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Maverick* Research: Peer-to-Peer Sharing of Excess IT Resources Puts Money in the Bank

Published: 23 September 2013

ID: G00254908

Analyst(s): Federico De Silva


Cloud's promise of lower-cost "infinite" capacity will drive the sharing of excess IT capacity. Our P2P IT sharing model helps organizations monetize assets in the sharing economy. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Introduction — Imbalanced Systems Create Opportunity for New IT Usage Models
  • What Is the Sharing Economy?
    • The Sharing Economy Is Now Digital
    • Why P2P IT Sharing Makes Sense
  • Key Enablers of IT Sharing
    • Technological
    • Economic
    • Societal
    • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Barriers to Adoption
    • Security Concerns
    • Skill Sets and Management Practices
    • Regulatory Uncertainty
  • The Ecosystem of IT Sharing
    • Profile of an IT Sharing Organization
    • P2P IT Sharing Business Model
    • How Is P2P IT Sharing Different From Existing Models?
  • Implications
  • Conclusions

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