DQ Estimates Revenue (Rs Crore)
For the year 2016 to 2017 : 9,550
For the year 2017 to 2018: 10,600
Increase of 11%
Digital Transformation and Cloud are two big slices that powered Microsoft in India. As organization took on to an on-demand approach and modernized their IT infrastructure augured well for Microsoft India, in that way it was an eventful FY 18 for the company. The company focused its energies on four broad areas:
- Driving deeper investments in business priorities
- Building its Cloud momentum across sectors
- Introduction of key technology innovations, including around AI and Blockchain
- Partnering in India’s Digital Transformation
If one look at the Cloud momentum, over 70 of the top 100 Bombay Stock Exchange-listed companies are now using Microsoft cloud to drive their digital transformation. The company saw the adoption of its Cloud across industries. Meanwhile, Financial Services and Information Technology (IT/ITeS) have also emerged as the top Microsoft cloud adopters followed by the Manufacturing industry and Startups in the last year.
For instance 10 of the 12 largest banks in India use Microsoft Cloud solutions (State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, IndusInd Bank and others). BankChain, a Blockchain consortium of 30 banks runs exclusively on Microsoft Azure Blockchain platform. Microsoft also announced the largest ever deployment of Office 365 with SBI, upgrading over 2,50,000 PCs and in the process boosting collaboration and productivity for SBI employees.
In the IT/ITeS sector, the top five Indian companies are using a diverse portfolio of Microsoft Cloud solutions and advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Cognitive Solutions, Big Data & Analytics, Power BI and other services on Azure to transform their own organizations and also to also create cutting-edge solutions for their customers.
In the auto manufacturing sector, the market leaders (Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, and Microsoft in all four sub-segments (passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers) are on Microsoft Cloud.
FY18 also saw over 100 government departments across India have adopted MSFT cloud in the past 12 months to kick-start their transformation. Microsoft works with all the 29 states in India as well as with union territories and the central government. Of these, over 20 states and union territories are using Microsoft cloud services. Microsoft also witnessed significant uptake of its cloud in the education sector in the country, with over 400 institutes being powered by the MSFT cloud.
Since the launch of three data centers here in India, Microsoft has brought the entire power of their technological abilities in developing services on Azure for Indian enterprises, SMBs and governments to help accelerate India’s digital transformation story. Meanwhile, Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM also saw good adoption over the year, is the next generation of intelligent business applications that enable your organization to grow, evolve and transform to meet the needs of your customers and capture new opportunities.