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Cloud Computing - In the Eye of the Storm

  • Published: August 2012
  • 13 Pages
  • Mine2Capital

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  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Rackspace
  • SAP
  • VMware
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MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR MARKET – NOW IN NASCENT STAGE
Forrester Research predicts that the global Cloud Computing market will grow from $ 40.7B in 2011 to $ 241B by 2020. Both Gartner and Merrill Lynch’s (Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s) research predict the Cloud Computing market will be worth $ 150B - $ 160B by 2013. Forrester’s prediction stands at a more modest below $ 100B USD for 2013. Most market forecasts are that the total cloud services market will reach approximately $ 45-50B in revenue by 2013/2014, including the Bain forecast.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS – PAVING THE ROAD AHEAD
The top 10 acquisitions in the cloud arena total over $ 13.7B. SAP A.G., the German software giant, heads the list with a planned acquisition of Ariba, a company which provides software solution for Procurement Management Process, for a whooping price tag of $ 4.3B. SAP also coughed up a neat $ 3.4B in February, 2012, for its acquisition of SuccessFactor, which provides software for Human Resource Management. Oracle acquired Taleo, provider of Talent Management and Recruitment software, for $ 1.9B in 2012, in succession of its $ 1.5B acquisition of RightNow in READ MORE >

Introduction

Short History

Cloud Delivery Models

Major Players

Near-Term Catalyst

Future And Investment Opportunities

Companies To Watch

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- Oracle
- Microsoft
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