Cloud, SaaS Fueling IT Spending Growth

On the one hand, there has never been more hype around cloud computing. On the other hand, according to recent forecasts released by Gartner:

“Cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies, along with unseasonably strong hardware sales in the first quarter, will give global IT spending a 5.3 percent bump for the year.”

Here’s today’s Gartner press release: Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 5.3 Percent in 2010. It contains fairly bad news for hardware vendors and good news for infrastructure solution providers:

“The infrastructure market, which includes all the software to build, run and manage an enterprise, is the largest segment in terms of revenue and the fastest-growing through the 2014. The hottest software segments through 2014 include virtualization, security, data integration/data quality and business intelligence.”

1 Response to “Cloud, SaaS Fueling IT Spending Growth”

  1. 1 manuel 2010/04/12 at 11:33 pm

    Moving forward, i see 2 major elements which will influence how fast SaaS and Cloud will become totally mainstream:

    – Cloud Management technology and processes (helping IT organizations operate, and service their users in a more efficient way in the Cloud)

    – Integration roadmap: Most of today’s new SaaS solutions serve only part of the business needs of an enterprise. All together they form a very powerfull business mashup but it is still pretty complex for an SMB to understand this world and actually find the right application. At this is the challenge we are trying to solve by showing all integration points between Apps (Integrated by, Integrated with)

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