Facts & figures from Google Cloud Summit 2017

Oct 23, 2017 by infocon in  Internet of Things Talks

Google Cloud Summit is one of Google’s most definitive events on cloud-driven latest technologies, held on September 26th in Bengaluru and on September 28th in Mumbai.

The event marked motley of tech giants from across the globe, each having a significant announcement to make for the future of India’s e-commerce.

Rajan Anandan (Vice President, South East Asia and India, Google), Rick Harshman (Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Google Cloud) and Mohit Pande (Country Manager – India, Google Cloud) inaugurated the plenary session divided into three categories of discussions – Imagine, Learn and Build.

Each of the plenary discussion involved a close coordination between the global market of Internet of Things and India. Google India took this opportunity to highlight some important facts and figures concerning online businesses. Some vital ones are :

(i)  According to Google, about 650 million Indians will have access to the Internet, mostly through smartphones, by 2020.

(ii)  At least seven consumer-focused Google products have more than 100 million users each, in India. This number is growing fast.

(iii)  By 2018, over 40 million Indians will shop online.

(iv)  At present, 6.5 million Indians get online in over 100+ railways stations in the country through Google’s collaboration with RailTel.

(v)   Google generates one new server in the cloud every 3 seconds.

(vi)  Google Cloud Region is coming to Mumbai by the end of the year 2017. A Cloud Region in Mumbai will look after local data processing and online heavy-lifting, which is currently being taken care of by Google Cloud Regions located in Taiwan, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.

(vii)  Google detects about 10 million spam messages every minute on the Internet.

(viii)  On a monthly basis, Google performs scans and security checks on over 400 million Android devices.


Rising IoT market in India

Oct 23, 2017

With the advent of digital economy, more curious customers are adapting to the change in market environment. A latest report on the international market of Internet of Things (IoT)  suggested last week that the global market spend is expected to grow from $625.2 billion in 2015 to $1.29 trillion in 2020 — with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6 per cent.

The spurt in growth is said to be due to the transformation of CIOs, IT and business enterprises into their digital footprints. IoT will play a major role in causing technological disruption and expansion of such multinational firms.

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), in partnership with US-based IoT service provider Aeris, the installed base of IoT endpoints will grow from 12.1 billion at the end of 2015 to more than 30 billion by 2020. 

The report said that IoT will soon be in the first priorities in the minds of customers as their realization of its value grows and their needs to improve customer experience is delivered by IoT.

There is broad consensus among organizations that IoT leads the way when it comes to enriching customer lifetime value, smoothening customer onboarding or even making it easier for businesses to deliver sophisticated customer experiences.

“IoT is the next wave of growth in telecom sector. IoT is an enabling technology that bears the potential to take India to a whole new level of development and our vision is to play a significant part in this endeavor.” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said at India Mobile Congress in September.

This comes with the state-run telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) announcing an agreement with IoT solutions provider Aeris to jointly tap the Internet of Things market in India.

The agreement guarantees that both the companies will offer packaged IoT solutions and services to enterprises, small and medium businesses and public sector undertakings, among other segments in India.

Further, BSNL will provide bandwith for IoT products that will be provided by Aeris Communications in India.

“Our tie-up with BSNL is a multi-dimensional one and I am confident that this relationship will transform the contours of the IoT landscape in the country. Our partnership will ensure faster permeation of IoT across India and help businesses and PSUs gain remarkable advantages,” Aeris Communications India President Rishi Bhatnagar said.

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