Accelerating Innovation through Cloud Computing

Krishna Mehra
Co-Founder & CTO-Capillary Technologies
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Krishna Mehra
Headquartered in Bangalore, Capillary Technologies is a provider of cloud-based software solutions that help businesses to engage with customers through mobile, social and in-store channels. The company has raised $15.6 million as fund from Qualcomm Ventures and others.

Technology advocates are quick to adopt solutions that make headlines and easily abandon them when the fizz dies away. However, 'cloud computing' has held ground despite the vagaries of the technology landscape, and seven years since its inception has permeated consumer lives from an enterprise IT solution standpoint. Cloud computing has molded the relationship between technology users and providers as a paradigm in computing where services and data are drawn upon from shared resources in data centers that can be accessed over the internet.

Traditionally, cloud computing has been perceived as a great business leveler. Cloud has played a very significant role for small and medium businesses to compete globally with enterprise rivals by removing the need for upfront capital investments. Larger organizations have struggled to rely on the cloud computing model, especially when it comes to migrating mission-critical applications, however this attitude is beginning to change. According to leading research firm IDC, global spending on public cloud services alone is expected to approach $100 billion by 2016.

Cloud in India

Cloud computing presents itself as a potential for high growth and lower costs; however the transition to cloud is not as breezy as it appears. As the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) has observed, usage of cloud services is more of a risk-based decision than it is technology-based, cloud computing impacts the format of running a business. Organizations are pushed to not only make strategic alignments but also operational makeovers while transitioning to cloud based systems, which some technology evangelists predict will have far-reaching implications on the economy as well.

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