Feeds

IT industry to benefit from India's new government

Vendor land can cash in on pro-technology government's e-services projects

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

New Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata political party will be good for Indian IT on two fronts, analysts say.

Modi was elected two weeks ago after a marathon campaign and election at which over 800 million people were eligible to vote. The Bharatiya Janata political (BJP) secured over 171 million votes and won a parliamentary majority.

Gartner analyst Sunil Padmanabh welcomed that majority, opining in a research note titled 2014 Indian Election Results Bode Well for Its IT Industry that it should deliver “form a more stable government with the ability to fast-track economic policy reforms, which will encourage further growth within India's IT sector.”

Padmanabh also feels the BJP's use of technology during the election campaign indicates it will not hesitate to do so again in government.

Promises of new e-services and improved governance also bode well, the analyst says, and he predicts big integration projects to streamline government services. The result will be that “domestic IT service organizations handling integration, mobility and IT-security-related services will benefit from an uptick in IT spending on e-governance and mobile-governance (m-governance) initiatives.”

As, presumably, will suppliers to those organisations and to India's government.

Canalys analyst Rachel Lashford also sees good times ahead for IT concerns inside and outside India.

“Promised reforms (especially economic) and policies could be implemented over the next few years, such as around defence industry, natural resources, renewable energy and the health sectors sector,” she told The Reg by email. “In turn these represent opportunities for growth for infrastructure, software and services companies in these sectors. Privatisation could also help provide opportunities for both national and foreign technology companies.” ®

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

More from The Register

next story
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
UK government officially adopts Open Document Format
Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws
Only 49 politcos voted against DRIP bill
Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov
Copyright law reforms will keep m'learned friends busy
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.