Amazon, eBay, Google: service providers of the future?

Summary:Traditional IT service providers appear to be in the best position to lead the IT industry toward the utility computing landscape, but IDC sees things a bit differently; like the potential for some current or unknown players to emerge and disrupt the nature of utility computing. Take for instance, firms with platforms that already deliver on-demand services successfully on a global scale: Amazon, eBay, and Google.

Traditional IT service providers appear to be in the best position to lead the IT industry toward the utility computing landscape, but IDC sees things a bit differently; like the potential for some current or unknown players to emerge and disrupt the nature of utility computing. Take for instance, firms with platforms that already deliver on-demand services successfully on a global scale: Amazon, eBay, and Google.

Topics: Amazon

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Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer. Previously, he held research analyst positions in the IT industry and was the manager of marketing editorial at CBS Interactive. He's been contributing to ZDNet since 2003. Christopher received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at U... Full Bio

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