The market for traditional IT services is growing very slowly, and demand for traditional hardware is shrinking. Cloud computing is where significant new growth is occurring in the IT marketplace, and vendors are pushing new innovation efforts.
Cloud computing is not a passing fad. It is already a compelling computing services option for many situations, and is rapidly gaining momentum in the market. As the market matures, companies will be challenged to adopt cloud computing services models in order to remain agile and competitive. Making this transition is a strategic business issue, and will require the engagement of top business leaders, working closely with the CIO.
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The construction of the China Cloud Computing business ecosystem and market is ongoing and now under the supervision of government. The cloud ecosystem in China, made up by cloud computing service providers, software/hardware and Internet infrastructure providers, integration service providers and equipment manufacturers - provides services for government, enterprises and individual users.
The rapid development of the cloud computing business model has a significant impact on the China IT industry, including the areas of infrastructure like servers, storage and networks, middleware, operating system, applications software, and Internet service, creating a large growth element for the China IT industry.
In 2013, China's Cloud Computing services market will have further significant development. Cloud Computing will become one of the mainstream business models, constantly fused with big data, mobility and social business/media. At the same time, the construction of enterprise cloud platforms reflects the trend for further integration and deepening of deployments, and the cloud decision makers are focusing intently on the technical details and architectures needed for moving the market forward.
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