Indian IT faces challenging year

Slower growth and high inflation is denting the Indian economy but there’s hope on the IT front.

That’s according to a report from IDC, which reckons that companies in India are spending cautiously to upgrade their IT and telecomms infrastructure.

And 2014 could be the year when India finally begins to move to cloud, mobility and big data.

IDC said that the lines between system integrators, value added resellers and independent software vendors will blur during the year because these sectors are being forced to broaden their offerings.

IDC thinks that there will be pockets of investment in IT during 2014, depending on whether the companies are far seeing enough to embed info tech in businesses.