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TIFCA’s Client-to-Cloud Ecosystem Report

Drive This First

TIFCA recognizes that the Client-to-Cloud Revolution is a very ambitious vision that will require diverse ecosystem participation. This huge vision requires an achievable beginning while our membership grows and develops.

Our next step was to identify short term objectives to pursue and determine what kind of industry engagement we could expect.

Three Prioritized Objectives


Create once, reach all in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution.A write-once reach-many client device ecosystem” refers to the ability for application and content creators to create once, and have their application automatically work on all devices according to that device’s ability and ergonomics.


Client-to-Cloud Ecosystem-Wide Needs AssessmentClient devices like PC, console, mobile, stand-alone immersive tech, and more have unique user experience needs. These needs need to be identified so the client-cloud ecosystem is delivering what is necessary for products to work.


Client to Cloud EcosystemThe client-to-cloud journey requires an expansion and rethinking in how compute experiences are made and delivered. Cultivating ecosystem is about generally educating and helping enable this ecosystem’s roadmap for the future.


Which ecosystem objectives do industry want to drive in TIFCA?


This is a major priority for us and the strategic importance for my organization is clear.

The connection and benefit to my organization is clear and I want to learn more.

I fully understand this, and my organization could be interested.

I don’t fully understand how this pertains to my organization and need more information.

I understand it and I don’t think my organization would get value from this.


75% of the respondents indicated that they are “interested” or “very Interested” in driving a write-once reach-many device ecosystem. 7% were “neutral” which is another way of saying they could be interested and want to learn more. 7% were “unsure” which means they could be interested, but they don’t fully understand what is being asked. Just 11% had “no interest” at all.

Over 60% of the respondents are either “very interested” or “interested” in helping define deliverables for the ecosystem with a nearly equal balance between the two. 25% were “neutral” which is an indicator that there could be interest. 4% were “unsure” and 11% had “no interest”.

Almost 65% are either “very interested” or “interested” in getting started on general ecosystem development, with 25% being “neutral” and effectively saying there could be interest. Only 11% had “no interest”.

The answers affirm the short-term objectives as being relevant and applicable, though we believe the nature of what each member of the ecosystem does changes how likely they are to connect with a specific objective. For example, a specific topic may be outside of a respondent’s area of expertise and they are more likely to connect with something else.

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