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Cloud Computing Advocates of India Urge Government for Support
With the turn of 2012, the Indian Central Government has been under pressure to adopt a standard policy for cloud computing. S. Gopalakrishna, a prominent advocate of cloud adoption as well as Infosys Executive Co-chairman, urged the Central Government to pass a law that settles the discrepancy over ensuring correct data ownership. Mr. Gopalakrishnan declared cloud computing as a necessary internalization strategy in order to keep up with the future of the IT industry. Due to the cloud’s infinite storage capacities as well as mobility, services such as banking, insurance, health care and education were conforming their data to the online cloud computing format. Gopalakrishnan urges the Indian IT industry to create new business models in order to take advantage of this transition. While the media industry has been the first to adopt cloud computing, the vast majority of Indian businesses are not yet on board. The main challenge, Gopalakrishnan states, is to “come out with the right policy for cloud computing that would also have a regulatory mechanism”.