TECH BUYER Mar 2023 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US50435923
The Six Pillars of Industry Cloud Selection
This IDC Perspective explains how companies considering industry clouds should approach the evaluation and selection process. As a new, platform-based model for engagement with end customers and ecosystem partners, industry clouds must be assessed for both their technology and business fit for the company while keeping in mind incumbent technology providers, value chain implications, and other related factors. IDC proposes six evaluation criteria or pillars that businesses can use to make an informed industry cloud selection and describes the rationale for each.
"IDC has a deep understanding of the industry cloud market after covering it for over a decade," said Bob Parker, senior vice president and general manager for Manufacturing, Retail, Energy, and Financial Insights at IDC. "Our six industry cloud pillars were chosen based on this knowledge and the new dynamics created in the market by the entry of the major enterprise cloud, software, and services providers. The criteria provide industry cloud buyers with a comprehensive framework for evaluating the current offerings and making the right decision for their business."
Industry Clouds, Solutions and Technology Verticalization Strategies
Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Infrastructure and platform clouds, Partnering and alliances, Technology buyer
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