This IDC study, compiles the overview of the Japan cloud service market and the business trends of leading vendors in the market.
Currently, for many vendors, the cloud-related business is much smaller than their existing businesses. It is also difficult to focus only on cloud due to the nature of user requests. On the other hand, the impact of vendors' positioning in the cloud market on the existing business is constantly increasing. In fact, "cloud' is now among the criteria for vendor selection regardless of whether companies implement/use cloud or not."Vendors should pursue the "cloud first" strategy to encourage the use of cloud in any proposals," explains Satoshi Matsumoto, research manager, IT services, IDC Japan.