In-Stat: Healthcare to spend $518M on cloud services in 2015

If the service provider industry is looking a new vertical segment to chase for cloud service opportunities, they should look no further than the healthcare industry. A new In-Stat study, "Healthcare and Social Services Spending on Telecom Services: Wireline Voice, Wireline Data, Wireless, Cloud Computing, and VoIP by Size of Business," has forecast the healthcare industry will spend $518 million on IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) in 2015.

While wireless made up 40 percent of the healthcare and social service vertical's almost $16 billion telecom spending budget, cloud computing and managed services spending continues to rise. By 2013, the healthcare industry will spend over $1 billion on cloud computing services.  

Greg Potter, analyst for In-Stat, said that the healthcare industry's "demand for cloud computing services in particular has exploded and we see nothing that would indicate that the trend won't continue at least through 2015."

For more:
- see the release

Download our eBook: Cashing In On the Cloud Services Opportunity

Related articles:
ATIS Cloud Services Forum tees up CDN-I standard to ease OTT, telepresence service use
GSA migrates email service into Google's cloud
US Signal adds cloud services to its growing service portfolio
Verizon Q2: Cloud services and FiOS fuel the wireline engine

Suggested Articles

Verizon and Google have teamed up for a symbiotic relationship that puts Google's Stadia gaming system into the hands of new Fios subscribers.

In order to combat "data-in-motion" security threats, Privafy announced its cloud-native security application to take on legacy security vendors.

CenturyLink announced it has won a task order to provide secure connectivity to the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity's learning network.