According to the latest research from Gartner 10.2% of external IT services spending is going on cloud computing.
The worldwide study suggests that suppliers need to have strong cloud strategies as businesses are increasingly moving away from traditional IT models. Rather than owning the assets and paying license fees they are seeing the value of cloud services, which include pay as you use pricing.
This fits neatly with Gartner's prediction that 30% of IT services will be industrialised by 2015.
The cloud must have risen above hype by now. Read on to see what I mean.
Forrester also recently commented on the upheaval to the IT services space that cloud computing will contribute to.
Sourcing consultancy TPI has even launched a dedicated cloud computing unit and the service providers are clearly getting ready for the growth in cloud services.
For example I recently visited a Capgemini datacentre that is geared up for an increase in demand for cloud services.
Capgemini has an interesting cloud computing deal with Royal Mail.
I wrote a blog back in June about which suppliers might be ready to satisfy cloud services demand.