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List of Attachments

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide Whole Cloud Revenue Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Table: Worldwide Whole Cloud Revenue by Consumption Model, 2016–2021 ($M)

Table: Worldwide Whole Cloud Revenue by Offering Category, 2016–2021 ($M)

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors


Digital Transformation Will Remain the Strongest Business Driver for Cloud Adoption

Cloud's Growing Role as the Launchpad for Tech Innovation Will Attract Developers

Cloud Service Providers and Partners Will Strengthen Support for a Wider Variety of Enterprise Workloads and Deployment Scenarios


Lingering Worries About Security

Concerns About Vendor and Technology Lock-In and Interoperability

Significant Market Developments

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

Table: Key Attributes of Cloud Services

Figure: Major Enterprise Cloud Consumption Models

Figure: Hardware, Software, and Services Enabling Service Providers' Commercial Cloud Services


Related Research


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