Penetration of ICT infrastructure has been growing rapidly during the past decade
According to the Hype Cycle for information and communication technology (ICT) by Gartner, transformational technologies such as service-oriented architecture, cloud computing and Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) are creating a major shift in industry dynamics.
The report says, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and x86 server virtualization 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 the Hype Cycle research, Gartner presents its views on the progress of some of the most interesting and significant technologies related to ICT in India.
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).
Gartner principal research analyst Asheesh Raina said 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.
"Those on the 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," Raina said.
"These technologies have less than 5% market penetration and long periods to mainstream adoption – generally a minimum of two years and as long as five to 10 years.
"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 also 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."