EMC survey highlights the growing big data adoption in India enterprises

A new survey from EMC finds that big data adoption in India is growing, with 91 percent of Indian businesses revealing that big data will lead to better decision making.

Further, 68 percent of respondents said big data will be a key factor in determining winners and losers in the industry.

As per the survey, 35 percent of respondents have already achieved a competitive advantage as a result of big data analytics technology while 68 percent believe that those industries that succeed will be the same ones using big data tools.

Top three drivers for the transformation of IT systems and infrastructure in India are: business process/operational efficiencies (61 percent), improved governance and compliance (46 percent), and enhancing customer experience/engagement/communications (45 percent).


According to 62 percent of respondents, big data technology will prove vital in identifying and protecting against cyber attacks while 89 percent agree that data center automation will be crucial to innovation and agility over the next three years.

However, 26 percent of companies surveyed have no current plans for implementing Big Data technology.

Companies in India continue to look to IT innovation to compete locally and on the global stage. In India 92 percent of companies agree that their business sees technology investment as a strategic way to achieve its goals.

While 79 percent of respondents report that they have the correct level of skills and knowledge in place to complete their business priorities successfully, 82 percent of respondents report that ensuring skills keep pace with the rate of I.T. innovation will be a challenge for their organizations over the next three years.

Also, 80 percent of respondents agree that I.T. is now equipped to handle the most essential business priorities – and that now, the biggest barrier is cultural.

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