Gartner market insight: The impact of cloud computing in retail

Gartner market insight: The impact of cloud computing in retail


Retail, like virtually all other industries, is awash with stories about the emergence of cloud computing. Much has been written about the ability to remove cost or to greatly speed up implementations. However, the retail executive tends to be very sceptical of such claims. Early wins for SaaS initiatives are largely based on BI and analytics initiatives. However, these early efforts were not so much about developing a transformational approach to software as they were a way of getting proofs of concepts launched. Many of these proofs of concepts have now emerged as fully operational projects, while still operating in a SaaS model. From this small base, the industry could potentially greatly expand its use of the cloud, thereby creating opportunities for T&SPs and rattling longstanding software dynasties based on classic software licensing models.

21 Oct 2011
18 Aug 2010
3 Page(s)
White Paper
Already a Bitpipe member? Login here

Download this White Paper!

By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.

You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Safe Harbor