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Government Cloud Market: Forecasts and Analysis (2013 2018)
The government agencies are evaluating the use of cloud computing for sharing infrastructure, software components and data. With a shift to cloud technologies, public bodies strongly believe that collaboration and communication between the departments and between government agencies and citizens will hold the maximum potential. This is slowly followed by adoption of services, which will facilitate information management mechanisms such as record keeping.
Migration towards cloud computing is a tough task for government organizations, as it requires a fundamental shift in the way people are perceiving IT. Information technology is considered as a utility rather than an exercise. The customers experience a huge transition with the implementation of the cloud based systems. The transition from the CAPEX model to an OPEX model, results in a predictable monthly expenditure. Though the challenges in the government sector are no different from that of the private sector, yet the implementation issues in these two entities are different. The issues related with procurement and security is louder in the government organizations.
In 2018, Asia Pacific region and Middle East and Africa region is expected to be the largest market for government cloud. On the other hand, Europe is expected to witness an increase, in terms of revenues, in the adoption of cloud in government agencies. The government cloud market, in North American region, is expected to substantially grow in the next five years.
MarketsandMarkets.com provides this basic information from its latest research report. The Government Cloud, Global Advancements, Worldwide Market Forecast & Analysis (2013 2018) " report is now available for sale. There has been a drastic shift on the spending on data centers towards assets that are accessed on government cloud. This offers a huge opportunity for the IT services providers, who are implementing these cloud environments. As well, there are huge opportunities for the software suppliers, who are specifically targeting the public sector.
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