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News article | 10 June 2021

Cloud computing: a major transformation of government services in India

Cloud computing is acting not just as a catalyst but also as a strategic pivot for multiple actors, in particular, in agriculture, higher education, and public healthcare in India.

The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a computer is being leveraged to a large extent by the government organisations in India for gaining many advantages. A major restructuring where copyright, database protection and overall IP protection will play a major role in the successful management and commercialisation of cloud-based services.

Cost-savings, strategic-edge, back-up and restore data, automatic software integration, reliability, mobility, unlimited storage capacity and a quick deployment of citizen services are some of the advantages foreseen upon the implementation of such systems, across the different services and procedures the government has set up.

The adoption of such systems  is likely to create more success stories in the Indian public sector but might also motivate private enterprises to invest further in the cloud, thereby leading to further progress in economic development.

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