Enterprise Cloud Services – Annual Report 2015: “Contracting Remains Cloudy”

30 Mar 2015
by Ashwin Venkatesan, Chirajeet Sengupta, Yugal Joshi



With enterprises increasingly realizing the potential of cloud services in terms of business agility and operational efficiency, it has become an integral part of global services engagements, and its adoption has hit a “steady state”. However, cloud adoption is not turning out to be completely smooth sailing for enterprises, as significant concerns around cloud contracting transparency, security, and vendor lock-in continue to persist.

This research provides fact-based trends impacting the cloud services market. It analyzes multiple aspects of the market, such as overall cloud service market size and growth estimates, deal size, cloud deployment trends, buyer adoption trends, and outlook for 2015-2016. Buyers will gain by understanding these trends and evolving their sourcing portfolio accordingly. Service providers will benefit by aligning their strategy to cater to these trends.

Key Market Trends


  • Overview of the cloud deal trends from 2011 to 2014
  • Analysis of cloud trends
    • Deployment models and use cases
    • Buyer adoption (by cloud deployment model, geography, industry, and size)
    • Roles played by cloud service providers
  • Key challenges faced by enterprises while adopting cloud services
  • Outlook for 2015-2016

Global Cloud Market


  • This research analyzes cloud adoption across global service engagements from 2011 to 2014. It provides the global cloud services market size along with insights into the prevailing trends and developments in cloud adoption from both infrastructure and application perspectives
  • The research primarily focuses on cloud infrastructure transformation, application transformation, and application implementation. It will be useful to the buyers of IT services to understand the key usage of cloud models within enterprises and benchmark them against relevant industries, peer sizes, geographies, etc.
  • It will also be useful to the cloud service providers to analyze their roles, drivers of cloud adoption, leading industries, and buyer types, and then design their offerings accordingly
  • This research does not focus on the stand-alone deployment of cloud solutions by a buyer’s internal team (e.g., SaaS1 implementation), but analyzes those deals that involve global service providers offering cloud-related services

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