This IDC study discusses the IT cloud services market, which continues to rapidly expand and evolve, and updates IDC's Worldwide IT Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2012 (IDC #233396, March 2012), further clarifying IDC's definition of cloud services and cloud services deployment models and IDC's categorization of IT cloud services offerings.
According to IDC chief analyst Frank Gens, "Technology and business innovators, almost daily, are creating new ways to deliver the benefits of cloud services to the market and so the territory steadily expands and definitional boundaries are repeatedly tested and sometimes shift. Consequently, IDC continues to refine, expand, and clarify our framework for identifying and defining the most important IT cloud services categories."
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Application server middleware, Customer relationship management applications, Enterprise resource management applications, Infrastructure as a service, Platform as a service, Private cloud services, Software as a service