IDC Spending Guide

Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide: Government

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The Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide: Government provides an in-depth industry market forecast for 3rd Platform and emerging technology growth across the following markets: mobility, big data and analytics, social, IoT, artificial intelligence, AR/VR, 3D printing, security, and robotics. This comprehensive database delivered via IDC's Customer Insights query tool gives ICT suppliers and investors all the tools necessary to develop a wholistic understanding of new and emerging market opportunities in government alongside traditional technologies, including the migration of ICT to the cloud.

Markets Covered


This product covers the following segments of the 3rd Platform government market:

  • 9 regions: United States, Canada, Japan, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, PRC, and Asia/Pacific
  • 2 industries: Federal/central government and state/local government
  • 2 subindustries: Civilian government and defense
  • 7 functions: Defense, government social programs, public administration, public safety, public works and services, resources and environment, and tax and revenue
  • 2 platform groups: 2nd Platform and 3rd Platform
  • 3 platform categories: 2nd Platform, innovation accelerator, and pillar
  • 11 platform details: 2nd Platform, 3D printing, AR/VR, big data and analytics, cloud, AI, IoT, mobility, robotics, security, and social
  • 3 technology group: Hardware, software, and IT services
  • 2 delivery types: Cloud related and noncloud/other
  • 6 years of data

Data Deliverables


This spending guide is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative. The following are the deliverables for this spending guide:

  • Annual five-year forecasts by region, industry, subindustry, platform group, platform category, platform detail, and delivery type delivered twice a year

About This Spending Guide


IDC's Worldwide 3rd Platform Spending Guide: Government provides guidance on the expected technology opportunity around this market at a regional level and a total worldwide level. Segmented by industry, subindustry, platform, and delivery type, this guide provides IT vendors with insights into both large and rapidly growing market segments of the 3rd Platform government market and how the market will develop over the coming years.

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Market Analyst

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Research Manager, Customer Insights and Analysis (META), IDC

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Group Manager, IT Spending, IDC Japan

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