International Data Corp.’s research analysts have been following cloud services in their practice. At the analysts’ blog, they summarized some of their findings..
As a company that makes its living analyzing, sizing and forecasting market opportunities, IDC takes market definitions and taxonomies very seriously. We’re pretty good at distinguishing real markets from hypey ones,
well as articulating how new market opportunities fit in with, differ from, and complement or compete with existing ones.
And so we recently gathered a broad group of IDC analysts to develop a formal point of view on just what cloud computing is, as a necessary prelude to discussing how big an opportunity it really offers to the IT marketplace, and what it will take to capture that opportunity.