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Cybersecurity, Data Privacy Biggest Concerns for Indian Businesses: Dell Survey

Cybersecurity, Data Privacy Biggest Concerns for Indian Businesses: Dell Survey

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Sep 2018 2:07 AM GMT

New Delhi/Bengaluru: Most business leaders in India regard data privacy and cybersecurity concerns as the biggest barrier to their digital transformation, a new report from Dell Technologies said on Tuesday. According to the research, 93 percent of Indian businesses are facing major impediments to digital transformation today. Almost half of the Indian business leaders believe they will struggle to meet changing customer demands within five years, according to the report titled “Digital Transformation Index” (DT Index).

Offering insights into the areas where Indian businesses are considering investment to drive their digital transformation, the research showed that regulation or legislative changes and lack of the right in-house skill sets and expertise are the other top concerns for Indian businesses. The research also indicates that businesses are taking steps to overcome their barriers, along with the threat of being outmaneuvered from more nimble, innovative players. Close to 75 per cent of Indian businesses — 19 per cent more than in China — intend to invest in cybersecurity in the next one to three years, according to the report. Conducted in collaboration with Intel Corp, the research showed that 67 per cent of Indian businesses intend to invest in IoT (Internet of Things) technologies - 11 per cent more than that of Chinese companies.

While 62 percent of Indian businesses intend to invest in multi-Cloud (7 percent more than Chinese firms), 61 percent of Indian businesses intend to invest in Artificial Intelligence (only one percent more than companies in China), the findings showed. For this study, independent research firm Vanson Bourne surveyed 200 business leaders in India from mid to large-size companies to gauge their organizations’ place on the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index. The global results of the report, based on 4,600 respondents from 42 countries, will be released in early 2019, Dell Technologies said.

The report said that 37 percent of Indian businesses plan to invest in Blockchain, 31 percent in quantum computing and 42 percent in augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies in the next one to three years. (IANS)

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