Cloud adoption is rapidly gaining traction in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) as organizations improve their cloud maturity and use cloud services to help them achieve cost reduction and business agility. Industry clouds are attracting interest because they allow organizations to mitigate the security and compliance risks of delivering cloud services using specialist cloud providers. Enterprises seeking verticalized solutions that are designed to meet the specific needs of their industry present a massive opportunity to providers that can help plan, develop, and build industry cloud solutions.
"The challenge is that industrial enterprises don't possess the technical capabilities needed to create industry cloud offerings on their own so most of the industrial enterprises are turning toward services firms to aid them along this journey," says William Lee, associate research director, IDC APEJ Cloud Services Research. "Professional services firm and cloud SPs should look at partnerships and alliances with these enterprises to commercialize their own IP as digital services solutions over industry collaborative cloud," adds Prabhitha Dcruz, senior market analyst, IDC APEJ Cloud Services Research.
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