Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology Guide: Vertical Industries

Published: 11 August 2011

ID: G00216292

Analyst(s): Marianne D'Aquila, Derry Finkeldey , Venecia Liu , Vittorio D'Orazio , John-David Lovelock , Anurag Gupta , Robert L. Goodwin, Jeffrey Roster, Susan Cournoyer , Christine Arcaris, Robert Anderson , Kenneth Brant , Rika Narisawa , Rishi Sood


This report provides a guide for understanding Gartner vertical industry market segmentation, definitions, research methodologies and metrics that form the basis of industry market research and forecast statistics.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Vertical Industry Market Overview
  • Accessing Vertical Industry Statistics


  • Vertical Industry Market Statistics Methodology
    • Forecasting Methodology Overview


  • Forecast Currencies
    • Exchange Rates
    • Research Metrics

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Enterprise IT Spending Forecast Segmentation
    • Enterprise IT Spending Segmentation
    • Vertical Industry Market Segmentation
    • Geographic Segmentation
  • Vertical Industry Market Classification
    • Vertical Industry Market Segmentation
  • Vertical Industry Market Definitions
    • Banking and Securities
    • Communications, Media and Services
    • Education
    • Government
    • Local and Regional Government
    • Healthcare Providers
    • Insurance
    • Manufacturing and Natural Resources
    • Retail
    • Transportation
    • Utilities
    • Wholesale
  • IT Spending Forecast Component Definitions
    • Internal Services
    • IT Services Definition
  • Hardware Definitions
    • Personal Computers
    • Printers, Copiers, Multifunction Products
    • Servers
    • Storage
  • Software Definitions
    • Enterprise Application Software
    • Infrastructure Software
    • Vertical-Specific Software
  • Telecommunications Definitions
    • Telecom Equipment
    • Telecom Services

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