According to iiMedia Research, the global cloud computing market in 2018 reached US$305.8 billion, up 17.52% year-on-year. Among them, the size of the public cloud market grew to US$139.2 billion, up 25.41% year-on-year. It is estimated that the global public cloud market will reach US$171 billion in 2019. Compared with the global market, China's cloud computing market is still small, and the overall development speed of the industry remains at a relatively high level. As the second echelon enterprise of China's cloud service providers, UCloud enjoys the dividends brought by the rapid growth of the industry. Its business income in 2018 reached 118,743.32 million yuan, an increase of 41.39%, gross profit of 46,878.79 million yuan, an increase of 53.08%. Although UCloud has achieved profitability, the problem of excessive dependence on public cloud business is still prominent. With the increasing competition in the public cloud market, the company has to confront the low-price competition strategy of the head manufacturer, and the uncertainty of profitability has increased. iiMedia Consulting Analysts believe that there is a certain gap between the top manufacturers and the top manufacturers, and there are still many challenges in the development. However, the third-party neutrality and strong customized service capabilities can not be ignored in the field of vertical segmentation.
In recent years, China's digital transformation has continued to deepen, and the scale of the digital economy has continued to increase. Data show that in 2019, the scale of China’s digital economy reached 35.8 trillion yuan, accounting for 36.2% of GDP. In addition, the number of small and medium-sized enterprises continued to increase. At the end of 2019, the number of Chinese enterprises reached 38.583 million. iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that the number of China’s small and medium-sized enterprises is huge, and there is still room for substantial improvement in overall digitalization, and the demand for digital services of enterprises is wide. Driven by technology, policies and other factors, the China's corporate service market has broad room for development and the market blossom. The service market with certain rigid demand characteristics such as human resources, finance and taxation, and marketing is expected to take the lead in popularity and growth. In terms of market perception, as the data of iiMedia Research showed, 32.0% of workplace respondents believe that companies affected by COVID-19 will increase their attention to the corporate service market, and 23.7% of workplace respondents believe that companies will increase the investment in related services. The outbreak of COVID-19 has made more and more companies realize the importance of digital transformation, and their attention to corporate services represented by digitalization has increased, which is conducive to the market penetration of corporate services.