This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the 2018 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 the vendor's 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 'provide an appropriate and high-quality team for the project,' followed by 'provide technical insights and competence,'" said Gard Little, research vice president, Global Services, Markets and Trends. "The first item suggests that buyers' demand for discrete cloud professional services may be outstripping the vendors' supply of highly qualified talent. During the evaluation, IDC heard numerous vendors state how difficult it has been to attract and retain good talent while driving increased levels of automation to substitute software for labor."
Deloitte, Wipro Limited, Atos S.A., SAP AG, Tech Mahindra Limited, Accenture plc, Dell Inc., Ernst & Young, KPMG International, DXC Technology, Capgemini S.A., HCL, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Cisco Systems, Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, EMC Corporation