This IDC study analyzes the situation and the trends in the Japan public IT cloud services market as of November 2014. This study also updates the previous survey (October 2014) market size forecast as of August 2014 for the Japan public cloud services market by segment for 2014 to 2018.
The size of the public IT cloud services market is certainly not a very large part of the overall Japan IT market. However, there is no denying that public IT cloud services will be a major driver of IT market growth in the future. In other words, vendors who are not able to establish their own presence in Japan public IT cloud services market will most likely be eliminated in the future. In addition, to stimulate new IT demand with the cloud, vendors will have to develop services with a "product out" approach, and find new marketing methods to actualize demand through information sharing with users and partners. "By combining information sharing and new services, and fostering communities and ecosystems, new IT demand can be created, and vendor competitiveness increased," says Satoshi Matsumoto, research manager, IT Services, IDC Japan.
This is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J15340101and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.
All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:
- IDC Opinion
- Past Data Revision
- Essential Guidance