Healthcare providers are the top users of public clouds, says analyst firm IDC.

The outfit’s new “Worldwide Semiannual Industry Cloud Tracker” reports that growth in cloud spend across four industry sectors – finance, healthcare, manufacturing and the public sector – is ratting along at US$22.5bn a year with expected growth of 24.3 per cent.

The tracker considers an “industry-specific, cloud-based, pre-integrated, elastic, scalable set of capabilities/resources/information” and spans IaaS, SaaS and PaaS.

Health accounts for nearly half of the spend, well ahead of the other three sectors.

Here’s the tale of the tape.

2018 Total Industry Cloud Spend in US$bn

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