Lenovo India Announces Technology Outlook for 2015

Posted by News Room On Friday, January 2, 2015 0 comments
The internet of things is set to revolutionize how people stay connected and do things faster on the move. Indian enterprises have realized the potential of mobile technology as a business enabler and the year 2014 witnessed a clear move towards the usage of employee owned devices in the workplace.
In India, the millennial generation is spearheading IT consumerization at the workplace. Rapid smartphone penetration coupled with broadband and mobile internet, is enabling enterprises to improve employee productivity. As we usher in the New Year, I expect remarkable shifts in enterprise computing devices, data and device management strategies and delivery of business solutions.
Devices have undergone a drastic transformation over the years, and the coming year will witness a spur of innovation in the enterprise computing segment. Among power users, mobile devices are becoming the interfaces of choice for reviewing documents, email sign offs and consumption of digital content, and they allow users to access work from any location. While, most users will use their smartphones for accessing e-mail and basic enterprise apps, organizations will provide tablets for power users, and in some verticals such as banking, healthcare and education tablet adoption will be higher. From an employer purview, Windows 10 will also drive tablet adoption as it will offer a more seamless experience across the Windows family of devices.
We anticipate that at least 20% employees of most large Indian enterprises will have tablets provided by their employers in 2015. That said, PCs will remain the primary computing devices in the workplace as it is the most preferred device for content creation and many enterprises are yet to have an infrastructure to support mobile devices, due to lack of connectivity and application compatibility concerns. For executive members, convertibles (laptop that can be used a tablet) are likely to gain traction, but their adoption will be limited due to a higher price point. We are anticipating a move towards newer form factors such as mini PCs and AIOs, which will replace older PCs as majority of enterprises are shifting to devices that save real estate space and increase refresh cycle
As employees increasingly start using multiple devices to access enterprise data from remote locations, data management and delivery of business solutions become a daunting task for IT. In addition to that, there is complexity of data sharing among employees, customers and partners. Trends such as enterprise mobility and bring your own device (BYOD) are raising data vulnerability concerns and there is a strong need to resolve these issues and comply with regulatory requirements. To help IT regain control over file storage and sharing, more organizations will implement an enterprise-class, IT-managed data management solution which offers IT the ability to control sensitive corporate data while meeting the mobility and collaboration needs of users.
As cloud solutions become more mainstream, enterprises will leverage the benefits of real time data tracking and analytics, which have significant rewards in sectors like retail manufacturing and BFSI. From better inventory management, sales monitoring, CRM service delivery to increasing footfalls in retail outlets, live data analytics can be a huge asset for Indian companies which can transform the way an industry operates. Apart from data, the majority of Indian organizations will move their mission critical apps and business solutions to cloud in the next two years. According to a recent Gartner survey, 85 percent of software vendors are first writing applications for the web. This is a big shift from the days when applications were developed as traditional or “on-premise apps”. Cloud significantly reduces infrastructure cost, and offers pay-as-you-grow model which is ideal for small and medium businesses in India.


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