The popularity of industry clouds has surged with the entry of major cloud and software vendors, offering vertically integrated solutions with built-in compliance for industry-specific regulations, saving organizations time and costs. When adopting industry clouds, consider the tips from over a decade of IDC research to optimize your investment, drawing from insights from both buyers and vendors in the field.
The industry cloud market is crowded and complex, where industry clouds are growing in number and across industries and solutions are springing out from horizontal technologies. There are several market segments that organizations need to take into account when evaluating their industry cloud needs. IDC’s definition of the industry cloud market shows the wide array of suppliers currently in the market, and how specialized needs have become.