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In 4Q18, Ovum surveyed 100 Italian enterprises and government entities to discover their ICT spending priorities, service provider selection criteria, and digital plans. This document discusses these enterprises' plans around cloud and security.


  • Multicloud management and integration are top challenges and opportunities. This is a recurring theme. Enterprises are struggling with multicloud integration and management. Cloud integration is a fast-growing opportunity for ICT providers (especially connecting data and applications across multiple clouds). Managed cloud services are also expected to show robust growth.
  • The biggest differentiators in security will be deep understanding of industry-specific regulation and vertical knowledge. This is key for Italian enterprises looking for a security partner, especially within regulated industries.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the top opportunities for cloud, network, and security services in Italy.
  • Analyzes the top challenges for cloud, network, and security services in Italy.

Key questions answered

  • What main challenges will service providers face in Italy when engaging enterprises on security, networks, and cloud?
  • What will be the biggest driver of spending growth in security, network, and cloud services in Italy?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Digital Enterprise Services Insights: Network, Cloud, and Security in Italy, 2019–20

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