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U.S. Federal Government Cloud Forecast, 2017–2021

U.S. Federal Government Cloud Forecast, 2017–2021

This IDC study takes a detailed look at how the U.S. federal government is spending part of its IT budget on cloud-based solutions. According to IDC, U.S. federal government cloud computing has stalled from an investment standpoint. Cloud investments are set to drop from $2.6 billion in FY16 to $2.2 billion in FY17 — across all types of cloud solutions. That's a decrease of 17.2%. "This decline is unexpected, especially given the multiyear double-digit growth trajectory we saw for federal cloud investments," said Shawn P. McCarthy, IDC Government Insights research director. "But FY17 appears to be an anomaly," he added. Growth potential for federal cloud remains solid and should reach nearly $3.3 billion in 2021.

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
In This Study
Situation Overview
Total Cloud Spending and Growth in the Federal Government
Provisioned/Shared/Other
The Approach
U.S. Federal IT Spending by Cloud Implementation Type
DoD's Share of Cloud Spending by Implementation Type
Civilian Agencies' Share of Cloud Spending by Implementation Type
2017 Cloud Implementation Spending by Agency
Cloud Spending by Deployment Model
DoD's Share of Cloud Spending by Deployment Model
Civilian Agencies' Share of Cloud Spending by Deployment Model
2017 Cloud Implementation Spending by Agency
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Boosting Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Streamlining the Acquisition Process
Ongoing Migration of Standard Enterprise Apps to SaaS
Inhibitors
Formal Budgets for Federal Cloud Projects Has Stalled
The Process of Governing Can Be Federal Cloud's Own Worst Enemy
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Key Issues
Market Definition
Methodology
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