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Introduction

Ovum's IT services research includes all publicly announced contracts with values of more than $1m. This report provides an insight into deal signings by vendor, client, value, region, and IT services type and solution area for March 2015.

Highlights

  • The total contract value (TCV) of deals announced in March 2015 decreased 15% compared to the same period in the previous year. The telecoms sector contributed 15% to monthly TCV. European clients were the biggest spenders on IT services contracts during the month.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain an understanding of all deal types in all IT services domains, including infrastructure, applications, and BPO.
  • Gain an insight into global markets, including North America, Europe, MEA, and emerging markets in Asia-Pacific and South and Central America.
  • Learn to plan your strategy according to competitors' major deal announcements.

Key questions answered

  • What major IT services contracts were announced during March 2015?
  • What deals are set to expire, and when?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Analysis

  • IT services TCV decreased 15% year-on-year to $6.2bn
  • The number of deals valued between $1m and $5m increased significantly
  • TCV of network management deals increased significantly year-on-year
  • There was notable activity in the telecoms sector
  • Ark Data Centres secured the biggest share of the month’s TCV
  • The volume of deals signed with durations of between one and three years decreased year-on-year
  • Monthly TCV in Europe increased year-on-year
  • Of the contracts expiring in the next six months, 23% are for application development
  • Of the contracts set to expire in the next six months, 58% involve defense clients

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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