Since 1989, IDC has supported ICT suppliers and financial investors with our industry-standard study on the state of ICT spending in every region around the world. The Worldwide Black Book is IDC's quarterly analysis of the status and projected growth of the worldwide ICT industry in 54 countries. Additionally, the Premium Version of the Worldwide Black Book provides market sizing and forecasts for cloud services by country, quarterly IT spending by region, annual worldwide IT vendor market share analysis, and an annual index of ICT penetration (the Information Society Index), providing ICT suppliers and investors with all the tools necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of all global macrolevel market trends.
Packaged software: Applications, application development and deployment tools, system infrastructure
IT services: Planning, implementation, support services, operations, training, and education
Cloud services: SaaS, IaaS, PaaS
IT vendor market share
IT and Internet market penetration
Cloud Services Forecast and Analysis
Vendor Market Share Report
Information Society Index
Quarterly Worldwide ICT Spending Updates
IT Survey Reports
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Key Questions Answered
What is the impact of economic trends on ICT spending and the adoption of public cloud services?
What is the projected growth of IT spending by quarter, and which regions/markets are subject to the most seasonality?
Which vendors have the largest share of worldwide ICT spending?
Which market sectors and suppliers are expected to enjoy the largest share of investment in the next five years?
What proportion of total IT spending is transitioning to cloud delivery models, and what is the relevant growth by region of SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS?
This service reviews strategies, market positioning, and future direction of the largest providers in the ICT industry, including:
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