Cloud Computing: One-Third of Enterprise IT Budgets Spent on Cloud – Formtek Blog (blog)


December 20, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Cloud Computing


By Dick Weisinger

Enterprises are expected to spend on average 34 percent of their IT budgets on cloud hosting and services in 2017, according to 451 Research.  That’s up from 28 percent 2016.

The breakdown of cloud spending is as follows:

  • 31 percent – infrastructure
  • 42 percent – application services
  • 14 percent – managed services
  • 9 percent – security services
  • 5 percent – professional services for cloud enablement

Liam Eagle, research manager at 451 Research, said that “the market for managed infrastructure and application services is a longer tail market, with greater opportunities for providers who emphasise expertise in operating, optimizing and securing the infrastructure and application products they deliver.”

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