Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Vertical Industries

Published: 22 May 2019

ID: G00390203

Analyst(s): Sylvain Fabre, Hanna Karki, James Ingham, Neha Gupta, Rika Narisawa, Lisa Unden-Farboud, Jeff Casey, Grigory Betskov, Irma Fabular, Alexander Hoeppe


This report provides a guide for understanding the 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.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Vertical Industry Market Overview

Notable Changes


  • Vertical Industry Market Statistics Methodology
    • Forecasting Methodology Overview
    • Enterprise IT Spending Flow From Gartner Overall IT Spend
    • Internal Services
    • Vertical-Specific Software
    • Market Share and Market Size Overview


  • 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
    • Healthcare Providers
    • Insurance
    • Manufacturing and Natural Resources
    • Retail
    • Transportation
    • Utilities
    • Wholesale Trade
  • Enterprise IT Spending Forecast Component Definitions
    • Internal Services
    • IT Services
    • Software Definitions
    • Device Definitions
    • Data Center System Definitions
    • End-User Spending Definitions
    • Telecom Service Definitions

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