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European Enterprise Communications Survey, 2020: Attitudes Toward Network Infrastructure and SDN

By: Sylvia WünscheSenior Research Analyst, European Telecommunications and Networking

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This IDC Survey analyzes network infrastructure and software-defined network (SDN) trends in Europe and identifies opportunities for the next two years. It is based on IDC's 2020 European Enterprise Communications Survey.

IDC's European Enterprise Communications Survey is an annual survey and a "must have" for any technology provider. It identifies organizations' priorities around enterprise communications services including telecommunications, collaboration, cloud, network, and life-cycle services. It also provides an overview of companies' network investment strategies, challenges, and service provider preferences.

Results are available for 12 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., the Czech Republic, Poland, and Russia), six verticals (finance, manufacturing, the public sector, retail/ wholesale, business services, and transport), and six business size segments (50 to 99 employees, 100 to 249 employees, 250 to 499 employees, 500 to 999 employees, 1,000 to 4,999 employees, and 5,000 or more employees). More segmentations are available on request.

"Organization are focusing on wireless network investments to enable digital workplaces. SDN deployments in WAN are also key priorities to lower costs, optimize WAN traffic, and reduce WAN complexity to move toward more agile, software-driven networks. Vendors that can pitch the value of their solutions to address key challenges around security, network transformation, and automation will be well positioned in the coming years," said Sylvia Wünsche, senior research analyst, European Enterprise Networks and Life-Cycle Services.


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