How disruption in Dell EMC creating opportunities for Indian IT industry
The integration of Dell and EMC for data storage, analytics, information security and cloud computing is creating new avenues for the Indian IT industry. The combined entity, Dell EMC will offer a large product portfolio for customers towards the digital transformation.
Dell EMC believes that there is an opportunity worth $150 bn in digital India. The entity has already started working with the government for providing the IT infrastructure for Aadhaar, GST network, and CBDT. Dell EMC is the largest IT infrastructure in the country. The company believes that there is a big opportunity in digital India. Within a just first year of its operations, Dell EMC was able to pay back $9.5 billion of debt, this is in addition to the $4.5 billion investment that has already been made in R&D.
The IT infrastructure alone has an opportunity worth $150 billion. Considering the huge number of opportunity, there is a lot of room for the Indian IT companies to enter this space. The government itself is creating big opportunities for the companies in this space. The government contracts can only be taken based on the company's merit.
Under Digital India, the government of India is publishing an open, transparent process of RFP and responsible tender. Most of these tenders are a combination of technical evaluation and the commercial evaluation, and sometimes it is also reverse auctions. Dell EMC was able to get the contract for GSTN and the revamped infrastructure of Central Board of Excise and Customs.
Looking at the government's initiatives like Jan-Dhan, Aadhaar, and mobility, there is a big opportunity for companies working in the IT infrastructure space. Dell EMC India's President and MD, Alok Ohrie believes that the company has an edge over its competitors with its different products and technologies.
Dell EMC has a great product line in the space of AR, VR and the combination of two. The company is hoping to use the innovative product line with the government initiatives. Indian IT industry can follow the footsteps of Dell EMC to tap into the massive opportunity in the IT infrastructure space.
- Rajat Kabade