The penetration rate of cloud-based office applications is 8% of users other than in India and China, and that rate is forecast to reach 33% by 2017 and 60% by 2022, Gartner says. "I believe the shift to mobile devices will accelerate the adoption of cloud office systems, though local apps today rule there as they do the desktop," David Linthicum writes. "... Cloud office app adoption will grow more slowly than other cloud computing categories. We're too embedded with our existing applications to give them up so easily. However, most of us will eventually make the move."