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A View of the Cloud Market: Segmenting Cloud Buyers Using End-User Survey Data from IDC's CloudView

A View of the Cloud Market: Segmenting Cloud Buyers Using End-User Survey Data from IDC's CloudView

This IDC study provides an overview of the cloud market and segments cloud buyers based on IDC's premiere, global cloud survey, CloudView, conducted in 2014. The survey shows how adoption of cloud — public and private — varies by organization size and age, industry, and region. The study also highlights key challenges facing cloud users that are looking to adopt more cloud and examines future trends in the market from an end-user's perspective.

According to Benjamin McGrath, senior research analyst, IDC's SaaS and Cloud Software research practice, "One of the key trends observed in the survey is the desire of cloud users to move toward a hybrid cloud environment. Included in this document are steps that organizations are already taking to achieve these goals; however, along with increased adoption of cloud — and different types of cloud — there is an increasing gap between the number of organizations adopting more cloud services and those that are able to manage them effectively."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Methodology
Distinction from Cloud Maturity Model
Situation Overview
Cloud Adoption Segmentation
Public and Private Cloud
Regional Differences in Public and Private Cloud Adoption
Challenges Facing Organizations at Each Stage of Adoption
Future Outlook
Cloud Adoption by Procurement Model
Hybrid Cloud Management
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Methodology
Synopsis
Figure: Cloud Adoption Segmentation: All Respondents
Figure: Cloud Adoption Segmentation in Detail
Figure: Cloud Adoption Segmentation by Organizational Size
Figure: Cloud Adoption Segmentation by Industry and Organizational Size
Figure: Public and Private Cloud Adoption by Organizational Size
Figure: Preference for Public Versus Private Cloud by Country
Figure: Cloud Skills and Processes by Level of Cloud Adoption
Figure: Public Cloud Inhibitors by Level of Cloud Adoption
Figure: Estimated Distribution of Cloud Budget by Respondent: Today
Figure: Estimated Distribution of Cloud Budget by Respondent: 24 Months from Today
Figure: Respondent Demographics by Job Title/Role
Figure: Organizational Demographics by Company Size
Figure: Organizational Demographics by Industry
Figure: Organizational Demographics by Country

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