The market for IT services in the EMEA utilities industry makes up over half of the total IT spending. In fact, according to the "Worldwide Utility IT Spending Guide, 2010-1015, Version 2" (Document # EI236026), the EMEA market for IT services to the utilities industry will reach $9.7 billion at the end of 2013. The new report presents an analysis of IT service providers’ quantitative and qualitative characteristics to provide metrics and context for utilities evaluating vendors in this area, and will help analyze vendors' comparative success in the marketplace and anticipate vendors' offering evolution. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market in both the short and long term.
"When selecting IT service providers, utility companies need to first consider their own company strategy and objective, as well as organizational and process maturity, IT enterprise architecture and application strategy. This provides guidance for their specific procurement strategy," said Roberta Bigliani, Head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, IDC Energy Insights. "Overall, IT service providers need to support utilities in coping with their business imperatives and in securing the flexibility and business agility needed to perform in the evolving market context.”
The new MarketScape can support utility companies in their internal evaluation process of suppliers, in order to:
- Get a first independent assessment of IT service providers in the EMEA utilities market
- Integrate the list of companies they might request proposals from
- Leverage criteria in their own individual evaluation process
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 a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
About IDC Energy Insights
IDC Energy Insights assists energy businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the utility and oil and gas industries. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-ei.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 508-935-4400. Visit the IDC Energy Insights Community at http://idc-insights-community.com/....