Kochi: The global business scenario will soon be ruled by cloud computing, Microsoft India's managing director for enterprise commercial business Sashikumar Sreedharan has said.
In a brief interaction with Onmanorama, he said Cloud would ride over all existing models. It would help reduce capital investment wherein investors would need to pay only for the data and space they use, he said.
“The existing business models compel investors to purchase all technologies required to run their business. Cloud computing will enable them to subscribe to the technology on a monthly basis so that it cuts down the capital investment and assures quality output,” Sashikumar Sreedharan said.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning would complement the cloud computing model in the emerging technological arena. AI will enable machines to acquire data from each of user engagement, right from biometric identification to social media check-ins and, click stream movement and credit card swiping. The AI systems would track all your movements, preferences and activities and prepare an inferred database which would help the back-end systems to function freely. He said the model could but be bogged down by factors like bandwidth , data security and privacy issues.
Stating that stable internet connection was hardly an issue in India, he said the government would be compelled to take steps to ensure data security. Cloud computing systems were being tailored to suit all business models, he added.
Mixed reality, where augmented reality and virtual reality would converge, was the prospective new-age technology which is all set to touch the grassroots. “Microsoft focuses on more mixed reality ventures through which 3D printing and virtual operations will become a layman's affair. This will make tremendous changes in pharma production, surgical operations, hospitality and agricultural sectors. There are a number of areas which lack the right skill at the right place in the right time. Mixed reality is the solution for this,” he said.
He added that India, as a very powerful customer base to Microsoft, is truly an emerging nation in terms of skills, resources, talents and investor-friendly business environment. He also expressed Microsoft's friendly attitude to the fresh start-up burgeoning in Kerala.
Sashikumar Sreedharan said every software product, every technology, should be given ample maturing period so that it can perform to its best. Windows 10 is performing on almost all platforms successfully. We are trying to integrate more features to this product. It is pointless to release yet another version of the same system software soon,” he added.
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