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Market Insight: Cloud Shift — The Transition of IT Spending From Traditional Systems to Cloud

Published: 18 May 2016

ID: G00301664

Analyst(s): Ed Anderson , Michael Warrilow


Strategic planners need to identify and address the opportunities and risks associated with the shift in IT spending due to the adoption of cloud computing. Providers must ensure they are the beneficiaries of cloud shift in order to minimize legacy revenue erosion and maximize cloud revenue growth.

Table Of Contents


  • Market Growth Dynamics
  • IT Spending Trends
  • CIO Priorities and Preference for Cloud
    • Cloud Shift Will Accelerate in Some Market Segments

Background and Context

  • Cloud Shift Impacts All IT Markets — Directly or Indirectly
    • Many Factors Drive Cloud Shift
    • Modelling Cloud Shift in 2016

The Impact

  • Direct Impacts of Cloud Shift
  • Indirect Impacts of Cloud Shift


  • Impacts on Technology and Service Providers
    • Recommendations


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