February 3, 2011 – The expansion of cloud computing isn’t happening in a bubble. New research and analysis from IDC predicts big opportunities for cloud software vendors, as enterprises invest billions of additional dollars and juggle public, private and non-cloud data.

In a new report, entitled “Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software Forecast Trends: 2010-2015,” the IT analyst company predicts the cloud software market to have a compound annual growth rate of 45.5 percent during the next four years, with sales reaching $2.5 billion by 2015. Overall cloud market growth estimates are partly based on earlier trend research and surveys of business adoption of cloud computing.

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