This IDC study focuses on the horizontal solutions investment plans of vertical markets in 2015, covering storage, ERP, CRM, document life-cycle management, unified communications, and BI/analytics solutions. It draws on the results of IDC's European Vertical Markets Survey carried out between August and October 2014 in the top 5 Western European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.) among 1,588 companies with more than 10 employees. Results are provided for the following vertical markets: financial services, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, telecom/media, utilities/oil and gas, retail/wholesale, professional services/transport, healthcare, and government/education.
"As economic conditions improve, Western European companies need to upgrade their IT solutions. However, not all sectors offer the same market opportunities," said Giacomo Laurini, senior research analyst, IDC European Industry Solutions.
Analytic applications, Content management, Customer relationship management applications, Data protection and recovery software, Disk storage, Enterprise resource management applications, Market intelligence, Sales operations, Unified communications and collaboration