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Worldwide Semiannual Industry Cloud Tracker

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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Industry Cloud Tracker® is a comprehensive global data tool that details vendor share and forecast information on the increasingly active industry cloud market. It is an essential guidance that enables cloud services companies to effectively evaluate partnership potential, strengthen resources and presence, and ultimately improve market competitiveness. The tracker also provides analysis on new growth and market opportunities. IDC defines the industry cloud as an industry-specific, cloud-based, pre-integrated, elastic, scalable set of capabilities/resources/information that complies with industry information security-level requirements, offers APIs, and is delivered as a service.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following industry groups. Measurement for this tracker is in vendor revenue.

Core coverage:

  • Industry groups:
  • Financial services
  • Manufacturing and resources
  • Healthcare/life sciences
  • Public sector
  • Retail/wholesale (starts 1H18 cycle)
  • Energy (starts 2H18 cycle)
  • Vendors
  • Cloud segmentation (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, DaaS, etc. — starts 2H18 cycle)

Other industries will be considered in the tracker as market adoption accelerates:

  • Telecommunications
  • Media and entertainment

Geographic Scope


  • PRC
  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and PRC)
  • CEMA, which includes both Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • Western Europe
  • Rest of World, which includes Japan and Canada

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. The following are the deliverables for this tracker. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical vendor share data
  • Market size and forecast data

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are provided in annual form and cover up to five years; they will be updated semiannually. Historical data will start in 1H16. Data is available at the industry group level with regional breakdown. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core forecast coverage:

  • Industry group breakdown
  • Region breakdown

Other major countries will be introduced in the tracker as local market adoption ramps up; they include:

  • Brazil
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Singapore