Indian e-learning startups, optimistic on global growth of big data analytics are getting most of their revenues from foreign customers, who, are using the affordable course offerings online to be accessed anytime from anywhere. One such company SimpliLearn started in 2010 has 55% of its users from the US, Australia, the UK, and the Middle East and is on a growth path of 400%, annually. Some other smaller start ups as Edureaka and LearnSocial that deals in the domains of big data and mobile technology courses, which are being priced as low as $5,000 have 40% to 60% percent of its clientele from overseas.
Another such example, a three old Intellipaat that provides data training to client as TCS and Ericsson has its customer base upto 60% of from offshore. “Who’s providing the service doesn’t matter, as long as the course is good,” told Krishna Kumar, 35-year-old founder of SimpliLearn, who rented a film studio in the US to direct and produce training videos and operates a 247 call centre to deal with international enquiries of his companies International clients. Kumar further added, although, 55% of SimpliLearn’s customers are foreign, they make upto 70% of the company’s revenues.
While companies now concentrating more towards preventing security breaches and hacks, big data analytics and Hadoop technologies have become some of the most searched after skills in the talent market, and trained experts in the field are better chances to grow in comparison to their peers.
As in India as well as around the globe, skilled workforce is on rise, the MOOCs (massive open online courses) and other online courses offer an imperative competitive edge in any market for better jobs. However, apart from being affordable, the services provided by Indian players are also preferred for their availability.