LONDON, 22 JULY 2010 – Service providers should embrace cloud services and bundle them into their solutions for small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as large enterprises, according to the latest report from Analysys Mason (www.analysysmason). The report, entitled Enterprise cloud services: worldwide forecast 2010–2015, states that the global market for enterprise cloud-based services will grow from USD12.1 billion (EUR9.4 billion) in 2010 to USD35.6 billion (EUR27.5 billion) in 2015.

According to the report, the year-on-year growth rate will be 43 percent in 2011, but will decrease to 13 percent over the next five years. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) will account for 70 percent of revenue in 2010, while the share taken by infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) will increase from 30 percent to 40 percent over the next five years.

By 2015, registered IT and application partners – such as agents, systems integrators, dealers and direct market resellers – will account for 39% of this revenue. IT and application vendors will take 36%, while telecoms and cable TV operators will secure a 23% share.

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