China IT Services Market Share, 2015
As the macroeconomy entered a period of slow but steady growth, the IT services market as a whole fell below expectations in 2015, which led IDC to lower its market growth expectations in the current research. However, with the maturing of various 3rd Platform technologies and a general wave of digital transformation involving the integrated application of these technologies, a lot of demand has been released from Chinese enterprises. Cloud, Big Data, and mobility are the main driving forces behind all this. Growing attention to security issues at the national level is both a driver and a factor of uncertainty in the future growth of the market, leading international vendors to collaborate with local vendors in different ways. Project-oriented markets, especially IT consulting, custom application development (CAD), and systems integration (SI) services, have already begun to help customers to conduct business at the planning and implementation stages. Inevitably, outsourcing services will be more closely combined with cloud services, while support and training services will be increasingly oriented to customers from the internet industry. "Digital transformation will be the mainstream in the development of the entire IT market in the next few years, and the IT services market will benefit as a result. End users and service providers alike will have to increasingly face the opportunities and challenges brought by digital transformation. For a policy-oriented market such as China, its model role is very clear. Success stories will successively arise from each industry, setting signposts and then heading for promotion in the entire industry," said Richard Zhao, senior research manager, Enterprise System Service Research, IDC China.