manjrasoft.

Other prominent speakers at the event included Senior VP and CTO of Wipro, Anurag Srivastava; Infrastructure Head, Vodafone India, Manish Israni and Principal, Sequoia Capital India, Gautham Mago.

According to a concept paper released by the Cloud Computing Innovation Council for India in July this year, current estimates project an exponential growth in the cloud computing market in India from $900 million in 2011 to $ 4.5 billion by 2015.
It said, “There is significant opportunity for stimulating Indian markets for accelerated adoption of cloud computing, attraction of investments for infrastructure and innovation driven by Indian needs.”

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