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15 Nov 2016

New IDC MarketScape on Internet of Things Consulting and Systems Integration Services Evaluates 15 Providers

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 15, 2016 – International Data Corporation (IDC) has published a new MarketScape report evaluating the offerings and prospects of 15 leading Internet of Things (IoT) consulting and systems integration service providers.

The IDC MarketScape methodology positioned Accenture, Cognizant, Deloitte, HCL Technologies, IBM, PwC, and Tata Consultancy Services within the Leaders segment.

"When buyers were asked what characteristics were required for an IoT professional services project to be successful at a worldwide level, the number one characteristic was 'ability to achieve desired business outcomes' followed by 'deliver innovation for your solution'," said Gard Little, research director, Digital Transformation Professional Services research. "Buyers are telling IT suppliers that IoT success will come from knowing how to deliver business outcomes using innovative thinking."

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis is based on a comprehensive framework designed to evaluate which business characteristics for each firm are most conducive to long and short-term success.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Internet of Things Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2016 Vendor Analysis (IDC #US41880716) evaluates the offerings and prospects of 15 vendors' relative capabilities and strategies. The vendors included in the analysis are Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant, Dell, Deloitte, EY, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT Data, PwC, Tata Consultancy Services, and Tech Mahindra.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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