The cloud computing and SaaS markets are growing to sky-high proportions. Forrester Research has estimated that come 2020, the cloud computing market will be a $241 billion behemoth. Cloud computing and SaaS have both caught their stride by promising applications and infrastructure at a fraction of the cost and without the need for clunky hardware and bulky software licenses.
There are a host of vendors out there ready to capture the massive market opportunity that the cloud and SaaS create. This list comprises the cloud and SaaS vendors that have made the biggest splash both in the market and with the channel, from massive mainstays like Dell, HP and IBM to up-and-comers in the enterprise cloud space like Google, NetSuite and Workday.
Whether it’s productivity apps in the cloud, cloud services or SaaS-based on-demand CRM, these vendors seized a market in transition and did it well. These are the big boys, the ones you need to know about.