Gartner Information Technology Research

Forecast Analysis: Cloud Consulting and Implementation Services, Worldwide

Published: 05 March 2020

ID: G00465495

Analyst(s): Colleen Graham


Demand for cloud consulting and implementation services will hit its peak over the next five years. As more organizations transition to digital business transformation initiatives, cloud will become the “go-to” enabler of these efforts — not the focus of the project.

Table Of Contents
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Market Impacts
  • Notable Changes

Forecast Data Summary

Forecast Model Summary

Influencing Factors and Assumptions

  • Influencing Factor: Strategic Digital Technology Transformation
    • Forecast Assumption: By 2025, more than 75% of large organizations will have used external consultants to develop their cloud strategy, up from 40% in 2019.
  • Influencing Factor: Legacy Applications and Infrastructure
    • Forecast Assumption: By 2025, 85% of large organizations will have engaged external service providers to migrate applications to the cloud, up from 43% in 2019.
    • Forecast Assumption: By 2025, 55% to 60% of organizations will use external service providers to establish a net new cloud environment.
    • Forecast Assumption: 85% of organizations will use external service providers to migrate data/storage to the cloud by 2025.
    • Forecast Assumption: By 2025, 80% of organizations will use external service providers to move an application/compute infrastructure from one environment to a different cloud environment.

Appendix: Baseline Assumptions by Macroregion and Size of Company

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