News: Google starts professional tech consulting services in India


Google starts professional tech consulting services in India

India is a significant market for Google; they are sprucing up hiring and will open a data centre in India by 2017.
Google starts professional tech consulting services in India

Google will now work with large clients to train staff in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and has rolled out its professional consulting services in India, as per media reports. 

Google recently launched Google Hire in the US and has entered into the HR Tech space. Google Hire is a recruitment management software which would help companies not only do most features of an Applicant tracking system (ATS) but also other aspects like candidate nurturing & discovery. 

The company will also help their large clients to build applications on top of Google’s machine learning platforms. Mohit Pande, Country Head – India, Google Cloud told a publication, “We have invested significantly into professional services in India. These are consulting services, change management services for the customers where we work with them to solve some of their most complex problems.”

The company also plans to open a data centre in India by the end of 2017. In India, Google competes with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer, and all the competitors have their data centres in India.

Clearing the air about competing with IT behemoths like TCS and Infosys, Pande said that they will not compete with the Indian IT services players but, “We will work with our partners for scale. But professional services are Google-led where it engages with the customer directly.”

“India assumes a lot of significance for us. It is a large market where public cloud is set for huge amount of growth. I also think because of the environment in India where internet services are getting better, data are getting cheaper,” Pande said.

“TCS and Infosys can continue to deliver (Google services) but many customers want to engage with us directly because there are skills that we bring in and areas that we are able to pool in with our engineers,” Pande added.

Google is also planning to hire people in sales and marketing roles for its cloud business and engineers for professional consulting services.

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