This IDC study provides an overview of external disk systems spending trends and forecasts for 11 vertical markets in the top 5 Western European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.) for 2011–2016. A detailed analysis of trends and assumptions by vertical market in Western Europe, consistent with this study, can be found in the recently published IDC's Western European Vertical Markets, External Disk Systems Spending, 2011–2016Forecast (November 2012).
Vertical markets covered include discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, retail/wholesale, financial services, business services, transport, communications, utilities, government and education, healthcare, and other.
"Financial services will continue to represent the best opportunity in terms of incremental spending across all countries, with overall higher growth expected in the U.K. and Spain, while spending in this sector will be particularly sluggish in Germany," said Serena Da Rold, program manager, IDC European Vertical Views. "Communications will generate the second-largest incremental opportunity in the forecast period, with strong growth particularly in the U.K. and Germany."