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Google Mobilising its Efforts to Tap into Burgeoning Cloud Opportunities in Government Sector in India

According to Nitin Bawankule, Director, Google Cloud, India, the time is ripe for the company to now deeply explore the government sector

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The read-aloud feature is particularly useful when users are driving, cooking or otherwise have their hands full. Pixabay

Google that last week disclosed its Cloud business has hit an annual revenue run rate of over $8 billion – quite a worrisome news for its rivals – is now mobilising its efforts to tap into the burgeoning Cloud opportunities in the government sector in India.

The aim is clear: To help government clients have scalable, agile and secure multi-Cloud experience with built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities.

According to Nitin Bawankule, Director, Google Cloud, India, the time is ripe for the company to now deeply explore the government sector as various state governments are moving fast on initiatives like building smart cities, along with plans to move their workloads to a secure on-premise as well as Public Cloud atmosphere.

“We are working closely with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to achieve the full Cloud Service Provider (CSP) empanelment. The idea is to help state governments have a secure experience with Cloud, along with utilising New-Age AI/ML capabilities,” Bawankule told IANS during an interaction.

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Google that last week disclosed its Cloud business has hit an annual revenue run rate of over $8 billion – quite a worrisome news for its rivals – is now mobilising its efforts. Pixabay

According to a latest Nasscom report, growing adoption of Big Data analytics, AI/ML and Internet of Things (IoT) is likely to push Cloud market in India to reach $7.1 billion by 2022.

“We are still scratching the surface as opportunities are huge in the Indian market. Google Cloud will soon have dedicated sales teams working on the government vertical in the country,” said the executive who is an IIM Bangalore alumnus with over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles.

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region went live in India last year. The Cloud region in Mumbai — that uses Google’s core infrastructure, data analytics and AI/ML– offers several services, including compute, Big Data, storage and networking.

“We are working on to give Google Cloud an image of a differentiator in the Indian market. The concept of ‘One Google’ with all solutions under one roof is what we are going to take to the potential customers,” Bawankule noted.

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Under the leadership of global industry veteran Thomas Kurian, said Bawankule, Google Cloud is bullish on big Indian enterprises, SMBs, unicorns and startups.

Under Kurian, Google Cloud is on an acquisition spree and has just bought Elastifile, a provider of scalable enterprise storage for the Cloud. Google has also announced to acquire data analytics company Looker for $2.6 billion.

“We have ramped up efforts in the last 12-18 months to make our presence felt across the industry verticals. The Indian government sector is the next big thing and we will have more to share on that front soon,” said Bawankule. (IANS)

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Hiver Survey: More Than 60% Indian Millennials Feel Anxious About Unread Emails

Millennials across the globe today are increasingly getting hooked on to the practice of keeping their inbox empty/near-empty

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More than 60 per cent millennials in India feel anxious when they see unread emails in their inbox. Pixabay

BY PUJA GUPTA

More than 60 per cent millennials in India feel anxious when they see unread emails in their inbox, reveals a survey.

The survey was conducted by Hiver with over 600 millennials in India to understand their work email behavior patterns.

Millennials across the globe today are increasingly getting hooked on to the practice of keeping their inbox empty/near-empty at all times – popularly known as eInbox Zero.’

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As many as 63 per cent millennials agreed that long emails hampered their workplace productivity. Pixabay

The survey also revealed that as many as two in five millennials get extremely uncomfortable if they haven’t been able to check their work email for three-four hours at a stretch.

When asked about the first app that they check on their phone upon waking up, 59 per cent chose WhatsApp, 29 per cent mentioned social media apps such as Instagram and Facebook, and only 9 per cent said emails.

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The findings also reveal some interesting insights on how emails affect employee productivity. As many as 63 per cent millennial agreed that long emails hampered their workplace productivity, and that they preferred them to be shorter and eto the point’. Another 60 per cent interestingly said that emails can be a good substitute for workplace meetings. (IANS)