Eye on Cloud, Google Expands Its Sales Team In India
Search engine giant Google is expanding its sales team in India as a new strategy to tap into the cloud opportunity in India. The push comes as Google sees traditional enterprises shifting their IT infrastructure towards the cloud. During the Google Cloud Summit, Director of Google Cloud (India), Nitin Bawankule said that the company is looking at tapping into more deals across regions. Bawankule added, “Our team size will soon be very similar to that of our competitors in the market. Therefore, I wouldn’t lose a deal on account of lack in awareness about an opportunity, which was the case around a year ago, because we just did not have the physical presence either through our own team or partner teams.” According to Rick Harshman, MD, Google Cloud, Apac , large companies in India have increased the pace of transferring their on-premise applications to the cloud in the last 12-18 months. The company is hiring across sales, pre-sales, partner teams and solution architects. Google Cloud is going to triple its sales team in India and add two more centers to its Apac operations by the end of 2019.