Cloud computing spending will continue to reshape the IT landscape over the next five years, as spending on IT cloud services is set to reach $73 billion by 2015, according to a forecast from research firm IDC.

But that wasn’t all.

IDC also said that it expects:

  • In 2015 public cloud services will account for 46% of net new growth in overall IT spending in five key categories – applications, application development and deployment, systems infrastructure software, basic storage, and servers.
  • Software-oriented cloud services (SaaS) will account for roughly three-quarters of all spending on public cloud services through the forecast period.
  • The U.S. will dominate overall spending, accounting for nearly 50% of all public cloud services revenues in 2015.



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