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. As the benchmark for consistent, detailed market data across six continents, the Worldwide Black Book offers a profile of the ICT market in each of the countries where IDC is currently represented.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
Hardware: Servers, storage, printers/MFPs, PCs, monitors, smartphones, and tablets/eReaders
Packaged software: Applications, application development and deployment tools, and system infrastructure
IT services: Planning, implementation, support services, operations, and training and education
Telecom equipment, mobile phones, and telecom services (fixed line and wireless)
Quarterly Delivery of Worldwide ICT Spending Forecasts
Worldwide Black Book
Quarterly ICT Spending Update
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.
Key Questions Answered
What are the key emerging markets and ICT hotspots around the world?
What proportion of overall ICT budgets are allocated to hardware, software, and services spending?
How do Asia/Pacific and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) differ in ICT investment strategies?
What is the impact of economic trends on ICT spending, including the impact of the debt crisis in Europe?
Which market sectors are expected to enjoy the largest share of investment in the next five years?
IDC's Worldwide IT Spending Patterns: The Worldwide Black Book (Standard Edition) service examines IT spending patterns and forecasts across the following country markets:
Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, the United States, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
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Whether you are a technology buyer or provider, IDC Insights' research translates today's global end-user requirements and trends into business opportunities for your organization. With dedicated businesses targeting energy, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail, IDC provides unmatched integration of global technology and vertical industry expertise to deliver industry-specific customer intelligence that gives clients a powerful business advantage.