SoA and cloud computing will enable new ways of doing business across industries


Transformational technologies
such as service-oriented architecture, cloud computing and Control Objectives
for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) will enable new ways of doing
business across industries, according to the Hype Cycle for information and
communication technology (ICT) by Gartner.


transformational technologies are creating a major shift in industry dynamics
leading to the creation of a new and improved and sustainable ecosystem. 


Other technologies
such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and x86 server virtualization have
very fast adoption rates and will become mainstream in less than two years by
moving beyond large enterprise-class accounts and expanding into the small and
midsize business (SMB) segment. In Hype Cycle terminology, they have either
entered, or are about to enter, the Plateau of Productivity.


In India, most of
the 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,” said 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.


Technology Trigger
(entity resolution and analysis, infrastructure as a service, media tablets,
and solar energy technology) may take longer to achieve market acceptance, if
at all. These technologies have less than 5 percent market penetration and long
periods to mainstream adoption – generally a minimum of two years and as long
as five to 10 years. 


In this Hype Cycle
research, Gartner
presents its views on the progress of some of the most interesting and
significant technologies related to ICT in India. Technologies that contribute
to the performance of an organization, as well as to the wider economies in
which they operate, are plenty.


The 2011 Hype Cycle
profiles 44 technologies that are relevant from the Indian market’s point of
view. These technologies are categorized as emerging, mature and in-between
based on several factors; all are important because they represent significant
market and investment opportunities.


India is one of the
fastest-growing markets in terms of IT hardware and communications
infrastructure consumption. With enterprises continuing to embrace IT to
improve productivity and drive growth, penetration of ICT infrastructure has
been growing rapidly during the past decade.


The market witnessed
high year-over-year revenue growth in 2010 compared with 2008 and 2009, which
were marred by recession. Primary drivers include domestic consumption as a
result of pent-up demand, increasing user maturity, software architectural
advances, changing buyer patterns, and finally, the advent of newer alternative
delivery models to consume software and services, such as the cloud and
software as a service (SaaS).


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
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.


According to recent research by
Gartner analysts, organizations seeking to move applications into the cloud
have five options : rehost on infrastructure as a service (IaaS), refactor for
platform as a service (PaaS), revise for IaaS or PaaS, rebuild on PaaS, or
replace with software as a service (SaaS).


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