The Worldwide Digital Transformation Spending Guide examines the digital transformation opportunity from a use case — technology, industry, and geography — perspective. This comprehensive data service delivered via IDC's Customer Insights query tool allows the user to easily extract meaningful information about the digital transformation market by viewing data trends and relationships and making data comparisons.

Markets and Technologies Covered

  • 12 technology markets across hardware, software, and services categories: hardware — cloud infrastructure, enterprise hardware, other hardware, and personal devices; software — application development and deployment, applications, system infrastructure software, and other software; and services — business services, IT services, other services and materials, and connectivity services
  • 19 industries: Banking, insurance, securities and investment services, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, construction, resource industries, retail, wholesale, professional services, personal and consumer services, transportation, healthcare provider, media, utilities, federal/central government, state/local government, telecommunications, and education
  • 350+ DX use cases, including Advanced digital simulation, asset instrumentation, autonomous mining, augmented virtual experience, autonomic supply network optimization, digital grid simulation, digitized workforce management optimization, emergency response system, frictionless content realization, in-store contextualized marketing, intelligent and predictive grid management, quality and compliance, root cause, self-healing assets, and smart warehousing
  • 2 transformation types: DX and non-DX
  • 3 platforms: 2nd Platform, 3rd Platform, and innovation accelerators
  • 2 deployment types: Cloud related and noncloud/other

Geographic Coverage

  • 17 geographies 9 regions and select countries: United States, Canada, Japan, Western Europe (Benelux, France, Germany, Nordics, Southern Europe, United Kingdom, and the rest of Western Europe), Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, PRC, and Asia/Pacific (ANZ, India, and the rest of Asia/Pacific)

Data Deliverables

This spending guide is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. The following are the deliverables for this spending guide. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative:

  • Annual five-year forecasts by region, technology, industry, transformation type, platform, and deployment type, delivered twice a year
  • Annual five-year forecasts by region, technology group, industry, use case, and deployment type, delivered twice a year

Key Questions Answered

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  1. Which technologies are transitioning and supporting digital transformation initiatives faster?
  2. What digital transformation use cases are biggest by industry versus faster growing?
  3. What are the different levels of digital transformation maturity across geos globally?
  4. How do I prioritize my technology and service positioning based on mapped support of specific digital transformation use cases by industry?
  5. Where should I focus my resources (R&D, sales, and marketing) to be the most productive in driving digital transformation growth initiatives and projects?
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