This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions for cloud computing. Each prediction 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 IDC FutureScape, and our recommendations, should be a foundation for how enterprise-class IT organizations think about managing their transformation."
Agile Application Life-Cycle, Quality and Portfolio Strategies , CIO and Technology Professionals Agenda , Cloud Services: Global Overview , Digital Transformation: The Professional Services Opportunity , Hosting and Colocation Services , IDC Government Insights: United States Government Performance Improvement Strategies (GSA Only) , IDC Manufacturing Insights: IT Priorities and Strategies , IT Cloud and Software-Defined Datacenter Decision Economics , Industry Clouds By Vertical , SaaS and Cloud Software
Oracle Corporation, Alibaba Group Holding Limited, IT GROUP HOLDINGS INC., ODESK CORP, REAL LIFE OPTIONS, Google Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook, Inc., HP Inc., VMware, Inc., IBM, Amazon.com, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., ELANCE AUTOMOBILES S.A.S., Digital Identity Solutions Limited, Microsoft Corporation
Application development software, Application management, Big data analytics and discovery, Cloud system software, Hybrid clouds, Infrastructure as a service, Market intelligence, Platform as a service, Public cloud services, Software as a service, Technology buyer