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ICT Opportunities Across European Vertical Markets

ICT Opportunities Across European Vertical Markets

IT & Communications (ICT) investment across vertical markets will outpace Europe’s average gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Compared to the organisation for economic co-operation and development’s (OECD) nominal GDP forecast between 2014 and 2016 of %, the total ICT spending by industries in Europe is expected to grow at faster pace of an average year-on-year (YoY) of 􂀀% between 2014 and 2019.

Five industries offer strategic opportunities for the ICT community. These are the ICT, energy and utilities, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing industries, all of which lead the drive in digitalisation of a connected society.

Emerging technology trends create tactical opportunities for the ICT community. Information technology (IT)-based and software-based requirements stem from the digitalisation trend across industries, Internet of Things (IoT) fulfilment, and an eventual IT/Operational Technology (OT) convergence.

Winners in the ICT community must be agile in organisation, technology portfolio, and customer acquisition. A few notable market leaders are Ericsson, Cisco, and Deutsche Telekom Group.

Communications service providers face the biggest challenge in retaining and growing its share of vertical markets ICT investments. Those with limited scale and portfolio offerings face the highest risks of irrelevance.

The ICT industry is poised for a shake-up. New types of stakeholders will be formed and the consolidation of traditional market leaders will intensify this year, leading to innovations in business models in applying new technology.

About this report

This research service complements a recent market engineering report (MA35-67) on the total ICT spending in connected industries in Europe. It examines the drivers for ICT adoption in key industries, as well as how key technology trends influence different industries. Beyond the race to capture Connected Car in the automotive sector, other industries offer significant potential for the ICT community. These are energy and utilities, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. The ICT winners must be agile in organisation, technology portfolio, and acquisition of customers.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Implications for ICT Industry Participants
  • 2014 ICT Spending Across Connected Industries
    • Factors Shaping Vertical Market Investments
    • ICT Spending and Percent Spending to Nominal GDP
      • Table ICT Spending in Connected Industries: ICT Spending and Percent Spending to Nominal GDP, Europe, 2011-2019
    • ICT Spending by Industry
    • ICT Spending by ICT Components
    • ICT Spending by Country
      • Table ICT Spending in Connected Industries: ICT Spending by Countries, Europe, 2011, 2014 and 2019
    • Top 9 Countries in ICT Spending
  • Quantifying Strategic ICT Opportunities Across Connected Industries
    • ICT Opportunities in Connected Industries
  • Quantifying Strategic ICT Opportunities Across Connected Industries-ICT
    • Technology Drivers in the ICT Industry
    • Top 4 Drivers Explained
    • Drivers for Communications Hardware Spending
    • ICT Spending in the ICT Industry by ICT Components
  • Quantifying Strategic ICT Opportunities Across Connected Industries-Energy & Utilities
    • Technology Drivers in the Energy & Utilities Industry
    • Top 4 Drivers Explained
    • Examples of Energy & Utilities Investment Plans
    • ICT Spending in the Energy & Utilities Industry by ICT Components
  • Quantifying Strategic ICT Opportunities Across Connected Industries-Healthcare
    • Technology Drivers in the Healthcare Industry
    • Top 5 Drivers Explained
    • Key Stakeholders in Healthcare and Related Applications
    • ICT Spending in the Healthcare Industry by ICT Components
  • Quantifying Strategic ICT Opportunities Across Connected Industries-Manufacturing
    • Technology Drivers in the Manufacturing Industry
    • Top 4 Drivers Explained
    • ICT Spending in the Manufacturing Industry by ICT Components
  • Quantifying Strategic ICT Opportunities Across Connected Industries-Transportation
    • Technology Drivers in the Transportation Industry
    • Top 4 Drivers Explained
    • Total ICT Spending in the Transportation Industry by ICT Components
  • Quantifying Tactical Opportunities Across Connected Industries-By ICT Components
    • ICT Spending by Industries
    • Technology Impact on ICT Components
    • Technology Impact on Communications Services
    • Technology Impact on IT Hardware
    • Technology Impact on IT Software
    • Technology Impact on IT Services
  • Quantifying Tactical Opportunities Across Connected Industries-By Selected Countries
    • ICT Spending by Geographic Regions
      • Table ICT Spending in Connected Industries: ICT Spending by Geographic Regions, Europe, 2014-2019
    • Top 10 ICT Spending by CAGR-Germany
    • ICT Spending by Industries and ICT Components-Germany
    • Top 10 ICT Spending by CAGR-Poland
    • ICT Spending by Industries and ICT Components-Poland
    • Top 10 ICT Spending by CAGR-UK
    • ICT Spending by Industries and ICT Components-UK
    • ICT Opportunities
  • ICT Spending Market Forecast Methodology
  • Market Engineering Industry and ICT Component Scope
    • Industry Definitions
    • ICT Component Definitions
  • Technology Drivers Definitions
  • Technology Drivers on Connected Industries
    • Technology Drivers in the Construction Industry
    • Technology Drivers in the Education Industry
    • Technology Drivers in the Financial Services Industry
    • Technology Drivers in the Government Industry
    • Technology Drivers in the Hospitality & Leisure Industry
    • Technology Drivers in the Natural Resources Industry
    • Technology Drivers in the Professional Services Industry
    • Technology Drivers in the Retail Industry
    • Technology Drivers in the Wholesale & Distribution Industry

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