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May 2014

Opportunities and threats to cloud storage adoption in Turkey

The cloud storage market is fairly new, but a thriving one in Turkey. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), Turkey’s cloud services market is expected to reach $79.49 million in 2014, a doubling of cloud spending in 2012. IDC also expects spending on cloud services in Turkey to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 37.4% over the 2012-2017 forecast period. SMEs in Turkey have embraced cloud applications much more quickly than big corporations, often because their organisations are more flexible, and their IT and human resources infrastructures are more limited. For that reason cloud services can be an opportunity for SMEs to access high quality IT services with a relatively low investment. That said, unless an SME produces large amounts of complex data and needs lots of CPU power, cloud storage is still often more expensive than running in-house servers. Concerns over cloud services There are, however, concerns about cloud storage and services in Turkey. In addition to generally-held worries over cloud storage ...

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