Gartner Research

The Western European Industrial Products Industry, Part II: Country Analysis

Published: 27 March 2000

ID: G0086220

Analyst(s): Norbert Scholz


This Perspective reviews and analyzes current demand-side dynamics for IT in key countries (France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom) within the Western European industrial products industry. It also presents a quantitative analysis of user requirements for IT products and services and provides strategic background information on the industrial products markets in these countries. The statistics for this Perspective are based on interviews with IT professionals at 30 European industrial products manufacturers. Dataquest's multidimensional analysis includes economic data, key industry trends, end-user requirements and technology dynamics that collectively influence investment levels and receptivity to technology-enabled business solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Study Objectives
  • Methodology
  • Demographics
  • Major Findings
  • IT Spending
    • IT Spending by Component
    • IT Spending by Application Area
  • IT Initiatives
  • Project Support
    • E-Business
    • SCM Activity
    • CRM Activity
  • Industrial Products Supply Chain
  • Outsourcing Business Functions
  • Vendor Analysis
    • Recognition of Vendors
    • Vendor Use and Satisfaction
  • EAS Trends
    • EAS Vendors
  • Country Overview
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • United Kingdom
    • Other European Industrial Products Manufacturers
  • Dataquest Perspective
    • Dataquest Recommendations

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