Service companies are competing in a market full of opportunities yet fraught with challenges, including an increasingly competitive landscape, continued pricing pressures, and new cloud-based delivery models, as well as the convergence of software and services. As integration of business and IT is pushed to the forefront, service providers are required to deploy new technologies and innovative solutions while controlling cost to maintain profitability. IDC's Worldwide Services research leverages the collective wisdom of 120 analysts in 52 countries to help service vendors adapt to these shifting industry forces. This research sizes and forecasts the global services market and provides strategic advice that product, marketing, and planning professionals need to succeed.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
Business and IT consulting
Support and training
Current and future market trends of services in major regions of the world, including top 10 predictions for the coming year
How enterprises buy services and evaluate service providers
Emerging service opportunities such as business analytics, environmental sustainability, the midmarket, and emerging geographies
Competitive strategies and market perception of service vendors
Competitive analysis of top 10 service vendors
Worldwide Services Industry Forecast and Analysis
Competitive Analysis of the Top 10 Service Vendors
IDC Predictions for the Service Marketplace
Customer Spending Intentions
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 most significant global and regional trends shaping the services industry?
What are the size and growth rates of the worldwide services industry by service segment and geographic region?
How can service firms successfully partner with other service firms and with IT product vendors?
Who are the top service players in the world and why?
Which service firms are rebalancing their service portfolios and geographic footprints to respond to new market needs?
How can an IT product company successfully compete in the services market?
What strategies are being adopted by service vendors to address the growing need for green IT services?
What upcoming business models do we expect will emerge in the evolving services industry?
IDC's Coverage of the Worldwide Services Industry
IDC's Worldwide Services research examines how worldwide service providers are positioning themselves to compete in the worldwide services market. This service reviews strategies and future direction of providers in this market. Examples of companies covered include:
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