In its bid to make the most of the Government India’s Digital India projects, the global search giant Google has tied up with consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. Through the partnership, Google wants to push itself into large e-governance projects and improve sales of its cloud services in the country.
A report appearing in the online edition of financial daily The Economic Times quoted Mohit Pande, Country Manager, Google for Work India, as saying, “We’re delighted to be able to combine PricewaterhouseCoopers’ rich client relationships and unparalleled industry knowledge with Google’s breadth of technology across cloud, applications and mobile.”
“Together, we’re looking forward to providing and building solutions to help Indian companies drive transformation with technology,” Pande said.
PwC has already raised a 30-member team to look after these projects and is using its 1,800-strong team in India to develop industry-specific solutions built on Google platforms.
With a view to ensuring that PwC is able to build its capabilities in offering Google services, the consulting firm itself is going ‘All Google’ by ensuring everyone in the company uses Google products.
While Google has been fairly successful in reaching out to SMEs in India, it still finds the going tough when it comes to cracking projects at large corporations where its competitor Microsoft has a stronghold.
Incidentally, Microsoft last week announced a similar partnership with KPMG to include a global collaboration to deliver new suites of innovative solutions and services in data and analytics, cloud compliance and transformation and business solutions.
Both Google and Microsoft have been aggressively trying to be a part of the Rs 1.13-lakh crore Digital India initiative that seeks to transform the country into a connected economy, attract investment in electronics manufacturing, and create millions of jobs and support trade.