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IDC MarketScape on Worldwide Cloud Professional Services Market Evaluates a Record Number of Providers

(PresseBox) (FRAMINGHAM, Mass, ) International Data Corporation (IDC) has published its 2016 MarketScape report profiling and positioning providers in the cloud professional services market. IDC research indicates that both cost management and financial/funding strategies were valued most highly by customers, on average, across all cloud professional services providers evaluated. Likewise, buyers told IDC they believe vendor success in the cloud professional services market comes from a combination of capabilities including consulting/technical skills and functional knowledge.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2016 Vendor Assessment (IDC #US40149616) evaluates the offerings and prospects of seventeen vendors' relative capabilities and strategies. This was a new record number of participants, up from fifteen in IDC's 2014 evaluation. These providers were evaluated using detailed criteria that IDC identified as key factors contributing to vendor success in the worldwide cloud professional services market. The vendors included in the analysis are Accenture, Capgemini, CGI, Cisco, Dell, Deloitte, EMC, HCL, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, KPMG, Microsoft, NTT DATA, PwC, TCS, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro.

The IDC MarketScape methodology positioned Accenture, Deloitte, HCL, IBM, NTT DATA, and PwC in the "Leaders" segment.

"When buyers were asked what characteristics were required for a cloud professional services project to be successful, at a worldwide level, the number one characteristic was 'project value delivered for fee paid' followed by 'provide functional insights and competence,'" said Gard Little, research director, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services. "These two items indicate that buyers believe success will come from a combination of consulting/technical skills as well as functional knowledge."

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

For more information about IDC MarketScapes, please contact Karen Moser at kmoser@idc.com.

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