Follow-up of IDC study on quantitative estimates of the demand for Cloud Computing in Europe and the likely barriers to take-up : final report - Study
This is the Final Report of the study "SMART 2013/0043 - Uptake of Cloud in Europe. Follow-up of IDC Study on Quantitative estimates of the demand for Cloud Computing in Europe and the likely barriers to take-up "entrusted by the European Commission DG CONNECT to IDC, carried out from January 2014 to November 2014. The objective of this study is to undertake a comprehensive economic analysis and provide quantitative estimates of the impact of cloud computing on the EU economy. The previous study was carried out for the Commission by IDC in 2011-2012. The report looks at the potential... economic impact of the EU28 resulting from the adoption of Cloud based computing solutions by the Public and Private Sector. It provides updated data of Cloud adoption in the EU28 by industry, company size, and country. It estimates the level of substitution by Cloud spend of IT spend. In undertaking the assessment of the economic impact IDC prepared three scenarios, termed baseline, optimistic and pessimistic, reflecting a range of outcomes that reflect "most likely", "best case" and "worst case" respectively. The study also looks at how competitive the EU owned IT industry is in meeting the demands and opportunities that Cloud Computing presents.