The technologies like service-oriented architecture, cloud computing, and Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) will create business impact defining new methods of conducting business across verticals in India, according Gartner’s Hype Cycle for ICT in India, 2011. These technologies, states the research firm, are paving way to a sustainable business ecosystem.
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Other business impact technologies, ERP and x86 server virtualization, will go mainstream within two years with Indian SMBs adopting them at a large scale. According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle, these technologies have entered or are about to enter ‘the Plateau of Productivity’.
“In India, most technologies have a high to moderate benefit for organizations and will take two to five years for mainstream adoption, with the exception of entity resolution and analysis, which will take five to 10 years,” says Asheesh Raina, principal research analyst, Gartner. “ICTs such as unified communications, mobile advertising, business service management tools, and computational-fluid-dynamic (CFD) analysis are slipping toward the Trough of Disillusionment and are at the proof-point stage.”
According to Raina, the ones that are on the “Technology Trigger”, such as entity resolution and analysis, IaaS, media tablets, and solar energy, may take longer to achieve market acceptance (five to 10 years) and that they have lower than 5% market acceptance and yet to result in massive business impact.
Gartner’s year 2011 Hype Cycle for India lists out 44 technologies that represent significant market and investment opportunities and are categorized as emerging, mature, and in-between. According to Gartner, the key demand drivers for ICT in India are pent-up demand, increasing user maturity, software architectural advances, changing buyer patterns, and the emergence of alternative delivery models such as cloud.
“The overall technology lag (that is, global traction versus India traction) is slowly closing, and many organizations in India are open to exploring new technologies to attain that extra bit of business differentiation. The market is also witnessing the entry of local vendors in emerging, as well as mature technology segments, covering areas such as application development, business intelligence, business process management suites, CRM, data centers, ERP, HR management systems, and green and sustainability technology tools, and offering the same through SaaS and the cloud,” Raina comments.