The cloud market in South Africa is maturing, due to increasing competition with established vendors.

If it remains obvious that, budgets remain under pressure and projects become smaller; it is also true that, the South African IT market shifts from IS outsourcing to managed and datacenter services. also observes a number of international and new local providers entering the market. Meaning that, the market is expanding and the cloud market in South Africa is maturing.
As, a unique objective reference for organizations and professionals, when it comes to tools and solutions to draw value-added in their activities,, has captured some important figures from the new IDC report entitled 'South Africa Cloud, Hosted, Managed, and Outsourced ServicesMarket 2012 Analysis and 2013–2017
Forecast .
According to this document, the value of the combined IS outsourcing, managed services, and hosted services market in South Africa is expected to increase 10.9% year on year in 2014 to total $2.8 billion.
IDC highlights these forecasts , believing that this rapidly increasing maturity of the IT market will continue to drive demand for such third-party support, with datacenter services in general and hosting infrastructure services in particular gaining considerable momentum over the coming years.
Others key figures show that, the value of the cloud services market in South Africa is set to grow to $229.69 million in 2014, with a continued focus on public cloud software as a service (SaaS) spending. IDC expects the market to see an increase in spending on private cloud services in 2014 and beyond, while hybrid solutions will likely become the preferred cloud option for many organizations.

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