4. Heavyweight Vendors Hold Their Place in Services
The service arms of the big, established technology vendors -- IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Oracle -- are at the top of the list of most sought-after cloud services companies by enterprises.
"Customers look to tool providers like Microsoft and Oracle for services, with the perception that SIs [system integrators] have yet to build specific granular applications utilized by customers," TBR said.
Traditional professional tech consultancies such as Accenture, Deloitte and Ernst & Young follow, trailed by India-based companies such as Infosys, TCS, CSC and Wipro.