This year, we received 175 valid project nominations from more than 105 unique companies. More than 27 different types of organizations nominated their projects, and we got an opportunity to go through more than 40 different types of project deployments.
This obviously allows us to gain some very useful insights into the technologies being adopted by various organizations in India. The fact that we've been tracking it for a decade helps us understand how technology has moved across different types of organizations in the country. Here are some of the insights we've gained into the IT implementation scenario over the past year.
E-Gov Projects Focus on Process Automation
Projects related to business process automation and management used to be at one time, the highest type of project nominations that we received. This time, however, the number of these projects has slipped to the fourth spot, with only 10% of the nominations of this type. Business apps like ERP, CRM, and HRM were the third highest type of implemenation we received this time. It's also higher than what we received last year. While the highest number of nominations came for IT infrastructure related projects, the second highest types of implementations was a surprise packet. These were e-Gov projects.
Communication, Security, and Online Deployments Higher Than Last Two Years
Quite a few IT project categories that weren't so much of a focus picked up this year. We received healthy participation in the number of communication projects being deployed by companies. These include unified communication solution deployments, WAN connectivity, and even bandwidth optimization related solutions. Security implementation also received a big boost this year, forming 9% of the IT implementations. Last year, only 8% of the nominations were security deployments, while it was a mere 4% in the year before that.