This IDC Energy Insights study provides an analysis of the results of the annual IDC Energy Insights Survey. Analysis is focused on the oil and gas industry and on 44 interviews carried out between August and October 2012. The scope of this study is to understand IT budget allocation and evolution, criteria for selection, and satisfaction with primary IT suppliers among oil and gas enterprises in Western Europe. This study also includes an analysis of enterprise and LoB solutions investment plans for the near future, as well as oil and gas firms' propensity for the four pillars of the 3rd Platform: cloud, mobility, Big Data, and social media.
"The oil and gas industry in Western Europe is facing myriad challenges, both internal and external," said Gaia Gallotti, research manager, IDC Energy Insights. "Specifically pertaining to their IT departments, Western European oil and gas firms revealed 'delivering required service level as expected by business' and 'retention of talents' will be the two most critical challenges for the next 12 months."
Advanced authentication, Big Data analytics and discovery, Endpoint security, Enterprise mobility, Global IT and economic markets, IT operations and implementation, Identity and access management, Messaging security, Network security, Parallel and distributed file systems, Project and portfolio management, Security and vulnerability management, Server virtualization, Social networking, Storage Services, Supply chain management applications, Virtualization, Web security