According to Gartner’s latest quarterly IT spending report, the worldwide market for public cloud services hit $91 billion in 2011 and is expected to increase by 19% to $109 billion in 2012.
Gartner cloud forecaster further predicts cloud computing to grow by over 100% to be a $207 billion industry by 2016. That compares to the 3% growth expected in the overall global IT market. Whilst it’s true that the $109 billion cloud market represents just a chunk of the overall $3.6 trillion spent on IT globally. Anderson says it’s still responsible, in part, for the slowdown in growth for traditional on-premise hardware and software sales.
Over the last 4 years, we have seen an overall year on year increase in our delegates' spending within the cloud.
In 2009, across both Spring and Autumn events – only 27% of our IT audience were considering and/or implementing cloud solutions compared to 39% so far gathered for 2012, an overall jump of 12%.
Cloud Computing featured in the top delegate spending areas at the Spring forum, and the Autumn forum looks set to follow.
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