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Digital transformation to add $154 bln to India's GDP by 2021: Microsoft

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Digital transformation in the country is expected to contribute about USD 154 billion to India's GDP by 2021, today said.

The study by and IDC, titled Unlocking the economic impact of digital transformation in Asia Pacific", said there has been a dramatic acceleration in the pace of digital transformation across and economies.

"In 2017, about 4 per cent of India's GDP was derived from digital products and services created directly through the use of digital technologies like mobility, cloud, internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI)," told reporters here.

He added that within the next four years, it is estimated that nearly 60 per cent of India's GDP will have a strong connection to the digital transformation trends.

"is clearly on the digital transformation fast track. Organisations are increasingly deploying emerging technologies such as AI, and that will accelerate digital transformation-led growth even further," he said.

The study conducted with 1,560 respondents from mid and large-sized organisations across 15 economies.

The report found that digital transformation efforts for organisations range between 11 per cent and 14 per cent.

"Business leaders expect to see more than 40 per cent improvements in key areas by 2020, with the biggest jump expected in productivity, customer advocacy as well as profit margin," Maheshwari said.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 13:25 IST