Europe, Middle East and Africa Industry Cloud Strategies

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Anielle Guedes

Senior Research Analyst, IDC’s EMEA Cross-Industry Research lead in the Industry Insights Group

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Massimiliano Claps

Research Director

IDC's Europe, Middle East and Africa Industry Cloud Strategies will analyze the industry cloud offerings available in EMEA. Industry clouds are intended as sector specific functionalities, configuration/implementation templates, data models, etc. that cloud service providers (in particular PaaS and SaaS providers) have in their portfolio. It will analyze the number of sectors that the cloud service providers deliver industry-cloud solutions to and where these solutions are available in EMEA. The service will also analyze the type of capabilities that they offer, whether they are full-fledged applications with industry-specific logic, or data models, or deployment templates. It will analyze how cloud providers partner with professional services companies to sell and deliver industry-cloud solutions. This theme will be a collaborative effort between the European Cloud team, which has deep expertise in cloud suppliers and the Insights team, which has the in-depth knowledge of specific sectors' industry-cloud capabilities and strategies.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Industry-cloud vendors' sector coverage
  • Industry-cloud solution availability across countries in EMEA
  • Industry-cloud vendors' competitive differentiators
  • Industry-cloud vendors' partnerships to accelerate market success

Core Research

  • Industry clouds in EMEA: the market landscape
  • Industry clouds: solution capabilities and go-to-market models
  • Industry clouds: the role of professional services firms
  • Best practices in Industry Cloud adoption in EMEA

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 are industry clouds? And what is their level of adoption in EMEA?
  2. Which sectors do cloud vendors provide industry-clouds for, in EMEA?
  3. In which EMEA countries are industry-cloud solutions available or planned to be available?
  4. What types of capabilities are industry-clouds delivering: industry data models, pre-configured workflow, etc.?
  5. How do industry-cloud vendors differentiate their solution roadmaps, messaging and partnerships to grow their market share?
  6. What is the role of professional services companies to help enterprises implement, manage and realize the benefits of industry cloud offered by CSPs?