Draft Report prepared for Brocade Communications and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and distributed to the OECD Initiative on Digital Data Innovation
Robert B. Cohen, Senior Fellow, Economic Strategy Institute, May 23, 2016
This review analyzes enterprises’ and service providers’ spending in the New IP economy. If focuses on the spending required to create cloud services for internal use in the enterprise and to offer cloud services, in the case cloud service providers and telcos. The review is based on our previous study1 of the demand for cloud services. Here, we examine the software, services, servers and other inputs needed to develop cloud services within the firm or to purchase them from external cloud service providers, both cloud service providers such as Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Google, as well as telcos that will offer cloud services to their customers.
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