Despite the pervasive automation of business processes that has taken place over the last two decades, people and their experiences, understanding, and insights are a uniquely valuable asset. The challenge for organizations is to gain value from people by providing the right tools, culture, and IT ecosystem for employees, business partners, suppliers, and customers to communicate and collaborate. IDC's European Social Business and Collaboration Solutions service brings together in-depth coverage of enterprise social software trends as well as traditional collaborative applications, and focuses specifically on the European region to cover market trends, adoption challenges, and hot spots for vendor revenue growth.
- Enterprise social software, team collaborative applications (TCA)
- Email applications, conferencing applications, instant communications applications (messaging applications)
- Social business technology adoption and cultural evolution
- The impact of enterprise social software, mobile, and SaaS/cloud computing on traditional collaborative applications
- The intersection of enterprise social software with enterprise applications, CRM applications, and business analytics
- European Collaborative Applications Forecast, 2015–2019
- European Software Survey 2014: European Attitudes, Activities, and Intentions Around Social Business
- Social Business: Objectives, Maturity Model, and ROI
- IDC MarketScape: Social Business in Europe
- European Buyer Case Studies for Social Business
- European Enterprise Social Software 2014 Vendor Shares and Forecast 2015–2019
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment. European Social Business and Collaboration Solutions.
- What are European organizations' key attitudes, activities, and intentions around collaboration and enterprise social software?
- What are the business use cases and spending trends for collaboration and enterprise social software?
- How can vendors maximize sales growth in emerging and maturing collaborative market and customer segments?
- What is the impact of cloud computing and cloud-scale collaboration and social solutions on buyer dynamics?
- How will collaborative applications and social solutions support innovation management?
- How are organizations driving value and adoption of enterprise social networks (ESNs)?
IDC's European Social Business and Collaboration Solutions service reviews strategies, market positioning, and future direction of several providers in the enterprise collaboration and social software market, including:
Actiance, Adobe, Alcatel-Lucent, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Atlassian, Attachmate, Attensity, Avaya, BlueKiwi, Brainshark, Cisco, Citrix, Communispace, Critical Path, EMC, EpiServer, Google, Harmon.ie, HP, Huddle, IBM, InterCall, IntraLinks, Ipswitch, Jive Software, Lithium, Live World, Microsoft, Moxie, Myriad, NewsGator, OpenText, Oracle, QAD, Quest Software, Rocket Software, Saba Software Inc., Salesforce.com, Sendmail, Socialtext, Telligent, Unisys, VMware, Yammer, and Zoho.
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