Cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) to grow 33% this year: Gartner

Even as the rest of IT spending remains more or less flat, cloud computing continues to maintain its scorching pace of growth, according to the latest numbers from Gartner. Revenue from platform as a service (PaaS) — where companies offer cloud platforms for others to develop and deploy their cloud applications — is set to grow 33% this year to $1.2 billion, the researcher said. Moreover, the pace is set to remain high — it will grow 25% next year (2013) to 1.5 billion and touch $2.9 billion in 2016….

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Ramco inks cloud-computing deal with Dubai’s Emirates Engineering

India’s biggest cloud computing company, Ramco Systems, has inked a deal with Dubai-based Emirates aviation group for supplying cloud-based services to its engineering group. The revenue size of the deal, involving Ramco’s ‘Aviation Suite’ of software, was not disclosed. The suite of cloud-based software offers complete ERP functionality including HR, Finance, and Materials. “We have signed the Master Supply Agreement for five years with the Emirates Group, the world’s largest commercial carrier. We have been growing our footprint in the global Aviation Industry and are excited about this undertaking, which…

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Indian ERP, CRM markets changing due to saturation, Cloud-Computing – IDC

International Data Corporation or IDC, the market research firm said it has “slightly downgraded” its expectations for the ERP market in India due to a “continued mindset of caution and tactical investments” among organizations in India. ERP or enterprise resource planning software provides large organizations a ready made way of keeping track of different assets, processes and people within it. The market is dominated by Germany’s SAP and U.S.-based Oracle, and constitutes the biggest chunk of the global enterprise software market. In India too, ERP (also called ERM) makes up…

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Are Indian IT firms like Infosys & TCS barking up the wrong cloud tree?

Indian IT outsourcing firms, such as TCS and Infosys Technologies, may have to tweak their business plans if Forrester Research’ latest prediction on the evolution of the cloud market turns out true. While the firm has come out with one of the (if not THE) biggest projection for cloud services, albeit by 2020, it has attributed a minuscule marketshare of just around 6.25% for the segment Indian companies are all focusing on. While foreign firms — web players like amazon.com and google.com, packaged software makers like Microsoft, Oracle and SAP…

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Only 4% of Indian companies are using Cloud computing: Cyber Media

Only 4% of the enterprises (companies) in India have taken advantage of cloud computing, with the SaaS market reaching Rs 465 crore this year, according to Cyber Media Research. “This is expected to rise to 6.8% for all large and mid-size enterprises in the country by 2012,” it predicted. The key SaaS applications that showed high rates of growth in 2010 over 2009 include customer relations software such as Salesforce.com, collaborative applications such as messaging, and supply chain management — all of which are used by out-of-office or multiple-office staff….

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