Gartner Research

The Future of Application Services: Are We There Yet?

Published: 25 August 2010

ID: G00205990

Analyst(s): Matthew Goldman, Christine Adams


The future of application services -- how to buy, deploy and care for enterprise applications -- will be a buyer's market characterized by relatively lower switching costs, more choices from more providers and an era of IT services delivery, in which the enterprise owns its data and little else.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • The Evolution of Application Service Sourcing
    • Accelerants of Application Service Evolution
    • The Future of the Application Service Stack
  • The Future of Application Services and Its Implications
    • What Does This Mean for Application Service Buyers?
    • What Does This Mean for Application Service Providers?
    • What Happens Next?

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