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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Cloud-Based Application Development Services

出版商 IDC 商品編碼 321036
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 12 Pages
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雲端基礎的應用開發服務的優點及缺點 The Benefits and Drawbacks of Cloud-Based Application Development Services
出版日期: 2014年12月12日 內容資訊: 英文 12 Pages



企業擴大了應用開發 (AD)服務及PaaS(platform-as-a-service)或雲端技術的利用。其中多是為了達成企業目標,確實雲端基礎的AD服務的策略性運用有幾個優點,但同時也存在風險。





  • 設定果斷目標的企業
  • 阻擋的2個課題
  • 與企業目標關聯的課題點燃新的策略
  • 雲端基礎的AD服務帶來的優點和風險
    • 優點:彈性、速度、前期投資的降低
    • 風險:資料安全、變更管理、未來的現金流量




  • 相關調查
  • 摘要


  • 圖:主要企業目標
  • 圖:企業策略實行的主要課題
  • 圖:應用開發服務的利用
  • 圖:應用開發用雲端基礎的服務引進
  • 圖:雲端基礎的虛擬開發及試驗的支出額
Product Code: 252999

This IDC study highlights key trade-offs that IT decision makers face with cloud-based application services. IDC data has shown that enterprises are expanding their use of application development (AD) services as well as the use of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) (or cloud) technologies, largely in response to corporate imperatives. But while the strategic use of cloud-based AD services has merits and helps organizations achieve their business objectives, it also introduces risks. This study outlines key benefits and drawbacks that IT decision makers should keep in mind with cloud-based AD services as well as offers guidelines to consider before moving forward with the strategy.

"Adoption of cloud-based application development (e.g., PaaS) tools has enabled organizations to streamline application development activities and generate business value. The adoption has forced traditional application development service providers to beef up their capabilities to meet growing demands, and the attractiveness of using cloud-based application development services is permeating throughout the custom application development services market," explains Pete Marston, research manager at IDC. "But while adopting cloud-based application services may seem like a no-brainer for many organizations, organizations must think through the adoption process very carefully to ensure they can achieve measurable and realistic business results as well as steer clear of common pitfalls that could undermine corporate imperatives."

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Situation Overview

  • Organizations Set Bold Goals for 2014
  • Two Key Challenges Stand in the Way
  • Corporate Imperatives and Associated Challenges Spark New Tactics
  • Cloud-Based AD Services Yield Benefits and Risks
    • The Benefits Center on Flexibility, Speed, and Lower, Up-Front Capital
    • Risks Include Data Security, Change Management, and Future Cash Flow

Future Outlook

Essential Guidance

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  • Related Research
  • Synopsis

List of Figures

  • Figure: Top Corporate Imperatives
  • Figure: Top Challenges for Executing Corporate Strategy
  • Figure: Use of Application Development Services
  • Figure: Cloud-Based Services Adoption for Application Development
  • Figure: Spending Dedicated to Cloud-Based Virtual Development and Testing
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