This IDC study presents the 10 most important expectations about the trajectory of and changes in the worldwide IT services market and the implications for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) markets. It presents underlying drivers, the resulting IT implications, and recommended actions for each prediction. This document also includes a summarizing graphic that illustrates the enterprise scope of each prediction and the likely time it will take for each prediction to achieve mainstream adoption, both worldwide and in CEE.
"Cloud delivery of technology has become one of the cornerstones of digital transformation that is affecting various organizational areas. Cloud is becoming the basis of other 3rd Platform technologies and delivery models such as Big Data analytics, mobility, social media, and IoT. The adoption of various forms of cloud will continue to grow; the majority of end-user organizations are actively utilizing cloud, in the process of deploying it, planning to deploy it, or evaluating its deployment. Nevertheless, 2nd Platform solutions will not disappear entirely in CEE, as the region remains more selective regarding cloud transition, though forward-looking end-user organizations will incorporate various forms of cloud delivery into their modus operandi for operational management." — Associate Vice President Vladimir Kroa, IT and Cloud Services, IDC CEMA