'Cloud' services become even more widely used

The masses are still buying into the cloud and it has been estimated that cloud services as a whole could reach upwards of $100 billion this year.

Gartner have stated that they estimate the public cloud services sector will grow nearly 20 per cent this year to $106bn worldwide

Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) has more than ¾ of the market, mainly due to cloud advertising being a subsection of this.  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing, and is expected to rise over 45% in 2012.

It is frustrating however that, as with everything at the moment, the IT sector, will have to worry about the endless recession issues. Western Europe is the slowest to improve and Asia has many challenges too. North America will be the largest cloud consumer using up more than half of the worldwide services from 2010 to 2016, while emerging markets like India, Indonesia and China will also be large users.