IT Services and Applications Market Research Reports

The most significant changes that IT brings to different processes and services in organizations are through new-age services and applications such as the cloud, M2M interactions, analytics, and data centers. These are transforming sectors such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and ERP, Enterprise Integration and Middleware Tools on a global scale.

Frost & Sullivan’s Information Technology research and consulting programs look at conventional and unconventional technologies, with specific focus on top-level potential disruptors such as cyber security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things. In the IT Services and applications market, we look at, among other segments:

  • CRM
  • ERP
  • Managed Network Services
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Managed Security Services

We work closely with the world’s largest IT firms and upcoming disruptive start-ups to predict macro and micro trends related to products, services, technology and business models that can define growth. Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement. Our research spans broadly across the sector and provides deep insights into specific markets in the most significant areas of IT and the IT industry.

  1. 10 Apr 2019  |  North America  |  Strategic Forecasting

    In Search of the Edge - Demystifying Edge Compute Infrastructure

    The edge appears to be everywhere these days. Industry pundits and vendors talk about edge computing and edge networking, edge devices, and edge security. But what are we all talking about? Definitions of “the edge” bring to mind the fable about the blind men describing an elephant. Each description reflects the provider’s limited perspecti...

  2. 07 Mar 2019  |  North America  |  Strategic Forecasting

    Intelligent Cloud Management - Improving the Business Experience Using Analytics and AI

    Most enterprises don’t have the time, interest or skill to continually monitor their cloud environments for efficiency—for example, to ensure that their instance sizes are adequate as application usage fluctuates; that they aren’t running idle virtual machines (VMs); or that they aren’t paying more than they need to. To help customers optim...

  3. 28 Nov 2018  |  North America  |  Strategic Forecasting

    State of the Cloud 2018 - Results from the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey

    For businesses operating in 2018, the “cloud journey” has been superseded by the “digital transformation journey.” Rather than an end unto itself, the cloud is now recognized as a means to achieving the agility, speed to market, innovation, and value they need to compete in the digital economy. Cloud services provide a strong foundation to ...

  4. 13 Jun 2018  |  North America  |  Strategic Forecasting

    2018 Big Data and Analytics Survey: Angst Over Privacy, Security, Audit Compliance

    For the fifth consecutive year, Stratecast’s Big Data and Analytics group conducted its annual BDA survey. In this year’s survey, Stratecast asked high level executives, involved with BDA and purchasing decisions, topics on: --IS/IT and Business Priorities --Big Data and Analytics Usage and Plans to Implement --Perceptions and Opinions about ...

  5. 16 May 2018  |  North America  |  Customer Research

    North American Mobile Enterprise Applications, 2018—A Survey of Customer Preferences, Plans and Impacts

    Pervasive Use of Mobile Worker Apps is Driving Digital Transformation, Employee Productivity, and Customer Engagement

    The future success of North American businesses rests in large part on their ability to truly mobilize their employees. Smartphones and tablets are not enough--It is the application software those devices enable that increasingly makes the difference between winners and losers in a high stakes economy driven by an ever more demanding customer base....

  6. 14 Dec 2017  |  North America  |  Strategic Forecasting

    Everyone Wants “Real-time Analytic Insights” - But Which Architecture Will Get You There?

    The lack of consensus with regard to real-time analytics technologies is creating a barrier to entry for those who wish to deploy it. This report is designed to be meaningful and useful for anyone engaged in exploring, selecting, specifying, deploying, and managing solutions to provide organizations with real-time analytic insights. The report di...

  7. Artificial intelligence (AI)—especially machine learning technologies as applied to advanced analytics—provides a way to transcend the limitations of human analysis, and evolve from a data-centric IT to an information-centric IT. AI provides the capabilities to deliver a true intelligence technology: one that, once trained, requires no human in...

  8. 18 Aug 2017  |  North America  |  Strategic Forecasting

    2017 Big Data Analytics Survey: Big Data Beginning to Dominate but Issues Arising

    Stratecast’s fourth BDA survey data indicates that nearly all companies, regardless of vertical, are considering implementing BDA, are in the process of implementing BDA, or have implemented BDA solutions. In fact, most respondents surveyed consider BDA the most important technology, compared to other technologies in their organizations. However,...

  9. 30 May 2014  |  North America  |  Customer Research

    The Impact of Social Media on External Communications in the Corporate Environment

    Uncovering Use Prevalence and Methods of Organizational Use

    The primary aim of this research service is to gauge the use trends of social networking within a business context, specifically related to external communications. The study analyzes how social media is used to drive external client relations, measures the prevalence of social media engagement tool use, evaluates social media engagement tools, and...

  10. 23 May 2014  |  North America  |  Customer Research

    The Impact of Social Media on Internal Communications in the Corporate Environment

    Uncovering Use Prevalence and Methods of Organizational Use

    The primary aim of this research is to gauge the use trends of social networking within a business context, specifically related to internal communications. The study covers drivers for social media use, prevalence of engagement, and management tool use as well as factors used to determine social media. About 60% of companies use social media for i...