About the IDC MarketScape on Cloud Professional ServicesThis IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the worldwide cloud professional services market. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses each vendor relative to the criteria and to one another. The framework highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market in both the short term and the long term.
About IDC MarketScapeIDC 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.
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Source: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2013 Vendor Analysis, by Gard Little, Chad Huston, Rebecca Segal, IDC Doc# 242401, Aug 2013. This can be downloaded at http://idcdocserv.com/242401e_IBMContact: For more information: