Indian life sciences sector takes to the cloud

Dylan Bushell-Embling
29 Apr 2010
Daily News

The life sciences sectors of India, China and Japan are taking to cloud computing at a faster rate than their international peers, and are more likely to commit to investment, Ovum said.

An average of 66% of life sciences companies in the region have plans to invest, with 8% saying they were already leveraging cloud computing, according to a survey conducted by the research firm.

But in 100 countries outside of APAC, only 63% had plans to invest, and 4% had already done so.

“Ovum sees Asia-Pacific as a hot spot for cloud computing.” Ovum senior analyst Adam Jura said.

Those life sciences companies in India, China and Japan which grant final control over IT projects to the CEOs are more likely to adopt cloud computing than those who had the CIO with greater say, suggesting that the financial motive is a strong driver for cloud adoption.

“We’re also seeing some reticence amongst CIOs that are perhaps concerned about a loss of control within their IT departments,” Jura said.

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