This IDC study summarizes the analysis of the Japan cloud services market overview and trends as of September 2011. This study also updates the Japan cloud services market size forecast by segment for 2011–2015 from the previous study (June 2011).
Cloud services will be the platforms for mobile, social, and big data–related businesses, which are expected to achieve high growth rates. In addition, these new IT platforms, which include cloud services, will be the core of the next-generation IT market. "Investing in new technology areas with cloud services as platforms is a condition for vendors to become a leader in the next-generation IT market," says Satoshi Matsumoto, IDC Japan's IT services research manager.