TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2020 - Market Note - Doc # US46157720
Coronavirus Impact on Global Enterprise Network Life-Cycle Services
By: Chris BarnardVice President, European Infrastructure and Communications, Roz ParkinsonResearch Manager, EMEA Enterprise Networks and Life-Cycle services, Leslie RosenbergResearch Vice President, Network Life-Cycle Services and Infrastructure Services, Sylvia WünscheSenior Research Analyst, European Telecommunications and Networking
This IDC Market Note presents our assessment of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the global enterprise network and life-cycle services market. It gives an update and outlook on pandemic developments, the possible impact on the enterprise network and life-cycle services market, and advice on what vendors should focus on.
Sylvia Wünsche, senior research analyst, IDC EMEA, says, "We do not expect a significant increase in networking and services spending, but rather a tactical spending on enterprise network initiatives to support the current move to virtual collaboration models. Once the crisis has passed, we expect to see more enterprises investing in network solutions as part of business resilience and continuity efforts."