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Vendor Cloud Revenue Claims — Should Enterprises Care?

Published: 24 December 2015

ID: G00296455

Analyst(s): David Smith , Ed Anderson


Assessing vendor cloud revenue claims has become more challenging, with many vendors' IT-related businesses being complicated and nuanced. We recommend CIOs direct their organizations to never take vendor cloud revenue at face value, and evaluate vendors on their strategy and service mix.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Each Vendor's Unique Mix of Offerings and Issues to Determine Strategic Alignment
    • Amazon
    • Google
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • IBM
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Salesforce
    • SAP
  • Avoid Basing Strategic and Tactical Cloud Decisions on Vendors' Cloud Revenue Claims

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