This report provides a guide for understanding Gartner vertical industry market segmentation, definitions, research methodologies and metrics that form the basis of vertical industry market research and enterprise IT spend forecast statistics.
Benchmarking is a widely practiced, yet often misunderstood, method to assess supply chain performance. To realize its full potential, supply chain executives must approach benchmarking as a strategic initiative to improve end-to-end supply chain performance.
Many midmarket CIOs are stuck in a cost-cutting cycle driven by simple expense-line trimming not tied to business outcomes. They struggle to fully exploit the use of information technology throughout the enterprise. A new holistic approach to IT optimization is needed that balances cost-efficiency with opportunities to enhance business value.
Growth of the cloud services marketplace continues. Enterprise budgeting, spending and procurement are diversifying across the areas of public, private, hybrid and community clouds. Technology services providers must seize the opportunity presented by this adoption to help clients adapt their environments and apply cloud services effectively, efficiently and appropriately in line with the transformational journey of IT through the digital business era.