IDC Expects an Average Yearly Growth Rate of 37,5% of the Cloud Services Market in Bulgaria for the Period 2014–2019

IDC Cloud Leadership Forum 2016 took place at Sofia Hotel Balkan on May 17th. Cloud Leadership Forum is a leader-driven platform for the ICT community in the CE region to share the latest developments and emerging applications and to collaborate, network, partner, and shape the industry’s ecosystem together. The event was organized by IDC Bulgaria and sponsored by Stone Computers, Schneider Electric and VMware.

Marina Kostova, Senior Research Analyst, Storage, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions at CEMA opened the event, followed by Ivaylo Nikolov, Head of Cloud and Mobile Department at Stone Computers, Georgi Balkandzhiev, Senior Manager Cloud Operations at VMware for the entire EMEA, Eduard Bodor, Data Center Business Development Manager for Central Europe at APC by Schneider Electric.
Neli Vacheva, country manager at IDC Bulgaria, Vihren Slavchev, CEO and co-founder of Mnemonica, Dimiter Kadanoff, general manager at OneBit Software and Marin Roglev, Technical Services Server Аdministration Мanager, EMEA at Avon took part in the panel discussion dedicated to best cloud practices.
IDC expects an average yearly growth rate of 37,5% for the cloud services market in Bulgaria over the period 2014–2019. Meanwhile the traditional IT services market is expected to grow with only 8,5%. The integration of cloud services with analytical technologies, IoT and mobility will continue to be the main driving force for growth.