Brazilian systems integration firm Dedalus, which specializes in cloud computing solutions, expects to grow 40% this year, hitting 16mn reais (US$9mn) in revenues, company president Maurício Fernandes told BNamericas.
The executive also forecast a good scenario for 2012, when the company predicts that revenues will increase to 20mn reais, repeating this year's double-digit growth.
Fernandes said Dedalus' main goal for the upcoming year is to be seen as a full-fledged cloud computing firm, not only a cloud reseller. The company's main platforms are Amazon Web Services and Google Apps.
"In 2012, we will start offering Dedalus' proprietary products, based on traditional platforms," the executive said. "We'll also bet on the continued growth in demand for Google and Amazon."
Services, tourism and finance are the company's main business verticals, according to Fernandes.
Dedalus' president sees increasing maturity in Brazil's IT market and is optimistic regarding the pace of cloud implementation in the country.
"Brazil is better positioned concerning cloud than its Latin America partners. I'd say 2011 was the year to convince reluctant executives of the cloud's benefits. 2012 will be the year to come up with new ways take them to the cloud."
The company added 150 cloud clients in 2011 alone. Its base now totals 220 clients.