Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Will 3G & LTE Accelerate the Cloud Computing Adoption Rate?

Mobile Asia Congress, Hong Kong November 17-18, 2010 - Peter Chou, CEO of fast-growing Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC, used his keynote at Congress to explain:

"Cloud computing will play a critical role in the smartphone experience. As the mobile becomes more powerful we can’t store everything on the device; we need the cloud."

He pointed to the launch of HTC's new service as an example of how its smartphones can leverage the power of cloud computing. In the same Congress, Ryuji Yamada, president and CEO of NTT Docomo, emphasized on the cloud computing services.


With the launch of 3G services in India & revolutionary LTE in USA - will this accelerate the Cloud Computing adoption rate?

With Android becoming ubiquitous & driving down the handset prices – number of smart-phone users will soon reach critical mass in emerging economies like India, China, Brazil, Russia etc. Let us check the opinions of a few of the leading technology experts in Indian Cloud Service Arena. The following content is based on the opinion shared exclusively with Techno-Pulse…

Disclaimer: I am NOT associated with any of the companies mentioned here.

Here you go:

[Opinions published in the order they were received]

Suresh-Sambandam-CEO-OrangeScape Suresh Sambandam - Founder & CEO of OrangeScape, a pioneer Platform as a Service(PaaS)

The only Indian company listed in research reports of Gartner and Forrester on PaaS. OrangeScape's patent pending rule engine based PaaS platform enables entrepreneurs to build scalable SaaS based business applications easily.

Yes, anything that can improve the connectivity is going to further the adoption rate of 'Cloud Computing' - there is no doubt. 3G looks like a promise if it can reach beyond the Tier 1 and Tier 3 cities down to the villages. B2C apps will flourish with increased connectivity especially with 60crore + mobile connection in India. Another enabling factor for this to work with be smart-Phone percolation. I believe Android based phones will hit the $100 price band very soon. Smart-Phones and 3G together will catapult the cloud computing adoption.

Kishore-Impel-CRM Narasimhan (Kishore) Mandyam - CEO of PK4, a company that delivers a SaaS Impel CRM for India.

Started as a developer at Infosys in 1986, Kishore has built and run companies in software services and in products in India and the US. Prior to PK4 he has lead many successful ventures viz. Ampersand, Aprisa & zeroCode. In 2006, he co-founded PK4 with the objective of changing the way traditional software is built and sold. Impel CRM is the first large software system from that effort. Kishore is an Electrical Engineer from UVCE, Bangalore.

Absolutely it will accelerate Cloud Computing. The Cloud and SaaS are going to be much more about the Mobile than about the Desktop, so the wider the pipe is at that end, the more users can do with mobile devices. And that will in turn give rise to a whole lot of Services in domains that one would not have thought of – healthcare, eGovernance, etc.

The big change on the side of providers like us is that we now have to build for smaller and smaller screen-sizes. That forces us to be minimalist, in a way – something Enterprise software developers are not used to. IMHO, the companies that recognize and embrace this (among other things) will come out ahead quicker.

Sahil-CEO-DeskAway Sahil Parikh - Founder & CEO of DeskAway a Cloud based Project Collaboration & Management software. He is the Author of The SaaS Edge 

Sahil has been involved with the web since the last 10 years. He is passionate about the fusion of design & technology and that of building scalable web businesses.

I think cloud computing adoption comes through a change in mindset - basically, dispelling common myths related to the adoption of SaaS - control, learning curve, cost, security etc. 3G will obviously help getting a faster pipe to the data and a better experience on mobile phones. What we need is a better and deeper broadband penetration.

Wolf-Director-Sunny-Ghosh Sunny Ghosh - Director Wolf Frameworks, a browser based On Demand Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for rapidly designing and delivering database driven multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.

Sunny is responsible for developing & evangelizing the business model embedded inside the WOLF Platform. A COBOL, RPG, CL programmer by origin, with strong career foundation with Motorola, Sunny started his career in the Telecom domain & holds an honors degree in Mathematics with specialization in Competitive Product Strategies, Intellectual Capital & Software Business Management from NSRCEL, IIM-Bangalore. A voracious reader, core committee member of the prestigious CII - Knowledge Management Community of India, he has published series of papers on how Digital edge empowers large Diasporas & communities, “Mobilizing knowledge management towards digital rights” in assistance from World Bank & UNPAN and dreams of a world filled with choice, service, freedom and optimism.

One of the defining characteristics of Cloud Computing is its device and location independence. Cloud Computing relies primarily on the existence of services and data on the internet rather than individual devices, providing on-demand access. Both 3G and LTE will play a pivotal role in carrying Cloud Computing beyond the early adopter market into the mainstream.

Using the internet as a backbone, telecommunication providers will leverage the Cloud to offer a range of services to their customer base. Thus, services come closer to the consumer and provide a higher level of accessibility than ever before. In the future, we see a fundamental shift in the consumption of these services – primarily on hand-held devices – mobiles, tablets, etc. – rather than PCs.

The natural consequence of this is the movement of Cloud services from a consumption model to a production model.

 How 3G & LTE is going to change the Cloud landscape? Do share your views…

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  1. Cloud is taking up fast but I see no need for it in some places, our College has no cloud infrastructure and we are in control of all data and security, I like it like that.

  2. Hey,

    I totally agree, smartphones are increasingly being used these days, especially in the emerging countries. They are also successfully leveraging upon the cloud computing technology.
    Thanks for the share.

  3. Now a days, use of mobile are increasing day by day rather than computers. Cloud computing are in more demand. Thanks for sharing this informative post.