IDC & Salesforce release research that measures the impact of the Salesforce ecosystem

KZO Drive is extremely excited to be a part of the Salesforce ecosystem. As a new app in the Salesforce App Exchange, we look forward to contributing to these great outcomes!

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS:

The report offers compelling stats related to the enormous size of future opportunities and supports the transformation (we’re leading, together) toward a new cloud-based, customer-first partnership:

  • Today, public cloud computing accounts for less than 5 percent of IT spend. But despite its small share of the $2 trillion IT market, it is growing at 4.5 times the rate of IT spending since 2009, and expected to grow more than 6 times the rate of IT spending from 2015 through 2020.
  • More than 70% of IT spending is tied up with maintenance of legacy systems and routine upgrades.
  • Organizations that purchase cloud computing subscriptions also spend funds on ancillary products and services, from additional cloud subscriptions and professional services, to software applications, hardware and managed services.
  • By 2020, for every dollar earned by Salesforce, the company’s ecosystem will gain $4.14.

Additionally, statistics…

  • Four million AppExchange app installs: Salesforce customers have installed apps from the Salesforce AppExchange — the world’s longest-running and largest business apps marketplace — more than 4 million times
  • One million Trailhead badges earned: Customers, partners and developers have earned 1 million badges on Trailhead, the Salesforce self-guided learning and training environment. This highlights the huge demand for Salesforce skills and the size of the highly-skilled global Salesforce economy

View the full report here and follow the conversation at #SalesforceEconomy, #apps4all, #Trailhead and#MyTrailblazerStory.