This IDC Survey analyzes the survey results for the government sector in Italy and Spain to help IT suppliers as well as solution, marketing, and sales executives better target their offerings and go-to-market approaches to the needs of IT and business executives in central and local governments. It found that:
- Security and compliance top the list of business priorities, while citizen experience enhancement ranks ahead of cost cutting for the first time in a few years, particularly among regional and local government executives.
- Public cloud adoption advances faster in regional and local government. Central governments focus on private and community clouds as part of datacenter consolidation and shared services programs.
- Internet-of-Things (IoT) use cases such as smart street lighting and public safety drive investment, but technical, governance, and regulatory challenges prevent their full potential in terms of operational impact from being realized.
IDC's European Vertical Markets Survey is a landmark study of IT solutions, investment priorities, and emerging technologies in over 80% of the Western European economy. It covers areas such as:
- Key business priorities, the role of line-of-business (LOB) managers in IT decisions, IT budget direction, channel selection, and an assessment of the major technology suppliers supporting digital transformation
- Short-term investment plans for traditional technologies, spanning hardware, software, IT and business services, and telecom services, as well as security priorities and a wide range of industry-specific solutions
- Current adoption and future deployment plans for the four pillars of IDC's 3rd Platform (cloud, mobile solutions, social, and Big Data)
- A detailed analysis of implementation plans and use cases for the IoT
- An initial assessment of the major enablers of digital transformation, including familiarity, adoption, and future deployment plans for a range of Innovation Accelerators, including the IoT, cognitive systems, robotics, 3D printing, and natural interfaces