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Industry Clouds By Vertical

IDC's Industry Clouds By Vertical service covers the emerging market for industrial cloud offerings within eight vertical markets: financial services, government, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, and utilities. The industry cloud market consists of industry-specific, cloud-based, pre-integrated, scalable sets of capability/resources/information that are delivered as a service, offering APIs, and that comply with industry information security–level requirements. While every industry has a unique set of business and regulatory requirements, leading industrial firms have realized that offering these capabilities as a service both broadens their business opportunity and increases their market power.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Tracking of industry cloud platform creation
  • Industry cloud–related spending and technology preferences
  • Analysis of industry cloud best practices and strategies
  • Industry cloud adoption, partnerships, joint ventures, and use cases
  • Competitive and strategic impact of industry clouds on hardware, software, and service providers

Core Research

  • Industry Clouds — A Primer on the Storm Brewing "Above the Cloud"
  • Industry Cloud Platform Directory — Semiannual
  • Industry Cloud Council (ICC) Progress Report — Semiannual
  • Building an Industry Cloud Platform — The How, Why, and So What?
  • Compliance-Driven Industry Clouds: The Low-Hanging Fruit
  • Avoiding Vendor Obsolescence in the Age of Industry Cloud

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. What are industry clouds, and what impact are they having on industrial transformation?
  2. What operational models for industry cloud are succeeding?
  3. What role do analytics play, and how should vendors position for this opportunity?
  4. How are hardware, software, and services vendors impacted, and what can they do to prevent client cannibalization?
  5. Where are industry clouds being created, who's involved, and which markets have tipped?
  6. What risks do IT organizations face from the emergence of industry cloud, and what new opportunities can IT now capitalize on?
  7. How is the handoff between IT and line of business shifting due to industry cloud?
  8. How will the evolution of 3rd Platform change industry cloud design over the next 10 years?
  9. How much money are industrial market participants budgeting for industry cloud in the coming year, and which technology areas are they targeting?
  10. How is regulatory compliance effecting the design and adoption of industry clouds?
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Eric Newmark Program Vice President, Cloud, SaaS and Industry Cloud
Zachary Rabel Senior Research Analyst