Why Read This
While cloudy vendor marketing is creating customer confusion, cloud computing represents a powerful force that will change the IT services landscape. Public and private clouds in particular represent a new paradigm for provisioning enterprise IT infrastructure services. The first wave of cloud services will provide benefits to self-contained enterprises, while the second wave of clouds will primarily address outsourced IT infrastructures. Some service provider strategists perceive cloud services as a threat to their business. But in this report, Forrester introduces an alternative approach to enable outsourcing providers to benefit from close collaboration with SaaS application vendors for cloud-based services.
Tags: Application Strategy & Selection, Business Models, Cloud Computing, Corporate Strategy, Distribution Channels - ISVs, OEMs, & VARs, Infrastructure Architectures, IT Infrastructure & Operations, IT Services, Outsourcing, Packaged Applications, Product & Solutions Strategies, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Sourcing & Procurement, Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Technology Product Strategies