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Dec 2014 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 253476

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2015 Predictions

Authors: Mary Johnston Turner, Robert P. Mahowald, Melanie Posey, Maureen Fleming, Carla Arend, Giorgio Nebuloni, Takuya Uemura, Gard Little, Melinda-Carol Ballou, Judy Hanover, Kimberly Knickle, Mark Schrutt, Larry Carvalho, Chris Morris, Benjamin McGrath

This IDC study presents the top 10 decision imperatives for cloud computing. Each decision imperative is shaped by a common set of key drivers that provides a planning tool for technology leaders and their line-of-business counterparts to use in their IT strategic planning efforts.

According to Robert Mahowald, program vice president for IDC's SaaS and Cloud Software research practice, "Digitization and transformation to virtualized, on-demand provider-based services are driving very rapid internal IT change. IT buyers are shifting steadily toward cloud-also and cloud-first strategies, and nearly all are reconsidering their IT best practices to embrace hybrid cloud construction and operations, secure data management, end-to-end governance, updated IT skills, and improved multivendor sourcing. The dynamics we've discussed in this FutureScape, and our recommendations, should be a foundation for how enterprise-class IT organizations think about managing their transformation."

Subscriptions Covered

Agile Application Life-Cycle, Quality and Portfolio Strategies , Asia/Pacific Cloud Services: Cloud Platforms , BuyerPulse Analysis: Business Process Management Software , CIO and Technology Professionals Agenda , Canadian Cloud Services: Overview , Cloud App Platforms and Developer Services , Cloud Services: Global Overview , Digital Transformation: The Professional Services Opportunity , European Cloud Strategies , IDC Health Insights: Provider IT Transformation Strategies , IDC Manufacturing Insights: IT Priorities and Strategies , IT Cloud and Software-Defined Datacenter Decision Economics , IaaS and Hosting Infrastructure Services , Japan Cloud Services (Japanese Version with Key English Language Reports) , SaaS and Cloud Software

Companies Covered

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED, CenturyLink, Inc., BIG 4 A/S, C.I.O.S. grupa, Intel Corporation, PIVOTAL RESEARCH CENTERS, INC., Google Inc., BMC Software, Inc., CA Technologies, HP Inc., IBM,, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Microsoft Corporation

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Topics Covered

App stores, Application development software, Cloud strategies, Enterprise IT transformation, Global IT and economic markets, Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, IT strategy and governance, Infrastructure and platform clouds, Infrastructure as a service, Integration and process automation middleware, Leadership transformation, Market intelligence, Operating model transformation, Platform as a service, Public cloud services, Software as a service, System infrastructure software, Technology buyer, eCommerce

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