Cloud professional services revenue grows by double digits as pandemic increases demand for cloud migration

Cloud professional services market summary

Market overview

In the most recent iteration of TBR’s Cloud Professional Services Market Forecast, we projected the market would grow at an 11.7% CAGR between 2019 and 2024 as vendors balance the effects of COVID-19 with rapid growth in digital transformation. Opportunity for benchmarked vendors comes from the large number of customers still operating on premises, which leads to the need for advisory, consulting and implementation services, as plans to shift to the cloud come to fruition. Additionally, the pandemic will likely have many businesses reevaluating their IT road maps, causing an inevitable uptick in cloud adoption. As a result, cloud managed security and application services, especially during a new working-from-home reality, will prove opportunistic for benchmarked vendors. Meanwhile, for existing cloud users, the need for hybrid and multicloud environments will necessitate ongoing integration and management needs from technology-neutral vendors.

Market disruptors

Changes in general purchasing habits brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have proved disruptive for many professional services vendors; however, the market is expected to rebound quickly as customers replace legacy IT systems with cloud solutions. As a result, managed cloud services is expected to be the fastest-growing subsegment of the cloud professional services market, especially as hybrid IT sprawl intensifies. However, some other submarkets, primarily application development and maintenance, will feel some pressure from automation, especially as adoption of cloud-native technologies rises and plays a role in suppressing labor-driven resources.

TBR’s Cloud Professional Services Benchmark covers the professional services that are critical to enabling customers to take advantage of available technology as well as the market opportunity that exists for firms that cater to service needs. Additionally, the benchmark analyzes the size, growth and leading providers of services around cloud environments.

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