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Worldwide Software as a Service and Cloud Software Forecast, 2016–2020


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Worldwide Software as a Service and Cloud Software Forecast, 2016–2020

This IDC study examines the SaaS and cloud software markets for 2013–2020. Worldwide market sizing is provided with 2015 as the base year and with a five-year growth forecast for 2016–2020."For years, IDC has talked about cloud transformation as an opportunity and a challenge for all major IT product vendors," says Benjamin McGrath, senior research analyst, SaaS and Business Models at IDC. "Today, figuring out how to capitalize on cloud is becoming a little less of an opportunity and a little more of a requirement, but it is still relatively early days in cloud. The high projections for growth of cloud software reflect a market that remains dynamic."


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Forecast by Secondary Market
As a Function of the Overall Software Market
Cloud Applications by Functional Market
Cloud Market by Region
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Market Momentum
Global Megatrends
Cloud-Specific Market Characteristics
Inhibitors
Security/Risk
Operational Requirements
An Assumptions-Based Structured Forecast
Cloud Maturity
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Software as a Service and Cloud Software
Key SaaS and Cloud Software Attributes
Public and Private Cloud Service Deployment Models
Methodology
Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates
Forecast Market Values and Exchange Rates
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