Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2017 Update

Archived Published: 31 March 2017 ID: G00325490

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IT spend continues to shift to public cloud services as these services replace or complement traditional IT systems, resulting in strong growth through 2021. Technology strategic planners for IT services and cloud service providers can use this document to chart their course forward.

Table of Contents

  • Market Description
    • Public Cloud Service Market Taxonomy
    • Public Cloud Service Market Characteristics
      • IT Capabilities Delivered as Shared Services
      • Shifting Capital Expenses to Operating Expenses
      • Cloud Services Complement Hybrid Configurations
      • Cloud Service Brokerage
      • Replacement of Traditional Hardware, Software and Services
      • Public Cloud Services Are a Form of Outsourcing
    • Public Cloud Adoption Drivers and Inhibitors
      • IT Modernization
      • Cost Savings
      • Innovation
      • Security and Privacy Concerns
      • Governance Issues
      • Other Inhibitors
  • Foundational Assumptions
    • IT Spending Plans
    • Supply Factors
      • Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS)
      • Cloud Application Services (SaaS)
      • Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS)
      • Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS)
      • Cloud Management and Security Services
      • Cloud Advertising
    • Traditional IT Market Segments
      • Software
      • Hardware
      • Services
  • Market Model or Methodology
    • Market Forecast Methodology
    • Currency Exchange Rates
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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