European Enterprise Network Managed Services Forecast, 2014-2019
Managed network services are a crucial part of any enterprise infrastructure services landscape. The current transformation of services spending toward what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of ICT is not impacting managed network services as much as other areas such as datacenter outsourcing. As such, we continue to see growth in this market over the next five years.
The move to cloud puts the emphasis on having a robust network that delivers high-quality service to its users. This fuels growth.
Managing the network is a complex task — many enterprises do not have enough skills (or resources) to do it.
Network transformation will follow hot on the footsteps of datacenter transformation (the move to cloud). This is happening at this very moment, as enterprises have transformed parts of their datacenters and application landscapes to a great extent.