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Market Definitions and Methodology: Vertical Industries


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.

Published: 27 September 2021

ID: G00746625

Analyst(s): Rika Narisawa Irma Fabular Venecia Liu Gregor Petri Inna Agamirzian Alexander Hoeppe Jeff Casey James Ingham Sandeep Unni Rajesh Narayan Ethan Cohen Ted Chamberlin Christian Hestermann Andrew Steadman Moutusi Sau Seth Feder Lisa Unden-Farboud Kelly Calhoun Williams Daniel Snyder

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