A roundup of cloud computing forecasts for 2013

Time-to-market, more flexible support for business strategies by IT, and faster response time to competitive conditions are combining to accelerate cloud computing adoption today.

Of the enterprises I’ve spoken with over the last several months including several Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses just beginning to evaluate cloud-based CRM and manufacturing systems, one message resonates from all of them: they need enterprise applications that keep pace with how fast they want to move on new business strategies.

The latest round of cloud computing forecasts reflect the urgency enterprises have of making IT a foundation for strategic business growth.

The following is a summary of the latest cloud computing forecasts and market estimates:

  • Public cloud spending will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.4% from 2011 to 2016, accounting for 17% of all IT product send by the end of the forecast period.  46% of all …