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Cloud Computing - A Passing Trend or an Essential IT Strategy?
Cloud computing has been the subject of intense debate in the past three years, with arguments vying for the technology and hailing it as the next phase in enterprise IT management while challengers state it is only a new name for existing computing models. More recently however, a number of catalysts such as the increasing smartphone adoption and the current economic climate have pushed cloud computing to the forefront of business and consumer interest.
Visiongain expects the global market for cloud computing will grow from $30.6 billion in 2011 to $82.9 billion by 2016. The business segment is increasingly adopting different aspects of cloud services in order to capitalise on the numerous advantages offered in software, platform and infrastructure. Cost-savings, scalability, adaptability to market demands, faster time-to-market and flexible payment methods are enticing large enterprises as well as small and medium sized businesses into the cloud.
Capitalising Efficiently on Cloud Models
The cloud offerings available on the market today are as diverse as they are numerous. The spate of vendors and providers offer different types of models and services which can easily overwhelm those looking to capitalise on the benefits offered by the cloud. Choosing the right provider and service is critical to ensure the cloud offering is appropriate customer's needs. An unsuitable cloud solution can be a major disadvantage, wasting valuable resources, money and time.
This report will help businesses understand the cloud landscape and advises on the advantages and benefits of the different deployment models and service offerings. The spate of vendors and providers can become overwhelming due to the nascent and fragmented nature of the current cloud market which is only now maturing. The report breaks down the market into understandable segments, allowing for a more comprehensive view of the current offers and the different vendors:
• The Global and Regional Cloud Services Market - North America, Asia Pacific & Europe
• The Global SaaS Market
• The SaaS Market by Region - US, Asia-Pacific & Europe
• The SaaS Market by Applications - Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management
• The Global and Regional PaaS Market - North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and RoW
• Cloud Security Market
• The Global and Regional Infrastructure as a Service Market - North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and RoW
• The IaaS Market by Application - Compute, Storage and Backup
• Vendor Share in SaaS submarkets - Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management
What is Different about this Report?
This report tackles a relatively new and fast growing market which provides numerous opportunities for vendors and end-users alike. The report gives a holistic view of cloud computing and its relevance to the business segment, with a critical analysis of how companies can effectively leverage the cloud to best suit their needs. Case studies and examination of the different issues and risks relating to cloud services will enable companies to understand when and how to adopt cloud computing.
Who needs to read this report?
SMBs & large enterprises should read this report to understand the advantages and the risks of using cloud computing. This will help to evaluate when to adopt cloud services, which solutions are best suited to your company and how to effectively leverage the cloud in order to derive the maximum value for your business needs.
Analysts & IT specialists will gain a better understanding of how cloud services can enhance current IT management within enterprises. The report looks at addressing the concerns related to cloud services from a business, regulatory and IT perspective in order to give a holistic view of cloud computing as an IT strategy.
Vendors and service providers will gain insight from this report which analyses the different market segments and current players. The report looks at established, emerging and innovating vendors, their different offerings and the current and future value of the cloud market on a global and regional level.
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