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Network Life-Cycle Services

IDC's Network Life-Cycle Services provides strategic customer insights, competitive market share analysis, vendor profiles, and in-depth market forecasts for both the enterprise and the service provider markets for consulting and integration. Leveraging ongoing interactions with customers, vendors, systems integrators, channel partners, and service providers, this program analyzes professional services opportunities around wireline and wireless network convergence, datacenter networking, software-defined networking, hybrid WAN strategies, 5G, IoT and cloud implications for the network, enterprise mobility, and unified communications strategies on a worldwide and regional basis. For the service provider segment in particular, this program tracks carrier-managed services and hosting contracts, market growth drivers, regional demand differences, and key alliances and partnerships.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Worldwide enterprise network consulting and integration
  • Worldwide telecom infrastructure outsourcing services
  • Worldwide unified communications professional services
  • Impact of SDN and network virtualization on NCIS
  • Hybrid WAN strategies
  • Enterprise mobility demand and vendor selection criteria
  • Network optimization services
  • Datacenter network transformation
  • OSS/BSS and network transformation services
  • NEP strategies for moving up the services value chain in the telecom market
  • Development of tools, processes, methodology, and automation for services delivery

Core Research

  • Worldwide Enterprise Network Consulting and Integration Services Forecast and Analysis
  • Worldwide Telecom Network Consulting and Integration Services Forecast and Analysis
  • Worldwide Cloud Network Consulting and Integration Services Forecast and Analysis
  • Worldwide Datacenter Network Services Forecast and Analysis
  • Worldwide Service Provider Managed Services Forecast
  • Worldwide Network Consulting and Integration Services MaturityScape
  • Telecom Infrastructure Outsourcing Forecast and Analysis
  • Worldwide Network Consulting MarketScape

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. What impact will network virtualization have on network consulting and integration services?
  2. What impact will network sharing have on network services in the telecom market?
  3. How will automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence impact service delivery tools, processes, and people?
  4. Which vendors may be best positioned to lead the mobile enterprise professional services market?
  5. How will datacenter virtualization and cloud adoption impact demand for network support and professional services?
  6. How will hybrid work environments (campus, branch, remote) impact enterprise and service provider networks?

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Meet the Experts
Curtis Price

Program Vice President, Infrastructure Services

Leslie Rosenberg

Research Vice President, Network Life-Cycle Services and Infrastructure Services