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Apr 2016 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US40149616

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2016 Vendor Assessment

Authors: Gard Little, Chad Huston

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This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the 2016 worldwide cloud professional services market through the IDC MarketScape model. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate its ascendancy. This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the worldwide cloud professional services market. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing cloud professional services during both the short term and the long term.

"When buyers were asked what characteristics were required for a cloud professional services project to be successful, at a worldwide level, the number 1 characteristic was 'project value delivered for fee paid' followed by 'provide functional insights and competence,'" said Gard Little, research director, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Strategies. "These two items indicate buyers believe success will come from a combination of consulting/technical skills and functional knowledge."

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