We are also seeing the 'app-ification' of IT services, especially when working to link legacy and SaaS offerings to enable business processes. This market is expected to grow by 33 per cent by 2016.
Traditional IT will still be a factor. Gartner estimates 40 per cent of IT departments will be looking at implementing a 'hybrid integration platform' for the consistent management of Cloud and non-Cloud services by 2017.
Fujitsu is naturally looking to push its own Cloud services to this end, Bazin boasting that the company is looking to spend $2 billion in Cloud services over the next two years. He estimates that businesses should be able to deliver 70 per cent savings on their operational expenses.
"We want to allow business units to make 'bring-your-own-Cloud' a reality," he said.
This aggregation of Cloud services will be a key part of the industry ahead, and sophisticated systems will be required to ensure provisioning and reporting are handled correctly, alongside the management and integration of existing resources.
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.