Partnering in the 3rd Platform: Spotlight on Cloud

Partnering in the 3rd Platform: Spotlight on Cloud

This IDC study is the fourth in a series of documents that examine the findings of IDC's most recent Software Channels Survey, which focused on partnering in the 3rd Platform. It provides an overview of current solution provider participation in offering cloud solutions, software incorporating 3rd Platform technologies, and the reasons why partners choose or choose not to become involved in cloud.

"Cloud is moving into the mainstream for partners. It is not just the early adopters and "born in the cloud" solution providers that are embracing the cloud opportunity. That's why IDC believes it's time to solidify the cloud component of partner programs." — Marilyn Carr, director, Software Channels and Ecosystems

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Figure: Solution Provider Participation in 3rd Platform Technologies
Figure: Cloud Solutions or Services Currently Offered
Figure: Reasons to Choose Partnership with a Cloud Solutions Vendor
Figure: Reasons for Offering Cloud Solutions
Figure: Cloud Partner Involvement in 3rd Platform Technologies
Figure: Solution Provider Age Distribution by Degree of 3rd Platform Involvement
Figure: Current and Future Cloud Revenue
Figure: Reasons for Not Offering Cloud Solutions

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