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Web Host NEC India Names Cloud Computing Head to Define, Implement Strategy

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IT services provider NEC India announced on Thursday it has named Angira Agrawal head and associate vice president for its cloud business in India.

Cloud computing services is slowly starting to see a greater demand in India and the rest of Asia, which brings along a huge opportunity to sell cloud computing services in this region.

In a recent study researched and compiled by NASSCOM and Deloitteby, the cloud market in India was projected to reach up to $16 billion by 2020. Another report performed by Gartner showed that data center services in the Asia/Pacific region reached $10 billion, while web hosting and colocation markets reached $2.5 billion.

Angira will be responsible for heading the cloud initiative for NEC India, defining the overall strategy, including cloud offering partners, the go-to-market partners and the Platform capabilities.

He has over 16 years international experience across the telecom and IT industries, serving in the areas of product, sales, marketing and business development.

With cloud computing being his expertise, Angira will be responsible for spearheading NEC’s cloud business to the next level and further broadening its portfolio blended with local partner offerings.

He joins NEC from Tata Communications, where he served in the roles of general manager, where he was responsible for managing a strategic joint investment and GTM partnership for the Tata’s cloud services offering.

He also served in GM and head of SaaS and enterprise mobility at Tata, where he helped drive its SaaS business globally through best-in-class processes, GTM approaches and a product portfolio created through strategic partnerships.

Prior to that, Angira was regional manager of technology commercial at Oracle, where he led the in-field partner engagement model that resulted in unprecedented business growth, and influenced competitor strategies on similar lines.

“Cloud Computing is set to become the most important sustainable revenue opportunity for carriers since voice. With the growing trend towards mobile computing, it is evident that the cloud computing business model is here to stay and will transform the way businesses operate,” said Koji Oda, managing director at NEC India. “NEC as a total solutions provider is in a unique position to integrate both IT and network solutions to help telecom operators achieve new business revenues with our ubiquitous cloud computing solutions offering. We are glad to have Angira on board, as he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience by virtue of his in-depth understanding of the overall cloud computing industry in India and globally.”

NEC offers a range of cloud services and has implemented its cloud computing solutions in other parts of the world.

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