Gartner Research

Cloud Services Will Establish the Foundation for Next-Generation Solutions

Published: 12 December 2013

ID: G00248612

Analyst(s): Ed Anderson

Summary

Cloud computing offers near-immediate value for clients, but its full potential will be realized as a platform for new, innovative solutions. After helping their clients adopt cloud models appropriately, providers should help them establish cloud services as a basis for next-generation solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The self-service and on-demand style of cloud computing changes the nature of the solutions IT services providers must deliver to their customers
  • Cloud services require new operating models to be fully effective, creating an opportunity for IT services providers to help modernize their clients' business processes
  • The emergence of cloud services as a key market force and capable foundational technology enables IT services providers to develop and deliver innovative, next-generation solutions for clients

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