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Market Trends: Consulting, Implementation and Management Services Complete the Cloud Sourcing Model

Published: 06 September 2013

ID: G00254976

Analyst(s): Ed Anderson

Summary

Organizations look to IT services providers to help them design, build and run cloud services. Providers with strong, demonstrable cloud skills and offerings are best-positioned to be the preferred providers for clients today and in the future.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Growth in Cloud Services Creates Demand for Cloud-Related Consulting, Implementation and Management Services
  • Cloud-Related Consulting, Implementation and Management Services Are Important, but They Are Not Cloud Services
  • Cloud-Related Consulting, Implementation and Management Service Offerings Will Expand to Address Both Cloud Scenarios and Traditional IT
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Cloud-Related Consulting, Implementation and Management Services Complement Cloud Services Offerings
  • Buyers' Trend
    • Cloud Services Require New IT Skills
    • Clients Look to Providers to Share the Risks of Cloud Adoption
  • Regional Trend
    • Cloud Consulting, Implementation and Management Services Follow Adoption of Cloud Services
  • Technology Trend
    • Standardized Cloud Services Don't Meet All Business Needs
    • Diverse Cloud Technology Creates Compatibility Challenges

Contrarian View

  • Mature Cloud Services Offerings Obviate the Need for Cloud-Related Consulting, Implementation and Management Services

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