European IT Opportunity: Professional Services Vertical Market
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IDC's European IT Opportunity: Professional Services Vertical Market report series provides a comprehensive view of this industry sector focusing on data and analysis at the subindustry level (e.g., recruitment, accounting, legal, IT, consulting, architecture, and engineering). The research identifies opportunities for revenue growth through in-depth demand-side analysis of ICT adoption and investment trends, supported by analysts' opinions on implications for suppliers to the fragmented professional services vertical market in Western Europe. The analysis covers IT spending based on primary end-user surveys and interviews and continuous monitoring of the market aimed at identifying key business issues and ICT buying behavior. The analysis delivered in this research leverages methodologies developed in the IDC European Vertical Markets team.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Market structure of the Western European professional services vertical market including demographic information by subindustry
  • IT market size and forecasts for Western European professional services subindustries (recruitment, accounting, legal, IT, consulting, architecture, and engineering)
  • Business and IT trends across the professional services subindustries in Western Europe
  • User views and survey results for the professional services vertical market

Core Research

  • Western European Professional Services Vertical Market Structure Indicators: A Demographic Overview
  • The Importance of IT for Business Enablement Across Western European Professional Services Companies
  • IT Solutions Investment Plans in Western European Professional Services Companies
  • Western European Professional Services Sub-Industries IT Spending Forecast, 20142019

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

  1. How is the Western European professional services vertical market structured?
  2. How much do Western European professional services companies spend on IT by country and subvertical?
  3. What are the key business trends and ICT investment directions in Western European professional services companies?
  4. In which IT solutions is the professional services vertical market investing?
  5. Can a powerful combination of mobility, cloud computing, data analytics, and social business create more collaborative, responsive, and adaptable professional services companies?

European IT Opportunity Professional Services Vertical Market


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