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Three Factors Will Significantly Impact Enterprise Cloud Use in the Near to Midterm Future

Published: 02 August 2013

ID: G00253329

Analyst(s): Gregor Petri


Although the use of cloud services is growing faster than the overall enterprise IT market, it is still a small part of IT spending. We discuss three reasons why strategic planners should not make the mistake of extrapolating current cloud use cases to be predictors of future cloud use.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The road to increased cloud usage will be through tactical business solutions, not broad, strategic infrastructure replacements
  • The business impact of cloud services increases as it moves up the cloud services value chain from infrastructure services to business process services
  • The introduction of cloud solutions will lead to a more diverse solution landscape with widely varying implementation and migration timelines

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