Gartner has carried out a new study of the Cloud market that predicts that it will reach a whopping 397.4 billion dollars in 2022. But this data, which in itself is interesting, is nothing compared to the growth we are experiencing: in 2020 an increase of 23.1% was registered compared to 2019, going from 270,000 million dollars to 332,349 million. Growth for 2022 is estimated at 19.6%.
The growth rates are spectacular and give us a very clear idea of where the market is going. The pandemic has not only consolidated the growth of everything related to the Cloud in the business world as an adequate solution for its processes but has also raised expectations even more. With more and more companies going digital, this market can be expected to continue on the path of growth for many years to come.
Of all the cloud segments, software as a service (SaaS) remains the largest in the market, forecast to reach $ 122.6 billion in 2021. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and desktop as a service (DaaS) will experience the highest growth in 2021, 38.5% and 67.7% respectively because CIOs need to scale the infrastructure that supports moving complex workloads to the cloud and the demands of a hybrid workforce.
There is no doubt that the economic, organizational, and social impact of the pandemic will continue to serve as a catalyst for digital innovation and the adoption of cloud services for years to come.
The growth of SaaS is also measured in terms of adoption, ie do customers use more, less, or the same number of SaaS products? The number and type of users of SaaS products have increased rapidly in recent years.
This type of service was positioned as ideal for SMEs and startups, at least at the beginning of time, but companies of any size see the advantages of SaaS as an acceptable and affordable solution that enhances agility and digital transformation. Some interesting facts :
- The SaaS marketplace is currently growing by 18% every year.
- By the end of 2021, 99% of organizations are using one or more SaaS solutions.
- Almost 78% of small businesses have already invested in SaaS options.
- SaaS adoption in healthcare is growing at a rate of 20% per year.
- 70% of CIOs say that agility and scalability are two of the main motivators for using SaaS applications.
There is a relationship between staff size and SaaS adoption. We’ve hinted at it before, and the main reasons for doing so are as follows. Smaller organizations tend to work on a limited set of projects that, not surprisingly, require a limited set of products.
As the organization grows and the number of teams increases, users working on different projects may have their own requirements for SaaS tools. To avoid issues such as unauthorized software adoption, including cost and security, large organizations make it easy to provision many SaaS resources as needed.
No SaaS solution offers all the functionality you need to solve it all. Users who rely on multiple SaaS solutions to address their technology requirements can adopt multiple products designed for the same target audience and application use cases.
In short, SaaS offers a number of important advantages for companies, such as greater strategic value compared to on-premises software deployments. For example, software deployment time is reduced from several weeks or days to a few minutes.
There is a host of enterprise SaaS solutions that offer users a diverse set of resources to meet different demands. This achieves the highest levels of employee engagement and a better customer experience.