India enterprise business to expand: Google
Google's street view has hit a roadblock in India. Less than a month after launching the project in Bangalore, the internet giant has now run into security concerns over filming the IT Hub. But as far as its other plans in the Indian enterprise market go, Google has formulated a network of partners including big names like Tata Communications, TCS and Wipro for offering enterprise solutions.
The Indian enterprise market is expected to grow by 20% in FY12 and Google wants to join the party.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18’s Kritika Saxena, Douglas Farber, MD, Enterprise (APAC), Google said, “We are really excited about the opportunity in India. Our organisation has grown significantly. We have added lots of resources. In particular we have hired well over a 100 engineers in the country to help support some core development efforts and engineering efforts. So, it’s a major hot bed for engineering and development."
He further said, "On a customer side, we are seeing SMBs, mid market companies and large enterprises are flocked to the Google value proposition and the enterprise.”
Below is the script of the interview. Also watch the accompanying video.
Q: You have a partnership with Tata Communications for enterprise solutions and for offering cloud based services. Are you actually looking at expanding this particular partnership? Will you be probably looking at a network of partnership in India?
A: We have a wide array of partners, of which telecom is a very important one. We fully intend to build out a really healthy and profitable ecosystem around Google's enterprise offerings.
Q: Similar to this will you also be looking at tying up with software service providers?
A: TCS is another partner of ours that we work with. We have worked with Wipro as well. Accenture, on a global basis, we have a very good relationship with them and interact with them here in India. So, what we are finding is more and more large SIIs and even second, third tier SIIs are seeing this as a really compelling market.